Carmela Patterson

Rookie - 10 Points (10/26/40 / Los Angeles, CA)

EARLY MORNING RISING


Why this early morning rising? Why this sleepless night?
Could it be a chastising or a lesson with new insight?
How shall I read this moment at hand right here, right now?
Shall I delve deep within my soul or forget myself somehow?

A soft whisper within my heart I hear, a hint of your will
To pray for a someone whose heart only your love can fill.
Someone is crying out in his own wilderness, his pain;
Let this simple prayer be for him a blessing, a gain.

Bless this brother with what he truly needs
Plant within his heart plentiful seeds
That nourishment, water, and sun will sow
his soul to peaceful pallor and grow.

Inspire him to be a blessing to others
That he will pray for his sisters and brothers
As ripples in a stream that widen to river and sea
Spreading over an expanse into eternity
Enveloping everyone, even me.
Lord, God, we Thank and Praise Thee.


Why this early morning rising, this sleepless night?
Lord, thank you for the blessing of insight
of your calling me to stay and pray
so early this day.
Thanks and Praise to Thee.


© Mel Patterson,7-21-09

Submitted: Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (EARLY MORNING RISING by Carmela Patterson )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Mother to Son, Langston Hughes
  5. I, Too, Langston Hughes
  6. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. [®XLIX~]Watch Super Bowl 2015 (49) Live.., Renz Barns
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Poem of the Day

THE CHANCELLOR mused as he nibbled his pen
(Sure no Minister ever looked wiser),
And said, “I can summon a million of men
To fight for their country and Kaiser;

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. from..., Morgan Michaels
  2. Ebony Sadness Of Grief, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. Comes only once, hasmukh amathalal
  4. Giving Entire Being, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. Poetry Of This Night, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. Poetry Is Scrapbooking, Dexsta Ray
  7. Avoid The Android, Erhard Hans Josef Lang
  8. So To Differentiate (False Humility), Dexsta Ray
  9. Sincere Effort, Tirupathi Chandrupatla
  10. LA PREMIÈRE FOIS, Rosie Bourget
[Hata Bildir]