Poems

Debris [poem]

This poem was written on September 11, 2001 as I watched the news reports from work. I was shocked, alarmed, saddened, yet I had a new hope in a God who could save and comfort all.

Whatever it Takes [poem]

It’s easy to put work first, to put our family first, and sometimes to put our friends, ministries, and even ourselves first. What doesn’t come easy is doing whatever it takes to put our faith first. This poem was inspired by my pastor’s sermon on pursuing God in the New Year.

Merger of the Heart [Poem]

Sometimes companies and corporations, banks and businesses– but this is when two come together for hope and love and life and gift. Lauren HunterLauren Hunter is a writer who loves the big picture of God’s journey we are all on together. Married to her high school sweetheart, Lauren lives in Northern California with her husband …

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Come On In [Poem]

Come in. Come on in. I’m right here. The door is open. Lauren HunterLauren Hunter is a writer who loves the big picture of God’s journey we are all on together. Married to her high school sweetheart, Lauren lives in Northern California with her husband and their four children. Her latest book is Leaving Christian …

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Better Times [Poem]

We all have rough days. You know, those days you wish you could push away and leave behind. As I parent my kids, and especially as I walk through adolescence with my seventh-grade daughter, I’m frequently reminded of the heartache, the unkind friends, and those disappointing moments you wish you could change but can’t.

Return [Poem]

It is quiet today here in my house. The children, one-by-one, kiss me and leave, the door swinging behind them. Like the calm after a hurricane, there is mess in their wake– and yet the storm will return, perhaps with less force later on. Lauren HunterLauren Hunter is a writer who loves the big picture …

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My Jewel [Poem]

The past may hold us, the future may change us, yet something binds, it holds and secures— Memories, old and new, combine to seal and hold tight the grip— the years cement. Lauren HunterLauren Hunter is a writer who loves the big picture of God’s journey we are all on together. Married to her high …

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Dwell - A poem by Lauren Hunter

Dwell [Poem]

I sit here craving your presence I close my eyes hoping to feel you close All the things I busy myself with Seem to pull me further away. Lauren HunterLauren Hunter is a writer who loves the big picture of God’s journey we are all on together. Married to her high school sweetheart, Lauren lives …

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Homecoming [Poem]

When all the tears have dried and left a salty stain upon my cheek I sit and feel the void, the sadness I now feel when life has had it’s way. Lauren HunterLauren Hunter is a writer who loves the big picture of God’s journey we are all on together. Married to her high school …

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Bud [Poem]

Opening, pushing through budding, birthing the cold has done its work. Growth under surface harboring, planning then release. Lauren HunterLauren Hunter is a writer who loves the big picture of God’s journey we are all on together. Married to her high school sweetheart, Lauren lives in Northern California with her husband and their four children. …

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