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January 1, (J-1) 2010 Focus & Direction
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2010 Poem-a-Day Series by Robminx.

(J)anuary 1, (J-1) 2010 Focus & Direction


So it’s J-1

The old is done.

I’ll now pursue what’s true , new, and

Will bring me through to

The next phase,

The next page,

The next stage

Of what lies ahead

In this drama called "Life."

So I’ll write the vision and make it plain

Then prepare my fields for the latter rains

Of blessings that will overflow,

My cup, my harvest for this I know

I will reap sweetly for the seed I’ve sewn;

And joy will replace the sorrow I’ve known

In the year now past and overthrown

We now call it yesterday.

*Good-bye yesterday!*


J-1. J-1 I’ve now begun

The trek that follows my pre-ordered path;

And begin the New Year with a quiet blast

That blows open the damn from my writer’s pen,

To compare the now, with what was then

The telltale signs of my personal growth

Have I kept my promise or honored the oath?

That I’d made to myself, as to what would be

Of the year now past, that did rapidly flee

Away. Away. Away from me…

So quickly it seems.

*Though the trek, the task to begin again is fruitful.*

For the well-ordered life can stand introspection,

Can brave the way for new direction

To accomplish the will I was created to do

To rejoice each morning for mercy that’s new

And grace just sufficient for each day alone…and then

I will take up the charge as I pick up my pen

And write and recite it over again

"I CAN!"



By Robminx © 2010 All rights reserved. 2010 Poem-a-Day Series by Robminx

January (J-2) Gratitude

J-2, is the glue that seals the deal

That fuels the passion of what I feel

To have faith that the promises be made real

I can’t touch it yet; but I see it still

And taste it… so yes I believe.

I believe I can have what my mind has conceived

I can taste the victory my dreams have retrieved

From the yester- year that faded so fast

With fragments of hope from desires past

The strings of fulfillment within my grasp

So I’m ever, ever reaching for my goals.

Working out my salvation in my most holy faith

Through prayer, building stamina to run the race

Set before me.

Lord I need You now, like never before

The enemy’s trick is keeping a score

Of the times I have sinned and fallen short of the glory

And the times I’ve messed up he re-tells the story

Of how I have squandered your marvelous grace

As he comes to Your throne, to throw up in Your face

The ways I’ve let you down… Father.

Yet still I come BOLDLY before Your throne of grace

I fall to my knees and lay on my face

And cry out to you, for I know you will hear

You have not given me the spirit of fear,

But of power, and Love, and a mind that is sound

You died for my sins, so I won’t be bound

You will not give me over to the killer and thief

You are well acquainted with temptations and grief

We’re connected by blood

You’re the branch. I’m a leaf

On this tree of life so filled with fruit

I have loved you Lord from the days of my youth

I am grateful that You first loved me.


By Robminx © 2010 All rights reserved. Poem-a-Day Series by Robminx




January 3, (J-3)


J-3 brings a plea for courage and strength

That I won’t fall short, but will reach the length

Of the lofty heights that my mind can’t conceive

God prepared it for me, so I must believe

That He Who has begun a good work in me

Shall see it to completion.

So I’ll brave the winds of the great unknown

Step out on faith to take hold of and own

What God’s shown to me

In visions and dreams

I stand not alone for I have been redeemed

By my Kinsman, my LOVE, the Holy One of Israel

The Lion of the tribe of Judah

No other one with God’s sovereignty

Not Mohammad, nor Krishna, or Buddha

But the one who knew me before I was born

The One who keeps filled my blessed horn…

Of plenty.


by Robminx © 2010 All rights reserved. 2010 Poem-a-Day Series by Robminx

January 4, (J-4)

J-4 gives more possibilities to explore

More time to plan, to accomplish the chores

To set off the action to my satisfaction

To see my dreams realized.

I’ve studied the ‘Haves’ who were once ‘Have-nots’

The ones who have banished from their lives stuff that ‘rots’

The ‘Stuff’ that healthy souls weren’t meant to bear

Like bitterness, anger and worldly cares

The ‘Haves’ strategize and plan ahead

They don’t sit back and live in dread

For the thing that you fear will fall on your head

Like bricks from a house of worry.

So I’m making my plans, and seeing them through

Preparing my hands for what they must do

To pick up my pen filled with manna and love

To help shift your focus to Who reigns above.

God gives you the strength for what lies ahead

Take caution and care for the words you have said

Will reflect in your life like a mirror.

Speak life to your soul, speak life to your dreams

Choose well your words, whenever it seems

Life’s circumstance is just too mean

To conquer.

Your words have the power to set the pace

To give you the strength to run your race

They can prop up your spirit, when it leans to the side

Be the wind in your back and smooth out your stride

As you run.

Learn to speak God’s word, and don’t be annoyed

God’s words will never return to Him void

The promise is real with concession

Proclaim your desires, profess your confession

You WILL see whatever your mouth does say,

One day.

By Robminx © 2010 All rights reserved. 2010 Poem-a-Day Series by Robminx






January 5, (J-5)

J-5 brings more of the usual jive

I rejoice today in being alive

Despite the challenges lurking to leap

I press to my bosom and promise to keep

God’s word hid within my heart.

By Robminx © 2010 All rights reserved. 2010 Poem-a-Day Series by Robminx












J-6 for me, an emotional mix.
Murphy's flaunting his law, with it's dirty tricks.
What to do? What is done? And what needs a fix?
Make beds, wash clothes, cook dinner by six.
Muscle up for the fight, when life throws it's licks.
I'm drowsy as heck, and my work isn't done.
Is it the allergy pill? Shucks I only took one!
My minds in a fog. What a terrible fix.
Ah these are the woes for me on J-6
Yet I'm thanking You Lord, for these so LITE afflictions
As I'm pressing on, with determined conviction
And I'm praising You Lord with a shout and a clap
But I'll finish my chores, after I take a nap!!! ;-0

by Robminx © 2010 All rights reserved. 2010 Poem-a-Day Series by Robminx


January 7, (J-7) Affirmations

J-7 rolled in with an arctic snap

My fingers froze when I turned on the tap

And gazed in the mirror and mouthed affirmations

Then smiled to myself to feel the sensations

Of the warm water flow through my fingers.

"You're a woman of wisdom, wealth and grace."

I affirmed to myself in the mirror's face

"You are healthy and wealthy and wise and well"

Looking deep in my eyes, I continued to tell

Myself what I must to believe.

For me to receive, then I must say

And affirm to myself everyday

"I am fearfully and wonderfully made."

In my Father God's image ( I look like my Dad)

I smile once again, cause I'm very glad

I can have what my Abba says!

So like Him...

I shall call those things that be not

As though they were, I'll give it a shot

To conquer the fear of failure and lack

To nurture my self and not hold back

On my faith, yes I believe.

It's not a sin to want something more

Like the Saints of old, who walked before

They stepped out on faith, with only a dream

Believing in God, though sometimes it seemed

Impossible to attain.

Jesus came, He said

So that I can have life;

I can choose to have it free from strife

I'll enjoy my life,

In abundance too.

He is not a man that He should lie

not a thing He's prepared for me, He'll deny

He love's me. He love's me.

This I know IS true .

by Robminx © 2010 All rights reserved. 2010 Poem-a-Day Series by Robminx










January 8, (J-8)

J-8 has certainly opened the gate

To explore new paths,

With more to create.

My morning meeting went really great;

But I'm mentally forking the tasks on my plate.

Am I giving my all to my current position?

Am I a true team player advancing the mission?

Should I raise the bar, and set higher goals?

Or be patient to see how it all unfolds?

For now I'm an indian, assisting a chief,

I serve with humility, avoiding the grief;

Not often regarded for all that I do,

But for the best outcome, I'll focus my view.

I am meet to stand and follow through

On the trial that is set before me

I'll swallow my pride, learn the lesson You teach,

For to You God be all the glory.

It seems silly to me, to make easy tasks hard.

The simplest path seems the best.

Is the patience I've prayed for ernestly,

The reason for this test?

I trust You Lord as the hour glass

Is turned and shifts it's sands.

I know I'll emerge victorious

For my life is in Your hands.

by Robminx © 2010 All rights reserved. 2010 Poem-a-Day Series by Robminx

January 9, (J-9) Work it!

J-9 is Saturday, that's just fine

Let go of the weekday hustle and grind

Chill out with my family, ease my mind

And laugh cause it's good for my soul.

My kids called out "Mom come check out YouTube!"

With laptop in hand, they burst in my room

To show me some kids dancing to a "Bounce" tune

Loose butts bouncing wild on the screen.

Now let me explain what "Bounce" music is

It's all the rage with New Orleans kids.

The music is fast with a funky beat

As they shake their butts wildly and tap their feet.

Now their shake is like nothing you've probably seen

The Master bounce dancers can work their groove mean

Pivot down on one leg and turn it around

Kick a leg in the air

Do a split on the ground.

All this, while shaking backsides in a frenzy

People standing around

Tourist throwing their pennies

In caps and hands in the old French Quarter

I'm looking and thinking "That's somebody's daughter."

Amazed at their motions, and moved by the beat

I found myself rocking and tapping my feet.

With hands on my hips moving side to side

Lost in my groove, til my daughter cried

"Ya'll, look at mama, she's doing the dance!"

Their loud screams of laughter broke my trance.

I opend my eyes, pursed my lips in a smirk

Said" Ya'll didn't know I could make all this 'WORK'?"

As I tapped my behind, and now laughing to tears

Asked them,"How did you think all of ya'll got here?"


by Robminx © 2010. All rights reserved. 2010 Poem-a-Day Series by Robminx.

January 10, (J-10)

J-10 a new week begins again

Woke up feeling bad, so I just stayed in

Watched church on the net in my satin PJ's

Lift my hot mug of coffee, and give God the praise!

Come out! Come out! Where ever you are!

Bishop Jakes preached at church today

Of Jonathans victory against the Philistines

Gave me hope help is on the way.

For the battles I face, are not bigger than, the God who goes before me

As I step out on faith, and face my fears, I will trust God and give him the glory!

From the book of 1 Samuel chapter 14

Bishop Jakes really preached that text

I will face the challenges coming my way

And not fret of what may come next.

It's time for me to rest again

My head seeks a soft fluffy pillow

Say a prayer; go to sleep; dream sweet and know

Where ever God leads I am willing go.

by Robminx © 2010 All rights reserved. 2010 Poem-a-Day Series by Robminx

January 11, (J-11) Mom "Stuff" come's in 3's


J-11, was full of surprise

It seems from the moment I opened my eyes

At four in the morning to see my son

Fine tuning his homework and getting it done

He'd been up all night surfing the net

"Have you been to sleep son?" " No Mom not yet."

Oh what havoc procrastination wreaks

"How long have you had to do this son?" "About three weeks."


The afternoon was not much better

My daughter was crying, hmmm...

What could upset her?

"School mom; it's school.Sometimes it's pain!"

"So much coming at you, it makes you insane!"

"Well to whom much is given..." I started to say

She cried into my shoulder, where her head lay

"I know mom, I know. But sometimes it's rough.

"As hard as I try, it seems never enough!"

'I don't want to dissapoint you." She miserably moaned.

"You can't dissapoint me. Your life's journey's your own.

I said, "My life is my life, and your life is yours."

"We were not all created to choose the same doors,

Of life's opportunities, varied and many

Blessings abound, on paths aplenty!"


The evening had more, in store, for sure!

The weight had become a bit much to endure.

A "mini" crisis , the gut wrenching kind

Jerked at my heart, and troubled my mind.

No mom, ever, wants to see her child suffer

To save them from harm, we become the buffer

We throw ourselves in front of the bus

So they won't get hit, we sacrifice us

Sometimes, we must stop and realize

Things happen in life to catch us by surprise

What God has in store we don't always know

It takes sunshine and rain to make flowers grow

And sometimes manure to enrich the soil

Too much "Mom" intervention can ruin and spoil

What God is perfecting in our children's lives

The harshest conditions can teach them to thrive

Inspite of hardships, set backs, and such

We can give some assistance, but not be a crutch

So I cried my tears, then tucked them away

Crawled back into bed about 2:30(a.m.), I'll say

Instead of complaining

I'll trust, praise, and pray.

by Robminx © 2010. All rights reserved. 2010 Poem-a-Day Series by Robminx.







































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