Quite fearful, yes,
A formidable opponent,
Sent to cause fear.
Yet God’s Armor protects me,
If I but wear it,
And stand firm resisting this
Foe, who hurls his darts
Of doubt, trying to wound my heart,
Until they meet the shield of faith.
Poem Inspired by Dictionary.com—Word Of The Day—Redoubtable
English redoubtable comes from Middle English redoutable “terrible, frightening, worthy of honor, venerable,” ultimately from Old French redotable, redoubtable, a derivative of the verb redouter “to fear, dread.” Redouter is formed from a French use of the prefix re- as an intensive (for instance, in refine), a use that Latin re- does not have, and from Latin dubitāre “to doubt, hesitate, waver” (but not “to fear”). Redoubtable entered English in the first half of the 15th century.
“Something Special” ATC created by Leona J. Atkinson 2019
No such thing I feel
As a plebeian day
Each one is special
Inspired by The Word of the Day at Dictionary.com
See the definition of plebeian on http://www.dictionary.com/e/word-of-the-day/plebeian-2019-08-14/
In my sleep I find
Inspired by Dictionary .com Word of the Day “Utopian”
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Surrounds, holds me back
All my human strength
Not enough to overcome
Only blood of Christ
Can wash it away
Remora is today’s “The Word of the Day” at Dictionary.com
See the definition and interesting origin of this word “remora” at this link:
In ancient times, the remora was believed to stop a ship from sailing. In Latin, remora means “delay”, while the genus name Echeneis comes from Greek εχειν, echein (“to hold”) and ναυς, naus (“a ship”). In a notable account by Pliny the Elder , the remora is blamed for the defeat of Mark Antony at the Battle of Actium and, indirectly, for the death of Caligula .  A modern version of the story is given by Jorge Luis Borges in Book of Imaginary Beings (1957).
Has it been so long
That we have forgotten
The New Year challenge?
80 days have quietly passed,
What’s your new year story say?
Dictionary.com Word Of The Day
1. a parchment or the like from which writing has been partially or completely erased to make room for another text.
All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary.
— George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four,
Aimlessly through my life
Seemingly without a care
Ah, to be a youth again
stravage: Dictionary.com’s Word of the Day
See the definition of stravage on
Original Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2015 Clipart from MSWord
Oniomania was the Word of the Day today on Dictionary.com—I wonder why? 🙂