Poems To ABBA

Updated: Nov 5

In September of 2019 I was thrown head first into God’s Refiner Fire. Not only was it the first and only time I’ve experienced this, I also had no idea what it even was. It just so happened that I few weeks in I found where Peter talked about it in the New Testament and knew instantly that was where I was. It was then I started keeping a journal and would soon be led to write poetry. Please know I’m not a writer or poet. I have been led tho to share some here and I will only to be obedient. If nothing else I hope they might help who ever reads them to know that we all struggle for acceptance and long to know that God sees and hears our cries.


I guard my words

And bite my tongue

For they control my fate

My thoughts I wrestle to conform

As they shape my future days

I Think on things of beauty

Mercy and on Grace

Always I’m forgiving

I've found the narrow way

To lift one up with loving words

No bruise do I dare leave

To take my neighbors  by the hand

And lead them home with me

To our loving Savior

That waits there at the end

To attend our royal wedding

And to spend eternity with him

For this life is only fleeting

Here on this ball that spins

Our forever home awaiting

Where true love surly has  no end

Leslie Renee



On Fire For My Mighty Savior

He Has Opened ALL The Once Closed Doors

To My Future Filled With Favor

And Life With Him Forever More

He Has Given Up The Secret

The Mystery Is Opened Wide

Narrow Is The Path

Where Pure Love For All Resides

This Joy I Can't Contain It

For It Vibrates From Deep Within

Like Fuel It Is Flaming

As It Cleanses Me Of Sin

Depression Can No Longer Live Here

Sadness Can't Abound

Peace Flows Here Like Water

As Mercy's Fire Comes Raining Down

A Candle I Become

His Flame Now Burns So Bright

I Step Into The Darkness

To Shine Forth His Glorious Light

Leslie Renee'




Steady, Steady You Say

Keep Your Eyes On Me

I'm In Charge Of This Day

Anchor Your Thoughts

Raise High Your Hopes

Don't Fear The Cliff

I Am Your Rope

Keep Your Eye Focused

Straight Up Ahead

To The Left Or The Right

You'll Only Find Dread

Voices All Calling

Come Here Or There

Noise, So Much Noise

Only After Your Head

Just Keep Me The Center

Of Your Circle And Square

I'll Send You The Helper

To Teach You All Truth

I AM Pure Love So That

Means So Are You

I Created It All

Beginning To End

There Is Nothing To Fear

For I Call You My Friend

So Sing When You're Hapoy

Sing When You're Sad

Sing When You're Tired

Sing When You're Mad

Sing Each Time It's Tears

That You've Shed

Praise Is The Answer

Joy Is Your Cure

You Aren't Forgotten

Just Be Who You Are

Leslie Renee



Down The Bumpy Road Of Life

I Took Some Turns That Weren't So Right

I Thought Once I Could Live Them All

The Dreams I Wrote On My Mental Walls

The World Was Mine Alone To Hold

I Would Tame It Before It Saw Me Fold

I Would Go All In And Call It's Bluff

After All Life's Circumstances Had Made Me Tough

The One Thing I Did Not Foresee

Was The Day You Would Come

To Call On Me

Like A Theif

You Snuck In

To Convict Me Of All My Worldly Sin

You Made The FireYou Stoked So Hot

Pounding Me On Your Smith's Iron Block

Your Fuller's Soap Healed The Rot

It Didnt Take Long

Then I Got Up

The Love You Gave Me

Grew Like Fire

Healing All The Hurt Inside

Into The World I Showed Your Flame

That Rescues Others From Their Pain

My Family Members All Were Saved

By Your Beautiful Amazing Grace

Each One Was Healed

And All Made Brand New

Forgiveness, We All Found Within

The Walls Came Down

When You Stepped In

Our Future's We All Gave To You

Trusting Your Plan As You Tell Us To

The Church Was Saved With All It's Lost

Because Of Your Gift At Such Great Cost

Your Precious Jesus Upon The Cross

Thank You Jesus

Love, Us All

Leslie Renee 8/30/2022


Oh the Joy the morning brings

As the sun bellows through my window panes

The LORD calls us higher

To see the day from his view

Mercy and Grace blow through the wind

Beckoning us all to begin anew

To throw off the worries

That darken our thoughts

Dust off our lanterns

And shine our light bright

Forgive our trespassers

And pray them all blessed

For we all live here

In a life full of test

Put on a smile and flash it around

Lift up some souls that feel so down

Strangers are kinder when they don’t see a frown

Search for the needy and do what you can

Help carry the burden of your fellow man

For we all need encouragement to keep looking up

Because only by Grace is it not us holding that cup

Visit the sick, the elders and lost

God loves us all and paid a great cost

Be a Disciple

Carry Your Cross

Leslie Renee 10/20/22


I No Longer Care If I finish First Or Last

I No Longer Care If I'm This or I'm That

I No Longer Care What Anyone Thinks

I'm Just Trying My Best To Be The Best Me

Some Days Are Better Than Others For Sure

I Fall Down And Get Up And Try To Move Forward

I Wasn't The One Who Died On Calvary's Cross

Jesus Did That So That Makes Him The Boss

I Cannot Save You, Only He Can

But I Am Happy To Lend

All That I Have

A Kind Word of Encouragement

Mercy And Grace

I'll Listen Intently As Your Finding Your Place

If You Are Hungry

I'll Cook You A Feast

If Cold I Will Warm You

Give You Shoes For Your Feet

A Soft Bed To Lay Own

Next To A Soft Glowing Light

I'll Whisper God Bless You

As We Lock Up For The Night

I'll Haul You Around To Help

Find You A Job

Take You Back Home To See Your Dear Mom

If You Ask Me To Go One Mile In Your Shoes

I'll Try To Go Two

So I Truly Understand

How Deep You Are Bruised

I'll Send Up Prayers

For You Each Night

Asking Our Father

To Make All Things Right

But No I Can't Save You From

This Barren Land

God's The Creator

So Only He can

Leslie R. 10/17/22


Holy Spirit

Come Sweet Holy Spirit

Fill My Heart Within

Cast Aside All Stagnation

Cleanse Me Of All Sin

Fill Me Up With Joy

Let Hope Inside Me Rise

Please Be My Holy Helper

Stay Right Here By My Side

Bring Water To My Dry Bones

Divine Breath Into My Lungs

Cast Out All Confusion

Show Me The Pathway Home

Chains Are Now All Broken

No Longer To Weigh Down

Shattered Pieces Mended

Mercy All Around

Good Works He Has Ordained

For All The World To See

The Heart Of My Dear Father

That Lives Inside Of Me

His Merciful Demeanor

Loving Compassionate True Ways

His Joy Always Substaining

My Footsteps And My Days

His Light Forever Growing

Brighter With Each New Day

The Fire Burning In Me

Forever Be Ablaze

Help Me To Know Him Better

Teach Me To Love Him More

So I Can Live Forever

With Him On Heaven's Shore

Leslie Malone 10/10/22


Don't Let Me Miss You

I Must Have Held Your Hand So Tight

On That Day We Said Goodbye

You Must Have Felt My Pain

As I Looked Into Your Eyes

Jesus Please Don't Let Me Miss You

As You Faded Out Of View

Through The Womb I Journeyed Here

To Face The Great Unknown

Looking For A Home Away

From The Only Home I Had Ever Known

With Your Careful Gaze You Watched

As The Years Passed Slowly By

Hearing All My Childlike Thoughts

As I Stared Up At The Sky

I Did Not Know What I Was Missing

But I Knew I Truly Did

Not Belong To This Place

Which Then Caused My Heart To

Fill With Dread

I Prayed To You As I Was Taught

My Heart Was Pure It Seemed

Love Grew There Without A Thought,

No Filter, Vails or Screens

I Asked You To Keep Us Safe

To Forgive All of Us Our Sins

Even Then I Could Not Embrace

You Would Do Anything Less Than This

As I Lay There In My Bed

With Child's Eyes Upon The Stars

Not Quiet Knowing For Whom

I Was Longing Or Of What

Life Held In My

Hand Of Cards

Many Trials I Have Now Faced

But You've Been Here Through Them All

Never Turning Away Your Grace

Whether My Sin Be Big Or Small

True Love So Unconditional

Was All I Received From You

Forever Pushing Me Forward

With Your Gentle, Loving Tunes

Now I'm Looking At New Horizons

With Hope And Awe In You

Leslie Malone


The Midnight Hour

In The Stillness Of The Midnight Hour

While All The Worlds Asleep

You Join Me In My Secret Place

To Fill My Heart With Peace

No Matter How Dark The Day

Or How Long The Storm Did Rail

Your Love Falls Down Around Me

As Your Spirit Lingers There

You Dry My Tears With Your Gentle Breath

And Your Glory Shines So Bright

You Tell Me All Will Be Ok

And There’s Rest For Me Tonight

And As I Lay Upon My Bed

You Sit So Close To Me

Then You Sing Your Lullabies

As I Quietly Fall To Sleep

Author Leslie Renee Malone


I Want To Be The Strong Woman

You Want For Me To Be

One That Doesn’t Let Doubt

Reign Here Over Me

One That Walks With Her Head Held High

So That When People See Me They Know They See A Child Of The Upmost High

One Who’s Heart Is As Pure As Gold

Showing Love And Compassion

Wherever She Goes

One That Can Drop Anything That She Holds

To Pray For A Friend Or Even A Foe

One Who Will Share Whatever She’s Got

Who Doesn’t Shrink Back When Cost Is A Thought

One With A Passion For Loving Her God

Showing Him He’s Never Forgotten

But Always First In Her Life

So Mold Me And Make Me

Please Shape Me Like Her

Like A Beautiful Bride

To Forever Be Yours

Author Leslie Renee Malone


Gods Poets

You Made Us Your Poets

And Lover’s Of Souls

Filled With Compassion

Our Hearts That You Hold

You Gave Us A Light

To Shine Bright Towards You

To Show All Your Love

That Could Make All Things anew

Our Pen Is Our Sword

And Our Hearts On Our Sleeve

We’re Marching Toward Zion

To Live With Our King

Jesus Forever The Master of Peace

Author Leslie Renee Malone


Sitting Here Just Thinking Of

The Day You Came With Your Tender Love

Oh What Sorrow I Was In

The Deepest Pit Of My Sin

You Came In Like A Gentle Breeze

Waves Of Love Washed Over Me

In And Out Like The Tide

Cleansing Me From Side To Side

Storms Did Rage And I Dared To Think

Upon Each One I Would Surly Sink

To The Bottom With No Return

But Still You Saved With Your Strong Arm

Days I Lay Upon My Bed

Praying “God I Feel Such Dread”

Then You’d Whisper In My Ear

“Get Up Child, It’s Only Fear”

Fear Not I Tell You So Many Times

Run To Me For A Place To Hide

I Am Waiting To Pull You In

To My Arms Where Healing Begins

Author Leslie Renee’ Malone


Cry’s To My Savior

I‘m So Tired Of Hurting

So Tired Of This Pain

Jesus Please Jesus

Help Me I Pray

Break Down These Walls

that I Felt I Must Build Up

Saving My Life Was My Only Thought

I Had Not Learned On You To Depend

I Thought I was Too Lost

In My Shame And My Sin

So Bruised And Broken

By Their Hateful Words

So Isolated Due To Their Lack Of Love

I Know That They Did The Best That They Could

Because Like Me It Was Darkness They Grew Up In

With Only A Small Hope Within

Please Search My Heart

Find Where it’s Broke

Tenderly Mend It And

Dress It With Love

Help Me To Find You

And Give You My Heart

So I Can Walk Within Your Beautiful Light

Author Leslie Renee’ Malone


Someone’s shooting a Gun outside

Our worlds gone mad

In you I hide

I don’t feel their angst,

their rage or fear

I’m OK with you right here

You hold me close

whispering my name

Saying “Don’t look,

it’s still the same”

You say “Be happy” feel secure

You belong to me now

in that be sure

You tell me look up

at your deep blue sky

past the Sun and Stars

to the heavens on high

Rejoice and dance,

praise your name,

You’re with me in the storm

my shelter from the rain

You say "stick around child

I’m going to use you

to convince this world

there's no need to feel blue

Remind them of my

unconditional love

To just repent and pray

to me up above

I’ll come running to them

as I did you

To make their Grey skies

the brightest blue

To show them the mysteries

of me above

The beginning where it started

This thing called love

When they put me first

above all else

Instead of down low

or up on a shelf

I’ll teach them how

you’re all just here

For the test, to learn

different lessons

That you hoped to be best

From Glory to Glory they will learn

What that means

How to see around what this evil

world schemes

To focus on me and nothing else

So I can come lead them to victory

And everything that foretells.

Author Leslie Renee' Malone


Dream Again

You pulled me from prison

you opened the latch

You held out your hand

strongholds no longer attached

You mended my heart

you vanquished my sin

You said " Now beloved

this is where we begin"

You took your strong hands and reshaped my mind

told me to leave all my worries behind

You said to look up

keep my eyes just on you

Nothing on earth beats the view beside you

You planted me firm on your solid rock

You showed me your vision

your plan from the start

You taught me to love

through untethered eyes

To never give up

regardless of sight

To always believe in things not yet seen

to open my heart and to once again dream.

Author Leslie Renee'


No matter what tomorrow may bring

I'm standing today on your promises deemed

Each day I look forward to the new mystery

That points me to you and all that that means

I'll count it all joy

There can be no more doubt

That you alone decide when I come in and go out

I'll take time to listen to your every word

Knowing their life and that matters for sure

Thanks for your spirit

That guides me each day

Showing me when to step out in faith.

Author Leslie Renee'


You saw me by the river

You felt my broken heart

You heard me cry "forgive me Father

please send your fiery spark"

I need to know you see me

please show me that you're here

Standing right beside me

in my moment of despair

I took your love for granted

I let the whole world rule me

Please can you forgive me

place me back in your reach ?

Your love is so amazing

your Grace beyond compare

For me you sent a Savior

my salvation you meant to spare.

Author Leslie Renee'


You Came Into My Self Made Cell And Spoke Your Truth To Me

I Thought That I Was To Far Gone

No Light Was There To See

Battle Weary, Scarred and Torn

No Strength Inside Remained

Until The Day I Heard You Gently Say My Name

Leslie Child, Lift Up Your Face And Wipe Those Tears Away

There Is No Sin I Can’t Erase

If You Desire To Change

Throw Off Those Chains And Unbelief

All Those Worldly Lies

Take My Hand And I Will Teach You

How To Consistently Abide

In The Shadow of My Wings

Where Peace And Love Reside

I Have Come To Give You Rest, Hope and A New Life

Take Your Thoughts Off Of This World

Set Them Instead On Me Up High

Open Up My Word, Let It Discern Your Heart

So I Can Go To Work Cleansing All Your Soiled Parts

Remember My Commandments

To Love Me With All Your Heart

To Love And Help Your Neighbor

For They Are Like You Are

Weary And Heavy Laden

Burdens Too Big To Bear

Longing For Compassion

And Someone Who Truly Cares

Lengthen Out Your Wic

Burn Your Light So Bright

I‘ve Placed You In This World

To Help Me Make It Right

Tell Them How I Love Them

So Much I Gave My Life

How I Fashioned Them In Heaven

And Gifted Them With Life

How They All Must Come Together

For There’s Only One True Light

The Goal Is Bring Down Heaven

Where Peace And Love Reside

Author Leslie Renee’



Like A Million Tiny Butterflies

Floating Through My Mind

I Try So Hard To Capture One

And Place It Here On Line

Thoughts Of All Your Glorious Ways

That I Have Come To Know

Your Caring, Loving Gentleness And Attention You Do Show

Your Love Like Water Flows Over Me

It Drenches Deep Down Into My Soul

Uncovering The Brokenness That Lies Beneath

That Only You Could Know

The Torment That Rushes In

When Darkness Overtakes

Your Blaring Light Splits The Night

As Darkness Scatters Far Away

My Childlike Cries, “Oh Abba Please

Rescue Me From This”

Like A Soldiers Battlecry Your Grace Comes Charging In

A Anchor You Are To My Soul On Life’s Long Stormy Course

Your Arms Of Warmth I shelter In

Your Glory My Reward.

Leslie Renee’


God’s Children

The World Calls Us Damaged

Broken Beyond Repair

Jesus Calls Us Chosen

Fierce Unwavering Mercy We Must Share

The World Calls Us Noisy, Forward And Unlearned

Our Father Says We’re Special, Beautiful and Beloved

The World Says We Are Poor

For Mansions We Do Not Own

Yahweh Says We’re Wealthy

For Heaven Is Our Home

The World It Does Not Love Us

Says We are Unworthy and Alone

Abba Says We’re His

Magnificent And Strong

The World Says We Are Crazy To Believe In Things Unseen

Jesus Says We are Peculiar

And We Have All Been Redeemed

Leslie Renee’


A Song For Him

To Write A Song He’s Never Heard

To Grasp Those Floating Mental Words

Pull Them Down And Out My Pen

Onto The Page A Song Begins

To Make Them Form A Melody

That One Day All The World Might Sing

To Give Life To My Greatest Dream

To Shine Forth My True Creative Being

With Pure Emotions Stir A Heart

To Bring About Or Ignite A Spark

Words That Have Such Healing Power

To Mend Not Break A Fragile Flower

To Add A Note That Cancels Tears

Hit A Beat That Soothes Not Seers

Causing Pain To Disappear

Replaced With Joy That Commandeers.

Leslie Renee’


My Heart Celebrates What You’ve Done For Me

It Beats From The Mercy Rained Down From Thee

You Made Me To Be A Rose For Your Vase

Beautifully Tattered Salvaged With Grace

Some Petals Strong, Vibrant And True

Others Worn From Life’s Battles

Painfully Bruised

Once I Grew Strong In A Beautiful Bush

Surrounded By Many And Easily Pushed

Down By Their Weight Their Greed and Their Lust

Their Constant Desire To Strangle Pure Love

Until that Sweet Day Your Sheers Found My Stem

So Gently You Gave Me A Cut Meant To Mend

A Beautiful Vase You Made It My Home

On Your Window Pane You Placed Me Alone

Through Sunshine And Rain You Tend To My Needs

With Compassion And Love

You Set This Rose Free

Leslie Renee’


You did it! You did it again!

Lifted me up with your mighty right hand.

You saw where I fell, you saw that first tear,

You said “Oh no, not today Dear”,

“Get up,get out, outside in the world, don’t you know child, that’s what its there for?”

So I listened, got up and outside I went, it didn’t take long till you had me convinced

The birds were all singing, flying way up above,

The tree branches swaying, conveying your love

Your beautiful garden right there in the middle, all full of green veggies, all fit as a fiddle.

I’ve never seen so much green in all my life, the beauty the splendor cut deep as a knife.

I looked at it all, I drank it all in

I knew I could start my day over again

Thank you dear Lord for the gifts that you give, I’ll not take them for granted as long as I live.

Author Leslie Renee Malone



Let Me Show You How I Love You

Let Me Help You Understand

Let Me Build For You A Fortress

Where You Can Place Your Heart Within

I Will Scale The Tallest Mountains

Holding Onto You

Together We Will Soar Over Oceans Blue

Storm Clouds We Will Scatter

Winds We Will Calm

Our Love Will Build A Shelter

Joy Will Be Our Home

Peace Will Be Our Motto

Laughter Will Fill Our Tongues

For You Are My Forever

You I Will Call My Home

Author Leslie Renee Malone


A Thousand Times I’ve Questioned Why

A Million Tears It Seems I’ve Cried

A Life So Full Of Hurt And Pain

Mental Anguish I Can’t Explain

But Still You Run In After Me

To My Rescue Far Or Deep

Where I Am It Matters Not

When I Cry You Show Up

First You Fill Me With Your Peace

Then Your Mercy You Release

Gentle Loving Arms Are Next

Warm Embrace Follows That

Then You Whisper In My Ear

“Now Now My Child No Need To Fear”

Come And Tell Me Where It Hurts

So My Love Can Go To Work

I Will Wash You White As Snow

Plant You Where There’s Room To Grow

Into The Place I Planned For You

Where You Can Start Afresh And New

Author Leslie Renee Malone


Since Jesus Came

Oh The Joy That Floods My Soul

You Changed My Bronze To The Purest Gold

The Process Tho It Was Long And Hard

Came To Give Me A Brand New Start

The Sun Shines Brighter Than Yesterday

Since You Wiped My Tears Away

Tomorrow Waits And That’s Ok

Im Living Now In Today

Moment By Moment I Walk With You

Your Voice So Softly Leads Me Through

Life’s Curves and Straights

Look The Same

I’m Reborn Since Jesus Came!

Author Leslie Renee Malone



Delight In The Lord

His Joy Never Ends

No Matter What’s Happening

There’s Peace Found There In Him

Delight In The Earth

He Made It For Such

He Formed It He Fashioned It

In His Perfect Love

Delight In The Trials And Sufferings Too

Knowing It Means He’s Working

On You

Delight In Your Neighbor. Your Brother And Friend

He Uses Them All To Build Us Up

From Within

In Delight Is No Fear, No Worry, No Angst

If God Truly Be For Us

He’s Left Nothing To Fate

Author Leslie Renee Malone


Letting Go

I’m Letting Go Of Depression

Letting Go Of This Angst

I’m So Tired Of This Storm

So Tired Of This Pain

I’m Searching For Blue Skies

Above The Storm Clouds

I’m Rising Above Letting

Fade All My Doubts

I Had To Go Home

To Remember Myself

To Find You Dear Jesus

To Ask You For Help

I Needed Your Cleansing

Your Fuller’s Soap

To Wash Away Shame, Guilt

And Self Loathing

I Didn’t Realize It Would Take

You So Long

To Clean

All The Dross With

The Fire You Were Stoking So Strong

The Pain It Was Dreadful

But You Never Gave Up

You Molded and Melded

Till Love Had To Rise Up