I stopped fighting today …

I stopped fighting today

Usually when people say

I let go

It means something sad or bad

I stopped trying to control everything

I stopped doubting everything

I stopped being weak

Which I perceived as strong

I was wrong

Now I can seek

The Blessings of life

So many have been sent my way

A fresh start

A new heart

Bathed in the glory of the Almighty

I’m more stubborn than most

My ego was always in the way

And then I learned that “humble” was more than a word.

***

I stopped fighting today

And got out of my own way

My own worst enemy

My eyes can finally see

HE who died for me

Seems like I’ve done this

So many times before

But I was always fighting

For what I thought was right

Now I know, you just have to believe

In the glory of heaven and HIS purpose for me

I did not know peace until…

I STOPPED FIGHTING TODAY…

Debbie Bowman

I bought clothes today…

Such a mundane, boring rue

Women do it all the time

I guess guys do too

But I did it today

And I don’t have to say

…anything

But, it means I’ve decided to live

That’s the message I give…

Deborah A. Bowman

assorted clothes

One month of 2019 has come and gone…

black calendar close up composition
The calendar marches on

 New Year Is Upon Us…

We can only hope we learn something as each year goes by.

We age, of course, look for answers, seek wisdom, work, strive…

To be happy, healthy, and whole.

We want what’s best for our family and friends, truth be told.

We look to the past to plan for the coming days,

Not knowing how things can change in a thousand ways.

We want things to get better; we want to achieve great dreams…

But we can’t see the future or rewrite the past, it seems.

So we’re left with hope, a positive outlook, and our beliefs

To bring us joy, accomplishment, relief.

Deborah A. Bowman

Hardships … Daily Wisdom Words Challenge

blue sky bright clouds cloudy
Heavenly Hope

Life is meant to reach us
Divinity tries to teach us
The lessons we must learn
So we don’t crash and burn
When hardships come knocking at our doors
We must learn from them and so much more
The path to heaven is long, but never wrong!

Deborah A. Bowman

 

Winter Wonderland…

Snow nestled in silent hills

Silence in the frozen chill

Awake to the dawn of a wonderland

Beneath a sky painted by nature’s hand

Your whispered breath on the window pane

Mist of tears in your eyes gain

Momentum, then fall in heaves and sighs

You want to share the heightened emotion

But all that you see is your  own devotion

He would have loved the snow

For he had no where to go

Now he dwells at heaven’s door

Asking nothing, feeling the cold no more

Deborah A. Bowman

snow 4

@DailyWisdomWords poetry challenge…Resolution

My resolution this year is steeped in sadness

I want to return to the living in gladness

I want the pain and tears of rain to lessen

I don’t want to do any more second guessing

Reaching beyond the veil to touch your love

Is not the way to express what you dream of

Deborah A. Bowman Stevens

Angel
Angels dwell among us!

From my window…

All I see are brick walls enclosing me

Suffocating, restricting, imprisoning me

But on magical, misty nights

When the moon is bright

They fade away and disappear

Revealing wondrous new worlds near

And as such, I reach out and touch Divinity…

Deborah A. Bowman