Transfixed 1


Snow falls
Shimmering in the street light
I stand on my balcony
Praising God for this sight

Sound is muted
And a sensation of peace
I close my eyes and pray
This feeling won’t cease

Thunderstorm rages
The sky is ablaze
Night becomes day
You continue to amaze

With each passing moment
Your power is clear
Lightning and thunder
Only wonder, not fear

Brilliant sunlight
Cascades down from above
Clouds are scarce
Warmth and proof of your love

So much of His beauty
Do I see coming through
An opportunity not many take
For a heavenly view

Sinking low in the sky
The sun provides a show
Gorgeous colors only you can paint
The evening horizon aglow

I am transfixed, Lord
By all your earthly works
If we only stop to look
It’s one of life’s perks

Composition Date: January 21st, 2009

Holli’s Notes:
This was a challenge to myself to break from the mold of writing about darkness or sadness and bring a joyful message to the Lord. I felt like I needed to learn how to balance talking about my past and my present.


About Holli Swank

Holli Swank has been writing for more than twenty years and finds great joy in sharing her deep faith in God through her poems. She is the mother of three children and has been married for almost 18 years. She also loves spending time with her two cats. Holli was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in mid-2013, giving her a unique perspective for her poetry.

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