Faithful days and restful nights, he lived through storm and drought.
A promise fulfilled, the Lord gave him love and salvation.
I watched him each day pray, worship and serve others devout,
Taking the hand of Jesus, he walked in light of redemption.
Happily, he would share God’s love with all who would listen.
In dark of midnight hour, he felt the warmth of a rising sun.
Standing at his heart’s door, the light of the Lord’s love glistened,
And turning the knob, a gift to give, his battle had been won.
Problems soon came, illness threatened, from the Lord, away he turned.
Often he would raise his fists, shouting in blame with trembling rage.
Where light once glowed bright from within, now his anger burned,
Echoing thoughts of his loss, his weak body on fallen stage.
Restless were his nights and bitter the endless days of grief.
Forgiveness would take a miracle, so I prayed for a new start.
Unwavering was my diligence, I knew his earthly days were brief.
Like lightning to the tallest tree, the greatest love at last pierced his heart.
To the cross, he was carried where Jesus paid the ultimate price.
He surrendered, remembering he was never forsaken.
I felt the peace with his last breath and steadfast love suffice.
Never to be burdened by this world’s sickness, sorrow and sin.
Given gift of heavenly light, one day I’ll see him again.
For Mystic Rose's Faith Is A Powerful Thing Contest, 1/10/15
*a work of fiction, but the faith and feelings are true.
W-hen the fullness of time had come, Jesus was born behind an Inn in a cave-like stable.
I-n the Inn there was no room for the Son of God, no room for the Saviour of men.
S-tar was shining so bright above the stable for the shepherds to find their way to Him.
E-ven angels proclaimed His birth to those shepherds "Unto you is born this day."
M-anger is where Mary and Joseph first laid him. It was filled with hay.
E-very animal there must have known that their Creator had come that day.
N-o one knew the depth of love God had, to give His Son to dwell among men.
S-ame star guided three kings from the Orient, who studied the stars and heavens.
T-hese wise men from the East came saying "Where is He that is born King"
I-n their hands they brought him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrr.
L-ike these three wise men, wise men still seek him today!
L-ove is the reason that God sent His only Begotton Son into the world to save us.
S-eeking for you and me, yes God was seeking for us because we had left Him.
E-veryone, yes, all we like sheep have gone astray. Everyone to his own way.
E-ach one has to make his on decision to follow Him or not to follow Him.
K-ing, born to be a King. King of the ages. King of the past. King of the future.
H-eaven, He came from Heaven to earth to show us the right way.
I-niquity, the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
M-elody, He gives us a sweet melody, we sing many songs of praise to Him.
T-ree, A Christmas tree, the love that Jesus had for us, to die on a tree.
O-nly one life and how soon it passes. Only in life can we accept His Love.
D-eliverance, He came from Heaven to preach deliverance to the captives.
A-cknowlege Him and accept Him. Behold now is the accepted time.
Y-ou, Yes, this Christmas Love was for You. Will You accept this love?
For Brian Strands Christmas Love contest.
M...Magic is what you have.
O...On the days when you write poems.
R...Remembering happy times, or maybe sad.
N...Never - you have given up.
I...In life you have taken your stand.
N...Nothing will stand in your way.
G...Gifted - you were born.
S...Sing today a happy song.
O...Over the rainbow, you shall be.
N...Negative - don't ever be.
G...God is always with thee...
Written by Lucilla M. Carrillo
Faith is a powerful thing,
asking for absolute trust.
It allows you to believe
that you are not all alone,
here in the shadow of death.
In times of persecution,
some souls have little else.
And yet it’s unshakeable.
Praying perpetuates hope,
opening your heart to God.
When you first feel Him enter,
everything in life changes.
Routine tasks take new meaning,
filling existence with purpose.
Until then you felt empty,
languishing in misery.
The love between you and God,
has only strengthened your faith.
It’s His love that sustains you,
not the words of those that say
God is nothing more than myth.
T he God of our Fathers, sole author of all life
H e, by decree placed man above the rest
A nd all other creations in his charge for keeping
N ow and forever, let your truths be written in our hearts
K eeping man forever mindful of this high place
S o with gratitude this special day is planned
G iving thanks and praise to the one true King
I n you alone our faith and trust will lie
V alidate our hearts we do implore
I nundate our lives with grace of light
N ever turn away from our humble plea
G ive us eyes to see and the ears to hear
D ying, freely, you gave us life; by rising you gave us hope
A ll your words and actions teach the ultimate truth
Y our love alone holds our world in stead
So sensationally super; Sagittarius son of John Spence
Pleasantly personable, and matriarch Maud Spence’s son
Enabling, exquisite, eloquent, evolving and enterprising
Naturally nice, no nonsense, and a nutritionist nobleman
Carrot consumer, constant comrade and cold-war veteran
Equitably enlightened, and just an elegant eggnog taster
Jumping Jupiter, a jubilant sundae lover, and just a jewel
Oppresso de liber, optimistically captivating; oratorical
Saintly passionate, succulent salmon sampler; sweetheart!
Exquisitely enchanting, enchantingly amatorious; éclat!
Playful, painstakingly passionate, pajama wearer, patient
Handsomely helpful handyman, harmonizer of happiness
Sweet as syrup, shining armor off the shelf; savoir-faire!
Red-blooded poetry connoisseur and radioactively lovable!
Won Seventh Place Position
"Tell Me About You Contest"
June 16, 2010
Sponsored by Amy Green
T~he minds eye closes and envisages the overflowing of true love from one's
H~eart, gravitating to thy One and Only;
E~scaping in conjunction with
B~rackish water adjoining to thy feet; taking note of the wind whispering
E~ver so seamlessly through thine ears while striding upon the seashore.
A~ccompanied by incessant love; keeping hold of hands on no
U~nearthly occasion of relinquishing. Kissing til nightfall loses its color
T~o the openings of daybreak; swimming amongst the creatures of sea
Y~earning to never part, til the extent life ventures to vanish...yet...
O~ftentimes the minds eye reopens to reality; though
F~or the time being
L~et's live every moment as
O~ur last, tracing God first and
V~ersifying our lives to that of the world as such...
E~veryone shall witness and behold The Beauty of L~O~V~E.
C... Christ is being born on Christmas Day.
H...He will bring love and joy to the world.
R...Remember to honor Him this day.
I...Imagine Him in the Manger.
S...So many years ago it happened on a cold day.
T...Today He will bring us blessings.
M...May you open to Him your heart.
A...Always and forever praise Him.
S...Spread His cheer everywhere.
D...Don't stay away from Him.
A...Always worship in His name.
Y...You won't regret it, don't be ashamed.
Written by Lucilla M.Carrillo
For Christmas Joy Contest by Nathan a.
Earned his name~
Suffered all the pain~
Under the hands of men~
Settled with hate against him~
Compassionately he forgave them still~
He loved us then and he always will~
Rising he gave us the right to survive~
Intoxicating he is to all of our lives~
Supplying our each and every need~
Thank you father, For blessing me~
Our king above kings~
Understanding he brings~
Radiant he is indeed~
Living for Christ is the greatest thing~
Only in him may you rest in peace~
Remember each day to trust and forgive~
Divided from him is no way to live~
P oetry Soup is like a Poetry Palace to me
O rnamented with poems and poets with CREATIVITY,
E veryone bringing INFUSION of literary beauty to it
T ouching the poetic hearts of other poets
R esulting in the INEVITABLE addiction to the soup
Y oung to old everybody thus getting attracted.
P oetry Soup is a sacred place like a temple,church or mosque
A nd nobody should have any ILLUSION about it,
L et us all try together and make it a haven
A haven for all those who loves poetry by heart
C aring to make the palace even beautiful.
E VENTUALLY the palace will be there but not we.
© 2011 kashinath karmakar (17th May 2011)
Placement: 2nd; (May 2011)
Sponsor:Linda-Marie The Sweetheart
Thanksgiving ( Acrostic )
T...Thank God always for your blessings.
H...Have always a plan to follow.
A...Analyze yourself every now and then.
N...Never do anyone harm.
K...Know always your true friends.
S...Stand up for what you believe.
G...Gossip is never good.
I...Invite Jesus into your heart.
V...Victory will be yours at the end.
I...Imagine yourself in the Glory of God.
N...Never ignore some sound advice.
G...God loves you - give Him your heart.
Written by Lucilla M. Carrillo
To all - have a Happy Thanksgiving.
For Kim Merryman's Contest
L... Love for humanity is what I have.
U... Understanding - I try to be.
C... Concern for others - I always am.
I... Independent - I have always been.
L... Lying - does not go with me.
L... Live and let live, is my motto.
A... Achieve your goal, is my advice.
( Short Version )
L... Life is a gift that God gave us.
U... Use it wisely - don't waste it away.
C... Capture in your mind - what you have learned.
Y... Youth is beautiful, but it don't last.
Written by Lucilla M. Carrillo
F riend who loves unconditionally
A lways there and listens openly
I nterested in you only
T otally absorbed enamored by you
H appy to spend each intimate moment too
F riend above all friends
U niversal ruler, Jehovah-Shammah who can cleanse
L over of my soul my true friend
Jehovah-Shammah-Jehovah Himself Is There
Scriptures from: Ezekiel 37:26-28,40-48, I Kings 8:27
Mountains crumble no more to be
Oceans of woe since you left me
Thunder rolls and my heart it breaks
Humbly life ends, my soul it quakes
Everlasting grief with no mend
Reminds me daily, it will not bend
Inconceivable, this pain I bear
My love's not gone, together we'll share
In lasting glory at Jesus' feet
Serenity and grace, oh how sweet
Salvation unites on heaven's shore
Yesterday's gone, tomorrow brings more
Only a moment in time we wait
Until we meet at heaven's gate
6 days till kings day, wise men visit the Jesus baby
3 kings are in a song but not in the word
Eternal life he brought with faith enough for all
X marks the spot don't miss your one shot!!
I took the challenge of the PD
Yes opinonated me!!
S avior of the cursed earth
H eaven sent Dove
I nterested in you personally
L over of mankind's soul
O bedient even unto death
H elper of man_invite Him in
Based on a name for Jesus
Shiloh__which means peacebringer
Scripture reference Genesis 49:10
Still is the night, deep blue as the sea
The moon and I keep a rendezvous
A star reaches out, to light up my way
I won’t be afraid, at the end of the day
Rising before me, is a staircase of crystal
Whispers of angels, are singing a song
As soft music plays, the soft breezes whistle
You call out my name, and lead me along
Tonight is the moment, I’ve waited so long!
Of wishes I’ve held, to see you again
The questions I’ve asked, I know you have heard me
Here and hereafter are just steps apart
Each step brings me closer.. Oh, be still, my heart!
So soon I’ll have answers!
The place I belong, is waiting for me
All things I have longed for, I’m beginning to see
Reaching out with your hand, your smile reassures me
Stars shine in your eyes, as you wrap me in love
* * * * * * *
For Linda Marie's Contest: Stairway To The Stars
By Carrie Richards 2/17/12
People who spend their time devoted to poetry
Optimistic people who can be pessimistic as well
Elegant writers throughout society waiting ever so slowly and patiently to be known
Those who utter their feelings in to a well thought out and admired poem
Spirits with a talent, and who are happy.
Pleasing to read, persuades others to write poems as well
Of all forms of literature poems seem the best
Eccentric writings that inspire, express, and inform
Modern society vs. ancient work
Supercilious poems that express thee
thank u for looking at this poem.
hope u enjoyed- WÖLF
L iving, giving, sharing your all with no expectation of returns
O ffering gifts of kindness in words and deeds
V isions of a world in which peace prevails
E xtolling one basic truth that Love is all
L ive like there's no tomorrow
I magine where life leads
V isiting those who sorrow
E rasing all their needs
L amenting those who've lost their way
A sking to hold their hand
U ntil their night becomes their day
G uiding them to stand
H old strong to your convictions
L et love be your guiding light
O ffer no one contradictions
V alue what is right
E ven if it seems too tough, keep it in your sight
My beautiful you are the one that completes me
without you,I'm empty,but beautiful with you i'm complete
you are my better half
you are my Life,my Love,and my Everything
with you my beautiful I'm complete
God’s Rich Garden
Gorgeous cascade falling blind
On evergreen slopes of pines
Down to silver lake gone quiet
Stealing into a river feeding country wide.
Rich fields of crops and orchards dance
Imploring cultivation to abundance
Caressed by the sun’s warm presence
Highlighted by the colorful flowers’ fragrance.
Garden planted on a beautiful spring morning
Anticipating the presence of inhabitants to fill
Resort like land that would inspire the shaping of His will
Dedicated to the happiness of His offspring
Endowed with His power to governing
None other than the Kingdom of Heaven, eternal spring.
Copyright © 10.26.09
Carried His cross for mine, suffering for my sins
Head hung low, he cried out, Father, forgive them...
Risen on the third day, my Savior, King of kings
I repent, He forgives, my name added to the Book of Life
Salvation is His gift to mankind, eternal life the reward
Teacher who came for the world giving light to darkness
the Way, the Truth, the Life (John 14:6)
Self awareness ~ reflection
One living by ones own pace ~ comfortable
Learning to love self ~ Listening to Music at three a.m.
Independence~ Internal rest~ refreshing
Tranquilty ~ Peacefulness~ renewal
Understand of self and others~ empowering
Daring to dream~ Realizing hope ~ finding Faith
Enlightenment of the spirit ~ Happiness beginning till end!
Creative with passion
Hot and steamy
Artful in scribe
Loving lines flow
Bared and ready
Infusioned hearts race
Determines the pace
" For Charlene Bird "
If finding yourself means going it alone,
You shouldn’t—a fact that is painfully plain.
Need is a naturally human bemoan,
A collaboration helps you remain, a
Friend to those who also have needs to atone.
I'm clearing a path, a push straight ahead,
Sailing stress free in my life stem to stern.
Right where I should be, clarity widespread,
Behind me no wake or substantive churn.
Like all things in life from which one must glean,
A period of time flowing under
Bridge where it is swept quite far out to sea,
Over vastness like far distant thunder
Troubled and troubles, mere seconds they flee
Water healing life’s fires placed asunder.
I promise you one fact I now cherish
Will power alone is power itself, so
Ease your mind with the faith you’ll not perish
Your success assured, fear placed on the shelf
Mind over matter, peace you’ll inherit.
© David Wegman 2014
Submitted for Roy Jerden’s Poetry Contest: “Bridge Over Troubled Water - Word Acrostic”
Cookies are addictive!
OoOoH! Here's one to snatch!
Okay...where's the chocolate chips?
Kraving too many of these treats
I want some now! But...I might get beeefy...
Every bite is mouthwatering, soft and crisp
Should I take another cookie?
Sense of humour, elevating our spirits
Musing over the simple things in life, rejoicing at what we find
Imagination stimulated, childlike, seeing the wonders in life
Light heartedness, laughing at one’s self!
Everything as it is meant to be, smiling, enjoying, the gift of life