Slow To Anger ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann


Slow to anger,
forgives swiftly
God our Father
loves us fiercely.

Patiently merciful,
favor unending
God’s compassion
for us is unrelenting.

Goodness ample,
grace abounding
God’s love for us
is perfectly astounding.

Peace abundant,
kindness plentiful
God gives hope
to the pitiful.

Slow to anger,
pursues persistently
God loves us . . .


Psalm 103:8

“The Lord is merciful
and gracious,
slow to anger,
and plenteous in mercy.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

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You Deserve Happiness

Rebekka Lien

you-deserve-happinessWe are all a little fucked up.

We have issues.

Even the most put together people have issues, they just don’t parade them around Instagram.

Recently I received this revelation that I was basically believing that I didn’t deserve happiness because of my past, because of bad decisions in the past, in my relationship.

So no I don’t believe in karma, I believe in forgiveness. If I believed in karma, then I really don’t deserve happiness and actually all of us are doomed. I believe in grace and forgiveness.

But see I didn’t dig that deep before, it was too painful.

I realized that my unforgiveness of self had caused me to close myself up to all potential suitors. It’s not because there aren’t suitable mates (and obviously there are plenty of unsuitable ones online), it’s because I didn’t think I deserved to be happy.

Do you need to forgive…

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I want to take you with me

House of Heart

I bend and  twist in search of space,

extending outward reaching upward

but I am root bound and so soft inside.

I need shelter from the torrent,

a shoulder to rest my head on

where there is no threat of war.

I want to take you with me

beyond the rolling thunder where

the Sea Hawk glides below us

his eyes the stroke of lightning

beneath dark clouds he circles

his wing span wide with wind.

I want to take you with me,

far away and above the stormy sea.

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Motion Sickness ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann


Some people suffer,
from motion sickness
some can’t stomach
waiting for God’s stillness.

Some people succumb,
to their fear and doubt
some can’t even begin
to shut the world out.

Some people fold,
under all the tension
some collapse beneath
the gloom of depression.

Some people’s faith,
goes by the wayside
some can’t stand firm
when pressure is applied.

Some people suffer,
from motion sickness
but those who trust in God . . .
give Him their queasiness!


Psalm 107:29

“He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves thereof
are still.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

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Whispering Serenity – #Poetry of #Meditation


pools of whispers


Cast the brazen rush of thoughts

Churning as a tempest in your mind

Unto the Solitary wind,

Whispers of Serenity there to Find.

Be Calm among the restless throng

Thrashing in the maddening churn;

Serenity Whispers Quietly

From the Hush of starlight as it burns.

Unfasten the shackles of turbulent dismay

Clasping your hands, binding your feet;

Fall back into Serenity Whispering

From the garden of moonlight, Smiling Sweet.

Close your eyes to the agitation of noise;

Sigh deep and long as the world whirls;

Listen to the Silence of Serenity Whispering

As the Choice of Tranquility Gently unfurls.


I recently found myself beside a pristine lake surrounded by acres upon acres of woodland, a crystalline cerulean sky stretching out overhead.  The Quietness and Calmness of that place filled me more sweetly and far more intoxicatingly than the finest wine and the peace that environment suffused into me…

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