Footsteps in the Garden

Idle talk 

Can you walk the walk?

Some days are strange

Can’t handle the change

Bad fruit on the vine

But I say I am fine


Pluck the weeds

To cover up my greed

And idle hands

And unmet plans 

God, where are You?

Will you make my heart anew?


I hear your footsteps in the garden 

I hope my heart doesn’t harden

But I am scared

And underprepared 

But You say, “I take you as you are”

I will be with you no matter if you travel far


(C) Carly Wiggins 2022

Time is a Dance

Why don’t you take a chance?

When you know time is a dance?

Around and around we go

To new a oblivion of opportunity

Time follows like so


I wish I could put time in a box

But it wants to be fluid

Like a lake into a river

This dance echos the free

Dance your little hearts out


(C) Carly Wiggins 2022

The Power of Scripture

For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory

Blessed are the pure in heart for God they will see

A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord will direct his steps 

I will exalt you, Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths 


We can’t do anything without the power of Scripture

He is our peace and blessed assurance

Without Him we wouldn’t be content and pure

He gives love and life insurance 

Your word is a lamp to my feet

Let patient ever have its perfect work, 

That you lacking nothing and may be perfect and complete

By His promised Holy Spirit seal you were marked


We can’t do anything without the power of the Word

It’s sharper than any two-edged sword

You want peace but your life is blurred

Remember Jesus by whose wounds you were 

cured


Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God

I am comforted by Your staff and rod

Man looks at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart

If you are lost, then the Bible is a great place to start


(C) Carly Wiggins 2022

Selfless Love Leaves a Beauty Mark

Slander and gossip is all around

What is new?

We rise to fall down 

We deserve it after all

My ear is itching 

In my chair I am twitching 

Are you talking about me too?


I am the talk of the town

You know it’s true

The billboard with a picture of a clown 

The jester who is about to fall

Looking for peace is only wishing 

My ripped paper heart needs stitching 

I don’t want to hear, “I love you”


I take a road trip for a fresh breath of air

The journey frees my soul

Once I let go I don’t care

My spirit is my only hope

This world lost it’s spark

And left me in the dark

It’s time for me to take control


Selfless love is genuine and fair

But the opposite leaves a hole

But selfless love can take you anywhere 

It will nurture and help you cope

Here my spirit can just park

As it leaves a beauty mark

And the rhythm of love remains full


(C) Carly Wiggins 2022

Mother Earth, Where Are You?

Mother Earth, Where are You?

This sandy air has no moisture to it

I feel the coming rage

Slumped shoulders bring war

Started by the chaos of a plague


If I have committed sins

I have asked for forgiveness

But I see Pharaoh

Judgement is imminent, nevertheless


I won the lottery

A chance of a lifetime

To be enslaved

You think I have it made


I see people not smile

It breaks my very core

I see the political system in upheaval

My praying knees are so feeble


This world is changing again

But for the worst

A pregnant planet

Whose sick baby is coming forth


So speedy and slick

When left to our own devices

We are weak and scared

Only holding it up closer in a crisis


No, I do care

Do you care that I have tended this garden of life?

I feel desperation coming through

Mother Earth, where are you?


(C) Carly Wiggins 2021

Statues of Old (Everything will Eventually be Fine)

As the leaves fall like a forgotten dream

You think you knew the answers

Now nothing is as it seems

You crush the leaves into tiny parts

Reminiscent of your remorse


Statutes of old will crumble

Business of polish will stall

Religious traditions will break

So our hearts will awake 


Can you see what’s happening?

We are being poured from the inside out?

Are we preaching what we are practicing?

It takes time for the planets to align

Trust me, everything will be eventually be fine


(C) Carly Wiggins 2022

The Bread

You are in the oven 

Like bread

Rising to the top

We think we are the only loaf

But we are a dime and dozen

But some have more dough 

Some bake more slow

Or a different type all together 


The heat is up high

You are being redefined 

You wish the waiting would stop

Making a promise 

Of a perfect rise would be a lie

It all depends on the care you are given

Which is based a heart that’s driven

Don’t put this fire out


Don’t look to other the breads but the baker

He’s got his on apron and gloves

He knows how firm and how hot

We think we are the only loaf

He laughs at our quarrels

He sees our yeast

To His eyes we are a feast

Don’t put this fire out


(C) Carly Wiggins May 2022