Sunday, February 27, 2022

A Poem for Ash Wednesday

 Lent's about to begin...

Here's a poem for Ash Wednesday.

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It’s Ash Wednesday—


Off in the distance, I hear thunder

thunder, like the sound of a big bass drum


There’s a BOOM and a BOOM and a BOOM

and a BOOM


like ticking and ticking and ticking

of a clock     Like a pulse     pulsing

Like beats     Heartbeats




I’m reminded of time wasted

and time used wisely

of goals realized

and goals not met


Have I said the important things?

Have I done them?

Have I given enough?

Have I loved enough?     Forgiven?

Accepted forgiveness?


Is the world better because I’m here?


Have I done what I need to do       with God?


I listen for the next strike to the drum

and the next


BOOM and a BOOM and a BOOM


I don’t want the rhythm to stop


but       it will


I recall our vigil at Joanne’s bedside—

Remember holding my breath, waiting for her next

waiting for each heartbeat       Wishing

my hoping was enough

to keep her


The beat goes on     It won’t falter


until     BOOM and a BOOM…..BOOM

and     silence


dead silence


and that’s it



That’s when what I’ve done

or haven’t done


with God


takes over


Maude Carolan Pych

"Behold the Lamb...poetically!"

Poems about the Birth, Death & Resurrection of Jesus

by Maude Carolan Pych

Published by Elm Hill,

is available online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, CBD, etc.



Sunday, February 20, 2022

At the Sea of Galilee


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Israel Pilgrimage—2006


A translucent rose glow

stretches across

the heavens

like a wash

of watercolor

as the sun sets


We are standing

on the rocky shore

silhouetted against

the placid Sea

of Galilee


A dog barks

in the distance

We hear a few

chattering crows

and the lilting chirps

of a songbird





We are pilgrims, listening

to the meditations

of our hearts


Maude Carolan Pych

"Behold the Lamb...poetically!"

 Poems about the Birth, Death & Resurrection of Jesus

by Maude Carolan Pych

Published by Elm Hill,

is available online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, CBD, etc.




Sunday, February 13, 2022

God's Valentine to Us...


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“For God so loved the world, that He gave His

only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him

shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NASB


For God—

The Majestic Almighty, Omnipotent, King of Kings

Ancient of Days, Elohim, Adonai

my beloved Abba Father


so loved—

with the bigness of His gracious agape heart

a love unfathomable, unconditional

and abounding in mercy


the world—

the whole wide world and everyone in it

in Israel, Jordan, Iran, Russia, Nigeria, China

in Ireland and Italy, where my ancestors came from

in HochHausen, Germany, where loved ones reside

where we’ve been on vacation, Aruba and Bermuda

and all of us right here, in Wayne, New Jersey


that He gave His only begotten Son—

given to us, freely, our Father’s extraordinary gift of Yeshua/Jesus

His sinless Son, to save us from punishment we deserve

for sins we have committed


that whoever believes in Him—

so all we need do to receive this wondrous gift

is believe God’s trustworthy Word

believe that Jesus was born into the world

and that He is our promised Savior


shall not perish—

because of Jesus’ sacrifice upon Calvary’s Tree

and because His Most Precious Blood atoned for all our sins

death has been swallowed up in victory!


but have eternal life—

because of Jesus’ miraculous Resurrection from death

we live because He lives

and will dwell with Him

in the Kingdom of Heaven

to enjoy unimaginable splendors



Praise the Lord!


Maude Carolan Pych

Behold the Lamb...poetically!
by Maude Carolan Pych

It was so exciting for me to see my book of poetry about the Birth, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus, on the shelf of Barnes & Noble in Woodland Park, NJ, when it was first published. It's also available online at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, CBD, etc. For more information, visit my website at

Happy Valentine's Day...

God loves us so much!

Sunday, February 6, 2022

My Valentine to Jesus


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My Valentine to Jesus


Sometimes, there are no words—


I come before You, Lord, with adoration

filled with a strong desire to express my love

but all the words that come to mind

seem over-used and feeble

and cannot convey what I long to say


I’m a poet, a wordsmith

with adjectives a-plenty, and

dictionaries, thesauruses, lexicons

close at hand, but

today I yearn to bless You afresh

with eloquence, depth, and originality

I want it to be profound

something You’ve never heard before

however, I find there are no words

none to express the inexpressible


so I empty myself of words

and call upon Your Spirit

Sounds begin to tumble off my tongue

and through my lips

I trust a perfect utterance

rises like incense to Your throne

that is pleasing to Your ears


then I simply sit awhile

awestruck in silence

arms lifted heavenward

and let my beating heart speak

the unspeakable


content that You know

how much I love You, Lord


Maude Carolan Pych

"Behold the Lamb...poetically!"

Poems about the Birth, Death, & Resurrection of Jesus

by Maude Carolan Pych

Published by Elm Hill,

is available online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, CBD, etc.