Sunday, October 19, 2014

William- A Poem


The greatest songs of praise
Do not come from cathedral choirs                                
They do have the power
To move the soul of man

From wheelchair bound
Pain racked beds
Come songs of praise
Clear and sweet
A sound like no other

They rise in the midnight hour
And at the break of dawn
You can hear them in the quiet times

When the pain sets in
When all hope seems to fade
Voices singing praise and adoration
Mingled with their groaning

Oh God, my God
I will trust you
In my pain and despair

I cast all my cares and sorrow
Trusting in your mercy

Suffering cannot kill my spirit
I am broken in my body
Yet, my spirit lives

I sing in that might choir
Trusting until the end
Shaken but unbroken

Singing without ceasing  
Giving praises
Without end

Psalm 57:7
My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed:
I will sing and give praise.

William is 78 years and retired he has written poetry for Reach Up magazine a Christian publication. He writes poetry and short stories as a hobby. He lives in Crestview with his wife of 36 years Sharon.

Crestview is located in the Panhandle of Florida. He is a member of the Panhandle Poetry Project sponsored my our local library. He enjoys the Poetry open Mic-nights sponsored by the Robert L. F. Sikes Public Library where he regularly reads his work. Some of his poetry was selected to be placed in a time capsule by the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida a history museum in Valparaiso, Florida.

His e-mail address is

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