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Gems For The Soul

               ~ Gems For The Soul ~


I like the days 
                     ~ when hearts are happy
Filled with rays 
                       ~ of sunshine bright
Times are hard
                     ~ but still enjoy life
Show a façade
                     ~ of contentment even
The soul may be torn
                               ~  but show a smiling face
No need to mourn 
                           ~ for tomorrow is a new day
Good friends you keep 
                                 ~ for they are precious
For them you weep 
                            ~ if they should ever leave
Try always to be good 
                                  ~ and to others be a blessing
Like Jesus says we should
                                        ~ if we want to go to heaven
Sometimes it’s only just one parent 
                                                      ~ show them love, honor and respect
They may sometimes pay your rent 
                                                      ~ they always see you as their child
Parents always show respect 
                                            ~ love and care for your children
God will certainly inspect 
                                        ~ how you took care of your charge

Written by: Joy Wellington 
For Constance La France ~ A Rambling Poet ~
Contest: Create Your Own Form, Maybe?

This is my own form, the name is :  “Inverted Rhyme”
What I did is to rhyme my words that’s in the middle (or almost) of each sentence.

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  1. Date: 11/15/2010 7:21:00 AM
    Hi Joy! I'm glad I sgned on and chose this to read this morning. This is very creative and interesting! I love the form..."Inverted Rhyme" That is an excellent name you've chosen and this will do well in Constance's Contest! Wishing you the best always and you should know, your name does suit you so!! Blessings! Love, Audrey

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 11:06:00 PM
    sweet poem and write,, enjoyed and yes i'm back to read and post. *p.s.* I posted a poem dedication, hope you can spy your name in there. (IT IS IN THERE)Thanks for all your comments always p.d.

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 2:44:00 PM
    Very creative "Inverted Rhyme," Joy. Well written with excellent advise. Best of luck in the contest!

  1. Date: 11/11/2010 6:31:00 AM
    i finally looked up "facade" and it was so important in this poem. the line "Sometimes it's only one parent" touched me deeply. enen though i had both untill just recently. good job with the help of God. John Henry Loving III

  1. Date: 11/11/2010 5:26:00 AM
    Quite a novel way to use rhyme, with inspiring thoughts penned so well, Joy

  1. Date: 11/11/2010 4:11:00 AM
    Joy, a wonderful entry for Constance's Contest.. All the best with this gem and I just love the message as well.. Enjoy the rest of your day... love Wilma

  1. Date: 11/11/2010 12:49:00 AM
    very creative , joy... wishing you luck i the contest. warmest, nette

  1. Date: 11/10/2010 11:56:00 PM
    I like it, Joy! Very clever new form and Constance will appreciate that. She said she was hoping folks would develop new forms. Also, the message is well conveyed. Wishing you success in the contest. Love, Carolyn