No more crumbs from the table

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We rose from adversity
To embrace the dawning of a new day
Fraught with blood, sweat, and tears
On all sides burdened, we pressed on
Confident of future glory before our face
With dignity, we ran a determined race
Climbing from the precipice of despair
We marched on with hope and a prayer
No more settling for crumbs off the table
It was time for America to show it was able
To recognize our right to exist
In a country built with our muscle and grit
Now here we are in the year 2021
Politicians try to rob us of the gains we’ve won
But we will not be denied life, liberty…


Made new

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Brown eyes gaze riveted by the woman in the mirror.
A sense of marvel beckons her to look closer
as if beholding herself for the first time.
A smile crosses her lips as she is no longer a child
naive to the ways of the world.
Rememberances of sorrows, rejection, inadequacy, defeat,
like distant memories of another life.
Through faith in Christ, inner strength was forged,
shaping who she is today;
A woman who perceives her worth,
undefined by others' opinions, insecurities, and lack.
Casting of untruths, she lives and loves unapologetically,
shining brightly, illuminating darkness all around her. …


Two haiku

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When life gets you down
Look to God for your support
He gives rest and peace

Rise with assurance
For you do not walk alone
Angels guide the way

There will be moments in life when everything appears to close in on you. Yet, during these times, we can find strength, peace, and comfort in God’s presence, exchanging chaos for His rest. In Psalms 62:8, the psalmist invites us to pour our hearts out to God and trust that He is our refuge. God can provide a sanctuary amid the concerns that bombard us daily.

1 Peter 5:7 tells us…

Michele Thomas

I am an educator, writer, and avid reader. I enjoy writing poetry and stories about real-life experiences.

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