Love is Like a Cactus

Love Is Like A Cactus (A poem for Lydia on her 6th birthday)   In a fertile Midwest land, the grass grows so green, And the fields surround me like a hug for miles unseen. The rain is no stranger, even in the Summer. It falls like kisses to the land, saturating it in wonder.Continue reading “Love is Like a Cactus”

Found in Winter

I’m ready for the cold Let the temperature drop Let the streams slow down And the rushing waters stop I’m ready for the cold Let the winter enfold me Like snow on the boughs Blankets the tallest evergreen I’m ready for the cold Pack your white around my heart So that the distance From meContinue reading “Found in Winter”


Fertile valley and wild hill Such is the landscape of my heart Twist and bend and secret place You who have known me from the start What faithfulness, what patience In my small life You have displayed Kindness reached His hands to me As brier pushed my heart away Tangled mass of prickly plants OrContinue reading “Patience”