Writer’s Block is Gone for Now! Spoken Word Poetry: “In A Writing Season”

Hi everyone!

I’m back for good now and am sorry to have delayed the publishing I promised to do. I admit I struggle with the hassle of perfectionism in work, but have since learned to enjoy writing for the sake of writing. Oddly enough, the delay inspired another work I’ll publish tomorrow, but here’s the one I said I’d publish first. I hope you enjoy it and any feedback, provided it’s civil, is welcome, as I have readers of all ages and all backgrounds here. Thanks!

In A Writing Season (“I’m Just The Pen”)

In a writing season

When the words don’t come easily

About the much there is to say

When life affords much to write about/

Yet the struggle stays the same . . .

It’s finding the time to get out, to put down on paper-

Or something- what comes to mind and to try leads to

Second-guessing yourself or asking “Am I?”/

“Will what comes of my hands result in God being glorified?”

Am I pleasing Him with the way that I’m using my time?”

“What happens if I’m wrong and people find darkness looking for light?”

“Well, it’s a worth a shot, I realize.”

After all, what’s the point of wasted talent?

What’s behind having dreams if not to give God the worship

Through the work meant to result from dreams He’s given?

Very well, I see: I can’t be perfect, for only God is perfect indeed

But can lead others to the Lord through the words I’ve written/

So I will write through His inspiration

Since my life is His to do with as He wishes.

/Therefore, in all to be written, may “God be the Author and I be the pen.”

 

P.S.: If anyone is interested in the source of the quote, the 1930’s-1950’s era country music singer-songwriter Hank Williams, Senior, once said of the songs he wrote about his life and Christian faith, or something like that, “God’s the Author. I’m just the pen,” as I recall hearing on a Country Music Television (CMT) program when I was a kid and a huge fan of country music. To this day, that love remains and has inspired my writing to a degree.

 

 

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Back to Writing/Writing in Progress

Hi everyone!

As promised, I am writing again and I am not quite finished with the work yet. but something of potential good has come out of this writing season. Namely, feeling like I had to give up writing for a while because I lacked inspiration and time to do it, despite my desire to do so, put me in a stagnant frame of mind. Then again, I realize, sometimes one just has to write, as I’ve mentioned in previous work.

The Trouble with Writing

 

As such, I’ll post the work tomorrow. 🙂

God Bless, Michelle

 

 

Thank-Yous/Mercis

Hi y’all!

Whoever’s taking the time to view the works I’ve written in the past, thank you! I’ve been in a writing season, or lack thereof, and find writing- thanks in part to finding time to do that- difficult lately. A lack of inspiration as a result of busyness doesn’t help, either, and, frankly, finding that I am having trouble staying creative and finding much about which to write in the every day is frustrating. That anyone is reading my work and giving anything I have to say a chance is encouraging, especially since I want my life and work to reflect nothing but Christ and Who He is. For those who have read my work and gained something from it, especially if God used me to bring you closer to Him, that’s wonderful! Alors, je vous remercie encore! (Thanks again!)

God Bless,

Michelle

The Video I Promised

Hi, y’all!

As promised, here is the new video I mentioned! Enjoy! The text of the poem is below for those unable to access the video. Thanks!

God Bless,

Michelle

To Love Like You Do (Original Spoken Word Poetry)

 

To Love Like You Do

I don’t know how You do it

But You must see something in me

That makes me worth loving

As I often find me being lovable hard to believe.

 

But here You are, loving me with Your whole heart

And giving me nothing to fear, carrying me so far

From the broken and painful places where I got my start

That when I look back I’m amazed at where we are

And how You’ve never let me go, though I don’t often do my part.

 

Overcome by Your love, then, here I am

Brokenhearted and prideful, but wanting to start again.

I’m unable to process You casting my sins from the east to the west

By the grace of Your Son and His sacrificial life and death

Then He came back again through His resurrection, just as He had promised!

 

So I come to Your presence, expecting Your righteous judgment

After all, I know I deserve it, if I’m being honest.

But You say to me, “Child, come here to Me and receive your forgiveness,

For I see your heart is contrite and you have repented.”

Then You remind me, “Beloved, You are chosen and, therefore, cleansed.

 

Remember that, my child, and think no more on your debt.

But go sin no more and instead pursue My righteousness.”

Lord, may it be, then, that I would listen to the leading of Your Spirit

To love like You do and point the world to You, showing them Your lovingkindness.

May I put You first in all that do and Your love be my purpose

That I would live for You and ignore any other voices.

Yes, indeed, may I become as a voice in the wilderness

Living that others might see me and ask, “Who is this

That she follows? Whoever gives her life, that’s what we’re wanting.

Let us go out to seek Who this is that gave her such a joyful existence.”

 

Yes, Lord, for You give me rest and freedom from who I am

In living for myself and trying to be perfect on my merits.

Thank You, then, for reminding me that my work bears only stress

When I take back this life You gave and try for myself to be sinless.

Let me instead point the world around me to Your healing and wholeness

Where truth meets grace and Your mercy met Your justice.

 

So to love like You do and to see You move is all I ask

That only You would be my light and my salvation

That my life would be Your glorious reflection

That this broken world, seeing me, would seek You again.

For all have turned away and have walked paths of destruction.

 

Your glory and Your will be accomplished now and always, then,

Lord Jesus! Your will be done, now and forever, In Your Name, Amen.

Happy Father’s Day and Updates!

Hi everyone!

Happy Father’s Day to all of the wonderful dads out there,no matter what your role in a child’s life (or animals for pet parents!). This also includes moms being both dad and mom for their kids! God Bless you and I hope you have a fantastic day!

Also, there’s this: https://youtu.be/bPY5tYHIk0w

Basically, I’ve been writing a lot more and intend to continue, even reading and singing some of the work on YouTube.

Hopefully y’all are well, above all, and God Bless you!

Michelle