Ephesians Poem

The storms will never quit
On this desolate earthen bit
Here where the devil roams
Stirrin sand, fire n dust
But I know,
–Even within earth’s moans
That he will only come to rust
For the One in whom I trust
Can stop every burn and gust
And not only this!
He also truly is
The Lord of lords and King of kings!

And the God who always brings
Every promise and word to pass
Sent him to become my pass
Into heaven, into home
Into family and eternity
So we no longer roam
Nor live with cursed enmity
Instead we rejoice in His grace
While our hearts learn our new place
Beside the risen Christ
Above evil in Christ
As brothers and sisters in one accord
Sons and daughters under one Lord
And God’s treasure forevermore.

Turd

Life is a turd.

I’ve been cursing a bird
Wishing I couldn’t be deterred
From flying above the herd
And avoid anything inferred
From the bustle that was blurred
Where there is no Shepherd
At least, He was never heard

My heart could not be stirred
Even if I was spurred
Or the worst occurred
I wouldn’t hear a word
Because life is just a turd
And everything is absurd

~Katie Z

P.S. This is what happens when I decide to replace all curse words in my vocabulary with “turd.” I find myself writing poetry based on that one word.

Butterflies

Push and pull of waves
Wind howling in caves
Red and orange from the tree
Will you let me be?
Wish just for closed eyes
Upon stars that speak goodbyes
But I am only awake
Thinking of all he’d take
Alive with a buzzing alarm
Those that never harm
Insects incited this disease
I could never even say please
“Sorry” being repeatedly erased
Here I will not be abased
But the fear is never-ending
Because love is always bending
Mending the path to that star
Through trees, across plains afar
Above the canopy I glimpsed a light
But could it simply be all right?
A thought and a word to carry
Worry and faults to bury
Light rose and fell, seeking 50/50
(I just thought “that’s nifty!”)
Over the horizon, I saw an ellipse
Something of a blood moon eclipse
Speaking only what I believed
And as I exhaled, relieved,
He took my hand and led me
To where I always hoped to be