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Guest Poem from Kelly Greer

Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
(Proverbs 13:14 NIV)
I have been pleased by the response to the idea of posting poetry for the month of April. My dear friend, Kelly Greer, submitted this reflective poem that leads us from empty to fulfilled. Enjoy!
Hope like an empty picture frame….
Believing what is not there…unseen
Heart sick in the waiting…trusting
Not seeing…hoping in the future
The Artist…the Creator…
Working one stroke….one shade
One at a time…in time…His perfect timing
Framing the answer…a branch from the tree of life
Believing in the fruit to come
Weathering the storms
Withering in the drought
Bearing the weight of winter
Marvelling at the spring buds
Shaded in the sweltering summer heat
Radiant in fall color
Strong and deep and bold and purposeful
Framing the future…
My imaginations… His work
My hope….His purpose
Trusting in the Master’s ways…
The finishing….completion.
(2013 Copyright. All Rights Reserved. Kelly Greer)
They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.

(Jeremiah 17:8 NIV)

Check out more of Kelly’s musings at her blog:
 Ain’t No Mountain Too High!

If you would like me to post one of your poems at Nourishment for the Soul in the month of April, send me a copy to my email at

6 responses to “Guest Poem from Kelly Greer”

  1. Beautiful! I am off to check out Kelly's place. I am loving National Poetry month, Kel! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love Love!!! Thank's for visiting me!

  3. Yes, beautiful–and what perfect pictures to illustrate this!

  4. Thank you Dawn! I was inspired by Kel's invitation too! Thank you Kel for sharing my heart!

  5. Thank you Sylvia! Kel's had the perfect props for the poem…I too love the pictures!

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About Me

Hi! My name is Kel Rohlf. I am an intuitive mixed-media artist, creative writer and performer. Life is a performance. I often attend.


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