Elephant Tracks

A Tribute to My Mother’s Faith   Behind me I see elephant tracks Indenting the ground With their gravity And magnitude Magnificence and might And I know Sure-footedness Has followed behind me Unwavering and solid Safe Secure The tracks are steady and straight Steadfast and certain with their weight and wear   Beside me I…

When I Came to You

When I came to you I could only see your magnitude The all-consuming blaze of you The fire in your eyes When I came to you I could not hear above the roar Of a thousand crashing waterfalls As your voice cascaded down And caused all my words To capsize   When I came to…

Near and Far

At times you feel so near Just a whisper away Your voice like a murmur In my ear I feel you beside me Unquestionably there Leading the way Telling me secrets Confirming your presence You draw So near   Other times you feel so far away As distant as a cloud on the horizon A…

Find You

Sometimes you are found In rock-laden soil Buried deep down So that if I am to find you I must dig until my hands are raw My fingers sore   Sometimes you are hidden In fields of weeds Under gnarled and knotted roots Under years of rotted leaves And it takes patience and persistence To…

Truth

Sometimes the truth is elusive It buries itself right under my nose Exactly where I cannot see it It blinds me with its simplicity I am the way, the truth and the life It confounds me with its complexity No one comes to the Father except through me It overwhelms me with its beauty If…

In the Beginning

  In the beginning there was a baby And God said Let his name be Jesus For he will save the world He was small And portable And he slotted into my world I could take him with me Wherever I went He was no trouble at all This small Messiah What a lovely Saviour…

Waiting

This morning when I woke The sound of waiting filled the air Like a wistful whisper As ancient as time Yet as fresh as the dawning of a new day Divine It spoke of things to come Things my eyes cannot yet see Things my fingers can’t yet touch Things still in shadows Still in…

Dandelion Day

  Something was in the air Floating just above my head And it spoke of new beginnings And things that had not been before And things I had not seen before And places I had never been And sounds that were as foreign to me As any sounds could be   A voice was drifting…

Know Now

  Know now that you are beautiful Don’t wait until you meet me face to face Know now that you are perfect Don’t miss out on the beauty of this grace Know that you are welcomed Embraced and celebrated Every time I see you I rejoice For you are a daughter Like no daughter That…

Every Breath is a Prayer

  My daughter, Why are you anxious Why afraid? You were made to hold my hand And when your hand is in my hand Then your thoughts are in my thoughts And your life is in my life All the way All the way Even your breath utters my name Yahweh Yahweh   I understand…

Magic

Once upon a time I believed in magic I could almost smell it Almost taste it It was close But never close enough to touch Always at arms length always round the corner And nothing on this earth came close to the magic that I knew Was lurking Somewhere out there Somewhere just ahead But…

Swimming Pool Days

The sun shone brighter then I’m sure Reflecting off the glasshouse Beside the pool Warming us to the middle of our bones The rubber on the inner tube Was warmer then I’d swear Beneath our bare legs As we rocked back and forth One on either side In the sun The smell of mown grass…