What happened to days of our untethered youth
When what was required depended on truth?
When worries were few and troubles unknown.
What happened from then to the now that has grown?

Our days filled with moments both carefree and fun,
Too quickly we find nothing under the sun
Will satisfy fully or give us true peace.
We watch as our hope and delight now decrease.

Time passes in torrents. In storms it does fly.
Our laughter we mourn and often we cry.
Our tears fill up rivers, our moans sear the air,
Our hearts often give up in complete disrepair.

We come to our God with bruises and scars,
Of bludgeoning wounds which surpass all the stars.
It’s then that God finishes work that He’s done.
Our youth then returns as the victory is won.

We come to Him broken and clinging to life,
We come when no longer we can bear the strife.
We finally let go and let God do His best.
Through Him in our place, we can pass every test.



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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7 Responses to YOUTH IS OVER RATED

  1. oneta hayes says:

    True, we are a long time learning. Waste lots of years. Nice poem.

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    • says:

      Thank you, my friend. The sometimes wonder when the testing will be over and I will finally pass. Then I realize that Jesus has already paid the price. Maybe it takes some of us a longer time to learn this.

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  2. Yes… childhood was definitely carefree… but I’m so thankful for the journey that has taught me so much about my Savior! Beautiful Truth in your poem, dear Kathy! You express it all so well and this poem really pulls on my heart strings! Thank you! Paul’s painting has a lovely melancholy feel to it as well… a look back toward Narnia, perhaps? 🤔 Huge hugs! ❤️


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