Life, Poetry

Painted Futures


We paint our future
In muted abstract hues
From memories we thought long ago forgotten
In bold mindless brushstrokes we color our lives
Using the dried out tints

Of our yesterdays

Mark Schutter ©2015

Are you living in the present and hoping for a promised future or do the memories of yesterday hold you back? It is so easy to get caught up in the regret of the should have’s and could have’s. What do you think?

God, Photograph, Poetry

My Stronghold


No matter,
What swirls around me.
No worries,
When nothing makes sense.
In my doubt,
I will stand rooted and tall.
In His glory,
I will be redeemed eternally.

~Mark Schutter ©2015

“This is my truth, which I chose to believe, especially when my lack of understanding hangs in the balance.” ~M