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Art & Poetry copyright © 2011 Atlanta Marie Carrera

Friday, May 26, 2017

Love's Lullaby

Come rest your head,
and lean on me,
let angels sleep,
and love will dream.

A lullaby
of soft refrain,
a breath of hope,
a gentle wind.

I sing to you,
sweet child of mine,
a peace comes soon,
a quiet cry.

I hold you close
and whisper love,
a lullaby
upon your heart.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

In the Garden

In the Garden

In the garden,
once the rain is gone,
I feel the gentle breeze,
drying up my tears,
Innocence retained.

In the garden,
as dawn breaks into day,
I watch the flowers bloom,
the fresh scents overtake,
Radiance remains.

In the garden,
when I close my eyes,
I hear the children laugh,
playing at their games,
Joy regains.

In the garden,
a taste of bittersweet
still lingers in my mind.
The butterflies take flight,
and Love sustains.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

White Roses

White Roses

I shall see you at His table
in a garden
where white roses bloom.

You are dining with our Savior
among the flowers
of purest white.

Enjoy the feast of endless blessings
shared with friends
and flowers of light.

Smell the scent of ageless roses
surrounding sweet
eternal life.

You are at peace with all the roses,
ever blooming,
ever bright.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Wishes

Christmas Wishes

May your joy shine bright
like a child's delight
on a Christmas morning.

May your family pray
in a simple way
for the memories they make.

May you use your gift
to give others a lift
Along the way.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

A Child of the Light


"Tree of Life" by Atlanta Marie Carrera


A child of the light,
slipping into the setting sun.

A brilliance of white,
transforming darkness into life.

A spirit of love,
joining us all in prayer as one.

A freedom above,
Celebrating in unending joy.



(For my sister, Teresa)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

God's Grace

God's grace shines down upon this child,
an innocent whose slate is clean,
surrounded now by love supreme,
protected through this very sin.

What does this world now hold for him?
A life of struggle, trapped within,
a lowly state in human terms,
but souls are meant for bigger things.

Our judgement skewed by limited view.
Open wide our hearts to you,
and feel God's Grace upon this earth,
and fear no more from all this hurt.

(for Jackson)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

For what was Lost

For what was lost that used to be,
I pray for love in tragedy.
Surround our souls with healing force,
and give us strength to find ourselves.

With hugs and tears, there are no words.
Spread now the light and sound the gong!
so blind will see and deaf will hear.
Our actions speak, so all is clear.

Let faith bring peace upon this earth,
and comfort hearts that bleed so deep
New futures rise and hope endures,
from what was lost that used to be.

(for Abby & Jeremy)

Monday, April 13, 2015

Windsong

"Fly Away" Stained Glass by Pat Miller
Windsong Glass Studio on Etsy
Windsong

Can you hear the Windsong's words?
It speaks to me with doves of peace.
Can you feel the joy it brings?
It's made with love upon its wings.

Sun shines through the colored glass
and brings to life a vivid path.
Following dreams from vibrant birth,
creations from inspired earth.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Call to the Angels

Angels of Mercy,
Compassion and Love,
tend to our needs,
and open our hearts.

Angels of Healing,
easing the pain.
Angels of Prayer,
surround us as one.

Angels of Song,
speak to my soul.
Angels of Hope,
reach deep within.

Guardian Angel,
lift me up high,
joining with others,
in glory and light.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Rest Now and Find Peace


Rest now and find peace.

Come to the gardens with me.
Rest now and find peace.

Angels attend to your needs.
Rest now and find peace.

Leave your troubles behind.
Rest now and find peace.

New life begins in my arms.
Rest now and find peace.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Open Your Heart

Open your heart,
and set yourself free.
Release your love,
move closer to me.

Beyond our words,
your spirit’s found.
Through silent hugs,
our souls are bound.

Follow your heart,
wherever it leads,
sharing your love,
with those in need.

God knows your heart,
your essence within,
so open your heart,
by trusting in Him.


Chorus:

Open your heart,
let love flow in.
Open your heart,
let love flow out.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Kissed by an Angel

Spirit of love
heart filled with peace

Kissed by an angel
kissed by an angel

Showered in light
touching your soul

Kissed by an angel
kissed by an angel

Weightless and free
Joyful in song

Kissed by an angel
kissed by an angel

Timeless compassion
never ending grace


Friday, July 25, 2014

River of Hope

Hope flows like a river
inside your heart,
a fire in the water,
desire burning bright.

Draw strength from its current.
Find love in its depths.
Life’s joys in the ripples,
bobbing up and down.

Reflections of sunshine,
bathing you with light.
A babbling of meaning,
your spirit hears.

Float with the river,
through every bend,
as it carries your soul
beyond river’s end.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

I prayed

I prayed for strength.
Heavy burdens came my way.
Now I am strong.

I prayed for courage.
Then I faced my greatest fears.
I'm no longer scared.

I prayed forgiveness.
Not til I forgave
did I feel forgiven.

I prayed when lonely,
and in my despair,
I felt God there.

I prayed for love,
and when I let go,
God's love came to me.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Angels in the night sky

"Cosmic Wonder"
By Atlanta Marie Carrera
Angels in the night sky
Breaking free
Joining others in light
Guiding me

Cosmic wonder abounds
Praising You
Stars in Heaven receive
Open wide

Dreams from earth will take flight
Soaring high
Safely now in His care
Resting there
Oh, resting there


Monday, May 12, 2014

Yellow Flower

"Yellow Flower"By Atlanta Marie Carrera
Petals from a yellow flower
Shining like the rays of sun
Energize and give us power
Spirits rise and we are one

Friday, April 4, 2014

Just Pray


"Sunburst" by Atlanta Marie Carrera
In silence we hear
the whispers of God.
In stillness we feel
His angels hold us.

Be silent, be still,
and pray, just pray

What shall I do?
What shall I say?
When troubles surround,
just pray, just pray

We empty ourselves,
so God feeds our souls.
We thirst for His grace,
and living waters flow.

Come empty, come open,
and pray, just pray.

God knows our hearts.
God knows the way.
Trust in his answers,
and pray, just pray.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Candle Light

"Candle Light" by Atlanta Marie Carrera
How Bright is my Candle?

How bright is my candle,
my light from within?
Does it spark me to action?
Does it keep me from sin?

Can you see it in daylight,
when things are alright?
Does it come out in darkness
to conquer the night?

Do I hide it from others,
or make my light known?
Is it joined by a bonfire,
or does it stand alone?

Does it reach those who need it?
Will my flame keep them warm?
Will it comfort the heartbroken,
and protect them from harm?

Is it bright like a lighthouse?
Can it lead others home?
Does it burn with compassion
and have a life of its own?

Can it teach little children?
Will it bring joy their way?
Does it light up with hope,
spreading fire through the day?

Is it a shining example
for others to see?
How bright is my candle,
this reflection of me?

Reprise:
How bright is my candle
can you see my light glow?
How bright is my candle
Does it continue to grow?

Saturday, February 15, 2014

New Day

"New Day" by Atlanta Marie Carrera

New Day

Fill your heart with the new day.
Hopes that rise with the sun's rays.

Dreams as wide as light.
Strength and peace shine bright.

Spread joy and pray.
Be the new day!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Blue Rain

"Blue Rain"
by Atlanta Marie Carrera
Let the water run through me,
right down to my soul,
til it touches my spirit,
and makes my heart grow.

Old wounds are healed now,
all the dirt washed away,
in a shower of blue rain,
flowing out from within.

I can feel newness coming,
as my fears melt like snow.
with a wave it engulfs me,
breathing life to my day.

My eyes are wide open,
to a glorious sight,
the sun’s rays that warm me,
spread light through my veins.

Embrace the blue rain.
Refresh and Renew.
Embrace the blue rain.
God pours it for you!