Woorde wat Vloei

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Hoekom vloei woorde altyd? Dis soos legato strome. Maar wat van die dag as hulle begin spring? Sal dit dalk wees soos staccato note of ‘n ‘tap dancer’ op ‘n hout tafel? Of dalk soos ‘n Maasai tiener wat spring want dit amuseer ‘n westerling?
Kan woorde dalk wees soos ‘n groot rots wat afbreek en teen ‘n berg af rol? ‘n Rots wat pad maak vir nuwe dinge en ‘n harde impak maak wanneer hy tref.
Woorde kan baie meer doen as net vloei.
Woorde kan die koers van baie dinge verander.
Dit kan in die pad staan soos ‘n muur in ‘n kommunistiese land. Dit kan dinge uithou en ook inlaat.

Moet woorde nie onderskat nie. Die tong is ‘n klein vuurtjie wat drome kan afbrand en passie kan stook.

(C) 2014 Elviera Schreuder
15 September 2014, Polokwane, ZA

I know you exist

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I know you exist
It’s hard to fight against their negative words.
I know you exist.
Tears roll down my face and I sigh in this hopelessness.
I know you exist.
My heart aches in waiting.
I know you exist.
I shut my ears when they tell me otherwise.
I know you exist.
I will continue to wait for you my love.

(C) 2014 Elviera Schreuder
5 July 2014, Namibia, Windhoek

Elephantine Love

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Elephantine Love
(C) 2014 Elviera “Wisdomlily” Schreüder

This heart in my chest
Beats with an elephantine love
It makes me clumsy around you
Even awkward
I don’t know if this love is for you
I just know that you are on my mind

What should I do?
I can only keep you at arm’s length
By this moral blueprint I live
You have to decide to take my hand and
Move past the borderline

Your values entice me
Dressed in purity and grace
I compliment your coat
Beyond your charm
I see a valiant man

Only God knows why I see these things in you…

Mayday

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Mayday
(C) 2014 Elviera “Wisdomlily” Schreüder

They call out for help
Mayday
Yet the futile buzz continues
Mayday
Their deep cries unheard as it
blends into shallow chatter
Mayday

We are overtaken by comfort
Mayday
Deafened by empty sounds
Mayday
Poisoned empathy
Mayday

God open our ears
Mayday
We cry out to You
Mayday
You are El Roi, the God that hears
Mayday

Dit maak seer

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Kopiereg 2014 (C) Elviera “Wisdomlily” Schreuder

Dis so maklik om ‘n kopseer te dokter maar ‘n hart wat pyn sit daar diep binne in jou
Daar binne in die diepste kamer van jou siel
Alles is so seer dat jy nie weet waar om te vat of te los nie
Die pyn boor deur jou hele wese
Warm druppels droog jou vel uit en spoel jou gesigpoeier af
Hoop is nie meer iets wat verligting bring nie
Dit maak seer

In the fire

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In the fire
(C) 2014 Elviera “Wisdomlily” Schreüder

Your love is perfect
It fills more than my heart
I don’t see You when I’m in the fire
But You are right there at work
There where the rest of the world can See Your faithfulness

All I see are these flames
Even in the fire I cannot doubt Your love
On their faces I see You’re here with me
These flames are mere ribbons blown in the wind
They cannot harm me
Even the fire bows before You
Oh glorious King
Your love is stronger than death!