Daily Love: Day XXXIV 

‘Twas Just Two Hearts

A world of fear bore down upon them
Alone and isolated hope was waning
Thrown together one took a chance
Still the light of hope refused to show its path
Courage sparked and hope was found

Slow and timid were the journey’s steps
Fear holding back the light of hope
Through the night of fear courage held
Till fear gave way and hope shown through
Strength blossomed and courage grew

‘Twas just two hearts and love found its roots
Beat by beat the chains of pain fall away
Beat by beat hope shines brighter
Beat by beat love grows deeper
Beat by beat two hearts draw closer

Beat by beat a new scene unfolds
Hope laced through every shadow
Joy scattered through every valley
Courage found on every mountainside
The sky above blanketed in love

While fear tries to rule again
Desire creeps through the two hearts
To take this new journey
As one takes a chance and asks
Deanne Jensen will you marry me?

By Joseph Kemper © 14 July 2012

My Thoughts about the Poem
Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Daily Love: XXXV 

Being willing to help someone,
Even when you’re not sure how and
Always trying to be happy while,
Using your time for others,
That never know what you did,
Yet finding joy from all of it.

By Joseph Kemper © 14 April 2012

My Thoughts About the Poem
Continue reading

Posted in Poem | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Exploring God: Part 7

Even Though

Even though I will trip and fall many times along the way
He will always lift me up
Even though my heart is hard and far from him
He draws close to me
Even though He had all
He died
so that I could receive the same
Even though my sins are great and many my
He suffered
just for me
Even though the journey is long and hard
He will stay with me
Even though my sins are great and many
He loves me
Even though I am slow to change
He waits for me
Even though the journey will be long and hard
I will serve my Lord
I will serve my Friend

By Joseph Kemper © 18 February 2012

My Thoughts about the Poem
Continue reading

Posted in Exploring God, Poem, Poetic Series | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Exploring God: Part 6

Through the Eye of Faith

As your hopes are dashed to pieces,
You press on.
As tremors and tears wrack your body,
You choose to believe.
As all your fears are brought to bear,
You find strength.
As the deepest darkness engulfs and surrounds you,
You find joy.
As the fires of hell stretch forth to drag you down,
You find peace.
As you pass though struggle after struggle,
You see blessing after blessing.

By Joseph Kemper © 12 June 2011

My Thoughts about the Poem
Continue reading

Posted in Exploring God, Poem, Poetic Series | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Introspecting Time: Part 2

A Moment

It is how life comes.
And as it passes by
another comes and fills its place.
Once passed
it is gone forever.
It can be a grand steppingstone
into a glorious future.
Or
can bring a doom
that will destroy your life.
It can be a tool
used to shape the future.
But each one
is left for you to use
And if left unused
by the undecided
it will bring nothing
and nothing
is what you will become
if you don’t choose
to use it wisely.
How will you use
your next moment?

By Joseph Kemper © 30 April 2011

My Thoughts About the Poem
Continue reading

Posted in Introspecting Time, Poem, Poetic Series | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Exploring God: Part 5

He Is There:

My Tribute to Jesus Christ

When I am in the deepest of pains, He is there.
When I have no hope, He is there.
When I feel my greatest loneliness, He is there.
When I cannot find the way, He is there.
When I am afraid to reach out for help, He is there.
When I have been given the comfort I could not find, He is there.
When I find the guidance I needed most, He is there.
When I feel my greatest joys, He is there.
When I have found my deepest comfort, He is there.
When I am in the greatest peace, He is there.

By Joseph Kemper © 1 February 2011

My thoughts about the Poem
Continue reading

Posted in Exploring God, Poem, Poetic Series | Tagged , | Leave a comment

My Mother

She is a woman who, after crying herself to sleep,
greets her children with a smile in the morning.
She is a woman who sings with such love and joy
the light forever shines in her children’s ears.
She is a woman who casts pain aside to give to her children
what they need, but may not want.
She is a woman who teaches her children that it is alright to hurt
when you need to help others.
She is a woman who lives the toughest lessons that can be lived
while smiling for her children.
She is a woman who, with a glint in her eye,
plays her old violin to share her joy for all to hear.
She is a woman who has joy on her face for her children,
through all of the pain in the world.
She is a woman who has placed in the hearts of her children
a need to help others in need.
She is a woman who turns tears of sadness and sorrow
into tears of joy, with but a hug.
She is a woman who gives to her children even when she does not know how she can.
She is a woman who goes to every length to set the proper example for her children.
She is a woman who teaches that the best way to help yourself is to help others.
She is a woman who shows her children what it really means to love the Savior.
She is a woman who loves those in need, far more than she loves herself.
She is a woman who teaches her children what it means to give your all.
She is a woman who always looks for ways to help out those in need.
She is a woman who teaches her best lessons without words.
Oh how I love my Mother.

By Joseph Kemper © 2 October 2010

My Thoughts about the Poem
Continue reading

Posted in Favorite, Poem | Tagged , , | Leave a comment