Featured Poems by Dorothy Womack -- September 2000

YOUR NAME IS TIM:

When you hear My voice in the corridors of your heart
Faint not, nor fear - I've been with you from the start -
The pathway leading onward looks awesome to you
But I, God Jehovah, am walking close beside you ---

To keep your feet from falling - Lift you higher than you've been
Raise you up from all the ashes of the life which might have been -
Show you life ANEW, springing forth from deep within
Because you consecrated all YOU are, to become like HIM ---

So, though the rocks are jagged and the trail becomes quite dim
Just know that I am guiding - Forever promised to you, Tim -
None other can cross with you, when you reach the river's pass -
But God Himself will bring you those Eternal things which last ---

Reach out and touch My garment - Cling tightly unto Him -
For I'll not e'er forsake you - From birth, I've known you, Tim -
Yes, life is fleeting and confusing - You cannot hope to see
A glimmer of the truth as to what all this was meant to be ---

But I have called you by your name and remind you, yet again ---
I am your God Jehovah ----
And you're My own ----
Your name is TIM................
**Written for Tim Brennan, who lives with Early Alz


YOU CAN!!

For I, the Lord, am with you - so you never need to fear
I will fill your mouth with words which the people need to hear
I will grant unto you wisdom, to know what and when to say
Just follow My direction - and let ME lead the way ---

You are My voice cast outward - New souls, alive, in Him
March onward in My victory and strength, sweet Carolyn -
Do not regard your humanness - but with your spirit, see
That I have led you to this place - a great success to be

For it's the humble man who's lifted up to sit among the proud
And it's the grace of God upon you which is visible to the crowds
Yes, the Love of God within you will shine forth to every man ---
Therefore, cast away all doubt and fear -----
For with GOD's help ----
YOU CAN !!!!

** Written for Carolyn Haynali, Leader of CAREGIVERS ARMY

 

I'LL TELL YOU LATER:

I'll tell you later, when my mind's more clear
Of all the precious things I hold dear
The sound of the birds, the swish of the breeze
The sight of the stars, and the wind in the trees

The beauty of awakening to a new day
Knowing that God has prepared me a way
To gain further wisdom of His will on earth
To teach me again of my innate worth ----

To look upon children, of innocent face
To see new lovers lock eyes as they gaze
Intently to notice each and everything
This I hold onto, in remembering ---

The love of my family, diversified friends
Each showing me clearly that love never ends ---
One offering comfort, another an ear
Some giving portions of all they hold dear ---

These I count treasure, matchless delight
These are my songs when deep in the night
My heart is pounding - Then my mind retrieves
Little assurances that I'm granted peace

From God, in His Heaven - to me, down below
His Presence is with me, wherever I go ---
I glory in sunshine - I dance in the rain -
For I am confident, always - Again

That God knows my wand'rings, my sorrows and woes
There is nowhere that He doesn't go ---
So, whatever life brings me, I'm up for the task
Because God has promised - Whatever I ask

He'll bring forth His angels, bidden to me
They'll watch over my friends and my family
So I'll tell you later the outcome of this ---
All I know, now, is that my soul has been kissed......
**Written for Denise Cooper - Rediagnosed with cancer....


IN THE COMPANY OF ORPHANS:

As I grow older, I am hesitant to say
In the company of orphans, seems to be my mainstay
We all reach the place where our parents are gone
We're left on the earth, as each one is called Home.

Yes, it gets lonely, to walk in this life
Without them around me - It's often strife
Frustration, confusion, doubt and despair
How I long to find them again, waiting somewhere!!

Yet, in the company of orphans, I find something new
I'm part of a plan, a contingent, a group ----
We all share our problems, our secrets, our joys
We form a new family - not of blood, but of choice!!

In the company of orphans, I learn once again
People can become much more than just friends -----
We share all our trials, speak straight from our hearts
Seems to me I'm surrounded, right from the start

In the company of ANGELS, wearing human attire
We love one another through the lines of a wire ---
Our spirits connect and our hearts intertwine
How grateful I am that God chose to find ---
For me - ANGELS -------
With 'ORPHAN' designs..........


ROUND TRIP TICKET:

Don't you wish you could book a ticket
To Heaven as your destination?
Where you could visit all your loved ones
And come back without hesitation!!

AHA!! The answer is so easy to see
When we think in depth on this ---
Were we to go to Heaven
We would NEVER leave God's place!!

All earth's provisions would then pale
Replaced by Glory, Divine ----
For all which God's prepared for us
Is waiting for OUR TIME ......

So, we sojourn along life's way
Wond'ring just what IS up there!!
But I can tell you from my heart
There's NOTHING to compare

To that which God delights to give
All those who believe His Name ----
When we arrive on Golden Shores
We'll be so GLAD that we came!!

This is why we do not have
A round trip ticket there ----
For if we did, we'd never leave
So much to see, and to share ----

Yes, God knew more than even we
When He sent us to earth ----
Once we have finished our roles here
We'll find our truest worth......

If we'll but listen to the wind ---
The stars, the breeze, the moon ---
We'll know His greatest blessings are
Upon us - And we'll see HIM soon!!

2000 Dorothy Womack. All Rights Reserved.