THE ABCs OF PEACE AND JOY
A Alleluia to the Lord on High
B Blessed be the Name of the Lord
C Come into my heart, Lord Jesus
D Deliver me from my enemies
E Enclose me in Your loving arms
F Free me from my despair
G Grant unto me Your mercy
H Help me to seek You always
I Instill in me a desire to serve You
J Join my heart with Yours
K Keep me from being a stumbling block
L Let others see Jesus in me
M Mold me, as a potter molds clay
N Never let me doubt You
O Open thou mine eyes
P Place me in paths of righteousness
Q Quench not Your Spirit within me
R Reign in my life forever
S Sustain me by Your grace
T Touch my life to the very core
U Unfurl Your banner of love over me
V Visit me in my dreams
W Watch over me and my family
X *(Christ) is my refuge
Y Your plan of salvation is my joy
Z Zion will be my home forever
Written during my “quiet time” 5/18/07
*Please note that X is Greek for Christ from the Greek letter Chi
Copyright © Curtis Moorman
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~
Copyright © Tyesha Ehigiator
Love surrounds us…though people take it for granite
Oh, but we’re unaware of it! We’re ignorant of it at times of tribulation
Vibrant, vermillion roses float in the swaying wind, like feathers, passing me by with a smile and a friendly wave
Everyone is embracing hate instead of love, embracing havoc instead of peace – WHERE IS THE LOVE?
I am longing to feel like I belong! The church bells repeats its penitent bells
Saddened by the fact that I’m trapped in my comfort zone of callous night…I want to be unchained from this solitary cave…but no angels tread the road that I’m currently on unfortunately
Hate rips my heart apart and throws it in the heartless fire…love is invisible like a caved in treasure
Ashamed because I always wanted to find avarice-devouring love, restoring joy to my absent-of-vanity verse
Rain descends like the sunset as my spirit ascends like the sunrise above the disconsolate clouds
Drenched in heartfelt relief…of experiencing love on another level – I’ll bring back to life my faith towards You once more
Tattered by heart’s wistful thumping…replace my heart with beauty’s caress and harmony, for I’m desperately in need of a savior
Owned by hatred, the monster that appears in my nightmares, the vile leader of rancorous wolves…
Fly away from the darkness that made you drink in desolation and devastation
Isolated by bliss and joy – overflowing with lamentation
Never able to find a mixture of serenity and exaltation…maybe I’ll find it in the forest’s quietude
Destined to unlock my heart’s desire…however, love is hard to find, for I’m a hopeless, romantic boy, foolish in love and frankly…blind!
Copyright © J. W. M. Earnings
Moments of quiet stillness
Each one a glittering
Diamond to the soul
At least once a day
To visit the silence
Open your heart
Nurture your dreams.
Copyright © Greta Robinson
When two choose each the other
Having decided this, their fate
A bond, a pledge, a vow replaces
That which, unchosen, cannot wait
Even when it requires a warrior resolute,
Vitality deathless, and sacrifice continuous,
Eternal must the pledge be, or
Risk betrayal's scourge sinuous.
It is at the pit, against the fiery horde
That Absalom dulls the finest sword
This is what it takes to stand at my side
Antagony to injustice is my cause
Knell my soul to abandon, divide
Eidetically my failure would resound, preside
Sorcerous dreams expounding my flaws.
Indebted to peace, yet still facing war
Soliloquy sweet, punished yet more.
When the lashes pernicious slander my spirit
Have you the stamina to fight weaponless, naked?
Ardently ask the goddess Irit
That throughout the nightmare, you survive unwakéd?
Impassioned, immortal, immoderate, rhetorical
Would you, could you, if so, should you?
Illusion or real, my fight is defense
Leave destruction behind
Lose selfish pretense
Give willingly blood to the unjust blow
Impatiently wait the night for the dawn
Vicious dark creatures attack love's glow
Effervescent, they dissolve at the light, and pass on.
Because violence feeds violence, and hate cannot withstand love's rapture.
Copyright © Matthew Wetter
Mothers are truly God’s gift to the world and really for us
Oh, they will put things out, even a fuss with a simple touch
The essence of their being prevents us from being in a rush
Hear their words of wisdom and one will learn very much
Even as drivers they shift gears without scraping the clutch
Resting a child’s head, they simmer a cry with such a hush
Saving grace, loving us dearly like a hand with a royal flush
Copyright © Joseph Spence Sr
Vast oceans of light
In the night flowing over us through you and me cant you see
Now there it is again light light love so faithful
Ever seeing clearer there is again light light light treasures so unmeasurable in
Small weak vessel there is again light light light light
Oh ignites a fire consuming all
There yet nothing lost light light light light light
Rising brighter than yesterday will ever be light light light light light light
Under his guiding care
Everlasting so good there is again light light light light light light light resting in
Copyright © John Beam
Lonely with her illness but eyes full of care and passion
Until I could find a way to help you through the day
Cause this is heaven where you can always find a way
I'm thinking of you - I will remember you, be certain of that
Let's hope we're meeting again at the pearly gates
Lucilla catch the wind, and ride in on the white clouds
A rose so beautiful, I wish you have found your savior
Thank you for letting me be your friend Lucilla <3
A-L Andresen :)
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Copyright © Anne Lise Andresen
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
Copyright © Amy Rose
Prayer will help us gain
Eternal Grace from God.
And sometimes calm the
Cause and bring on the
Copyright © John Posey
Average? No, no - that’s just not for me,
Questioning everything’s where I must be.
Universally speaking, the stars are my home;
Art is my passion, where free-mind can roam;
Receptive and open I love, give and dream,
Ideas come quickly – I say what I mean;
Unique is my forte, I’m kind and I’m cool;
Sweeping, far-reaching - I make my own rules!
*inspired by Danielle's Acrostic Astrology Contest
Copyright © Kristin Reynolds
L ove is everything to me
O nly people don’t seem to see
V oices from the inner regions
E arnestly telling us to simply care
I nside messages we cannot recognize
S tymied by years of ignorance and greed
A mazing dreams if we could but see
L inked into love through past lives unknown
L et the light shine through to a mind at peace
Copyright © Colin James Platt
Christ is born
He's in the manger
Reigning from His humble stall
Immanuel, come to reedeem us
Salvation, here for one and all
Tenderly his mother holds him
Men will seek the newborn King
Angels praise the God of glory
Shepherds, wise men, gifts to bring
Love from Heaven shines now on us
Over hill and valley bright
Victory's song rings through the ages
Ever since that blessed night
*For submission in Brian's contest
Copyright © Donna Golden
Judas betrayed Jesus’s whereabouts
End, was near
Son of God, knew this
Universe of the Son of the Divine Father, restored
Sins of man forgiven, Prince of our Universal domain, alive in the hearts of his children
Copyright © Amy Rose
The beginning of my thanks begins at knees,
Having my aches eased, or body suffused,
All that comes to mind is sleep and serene.
Nobody that offers bread can empty,
Knives may cut meat and find platter greasy,
Supper ended, dishes done, there’s always cheer.
Give one for the road, one for tomorrow,
Invest within self, hugs or tomato growing,
Venture into unknown so what is known
Is another taste that takes you back to home.
Nothingness can fill everyone’s hands if home
Gives back to our bodies and delivers to me peace.
Copyright © Sheri Fresonke Harper
L ovely as a beautiful rose
O nly you control my soul.
V enon of love is in the air
E verywhere is with you I want to be
L onging for your love and time with me
Y ou are the one for me and this is the way I want it to be.
Copyright © Shirley Long
Noble is the crown of darkness
Igniting flame of evening’s post
Gilded the landscape, stars enshrine
Here Selene tiptoes as co-host,
To hush-a-bye winds as prayers chime.
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Copyright © nette onclaud
Earths people, it is time to wake up, the ‘Prince’ is alive!
Ascension available, access through your heart
Seek and you shall find!
Time is short, personally unite, connect as one
Rise to the occasion, celebrate the gift of life, bond, with ‘our lord Jesus’ and ‘our Universal Father in heaven, building a bridge, experiencing kinship, between human and spirit
***Happy Easter Everyone***
Copyright © Amy Rose
Somewhere out there
Illuminations still twinkle, just not here.
Lost in the absence of that God-awful sparkling light,
Everyone fighting is praying for a silent night.
Now on the battlefield a hush is commanded,
The warring factions apparently disbanded.
No one is pushing buttons or pulling a trigger,
Inside camps men lay exhausted by wars’ rigor.
Giving thanks to the almighty,
Hell will wait; so must Aphrodite.
Tears will wash away most reasons to fight.
For the Holiday Acrostic Challenge
Copyright © John Trusty
Little babies are born
Into a world that has a
Vicious, 'Dog eat dog!'
Long days pass
Amid the chaos of war.
Ugly scars mar beauty, while
Gaiety is almost non-existent.
How can life be so cruel?
Listen to the call for peace, to
Visualize a better life, where
Everyone lives, laughs, and loves.
Copyright © Virginia Mitchell
P eace lives in the hearts of those who believe
E very life is precious, bearing the spirit of light
A lleviate pain and hatred wherever it’s perceived
C Leave to simple truths often hidden from sight
E ven wisemen, at times, fall prey to haughty pride
O nly humility can stand against the tide
N one is exempt from temptation’s lure
E ach one is broken and in need of a cure
A ll Children of Light will be accounted for
R each for the prize that waits in store
T he inspiration of Heaven's breath
H earts reflecting genuine peace on earth
For Francine's Holiday "Acrostic" Contest
Copyright © Annalise a.k.a. Audrey Haick
Soothing sound of the murmuring breeze
Entwined with the sound of rustling leaves
Refreshing my tired worn-out spirit
Energizing it with the soothing bliss of
Nature's comforting balm of peacefulness
Inducing a state of deep tranquillity
Transporting me to a world of beauty as I
Yield to its deep and peaceful serenity
Copyright © john beharry
Like a candle,
you sacrifice yourself...
In every tears you shed,
I know you suffered
Giving me warmth, hope and life
How noble is your love!
To die and lose yourself,
just to pull me away from darkness
Copyright © Jun Tumalad
Living in harmony
Living every day in peace
Is the sweetest way to live
Very precious is each day
I have a need to always give
Nourishment to everyone
Giving is my way
I live my life in harmony
No anger in each day
Happiness is what I feel
As each day comes along
Riding on the wings of joy
My heart all filled with song
Oh, such a wondrous life I lead
No desires, from these I’m freed
Young in heart, I am indeed.
7 July 2014 @ 0826hrs.
Copyright © Peter Duggan
A nymph and her daughter
Pause to refresh
Two caught in polite conversation
Like the admiring tenant.
Yet whatever happened (shivers)
To the beautiful day?
As two or three fingers
Dance together forming words
Another thought is played
Set In drifting time
We two four
As two for
Running on in pensitivity
Longingly in trapped rapt melencholy
Needless heedless wasted lives
Copyright © Donald Meikle
H appy New Year
O ut with the old and in with the new may
P ipes of peace mark an
Copyright © Helen J Radford
Ever longed for
Copyright © Cynthia Alvez
Filled with anger
Or lost hope, can't decide.
Running into you, I'd be back at
In my best interest to let it go, but its
Very difficult when my
Ego gets in the way. I want an apology first,
Nothing else. I don't care if you beg or plead. It's
Easy to show up and say you want me back
Somehow I wouldn't believe you
Shows I'm not ready to forgive you
Copyright © Sharon Morken
< Fluff of billowy clouds
Looking like they have Angelic faces
Utterly smiling down on Mother Earth
Forecasting peace for all mankind
Foresakes for all sinners
Copyright © Katherine Stella
N ow is the time to reflect on the past
E very mistake noted, you have to learn fast
W e must listen to what the young ones ask
Y uletide time for 3 wishes anew
E very minute brings hope just for a few
A ll prayers asked but not all replied
R easons for not granting not supplied
2 more wishes , health is one to retrieve
0 bad moments to perceive-
1 more wish , for love all over the world
3 cheers for the flag of peace to be unfurled.
Copyright © SEREN ROBERTS