Monday, January 2, 2017

Why Woundest Thou my soul
By Tonya Ashe
Why woundest Thou my soul?
Your constant quiet inner whispers
Woundest Thou my soul
So quietly I await Thee
Hidden deep inside
Yet You ignore me
And I'm wounded again
Why woundest Thou my soul?
Can't You move toward me?
Can't You look my way?
Why doest Thou ignore me?
Why won't You stay?
So gently I await Thee
Please stay anyways
Stop listenening inner voices
To the lies and betrays
Listen to me gently
to the Words of my Heart
Please stay anyways
I need You so desperately
Gently my heart says
Please stay Anyways
Cuts so deep
Like a wounding knife blade
The armor is pierced
Here I gently lay
Can't You see me?
Underneath the raging rains
Feeling as a torrential sea
Merciless torments
Seeing my pains
Can't you see the forever?
My heart awaiting You inside
Hurting... I'm bleeding
Yet here comes another storm
Torrential piercings
I bareth for You
Again and again
Why can't Thou seest me?
Underneath all this pain
Why tormentest Thou my soul?
Please Stay!

This poem is about what a woman goes through when in an torrential relationship. If you have been abused then you will truly understand it. 

All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Oh how I adore You
So missing Your Divine touch
Re-Bliss my inner shadows
Take back what is Yours Alone
Consume me My Love
Complete my incompleteness
For I am incomplete without You
You are my Rock of Strength
My heart fully leans upon
Needing Your Divine Love
Desperate for Your Holy Touch
Caress my Spirit with Thine Grace
Draw me into You
Draw me unto You
Consume me entirely, My Love

Wash away the debris
of life's violence again
giving me renewed hope 
and strength to face the day
let not time slip anymore away
Say you love me and pull me
nearer cleansing all away, 
consuming my need and desire
for thee; thus tis time forever stay. 
Never abandon never no more, 
for I live to love thee, 
my true love forevermore.

All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bursting With Love

Bursting In Love
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I await Thee,
O Precious Love
I hunger... I thirst...
Let the dew minister to me
Thine moisture upon Thine locks
Pour out the honey of Thine lips
Knocking still...
I'm dripping from the rain
Where art Thou my Love
How much Thy windows above
Filling me with joy
I can see Thee skipping upon clouds
When shalt Thou come forth
Hurry, oh hurry, Sweet Love
Leap through the green meadows
Dancing to an harp played tune
My heart is thumping loudly for You
Ah... yes, Love is in full bloom
Awaken north wind, and south
Blow upon Thine pleasant fruits
Savouring Thine cup of Delight
For the time is come
And Love is Awakened
And shall sleep no more

All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

God Can See Our Hearts

He Sees My Heart

God can see our heart.
He knows every intent of even every intention. He knows even the things we try to hide from others around us and the world. He sees it all. He knows it all. God knows me! God lives in me! And I belong unto The Lord Most High Almighty God. My heart is already like a transparent street of gold before Him. He knows every detail and secret part. He knows every secret I have. He knows every secret I've kept and every one I may have not kept. The Lord Most High and Mighty knows me and He has chosen to love me anyway. He knows every trial I've faced. And He knows every tear that has fallen from mine eyes.... He knows me!
Every part of light... He sees! Every part of dark... He sees! Nothing is hidden from Him! He Knows Everything! God lives in me and I am His own! I have chosen Him and He has chosen me!
I love Him for Who He is and what He stands for... His righteousness and ways; His laws, ordinances and precepts.
The Most High And Mighty is Amazing. He is Awesome! He Is!
I Love You Lord!

All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe
All Pictures are taken by me and my Beloved Father, ©Larry Ashe.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lifting Up Unto Thee

Lifting Up To You

Oil Painting

Lifting Up Unto Thee

The storm comes
Yet I cease to be still
I slowly climb
To You my Love
I gasp for breath
From the distress
And struggle to gain
Yet affliction is nothing
To a moment with You
Lifting my heart to view
To catch a glimpse of You
Quickly to and fro
I mesmerize the rows
Of tranquil stated time
Of glistening light
The taste of sweet wine
I yearn so deeply within
To feel and know again
A passionate kiss of Love
An heavenly rose for You
Capturing a state of growth
I feel a secluded note
Suddenly taken away
My remembrance of the day
How fair You are to me
Like a flutter in the rain
A dash of purity in salt
Shake upon my soul
Lifting me up to You
The struggle melts away
Passion flowing my way
Once again.... I'm in Love
With my Love, My Dove
My Beloved King
He purges me in kindness
That He has shown to me
Speak my Sweet Savour
My Divine Flame of Fire
Fill me with Thine Favour
Flavour me with Thine salt
Come quickly lest forever
Becomes only thy thought

All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Missing You

Longing for my Home
I desire You my Love
My Anchor and Rock
I savor precious moments
In Your Presence
Graceful Memories
I taste Thine Light
Lonely in waiting for Thee
Desiring Your Touch
To dance in Thine Might
With my Divine Love
Come to me Fire
Consume me tonight
Your sacrifice waiting
I grasp my deep love
Feelings overwhelming
Come quickly my Dove
I miss You desperately
Can't bear to be without You
Wanting and desiring You
So much....
My heart beats for You alone
My One and Only True Love

All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Altered Playing Cards

Sweet Dreams 

This is part of a group of Altered Playing Cards I made over the holiday seasons. I decided to try something other that my usual ATC (Artist Trading Card). The idea was to not alter it so much that you could not tell it was a playing card. These were so much fun to make. I will definately be making more in the future.
Hope you are inspired to go make your own APCs :).
Blessings, peace, and love to all!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Carrying Love

Carrying Love

Though I bare much
I shall not be ashamed
Oh how I wait for Thee
My Beloved One
Gather me in great mercies
Everlasting kindness be upon me
My love is not wroth
He will never depart from me
My stones are fair and pleasant
Sapphires surround me
I am established in Thee
My soul yearns deeply
I travail so quickly
Pains have taken me
Let me not be shamed
I am smitten by Thee
Oh Great Love
Why hast Thou forsaken me
Turn not away
Please notice me
I have brought forth
Time is become my enemy
If I could conquer time
Surely I'd be next to Thee
Let Light come forth
Rise upon me
Be seen upon me
Take away my reproach
Thine beauty for my ashes
No more heaviness
Thou shalt cover me
With Thy feathers
For You are my Reward
My eternal crown of glory

Oil painting
All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Longing For You

Longing For You

I long for You to come
I live to dream of Your embrace
You are my Holy Love
You are my source of grace
I breath into the sky
Songs of passionate thoughts
Healing in Your Arms
Impressioned by Your face
Your light is my Divine
My future is solely Yours
The King of my heart
My exceedingly Great Reward
I am so in love with you
Waiting for Your move
Catch me in Your grasp
Moments spent with You

All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe

Monday, August 23, 2010

Free ATC Backs

Another free sheet of ATC Backs for all your ATCs. Please do not reproduce for resell or profit. You can download this sheet and others on my Flickr pages in my "Free For You To Use" section.
Blessings everyone and have fun creating!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Consume Me Love!

Consume Me Love

Capture my soul
I delight in You
You are worthy
My great Reward
You rapture my heart
Touch me deeply
Your devoted love
I seek continually
Come to me
Passionate savors
Lightens my nights
I am where you are
Breathe upon me
Encompass me about
I am Yours

All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Locked Away

Locked Away

Penitent years
Time was melting
I studied within
In theorized reasonings
I came broken apart
Tenderly mourning
Surviving the tension
Switching from dark
Climbing the stairway
Of awaiting restoration
Confinement til destiny
Unto my beautiful heart
I release you...

Oil Painting
All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe

Monday, July 26, 2010

New Art Cards

Cat    Count On

Find A Song  Dressed Up
Money Back Guarantee


Red Poetry

Love Song 


Love and Laughter

Hand Pieces 


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Walking on Solomon's Porch

Walking on Solomon's Porch

Where art True Love
Why hidest Thou from me
I have knocked so endlessly
Please come unto me
My heart weeps and mourns
At Your absence
I just can't live without Thee
My heart pounds so vehemently
Like a rushing river of passion
I shall cleave unto Thee
My delightful One
In Whom I truly seek
At night I dream of Your Touch
At day I sit beneath Our tree
A reminisce of Your Face
Burns deep inside of me
Longing for Your caress
Shall I put on my white dress
And dance around in dreams
Into Your Courts I shall fly
For You are my Beloved King
My sweet Rose of Sharon
Why hidest Thou from me

All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe

Monday, June 7, 2010

Dont Lie To Me

Dont Lie To Me
Originally uploaded by Tonya Ashe
This piece is about women and the emotional trauma and disappointment they experience when someone they love lies to them.

Oil Painting
All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mini Collages

Do Not Bend Only If Used Properly

A few more ATCs

Counter Productive    Or Does It

Moment In TimeLet The Heart Fly

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fruit of the Spirit

Fruit of the Spirit 2

Love is His banner
Faith is His anchor
Longsuffering is His virtue
Goodness is His nature
Meekness is His gift
Temperance is His way
Gentleness is in His hand
Peace is His provision
Joy is in His grace
He is my Almighty God. And to see and know these things means you must truly know Him. Because this is Who He is. He is amazing. He is ever true. He always keeps His promises. Sometimes He may not be early, but He is never too late. What He has said...that shall He do. He always keeps His promises when I truly seek Him with an open and humble heart. I honor, respect, and adore Him because I love Him so much! It comes so naturally to worship Him and to lift Him up. Because He is my El Shaddai; my All Sufficient One! He is my Jehovah-Nissi; my Banner of Love!

Oil painting on the Fruit of the Spirit
All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe

Thursday, April 15, 2010

It is freebie time again!!!

Free Text ATC Backgrounds

Here is another free collage sheet of text backgrounds I made for ATCs. Of course you are welcome to use them for other artsy things as well. Just remember that all my freebies are for personal use only. No reproduction for any type of resell is permitted. If you feature these on any website, please kindly add a link back.
You may download your copy by clicking here. And clicking on the one you want to download. You may also download my other freebies while you are there.

If you want to know about upcoming freebies, you may follow me or subscribe to my blog.
Blessings to you all!

Design copyright Tonya Ashe

Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Peaceful Rest

A Peaceful Rest

All to often we are so consumed with life and the issues of life that we forget to take time to enjoy the simple things. We actually can become so routine to hearing and seeing these things that we don’t appreciate their beauty. I believe nature is full of beauty. Just the sounds of nature can lead one into a peaceful rest of serenity if one allows themselves to rest in it.
One thing that is quieting to my soul is just stopping and sitting awhile to just listen to the sounds of nature in my backyard. I love to listen to the communication of the birds in my backyard. It is almost spring here, so they are getting more and more intense in their communications. It is like they are sweetly stating, "look, look... get ready!" Life is about to spring forth! It is time for a new beginning of flowers blooming and all of nature refreshing itself again for our enjoyment and pleasure.
Isn’t it amazing how intricate and beautiful God made everything! And He gave it all to us. He created all nature and its beauty for us to behold and enjoy. Nature is God’s artwork and astounding design. It is a capture of His inward beauty.
If nature sings such beautiful songs to us here on earth, one can only imagine what heaven will be like.

All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe
Picture taken by my beloved Father, ©Larry Ashe