Posted in October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018, Triolet

Seeking Discernment

Question Marks

How will I know

When the time is right

To leave or go?

How will I know

To say yes or no,

To run or to fight?

How will I know,

When the time is right?

Triolet

#OctPoWriMo Day 21

Prompt: “How Will I Know”

Posted in Minute, October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018

Time Lord

Clock faces

Don’t let any moment slip by

Cus hours tend to fly

Seconds march on

Til life is gone

And the clock hands can’t be delayed

Minutes fade

The hourglass runs

No past reruns

Your life’s chronology is now

Present avow

Future gain

Not live in vain.

Minute Poem

#OctPoWriMo Day 20

Theme: Time Lord

Word Prompts:

moment, hours, minutes, clock, hourglass, future, past, present,

chronology

Suggested Form:

In keeping with the time theme and for those who really want a challenge, try a Minute poem. For less of a challenge try Loop poem

Posted in Choka, October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018, Scripture

God is Like My Umbrella But Better

Umbrella with bible verse references

God is my umbrella (Psalm 28:7)

His banner over me is love (Song 2:4)

He’ll never leave me (Hebrews 13:5)

He’s my protector always (Psalm 121:3)

He’s my shield from harm (Psalm 5:12)

He covers me with His wings (Psalm 91:4)

His love doesn’t fail ( Jeremiah 31:3)

He’s my shelter from the storm (Psalm 61:3)

He’s my rainbow of promise (Genesis 9:16)

Choka

#OctPoWriMo Day-15

WORD PROMPTS:

umbrella, shield, shelter, cover, protection

Posted in Blitz, October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018

Color Beyond Better

Colored pencils forming a heart shape

Broken crayons still color

Broken hearts still love

Color your world bright

Color is beautiful

Love everyone

Love never fails

Bright spots attract growth

Bright days attract smiles

Beautiful smiles

Beautiful thoughts

Everyone needs a smile

Everyone matters

Fails are bound to happen

Fails are opportunities to try again

Growth comes from fails

Growth often happens slowly

Smiles are free

Smiles are needed

Smiles are upside down frowns

Smiles lighten up the world

Thoughts spoken can cause regret

Thoughts unspoken can cause regret

Smile at life, you only get one chance

Smile at life and things will go better

Matters of the heart

Matters of the mind

Happen to all of us

Happen unexpectedly

Again and again and

Again and again

Fails are just one time errs not failures

Fails are a chance to try something new

Slowly time goes for those who wait

Slowly time goes for the lonely

Free yourself from doubts trust God

Free yourself from worry trust God

Needed people who are friendly

Needed people who care

Frowns compliment garments of gloom

Frowns are smiles upside down

World needs your love

World needs your smile

Regret steals happiness

Regret steals time

Chance offers new opportunities

Chance offers new life

Better life can be yours today

Better take a chance before it’s too late

Better

Better

Blitz

#OctPoWriMo 2018

Whew! This is my first try at writing a Blitz poem! It was a challenge, somewhat confusing at times, and took me awhile but I enjoyed it and I will be trying this form out again! Info is below if you would like to try writing one.

The Blitz Poem, a poetry form created by Robert Keim.

This form of poetry is a stream of short phrases and images with repetition and rapid flow.

Begin with one short phrase, it can be a cliché. Begin the next line with another phrase that begins with the same first word as line 1. The first 48 lines should be short, but at least two words.

The third and fourth lines are phrases that begin with the last word of the 2nd phrase, the 5th and 6th lines begin with the last word of the 4th line, and so on, continuing, with each subsequent pair beginning with the last word of the line above them, which establishes a pattern of repetition.

Continue for 48 total lines with this pattern, And then the last two lines repeat the last word of line 48, then the last word of line 47.

The title must be only three words, with some sort of preposition or conjunction joining the first word from the third line to the first word from the 47th line, in that order.

There should be no punctuation. When reading a BLITZ, it is read very quickly, pausing only to breathe.

(Blitz poem info was taken from Poetry Soup website )

Posted in Cascade, October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018

Of Plans and Paths

Path

An unexpected crack in my plans

Puts me on a path of imperfection

I must keep myself from slipping

And with new eyes, begin again

I can’t let my plans slip away

I must now patch the imperfection

That arose and caused me to have

An unexpected crack in my plans

With new eyes I search for an answer

That will help me smooth out my plans

To keep me from a happening that

Puts me on a path of imperfection

As I avidly search to find the answer

I come upon one who offers help

He extends His strong hand, I grasp it

I must keep myself from slipping

My kind strong Helper leads me to new places

Places where I can find perfect plans

Good sound plans created just for me

And with new eyes begin again

Cascade

Posted in October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018, Triolet

If I Were You

Question mark

I really don’t know what I’d do

If I were you and you were me

I might celebrate my debut

I really don’t know what I’d do

I might enjoy me being you

But us being reversed is a mystery

I really don’t know what I’d do

If I were you and you were me

Triolet

#OctPoWriMo Day 12

Word Prompts:

should, might, consider, absolute, discover

Posted in Cascade, October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018

Hold On Tight

Girl hanging on to dandelion blowing in the wind

Dont let your dreams slip away

And fall through the cracks of life

Expect the unexpected and hold tight

Look at each day with new eyes

Keep your future plans alive

Dont let your dreams slip away

There’ll always be imperfections

Trying to crush dreams until they crumble

And fall through the cracks of life

So if you stumble and fall, rise up

Begin again, grasp your dreams

Expect the unexpected and hold tight

Cascade

#OctPoWriMo Day 11

Falling Through The Cracks

Suggested poetry form: Cascade

Cascade, a form created by Udit Bhatia, is all about receptiveness, but in a smooth cascading way like a waterfall. The poem does not have any rhyme scheme; therefore, the layout is simple. Say the first verse has three lines. Line one of verse one becomes the last line of verse two. To follow in suit, the second line of verse one becomes the last line of verse three. The third line of verse one now becomes the last line of verse four, the last stanza of the poem. See the structure example below:

a/b/c, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C

To make the Cascade an even longer poem, use more lines in verse one. For example, if verse one has 6 lines, the poem must have seven stanzas so that each line of verse one is reused as a refrain in each following stanza (a cascading effect).

Word Prompts:

unexpected, imperfection, slipping,

with new eyes, begin again