Posted in Butterfly Cinquain

Thank You Essentials

Mask

The few

Essential ones

Their dedication and

Skills kept us going at night and day

Let’s not

Forget

Their faithful determination

To face fear head on

In such a time

As this

Butterfly Cinquain

While I appreciate and salute all who served as essentials during COVID-19, I specifically want to dedicate this poem to my grand-daughter Vivian, age 21, who is a care-giver at a nursing home.

Vivian faithfully worked many long and extra shifts to take care of the residents during quarantine.

And also, want to dedicate this poem to my other grand-daughter’s boyfriend, Michael, age 20, who is an auto maintenance worker, earning minimum wage. Micheal faithfully worked many long days and extra hours with no extra raise in wages during this time of pandemic.

Thanks to both of these hard working young people and many others I don’t know.

Let’s remember it was people like this that kept our country going during the pandemic.

Posted in Cinquain, Scripture, September 2019

Rooted in the Word

Quote from Chuck Swindoll from his book “Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life”

How long

The winds do blow

Upon my weary head!

I dig in my heels, standing firm

In Him.

Cinquain

As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,

rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

Colossians 2:6-7 NKJV

Posted in Acrostic, June 2019, Scripture

STEADFAST

Cross, Heart, Anchor

Steady Hope, never wavering.

True to His Word.

Enduring to all generations.

Ardent Hope, always

Dependable, dedicated,

Faithful, firm, fixed.

Abiding hope, long suffering,

Staunch, sure, stable, ever

Trustworthy. This is our God.

ACROSTIC

This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast,

Hebrews 6:19

Posted in February 2018, Scripture, Senryu

A Tribute to Billy Graham

Billy Graham

After a long time

As a good and faithful servant

His Lord said “Well done”

Senryu

Written I honor of Billy Graham’s entrance into the joy of his Lord today at the age of 99.

His lord said unto him,

Well done, good and faithful servant;

thou hast been faithful over a few things,

I will make thee ruler over many things:

enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Matthew 25:21