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Monday, May 4, 2009

It was a dark and stormy Twilight

An Ode to Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Saga and Casting Crow's song, "Praise You in this Storm"

It’s been a bad week.
I’m not gonna lie
as I flop on the couch
and let out a sigh.

We got some bad news
about my dear sister’s health,
and the retreating economy’s
robbing my wealth.

But instead of despair,
a song fills my head,
“I will praise you in this storm…
for you are who you are, no matter where I am.”

God was with us this week.
He was planning ahead
to bring our family together
and keep Alex well fed.

For the news was so shocking,
I couldn’t even cook.
My only escape
was this trendy new book.

Edward, Bella and Jacob
are now part of my life.
I spend so much time reading,
my husband misses his wife.

Before I start reading
about Jacob and Bella,
I pause to praise God
for Kyann and my niece Arabella.

My house is now quiet
as I run down the list
of blessings from God –
precious, wonderful gifts.

The usual come first,
my husband, my son,
a new baby for Carrie,
the warm Florida sun.

Eternal life is,
of course, on the list
as well as my family
and a soft spring mist.

Let’s not forget friends
who come to the rescue,
coupons to clip,
and spiky blue fescue.

As I say Amen
and reach for my book
I sigh once again
and refuse to look

at dust bunnies lurking
from under the couch
with blood-covered fangs;
I think they’ve eaten a mouse.

I fly through the pages
right back to the spot
where I last saw our heroine
in a frightening plot.

I like to pretend
that I’m as witty as Alice
that I fly through the trees
with a vampire prowess.

Pretending is good
for my sad aching soul
but back to my world
and my family I go.

With God’s loving help
and by escaping with Twilight,
I'll make it through this storm
and see tomorrow's sunlight.

8 comments:

Donna said...

Wow! Christians and vampires all in one poem!!!! Now that's talent!

Glad you made it through the rough week with a little poetry left over. I'm praying for your extended family!

fawnda said...

Pam-
I too like to read to escape life sometimes. I also LOVE that casting crowns song.

I agree with Donna- very impressive that you can get vampires and chirtianity in one poam and it make sense too!

Praying for you too!

Liz said...

I love your poem! Great job, Pam!

Rachel said...

I had no idea you were a poet! I agree--nicely done.

Pam said...

Thanks girls. I am not sure I am a poet. I just spend a lot of time reading nursery ryhmes and Dr. Suess. I know poems are a little old school, but I was trying to be up-beat. Have a great night!

Karly said...

Pam, we've also had a rough week. And I too found a book to be a great escape. I am reading a book called, "The Time Traveler's Wife" It is a very good read. I would recommend it! And my husband misses his wife too. :) Lifting up prayers for you and your sis.

Maria said...

Loved it!

Lindsay said...

I'm impressed (I have no talent when it comes to poetry).