Friday, January 20, 2017

I Live For Moments Like This




I gaze up at the moon 
My heart fills with awe 
My Daddy made that 
I live for moments like this 

I hold my best friend 
For the first time in years 
A laugh escapes me 
I live for moments like this 

I write a page 
Filled with my heart 
It fills me with peace 
I live for moments like this 

I let my hair fall in my face 
I grin behind its cover 
Feeling accepted and loved 
I live for moment like this 

I lay in the grass
Getting soaked to the bone 
The camera shutter clicking away 
I live for moments like this

I hold a babys finger
It smiles at me
We both laugh

I live for moments like this 

I dance down a sunshiny path 
Not caring what others think 
My feet bare and my hair wild 
I live for moment like this 

I read a passage in my Bible 
I blink at it a few times amazed
My Daddy wrote this for me 
I live for moments like this 

I laugh so hard my stomach aches 
But I couldn’t care less about the pain 
Joy spilling over in my heart 
I live for moments like this 


But sometimes there are those days 
Where no moments like that come 
And I begin to wonder 
What am I living for today? 


Tears course down my cheeks 
I think I’ll give up this time
But a voice inside says 
I live for moments like this

I feel like I’m about to drop 
But there is still lots to do 
I wish someone else would do it 
I live for moments like this

I feel the anger boiling
I ball my fists at my side
Trying now to let it out

I live for moments like this

I dunk a washcloth water again and again
A feverish sibling is leaning against me 
There are so many things I could be doing 
I live for moments like this 

I can barely hold my eyes open 
But I keep on texting 
As the heartbroken friend talks 
I live for moments like this

I hold a screaming child on my shoulders
Another wails in my lap
I’m about ready to scream myself
I live for moments like this

I shove the bike peddle down 
My legs about giving out 
No strength is left in me 
I live for moments like this

I listen as she talks away
About so many hard things 
I wish I didn’t have to listen 
I live for moments like this

I search desperately for an answer 
It seems so far out of my reach 
Tears spill on my Bible 
I live for moments like this

I’ve begun to realize 
That I don’t just live 
For the good moments in life 
I live for the bad as well 
Because God is using everything 
For my greater good 
So no matter what is going on  
I live for moments like this

You live for moments like this

4 comments:

  1. MIKAYLA I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. <33 Totally amazing and true.

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  2. Wow... this is absolutely amazing, Mikayla!! Seriously, I just love this poem so much. <333

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