Poet's Corner

Welcome to Poet's Corner - an archive of just some of the poetry and prose that our members have written, much of it during the last year. We hope you enjoy reading these!

 

 

GOD'S HEART

 

O Heavenly Father when you look down

On my troubled and stony heart

You must wonder where I went wrong

And whether I deserve a fresh start

 

My heart is imprisoned in all earthly things

And not beating in time with yours

Yet you want my broken heart to mend

And into it your unending love  pour

 

Your heart O Father is holy and pure

And just waiting to entwine with mine

But Lord I need to find the key

So please give me a sign

 

I need to come to you my Father

To lay all my sin at the door

Then you can start the holy healing

So I can love you more and more

 

So Father above you have the answer

To make my heart beat with thine

To bring real love into my heart

And make it totally divine

 

 

Dave Bishop

19/02/2012

LIFE GIVER

 

The birth of a child is so special

Yet Lord, no match for what you can do

How merely by your breath created Adam

Formed in the likeness of you.

 

You gave life to both Adam and Eve

To live lives that were free from sin

Yet they both fell short of your standard

But as the Life Giver you never gave in.

 

You never gave up on what you began

So sent your only begotten Son

To show how men should respond

And follow Jesus where He had gone.

 

Jesus was the Life Giver

Who came with a specific intent

To lead His flock to a better life

To understand what He meant.

 

What He meant as a real Life Giver

What purpose their lives should mean

How they should seek the Spirit

That how their hearts should be clean

 

How that He is the Potter

And your lives he would mould

That your hearts should be on fire

And never ever go cold.

 

He will bring life in abundance

Our lives will never be the same

Because He loves each one of us

And knows each one by name.

 

Our Lord as the Life Giver

Will all our needs provide

And through the power of the Spirit

Will always be at our side.

 

                                                           Dave Bishop 

 

 

LISTENING

 

I sit here Lord with pen in hand

Listening out for what you're saying

But all I hear is a silence

I really cannot be praying

 

I know that there are many things

That you want me to share

Such as your wonderful heavenly love

And the way that you care

 

There is of course so much more

Your patience mercy and joy

Your comforting and healing hands

Are there for all to employ

 

In spite of where I'm at with you

On me your blessings you enfold

You value me so much more

Than diamonds silver or gold

 

So Lord although I may not be hearing

It's quite clear the message is real

That you're using others to comfort me

While my broken heart you heal

 

                                              Dave Bishop Nov. 2012

 

 

Praise be to God in the Heavens Above

Psalm 150

Triolet

 

Praise be to God in the Heavens above,

Ponder his greatness and limitless power.

Offer up worship with all that you have.

Praise be to God in the Heavens above,

Dancing with joy in response to his love.

Praise him with tambourine, trumpet and lyre.

Praise be to God in the Heavens above,

Ponder his greatness and limitless power.

 

Eleanor Possart

 

AUTUMN

Ever since the dawn of creation

When You formed the world by Your hand.

There has been a time of harvest

To enjoy the fruits of the land.

 

 

This nation is blessed by the Autumn

For the canvas You spread all around.

You paint a glorious backdrop

Where myriad colours abound.

 

We see as we walk through harvested fields

So many different colours displayed.

The reds, browns, yellows and more

All putting man’s canvas in the shade.

 

Man tries to capture the magnificence

The brilliance that You’ve put in place.

But all his attempts are quite futile

He just doesn’t have the space.

 

Not only do Your colours bedazzle us

There is an aroma so clear and defined.

And the sun and the sky both join in

With displays that blow our mind.

 

So Lord we know we should thank you

For all that You do provide.

Not only the food for our tables

But everything else beside.

 

Lord we thank you for our harvest

But yet there is one more we thirst.

It’s the harvest of all the nations

To come to know Jesus Christ.

 

Dave Bishop  Nov 2010

 

Wisdom – by Eleanor Possart
Romans 11: 33-36
Triolet


Such depth of wisdom unconfined
Has God, whose knowledge knows no bounds,
What counsel needs so great a mind?
Such depth of wisdom unconfined,
No claim against him can I find,
For through our God all things are found.
Such depth of wisdom unconfined
Has God, whose knowledge knows no bounds.

Hope – By Jenny Alderson


What is hope?
Is it wishing, something good will happen?
Something bad will go away?
Is it wishing "Lock Down" will come
to a permanent end?

 

Is it wishing for a holiday in the sun?
Is it wishing to meet up with family and friends?
Is it wishing to go to the pub with
family and friends for a drink?

 

I suppose at sometime we all wish for things.
Is it because we are not satisfied
with life as we see it?
Because we want something more.
Not being sure of what more is.

 

I believe there is only one hope
that will give us everything we need.
It is summed up in a song from the Salavation Army (733).

 

My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus blood and righteousness,
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly lean on Jesus Name.

 

     On Christ the solid Rock I stand.
     All other ground is sinking sand.

AFTER COVID – Jenny Alderson


How will we live when “Lockdown” ends?
Will we be afraid when meeting friends,
Or be so glad, and go raving mad?
Or, hide in a corner, nervous and shy
Wishing the world would pass us by?
Has it been a time for reflection,
Or, boredom, anxiety, feeling forsaken?
Have we learnt anything that will make life better,
Thinking of others, putting them first,
Noticing if they need a helping hand?

 

Celebrations at Easter had to be cut down
But we could still remember the thorns and the crown.
The victorious victory on Easter Day,
Darkness dispelled and pushed away.
A newness in life given to us
From the King of Kings in heaven above.

 

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Samson: The Last Judge-Deliverer – Eleanor Possart


Symbol of a nation, set apart by God,

Yet unto his calling, faithful he was not.

Driven by his ego, not by God’s design,

Samson mirrored Israel’s spiritual decline.

 

Anger, lust and vengeance marked the hero’s deeds,

Yet, through Samson’s weakness, God met Israel’s needs.

Israel was delivered from its enemies;

Despite Samson’s failures, God had victory.


Shackled, he was humbled, left without his sight.

Then at last he prayed God would restore his might.

And the sacrifice of one imperfect man

Fulfilled and foreshadowed God’s redemption plan.

 

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My Mouth Will Sing – Eleanor Possart
Psalm 71

 

My hope, my confidence since birth,
A rock throughout my days on earth,
I’ll praise your splendour all day long –
My mouth will sing my heart’s love song.

 

For my own sins I can’t atone,
Salvation comes through you alone,
And, as my failings I confess,
My mouth will sing your righteousness.

 

From youth you taught me hour by hour,
I saw your mighty deeds and power,
And even when my end is near,
My mouth will sing to all who’ll hear.

 

And though my life is marked with pain,
I know I’ll be restored again.
Because from depths my soul you raised,
My mouth will sing this song of praise.

EASTER POEMS by Dave Bishop

 

SO MANY MANY YEARS AGO

WHEN GOD CREATED MAN

HE MADE A SINLESS IMAGE

HE DID THE BEST HE CAN

 

BUT SIN CREPT IN SO EASILY

AND SPOILT THE BLESSED BOND

MAN DID NOT LISTEN TO OUR GOD

BUT TO SATAN DID RESPOND

 

SO MAN CONTINUED TO TRANSGRESS

AND WALK AWAY FROM GOD

HIS LIFE BECAME SO FULL OF WOE

HE WAS UNDER THE DEVIL'S ROD

 

GOD WOULD WATCH WHAT MAN DID

IN TOTAL AGONY

AND DESPITE THE EFFORTS OF HOLY MEN

HE COULD NOT MAKE MEN SEE

 

SO IN THE END GOD DID

WHAT HAD BEEN ALWAYS PLANNED

HE SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON

THE ONE FROM HIS RIGHT HAND

 

JESUS WALKED THIS EARTH SO BOLDY

SHOWING ALL WHERE THEY SHOULD BE

YET STILL THE SO CALLED HOLY ONES

HAD A DIFFERENT STRATEGY

 

THEIR PLAN WAS VERY SIMPLE

TO SEE HIM CRUCIFIED

YET THAT WAS ALREADY PRE-ORDAINED

GOD'S PLAN WAS REALISED

 

AND SO OUR LORD WAS RIDICULED

AND MADE TO BEAR HIS CROSS

A PAINFUL WALK TO CALVARY

TO HIS DISCIPLES A TRAGIC LOSS

 

OUR LORD WAS NAILED UPON THAT CROSS

IN THAT DARK AND DISMAL PLACE

ALL THE AGONY OF THAT PAINFUL DEATH

WAS ETCHED IN JESUS' FACE

 

AND WHEN AT LAST OUR SAVIOUR DIED

HE KNEW THE VICTORY WAS WON

THEN GOD CAUSED HIM TO RISE AGAIN

HE'D NEVER DESERT HIS SON

 

SO WE NOW HAVE THE VICTORY

THANKS TO GOD'S SACRIFICE

AND WE SHOULD ALWAYS HONOUR THAT

IN THE WAY WE LIVE OUR LIVES

 

 

 

As you hung on that cross, your arms outstretched

You must have wondered why.

Why did your Father send you to Earth

Well knowing you had to die.

But what happened two thousand years ago,

Was all part of the greater plan.

It was already written in scripture

It happened to try to save man.

For ever since Adam & Eve disobeyed

Man has lived in sin.

And the only way to defeat it

Is through our Heavenly King

So now thanks to the great sacrifice

All our sins can be forgiven.

And Jesus' death upon that cross

Gives us a stairway to Heaven.

If you want a sure hope for the future,

The solution is in your hands,

Just give your heart to Jesus

And become part of His plans.

 

 

 

 

                                             Lockdown couplets by Duncan Daniels


We all have been in lockdown,
Some shielding on their own,
We're missing friends and family,
And visits to the town.

 

Now some have been quite busy,
And lots of things did make,
Others digging gardens,
And bakers making cakes.

 

The weather has been glorious,
Indeed, it's been a treat,
And some went walking in the lanes,
I need to rest my feet.

 

The days to me pass quickly,
Whilst others find them long,
The spring has made us cheerful,
The birds have been on song.

 

And whilst our Chapel's doors are closed,
It's not all doom and gloom,
Katherine's with us twice a week,
With help from Rob and Zoom.

 

Outside our home it's great to see,
Moorhen chicks with bright red beaks,
With goslings, and fluffy ducklings,
New life arrives each week.

 

But though we sometimes feel alone,
Our feelings we may hide,
No need to worry or be concerned,
With Jesus by our side.

 

Heroes by Eleanor Possart

 

I want to hear tales of the heroes of old,

Whose triumphs and failures through scripture are told.

Of Moses, the shepherd, who tended the herd,

Yet spoke unto Pharaoh with God-given words.

 

For you create heroes from those who are weak,

By giving the timid the courage to speak,

By gently refining and setting apart.

O God work in me to create a new heart.

 

I read about David, the least of his kin,

In whom mighty God saw the heart of a king.

Who, through vain desire, committed great wrong,

But whose words of repentance are captured in song.

 

For you create heroes from those who are weak,

Forgiving the sins of the faithful who seek

The ways of the righteous, to make a new start.

O God work in me to create a new heart.

 

With a covenant God promised Abram a son,

And a nation through whom God would bless everyone.

And though Abram doubted and made his own plans,

He learnt faith by putting his son in God’s hands.

 

For you create heroes from those who are weak,

You offer up hope when the future is bleak,

You build a new path when the way ahead’s barred.

O God work in me to create a new heart.

                                                 After Covid 19 by Jenny Alderson


I haven't found isolation boring
Or time beginning to drag,
I've kept myself quite busy
With all my little scribbles.
I won't be afraid to go out
When once I am set free
To join again in normal life
Whatever ‐------- normal might be.

 

Will there ever be a "norm"
Like what we had before?

 

I don't think it really matters
If we've learned a better way.
A way of consideration and concern
For those who live close by.
A way of being friendly to those we hardly know,
Ready to give a helping hand to those who are in need.
Looking out for others, not just for ourselves.
For then the world will be
By far a better place.

 

Maybe we've all learned lessons
From being in "Lock Down"
Learned to appreciate more of the folk
That usually are around.
We've missed the chatter and the banter,
The laughter and the quarrels
The smiles and tears and newsy bits
Which are a part of life.

Daniel by Eleanor Possart

 

Faithful from the first,

He lived a life apart.

Tamed hunger and thirst,

And steadfast was his heart.

Loyal he was deemed,

So God improved his mind –

Taught him to read dreams

And visions of all kinds.

 

Humble in his power,

To God all praise he brought.

In the needful hour,

The help of God he sought.

God answered his plea

And so convinced a king,

Of God’s sovereignty,

He gave an offering.

 

Upright were his ways,

Corrupted he was not,

Thus his enemies

Condemned him with a plot.

Yet out of the den

Of lions he was raised.

Through his trust all men

Knew God and gave him praise.

 

 

Change By Eleanor Possart


Is change something that we should fear?
That step into the great unknown;
When paths ahead are blurred, unclear,
And certainties are overthrown?
Can we resist the pull of time
That tears apart the safety net;
Those constructs, routine or sublime,
That comfort, soothe, or stay regret?
Or should we stand with heads unbowed,
And shed illusory control;
Embrace each chance that life allows
And set ourselves a different goal?
For all that’s wonderful and strange
Comes from a period of change.

                                                       What Is Freedom? By Jenny Alderson


Freedom from lockdown
What will we do?
Get in the car and go to the zoo?
Or go to the shops to have a look round.
Will that make us happy
Or that make us sad?
When we can go anywhere
Will that make us glad?
Is that what freedom really is
To please ourselves in the way we live
Freedom from Christ gives freedom from sin
Reconciling us to Him.
Everlasting life comes after death.
Eternally in His presence to rest.
Darkness all gone in His wonderful light
Overcome by His death on that terrible night.
My Jesus, my Lord I thee adore.
And I will love You forever more.
For You have shown us what true freedom is,
Also the way our lives we should live

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