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LOVE God is always love Forever seek the kingdom; Praise the creator Keep giving what you can give Please endure until the end ANGELS Beautiful Heavens Protecting the meek ones earth Watching over us Helping us to cope with life Comforted with hope and trust MUSIC When you find rhythm You find your hearts inner core Celebrate the times Make them better than before Reminisce and dance all night

Copyright © humble b | Year Posted 2013

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Faith In God Makes A Difference

                                            Commitments are hard
                                        Time is swift and life is short
                                              Misfortunes happen
                                      Faith in God makes a difference
                                         Times will pass much easier

                                           By Eve Roper 11/14/2014

Copyright © Eve Roper | Year Posted 2014

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Faith, Hope and Love

                                                have faith in yourself,
                                         then hope will follow life through,
                                                 making life complete, 
                                              the driving force is loving
                                              needed for peaceful living.

Penned 24/08/2014

Copyright © SEREN ROBERTS | Year Posted 2014

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Benefits Denied

expendable lives our elderly, sick and poor benefits denied D.C. may call the shots now God is the equalizer
*Written in honor of John Freeman for his contest "Sayings of Wisdom"

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2011

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Blessed Trio

“Hope springs eternal” a wise elder said to me I never forgot a strong cornerstone of faith hope is found when needed most I did not “find God” faith was always part of me in good times or bad faith allows us to feel love even for those who are foes love is amply strewn by all who have hope and faith the blessed trio travel lifelong together escort us to heaven’s gate
*Written August 25, 2014

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2014

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Key West Sunset

Celebrate the joy

You have lived another day

Spectrum in the sky

By the grace of God, go I

Join the sundown revelry

*Each day in Key West, they have a party outside to watch the sun go down.  It is 
quite a magical moment if you are able to participate and offer thanks.

For Rick's "beautiful memory" contest

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2010

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Appealing Campanologist

For whom the bell tolls
this vibrato of iron
an ancient message
steeped in holy tradition
hostilities at an end.

© Harry J Horsman 2015

Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2015

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A Ghost-Town Church

Beside the last pew, 
a chipped white collection plate.
A ghostly blessing
if you toss a modern coin
through time and the barred front door.

Copyright © Taylor Graham | Year Posted 2005

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Rejoice (Tanka)

Rejoicing in life
soul’s jubilation singing
raising of voices

Praises of joy unto Him
uplifting mortal spirit

Comments:    The Japanese tanka dating back to the 5th Century has a format of 
five lines:  the first has five syllables. The second has seven syllables. The third 
has five syllables.  The forth and fifth lines have seven syllables each. The 
pattern is 5/7/5/7/7 for a total of thirty-one syllables.  This one is about rejoicing.

Copyright © Joseph Spence Sr | Year Posted 2007

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Faith, Hope, Love

Lord, I seek from You
Faith, that I may conquer death
Hope, to persevere 
Love, that I may love the lost
And love You as You love me

Copyright © Isaiah Zerbst | Year Posted 2014

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Hope, Faith and Love

DNA from God
Breathed into my soul at birth
Keeps hope, faith and love,
The essence of my being,
Enclosed in mortal body.

Copyright © Joyce Johnson | Year Posted 2014

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Dying Daily

I must die each day  
die to remorse and regret
die to yesterday
then I must rise up and walk
then I must take up my cross
1st Corinthians 15:31
Acts 3:6
Matthew 16:24

Submitted for: Regina Riddle’s Hope, Faith and Love Tanka contest

Copyright © Tim Ryerson | Year Posted 2014

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Crossing the Line

Fear not, wayward soul Lines are drawn only to cross Emerge from shadows Leave all bitterness behind Forgiveness waits in God's light
*Entry for Rick's Shadows and Lines contest.

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2011

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In Praise of the Holy Spirit

Oh, Holy Spirit, Your leadership heals our souls. When mankind finds You ever ready to grant peace, Your light is felt in each heart. War, famine, illness -- all these maladies you purge. Blessed Dove of peace, You give love to all nations, hoping for benevolence. When kindness prevails, it’s Your spirit that we praise; we have You to thank. Your light leads the way for us. We are blessed with Your deep love. We are but sinners, seeking Your divine guidance. We’re given choices, but only You can lead us to everlasting accord.
*Written October 4, 2014

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2014

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Dance for Dionysus

Tanka/ Haiku

Drunken Roman Bacchante (1)  footnotes 
God of the Maenads'  (2)
Female appreciation
Tainted murderous servants

Maniacal twist
Hold each- a sensuous kiss
Trained not by hubris
Phalli held in revere
His spirit flows through rapture

Beloved Bacchus
Honors Ancient Helena
Amathia(3) scorns-                  
Succubus eat them alive
Gynarchy apothesized

Bacchanalians' (4)
Hold wild dances- Worship
Drunken honored god
Children and men torn apart
In a sensuous moment

Oh! Oh how we sing!
Dionysus flows his wine
How we rhyme and chime-
Frenzied ****ing in circle
Prove to Him our Miracle

"Your desires speak-
My beloved enchantress
Sweat, dance, Love for Me
Use My phallice, drink My wine-
Worship Me till end of Time"

Merry speak, Father
As life sprouts forth within spring-
   Priapic flower.

Mythical Treasure
Is the lie of unbelief
Common man’s relief
Under torch in deepest wood
Ladies did dance unrestrained
In religious ecstasy.

1. Bacchante- Greek & Roman Mythology A priestess or female votary of Bacchus

2. Maenads-Greek Mythology A woman member of the orgiastic cult of Dionysus.. A frenzied woman.

3   Amanthia-Myth & Legend / Classical Myth & Legend) (often capital) of or relating to the orgiastic rites associated with Bacchus
 it is roughly wisdom's opposite. It means recklessness, deep ignorance about oneself and the nature of the universe. It leads to 
 excess, impatience.  He irrationally rejects Dionysus and the new religion; his unthinking and uncompromising scorn for popular 
 piety and the new teachings is neither rational nor open-minded. But he is also very young, and his youth in part excuses his crimes

4 Bacchanalian (Myth & Legend / Classical Myth & Legend) (often capital) of or relating to the orgiastic rites associated with Bacchus

Copyright © Amy Green | Year Posted 2012

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The discussion point—
I Be, I Am, I Exist.
Being is presence.
	 Philosophers Rejoice, Yes . . . 
The mortal plane is confirmed!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, 
Schoeningen, Germany (November 12, 2014)
(Tanka poetic format) 

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2014

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A wondrous delight—
Spiritual movement pure!
Rapture is that joy . . . 
	A magic force for poets . . . 
Arrival one in God’s arms!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved 
(January 3, 2015) (Tanka) 

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2015

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nightfall comes again

howls wander like a lost cloud

shattering iced air...

until hymn of stars rises

to kindle faith’s melody

Regina Riddle's Hope, Faith And Love 
Tanka Contest

Copyright © nette onclaud | Year Posted 2014

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Valley of Love

Lost in love’s valley
Like fragrance of a rose 
In the morning breeze
I’ll not be I then
I’ll then be you.

(Inspired by the seventeenth century mystic poet
 of Sindh Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai’s poetry)

Sintra, Portugal 25/01/15

Copyright © Mohammad Yamin | Year Posted 2015

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From with-in earth boils
Violent eruption explodes
The sky filled with ash
Molten lava starts to pour
In death new life will be born

Copyright © Michael Jordan | Year Posted 2007

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hope perched in my heart
small bird, joyfully singing
fragilely balanced
feasting on faith's mustard seed
contented with Love's promise
Copyright, August 24, 2014 Faye Lanham Gibson

Copyright © Faye Gibson | Year Posted 2014

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God Painted A Sunset

I closed tight my eyes And in a trance I saw God He painted the sky Picking up a brush pure blue He swirled a slash of azure Hesitating long He dipped a brush rosy pink He held a brush gold Gazing and pondering long He painted an orb of gold July 23, 2012 Featured poem September 30, 2012

Copyright © Broken Wings | Year Posted 2012

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Prayers Answered

True all prayers
Are generously answered
Does He also
Permit returning treasures
Once He took back?

Copyright © Mohammad Yamin | Year Posted 2012

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Hope, Faith And Love

Love is like water I have poured it always in Size, shape and color With fervent hope and with faith In the glass of own my choice
+++ August 25, 2014 Form: Tanka Fifth Place Win Contest: Hope faith and love by Regina

Copyright © Dr.Ram Mehta | Year Posted 2014

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Ready, willing, able
I've changed names as you can see
Please help me dear God

They say its never too late
With breath you gave me.


Copyright © Iris Elizabeth Sankey-Lewis | Year Posted 2015

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Because He Is Love

HOPE    sees paradise
FAITH   trusts in His saving grace
LOVE    gives wings for flight

Hope, Faith, and Love are His gifts

              ~              ~
          ~       ~ *  ~       ~
          ~       Given        ~     
            ~  because He ~
              ~      is       ~
                ~  LOVE  ~
                    ~   ~

New International Version
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the 
heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1: 17)

For Regina's Faith, Hope, Love Tanka Contest
August 26, 2014

Copyright © Eileen Manassian | Year Posted 2014

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Angelic She

Noised silence pulls me in a broken wilderness I drift amidst time circumnavigating what this dark abyss beckoning Suddenly, a light out of the black I appear into a blue day Angelic she, I've been found my dark abyss, now silenced .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2015

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'A depiction of Love'

each lungful of air a reminder of God’s love depict love and care promote and embrace His will every moment you get

Copyright © Wilma Neels | Year Posted 2011

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Easter Lily

Easter lilies bloomed where His sweat fell to the ground hope of Christ's return a garden pure white life everlasting By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders *The Easter lily symbolizes purity, hope and life. Tradition has it that lilies were growing in the Garden of Gethsemane after Christ's crucifixion, and lilies bloomed where his sweat fell, the hope of everlasting life.

Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders | Year Posted 2012

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The Arrival

Sensus fideii, Lord
Anticipation resounds
Four candle flames dance
Stars lamp His divinity
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing!

Inspired by:
Brian Strand's 
Advent Contest

Copyright © John Heck | Year Posted 2008