Archive for ‘Angela.U.R.’

July 17, 2017

Cutting the Apron Strings

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Childbirth
Nursing the hungry infant
Weaning from breast and bottle
Teaching the toddler to walk

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July 16, 2017

Prayer (haiku)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Soft wind stirs the trees
makes the branches bend and bow
in holy reverence

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July 15, 2017

Old Things New

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Villanelle

For growth in Christ, this must ensue:
A metamorphosis within,
That all things old may be made new.

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July 13, 2017

The Itch

by Angela Umphers Rueger

or... Why Didn’t I Think of That?

My five-year-old son got a thought in his head
One day as he sat at the foot of my bed.

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July 11, 2017

The Crossing

by Angela Umphers Rueger

While hiking on a lonely trail,
My goal: another mount to scale,
And feeling rather wearisome,

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July 9, 2017

Weep Not

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Weep not, dear ones, for I’m not there
In casket cold or graveyard bare.

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July 7, 2017

I Look Up and Rejoice

by Angela Umphers Rueger

I have put my trust in God; I look up and rejoice.
To tell of all His praise, I gladly lift my voice.
For He is my Defense, my Comforter, my Guide,
My Shelter from the enemy; in Him I shall abide.

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July 5, 2017

I’m Nobody! Who Are You?

by Angela Umphers Rueger

I’m nobody. Who are you?
Had I never made that decision,

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July 4, 2017

The Fourth of July

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Load up!
Grandma and Grandpa await our arrival.
You can catch a nap in the car
Until we get there.

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July 3, 2017

Constanza

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. —Hebrews 13:8

My Savior, Jesus Christ, His name
Though many friends have I, there is
No other name so dear as His

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July 2, 2017

Just As I Am

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Just as I am, my broken heart
To give You the whole, and not just part.

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July 1, 2017

Not My Will (monotetra)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

She walks beside the coursing stream
Her mind well full of thoughts that seem
To cloud her vision with their steam
All but a dream, all but a dream

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June 30, 2017

Rest in Peace

by Angela Umphers Rueger

tanka

I lie down in peace
releasing all cares to God
who works while I sleep

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June 29, 2017

I Thirst

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Dear Father,
I have tasted of the world’s wine,
And yet I thirst;
I have gorged myself on earth’s pleasures,
And yet I hunger.

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June 28, 2017

Courage (acrostic)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Can I do the thing I ought? I wonder.
Only through Christ who strengthens me.
Until the task is done, pressing on
Relying on His strength

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June 27, 2017

Poetry Equals (2)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Poetry =
pictures
painted with
palabras

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June 26, 2017

Fly Away to Heaven

by Angela Umphers Rueger

“O that I had wings like a dove,
For then would I fly away and be at rest!”
Frequently I have yearned within my breast

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June 25, 2017

Morning Breaks

by Angela Umphers Rueger

haiku

Morning breaks praising
happy songbirds greet the dawn
new day awakens

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June 24, 2017

How Many Trees

by Angela Umphers Rueger

How many trees does it take to clothe a mountain?
How many grains form the river’s watershed?
How many drops does it take to fill a fountain?
How many hairs wave and toss upon my head?

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June 22, 2017

Paper Promises

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Upon my dresser sits a bowl
With slips of paper filled.
They bear a message to my soul,
By pen and ink there quilled.

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June 21, 2017

Family (diamante)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Family
Children everywhere
Laughing, playing, working
Never a dull moment
Home

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June 20, 2017

Standing Tall (haiku)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

WF Yellow flower (2)Fragile yellow bloom
stretches toward the sunlight
nothing else matters

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June 20, 2017

My Favorite Time of Day

by Angela Umphers Rueger

I like the time of day when all is still,
The early morning crisp and cool and wet;

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June 19, 2017

Poetry =

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Poetry =
whispers
to your heart


Co-authored by Angela Umphers Rueger and Charles Robert Lindholm

June 19, 2017

Tea Time

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Before I sit to cup of tea,
I look the choices over.
A dozen or so blends I see,

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June 18, 2017

Lord, Here Am I

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Lord, here am I to labor unrewarded,
To serve unpaid, unloved, unsought, unknown,
Unknown, unloved by all but my dear children,

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June 17, 2017

Day (diamante)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

day
hectic, hot
working, schooling, running
sun, eagle, owl, moon

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June 16, 2017

The Princess and Her Buddy

by Angela Umphers Rueger

There was a lovely princess
Who lived short time ago;

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