Category Archives: Childhood

A keeper


A keeper
Of love
A keeper
Of light
A keeper
Of lullabies
All through the night
A keeper
Of joy
A keeper
Of hope
A keeper
Of softness
That almost glows
A keeper
Of warmth
A keeper
Of peace
A keeper
Of goodness
Ever so sweet
A keeper
Of kindness
A keeper
Of faith
A keeper
Of God’s
Tender embrace

© Keely Myles
November 27, 2014


Never Mine


They were never mine to keep,

Though I nursed them from my breast,

Though I kissed them in their sleep,

Though I gave my very best.


They were never mine forever,

Though I wiped each fevered head,

Though I was their constant helper,

Though I kept them amply fed.


No, they belong to their true Maker,

Though He entrusted me with their lives.

Their Father in heaven is still greater;

They’ve been His since before all time.


Yes, they belong each to Father God,

Though in my womb He knit them.

They were formed first with His thought;

He knows their beginning and their end.


So I give them back again to Him

Though it’s hard to let them go.

They were never really mine;

He will keep and love them evermore.


© Keely Myles 2014/15

~ Psalm 139:13-16 ~
“For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it full well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
When I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.”

~ John 10:28-29 ~
“I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out
of the Father’s hand.”


Just Goodness


Some people shape thought
Parents, teachers, musicians
They write on the soul

Children are sponges
Let them soak in just goodness
Sun, food, water, love

Let them dance and sing
Give them fullest offering
Life that let’s them grow

© Keely Myles
August 10, 2014


Raffi and me! This summer I was truly delighted to meet a man who’s voice often echoed in the background of my childhood. 😀

Amaranthine Moments


She picks purple
IMG_9918It's her favorite colorIMG_9919
Today will be a truly
Perfect outing for her
 She will put her
 Hand to purple
 Pulling out all the bits
She can find them
Anywhere she looks
Dark ridges of perse rock
IMG_9916As she walks acrossIMG_9917
Turning over clams
With lavender bellies
 Dead crabs scattered
Their magenta backs
 Whole and cracked
Claws and legs unattached
Shuffling further down
 The shore exploring more
 IMG_9915Spying first a thistle toppedIMG_9912
With violaceous flowers
 Before her hoped for
 Blackberry bliss
 To fill her bucket with
 Plopping plump purple
 In a delicious heap
Sneaking a few to eat
 There's more than she
 IMG_9913Could possibly reachIMG_9911
 Still she accomplished
Her colorful feat
And wandering back
Down the beach
 Bends to pick up
 One last seaside plum
 An little slender bittium
 Her morning spent
 On red-blue treasures
 These amaranthine moments
 Are unmeasurable
© Keely Myles
 August 6th, 2014