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5.6k · Jul 2016
the phoenix
Cynthia Jean Jul 2016
an unexpected source of beauty

nothing is ever wasted

beautiful things can come from the ashes...like the phoenix

cj 2016
as my grandmother used to say...waste not , want not
5.4k · Aug 2016
the listeners
Cynthia Jean Aug 2016
I am
so
grateful
for
those
who
listen.

Thank you all.

Sometimes
listening
might
just
save
a
life.

Might
be
the
invisible
offering
extended
enabling
one
to
hold on
for
one
more
day.

Cj 2016
taking time to care
3.1k · Sep 2016
the phoenix (10 words )
Cynthia Jean Sep 2016
unexpected beauty

nothing wasted

rising from ashes

like the phoenix. ..

Cj  2016
Cynthia Jean Jul 2016
Only ONE RACE
the HUMAN RACE.

The dividers
and conquerors
all trying to convince you
otherwise.

And they are
NEVER
on the frontlines.

They
manipulate
you
stirring up
emotions
hatred.

That people should die
for the mistakes
of the few.

God hates those who stir up strife.

The only
so-called
winners
are the manipulators
the millionaires and billionaires...

those who orchestrate
the mess
who PAY people
TO HATE...

turning them into mercenaries
MERCENARY
HATERS
AND
MURDERERS

and NOT for the reasons
they think.

The ORCHESTRATORS
don't care
ONE WHIT
about the cause

ONLY
about the
POWER and CONTROL
they
HOPE TO GAIN

when they
"HAVE TO"
quell the mess
and put out the fires

Which
THEY CREATED
by
THEIR MANIPULATIONS.

BEWARE
how people
try to use your emotions

for
THEIR GREEDY GAIN

TO CONTROL
YOU.

WE ARE ALL
ONE
RACE

THE HUMAN RACE.

Reach out
try to
LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR

YOUR BLOOD IS ALL THE SAME!

WOUNDED

ONE
DROP OF BLOOD

IT'S
ALL THE SAME.

cj 2016
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth.. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

It's like a magic formula.  Apply it to any situation, and improvement begins almost immediately.  Think of what the world would be like if we all used this as a guideline--never rude, always kind, patient...We would have heaven on earth.---Debbie Macomber
Cynthia Jean May 2016
To hear my sweet
granddaughter's voice
is such a gift
to me.
So far away
she lives
her precious face
I seldom see.

Tonight I got to
talk to her
How blessed a time
it was...
She read me
stories and prayers
and even the
23rd Psalm!

My heart yearns so
that I'd be there to
read her bedtime stories
but such a gift it was....
that she read them
to me!

cj 2016
2.5k · Jul 2016
The Guardian Cries
Cynthia Jean Jul 2016
Turn back
Turn back

He cries
All the day long

Turn back
to your Shepherd

The Guardian
of your soul

The Guardian
cries

Turn back
and follow Me....

cj 2016
I Peter 2:25
Cynthia Jean May 2016
the salt and pepper of life

the rich nuggets

precious little details
that we miss

in our overwhelm

the little jewels
of everyday life
that make it
so sweet

so
much
to
be
thankful
for

all the days of our lives

cj 2016
May God open our eyes everyday to His gifts...that we wouldn't miss anything!
1.9k · Jul 2016
the winepress
Cynthia Jean Jul 2016
poems

are like grapes

squeezed
from the winepress

of grief
and sorrow....


cj 2016
we live yet one more day to gain yet one more measure of compassion from our experiencial suffering...and to tell about it
1.9k · May 2016
a glorious...spring.... snow
Cynthia Jean May 2016
yes , it's snowing

a glorious spring snow

a gale
of flower petals

from my neighbor's tree......

cj 2016
beautiful gifts....beautiful surprises
1.7k · May 2016
sandcastles
Cynthia Jean May 2016
oh, the air is sweet
the sun is hot,and the waves come crashing in
on my sand castle

and the sky is blue,
and the gulls cry out
their grateful song

for a perfect day
for a time for building
castles in the sand

for a moment in time
for a memory

cj 2016
some of my best early memories are down at the beach and being in a creative place ...in my mind...playing in the sand
1.6k · Oct 2016
The misting (10 words haiku)
Cynthia Jean Oct 2016
Gentle, soft
       like a kiss
            a mist
                  from heaven
Rain......................................

Cj 2016
I just love rain!
1.6k · Jul 2016
my heart choice (10 words)
Cynthia Jean Jul 2016
each day
choose not worry
not fear
choose to trust

cj 2016
every day is a work in progress, and we can only live for that day...one day at a time...have a blessed day
1.6k · May 2016
a heartening....
Cynthia Jean May 2016
we are

blessed
forgiven
healed
redeemed
and crowned

we are drawn
with lovingkindness

this day
i will trust

this day
i will pour

He is

my heart's refuge....

cj 2016
blessed beyond what we could ask or think
1.6k · May 2016
my secret garden
Cynthia Jean May 2016
i see the petunias ,  lilacs and  forsythia.

the tomatoes , strawberries,  grapes and  pine cones

and the squirrels

in my garden

and i know God is there


and He brings me gifts

of flowers and sunshine

and butterflies

and hummingbirds

and sweet, sweet air

and i know God is there


He lets me play in the garden

my garden is

my art


He brings me lilies and daisies and asters

marigolds and sweet alyssum

...memories from grandmas


a magnolia and butterfly bushes

from my sons


foxgloves from a time spent with my precious friend


and bittersweet geraniums...

memories

of my mama's

grave...


cj 2016
my garden is my therapy, and God's gift to me
1.5k · Apr 2016
trusting
Cynthia Jean Apr 2016
trusting
in the midst of trials
causes
peace to flourish
and the weeds
to
die
away
.
.
.
.

cj 2016
1.5k · Oct 2016
an unexpected gift
Cynthia Jean Oct 2016
Sunlight
dancing
on the water

the sprinkling
of oil
of lavender

the gentle
stirring
of the  water

a cluster
of
jewels
sprang forth

air bubbles
like  diamonds
glistening
in the sun.


Cj 2016
The simplest things comprise such beauty!  All we need are eyes to see!
1.4k · Sep 2016
bittersweet.....treasures
Cynthia Jean Sep 2016
"once upon a times"

so many memories

wistful treasures
like tumbleweeds
blown .... by....

slipping through your fingers

yesterdays
gone by

like dust
in the wind....

cj 2016
Cynthia Jean Nov 2016
The poisonous attitude
that the world
owes
me

Entitlement.

The very best
antidote
for this
is

Thankfulness.

A grateful attitude
for what
I
already
have.

Cj 2016
1.4k · May 2016
detachment
Cynthia Jean May 2016
accepting
what we cannot
change

but giving space
to
ourselves

boundaries

from
what hurts us

what is beyond
our endurance

to bear

cj 2016
one day at a time
Cynthia Jean May 2016
But we have this Treasure
in earthen vessels
that the surpassing
Greatness of the Power
may be of God
and not from ourselves....

2 Corinthians 2:4
1.4k · May 2016
To Whisper .....Goodnight
Cynthia Jean May 2016
The soft
gentle rain
awoke me
only
to whisper
goodnight....

cj 2016
it happened just this way
1.3k · Apr 2016
my lighthouse
Cynthia Jean Apr 2016
you are my lighthouse

soooo many memories of my lighthouse

the eyes of my heart wrap themselves around you

...and the sound of the sea remains forever within me

cj 2016
a wonderful memory that makes me smile
1.3k · Jun 2016
a smile and a memory
Cynthia Jean Jun 2016
a smile
for a memory
such a small price
to pay..

cj 2016
1.2k · May 2016
Showers of Blessings
Cynthia Jean May 2016
May the Lord's blessing
be upon you both

May He always  keep you
in His care

When He sees you
may His face
always shine

And His grace
be as dew

May His loving gaze
be as the blossom
of a smile

Permeating

Your entire being
.....heart and soul

With His Peace.

cjp  2016
A friend is getting married, and so I wrote this for them....
Cynthia Jean Apr 2017
A sip of stillness
listening
for
God moments...

relax in the warmth
of the "felt"
love of Christ.

He widens my vision
to distinguish
real importance

transfusing me
with His Power
in my quest
for that Pearl
oh, yes,
the Pearl of greatest price.

Revitalize my love
for God
renew my thirst for His Word
empower my prayers
with wordless adoration..........

Overwhelmed
the inhibition over
the desert lay behind
and off I am
into the land of longing.....

I do not
cannot
speak
no words are necessary
too paltry would they be.

The dust
that becomes the diamonds
sprinkles
and comes forth.

Like the water lily
I am basking in the sun
of His Presence.

I soak up His Love
and
His Tenderness.

In this ecstasy
words
become
unnecessary.

Pain
God's megaphone
through which He speaks
to a deaf world.
(Which has shut Him out.)

To give joyous hospitality
we need silence

a simple, prayerful silence
belongs
to everybody

in our pousitinia*
we desire
to hear from our God
that still small Voice
the fulfilling
...........

I will lead her
into the desert
and tenderly speak
to her

at a loss
the Spirit intercedes for us
with sighs
too deep
for words *


inexpressible longings
God alone
understands.

Cj  April 30, 2017
* pousitania- desert
**Hosea 2:14
***Romans 8:26
1.2k · Apr 2016
Novella
Cynthia Jean Apr 2016
The time has come

I can never again be
your friend...
neither will a curse
ever pass my lips...
I will
never
be your
enemy.

I know
from time to time
a prayer
for you
will
spontaneously
rise to my lips.
Nor will I ever
attempt
to withhold
or deny it.
It is destined
and will be
delivered
to God
the giver of life.

In another life
our paths crossed...

you were once
my brother
my dearest friend
my husband
my lover...

YOU WERE THE VERY
LOVE
OF MY LIFE.

you are gone
no more to be found

you walked away

a page has turned

and it is blank

my back has turned
I walk away
God takes my hand

sometimes
He dries my tears
like now

sometimes
He carries me

other times
we walk together

I climb the stairs
I see the light

I leave the world
of
the living dead

I will
never
be the same

I am
New

Reborn.

cj   2016
written a long, long time ago, and well-survived....funny how terrible occurrences turn out to be such blessings, but you would never think it while you are going through it....
Cynthia Jean Oct 2016
My tears and My love
water your garden
each day.

Cj 2016
1.1k · Sep 2016
All the Kindreds
Cynthia Jean Sep 2016
Poetry
takes on
a life
of its own
and has the inherent
unseen
connection
with all those
willing
to receive it.

To all those
wonderful
kindred spirits
out there
who take the time
to receive
what's in our hearts
and minds

who make us feel
so not
alone
.....

and though
what we say
may not be
profound
we are treated
with value

that we
belong.

Blessings

cj 2016
1.1k · Aug 2016
sorry?
Cynthia Jean Aug 2016
over and over

I'm  sorry

again

what is that

really

?

Cj 2016
and then there are those who never even bother to say sorry  at all
1.1k · May 2016
Rest quietly...in His Love
Cynthia Jean May 2016
The Lord your God
           in your midst,
the Mighty One,
          He will save;
with gladness      
          He will rejoice
over you,
         He will quiet you
with His love,
         He will rejoice
over you
        with singing....

Zephaniah 3 :17

cj 2016
God's love is so amazing.   He puts such a value on us.....so incomprehensible.....
1.0k · Sep 2016
Nietzsche
Cynthia Jean Sep 2016
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process  he does not become a monster.

Friedrich Nietzsche
1.0k · Jun 2016
Ascribe
Cynthia Jean Jun 2016
Ascribe
to the Lord
all glory
laud and honor
He is our King
Oh bless the Lord
and worship Him
in the splendor
of His holiness....

Psalm 29:2

cj 2016
Cynthia Jean May 2016
the days and minutes
are poured out
precious little ones
they need so much

you think you will
collapse
your energy all spent
your mornings fade to night
and start again

the time goes swiftly by
those precious minutes
growing
into years

circling round and round and round


the time...it is a treasure
each memory enshrined
most days
there are no thank yous
for you-mom

the endless love poured out
the bank where it's all stored
you'll find it's  in your heart

it's not contained

for it flows on
and on  and on
and on and on and on

it never ends...

cj 2016

Happy Mother's Day, sweetie...you are a wonderful loving mother.<3
997 · May 2016
sanctuary
Cynthia Jean May 2016
in quietness
      and confidence
shall be
      your strength...

Isaiah 30:15


cj 2016
966 · May 2016
a sinking
Cynthia Jean May 2016
i feel a sinking
in my soul

i seek the
safety net

the arms
to catch me

my father's arms

i look up

blue sky

cj 2016
i always need to remember to look up
963 · Apr 2016
Words of Life
Cynthia Jean Apr 2016
Words of life

Oh let me
spread them

Fill me with
Your Spirit
....Father

Let Your Life
and love
flow through me...

Let Your Goodness
bubble over....


Let Your Joy
within

renew me.....

cj
Renewal is not just for ourselves...we are meant to pass it along
940 · Sep 2016
lullaby (10 words)
Cynthia Jean Sep 2016
the softness
of the rain
gentles
and
holds
me
dear

cj 2016
listening to the rain as a lullaby
898 · May 2016
Slappin' Time
Cynthia Jean May 2016
Windshield wipers
slappin' time
Grandpa drivin'
Grandma singin'...

Goin' home from my
weekly Wednesday visit

after my mama died...

only   allowed
one day a week
with Grandma
my mama's mama...

Always a stop
at the store
for one more
Golden book
and a roll of Lifesavers
on the way home...

and I remember
my  tears
going back  to a place
that did not feel
like home
and Grandma singin'
"You are my sunshine
my only sunshine".

My tears are fallin'
now
with the memory
of her voice
and the sight and sound
of the rain...

Grandpa drivin'
and Grandma singin'....
and those windshield wipers
they were slappin' time...

cj 2016
my mother died when i was two
Cynthia Jean Aug 2016
Your gravest danger
giving up
ceasing to believe
I can still do
wondrous things
in your world.

Keep moving forward
depending on Me
trusting
expecting  a path
to open before you.

Refreshingly new

Behold
I will do a new thing

I am making a way
a way in the desert
and streams
in the wasteland.

Cj 2016
Isaiah 43:19
We must never lose hope
895 · Sep 2016
My First Love
Cynthia Jean Sep 2016
Such a hunger
     holy hunger
         and thirst
              such joy
                   such peace

A Holy Place
      to be

Such a memory
     to return to

The Presence of God
      is in that place.

Cj 2016
a simpler time to return to....forgotten for a moment....the memory brought to life once again by another's poem....thank you!
Cynthia Jean Jul 2016
Dear poetry writers and readers

I once wrote a story

about bedtime stories

from my granddaughter.

Some people see their  granchildren

all the time...

I can't even use all the fingers on one hand up

for the times I have seen

my precious

grandchildren.

But God is so good

He has made a way for me

and I am going to see them  again....

I am numb

with ecstasy.

so, dear readers, please know I will be gone for a while...

please don't forget me

for I won't

forget you.

I will be back.

God bless you all.

cp 2016
You can read my poem about "Bedtime Stories from my Granddaughter" on my page.  I hope it blesses you.
876 · Nov 2016
Courageous
Cynthia Jean Nov 2016
In Me you have peace
take courage
though you may suffer
take heart
I
have conquered
this world.

As you walk
hand in hand
with Me,
I am in you
and you in Me.

Therefore
each day
walk
courageously.

Cj 2016
How I am able to live and move and have my being...
869 · Jun 2016
time to carry me
Cynthia Jean Jun 2016
carry me, Lord,
please carry me
pick up these feet
too tired to walk
this heart
too burdened to feel
these lips
too tired to talk
this mind
too clouded to think
my life
is at an end
and that
is where Yours
begins...

cj 2016
relinquishment of futility
Cynthia Jean Oct 2016
guidance

open mind and relinquishment

courage to act upon it

cj 2016
853 · Oct 2016
the kingdom
Cynthia Jean Oct 2016
to know me is to know tears
to know Him is to know the same
but He promises to wipe them all away,
and to make all things new
with no sorrow added...
real true hope and love
anticipating the kingdom of God
coming
to this earth.

Cj 2016
Cynthia Jean Jan 2017
our names
all
originally written
into
the Book of Life

the days of our living
they ebb and flow
choices
are ours

His choice
was made known
before time began

He allows
our joys and sorrows
to remind us
always

that He is there
always

He is the loving
long-suffering
yearning
Father

the One with aching open arms

encouraging us
to make the choice
to keep our name
in that Book of Life

He never forces us
to choose

our greatest choice

the surrendering

and the kneeling
.................

Cj 2017
Our choosing must be done out of love, not fear.
God is pure love
Receive Him today,
Take His hand
make the choice
to walk...and kneel.
834 · Jan 2017
Shining stars
Cynthia Jean Jan 2017
Standing
Innumerable
Shining
Written in light
Like living hymns
All for His glory.

Cj 20170106
832 · Aug 2016
a smiling
Cynthia Jean Aug 2016
God is smiling  on me...
In the midst of the storm
is His
Sonshine.
That Sonshine  is steadfast,
endless  and  true.
Only
goodness  
flows through the Son's rays.
Only  
love
flows  through and surrounds you .
My love
so deep and wide
nothing
ever
stems  that tide
so
always
in Me
abide.

Cj 2016
819 · Jul 2016
Where my confidence lies
Cynthia Jean Jul 2016
I am upset, upset, upset
Father

I give this all
to You

I cannot carry
his burdens

but my Brother can...

cj 2016
816 · Apr 2016
To Those Who Wait
Cynthia Jean Apr 2016
To those who wait
their strength shall be
renewed...

Those who
put their trust
in Me
Shall soar
like eagles...
They shall run
and not be weary
They shall walk
and not faint....

Their hope
...in Me...
will be renewed.
And they will continually
experience
My Presence...

Their dependence
on Me
enables them
to do My will
and  give Me glory.

They will learn
to enjoy Me,
for in My Presence
is fullness of joy,
and at My right hand
are pleasures
forevermore.....


cj 2016
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