Solitude

This weekend we had a solitude retreat. We went to a camp an hour outside of the city. It was beautiful! The fall colors were showing and there was a peaceful lake and it was so good to¬† get away from the noise and the business and just be alone! During the day I was inspired to write my first poem ever. (Meaning I don’t think it will win a Pulitzer Prize)

Lord, I see leaves of red and gold

My breathe catches at the beauty they hold

But my heart cries out, “oh, why.”

To display so much beauty the leaf must then die.

But the Lord said to me,

“My child can’t you see?”

“I am making all things new.”

Lord, I long to be with you

But when everything changes, I can’t find you

Why must such a good thing end?

I’m forced to go find you all over again

Then the Lord said to me,

“My child can’t you see?”

“I am making all things new.”

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2 Responses to Solitude

  1. Gabe says:

    I like your poem! I especially appreciate your use of repitition, because I find I do that a lot when I write things. Sometimes the most effective way to say something is to say it again.

  2. Tara Dods says:

    Ahhh, I see the beauty in those words! I am fond of your poem Shannon. Thanks for sharing.

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