Posted in #JuneFalls19 Poetry Challenge, June 2019, Scripture, Syllabic Verse

Poison or a Pearl?

Your choice. Intersection with signs pointing to pearl or poison

World, Flesh or Devil

Daily temptations

Christ the perfect pearl

Daily peace and joy

With either we pay a price

Choice is ours alone

Which will you partake

Syllabic Verse

Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. Matthew 13:46

#JuneFalls19 Poetry Challenge Prompt: poison and pearl

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Posted in April 2019, NaPoWriMo 2019, Sonnet-(English)

From: ________ To:_________

Girl barefoot with suitcase

From the Midwest prairie there arose,

A blue eyed country girl, quiet and shy.

Twas a simple, honest life she chose,

Enjoying nature’s wood, and clear blue sky,

Til years, and bitter tears, drew her away

To the bright city lights and noisy nights,

Bringing many sorrows and great dismay,

Filled with untrue friends and foolish fights.

But suddenly, one night, arose a light,

Telling her to return whence she came,

And visions of the prairie she did sight,

Helping her heal from all the grief and shame.

Once more, now barefoot, she stands

Upon simple, Midwestern prairie lands.

SONNET–ENGLISH:

(3 Quatrains (4 line stanzas) and 1 Couplet (2 line stanza) equals 14 lines–10 syllables each line– Rhyme: abab cdcd efef gg–problem posed in the first 12 lines/Volta=solution in last 2 lines)

#NaPoWriMo 2019–Day 11—Prompt: write a poem of origin.

Posted in Abecedarian, March 2019

Speaking Alphabetically

World map created from alphabet letters

A slip of the tongue

Brings heartache if

Careless words are spoken and

Damage can be done to a tender heart.

Even if you apologize and ask

Forgiveness theres no

Getting the words back once they’re spoken.

Honestly, words can be like arrows that

Inflict pain if they are

Judging words, but if they are

Kind words, spoken in

Love with true

Meaning and compassion behind them,

Not only will they do good, but they might

Open the door to end someone’s

Pain, or help someone

Quit a bad habit.

Remember to think before you

Speak, and

Try to always choose

Uplifting words that will bring

Victory into someone’s life, for

Words are powerful!

X-ray each one for harmful effects before

You speak it, for we all need to be

Zealous to make sure our words are good.

Abecedarian

Posted in July 2018, Scripture, Senryu

“Have a Marvelous or Mediocre Day”

Church tower with cross, Lamentations 3:22-23 scripture verses

Given new mercies

Everyday, why accept

Mediocracy?

Senryu

It is of the LORD’S mercies (goodness, kindness, favor)

that we are not consumed, (destroyed, ended)

because his compassions ( tender love, caring) fail not.

They ( goodness, kindness, favor, caring, tender love) are new every morning:

great is thy faithfulness )

Lamentations 3:22-23

If God offers us the chance to have a marvelous day every morning, why do we settle for less?