Tag Archives: living

Whispering soul

Standard

Trying not to be proud
Trying not to be broken
Noticing both
With each word spoken
Asking for humility
Asking for grace
Without both of these
A soul is misplaced
Sitting and listening
Whispering soul
Uttering utterances
Utterly told
Through feelings and prayers
And songs and groans
A soul in wrapped in canvas
A body on loan
Wanting true freedom
Tasting it now
But without the ability
To swallow somehow
Remaining awaiting
A time yet to come
When unbound and open
Goodness will run
Lasting forever
Finally peace
Endlessly sunshine
Completely released

© Keely Myles
February 21, 2016

Advertisements

lacklustre

Standard
i like it when
the lustre wears off
when something becomes
less appealing 
it's revealing 
it tells true feelings
who or what is standing
still unabashedly loving
affections continuing
despite the diminishing 
where lies the loyalty
unaffected by less popularity
unfettered by opinions
unwavering & persevering 
holding on though hurting 
non-flashy & dirty
uglier perhaps
but still found worthy 
better somehow 
through life's beatings 
stronger somehow 
after bleeding
scars that end up beauty
faithful & more truly
in love with the aging
deeper character 
found in fading 
hands still left holding 
onto what's worth keeping 
after the lustre wears off 

© keely myles
early 2016 

Year-end

Standard

Four swans sitting
Preening on an icy lake
Breezeless morning
Time to contemplate
Snow fallen
Finely placed
Thankful heart for
Such wondrous days
December has never
Ended this way
The year is naked
With possibilities
Here’s to what God
Next orchestrates

© Keely Myles
December 28, 2015

“The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.” ~ Ecclesiastes 7:8

Awakening

Standard

I slept
So hard
I slept
So long
I woke up
With a crack
At dawn
I became
Aware of
What’s been
Going wrong
In my heart
Weighing a ton
Filled until
Fattened
Rich by fraud
I had turned
My back away
From God
Lived for self
Indulging in
Comfortable rot
But this morning
This morning
I woke up
I saw the Son
His brilliance shone
Repented of
Things done
In the darkness
And now I
Can rise anew
He’s made me
Free and strong
I can leave it all
Surrendered finally
To Almighty God!

© Keely Myles
February 2015

“You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.” ~James 5:5

“For this reason it says, ‘Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you.’” ~Ephesians 5:14

Unusual Findings

Standard
 Finding beauty
 In the broken
 Finding song
 In the unspoken
 Finding life
 When asleep
 Finding pricelessness
 In the cheap
 Finding joy
 In the weeping
 Finding treasure
 In what seems
 Not worth keeping
 Finding love
 Through all the hatred
 Finding simplicity
 In the complicated
 Finding hope
 In the vacant
 Finding freedom
 During enslavement
 Finding peace
 In times of war
 Finding contentedness
 Within the chore
 Finding a well soul
 Despite disease
 Finding the greatest
 Among the least
© Keely Myles
 February 8, 2015
"Not that I am speaking of being in need, 
for I have learned in whatever situation I am
to be content. I know how to be brought low, 
and I know how to abound. In any and every 
circumstance, I have learned the secret of 
facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 
I can do all things through him who strengthens me." 
~Philippians 4:11-13
"An argument arose among them as to which 
of them was the greatest. But Jesus, knowing the 
reasoning of their hearts, took a child and put
him by his side and said to them, “Whoever receives 
this child in my name receives me, and whoever 
receives me receives him who sent me. For he who 
is least among you all is the one who is great.” 
~Luke 9:46-48

Run-on

Standard

runon

I’m like a big
run-on sentence
that never stops
talking to myself
and others even
when I want to
be quiet I can’t
shut off my mind
and I keep going
on and on and on
wondering how
to put an end
to my pointless
thoughts and
whatnot and
whatever waking
moment finds me
it finds me not
speechless for
a single second
what happened
to inner peace
i need relief and
more sleep and
less people
adding to me
I just want to be
alone and free
to finally let
all words be
deleted no not
deleted or erased
just blank
nothing on
a white page.

© Keely Myles 2014

“In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength,
but you would have none of it.”
~Isaiah 30:15

“Even fools are thought wise they keep silent,
and discerning if they hold their tongues.”
~Proverbs 17:28