Posted in Cinquain

Seeking Togetherness

Abstract artwork a collaboration by @LeonasDesigns and @HerringPondPottery 2020 and
Abstract artwork a collaboration by @LeonasDesigns and @HerringPondPottery 2020 and

In the

Middle of this chaos

Can we find common ground

Where all of us can live in peace

Together

Cinquain

Posted in Nonet

Looking on in Sadness

Pale Purple Lily plant in bloom

Lily dressed in pale purple

Stands regal by the garden gate

Watching the growing parade

Slowly passing her by

Focused on anger

Without a care

They destroy

What once

Was

Nonet

Written after seeing the destructive aftermath 50 days of rioting, protests, and marches has caused in Portland, Oregon USA 2020

Posted in Choka

Grieving

Chaos acrylic painting

Peace is lost, chaos reigns,

As masked voices protest

“We cannot breathe”.

Colors war with one another,

All seeking their rights,

As Covid looms, bringing death.

“Be gone from us!”

We cry out in desperation

Grieving for what used to be.

Choka

Posted in Butterfly Cinquain

A Time For Prayer

Praying hands

Dismal

Rain drizzels down

Overcast and cloudy

This weather matches many’s mood

As they

Try to

Navigate through an unsettled

World of tragic events

Sadly seeming

Unceasing

Butterfly Cinquain

As we have slowly been moving toward a happier time of things once again starting to open up and get back to normal, enjoying warmer temperatures and a lifting of the virus, we are now in the US facing a time of senseless violence, brutal hatred, tearful sadness and racial rioting.

I am praying for our country and all people today in this sad time of rioting.

These are perilous times for all of us upon the earth as we have faced fires in Australia, a worldwide Virus pandemic and now nationwide racism rioting.

As I awoke to a dramatic weather change this morning going from sunny warm dry 70-80 degree days to a dark cloudy chilly rainy day in the 50’s, I felt the current weather was mimicking the news reports and the rain was God’s tears falling in response to the tragic death of George Floyd.

Therefore, I am praying for peace and goodwill for all peoples on earth.

I pray for a gentle healing rain that will put out the fires of hatred and wash away the prejudices as it brings a time of refreshing and healing to all of us.

May the clouds of dark thoughts disappear to let the light of justice and hope shine upon us, and may we, as people of all colors, find peace in the valley of our hearts.

Posted in Free Verse, NaPoWriMo 2020, Scripture

Who Done It ?

Moon, earth, universe, blackness

And the earth was without form,

(Unorganized, shapeless, chaotic, crude

Actually it was quite rough and rude)

and void; (useless,unoccupied, empty,

Nothing meaningful for any to see)

and darkness,

(Ruled, all robed in black, did creep

All around and) was upon the face of the deep.

And Abimelech said,

(Many years later while on earth he tread,)

“I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me,

neither yet heard I of it, but to day.”

Free Verse

According to NaPoWriMo’s Day 14 Prompt: Grab a book that is nearest to you. Start the poem with the second sentence in the book and then add the 15th sentence from page 24 somewhere else in the poem

So the book nearest to me at the time was my bible and so this poem Is based on:

Genesis 1:2 and Genesis 21:26

The words in parentheses are mine, the others are from the Bible and are italicized.

It’s kind of interesting how these two sentences fit together. 😊

Posted in Rhyme

World’s Spinning Wheel

Spinning Ferris Wheel

What I’m hearing so unreal!

Things happening so surreal!

So to God I appeal,

Ask Him To reveal,

Just how I should deal,

With this strange ordeal,

And still try to be genteel.

He said “ Don’t let it your faith steal,

Nor let fear loudly peal.

My word is true and real,

And My hand can surely heal.

So don’t live by how things feel

For to Me all things must kneel.“

Rhyme

Posted in Senryu, September 2019

Sudden Change

Apple cart upset
Image from: http://gentleshepherdbaptist.blogspot.com/2011/02/christians-who-upset-apple-cart.html

Thoughts rolling around wildly

Chaos replaces status quo

Apple cart upset

Senryu

“upset the apple cart” meaning: wreck an advantageous project or disturb the status quo.

The use of a cart piled high with apples as a metaphor for a satisfactory but possibly precarious state of affairs is recorded in various expressions from the late 18th century onwards.

Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

Posted in August 2017, Choka

Coming Soon

Sky, sun, clouds
The Eclipse is coming!

Strange behavior seen

The heavenlies react

Clumulus run from the sun

Cloud chaos in the sky

Mares tails sweep the heavens

The Eclipse is coming

The moon silently awaits

Its two minutes of fame

Choka