Coffee for Your Heart- Come as You Are

Winter watercolors tea cup cropped darker wash

Come as You Are


By Susie Teramura


I want my words

To dance across

The page


Like a song

Forgetting all,

Just pure

Love spilled out,



And like steps,

To string them


Until they lead

Me to joy and

To a place where

All I can hear

Is the music

Of your sweet love,

Playing loud

Over me.


I want my words

To dance across

The page

As is,

Because that‘s

What you want,


As is,

You say, ”Come as you are

Not as you wish you were,

Our how you think you should be,

Just come,

Come as you are.”


And as this settles in

And finds it way

Around my heart,

I feel my load lightened,

My burden lifted,

My sadness begins to go,

As I let myself believe

You love me so.


So I will let my words

Dance across

The page



No longer scared,

Knowing You are

The one

I will find

Waiting there.


Psalm 42:8

“But each day the Lord pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing his songs, praying to God who gives me life.”


Psalm 45:1

“Beautiful words stir my heart. I will recite a lovely poem about the king, for my tongue is like the pen of a skillful poet.”



“I will rebuild you….. You will again be happy and dance.”

13 thoughts on “Coffee for Your Heart- Come as You Are

  1. Susie,
    When I saw the pretty teacup with your post, it looked like it coordinated with mine today! 🙂 Oh I how I need your words this week — “your load lightened” as we come to him and find our rest and solace in God. Somehow this week has been difficult (and we’re only midway through!) but I love coming here and find your peaceful words to reflect on as I head out to start another day — always encouraged here, my friend! 🙂

    1. Valerie- I am so glad were encouraged- I am sorry your week has been hard so far :(- I am having a rough week in many ways too- and I think I write to tell myself the true things I desperately need my heart to hold on to and to really hear- So thankful for my sisters in Christ like you who keep reminding me too! What a gift! 🙂 Praying your load will lift and you will feel His presence close 🙂

  2. Susie,
    I am linking up beside you on Holley’s link-up and am so glad I stopped by! Your poetry is beautiful and after a rough day yesterday, it was such an upbeat and encouraging way to start my day today!! You gave me the lift I needed…thanks!

  3. Beautiful Susie! Your words are full of hope and promise. Keep letting your words dance across the page, unashamed, unafraid”. You are blessing so many through your example of choosing joy.
    Blessings sweet one,

    1. Kamea, Thank you so much for your encouragement!( It has taken courage to post my poems sometimes – Writing is like that I am finding! 🙂 and art too-) I am so thankful for your kind words! Thank you for blessing me today! 🙂

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