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January 2008 Poets Page

A celebration of poetry written by members and friends of the MuseItUp Club. Submissions are invited for this page.*



Poems by Debby Sorensen Carlson:



This Too Will Pass



The trees stand bare,

their branches reach

skyward; arms extended,

holding brave

against the wind. 


Leaves litter the yard,

colors of gold and red;

now muted, mingle with

grass turning a seasoned brown.  


As the snow falls cold,

I watch the trees

bear the weight,

without breaking,

sensing this too will pass.


(c) Debby Sorensen Carlson, 2007




My Fragility



If I dance in the sunshine,
will the clouds come to find me?
Am I just another good girl,
soul saved, head bowed reverently,
waiting for the next downpour ?

Or do I wait on His promises,
stand firm while lightning strikes,
unafraid while shaking in my boots
that this faith I proclaim,
in my humanness, will fail me ?

My fragility leads me to reach out,
screaming my submission even in my weakness.
I do not have to carry the loads
for His shoulders carry me and my chains
fall away even as I see the cross
He carries is for me.


(c) Debby Sorensen Carlson, 2007




Debby Sorensen Carlson is a poet, a mother, a grandmother, a wife, a sister, a friend and a lover of life who is living in northeast Texas. She has traveled the USA from one end to the other, and has lived in 10 different states. She writes from this life. Debby has been published in several online-magazines, including “Detour Memphis,” “The Poetry Stop,” “Hollar,” “True Poet,” “The Poets & Writers Magazine,” “The Women’s Corner,” “The Cat’s Meow for Writers & Readers Ezine” and recently in a book of poetry. When Debby is not writing, she works as a Dietician. Please feel free to visit her web site: or to contact her at:




*Send poetry submissions to .

Please include the words “Muse Marquee Poetry Submission” in the subject line. Special themes for 2008 are romance and human failings.


The Poets Page is edited by Les Stephenson.