Definitions at 1am

wistful(having or showing a feeling of regretful longing)

restless(unable to relax or rest either emotionally or physically as a result of anxiety or boredom)

lost(unable to find ones way, unable to cope with a situation)

broken(having breaks or gaps in continuity)

disconsolate(unable to be comforted)

© Rachel Svendsen 2015

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Time of Prayer

Teach me to stay on my knees,
Not to watch the ticking clock.
Teach me to enjoy our time.
Make me wish the world to stop.

Help me also Lord to see,
When your answer finally comes,
That you know what’s best for me,
To say, “Amen. Thy will be done.”

© Rachel Svendsen 2015

My Song

You would never tell a bird what song to sing.
It’s theirs by nature
It’s unique
Beautiful
So why must you write the music to my life?
It’s mine by nature
Unique
Beautiful
And mine
My story
My soundtrack
My symphony
I want to sing it solo and let the notes
Flat
Sharp
Harmonic
Dissonant
Sound from my trembling lips as I soar

© Rachel Svendsen 2015

The War of A and B

A and B do not agree
And neither will repent
In separate rooms they sit and brood
Refusing to relent

For A’s been hurt by B you see
When cruel words were flung
So A retreated thence to brood
Upon the words that stung

Oblivious to bleeding wounds
B shrugged and shook their head
B always speaks what B believes
Opinions in truth’s stead

The pride of B is not alone
For A now holds a grudge
Refusing to confront the past
A now B’s ruthless judge

B knows that there is something wrong
And tries to offer love
A thumbs their nose, rebuffs the gift
Until B just gives up

Retreat now A and B! Retreat!
In trenches bide your time.
Cast bombs of hatred from afar
Don’t cross the enemy line

For pride will wage its war in each
Until that line is crossed
There reconciliation waits
To bring back what’s been lost.

© Rachel Svendsen 2015

When Life

When life leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth,
Your kiss is the only flavour that removes the bitter aftertaste.

When life blurs my vision with cloudy veils of tears,
Your smile is the only light that clears the sky.

When life douses the flames of my hopes and dreams,
Your embrace is the warm blanket that blocks out the cold despair.

When life is a nightmare,
You are my beautiful wakening daydream.

© Rachel Svendsen 2015

What would I Change?

If we did it all again
What would I change?
I would change nothing

Nothing of you
No fault
No flaw

Nothing of our life
No trial
No tribulation

Not one fight
Not one tear
Not one kiss
Nothing of us

For if we did not have our thorns, would we truly be a rose?
And if we didn’t have to fight for our kingdom, would it really be ours?

© Rachel Svendsen 2014