Grasping for words.

Seems they’re hidden in the depths of me.

Try to scoop a handful and raise them.

Hand comes up empty.

Where are you words?

Breathe deeply hoping words will be in the breath.

The exhale has no weight.

Hold still and listen.

The atmosphere is blank.

Silence that seems so loud.


Rise to the surface, settle back down.


Deafening void of quiet.

Where are you words?

Smoothing on lotion.



Massaging the skin, moisture sinks deep.

Conscious awareness of circling motion.

No words surface.

Food slides down satisfying the hunger within.

Tastes familiar and comforting.

Ration slips in, the soul still longing.

Where are you words?

Blue and green flicker in the flames.

The bright orange log cracks.

Words dance but don’t bow down.

Breath in.

Breath out.

Fuzzy thoughts float.

Where are you words?

Rest in the Spirit.



About Myrna Folkert

Myrna is an author who desires to use her gifts to glorify God. She's created this blog to tell stories of her childhood, musings about life, motherless daughters, grief and loss, faith in God, her family history, and facts about the Long QT syndrome. She also has a hearing condition called Tinnitus. Doing interviews with motherless daughters like herself are of great interest. Join in discussions by following this blog and commenting. She would love to hear your stories about life. Myrna is a Christ follower, wife, mother, sister, friend, aunt, and cousin. She was an elementary school teacher for 27 years; now works in her church, and a few other volunteer activities such as Hospice doing "Life Reviews" and Vigils. Myrna loves to read, write, listen to music, go to concerts, and take pictures. Her favorite pastime is boating with her husband near the beautiful shores of West Michigan.
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8 Responses to Words

  1. Hi Myrna, I enjoyed your poem. I too am a motherless daughter who occasionally posts poems on her blog. I look forward to learning more about your faith journey. Blessings, Julie

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  2. Kate says:

    I love this Myrna ❤ and I can relate!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ruth Verkaik says:

    Well said! 🙂 Keep waiting, the word will come. God is faithful to supply what you need.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you Ruth! I was telling my sister yesterday how I have several very special Ruths in my life!! Love it! It’s strange, I haven’t written poetry in decades, and this one was downloaded to me in a few minutes time, a few weeks ago! I didn’t know if it was supposed to be published on my blog, or if it was just the vehicle to bring on more thoughts and words. It sat in my files, and tonight I felt led to share the poem. The Lord is definitely up to something!


  4. ruth van heukelom says:

    It seems to me your words were there, you just didn’t realize how the Lord was answering your prayer. Beautiful.

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