I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God
so that you may know that you have eternal life. [1 John 5:13]

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Not my most Spirit-inspired piece, but I wrote this the other evening to share at the Christian Writers Conference in April. Those of us who write poetry do, indeed, see the world in a far more sensory and off-kilter way (Page Highfill , a member of Richmond Christians Who Write refers to "thin places" and I think that is where poets reside much of the time). This is meant to be anencouragement to claim the "poets voice" within.

I am a poet
I write words in a series and sometimes they rhyme.

I am a poet
I capture thoughts from the mind of God himself.

I am a poet
Don’t ask me to conform to your way of thinking.

I am a poet
Others see black and white still photos, I see Technicolor!

I am a poet
My spirit-inspired writings are simply sublime.

I am a poet
I have notebooks, books, journals piled high on every shelf.

I am a poet
I can create a poem lickety-split, and do so without blinking.

I am a poet
Jesus died for me. I write for Him and not for another.

(c) Mary Moss - March 2009


.:*Beautiful Self*:. said...

This was very encouraging!

I love to write poetry to (you can see some of the poems I've written on one of my blogs - http://wheresinabounded.blogspot.com/)

Sometimes you feel like the things you write don't really fit the bill to really be called "poetry". But honestly, if it comes from your heart, that's all that matters. It's a song your heart has sung that your pen has recorded on paper.

Keep writing!
~ Heather :)

RCUBEs said...

The simplest words used for a poem....sometimes turns out to be the most beautiful one! God bless.