Without Him, I'm eternally lost.
He, for my salvation, paid the cost.
Yielding to Him truly brings peace.
I, from worry, receive release.
Never thru life do I want to walk alone.
Each day I need grace that comes from His throne.
Every care on Him, I can cast.
Delivered am I, from my sinful past.
Trials and tests in my life do arise.
He guides me thru them for He is all wise.
Envelops me in His presence divine.
Let's me know I'm His, and He is mine.
Only thru Him, to Heaven I can go;
Redeemed by His blood, washed whiter than snow.
Dear Saviour, one day, face to face I will know.
Submitted for Why You Need The Lord Contest sponsored by James Edward Lee
Copyright © Carol Connell | Year Posted 2017
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 | Year Posted 2009
Sand and blue sea sing to my soul.
Up in the sky the sun smiles.
Now is my time for peace.
Boats drift past the beach
As I drift with
Them till the
A short one For the 101 in a row (off the bad wagon) 191Poetry Contest of PD
Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2015
Delving in the dreamy depths, I look up
Endearing all who behold my expressive eyes.
Crawling into the dark to see contrast of light,
Embers glow immaculately in my stupor.
Married to the tenderness and comfort of family,
Brave I am to stand in the wilderness of the unknown.
Even in content I confess,
Remembering the cold is what helps me cherish the warmth within.
December 13th, 1993
written: August 10, 2015
For the contest, "Birth Month Acrostics"
Sponsored by: Charlotte Jade Puddifoot
Copyright © Laura Breidenthal | Year Posted 2015
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 | Year Posted 2015
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 | Year Posted 2010
Palm trees sway on a sandy beach
All my troubles are now out of reach
Rhythm of ocean, serene is its song
A melody I could listen to all day long
Deep are my thoughts, calm is my soul
In sunshine's embrace I watch the waves roll
So peaceful my spirit where waters run deep
Enraptured by beauty, in dreams as I sleep
Copyright © Joseph May | Year Posted 2015
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 © JW Earnings | Year Posted 2014
Lose yourself in the words that are spoken
Indulge in the understanding that silence brings
Speak only when you have truly heard
Take note of concerns of all parties directly
Exercise your right to say nothing
Never assume, get the facts!
28th June 2016
Copyright © Nicola Byrne | Year Posted 2016
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 | Year Posted 2006
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 | Year Posted 2005
Black and White – White and Black
Blinded by a
Lack of compassion
Alone on a silent
A back seat as
Why does it always
Have to be
Insisted that we
When we are all
Though still the same
Amongst each other
Not a color
Different shades of skin
But people who
Live, love and learn, so please
Accept one another
Cancel out hate
Written for The Colors Black and White poetry contest before I realized Acrostics weren’t being accepted. Oh well, thought I’d post it anyway.
Copyright © Chris Green | Year Posted 2017
HOUSE-a lovely place to share affection.
that is the root from where relation grows.
one day, a fine time it will become a tree.
a wonderful garden at the front and backside of house.
with colorful flowers at front
and sweet fruits and healthy vegetables at back.
a white stony pebbles way which,
leads to the garden park,
which is the place of peace.
a swing in the middle of garden,
keeps us thinking about the ups and downs of life.
house fully painted with white,
indicates the peace.
glassy windows which helps us to
watch the outside world, inside the house.
curtains,sofa,bed,etc., everything is of white
which always tells us to be peace
and to maintain silence and patience.
peace and patience will increase our love,
which makes our relation ship strong and more stronger.
and that's what is the aim of my dream house.
Copyright © lavanya ramamurthi | Year Posted 2014
Prayer will help us gain
Eternal Grace from God.
And sometimes calm the
Cause and bring on the
Copyright © John Posey | Year Posted 2013
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 © Sunshine Smile | Year Posted 2014
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 | Year Posted 2013
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 | Year Posted 2012
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 | Year Posted 2009
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 | Year Posted 2013
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 | Year Posted 2014
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 | Year Posted 2009
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 | Year Posted 2011
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 | Year Posted 2013
People sharing life together
Every country, every land
All of us are in this together
Created for goodness and love
Every life is precious
Only fear can cause this kind of evil
Nothing good comes from suffering on this scale
Every person: man, woman, and child
All through the wide world should be able to
Remember a time without violence or pain
Truly knowing what it means to be safe
Heaven knows it is long overdue.
Copyright © Michael Campbell | Year Posted 2015
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 | Year Posted 2012
How delicious the feeling after long days
Occupying tedious roadways to find
Myself encompassed by congenial walls,
Enjoying the pleasure of harmonious spaces.
Soft pillows and bed enfold this
Weary body, quieting the inner wandering;
Each window winks a welcome, lights
Eagerly extend bright arms to hold me,
Tender guardians in a darkly changing world.
Hover over and around me, blessed quiet,
Only found where the sweet departed whisper
Memories of all that makes a place a home, where
Empty chairs, once theirs, embrace me warmly.
Copyright, January 31,2016
Faye Lanham Gibson
Copyright © Faye Gibson | Year Posted 2016
Perhaps in this life not
Attainable although perpetually sought,
Radiating joy and constant peace,
A place where troubles cease,
Delightful absence of hatred and fear;
Sequestering the soul,
Eternally with God and whole.
COPYRIGHT, December 20, 2015
Faye Lanham Gibson
Copyright © Faye Gibson | Year Posted 2015
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.
I Love Five/ Five Letter Acrostic Contest
Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich
Copyright © nette onclaud | Year Posted 2013
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 | Year Posted 2010
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 Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick | Year Posted 2011