Keep It Simple

From Proverbs 15:15:  “All the days of the poor are hard, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.”

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Life draining, more exhausted each day

Skies and mind, filling with darkest gray


Feet feeling locked, stuck in deepest mud

Fear turns on its spigot, now a flood


Advice shouts from all comers, all sides

Inner soul overwhelmed, faith divides


Daily walk, no longer stunning bright

Chaos reigns, becoming lasting night


Seasoned man, parked at Main Street’s corner

Life hits pause, who is this foreigner?


His thoughts and words, simple in their task

Holy Spirit reaches, to unmask


Keep it simple, fill your life with love

God’s peace, bringing comfort from above


In an instant, the wise sage departs

Night transforms to day, love fills this heart

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From 1 John 5:3-4:  “ For the love of God is this, that we obey His commandments.  And His commandments are not burdensome, for whatever is born of God conquers the world.  And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith.”

19 thoughts on “Keep It Simple

    • Susan, I appreciate your thoughts. This poem was written on a morning, pretty much from scratch, after my devotional and prayer time. I think the turmoil swirling around our lives finally caught up to me, and this poem served almost like a journal entry. May your week be filled with a roomful of blessings.


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