Get a Grip

Get a grip,

hold on fast;

Any slip

may be your last.

Fingers ache

with holding on;

Frosty breath –

you’re going, gone…


We delude ourselves when we feel that we have a grip on life.  Control is but a frost away from losing it all – how much better it is to let go and be gripped by grace!

9 comments on “Get a Grip

  1. lizziejoy10 says:

    I love that – “gripped by grace.” Amazing!!

    • melodylowes says:

      Thank you Lizzie! I have seen and heard the term before, so definitely can’t take the credit – but the words are so lovely, and fit so well with what I wanted to say, that I had to ‘borrow’ it!

  2. Caddo Veil says:

    “Gripped by Grace”–I’ll TAKE it!! God bless you–love, Caddo

    • melodylowes says:

      Isn’t that something? I just love that. It helps to let go if you get caught by something like THAT! 🙂

      • Caddo Veil says:

        It is “something”, Melody–and your note here to expand on the concept is very helpful for me, very visual! AND, I have a poem coming up soon–an acrostic called “Captured”, which references that same “being caught” by His grace. Oooh, this is good stuff!

      • melodylowes says:

        I can feel the poetic juices flowing! What a wonderful idea. Love the term ‘captured’ – so gut-wrenching and emotional!

      • Caddo Veil says:

        Then I think you’re gonna like it!!

  3. Debbie says:

    Your poems are so special, teaching lovingly! I could relate to those fingers aching! God bless you , Melody, as you fall into His arms today!

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