Exhale Fear

Pain in childbirth
Holding my breath
Breathe nurse prods
I must inhale oxygen
exhale carbon dioxide

Watching him grow
Often I held my breath
Amazed at his creativity

Now he’s grown
Finding his own way
I must inhale Spirit
exhale fear and trust God

___________________

Today is Quadrille Monday at dVerse Poets Pub and the word of the day is breathbreathe, or some other form of the word.

 

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31 responses to “Exhale Fear

  1. That’s true…with every word!

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  2. Love the image of God’s Spirit being oxygen for our souls that pages or the “CO2” of fear.

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  3. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    How very true.

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  4. It takes breath and courage to be a parent from the very beginning onwards. Your poem is a beautiful tribute to that.

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  5. The times as moms we hold our breath…. and then they are grown

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  6. Inhaling the good moments, exhaling the bad…breathing life into the world inhaling spirit to give one strength.

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  7. I’m not a mother, but by sense is that the work and pain of labor never really ends. Beautiful. Trust in God to care for him.

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  8. This oNe is so true
    friEnd
    Linda..
    to put
    it simply..
    too..
    when
    we exhale
    fear we inhale God..
    as God breathes free thru uS2..:)

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  9. Thanks for this glimpse into your life connected by the breath of a million thoughts and fears and ultimately hope.

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  10. Beautifully written Linda and I especially love the last lines ‘I must inhale Spirit exhale fear and trust God’.

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  11. Such a beautiful message in your verse 🙂

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  12. Oh, YES. My kids are teens. I feel this, deeply.

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  13. I like the way you connecting breathing with the life cycle of children.

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  14. Very good poem, liked very much.

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  15. …and we continue to learn, Linda! Beautiful message!

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  16. I liked the idea of exhaling fear and trusting God. With the exhale the lungs fill with trust.

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  17. Oh the times when my 3 children have caused , and continue to cause, my breath to stop. ‘Shudders…then breathes’

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  18. I really like the way the “breath” came along with you in every stage of parenthood. It is so hard to let go, but trusting in a higher power does give us reassurance.

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  19. I can relate to your mother’s fear, anxiety and hope ~ May our children be blessed in their journey ~

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  20. Exhale fear and inhale God. Yes! I keep reminding myself of that as I am faced with new challenges daily. I have my mother living with us now, She has Alzheimers and now she is amazed that she has a daughter and that she is me. Inhale God, exhale fear.

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  21. That’s one time when we women are truly focused on breathing, Linda, and I love those final lines.

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  22. Every breath counts for a child making it to the world… wonderful

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