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Take a break from COVID19 news and quieten down with these three poems

Poems to de-stress, to quieten down the external noise around us, the internal noise within us—and worship God.

Since the start of the Movement Control Order (MCO) or lockdown across the world, I’m sure you would have heard many things related to COVID19, from news to sermons, and from many people from pastors to economists.

During this phase of social distancing, you would have come across an avalanche of articles with titles shouting “10 dinners you must cook at home”, “Top 10 Netflix movies to watch during lockdown”, “3 things you must do to look your best for video calls” to “5 ways to keep your children occupied while you work from home”.

Many things, many comments to sieve, many needs to meet, many, many, many.

Or am I the only one feeling it?

Truthfully, I was stuck for a month in April, not knowing what to write for my blog and newsletter. What kind of content that is right and needful. What should be said has been said, I think. And I felt like I’m walking on mental eggshells if I share my thoughts. Because it’s such a sensitive situation now. Different people react differently to this crisis.

And there’s so much noise.

So I thought I’ll share something for us to quieten down and gaze upon the Lord with adoration. Here are three poems I’ve written.

Let’s worship.

This is my latest poem written during a silent retreat. Just a few weeks before the lockdown.

Beckoning (poem): This is my latest poem written during a silent retreat. Just a few weeks before the lockdown.

I was inspired by this verse when I wrote this poem: “And I’ll be the poet who sings your glory—and live what I sing every day.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭61:8‬ ‭MSG

My God & I (poem): I was inspired by this verse when I wrote this poem: "And I’ll be the poet who sings your glory—and live what I sing every day.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭61:8‬ ‭MSG

This one was penned in 2019 when I was hitting against the wall (still am) in my walk with the Lord. This is still my favourite poem which I’ve sealed in my heart.

In Its Place (poem): I was inspired by this verse when I wrote this poem: "And I’ll be the poet who sings your glory—and live what I sing every day.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭61:8‬ ‭MSG
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