Sunday, March 29, 2015

Tiny Star

Let me be your little nothing,
whom you love with all your heart.
Let me be your glory's mirror;
may my pride receive no part.

Let me be your emptiness,
to give you room to live.
Let me offer up your majesty;
I have no more to give.

Let me be your tiny star,
obscured by clouds and night.
Only you shall see me there
and keep my flame alight.

-Laura Marie Hall Paxton


  1. Wow, so beautifully rich. I appreciate this poem. Thank you. I'm going to bookmark your site and come back to poke around. I'm being led to live more "Carmelite like."

    1. Thanks so much, Jenny. Carmelite spirituality has been the best thing to help my relationship with God become closer and deeper. I wrote this poem while meditating on becoming more humble.