Poetry

Soul Satisfying

When I got away from all the noise-

When I did away from social media-

Round-the-clock News-

And away from work overload-

It gave me the distance to be alone in my thinking-

And in my mind

(which can be a scary thing to do).

I began to look at it all-

And I came to realize-

That there is more good in me than bad-

There is more happy in me than sad-

There is more to celebrate than to regret-

And that all outweighs what I really thought about myself.

I found out that some things that I thought were important,

Were not that necessary to have on my plate.

I realized when I starved myself from the cacophony-

And the noise that surrounds me in this world-

I found out what really feeds my soul.

*God, my family, my friends, my students, and many amazing people I meet inspire me to write. Writing feeds my soul. I am blessed that God gives me the time, the inspiration, and the talent to do this…Every moment of every day. 

What feeds your soul? 

It’s a passion your heart craves and keeps nudging its way into your life…

Every Moment Of Every Day.

-Em O. Ed

Prayer for Me

Today, I pray for me.

I pray for the wife in me.

For the mother in me.

I pray for the daughter in me

And the daughter-in-law in me.

I pray for the sister in me

And the sister-in-law in me.

I pray for the aunt in me,

For the niece in me,

And for the cousin in me.

I pray for the teacher in me,

For the colleague in me,

And for the employee in me.

I pray for the writer in me,

for the thinker in me,

And for the creator in me.

Today, I pray for the friend in me

And for the stranger in me.

For all that I am,

For all that I do,

I pray for me.

*P.S. Prayer

For all that you are

And for all that you do,

Do not forget-

To pray for the me in you, too…

Every Moment Of Every Day.

-Em O. Ed

Faith Pledged

Faith indivisible.

Allegiance pledged-

To one God-

Our nation-

Where we stand.

* I believe Christianity is what our country is based on. I believe God is essential to our nation’s freedom and independence…

Every Moment Of Every Day.

-Em O. Ed

LOVE IS CURVY

Love is not a straight line.

It is flexible and curvy;

It bends and comes back to others.

Love is curvy-

It has the flexibility to come back

And join with others.

It is reciprocal and noticeable.

Love is curvy-

And fluid;

It can tuck itself inside places

Like hearts;

Deep inside crevices

And into the souls

Of those who wish to

Let Love go deep inside.

Love is curvy-

It can get tangled up.

It is complex and complicated.

Love is curvy and messy and confusing

And crazy.

But Love-

Is good…

Every Moment Of Every Day.

-Em O. Ed

Trying To Be Still

God, why do I choose machine noises instead of You?

Or choose artificial light

Or human voices

Or my inner dialogue

Over You? 

God, why do I choose my self-wanting instead of You?

Or choose my 

Self:

-Pity

-Fulfillment

-Loathing 

Over You? 

God, why do I choose yesterday-thoughts instead of You?

Or choose current-thoughts

Or tomorrow-thoughts

Or those thoughts 

Over You? 

God, why do I choose distractions instead of You?

Or choose 

Dis:

-Comfort

-Satisfaction

-Belief 

Over You? 

God, why do I choose exhaustion instead of You?

Or choose anxiety 

Or impulsivity 

Or depression 

Over You?

God, why do I choose pain instead of You?

Or choose sorrow 

Or anger

Or shame 

Over You? 

God, When I am lying in the dark 

And my eyes are closed, 

Why do I choose anything else 

But YOU?

End-Title

Choosing To Be Still

Every Moment Of Every Day.

-Em O. Ed

“He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalms‬ ‭46:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

 “At midnight I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:62‬ ‭NIV

Every Moment Of Every Day.
-Em O. Ed