Posted in Choka, Christian

A Firm Foundation

Big solid rock

Earth’s tickling my feet,

Sensations surround my mind,

Running to escape, I

Keep reaching towards heaven,

Grasping above me,

Looking for a life line,

A hand reaches down,

Lifts me to another level,

Where I stand on solid rock.

Choka

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand

All other ground is sinking sand…”

from “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”, a Christian hymn written by Edward Mote, a pastor at Rehoboth Baptist Church in Horsham, West Sussex. Mote wrote around 100 hymns, this one, which he wrote in 1834, being the best known of his.

Posted in Butterfly Cinquain

Someday Soon

Field of blooming hyacinth, sunshine

Dreaming

Of someday

Of brighter tomorrows

In rooms smelling of hyacinths

Surrounded

By sounds

Of angelic host singing sweetly

Around heaven’s great throne

Filled with light

From Him

Butterfly Cinquain

Posted in Cinquain, Scripture

Amazing Love

Red Heart Balloons-"Love U" text, watercolor by Leona J. Atkinson 2020
Red Heart Balloons-“Love U” text, watercolor by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

“Love you.”

I say to Him,

My creator in heaven.

“Love you more” is His reply to me,

“Always.”

Cinquain

“This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” 1John 4:10 NLT

“Amazing Love” song

http://dianaleaghmatthews.com/king-amazing-love/

Posted in Tanka

Morris-Angel of Friendship

Morris the Cat—2004-2019
Morris the Cat—2004-2019

An angel left us

Silently, went to heaven

Christmas Eve morn.

Fifteen years of her friendship

Remains in our memories.

Tanka

A tribute to our family cat who passed away this last Christmas Eve morning.

Posted in Christian, Nonet, October 2019

Memo to Believers from God

Quote from Chuck Swindoll

That guy that walks dogs everyday,

Elderly man with head of gray,

Have you ever asked him

How to get to heaven?

The people on the street,

Each one you meet,

All wanted.

Tell them!

—God

Nonet

This poem was inspired by a quote on my daily calendar “The Grace of Encouragement” by Charles R. Swindoll.

I have had this calendar for many years and it has inspired me over and over.

Posted in Christian, Cinquain, Scripture, September 2019

John’s Vision

“The Great White Throne Judgement” image from You Tube https://youtu.be/IXNJfPC3fnU

I see
A Great White Throne
And One who sits on it
Heaven and Earth flee from His face
Judgment

Cinquain

Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them.  Revelation 20:11

For more information on the Great White Throne Judgement read Revelation 20 and/or visit this You Tube link

Posted in November 2018, Rhyme

Walking in Faith

Brown leaf cracked

Is a burden wearing you down,

Like a heavy gown,

A weighted cloak or heavy yoke?

Are you being oppressed,

Or being tried to be blessed?

Is it just a test,

Or the enemy’s cruel jest?

Time and faith will tell,

If it’s from heaven or hell.

Rhyme

Posted in Con-Verse, October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018

Dancing on Air

Loretta Dorothy Dietmeyer Cliff 08-25-15 to 10-10-00
Loretta Dorothy Dietmeyer Cliff 08-25-15 to 10-10-00

Angels in euphoric dance

Swirl in the great expanse

Over the clouds so puffy white

Heavenly beings full of delight

Mom is there joining in with glee

Eighteen years this day, there went she

Left earth aged with all its pain and woe

And flew to heaven with hair white as snow

Now in restored youth, she rejoices there

Dancing joyously with angels upon the air

Con-Verse

( I wrote this poem with my mom in mind as 18 years ago today she left this earth and went to heaven. She was 85 years old and I like to imagine that today she is in restored health and dancing on air with angels, as she always loved to dance when here on earth.)

(This is my first time writing this Form called:

Con-Verse, created by Connie Marcum Wong, which consists of three or more 2-line rhyming stanzas (couplets). The meter of this form is in syllabic verse.

Rhyme scheme: aa,bb,cc,dd,ee

Meter: 7,7,8,8,9,9,10,10,11,11)

(Syllabic verse only counts the number of syllables in a line.)

(This form consists of three or more couplets which ascend by one syllable up to and until you reach a syllabic count of eleven which would contain ten lines.

This process may be repeated for a longer verse. If repeated, you must begin your first couplet with the syllabic count of seven again and continue from there.)

#OctPoWriMo Day 10 http://www.octpowrimo.com/2018/10/poetry-prompts-day-10-dancing-on-air.html

Theme: Dancing on Air

Word Prompts:

Euphoric, Dance, In the clouds, Delight, Joy