Sunday, December 27, 2009



A dream set in motion
by heavenly word
A child to be born
she would one day call Lord.
A dream that invited
her heart to take wing,
Seeing the time all would
see Him as King.

Did she see in her dreams
from her small, humble home
A day when this Son would
stake claim to the throne?
Did she even imagine
the way of the cross,
The pain and the heartache,
the deep sense of loss?

Though it seemed like her dreams
had just slipped through her hands,
The Maker of dreams
had a far greater plan.
A dream far more glorious
than any she'd known,
A dream for the ages
to take us all Home.

I, too, have dreamed dreams
that I thought were His will,
And I've stood in the ruins,
shattered and still.
Yet He comes to assure me
that His dream is best
He asks, as He asked her,
to trust Him and rest.

This is my poem for the poetry prompt at L.L. Barkat's blog. Please visit her. She is amazing!


The Dallas contingent arrives tomorrow. I'll be busy for a few days. What fun! See you soon.


Glynn said...

"I've stood in the ruins, shattered and still." I like the ambiguity of that -- it could be the "I" who is shattered and still, or it could be the ruins. Or it could be both. Nice.

Teena said...

stopping by to say hi. Hugs....

Loretta said...

Lovely poem. :) I hope you and your family had a great Christmas, my friend.


grammy said...

Just got caught up
love your poem
Hope you had a wonderful Holiday sweet blogger friend

Maria said...

What a beautiful poem, Linda!
I will send this to my father who thinks so much of Mary. He will love it~

In the glow of Christmas Light
~ Maria

Unknown said...

oh, you said it all so well
blessing to you as you embrace family togetherness.

Jess said...

Hope you had happy holidays...lots of love to you


Anonymous said...

I have thought so much of Mary this Christmas. "The hopes and fears of all the years"-- met not just in Bethlehem, but in her own womb-- to mother God-- it's unspeakable. Beautiful poetry.

Anonymous said...

Yet He comes to assure me

love that part