Poetry Brings Hope

If you are an inspirational poetry lover then you will love Dr. Rosalind Y. L. Tompkins latest book, Nimble Anointed Words Empower (NAWE) For more information click the picture:  Hope Wake Us from This Nightmare is a poem that Dr. Rosalind wrote about the massacre that occurred in an Orlando Florida nightclub where 49 people were killed. To read the blog that appeared in the Tallahassee Democrat Newspaper please visit: http://blogs.tallahassee.com/community/2016/06/23/life-lesson-hope-wake-us-from-this-nightmare/

Hope Wake Us from This Nightmare

Madness and mayhem in the wake of a massacre.

Leaving people wondering what is happening.

The political pundits saying it’s about gun control and banning all Muslims.

Religious fanatics saying its God’s judgement.

ISIS taking credit.

Children confused.

People looking for answers.

Orlando the place where dreams come true, not you too.

Hope wake us from this nightmare.

Tell us that tomorrow will be a better day.

Tell us that politics will cease and the violence will end.

Tell us that the hatred will die and that terror can’t win.

Hope wake us from this nightmare and let the light of love shine through.

Chase away the darkness and help us to see our way to the land of promise where dreams do come true.

Hope wake us from this nightmare and stop the mindless chatter because lives have been taken and all lives do matter.

No More Pigs In the Shadows is a poem Dr. Rosalind wrote during a recent mission’s trip to Haiti.  After seeing the pigs walking around and the deplorable conditions of the river that many drink and bathe from.  Thank God we were able to support Dr. Patricia Bailey’s ministry digging new wells in the marketplace!

Life Goes On is Poem that Dr. Rosalind wrote in response to all the killings of our young black men!

Life Goes On©
by Rosalind Y. L. Tompkins

The telephone is ringing
The sun is shining
The wind is blowing

Life goes on,

The television is blaring, glaring and I sit staring at images of a war torn nation
The only problem is we are not at war, or are we?

Life goes on,

The children are playing
The cars are traveling to and fro
I wonder where they are going and do they know that we are at war.
A war from within
The enemy that we fight day and night
Each other, no compassion for a sister or a brother in pain, what a shame.

Life goes on,

The stores are selling goods and wares
We buy our stuff and it seems like nobody cares
Our black boys are dying
No, not a noose this time
Called into a life of crime or maybe just walking the line.

Life goes on,

The protectors of society are on their beat
Murder, murder we cry in the streets!

And Life goes on.

In this video Dr. Rosalind shares the poem “Transformation”.  In the poem the caterpillar realizes that the process of transformation begins with our ability to see the Greatness inside.

What is it that wakes you up from the inside out?
What is it that screams in silence but comes out as a shout that can only be heard by you and God?
What is it that calls to you when your heart is still and tickles your soul while strengthening your will?
That’s the It that can be fulfilled when you realize that,
You’ve got to have your life enhanced;
So take a chance;
To understand that there’s more in store;
For those willing to risk it all;
And seek to find what’s been left behind
But hidden deep inside.
Come take a ride with me;
Because your journey awaits, your destiny is calling, your purpose is ripe;
So take a bite of the things you desire.
I know you want to go higher and have a ball
Because You’ve Got to Have It & You Can Have It All!


Rosalind Y. Tompkins’ original poetry depicting life, love, and hope!

It Takes One to Know One©

Women who are First are women who thirst for water that has never been tasted. So many hopes and dreams wasted while we waited for others to step up and take their places.

Women who are First are women who dare to say “I can, so what if I am not a man, I’m well able to take a stand & command all of life to bow down to my grace and power as I bring curves and brains, pumps and earrings upon the scene.”

Women who are First are women who often bear the brunt of bad jokes, bad policy, and bad breath breathing hatred and discrimination like a dragon.

Women who are First are often treated last but this too shall pass as we move to the head of the class on the backs of women who came before us and paved the way for today and tomorrow.

Women who are First are women who thirst for all that life has to offer.  Take a drink, and another and another, trail blazer, mother, wife, friend, fire chief, clergy, politician, electrician, sister girl, pioneer, Cheers!  Here’s to you, and you, and you, may all your dreams come true….to all the women who are First!

 It takes one to know one.

 

Water & Sand©

by Rosalind Y. Tompkins

From the ocean to the desert God made this great land.

He’s given us the knowledge and wisdom to understand.

It’s not about houses, cars, or material things,

But it’s all about love and the hope that brings

For new life and possibilities that expand with each and every day.

From the sky to the sea, from the forest to you and me, there is an

ocean, there is a desert, and there are mountains and valleys.

 Clear as the sky on a warm summer’s day,

Sweet as the mango ripened in the sun,

Hard as the pearl enclosed in the oyster,

Grand as the mind set on finding answers

Is the life filled with oceans and deserts!

In this “Dream Again Poem” Video Rosalind Y. Tompkins shares a poem about the importance of dreaming, dreaming again. and  putting your dreams into action.

Where Is Hope©

by Rosalind Y. Tompkins

Hope is found in the Breath that I Breathe;

In the Stars in the Sky and in the Cool of the Breeze.

Hope is found in a Baby’s Cry; or Tears rolling down the Eye,

Of one who knows that every good thing Flows from the Heart of God.

Hope is found in the Birds that Sing, in the Grass as it Grows,

In the Smell of a Rose, in the Dew as it settles upon the Ground.

Hope can be found in the middle of Pain, in the Streets of Frustration,

And in the Home of the Name that is above every Name!

Hope is found when you Hear the Name, Think the Name, or Say the Name,

It’s all the Same!

Because, Jesus IS HOPE!

 “Rare Anointing Poem” Video about what it takes to produce a rare anointing in your life.  The pain and suffering that we all experience can be used by God to empower us to help others.

In the Midst of It All©

by Rosalind Y. Tompkins

As you live your life going through trials and tests;

There are some things that can cause you great stress;

They come to make you want to give up;

They zap your energy and empty your cup;

But in the midst of it all you can stand tall!

In the midst of it all on Him you must call;

He will hear and answer your cry;

Why don’t you just try?

Even if you have had a fall;

He is right there with you in the midst of it all;

Waiting on your call;

Call on Jesus, don’t be like King Saul who went to the witch and dug a great ditch into which he did fall!

Seek the Lord, give Him a call because He is right there with you in the midst of it all!

“Life Poem” Video of the life of a turtle showing how “life is like a turtle because it takes it own sweet time.”  Just like the turtle we must continue on life’s journey no matter how long it takes!

YEAR OF THE WOMAN©

Rosalind Y. Tompkins, Life Coach & Poet

Women’s history is the history of mankind because everyone comes from the woman’s womb and from the womb to the tomb women have proven to be movers, shakers and history makers.

**** Open wide your ears and tell me what do you hear

Therefore we know women can be anything just look at  Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State—these ladies may one day be our president—-we will all just have to wait.

Women can be anything that their hearts dream to be. Women can run countries, states, cities, and still run their families.

**** Open wide your ears and tell me what do you hear

Women can be anything, just look around the world and you will see how women have moved from places of obscurity into places of victory in science, business, politics, and technology.

Prominence and Power—Hope for the Hour—The hand that rocks the cradle is the one that rules the world—-You Go Girl!

**** Open wide your ears and tell me what do you hear

Keep on keeping on and let your voices be heard loud and proud from Washington D.C. to Kentucky—-from Florida to California and everywhere in between.

Let it be declared as well as seen, that which to me is abundantly clear;  Open wide your ears, so that all can hear, that this is indeed our Year.

****THE YEAR OF THE WOMAN!


One Response

  1. DangerMan says:

    Thank you for sharing Pastor Rosalind Y. Tompkins your such a lovely blessing I appreciate the poem.

    God Bless You.

    DangerMan Urban Superhero

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