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The Lord has future plans for me that are good.
I trust in Him, for I know He will act.
He has plans that are exact.
He will give me an abundant life.
I do not have to worry,
or be in a hurry.
He will provide for me,
As He provides for the birds of the air.
I can depend on His care.
Therefore, I will delight myself in Him,
and trust in Him, for He does guarantee
the desires of my heart He’ll give to me.
As I trust Him and acknowledge Him,
He will direct my paths and make them straight,
And they’ll lead me right to Heaven’s gate.
My eye, nor ear, nor heart, cannot even imagine
what He has prepared for me,
Here on earth and in the Heavenly.
I have faith that He will reward me as I seek Him,
and love Him with all my heart, mind and soul.
That is my future, that is my goal.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (Psalm 23:6)
(Based on Scriptures: Jeremiah 29:11, Psalm 37:5, John 10:10, Matthew 6:26,27,
Psalm 37:3-5, Proverbs 3:5-6, 2Corinthians 2:9, Hebrews 11:6,)
#NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 11
write a poem that addresses the future, answering the questions “What does your future provide? What is your future state of mind? If you are a citizen of the “union” that is your body, what is your future “state of the union” address?
Filled with hungry faces
Campers park on city streets
72 hour caravan site
Life’s harsh reality shows
Recreation is just a word
Today, we challenge you to write a poem that is about something abstract – perhaps an ideal like “beauty” or “justice,” but which discusses or describes that abstraction in the form of relentlessly concrete nouns.
Adjectives are fine too! Concrete details like those can draw the reader in and let them imagine the real world where your abstract ideal or feeling happen
I have been walking
The streets of San Francisco
“In Places Hidden”
Remembering the place
“Where Lilacs Still Bloom”,
While listening to “The Sound of Rain”,
With Judd and Larkin
And, as Hannah did, I am
Clinging to “A Passionate Hope”
Like Masuo Yasui in a “Stubborn Twig”
Or like those many pioneers did
On “The Oregon Trail”.
I, like “Judah’s Wife”, seek peace and safety
So I stop for a “Praise Pause”,
And praise God using one of His many names.
I am so grateful for His “Cherished Mercy”
And His “Redeeming Grace”.
(Based on a list of some of the recent books I have or am now reading)
NaPoWriMo 2018-Day 3–List Poem
In Places Hidden—Tracie Peterson
Where Lilacs Still Bloom—Jane Kirkpatrick
The Sound of Rain—Sarah Loudin Thomas
A Passionate Hope—Jill Eileen Smith
Stubborn Twig—Lauren Kessler
The Oregon Trail—David Dary
Judah’s Wife—Angela Hunt
Praise Pause—SGLY Ministry
Cherished Mercy—Tracie Peterson
Redeeming Grace—Jill Eileen Smith
1. My Point of View:
Of my grandpa’s garden patch
Full of strawberries
And the giant apple tree
That hid me as I ate them.”
2. My Sensible Sister’s Point of View:
“You should’ve asked Gramps
Before your hands reached for
His prize berries
Your temptation caused you
To eat and run to that tree.”
3. My Mom’s Point of View:
From her grandpa’s garden patch
Childhood thief flees to
Apple Tree Sanctuary
Her secret place to hide”
to write a poem that plays with voice. For example, you might try writing a stanza that recounts something in the first-person, followed by a stanza recounting the same incident in the second-person, followed by a stanza that treats the incident from a third-person point of view.
I keep no secrets
My life is an open book
Nothing you’ll uncover
Not a thing you will discover
In cranny and nook
There’s not a hidden thing
That a “ah ha” will bring
Very transparent am I
And I never ever lie