Norma Cornett Marek spent her early years growing up in the beautiful mountains of Kentucky USA. Although the family were quite poor in monetary terms, they were richly blessed with love and faith.  Poetry had been Norma's passion all her life, before she could read or write, poetry ran through her mind like water in a stream. Norma's ancestry was Choctaw Cherokee Indian, she enjoyed the simple pleasures of life, nature, wildlife and the peaceful solitude of the several acres of wooded land that her husband Joe and she lived on until her passing in 2004.  

 

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Lord Today I Need You

 

© Norma Marek - 5th September 2001

Lord, today I need You as I have so many times before.

I wait for You to call on me, to hear Your knock upon my door.

When I awoke this morning my heart wasn’t joyful or

filled with pride.

I need You today to walk with me, closely by my side.

 

My mind is not filled with peace nor do I feel content.

What have I done to cause this feeling of lament?

Lord, please talk to me and explain why I feel this way.

I am always calling and I listen to what You have to say.

 

You say my heart harbors ill feelings that I have to cleanse?

You say I have unpleasant thoughts and I must make amends?

But Lord I don’t feel them, I cannot find them any place.

I searched all through my heart yet You say they show

upon my face.

 

I ask You to help me Lord, to wash them all away.

I ask You to kneel with me as I humbly pray. 

I know You are the only hope of salvation and You hear my prayer.

I can feel You Lord, in my heart I know You are there.

 

My darkness is lifting, my soul is being filled with You.

Once again You’ve picked me up, Your love for me is true.

Thank You Lord for all You’ve done for me this day.

Your power has washed through me as I knelt to pray.

 

© Norma Marek - 5th September 2001

Let Me Introduce Myself

 

© Norma Marek - 20 July 2003

I have no money yet I live in the finest homes.

I am not a famous figure yet I am known the world over.

I have no mouth yet I cause conversation daily.

I do not have weapons yet I kill millions.

 

I have no mouth yet I eat wherever I please.

I have no transportation yet I go anyplace I wish.

I have no brain yet I outwit the most intelligent people.

I am totally silent yet multitudes fear me

 

I have no friends yet I have hosts.

I get no invitations yet I am at millions of functions.

So let me introduce myself.........

....My name is Cancer....

 

© Norma Marek ~ 20 July 2003

 

Norma Marek wrote this poem 20th July 2003, the day she was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Norma lost her battle with cancer and went home to Our Lord at 9.05pm 17th July 2004

Norma was laid to rest in eternal peace at 10am, 21st July 2004

 

An angel on earth ~ now an angel in heaven.

 

I will treasure your love and friendship always Norma, thank you for being a true friend. 'Til we meet again my dear friend ......Judy

Memories And Beyond

 

© Norma Marek - 31 January 2004

Looking through my window,

Thinking of the sunlit day,

I remember words I said to you,

Do you remember all I had to say?

 

I love you more than all the world,

Take in all the beauty you can see,

Tomorrow may not come to us,

Always live your life in harmony.

 

Never let a moment pass you by,

For it could be your last.

All the memories you make today,

Will soon become your past.

 

Tell your loved ones how dear they are,

All your family and friends,

Let them help you make these memories,

Each time your day begins.

 

Don’t take anything you see for granted,

Because God gave it to you.

The life you have will not go on forever,

Be careful what you say and do.

 

Always give more than your share each day,

In this world of joys and sorrow.

Hold someone close let them feel your love,

Make memories for tomorrow.

 

Then if by chance you have to leave this earth,

You’ll always fondly come to mind,

As someone who cared so much for others,

That all their memories will be kind.

 

© Norma Marek - 31 January 2004

Mommy Did You See

The Angel?

 

© Norma Marek 19 August 2001

I remember the last thing you said to me

before you passed that night;

You said, "Mommy did you see the angel?" "No" I said in fright!

You said she was standing right by your bed and smiling

down at you.

 

"No! Please don't take him, his life's not nearly through!

He has to play, grow up, do things, like have children of his own."

Then I saw the angel that was sent from God's holy throne.

My tears were flooding the vision of this lovely, Heavenly sight.

 

I heard her say she was sent to take my child away that night,

To a place where there is no sickness or pain, just happiness.

So I reached down and kissed your face and gave you

my last caress.

 

As your eyes closed you had a smile upon your precious lips,

And I held you close and kissed your hands and tiny fingertips.

No more would we play games nor laugh when we took a fall,

Because God has you in Heaven, where you stand proud and tall.

 

Someday I'll see you, and hold you close to me once again.

 

© Norma Marek 19th August 2001

 

Tomorrow Never Comes

 

© Norma Cornett Marek 1989

If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep,

I would tuck you in more tightly, and pray the Lord your soul to keep.

 

If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you walk out the door,

I would give you a hug and kiss, and call you back for just one more.

 

If I knew it would be the last time I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,

I would tape each word and action, and play them back throughout my days.

 

If I knew it would be the last time, I would spare an extra minute or two,

To stop and say "I love you," Instead of assuming you know I do.

 

So just in case tomorrow never comes, and today is all I get,

I'd like to say how much I love you, and I hope we never will forget.

 

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike,

And today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight.

 

So if you're waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today?

For if tomorrow never comes, you'll surely regret the day.

 

That you didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss,

And you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish.

 

So hold your loved ones close today, and whisper in their ear,

That you love them very much, and you'll always hold them dear.

 

Take time to say "I'm sorry," "Please forgive me," "thank you" or "it's okay".

 

And if tomorrow never comes, you'll have no regrets about today.

 

© Norma Cornett Marek 1989

 

These words were penned by Norma Marek in remembrance of her son Sammy, who drowned whilst saving the life of a young boy.

Place A Rose Upon The Seat

 

© Norma Marek ~ 24 November 2003

Though you are young and have years to grow,

There’s something my heart wants you to know.

All the things you do in life I'll be there to share.

One white rose will let you know just how much I care.

 

At every special gathering, place a rose upon a seat for me,

Then look at it’s prefect petals for there I will be.

Though I won’t be there in body my spirit will attend.

My love and pride for you over everything will transcend.

 

When you say your vows to love and cherish I'll be there too,

On a seat the rose will be to show my love for you.

A child will fill your life with deep content and untold love.

And the rose upon the seat will lay as the whitest dove.

 

You’ll always know I love you this I'm sure you'll see,

If you place a rose upon a seat to save it just for me.

Throughout your life one white rose will for me save a seat,

For wherever the rose is placed, there my heart will beat.

 

© Norma Marek ~ 24 November 2003

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