Be still and know
Rest and trust Him to empower
Breathe in His wonder and sweet song
OctPoWriMo 2019 Word prompts:
surrender, empower, rest, song/music
breath/breathe, trust, wonder
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10 KJV
Cute, cuddly, curious critter
Aloof, aristocratic animal
Superior special sidekicks
OctPoWriMo 2019–prompt “fur babies”
Power of darkness is broken
Broken are the heavy chains
Chains that kept me accepting darkness
Darkness that now no longer remains
God in rich mercy sent His Son to deliver
Deliver me from the power of darkness
Darkness flees the embracing light
Light of the Kingdom I now possess
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, Colossians 1:13 NKJV
OctPoWriMo 2019 prompts: broken, darkness, embracing light,–suggested form: Loop
Loop Poetry is a poetry form created by Hellon. There are no restrictions on the number of stanzas nor on the syllable count for each line.
In each stanza, the last word of the first line becomes the first word of line two, last word of line 2 becomes the first word of line 3, last word of line 3 becomes the first word of line 4.
This is followed for each stanza. The rhyme scheme is abcb.
Enough! I shout out,
Screaming into the wind
I feel like a leaf letting go.
Day 21-OctPoWriMo 2019-prompt: frustration
Two little girls cry out in the night
“Mommy!” they say to no one in sight
A blanket of fear holds them tight
As strangers tell them “It’ll be alright”
Sitting on concrete at the light
Her youthful trembling hands of white
Hold up a sign stating her plight
Holding back tears with all her might
Twin girl’s Mom won’t give up the fight
To make their future bright
10 lines—each line 8 syllables—Rhyme
For the creative writing class I am currently taking I tried to rewrite
my original Tanka written on September 4, 2019, into a 10 line poem using the line “sitting on concrete” while also using parts of the lines “thin white hands” and “two little girls” in some way.
This poem is what I came up with after quite some deliberation.
Mount Hood image from Wikipedia
Snow capped giant
Rises before me, I gaze
In awestruck wonder
Once more, Mount Hood, the sight of you has taken my breath away. Though miles away from me you loom in front of me like a blockade. Clouds hover above your snow capped peak. I gasp. You are intimidating, yet so beautiful.
I remember when I visited you and stood at your base, smelled your mountain air, and trembled at your majesty.
None other I have seen strike me with awe like you do giant rock.
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Image from OctPoWriMo
Don’t entertain those
Dogged disappointment days
Dismiss and disown
Them from depressing your life
Discuss your problems
Resolve to dissolve
Seek the positive
Discover ways to overcome
Don’t let despondency win
There’s always failure. And there’s always disappointment. And there’s always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.” —Michael J. Fox
OctPoWriMo Day 18–Disappointment prompt