Posted in Acrostic, May 2019, Scripture

EVE

“EVE” Mixed Media Art ©️LeonasDesigns 2019
Mixed Media Art ©️LeonasDesigns 2019

Evicted from the Garden

Victim of beguilement

Embodiment of all living

Acrostic

And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. Genesis 3:13

And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

Genesis 3:20

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Posted in April 2019, Meta poem, NaPoWriMo 2019, Reverse Mirror Cinquain

Poem Dweller

Book with letters flowing out

Today

I live in a dictionary

With words as house mates

We’re building

Together

A poem

Called Meta

Composed of verses

It alphabetically speaks

In words

Reverse Mirror Cinquain/Meta poem

(One definition of Meta is: “pertaining to or noting an abstract, high-level analysis or commentary, especially one that consciously references something of its own type.”)

#NaPoWriMo 2019–Day 28–Prompt: write a Meta Poem

Posted in April 2019, NaPoWriMo 2019, Pantoum

Living Life

Robot sculpture in field McMinnville,OR 2019

Living in an imperfect world

With imperfect people

As we struggle to survive

Searching for answers

With imperfect people

We walk, talk and dwell

Searching for answers

Only God can help us achieve

We walk, talk and dwell

Climbing mountains

Only God can help us achieve

Are we willing to trust Him?

Climbing mountains

Living in an imperfect world

Are we willing to trust Him?

As we struggle to survive

Pantoum

#NaPoWriMo 2019–Day 26–Prompt: Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that uses repetition.

Posted in March 2019, Scripture, Shadorma

Looking for Gumption

Nut tree orchard in winter

I’m fighting

The urge to not care

To give up

Abandon

All the minutes given

Me to use today

Shadorma

O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; Psalm 63:1

Posted in February 2019, Haiku

My Jewel

Sting of Pearls plant

Living String of Pearls

Sits upon my window sill

Silent Succulent

Haiku

(I just love my String of Pearls plant that I purchased last summer at our local Farmer’s Market. It sits on the a southern facing windowsill in my bedroom and really seems to like the filtered sunlight that streams thru as it has been steadily growing beautifully.)

Posted in February 2019, Syllabic Rhyme

Dreams Do Come True

Grandson in LA

Hollywood streets paved with dreams

Where some stars shine bright

Grandson is livin’ his it seems

He’s walking those streets tonight 

Syllabic Rhyme

My oldest grandson is a music artist in LA tonight to perform a show there on Friday. Tomorrow is his 25th birthday. He is so excited because he dreamed his whole life that someday he would go to LA and now he’s there for his birthday and to perform a show. I am so happy for him that his dream came true! 

Posted in February 2019, Syllabic Verse

Count The Days

Roses and rose petals on ground at the Rose Garden in Portland, OR
Roses and rose petals on ground at the Rose Garden in Portland, OR—June 2012

We count our life in years,

But what about the days?

All the seconds of life?

Cherish all the minutes.

It’s in those moments,

Memories are made,

Chances are taken,

Changes often happen.

Treasure every breath.

Celebrate each day.

Give thanks for your life.

Syllabic Verse

My grand-daughter messaged me today to tell me I have lived 27,365 days so far! Where did all those days go?

It seems a lot longer when you view your life as days rather than years!

It’s pretty amazing to think about, and so inspired the thoughts for this poem.