Wednesday, December 1, 2010


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.

linking to One Stop Poetry
(this is a repost from the archives)



  1. his dreams are best.
    believing this with you, today, dear linda. beautiful write. i'm sorry i haven't been visiting lately--i've been quite sick. i've missed you :) love you sister. e.

  2. I always love your writing
    very inspirational (o:

  3. I was puzzled as to why I wasn't receiving your post updates and discovered I wasn't on your follower profile. Well ... that's remedied! I enjoy your writing so much.

  4. I caught up on your last post and this one. I liked your honesty and the song. I don't get all giddy with emotion and will seem stoic when I'm crying inside. But for people like us, others can see our spirits in the simple things we do and say and I believe God wants it that way. The world would be too noisy if we were all boisterous, don't you think?!:)

    This is a beautiful poem. The poetry you and others turn out continue to amaze me.
    I don't do well with rhyming or a pattern, and do better with the haphazard way I write. Nancy taught me to "go with the flow" and I'm getting more comfortable with that.
    But I do enjoy your rhythm and flow---the imagery and message are wonderful.

  5. Love. it. Linda. Love it!! You bless, my friend... you bless!!

    Happy December (can you believe it?!), and giant hugs from your biggest Virginia fan :)

  6. I enjoyed it Linda so very much... Thanks for sharing...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
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  7. Oh, such a beautiful poem Linda. I love it! Thank you for sharing.