March 17, 2014

Free Verse...

'Halo Reach'

Within My Reach
I am happy, laid back and everything is going my way!
You know why, I ask? Because I have faith -
Yes, a simple five letter word that contains hope,
promise and love not only for myself, but for others.
Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t always this way!
I had to work at achieving this graceful state,
working some days just a little bit harder to keep
faith within my reach, for the world can be harsh.
One must love themselves in order to feel the love
towards others. The jealousy, anger or mistrust has
to be barred, in order to go forth with joy in one’s heart,
wearing a facade only covers the inner pain of sadness.
One can pretend as they carry that dark cloud upon
their weary shoulders. No, learn to be in love with one’s self,
as you take a moment to notice what is around the bend so
you may touch others with the beauty growing within your soul -
then and only then, will you feel His grace.

- Rhoda Galgiani

Free Verse Poetry Form has no rhyme, no special line length or no special pattern
It sounds like natural speech - It tells a story or paints a picture - It uses carefully chosen words to describe experiences or feelings - It is written like a poem and not like a paragraph
It must make sense to the reader…rg


Maurice Reynolds said...

Yes, Rhoda, "to feel His grace...." What a splendid poem. God is always "within our reach" if only we will reach for Him. Thank you for sharing this. Continued blessings! -MJ

Charlene McCutcheon said...

Rhoda, what a beautiful poem. Oh yes one has to grow into that state of grace. And when one does what a joyous blessing it is to experience love for oneself and others. Thank you for such wonderful words that express well the feeling of my own heart.
Love, Charlene

Rhoda Galgiani said...

Thanks Maurice - 'Within My Reach' is a true write about me. I discovered true Faith and the love of God about 15 years ago. My Father has turned my life around, for sure! Oh, don't get me wrong, my life wasn't bad - just empty without Him and His love...rg

Rhoda Galgiani said...

Thank you Charlene for your beautiful comment and uplifting support. Upon finding my Lord, I am never alone anymore. I remember those feelings and felt so down for days on end. Jesus is with me every moment and I thank Him more than I can possibly express to you...rg

Charlene McCutcheon said...

What a blessing to have that kind of faith. :)