Posted in Syllabic Verse

Shine Your Light

iPhone flashlight shining
Image from Google Play at google.com

Be a flashlight

Shine a light

On darkness

Reveal things

To help guide

Those lost

Be a flashlight

Be ready

Offer help

When needed

Syllabic Verse

This poem was inspired by an incident I had the other day as I was creating art.

I needed to see deep down into a vase I was using, and since my iPhone was in my pocket I remembered it had a built in flashlight option which I could easily flip on to shine light down into the vase and reveal what, if anything, might be inside.

This experience reminded me that I should always be ready to be a light bearer whenever and wherever needed.

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 Haiku, November 2019

Full Beaver Moon

Full Beaver Moon in Oregon  11-13-19
Original photo of The Full Beaver Moon in Oregon 11-13-19

In the dark stillness

November’s moon reigns on high

Stars hide from view

Haiku

I was fortunate tonight to be able to walk outside about 6:30 pm and see the moon in its giant fullness. The sky was in total darkness except for this gigantic moon. The photo I took with my cellphone doesn’t really show its beauty and size. It truly was a sight to see.

Amy Nieskens of the Old Farmer’s Almanac guide said: “Centuries ago Native Americans kept track of the changing seasons by giving a distinct name to each Full Moon – names we still use today.

“November’s Full Moon was known as the Geese-going Moon, the Frost Moon and perhaps the most well known, the Full Beaver Moon.

“Traditionally this is the time of year that beavers are preparing for winter and also the time to set traps before the swamps froze, to ensure supplies of warm winter furs.”

Posted in October 2019, Tanka

Power Outage

Power cord in outlet with light bulb

As darkness creeps in,

Fear raises its ugly head.

Silence prevails.

I pray for a solution.

Suddenly light fills the room!

Tanka

The power went out this evening all over town. No one seemed to know what caused the widespread outage.

It was near supper time and getting close to sunset. Darkness was slowly coming upon us and hunger was also. The silence was deafening in my home as I’d become accustomed to hearing the sound of the refrigerator, computer and hum of other appliances. Time passed slowly. I wondered how much longer we all would be without the conveniences electricity brings. I tried not to use my phone in order to save the battery since I didn’t know when I’d be able to charge it again. I prayed whatever happened would get repaired soon.

And then, after waiting an hour and a half the lights came back on! What a welcoming sight! It’s amazing how dependent we’ve become on electricity isn’t it?

Posted in Loop, October 2019, Scripture

Embracing the Light

Oil Slick photo showing light and darkness

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

Loop Poem

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed usinto 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.

Posted in October 2019, Scripture, Tanka

Eternity

“Eternity” Oil Slick original photo by LeonasDesigns 2019
“Eternity” Oil Slick original photo by LeonasDesigns 2019

Millions of lost souls

Afore eternity’s gates

Hearing the good news.

Blinded eyes see the Son, as

Tongues share the gospel.

Tanka

whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

2 Corinthians 4:4 NKJV

For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. Matthew 18:11 NKJV

Posted in Abecedarian, April 2019, NaPoWriMo 2019, Scripture

My Life from A to Z

Letters A and Z

Alien

Because I was without

Christ, living in

Darkness

Ensnared, a

Foreigner to Israel, without

God and without

Hope, a gentile in

Israel and to all

Jews

Knowing not the

Love of God, believing in

Myths

Not knowing the truth

Of the wonderful

Promises of God

Questioning life’s purpose

Running from truth, a

Stranger to the covenant of Promise

Then, through God’s grace

Understanding the gospel brought me to

Victory in Christ, and I was a

Wanderer no more, a

Xenos no more, I belonged and was

Yoked to Christ forever in

Zion, the New Jerusalem.

Abecedarian

(Based on Ephesians 2)

#NaPoWriMo—Day 14–Off Prompt