Biography of Greg Oosterhouse
I started writing after a wedding reception inspired me greatly. I started writing poetry in February of 2004, just before my 28th birthday. Poetry has become my voice, I tell it like it is when I write. I proclaim myself to be a soapbox preacher because of that. I write of the Lord, and of love. Those are my two main subjects.
Greg Oosterhouse Poems
A Love All Inclusive
I've been given a gift, It is a gift so grand. It is a gift so great, It will not fit in my hand.
'Even Though You'Re Not Here, You'Re Her...
Even though you're not here, you're here. You are the smile on my face. Even though you're far away, you are oh, so near. I'm surrounded by reflections of your grace.
'Your Presence Is Gift Enough'
The time has come when my birthday is near, And I look forward to greetings from ones I hold dear. Will their cards make me laugh, or shed a tear? It is because of that, that I look forward to every year.
'All I Can Say'
All I can say is 'Love! ' All I can feel is love! All I can do Is give thanks to You
Alphabet For God
Almighty is He, Beloved He be. Contagious is His love. Domine, Lord up above.
There once was a man who lived an upright life. He loved His fellow man, He was slow to anger. He put Himself last, and never was one to cause strife. His life was lived humbly, He even was born in a manger.
Jesus Vs. Santa
Christmas time is near, A time to celebrate Jesus' birth. A time that most hold dear, A gift for all people of this earth.
'Another Year Older'
Here you are, another year older. Another year past of pushing the boulder. You have grown a little wiser, And trouble spewed out like a geyser.
'I Saw Light'
I saw light In a place as dark as night. I saw light.
'As We March On To Glory'
As we face this goliath, On this dark, clouded day, As he does impose his will, This is what we shall say:
'I Look To The Cross'
When I feel that life is against me, I feel that my load is too heavy to bear, I look to the cross of Jesus, my Lord is He, He gives me nothing but love and tender care.
There is a pair of eyes That see through my rough exterior. Eyes that see the true me, Eyes that make my self testimony inferior.
'The Lord Will Grant You Grace'
The Lord will grant you grace And shine upon your face If you will let Him in And rid yourself of sin.
I Know How God Feels
As people go about their daily lives, Going from here to there, They work their '9 to 5's', Giving themselves a lot to bear.
'I Thank You, Oh My God'
I thank You, oh my God,
With heart and hand and pen strokes.
This gift You gave to me,
I use it not to tell jokes.
I write of You above,
How You have blessed me so.
I pray that this gift lasts,
As onward now I go.