Thursday, August 2, 2012

Forever by Stephen Jarrell Williams


So many of us wilting
under our circumstances,


a quiet pause,

flower by the stream

sipping cool water,

our strength coming back

again young...

and for a moment we are there,

no numbering of days,

timeless in the sun,

no questioning heaven,

falling into the future


we bloom forever.

Published in The Rainbow Rose- March 13, 2012 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Future by Stephen Jarrell Williams

These days
have their end

the heavens
our energy

around the face of God.

Published in Pond Ripples Magazine- February 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Kneeling by Stephen Jarrell Williams

Kneeling on the asphalt
dripping sweat
I dare not look up
to the crumbling city
and face of an angry God.

Published in The Scarlet Sound- May 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

The Road by Stephen Jarrell Williams

God giving
strength on the straight road,
not veering to one side or the other.

Walking the walk,
running the race,
keeping heads up in sun or rain.

More and more of us
moving in the right direction.
Singing, cheering, joyous weeping...

The great Kingdom of Heaven shining in the distance.

Published in Einstein's Pocket Watch- June 2010

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

World Waking by Stephen Jarrell Williams

This morning
gentle on the leaves,
with a slight bend in the breeze,
sparrows singing, flutter of wings,
chirping with a hop from branch to branch,
cool air with a glimmer of mist,
presence of Providence
with the hum of earth,
world waking
with a billion blessings and more,
the landscape, sky scape
knowing the past and present moment,
the future continuance
of light.

Published in Pond Ripples Magazine- May 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Realizing by Stephen Jarrell Williams

Trying to talk
the right talk,
the good force,
work the healing

I'm just one
granule of sand,
for the unfathomable
that must be.

Published in Einstein's Pocket Watch- December 2009

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hunger by Stephen Jarrell Williams

at the grocery store

Tuesday night
parking lot near empty

cop car flashing
a guy in cuffs

screaming and crying
he had no food

I kept my distance
saw he was thin

apple pie
smeared around his mouth

a small crowd gathering
they pushed him into the cop car

he had holes
in the bottom of his shoes

he looked at me
as they drove him away

he could have been me
he could have been everyone

circumstance dictating
hunger eating away his mind.

Published in Beatlick News, Blue Collar Review, & Camroc Press Review

Monday, April 25, 2011

Lift Me Up by Stephen Jarrell Williams

Oh, God
catch me
in my falling,

don't let me
hit bottom,

lift me up
past circumstances,

lift me up
over the clouds,

star touching....

Published in Einstein's Pocket Watch- 2010

Friday, April 22, 2011

Someday by Stephen Jarrell Williams

it will be

like flowers,

taking in
as we need,

we go on

within God.

Published in Einstein's Pocket Watch- 2010

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Over The Abyss by Stephen Jarrell Williams

The differences

They're coming after us.

We're not saints.
They're not devils, yet.

Run for it.
I'll protect your back.

My collected anger
will topple them for a time.

See you
on the other side...

where we can't lose
our wings.

Published in Black Lantern Publishing- November 2009

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Flight by Stephen Jarrell Williams

In the lift
of our spirits
reaching up,

world woes
forgotten below,

span of stars
to a greater light,

we fly
knowing the way.

Published in Einstein's Pocket Watch- July 2009