Monday, 20 April 2009

I am


I was regretting the past
and fearing the future.
Suddenly my Lord was speaking:
"My name is I AM"

He paused.
I waited. He continued,
"When you live in the past
with its mistakes and regrets,
it is hard. I am not there.
My name is not I WAS.

When you live in the future,
with its problems and fears,
it is hard. I am not there.
My name is not I WILL BE. "

When you live in this moment
it is not hard.
I am here,
My name is I AM."

Helen Mallicoat

I have been feeling so blue the last few days, clearing my documents folder at work this morning I refound this poem, I cannot remember where I got it from. I think it's words describe exactly where I would like to be.


  1. So sorry for the "blues." I've been there lately, too -- even broke down in tears talking to a friend after Sunday School. I walked to our library on Friday (about a quarter of a mile, round trip) and I'm still feeling it today (Monday). Depressing. :(

  2. Thanks Susanne, hoping the blues are going for you as they are for me x.