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The 'No Poem' Years
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By Linda T. Reich
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The "No Poem" Years

There was a time of sadness for me
When I couldn't seem to write.
No matter how hard I tried
I couldn't get it right.

A dry spell is what it was,
My pen and typewriter idle.
No matter how hard I tried
I couldn't even think of a title.

I couldn't use my gift from God,
Quite a few years went by.
I wondered if God "took" it away,
My ministry went dry.

I had a lot of sadness back then
That seemed to block the flow.
I just couldn't seem to do it
So I just let my poetry go.

But I believe I was in training,
Learning from sadness and strife.
To deepen my understanding
I had to experience life.

I needed to spend some time waiting,
Spend some time in the trenches.
Needed to do some more waiting,
Spending some time on the benches.

I'm so glad God is faithful,
My gift was not taken away.
It lay dormant until I was ready,
It was the start of a brand new day.

Thank you God

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Submitted: Monday, June 25, 2012

Last Updated: Saturday, May 3, 2014

About the Poet
I am a Christian wife, mother, and grandma of five, including twin granddaughters. I love to write poetry, take nature photos, and collect buttons. I have close to 30,000 buttons. I am retired after more than 30 years of senior care including 13 years working with Alzheimers residents. I've been writing poetry (like my mom) since I was little. I still have my first poem. It was in a card I gave to my dad. As an adult I prayed for the gift of encouragement and poetry. I think it's so important to encourage others in their faith and also unbelievers. God has brought me through so much and I am thankful for my salvation. I asked Jesus into my heart and have never regretted a single moment. It was a true blessing when 3 of my poems where published. One in a local newspaper and two in different magazines. You can also find me on my facebook page at Whispers of Hope/Linda T. Reich where I post short devotionals, my nature photos and poems. Thank you. ♥

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