The Hourglass


Seems like we mortals do nothing but ask.

Ask of You for our wants and for our needs.

‘Cause we think, for You, it’s a simple task.

So on and on we beg You and we plead.


Seem to forget that You see what’s ahead.

You know what we need, you know what we don’t.

We wait and ask did you hear what we said?

You smile and say, “I won’t budge, no I won’t.”


What if we simply praised you day and night?

Putting our wants, needs daily in your hands.

Trusting your plans, You always in our sight.

You’re the hourglass holding our grains of sand.


I love and trust you my mighty King!

The days You give; your praises I will sing!

I wrote a sonnet! First time. The pattern I chose is abab cdcd efef gg with 14 lines. Each line is 10 syllables long. It was fun.


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Amy Blount

I'm a stay at home wife and mother of 3. My oldest is 23 who lives at home because she is a delight and is autistic. My other 2 are in elementary school. They are all 3 girls. Raising an autistic daughter isn't the same as raising ones without. So it's like starting anew with some things. I will partly write about this. I have overcome many addictions with the only Savior Jesus for 8yrs. I will also write partly on addiction and how I see it and overcame it. I believe you will find my musings encouraging, helpful and sometimes a bit funny since I tend to be someone who holds nothing back. The purpose of my blog at first was to use it as an outlet, a way to get things out of mind and onto paper. But it has turned into a place I can go to encourage others with a short story, poem or to simply talk and try to relate. I just started blogging a month ago (April 2018) I wish I would've done it sooner! I promise to never try to sell you anything but Jesus' love. Be patient as this site may take on a few changes as I try to find my place in it and where I want it to go. I have many ideas swirling...stick around! Thanks for reading.

20 thoughts on “The Hourglass”

  1. Congratulations on the sonnet thing – you’re ‘waaaay ahead if me on that rhythm thing and alphabet letters and syllables. πŸ€“
    But your words beautifully express our deep desire to please Him: He must increase and I must decrease.

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