Put On A Happy Face

Tracks of tears
you can trace
or put on
a happy face

There is beauty
found in grace
so put on
a happy face

What is torn
you can lace
by putting on
a happy face

And don’t wallow
in your disgrace
just put on
a happy face

Share with others
in this place
the pleasure of
a happy face

For through time
and all space
the lasting memory’s
a happy face!

Teresa Marie  10/19/11


Thursday poets rally week 54,  where a free verse, or a poem of your choice is accepted.

Your Embrace

Darling, in your embrace
is comfort and safety
without time or space
it goes on endlessly

You did somehow replace
when you rescued me
from living in disgrace
saying I shouldn’t be

A heart that was empty
without reason to feel
drown by its misery
made hard as steel

Your love sent me
before God to kneel
with thanksgiving a plenty
for a love that’s real

It’s that tender embrace
each day I await
while my heart race
when you are late

 That God bestowed grace
on a sinner so great
says your every embrace
is much more than fate!

Teresa Marie  8/29/11


Fallen Angels


When Lucifer fell from the heavens above
due to the pride he held within
he took other angels with him too
who had followed him into his sin.

No longer were they welcome there
after the war in heaven they lost
the Father said, “I cast you out too!”
which was the greatest of cost.

Never again to have heaven’s light
when they fell He took it away
to forever live in the darkness to
be demons in hell from that day.

When they followed the Angel of Light
’twas the biggest mistake of them all
’cause when you wage war against God
you are most surely to fall.

Teresa Marie   4/17/11 ©

A Question About Grace, Why?

 Why does God give us grace?  I use this expression often, “but for the grace of God go I.”  I truly mean it every time that I say it but it seems to echo through my soul.  And so I ask again, why does God give us grace?

There seems to be no end to the grace that He will bestow on a person either.  If that wasn’t true, I would have used up my grace quota a long time ago.  I say this most earnestly to you, “but for the grace of God” I would not still be here today or I would be in prison.  There is no if, and or but about it.  I am so unworthy to have so richly received all of the blessings that I have and grace is just the beginning.

I know that we cannot earn grace or blessings or miracles.  I just have to stop and wonder about it sometimes.  That a wretched sinner like me could be on the receiving end of His grace and love boggles my mind.

I realize that His ways are higher than ours and we aren’t meant to understand, but still…. why have I been so immensely covered by His grace?  He has protected me, blessed me, healed me, given His Son for me, forgiven me, redeemed me and the list goes on, but why?  It always comes back to me asking why?

I’ve committed adultery, had an abortion, did a lot of drugs, dealt drugs, lied, stolen, and still He covers me with His grace, why?  This could go on forever like a merry-gp-round, round and round she goes!

This is what I have determined, it doesn’t matter why.  It is a gift from the Almighty God and who am I to question His motives?  He doesn’t have human thoughts or emotions, so I need to stop trying to compare Him to us.  It can’t be done, therefore it’s a worthless pursuit.

Grace is a gift to be received gratefully.  Once accepted, we owe a debt of thanksgiving to the Giver.  It’s truly as simple as that.  We make it more complicated than it is.  And so I am left to say…

Thank You Father, thank You Jesus, thank You Holy Spirit for covering me with Your grace.  All glory and honor be Yours forever and ever.  Amen.

Always remember that Jesus died for us because He loves us!

May God bless and keep you,
Teresa Marie

Wicked Generation

Oh you wicked generation 
who has turned away, 
what will you then
at your judgment say?

“But I didn’t know,
nobody ever told me”, 
 when you wouldn’t hear 
and you wouldn’t see.

You deny the Truth 
when in front of you   
because you do not want 
My commands to do.

When the end does come, 
you will see My face
as you stand before 
My throne in your disgrace!

And what of your sins,
for which you cannot lie 
when I’ll see each one
of them before you die?

There’ll be no excuse, 
nor any good reason. 
Know, as with everything, 
there is but a season.

Will only a wasted life
be what’s in your hand? 
Will you hang your head
 when before Me you stand?

Or rather be the one 
who does hold it high
as I say, “Well done!”, 
and your praises cry?

Don’t you want to be 
as the good, wise son 
who does change his ways 
before his life is done?


Teresa Marie

The Face Of Rage

Dedicated to all those who feel stuck in an abusive lifestyle.  There is hope!  There is help!

Take the first step to a life free of abuse!!  I did and it’s marvelous.