a new day, a new blog…

For the past couple of years I have been dabbling with blogging and recently, encouraged by my fellow dreamers, I have started to take this more seriously and start to see myself as a writer. With this in mind I thought it was high time I tried to get a bit more professional about it – hence the new blog name, with it’s own twitter feed and Facebook page.

The title, May I Be the Moon, is from a poem  wrote a few years ago. I was thinking about how the moon shines so brightly every night but it is not its own light, but reflected light of the sun that we see. I realised that this is what I want in my life Рthat when people they would not see me but see God in my life.

In my writing I try to balance my life and my faith, I try to see the world through what I’m reading in the Bible. My poetry is often born out of a place of confusion finding its way to resolution as I work out what God is speaking to me.

Over the next few months I will be transferring some of the posts from my old blog but also writing lots of new material.

If you like what I write, please let me know!

May I Be the Moon

I used to want

To be the sun

Glorious and beautiful

With all eyes

Looking to me for light

The centre of my own private galaxy

But that is something that I cannot be

The world does not revolve around me

After all, what am I?

A random clump of dust and dirt

Tumbling through open space

Lost in darkness

Until I found the light

Of the One True Sun

Truly glorious and beautiful

So now I pray and dream

Of being the moon

My face forever turned

Towards the Sun

Seeking only His light

And content to reflect

For I have no light of my own

But the moon in its humilty

Has a great calling too

To those lost in the darkest night

Where they cannot yet see the Sun

May I be the moon

Shining in the darkness

Always reflecting

Guiding them onwards

Helping them to find their way

Out of the night

Into the bright new day

Where they can see and enjoy

Bask in the glorious light

And dwell forever

In the warmth

Of the presence

Of the One True Son