Incidental Mental

Wind blown and flown,
I dance on my own.
I dance with the wind in the end,
Then dance again.
I’m a lifeless leaf, an abandoned sheaf,
Experiencing life to be brief.
There’s no other flower this entire hour
That can resist the need to cower.
These may be words you’ve sometimes heard
Before scrambled with the sword.
But they cut all the same, taking no names,
And never leaving anyone to blame.
So just for awhile I manage to smile,
And pray there is no guile.
Persuaded you’re gentle, I become mental,
And completely incidental.

6-11-2019 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire

Regardless of What I Can or Cannot Give

Searching as we walk,
I enjoy our time to talk.
Asking all the questions in my mind
That never seem to come at this time.
At a loss for words or insight,
You bring to my darkness Your Light.
I notice You have my hand in Yours.
Your love pours and pours.
Resigned to my silence, I cling.
I am so grateful for all You bring.
Regardless of what I can or cannot give,
You trust me with this life I live.

4-23-2019 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire

Beautiful Whispers of Love

Beautiful whispers of love
Within the wafting breeze
That playfully lifts my hair.
How tender it feels on my skin.
How loving it plays on my mind.
A smile must escape
To express my gratitude.
Thank You for thinking of me
And sending Your love to me.

4-28-2019 Monday
Written by Gail Brookshire

Nothing Alone

I don’t care if the whole world doesn’t agree
With how I see You, and You see me!
If I am with You
With my eyes wide open and my heart sealed tight.
If I my eyes are closed and I only see You in my heart.
That’s okay.
Whether my eyes are open, my eyes are closed.
Whether I shout to the world, or no one knows.
Whether they comment, share reblog, retweet,
Or NOT.
Whether they never pay attention,
Or simply don’t agree.
If they can’t see You, they don’t need to see me!

I am nothing! Absolutely nothing!
Whether it makes my world uncomfortable
For me to say such a thing or not…
I DON’T CARE.
“I” have not survived anything.
“I” am not a hero or inspiration.
It is ALL YOU!
I am only who I am because of THE Great I AM.
I am nothing… ALONE.
You make me who I am…
And that is a little I am of THE Great I AM.
I am only because of You.
Therefore there’s only You.
And I love You!
Just the way You are!

4-1-2019 Monday
Written by Gail Brookshire

He Stops the What Ifs

There’s this comparison
Battling me all the time,
Pretending we’re enemies
When we’re one of a kind.
Every whisper in my ear
Is nothing good.
“You really shouldn’t have.”
“Oh, but you should.”
All this nagging
Wearies my soul.
Contentment escapes me.
I long to be whole.
Divided within,
I fight myself.
But we have hope
Because we have help!
God unites us
In who He is.
He puts a stop to
The what ifs.

4-1-2019 Monday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Rachel & Leah Ladies Bible Study 2019

Tribulation: Life Dramatically Changed

Little girl. Authority figure. Life dramatically changed.
Life of innocence. Ugly Evil. Traumatically deranged.
Battle scars. Wounded thoughts. Walls that were not there.
Fear and dread. Guilt and shame. Heavy burdens to bear.
Loving King. Roaring Lion. Armor for the Soldier.
Sword and shield to fight the war. A pair of arms to hold her.
We’re warned in John 16:33 there shall be tribulation.
Be of good cheer, He has overcome. There is cause for celebration!
The snake will hiss, and sometimes bite. The scorpion will sting.
The dove will cover with shelter and comfort in His loving snowy wing.

3.2.2019 Saturday
Written by Gail Brookshire