Pausing for Poetry

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PICTURE FRAME

Such a nice and pretty frame
Full of memories Laughter, Joy, Happiness
Hidden in the image could it be
Anger, Rage, Guilt or Shame
Putting it up; please take it down
So afraid of what the frame truly holds
Frame keeps all emotions from spreading around
Place it on a table or hang it on a wall
Safety hoping that it will never fall
Snap, Snap, Flash, and Flash the picture is taken;
Holding forever that moment
Day, Year, Lifetime;
Broken, Damage, Burnt, or Torn
Picture place in the frame it will forever hold
Only memories in the mind can be told.

WHY

Why me? Why not you?
During every storm there is an outlet
Just look for the light;
Why can’t you reach it?
Why not you? Why me?
Does life promise only you?
Good times while everywhere else
In the world there are struggles.
Up and downs Why focus on the
Merry go round.
Why me? Why not you?
Believing every trail or test
Makes a stronger testimony
So why not you?

The poems above were composed by women at Calvary. To view more original poems, words and art, visit the “In Her Words” page of the website.

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