Creative Ponderings - Poetry


This blog will now be a source of poetic expression by Denise Conway of Cordcalling, urging you and enticing you to read and respond to the works. This is poetry, with its unconventional uses of language, grammar, punctuation,...

Read..let it soak into your spirit..enjoy!

I kept thinking there was a trap door

     somewhere...and I missed something.

     How could it be that God would love me

How could it be

     that He could

see the mess that I have called my life

but look at me as righteous and blameless

     in His sight?

I am what I am

I'll lay my head down

     and allow His Grace to


     so that I can be who He has

     already made me.

a baby,

a Son,

a King,

a servant

a man



a birth

already born

a death

destined for


a love that never fails

Truth that always prevails

a Way

to peace

to the peace 

we seek

in the dark

"hidden" places of our souls

where we can't find rest

until we reach the end

of ourselves and seek


a cross

predestined for Him

and for me.



I haven't written in a while,

My words have been sitting in a pile.

I've been in a pit,

but I'm getting out of it.

The Son has shone 

His light on the mess

that lies all around me...but still He has found me -

with His still, small voice,

He whispers my name.

The name He knew 

before He blew life into my being.

I don't have all the answers...

I never will.

That's why I need a Savior 

and I need to be still.

Kill the lights - 

I don't need another thought

I need true words

words that have already been written - but not stale.

Everything else pales

Everything else fails

in this dark world -

but His Word.

Do you know when it’s too late for tomorrow?

When you don’t have Grace

- Life is too short

Grace is the rain and the sun on my feet

As I run..It puts the smile on my face

Enduring pain. Pressing on. This is the sure-tell sign that I’m alive.

The lines of time tell where one has gone.

A line at a time..we step into our fate.

I am squirming in the pit,

BUT – You are higher.


I am digging through the earth

But, You are stronger.


I am singing in the wind

You still hear me.


Climbing, climbing

a breath is perspiring


A weight A scale

Heavy upon my back,

But no more found wanting


I am in The peace

I am in the house

I am in the family


Even though there are only a few feet to the top of the mountain,

I laugh.

Faith like a rock

Faith like a rock

doesn't cower

It towers

  over the tiny, tiny, tiny

         ant hills

         that are our circumstances

It stands still

   when the earth shakes

It climbs forward

   It stands

    It stands

when everything else falls.

There's a lightness in 

Space that I don't understand..

Gravity on Earth pulls everything to the ground - 

It's heavy like sand.

My heart ticks like

the water going down the bathtub drain.

There's a cloud of madness,

but I'm still sane.

Just love..

Don't judge

Just hug someone who hangs her head.

We are all flesh and blood,

Given life by the same benevolent Maker.

Give..It's not stolen..Live..

It's not taken..heaven..


Where are you?

The painted walls

say my name

- I love you

They're all the same

though the pattern reveals

a hand

delicate and firm.


I let it slide 

back and forth

in my mind


Allow me 

    to visit

     the time when I loved

 When I fell in love

  and time and money

  were nonexistent.

When waves of

worry dissipated into the

ocean of "Love Never Fails"

You're trying to move me 

    out of this place of rest.

I won't awake 

   from this dream

  I will undress

 this godly sorrow

  this peace

This is me.

I am an outcast

I am strong

I am a believer

I belong.

They are not me,

but are a part 

I am wrong

when I go my way

but when I stay in Him

I know the way.

I am fallen,

but I've been risen.


is where I am.


I don't want to be any less

or any more 

than He wants me to be.


No less, No more.


I don't want to be the person who I want to be

Dying slowly, living well.


Lying low, standing high

I can see the creator who made me

for I can see written in the sky,

"'How much happier that [one] is who believes'

the whole world to be his/her native town than one

who cannot see beyond his/her own reflection". 


*Quotation adapted from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

If you put a bunch of creative people together,

the individuals don’t seem so creative anymore.


Not that the light doesn’t get brighter

           when many gather together,

but the star that stands alone

     amidst black space

    draws attention to the beauty it emblifies.


This Christian height of sight.

    The low position of Christ

       is where the line is drawn

       between what I see

                    and what is real

We have dreams,

We are here for a purpose,

We are not just pieces of dirt 

to be stamped on and kicked around

like it doesn't matter

whether we are here today or gone tomorrow.


We are witnesses,

We are to be beacons of light,

a city on a hill,

I scream out from the mountaintop

-not the ant hill they claim I live in.


Let's have some faith -

as little as a seed of grain.

We can stand

when we know that we have fallen.


Grace - let it be known

Throughout the Earth

that we are kings.

Our song, "Wicked Desires", off of our "Obsessed by the Light" CD will be featured on London's Driven in September, 2012. London's Driven provides a platform for London, ON's up-and-coming creative and professional community. It airs on Tuesdays at 8:30 pm on Rogers Television (Cable 13).

We are excited to be releasing our official music video for the song, "Wicked Desires" off of our "Obsessed by the Light" CD! The video is co-produced by Cordcalling and London, ON's own "Wreckless Crew Productions". It was also filmed and edited by "Wreckless Crew Productions". We will be presenting the video for the first time on a large screen at our Video Release Show on May 19, 2012 at Gigs Grillhouse in London, ON. At the show, will also be giving away a limited amount of free DVD copies for people to take home and enjoy!

We're excited to be working on a music video for our song “Wicked Desires” off of our debut full-length CD “Obsessed by the Light”! The video is self-produced, along with London's own video production company, "Wreckless Crew Productions". The song has received a lot of positive attention, including obtaining radio airplay for the album on London's Best Rock FM 96's Indie Show and charting on CHRW Radio. We believe that translating our creative concepts for the song to a visual format will further its impact. We're grateful for this tremendous opportunity and are enjoying the journey!

Cordcalling's song, "Wicked Desires", off of our new "Obsessed by the Light" CD, is receiving airplay on FM 96's Indie Show (London, ON). Please email Andrea Dunn, through the following link

to request "Wicked Desires" by Cordcalling on FM 96's Indie Show, which airs every Tuesday evening.

Cordcalling's "Obsessed by the Light" CD is currently receiving airplay from London's Indie Station (94.9 FM) CHRW Radio. Please call 519-661-3600 to request our song "What I Have".

Cordcalling's music has been played on London's Best Rock FM 96. It is in regular rotation on CHRW Radio, London's Indie Station (94.9 FM), The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, on which it has made the top 30 charts. IndieCan has featured Cordcalling's music. It has also been played by college radio stations across Canada. Cordcalling has performed live on the A-Channel Morning Show.

We will update you as we are added to playlists and receive airplay...

We are so thankful to all of our fans, friends, and family who made our CD Release Party a success! Thanks also to James Reaney (London Free Press), Chris Montanini (The Londoner) and CHRW Radio for supporting us and promoting our album to the public! The CD "Obsessed by the Light" is currently available for purchase at London, ON's Grooves Record Store. We will have it for sale online in the near future.
Cordcalling are excited to announce the release of our first full-length CD "Obsessed by the Light"! CD Release Party London Music Club (Cellar Lounge) 470 Colborne St., London, ON Doors: 7:30 pm Opening Acts (The Randals and Kyle Peterkin): 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm Cordcalling: 9:15 pm Cover Charge: $3 Special discount price on the CD of $12 (regularly $15) at the CD Release Party ONLY!
Mastering of our full-length CD by Sounlab in New Jersey, US, is now completed.
Hey there, We've finally finished mixing our CD at Charterhouse Studios in London, ON. We are excited to hear what the Mastering Engineers at the Soundlab at Disc Makers in New Jersey, U.S will do to our finished mixes! We'll keep you updated..
We are glad to say that we have finished tracking on all of our songs for our upcoming full-length album release. We are now embarking on the mysterious journey of mixing. After that, we are planning to have the album Mastered professionally. Excited!

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