I AM Enough

By Leah Jordan Meahl

 

Life is wavering water,

Uncontrolled is how she behaves,

But I AM enough.

 

Endlessly moving,

Yet forever enslaved,

Life is wavering water

 

Though the raging sea may capture,

And send treasures to their graves,

I AM enough.

 

In anger she devours,

But for the thirsty, she saves,

Life is wavering water

 

The horizon beckons her dangerous journey,

And if you can’t be brave,

I AM enough.

 

Rolls began as ripples,

They’re moments I forgave.

Life is wavering water,

But I AM enough.

 

-LJM

Psalm 16:5-11

Escaping Shadows

By Leah Jordan Meahl

 

 

These are the things Iโ€™ve come to know,

The Sun sets in the west, in the east it will rise,

But with abounding light lies a shadow.

 

When hope dwindles, the spirit sinks below

Into a cavern deep, dark, dry.

These are the things Iโ€™ve come to know.

 

As summer ends, the air swirls cold,

An earth yearns for color and is denied,

But with abounding light lies a shadow.

 

Peaceful days sense storms will follow,

And held back tears are painful cries.

These are the things Iโ€™ve come to know.

 

With snuffed dreams, nothing to show,

Life stuck frozen in fear and wondering why,

But with abounding light lies a shadow.

 

A fire needs just a spark to glow,

And a candle still warms a frosty sigh.

These are the things Iโ€™ve come to know,

But with abounding light lies a shadow.

 

-LJM

Psalm 91:1