My God, you are still

When my soul is drifting out to sea Over waves of foamy distraction  Further out from land I flee My God you are still  The waves billow and toss about Unsure the direction I’m pursuing  Sitting submerged in self doubt My God you are still Drenched in forgetfulness  Days, months, years slip by Stuck in…

Dear Mom

Poem by Audra Ohm You’re my rock, When my feet are unsteady. A place to lean and rest, When the world feels heavy. You’re my safe place, When the winds are blowing. A place of shelter, When the tears are flowing. You’re my mentor, When I don’t know what to do. A person I want…

Show Them

Our job isn’t to change people. To make them different or same like us. Forcing them into a perfectly shaped steeple. As they sit in rows quiet and straight, Hiding from others. Afraid of the potential hate. We live in a world that’s black or white. It’s one or the other, not full of color….

John 1:5 Poem

One candle, one light, will bring hope to the darkness. One spark, one flicker, will light the flame. One act, one motion, will ignite a movement. One man, One God, can heal with The Name. By Audra Ohm Image from Pixabay.com

Kinstugi

A crack shownMended with glueFractures reappear New accrueFear of breakingSending tremors deepNot enough glueWill make this mug keepUnable to be filledOr used for it’s purpose Liquid leakingAll over the surfaceSitting unmendedBroken and unusedAlone on a shelfEgo bruised Ground trembles The earth quakesOne small tumbleMug breaks Light peers throughTears flowGentle hands embrace Gathering slowEvery piece foundBy…

Let’s Say

Let’s say By: Audra Ohm Let’s say, Rosa Parks didn’t speak out. Let’s say, she buried her pain deep in that route. Instead, she pierced her lips and let fear close them shut. Then, moved to the back with a pain in her gut. Let’s say, Billy Graham didn’t give his life to God. Let’s…

The Last Time

By Audra Ohm If I knew it was the last time we would talk over coffee at the kitchen table. I would have asked more questions, put my phone down and turned off the cable. If I knew it was the last time we went for a walk together. I would have walked a bit…

You weren’t made for this world.

The sunlight never touched your skin. The wind never blew in your precious face. Your heart fluttered for brief moment of mine. Your memory will last an eternity. I never got to hear you cry. I imagine your laugh to sound like mine. You visit me in my dreams at night All your first were…

Here’s to the Ones

Here’s to the ones that left their homes, Headed for school or work alone. Grabbed their keys and got in theirs cars,  Praying for a normal day, not one with scars. Here’s to the ones at the wrong place and time. Wrongly accused of an inconceivable crime.  Put on trial with minimal evidence, Death row…

To the People

I wrote this poem around a year ago and never felt it was the right time to share it. Maybe I was scared to have my words out there, maybe I was thinking it was too heavy. Either way, I can’t keep it hidden any longer. My heart breaks for our country. I want peace,…

The Day the Clouds Touched the Earth

The Day the Clouds Touched the Earth By: Audra Ohm   Summer days are for daydreaming into the sky.  Stretched out over a homemade quilt grandma made. Guessing the different shapes that go by.   “Look at that one!” yelled Charlie as he prayed. “That’s a warrior like me, ready to conquer anything!” “Mighty and…

Juneteenth

“The race isn’t over until the last person crosses the finish line” Ally Love Juneteenth By Audra Ohm She trained for monthsIn the Texas sun and started out slowOne foot in front of the otherThis race was for her, not for show Small changes happened graduallyAs long as she kept movingShe faced hard momentsNever giving…

Lord, I can’t Breathe

By: Audra Ohm Nothing I say can take away the painNo words can erase the pastNo sentence can bring back the slain My ignorance is tolerated no moreThe land of bliss is rotting from the coreLord, I can’t breathe Nothing I re-share will clear my privilegeNo post can make it rightNo amount of time will…

One Horned Flying Horse

I look in the mirror and what do I see? One horn on my head, not two or three Everyone I see has more than one They are all alike except for me I stand alone in my pail plain skin While others around me all blend in Different colors all around I’m outside the…

Saying Goodbye

The plan was to run a few errands before heading to the hospital but that all changed when my mom got the phone call. “Wait, what? Slow down. Everything ok? Ok we are on our way.”  As she hung up the phone, I had a flashback to dream from the night before. There she was, walking toward…

Sour Lemonade

We all have been deceived into believing one of Satan’s biggest lies, that this life, we have been given, is suppose to be easy and pain free.  Its funny to me that the man that is in fact causing us hardships and pain, is also the one that is telling us we are to be…

Stepping into the Furnace

We all know the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.  We read their story as kids and made a mental note in our heads of their great faith & God’s protection over their bodies.  I didn’t think too much of that story beyond that because I believed it did not relate to me.  I felt…

You’re Gonna Be O.K.

(written partly in 2017) The darkness can become very dark at times and it traps us in a lonely and despair state. The darkness can also convince you to believe the lies and forgo the truth. I get stuck in the darkness more times than I want to admit these days. My days are full…

The Next Big Thing: Menards Christmas Tree Lot

We had big plans to visit a local Christmas tree farm this year. Plans to get bundled up in the wagon, cut down our own tree, sip on hot chocolate and take super cute pictures that make our family and friends swoon! But those plans quickly changed as the day went on and the thought…

We sold our house, Now what? 

We gave another big YES recently, unsure of what’s to follow, we said yes to selling our home. After the OhmFlood we knew this was the next step for our family.  We recently accepted an offer on our house and we close on November 10th. Ahhhh! Selling our house has been one of the hardest…