Where I Belong – Poetry in Five and Some News for You!

The past two weeks I have been delinquent with my Friday poetry, so I have an especially lovely treat to make up for that today!  This treat comes along with news I have been meaning to share, but was waiting until everything was final before spilling the beans.  Today’s word Lisa Jo asked us to write on was the word BELONG.  I chose to write a rhyming poem about my garden!  So the big news is that after years of struggles, and then 2 years after being second in line for homes and a few disappointments, Matt and I have bought our first home!!


God has given me more than I could have ever imagined, and I have been so busy with it all.  SO much excitement and so much to do.  I was like a kid in a candy store.  So, THAT is why I have not been so good at keeping up with all of my online things this summer.  When your dreams come true this sort of thing can happen!  I will be sharing my home story on here and more than likely it will be in a few segments, as there are many things to tell and miracles to share.  It is sure to inspire! 🙂

So here was the poem I wrote in about 7 minutes today (ran about 2 over, as I got caught up in dreaming of my garden..oops!).  All photos included are from the new home (just a tiny taste today to go with the poem).

 Where I Belong:

With birds and butterflies and bees,

And lily’s white and flowering trees

And fruit on vines and berries ripe,

To pick and taste to my delight.

And herbs that grow so very tall-

The French Tarragon I love best of all.

Where lilacs bloom and and ivy grows,

Up trees and on the ground below.

Where honeysuckle smells divine,

and arbors are laden with trumpet vine.

With roses and jasmine and foxglove too-

Beneath a great expanse of blue.

Where chip the chipmunk under peonies hides,

and outside the porch room in a planter resides.

Where Mama Rabbit and her bunnies roam,

This is the place that I call home.

The colors , the scents , the sights and sounds

Where His blessings flow and love abounds.

Wrapped in the beauty of my garden’s song-

This is where I belong.

©Rebekah Ann Stephenson 2013 www.weliveinspired.com



What is your favorite comfy spot where you feel like you belong?  

Have an enchanting weekend! ~Rebekah

All images go with the poem I wrote above. You can click on a photo to make it bigger and see all of them in a large gallery style.

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16 Responses to Where I Belong – Poetry in Five and Some News for You!

  1. Lizzy says:

    Just gorgeousness!!!

  2. Wanda says:

    Congratulation on your new home. Your poetry and the pictures are lovely. Have a wonderful weekend.

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      Thank you Wanda..it’s also my first home of my own! 🙂 I am glad you enjoyed this. Have a wonderful weekend yourself!

  3. Vicki says:

    A lovely poem and many congratulations on your new house! The garden looks beautiful!!! I can’t wait to hear the story of how it all came together!

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      Thank you Vicki! It’s also our first home, which is exciting. The garden is so soothing to the soul. I love it! Thanks for the kind words. Have a great weekend!

  4. denise says:

    I love your poem.

  5. AlyssaZ says:

    This was great!! I LOVE that you write it in poetry. And in SEVEN Minutes!!! Crazy 🙂

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      Thank you Alyssa! I used to spend all of my so called boring classes in high school (like math..ick) writing poetry and I had quite a bunch of it. As an adult I rarely made time for it anymore. SO…When I joined in Five Minute Fridays I thought it would be a great way to stay accountable to a goal I had of rediscovering my poetry and writing it on a regular basis. It helps that I don’t have to think of a topic..since we get a word. I have dreamed of being a poet and publishing a book since I was little and life is too short to leave these dreams behind, ya know? I started out with free verse only and then challenged myself to try rhymes. I try to do poetry most weeks, but sometimes I can’t crank a good poem out that quickly 🙂 So there you have my long explanation..ha!

  6. Joy Lenton says:

    This is wonderful, Rebekah. I love the poem and its rich description of your amazing garden! Wish I could spend time in it too. So pleased to hear you are settling into your first home. It sounds delightful. Enjoy! Blessings 🙂 xx

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      Thank you Joy! I really appreciate that. I wish you could too. If you lived nearby, I would for sure love to have you sit and relax there with me while we drink tea and have biscuits or pie. I will have to learn to be a gardener and add to it as I go. We were lucky to have well established plants here to get a great start! I am not living there full time yet (not til after marriage), but am there a LOT of the time during the day and early evening. I am def. feeling at home there. xoxo to you !

  7. Kitties Blue says:

    Thanks for dropping by and meeting us. We love making new friends. Your new garden looks amazing. Congratulations on your new home. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  8. Indeed! This is where you belong!! Sharing this magical space with you. Love you, Rebekah. Paula

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      Hi Paula! Sorry for the delayed reply. I have been off “playing” in the new gardens this summer, which includes harvesting all kinds of fruits and herbs and trying my hand at jam making for the first time. Hence, being off the computer a lot more than typical. I LOVE sharing this magical space with you-both here and at “your place” and just doing this “life” thing together. I love you too Paula! You are such a dear spirit.