Posted in January 2019, Reverse Etheree

Callous Critic

Pointing finger

Who are you that sits on a self made throne,

That’s padded with a pillow of pride,

Wearing a robe of perfection?

Your know-it-all attitude

And hastily pointing fingers,

Fill the air with dread,

As you speak words

That tear down

Someone’s

Dream.

Reverse Etheree

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Posted in January 2019, Shadorma

Prime Time

Pooh Bear Drawing, Shadorma Poem

Sometimes

You need to just sit

Pondering

Not doing

Waiting for inspiration

To bring something

Shadorma

“Ah yes, doing nothing often leads to the very best of something” —Pooh

(I was so inspired while watching the movie “Christopher Robin” recently! I loved the story and found myself pausing the DVD many times to write down various quotes of things that Pooh said. One such quote inspired this poem 😊)

Posted in Choka, October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018, Scripture

God is Like My Umbrella But Better

Umbrella with bible verse references

God is my umbrella (Psalm 28:7)

His banner over me is love (Song 2:4)

He’ll never leave me (Hebrews 13:5)

He’s my protector always (Psalm 121:3)

He’s my shield from harm (Psalm 5:12)

He covers me with His wings (Psalm 91:4)

His love doesn’t fail ( Jeremiah 31:3)

He’s my shelter from the storm (Psalm 61:3)

He’s my rainbow of promise (Genesis 9:16)

Choka

#OctPoWriMo Day-15

WORD PROMPTS:

umbrella, shield, shelter, cover, protection

Posted in Cascade, October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018

Hold On Tight

Girl hanging on to dandelion blowing in the wind

Dont let your dreams slip away

And fall through the cracks of life

Expect the unexpected and hold tight

Look at each day with new eyes

Keep your future plans alive

Dont let your dreams slip away

There’ll always be imperfections

Trying to crush dreams until they crumble

And fall through the cracks of life

So if you stumble and fall, rise up

Begin again, grasp your dreams

Expect the unexpected and hold tight

Cascade

#OctPoWriMo Day 11

Falling Through The Cracks

Suggested poetry form: Cascade

Cascade, a form created by Udit Bhatia, is all about receptiveness, but in a smooth cascading way like a waterfall. The poem does not have any rhyme scheme; therefore, the layout is simple. Say the first verse has three lines. Line one of verse one becomes the last line of verse two. To follow in suit, the second line of verse one becomes the last line of verse three. The third line of verse one now becomes the last line of verse four, the last stanza of the poem. See the structure example below:

a/b/c, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C

To make the Cascade an even longer poem, use more lines in verse one. For example, if verse one has 6 lines, the poem must have seven stanzas so that each line of verse one is reused as a refrain in each following stanza (a cascading effect).

Word Prompts:

unexpected, imperfection, slipping,

with new eyes, begin again