A Feeling of Friendship

A feeling for me to enjoy writing about would be friendship.
Something that I could never write enough about,
But could enjoy writing about it forever.
Friends, to me, are sacred.
I do have a strong feeling toward friendship.
I’m one of those people who believe
You can never have too many friends.
Friends are a lifesaver, a heart healer,
A soul saver (Jesus is certainly my friend),
A whole lot of everything.
My friends have helped me come through tragedies, nightmares,
Lonely nights, sad events, celebrations, trying times,
And so many things that I could go on forever.
In my writing, I try to do my favorite thing with my friends,
Share my feelings, my thoughts, and any other things I have to say,
Or to about my friends.
I have no desire to hold back from them or the world.
I want to share what I’ve been through for both of us.

3-8-1994 Tuesday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: assignment from Creative Writing class of Spring 1994,
taught by E.P.

Your Secret Is My Strength

Secret Strength is what we get from You
in a way You have designed just for us.
We are not to share that secret strength,
so as not to arm the enemy who’s unjust.
Those secrets are special to You,
sacred to the relationship we have.
You want to be first and only to trust.
You don’t want what’s good to become bad.
Those secret faults are weapons too
for the enemy who seeks to destroy.
While we are to search them and know them,
the enemy uses them to steal our joy.
Bottom line… what’s just between us
is secret, sacred, and precious to You.
Keeping that discretion is a safeguard
against any who hate my being true.
Please forgive me for times when I have
betrayed, revealed, and unveiled.
Please help me to always remember
to guard, discern, and hide
what You, my Jealous God, do not want me to tell.

2-19-15 Written by Gail Brookshire