Themes of Life - Poetry



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Themes of Life

The tone
The rhythm
The pace
A life story measured
in heartbeats
Proclamations of intent
Visions seen and unseen
For I am a teller of tales
and a collector of songs
Compositions for the
Themes of Life

Focused realities quietly
test the blur of dreams
But themes of life are loud
They dance with words
They shout for attention
and sing with wonder
Embracing a purer will
than their own

In the whisper of moments
you can hear their melodies
Even in the shadows of memories
you can see them
Outlasting failure's gripe
and plead for clemency
Father's verdict of truth
power the themes of life

Jay Cookingham 4-30-12 ©


"You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts."
2 Corinthians 3:3

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jasonS said…
Amen. His truth and righteous judgment determines our course and sets our theme. All we have to do is trust Him and surrender. Thank you, Jay. Feeling the wind of the Holy Spirit on this!
Dusty Rayburn said…
I echo Jason's comment. He is the power of my life. He is my theme.
Jay Cookingham said…
Thanks Jason...I was just looking at your poem, then read Dusty's and...then I got inspired. So the two warrior poets got me going...thanks!
Jay Cookingham said…
Dusty as you can see my answer to two WPs got me musing and it just flowed form there...thanks!
Sheila said…
LOVE it!  thanks for sharing, Jay.  Perfect thing to read upon waking on a drizzly, dreary morning...
Jay Cookingham said…
Thanks my poems are therapy for me for sure...glad it blessed you.
floyd said…
"A life story measured in heartbeats." Man - that'll preach brother, that'll preach. 
Powerful good Jay.
Jay Cookingham said…
Thanks my brother...appreciate that!
Dan Black said…
Great poem, thank you for sharing it. 
Joanne Norton said…
Jay, such a blessing to see you writing creatively.  I used to be poetic and writing lyrics ... for some reason that seems to have slid away.  Heavy sigh!  [If it ever hits again, you'll be bugged by me very, VERY quickly!]
Jay Cookingham said…
Thanks need to dust off that gift and get busy! Bless ya!

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