As I Sit – A Poem


The last few days have been busy with packing, repacking, buying food, loading the truck, and heading out for a much anticipated holiday with my beloved husband.

As an entrepreneur, it is difficult to get away and a holiday requires much preplanning and extra work. The last few days, I worked long hours and wrapped up several resume and cover letter projects. 

As a professional resume writer, I spend my days crafting words for others to achieve their career dreams. Personal writing is sadly neglected.

Day 1 was spent loading up and organizing. Questioning myself… did remember to pack this or that needed thing? I checked and double checked lists and packed up my home office to bring with me in case of emergency. I also know that when I have time and space… my spirit desires to write from my heart… my soul speaks to me, and I write poetry.

Day 2 I set up my laptop. I am ready just in case. Andrew and I spent a couple of hours on the beach this afternoon basking in nature.

Resting… pondering… talking… connecting… listening.

After dinner, we head back to the beach dragging our lawn chairs. Already, I feel my body relaxing… my mind drifting away from work, and the everyday cares melting away. Ahhhhh.

As we walked back to our cabin, I feel the itch to write… my thoughts, my feelings, and my experiences. My soul yearns to express my deep gratitude and thankfulness and so … I write. My thoughts flow onto the page and it feels cathartic. The words spread over the blank screen through the rapid tapping of the keyboard, forms a pattern of sorts, and a rhythm. A poem is born.

As I Sit

As I sit and gaze upon the waves,
I hear the flap, flap, flap of a sea lion.
As I sit and look upon the sky,
I hear the cry, cry, cry of an eagle.
As I sit and listen to nature,
I hear the chirp, chirp, chirp of a cricket.
As I sit with the wind blowing my hair,
I hear the coo, coo, coo of a dove.
As I sit with the sun upon my face,
I feel the warmth, warmth, warmth of Holy Spirit.
As I sit and watch the glorious sunset,
I feel the peace, peace, peace of the Creator.
As I sit in silence with my Saviour,
I feel the love, love, love of Jesus.
As I bow my head in prayer,
I feel the joy, joy, joy of His Presence.

I wish you abundant blessings and joy. Cathy

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