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Friday, 22 September 2017

Tere kindjie


Tere kindjie

Tere kindjie klein en rein
met jou vel soos sag satyn,
waar dit kneus onder 'n vuis -
hoe oorleef jy by die huis?

Tere kindjie met jou seer
wat jy by ouerknie aanleer,
weet jy dit is nie die reël
dat 'n ouer jou onskuld steel?

Tere kindjie voor my oë,
jou lewe maak my so bewoë
Ek wens ek kon jou nadertrek
en my arms om jou strek.

Tere kindjie hoor die lied
wat aan jou oorwinning bied
God is met jou in die stryd
teen die lewe se venyd.

Tere kindjie met jou dors,
kom lê knus teen Vadersbors
Ledig jou van al jou haat
Laat God genesing oor jou praat.

Tere kindjie word al groot.
Kies jou soort waar jy sal hoort
Het die huis se invloed jou gewen,
of word jy aan jou God geken?

Tere kindjie van my Vader,
Ek merk hoe jy tot ander nader
wat, soos jy, eens swaar moes ly,
maar hul het jou tot hulp gekry.

Tere kindjie, oorwinnaarskind,
jou verlede het jou nie verblind,
maar slegs geslaag om krag te gee
aan drenkelinge in jou lewens-see.

An original poem by Miekie (Marietjie Uys).
'n Oorspronklike gedig deur Miekie (Marietjie Uys).

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
Jy kan Kom Ons Teken en Verf Tuinstories hier koop.
Jy kan Kom Ons Kleur Tuinstories In hier koop.
Jy kan Tuinstories hier koop.
You can follow Miekie's daily Bible Study blog, Bybel Legkaart, here in English & Afrikaans.
You may prefer to follow the traveling blog, A Pretty Tourist.
For more crafty ideas and great product reviews, visit A Pretty Talent on Facebook.
If you are in a literary mood, follow Miekie's musings, stories and poetry on A Pretty Author - Miekie.
Remember to keep nurturing your TALENT for making life PRETTY.
You can subscribe to any of these blogs and receive regular updates by email. Simply register your email address at the top of the applicable blog.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Kop en knie gebuig


Kop en knie gebuig

My God, my God, hoor my gebed
U alleen kan my uit nood uit red.
Ek fluister U naam in my vrees,
in hoop dat U naby my sal wees.
Gee uitkoms Heer, in hierdie stryd -
ek’s in finansiële moeilikheid.
Ek wonder of U kan verstaan
hoe dit met ons mense gaan?
U hou die wêreld in U hand,
spreek net 'n woord en dit verbrand,
maar my moeilikheid wil nie verdwyn,
vermeerder selfs met sonneskyn.
U’t onderneem om vir my te sorg,
ek is geanker met my God as borg.
Hoe is dit dan dat U so draal
wyl ek in my verpligtings faal?
Lê diè skuld ook aan eie wand?
Was ek spandabelrig sonder verstand?
Het ek U in spandeer misken?
Is dit waarom ek nou nie wen?
Ek draai my sente in my kop
om te sien waar ek die toets dop,
maar al wat ek vind is nog meer vrae -
hier is geen antwoord vir wat pla.
O Heer, ek soek 'n wonderwerk
by plig, plesier, of selfs die kerk.
Maak U hand oop en help my tog
dat ek openlik oor U kan spog.
Nou kan ek heimlik U vertrou
wyl ek eie planne loop en brou.
Dis tog nie hoe geloof moet lyk!
In geloof loop U tog voor en pryk?!
Ek sak my hande, buig my hoof,
knak ook my knieë in my geloof.
Voor U, is ek nie opgehef,
slegs nietig klein, is my besef.
Vader, vergeef my onvermoë
om in U voorsiening te kan glo,
om dinge selfstandig uit te werk,
terwyl U sê U stel die merk
waar my voorsiening vandaan kom.
Ek moet slegs wag – U sal verstom.
Dan wag ek Heer, en hou my in
al dink geen mens die wag maak sin.
My sin is in my God te vind,
naïf gelowig, soos 'n kind.
Ek weet mense verstaan dit nie,
my eie kop stry met my knie.
Tog bly my knie voor U gebuig
en sal ek steeds van U getuig.
Al dink mense dan ook wat,
vir my, bly U die enigste pad.
Ek hoop U redding kom tog gou,
maar tot dit kom, sal ek vertrou,
dat U wat die aarde ewig draai,
vir my sal sorg, al word dit taai.
Die mossies, die veld, die lelies ook,
nie een moet self sorg of self spook.
U het my oor en oor verseker,
hierdie is nie my finale beker,
waaruit ek hier op aarde drink -
U het 'n beter een reeds ingeskink.
Dus, los ek nou my laste hier,
om U met lofsang te versier.

An original poem by Miekie (Marietjie Uys).
'n Oorspronklike gedig deur Miekie (Marietjie Uys).

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
Jy kan Kom Ons Teken en Verf Tuinstories hier koop.
Jy kan Kom Ons Kleur Tuinstories In hier koop.
Jy kan Tuinstories hier koop.
You can follow Miekie's daily Bible Study blog, Bybel Legkaart, here in English & Afrikaans.
You may prefer to follow the traveling blog, A Pretty Tourist.
For more crafty ideas and great product reviews, visit A Pretty Talent on Facebook.
If you are in a literary mood, follow Miekie's musings, stories and poetry on A Pretty Author - Miekie.
Remember to keep nurturing your TALENT for making life PRETTY.
You can subscribe to any of these blogs and receive regular updates by email. Simply register your email address at the top of the applicable blog.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Rebuilding Jerusalem


Rebuilding Jerusalem

She picked up a hammer and chisel and
forcefully drove her words into their heads:
You. Will. Hear. My. Demands.
Her words drove them apart and
they splintered under the onslaught.
Her hand would not be stayed.
She lassoed word after word carefully
before she slung it at them with such force
that they staggered under the impact.
She was the keeper of truths,
she alone knew the secrets of the universe.
Arguing with her was pointless.
She already knew all the answers before
the questions were even properly formulated

Slowly, slowly they recovered as they found
each other where she had tossed them aside.
Slowly, they climbed their way back through
the web of intricate lies and assumptions.
The fog cleared, the mist lifted and they could see
the truths that had been tossed aside so carelessly,
had never been anything but true and accurate.
Unravelling fact from fiction was an arduous task but
they stuck to it with great tenacity and were rewarded.
They found the word they had been looking for
to stop the onslaught that had wreaked such havoc.
“Silence!” they exclaimed in unison.
“Silence! Speak no more. Not a word, not a syllable,
not a sound, not even a gesture will be tolerated!
Silence!”

Silence brought healing. It brought restoration.
I brought back unity, knowledge, wisdom, but
most importantly, it brought back love.
They had lived with condemnation and fear
for so long that it took them some time to realize
that what had been missing, was love.
Love did not hold grudges, and was not envious.
Love did not acknowledge evil, but knew only good.
Love did not bring bondage and fear, but set one free.
Love had been missing, but now it was back,
and it did not return in small bits and pieces. It
came with more force than her words had ever mustered.
It came back and it made itself heard.
Love demanded an account and then it wiped the
slate clean, and it forgave, and it forgot.

A gentle breeze blew over that house when hate
was driven from it. God was in that breeze.
It was soothing, cooling, restorative and healing.
Gently, it blew the dust of the destruction away
to expose the building blocks that had been
buried underneath the rubble of her words.
They were delighted to find those bricks still there
and thanked God in unison, before they started
rebuilding the temple of their lives. Jerusalem
may have fallen, but they would build it up again.
Her children had been taken captive, her old men
had turned grey, her young men quivered, her women
wailed, but Jerusalem was God’s chosen city
and it would not be completely destroyed forever.
When they returned to the teachings of their youth,
God turned His ear towards them, and heard their cries.
The splendour of the rebuilt city was greater than
it had ever been. They rejoiced for God was good.

An original poem by Miekie (Marietjie Uys).
'n Oorspronklike gedig deur Miekie (Marietjie Uys).

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
Jy kan Kom Ons Teken en Verf Tuinstories hier koop.
Jy kan Kom Ons Kleur Tuinstories In hier koop.
Jy kan Tuinstories hier koop.
You can follow Miekie's daily Bible Study blog, Bybel Legkaart, here in English & Afrikaans.
You may prefer to follow the traveling blog, A Pretty Tourist.
For more crafty ideas and great product reviews, visit A Pretty Talent on Facebook.
If you are in a literary mood, follow Miekie's musings, stories and poetry on A Pretty Author - Miekie.
Remember to keep nurturing your TALENT for making life PRETTY.
You can subscribe to any of these blogs and receive regular updates by email. Simply register your email address at the top of the applicable blog.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Om die droom prys te gee


Om die droom prys te gee

Maak my emosies ongedaan,
sodat ek hom kan laat gaan,
sodat my hart eindelik bedaar
en my kop redelikheid bewaar.

Hoe laat staan 'n mens 'n droom
wat jare lank al prut en stoom,
op die realisertingstyd daarvan,
sonder om te dink dis nie die plan?

Tog is hierdie droom nie my deel,
dis 'n droom wat ek by 'n ander steel.
Ek kan slegs bid dat dit goed sal gaan
en dat hulle mekaar steeds beter verstaan.

Ek bid dat U hulle sal saamsnoer,
hulle liefdesvlam sal voed en voer,
sodat hul elke dag in liefde groei
en hulle saamwees, lente-botsels bloei

Ek staan eenkant langs en kyk
hoe my laaste liefde van my wyk.
Wat is die kans op nog 'n maat
wat so saggies in my hartstaal praat?

Steeds staan ek terug en gee maar bes
alewig een van 'n groter res,
nooit ooit enkel uitgesonder
deur een wat my alleen bewonder.

Waarom kry party dan soveel kanse
en bly ek agter eensaamheid verskanse,
terwyl hulle op en af gallop
kan kies en keur uit 'n liefdes-trop.

Ek wou net een hê, iemand spesiaal.
Is dit ek, of het my God gefaal?
Nee, nooit ooit my God, dit weet ek vas
en besaal myself met die skuldlas.

Ek buig my knie, my kop, my hoof
in immer afhanklike geloof
dat God wat altyd beter weet
ook hierin nie van my vergeet.

An original poem by Miekie (Marietjie Uys).
'n Oorspronklike gedig deur Miekie (Marietjie Uys).

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
Jy kan Kom Ons Teken en Verf Tuinstories hier koop.
Jy kan Kom Ons Kleur Tuinstories In hier koop.
Jy kan Tuinstories hier koop.
You can follow Miekie's daily Bible Study blog, Bybel Legkaart, here in English & Afrikaans.
You may prefer to follow the traveling blog, A Pretty Tourist.
For more crafty ideas and great product reviews, visit A Pretty Talent on Facebook.
If you are in a literary mood, follow Miekie's musings, stories and poetry on A Pretty Author - Miekie.
Remember to keep nurturing your TALENT for making life PRETTY.
You can subscribe to any of these blogs and receive regular updates by email. Simply register your email address at the top of the applicable blog.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Crossing borders to go home


Crossing borders to go home

I heard the cattle call my name across the distant fields
‘Hommme, hommmme, hommme,’ they lowed,
giving me direction and telling me I belonged.

The sheep were next to bleat the promise
‘Baaack, baaaack, baaack.’ they said,
reminding me that I have strayed too far, too long.

Over my head, large birds swooped and swept, circling round,
diving down to take a closer look at this newcomer,
but finding only the familiar, they darted off again.

I had come home to a land I’ve never known,
yet it knew me, and somehow, I did know it,
and in its sun-drenched embrace, my heart finally found its place.

An original poem by Miekie (Marietjie Uys).
'n Oorspronklike gedig deur Miekie (Marietjie Uys).

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
Jy kan Kom Ons Teken en Verf Tuinstories hier koop.
Jy kan Kom Ons Kleur Tuinstories In hier koop.
Jy kan Tuinstories hier koop.
You can follow Miekie's daily Bible Study blog, Bybel Legkaart, here in English & Afrikaans.
You may prefer to follow the traveling blog, A Pretty Tourist.
For more crafty ideas and great product reviews, visit A Pretty Talent on Facebook.
If you are in a literary mood, follow Miekie's musings, stories and poetry on A Pretty Author - Miekie.
Remember to keep nurturing your TALENT for making life PRETTY.
You can subscribe to any of these blogs and receive regular updates by email. Simply register your email address at the top of the applicable blog.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Lewenspakkies


Lewenspakkies

Waar sit ek hierdie pakkie neer?
Ek hou hom vas, maar hy maak seer.
Wil U hom nie maar by my vat
ek is van seerkry siek en sat.

U weet ek dra al baie lank
aan andere se stank en dank,
maar nou het ek genoeg gehad.
Wil U dit nie maar by my vat?

Ek los my pakkie by U Heer
Dit maak my skouers rou en teer.
Mense kan dit nie verstaan,
tog weet U reeds wat hier aangaan.

My seerkry maak my hardekwas.
Sal U bloed my skoon kan was?
Sal U bloed my rein kan maak?
Laat U my net nie ook versaak!

My God, my God, hoor my gebed
wat smeek dat U op my sal let
om aan my redding te verleen
Kloof oop my haat tot op die skeen.

Laat my nie aan mense oor,
draai U die oor en gee gehoor
My saak lê voor U oopgestel
ontbloot met alles wat my kwel.

My Vader hoor, Hy sien my raak
Gebed verander elke saak,
wat ek eerbiedig voor Hom lê.
Ook nou sal Hy 'n antwoord hê.

Ek raak nou rustig, kwel nie meer,
ek het baie by my God geleer.
Ek kan vergewe soos Hy sou,
ontvang dieselfde in berou.

Vader, vergeef, ek’s desperaat!
My Vader wat my hartstaal praat,
steek uit Sy hand en raak my aan
sodat ek weer orent kan staan.

Hy streel sag oor my hart se seer,
gee my die moed vir weer probeer.
Sy Gees-vervulde heerlikheid
neem my besit en sal nie wyk.

Versigtig waag ek tree vir tree
die nuwe rigting wat Hy gee
met oë en ore Gods-gerig
dra my lewe nou Sy vrug.

An original poem by Miekie (Marietjie Uys).
'n Oorspronklike gedig deur Miekie (Marietjie Uys).

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
Jy kan Kom Ons Teken en Verf Tuinstories hier koop.
Jy kan Kom Ons Kleur Tuinstories In hier koop.
Jy kan Tuinstories hier koop.
You can follow Miekie's daily Bible Study blog, Bybel Legkaart, here in English & Afrikaans.
You may prefer to follow the traveling blog, A Pretty Tourist.
For more crafty ideas and great product reviews, visit A Pretty Talent on Facebook.
If you are in a literary mood, follow Miekie's musings, stories and poetry on A Pretty Author - Miekie.
Remember to keep nurturing your TALENT for making life PRETTY.
You can subscribe to any of these blogs and receive regular updates by email. Simply register your email address at the top of the applicable blog.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Solitary confinement


Solitary confinement

I am caught
nowhere to go
nothing to do
no one to speak to
delivered unto myself

I turn
a face
myself
It's me

push
break out
open up
too strong the bonds of my flesh

flutter
a bird
wings
up
down
in
in

An original poem by Miekie (Marietjie Uys).'n Oorspronklike gedig deur Miekie (Marietjie Uys).

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
Jy kan Kom Ons Teken en Verf Tuinstories hier koop.
Jy kan Kom Ons Kleur Tuinstories In hier koop.
Jy kan Tuinstories hier koop.
You can follow Miekie's daily Bible Study blog, Bybel Legkaart, here in English & Afrikaans.
You may prefer to follow the traveling blog, A Pretty Tourist.
For more crafty ideas and great product reviews, visit A Pretty Talent on Facebook.
If you are in a literary mood, follow Miekie's musings, stories and poetry on A Pretty Author - Miekie.
Remember to keep nurturing your TALENT for making life PRETTY.
You can subscribe to any of these blogs and receive regular updates by email. Simply register your email address at the top of the applicable blog.

Tere kindjie

Tere kindjie Tere kindjie klein en rein met jou vel soos sag satyn, waar dit kneus onder 'n vuis - hoe oorleef jy by die huis? ...