Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sidetracked

Okay, so I've been on a bit of a poetry kick for the past few days...I just wrote a poem for my other book(the one I'm almost done with) last night, and I thought I'd post it now. I'll post the other form of "Oh Rise up and Come" eventually...

The Wanderer's Plea

Oh, wary is the way
I walk this day
Oh, guard my steps
That my life may not end

Oh, while in dark I walk
Keep my sword sharp
Oh, while I run
Your will always be done

When enemies assail
May I prevail
Though I am weak
Your strength, it is complete

My King, make me stronger
As I wander
So that I might
Ever uphold Your light


Like it? Pray, tell!
Write On!!!
Shelby Marie

23 comments:

ash said...

Shelby another great poem good job and I like this one and its words we can't do anything without the LORD that's awesome! n e wayz great job! love ya!

Shelby Marie said...

Thank you, Oh She-who-has-commented-first!
Have a good day,
Shelby Marie

Sapphira Adi said...

That was sooo awesome, Shelby! It kept me nearly entranced during the whole thing. You should be proud of your amazing writing talent. God has trully blessed you with a gift for poetry writing. I am so glad that you do it all to the glory of Him.

Sapphira

Anonymous said...

That was cool!

Jamin said...

That was pretty good. Have you looked into publication options for your work?

The best poetry I write is free verse. I don't know if consider that cheating!

Ian said...

awesome! i like the title!

:)Ian(:

Zoe said...

Wow, that is awesome!

ash said...

I hoped I mentioned how awesome the poem was:)

bob said...

It was pretty cool.

Araken said...

Aw gee that was AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that was great, shelby!

Jamin-all I can write is free verse. I stink at ryming, and limericks and such are WAAAY outta my league! I don't know if its cheating, but free verse still sounds pretty cool!

Sapphira Adi said...

Kaili, if you need help at rhyming then do a Google search for an online rhyming dictionary. That's what I use when I cannot come up with good rhymes. Yes, I am sneaky;)

Shelby, that poem, if I have not said before, was truly beautiful. I am so excited about how God is working through you to write inspiring poetry. God guides out steps and really helps us when we need it. Never alone! You rock, girl!

Jamin, yes, she should definitely look into publishing her poems. They are really awesome. I write poems, too, sometimes.

Ash, I totally agree with you! Her poetry is off the hook! Shall I call you Ash or She-who-has-commented-first? :)

Erm.........who is Bob?

Wow, long comment.
Sapphira

Shelby Marie said...

Y'all are so awesome! I'm really glad you liked it...it was just a little something that popped into my head...

Elliot Reed said...

Hey Shelby! That was a really good poem, and I look forward to more of your poetry!

~Elliot

***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

Oh, I just love your poetry! Very good indeed!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sapphira!

Araken said...

Rhyming dictionary? Yessss...I can see it now...jk

~Araken~

Shelby Marie said...

Sapphira--thank you so very much for your compliments--you and the others make me want to keep up with my poetry. And also...I have no idea who bob is...
Jamin--I have indeed thought about looking into publishing my poetry...haven't looked into it yet, however.
As for your free verse, I admire you for that, because I cannot write free verse at all! My poetry has to have some sort of rhyme or refrain somewhere! I would much enjoy seeing some of your poetry sometime.
Araken--I agree. Rhyming dictionary? I did not know there was such a thing! It sounds awesome!

Thanks for commenting,
Write On!!!
Shelby Marie

Ian said...

Well, poetry4kids.com/rhymes is one that I sometimes use...it's decent.

:)Ian(:

Andrew Clarke said...

I like your poem, Shelby Marie. If you want to compare works, read "Calvary" on my blog, http:threeswans.blogspot.com A compilation of Christian bloggers' poems would be a thing worth reading!

Christian said...

That was awesome!!! Again Another great poem.

mom said...

She walks in light
and wields a weapon of ink
The words flow freely
cascading down
billowing forth
brimming over
Her heart expressed
in curves and forms
Glimpses are all we see
peeking out
shining through
yielding under

Shelby Marie said...

Mom! You wrote me a poem!! Aw, thank you soooo much, it was beautiful!