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Seth Gatchell

A Poem for the Book of Psalms

08/01/2019

BOOK OF PSALMS August 1, 2019 Fear of abject failure! Fear of being useless! Fear of more rejection! Fear of looking foolish! Fear of one more crisis, of bad things happening! Why am I so afraid? It’s just so maddening! Oh, I cry out to You. Are You an absentee? Is this my prayer answered,…

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Seeds in Fresh Soil?

07/02/2019

SEEDS IN FRESH SOIL? We turned the soil afresh while pulling stones and weeds. Added fertilizer and water for new seeds. We added some rich mulch, the sun began his work, The small patch was planted, a scarecrow’s face did lurk.   Forty-five “plantings” sown each seed is a child’s face. Fun games and songs…

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ANCHOR

06/04/2019

ANCHOR Though huge, weighty, bulky, it’s something you won’t see. Hidden, veiled out of sight on a cruise out at sea. And you won’t feel its strength when ocean waters smooth, But when sea billows roll an anchor the heart soothes.   Down deep in the sea bed the anchor does its work, Against the…

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Redstone Castle

05/06/2019

When I was a kid, our family vacationed at Redstone Castle in Colorado. (Google it!) This poem reflects back on those magical days at the castle. Those reflections evoke longings for a castle and life still to come… REDSTONE CASTLE The Redstone Castle, grand, a Tudor in its style. It’s Rocky Mountain home, in beauty…

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Enemy #3

04/02/2019

ENEMY #3 “I met the enemy,” Pogo said. “It is I.” It seems I’m two people, both the good and bad “I.” The good I want to do? I slough off guiltily. The bad I shouldn’t do? “Justified,” willfully!   My needs, my “self,” my plan, to these, stiff-necked, I cling. Easily “offended,” my feelings…

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5 Enemies

03/05/2019

FIVE ENEMIES   The way of life is tough, experience bears out. It should not surprise us. Headwinds are all about. We face five enemies in day-to-day living. Do we even notice enemies existing?   Enemy Number One, the world that is weakened, Fallen, damaged, broken, no Garden of Eden! Fraught with mad frustrations, insecurity,…

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