Lonely Writer’s Song

“When my spirit is failing within me,
still, Lord, you know my paths.” ~ Psalm 142:4

The middle of the day
is dead of night to me,
the evening even more;

But Lord, you know my heart,
my mind, my soul; you are near me
upon this desolate shore.

When everything is darkness,
when everyone has fled
and I am left alone,

You, Lord, are my comfort,
the rock
upon which I build my home.

And though you seem to hide,
to forget,
to care not where I go,

Each morning I awake,
I remember,
it is you whom I should love more.

For it is you who brings the morning,
brings the sun
and wakes my soul,

You who lifts my spirit,
calms my mind,
and makes me whole.


  1. Cynthia says:

    This is wonderful! I love the “the middle of the day is dead of night to me the evening even more.” Great writing and flow. I like the shore picking up the sound of more of the previous stanza. I like how the morning comes in at the end and “makes me whole as the ending.” I really enjoyed reading this poem! God Bless!

  2. Lisa says:

    As I ponder the beauty of these lines, I hear a sweet melody from a song I love dearly, “to you Yahweh I lift up my soul oh God”. My spirit finds refreshment in this.

    1. amysecrist says:

      Thank you for your kind words, Lisa! It is a joy to find that you’ve visited and found a bit of God here… God’s blessings to you!

      1. Lisa says:

        I would like to share this on my blog, with your premisson of course. I will credit your blog page and give you blog address. Let me know if you would want that.

      2. amysecrist says:

        I would be honored for you to share my post and blog with your readers. Thank you!

      3. Lisa says:

        Great! it is done.

  3. Lisa says:

    Amy, a friend of mine also shared your link. If you are interested in seeing this please look up his website. He is a wonderful gentleman that blogs on Medjugore too. His son is a priest, whom I met last year at Our Lady Queen of Peace Conference in Irvine Ca. Here is his link : http://ingodscompany2.blogspot.com/

    1. AmySecrist says:

      Thank you for the update, Lisa. I will check out the blog!

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