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.

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Posted in March 2019, Scripture, Sonnet-Modern Unrhymed

Faith

Faith alphabet art sign by LeonasDesigns
Alphabet Art ©️LeonasDesigns

Not once, in all times I’ve cried,

Coming to you broken,

In sorrow on bended knee,

Heart burdened with pain,

Not once, have You not heard.

Yet, of certain things

You’ve not replied though

In tears I ask again and again.

My heart knows as I walk

Taking steps my eyes can’t see,

That someday soon You will answer,

Fulfilling things hoped for

By this trusting soul, for

Not once, have You not heard.

Sonnet (Modern-unrhymed)

(Based on Hebrews 11:1 and 2Corinthians 5:7)

Posted in Cinquain, January 2019, Scripture

In His Presence

Joy, paper collage teacup, created ©️2018 LeonasDesigns
Paper Collage ©️2018 LeonasDesigns

Well preserved

At His right hand

Pleasures eternal

Joy filled earthly life path

Is mine

Cinquain

(Poetry based on verses from Psalm 16)

Preserve me, O God:

for in You do I put my trust.

You will show me the path of life:

in Your presence is fulness of joy;

at Your right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Posted in Florette, October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018, Scripture

Insecurity Vanquished

Hands holding bible

Filled with doubt I elect to stand

Holding fast His words in my hand

I trust and overcome fear,

Embrace life, enemies sneer, as they disband

Florette

(Based on Psalm 37: 39-40

But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble. And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.)

#OctPoWriMo Day 3-Insecurity

Theme: Insecurity Form: Florette

Prompts: doubt, trust, overcome, embrace, secure

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Posted in April 2018, NaPoWriMo 2018, Rhyme

My Future

park pathway
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)

Rhyme

(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?