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
Copyright © Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick | Year Posted 2010
FAITH IS A POWERFUL THING
Faceless fears. Trials. they seize and drain whence one let them sink . . .
Across our path are stormy hills and mountains that blocks.
Interest should kindle one to stand as one must avoid being buried alive
to sharp nails. Always wanting to escape, an angel's arm
herald as a saviour, possibly to render an ounce of relief. . .
Inked and embedded in my life are lots of struggles.
Some moments then, I almost gone to losing my battle and sanity
as even the persons I am holding onto seems to be blind and deaf.
Persecuted without even some questions on hows and whys.
Only I heard are nightmare words that seems even 'til now
when they fly by to my remembrance, tears do flood
eating my thoughts and freezing every muscle fiber, I have.
Reasons I recall, some I understand but some I don't.
Fueling me to search for something I need to hold onto.
Unheard and Unseen but I so believe in one God above all
Locking my thoughts as my life's key to His breathing words
Trusting Him with my mind, my heart, my soul and my strength. I,
Huntress not anymore of finding answers but rather
in again redeeming myself to survive and handing all to Him.
Nothing compares to His starlit immediate response to my prayers
guaranteeing me firstfruit hope and the best blessings!
02:21 pm. January 09, 2015
Copyright © Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser | Year Posted 2015
Please father God hear my cry
Rinse away all negativity
And I can embrace positive things,
Your love shines ever so bright
Everyday I need your blessings
Remember me oh heavenly Father on this day
Contest : Prayer
Sponsor : Eve Roper
Copyright © Alexis Y. | Year Posted 2016
On the brow of manhood I bore you
Dreaming of a successor to my throne
Invested wind and echo full of dew
Native prince, that was ever all I own
Knowledge and experience to make
Wealth out of nothing, like stars do
Aggregating gas into a jewelled lake.
Knowledge with a good head figures
Images that can a kingdom shape
Youth has its dreams, age its rigors
Odinkwa, fears fang the will of escape
Study and apply your art to labor
Honest and committed to vision will
Increase the coffers when love stands still.
So Sriya, onto you now my fiery daughter
Rising where the comet falls still
I pray you will not tremble before the water
Yearning when you have razed the hill
Ancient customs cuddles more than laughter
Years of time against sweet logic tell
Undo the rope the boat will drift
Liberate the bird and its sorrows swell
Innate to love truth is a gift
Sweet lady, that parents give, and court
Singeing wrath for sublime praise
And yet, my love unaltered, holds to port.
Zealous as the wind, you my second girl
Only Pandora was more curious in the world
Yesterday you scared looking at the box
Answerless I stood, below the scraggy rocks
Keeping faith, while you were keeling away
Anxiety driven amidst the cloud of hawks
Matters not that you are sparrow, and the lay
Exultant echoes more worth in humble walks
Kameka, than in clouds to spin and play
Allow me then to invite you to the narrow way.
Anwar, none like you remind me more
Nature is wild and beauty pure, children
Will become the tree of parents seed, core
Analogies to anxieties riven and given
Rush not where the raging rapids churn.
Anwar Amilcar, I named you for heroes
Mentors of my boyhood hungering
Instead, looking parents' dreams as zeros
List your pack with the wild waves sundering
Crystals in lambent light fluttering bright
Against the temple post of blind desire
Ranking ego against the wood of spirit's fire.
Asante, my darling I shall always keep
Some prayer like a candle burning
As angels answering watch your fragile sleep
Nourishing your soul against fate's yearning
Tomorrow will today come to pass
Excellence is more than the image in a glass
Invite the soul to sit among the weak
Necessity has undone more than it has invented
Do not deny the heart its will to speak
Impress of wisdom to defend the tormented
Raise a standard, shelter them and reap
A blessing for their love, a joy to keep.
Copyright © L'nass Shango | Year Posted 2009
Show me which path I should tread
How I should choose the books to read
Oh how I miss my parents guiding hands
With so many things I need to understand
Mighty is the sword that catches you unaware
Each thrust sends home the visions you fear
Trust in yourself, your very act of living
How you help others, to the art of forgiving
Every day you perceive all you believe in
Worries a plenty but show me the way
All I need is for you to smile and say
Yearning for your love, please, don't go away
Contest: Message in an Acrostic
Penned 15 January 2017
Copyright © Seren Roberts | Year Posted 2017
Power of God touches us through prayer
Restores strength to do things the best we can
A time to receive the Holy Spirit that makes us move
Yielding His love as we climb high mountains
Anytime we whisper it
Lift our hearts and follow His will
We run to Him and ask His help
Amazing graces, He will shower upon us
Yokes laid on our shoulders will be overcome
Soon, we can walk over sadness and trials
May 16, 2014 10a.m
©2014by Leonora Galinta
Note: This is a beginning and end lines acrostic poem
Contest: Acrostic End-Line Word
Sponsor: Poet Jared Pickett
Contest:Acrostic Time #1
Sponsor: Poetess PD/Linda
Copyright © Galeo DS | Year Posted 2014
"A Happy New Year Toast"
Another New Year is traveling around
Happy expectations of wonders profound
Accentuate upon Life's positive things
Promised resolutions to achieve brings
Palatial gardens of kindness with care
Yearning for love and peace everywhere.
Nuture the families and friends so cherished
Embrace all humanity before finality perished
Whisper a prayer unto His Throne of Grace
Yield to the spirit sweet depth to taste
Encourage others with a warm smile
Admire rare beauty of God's great beguile
Radiate happiness whomever is near
Treasure each moment of living so dear
Open hearts and minds and souls
Accept challenges while reaching goals
Share words of love always precious and true
Tenderly touch those so special to you.
"A Happy New Year Toast"
*For Francine Robert's New Year Acrostic.
*Dec. 27, 2012.
Copyright © Linda-Marie SweetHeart | Year Posted 2012
P etitions to the Heavenly Father
R equesting mercy in behalf of others
A sking Christ to intercede
Y earning for their comfort and peace of mind
E ternally grateful for God's grace
R ejoicing when He answers as prayed
S howing compassion when His answer differs from our desire
Copyright © Curtis Moorman | 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
SOMEWHAT MORE THAN A PHENOMENON - FAITH
FAITH IS A POWERFUL THING…
F alling to my knees in prayer,
A sking not but worshiping the Lord.
I am only a crusader for the cause of creation.
T herefore, I bow unto The!
H e will hoist my spirit and embrace my soul into contentment.
I mage forms via an informed acumen.
S trength augments my strife in life.
A mazing is the lucidity of the mind.
P lease, may I have this honor of speaking to you?
O rnate you with lavishing words.
W isdom and knowledge you award.
E verlasting faith bequeathed through imploration.
R ising above my trials and trepidation,
F or you are the keeper of my soul.
U shering relevance in the most significant way,
L ife guidance provided each day.
T empered to the intensity of my faithfulness,
H ow time is only the hourglass of eternity.
I nvenerate in the privacy of my home.
N othing is more invigorating than adulation of the Lord God.
G ist is faith being that it is the most powerful entity universal.
Penned on January 07, 2015!
Copyright © Verlena S. Walker | Year Posted 2015
(Dedicated to Folake)
Your eyes, woman
are like twilight rainbow
amorously bearing aloft passions of mine
toward androcytic ecstacy.
They tell of endless lights.
Night skies clarion the warmth of you
keep me balled-up till
i am tilted to your adorned essence.
May I call up words to adore you,
agglomerate them into a panoply of worshippers
unsandalled before you
like Moses at the burning bush.
And now you seem to fall asleep
but you tell me it's the heavy night
bidding toward a sunny dawn
wherein our love is lighted.
Slowly I let you fall asleep
impatient with the long night
waiting to gaze once more
into the eyes of my lovely love.
Then a lip is placed on yours
and you rouse up wide-eyed
smiling at my romantic move.
We enjoyed the night, cruising on.
Copyright © Onis Sampson | Year Posted 2013
Heavenly Father, hear my plea
At your altar on bended knee.
Prayers I offer for those I love,
Prayers to you Lord, up above.
You have seen the mess we've made.
Not the plans that you had laid.
Everywhere there's war and sadness
Where there should be peace and gladness.
You must be disappointed in us all,
Each of us who ignored your call.
All mankind should this year strive
Really hard to keep humanity alive.
Lord please help us do our best
On your behalf, a peaceful quest.
Rid this earth of anger and hate.
Don't let our past dictate our fate.
Copyright © Francine Roberts | Year Posted 2012
Think of how it could have been
how you made it through my friend
all the heart ache that was shared
never alone as your burdens they bared
know that everytime you faltered
someone was kneeling at an altar
giving love the best way they knew
in constant prayer all while you grew
vain were there attempts to keep you down
insecurities as we looked all around
nearer my God to thee was your prayer
give him your love and he'll always be there
Day in and day out be thou my guide
and shelter me from my own pride
you will be my God forever by my side
Copyright © john loving iii | Year Posted 2010
F ather in heaven and your beloved Son
A ngels blessed to guard and pray for us
I n this universe You have made
T he power that you have, we pray
H ealing all of Your children’s sins and diseases
I nspired to thank you for our daily bread and
S piritual gifts received
A men, we say to you
P owered by the Holy Spirit
O ur life’s or guided
W ith your arms extended,
E nthusiastically, we receive
R elease to be guided
F aithfully, trusting in you
U nity of our souls gives us courage and strength
L onging always for You
T ruly your disciples, we faithfully believe in You, we
H old Your hand with honor, to be encouraged
I n the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit
N ever ending
G ives our life meaning and hope
By: Eve Roper 1/7/2015
Copyright © Eve Roper | Year Posted 2015
W ind turns in circles violently
I nto the shelter we run
N o one speaks, all pray silently
D on't you wish to see the sun?
John Derek Hamilton
Copyright © John Hamilton | Year Posted 2015
F ailing to do this is simply detrimental to one’s own health.
O ften it’s done as a very last resort before madness sets in.
R eality dictates that vengeance is venial and vindictive.
G oing forward on an ethical and moral journey towards a more sublime goal
I nvolves practice in this humble virtue as well as others.
V erily it is the key to releasing one’s self from a prison of one’s own making.
E ventually, I’m told, practice of the virtue with prayer makes for a happy life.
Copyright © Robert A. Dufresne | Year Posted 2011
R--Resigned or laid-off from work?
E--Every wish and prayer dedicated to job search;
C--Chopping unnecessary expenses,
S--Saving money for priotized spending__
S--Surviving the financial meltdown,
I--It was not easy to find money or food!
O--Our year of recession kept us busy with simple home jobs,
N--Necessary carefree routines.
Copyright © chipepo lwele | Year Posted 2012
Nigeria, the Soul of my Pride (Part One)
Nigeria, my country, where mournful of pledges aren’t reneged?
Indomitable she would have maintained, if crowns aren’t clowns
Gyrating on the mishaps, wearing wan gumption—unwelcome!
Ears do attend; but eyes haven’t yet seen what watery mouths do speak (of).
Roasting are to rich physiques, as paupers’ plights mount on their rotten.
Innuendoes of yesteryear ‘nattered’, nativities’ woes unforgettable.
Atrophying (now) are the little legacies her founding fathers had raised.
Nigeria my country, where true sons and daughters’ tongues sip in her bounties; sobbing,
Some are endlessly praying and raising their voice to hearings and their words to readings.
Copyright © Abdulhafeez Oyewole | Year Posted 2014
If You Think...
If you think a love like a mother will exist, there and then
You must have been building castles in the air and thus
Need a medic or an injection to kill that feeling of an outcast-
A shadow of falsehood you’ve been chasing.
Friends like mothers will exist no doubt about that
I'm but particular about if boldly will exist in instant world, where
Sailing through has no backfire or low indignation, where
Right to freedom and possession would not be denied, where
Behind your backs, you would have all sides’ safety
Like the baby in the mother's womb, or the sun in the sky.
A bounty ground, a must be aftermath of the journey on free
Bridge on the cross roads, and lanes, and water, and bushes
Over the mountain; the rock, the valley and the hill, and on the
Troubled memory of liquors, women, demigods and kings of miseries?
Water full of love is only a reservoir for the Creator asides mothers.
I may be viewed as uncivilized or sound barbaric by this logic, but reasons
Will proclaim reality in my tone, stand and modest mood.
“Ease! Be at ease!!” The breeze from the mothers’ bosom’s recollections sway, that
Your mind would seek forgiveness and refuge from her, then the All Forgiver. Then true
Mind will redeem and have the lasting rest of his life, yield to and fulfill mother’s wish.
Note: Mothers addressed here may not necessarily be ones biological mother. It could be he or she who is never sick or tired of listening to you, hearing your plights or problems and helping you proffer solutions to them. He or she never discourages, never over-pampers and pray for your success at all times...
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Copyright © Abdulhafeez Oyewole | Year Posted 2014
Stop running from it
Pray and try
I think you might like it
I think you should try
Tomorrow is a new and your personal salvation is on the line
Copyright © Christopher Meyer | Year Posted 2014
D umbfounded by
H ow could he?
O ne more tragedy
O ver 25 bodies
K eep them in your prayer please, children of Tragedy
©Copyright December 16, 2012 by Brian Pierre-Alexander
© All Rights Reserved
Copyright © Brian Pierre-Alexander | Year Posted 2012
F orever searching
A lways in need of God
I ntellect too high to see
T he simple truth for all but me
H opefully someday I’ll know
F ulfillment in my heart will show
U nlock this hidden door of mine so I may see the truth behind
L ove will come in greater splendor
L onging for caring arms so tender
Y earnings rewarded love will be accorded
Copyright © Colin James Platt | Year Posted 2014
Fate he stressed (earlier on) isn't to stand idle
Attitude, hardworking, perseverance and prayer are keys to greatness
No shortcut to true success, recognition or
Continuous reputation and achievement
You need to wake up from your slumber if really you want to belong
Copyright © Abdulhafeez Oyewole | Year Posted 2013
S So swiftly as sunlight pierces a cloudy day, lies the
P Promise that day from night is born
R Resting gently, the golden ray on startled cheek
I Is like a feather from a singing lark
N No lovely thing from Him is ever lost
G Giving faith in tomorrow's renewal, with reverant intent
F For beauty hidden from our sight
A A little while, returns ....and then....
I It lifts with wings and flutters on
T The humble prayer of Easter is not in vain
H His proof of life everlasting, arrives in every spring
Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2010
God Almighty, God of grace and goodness
your guide is always guaranteed to those who gain wisdom to exalt your name.
Omnipotent is what you are
but we learn no signs of overbearing
or pride or abuse of power in you.
Dear to your being is all the creation you brought in the universe
that the loss of to the devil disturbs you
and change the entire pattern of nature.
Amalgamation of all the characters of goodness into one is epitome
that describes you even though our knowledge of you is always minimal.
Love that sees no difference in colour, languages and origins of people
tells us how sophisticated you are in integrating different parts into perfect one.
Marvellous beyond measure is your ability to design plans
that seem easy to understand in face value
but the deeper truth about them remains with you alone.
Impressive throughout eternity is the balance of laws
that you draw up to regulate nature in its everlasting beauty.
Grandeur of your Throne supersedes all the glitter and glamour
that totals all the inventions of men on earth.
High as we know it is short in your eyes
for there is no space in the whole universe that you cannot reach.
Transcendence is the quality not enough to describe your mighty powers
that see no limits or boundaries.
Your patience of the rebellious overflows across the borders of millennia
to give a chance of repentance to those who are far away from you
but are willing to join in the Holy community.
Copyright © Richard Gumede | Year Posted 2015
LORD, your mission I long to fulfill.
I know at times I hinder Your grace.
BELIEVE, You plead. -- I believe until
HELP is put on hold and doubts displace
THOU, God, the one Master of my will
MY deepest need is strength to erase
UNBELIEF -- to wait patiently still.
Our Savior, our LORD, our Surety
It is with joy that I claim You’re mine;
When I fail to BELIEVE, security
questions your HELP and asks for a sign.
How distant art THOU in obscurity.
In your presence, MY faith I refine
and break off UNBELIEF – impurity.
Jesus Christ, our unchanging LORD
totally pardons me I know. Once I
made the initial choice to BELIEVE,
He’s always been nearby to HELP.
Reprove me, Holy Comforter, THOU
alone convict of my ingratitude - MY
self-seeking pride, alas UNBELIEF.
inspired by Mark 9:24
Copyright © Reason A. Poteet | Year Posted 2014
Prayer opens the door of heaven
Request from the heart
Adoring God for what He has done
Yields peace and forgiveness
Enthusiasm from the Holy Spirit
Response may take time, but it pays to wait
Copyright © Estela Canama | Year Posted 2014
Opalescent the heavy moon glows low,
Rhapsodizing in pale light, winding
Gauzy haze about gnarled branches.
Apples gleam red where moonbeams steal,
Nectaring night breezes in perfumed scent.
Innocence illumined, for creatures kneel
Commending praise beneath the trees.
Fabled branches, heavy with fruit,
Rustle leaves tinting toward gold and
Umbrella the still sanctuary cradled between old roots.
Invocation of gratitude to the Creator--
The orchard transcends to a cathedral,
Sanctifying a new year’s harvest, pure and clean.
Copyright, August 15, 2016
Faye Lanham Gibson
Copyright © Faye Gibson | Year Posted 2016
Hippity, Hip, Hooray
A new beginning, a good omen,
Peace among all men, I say,
Prosperity time and time again,
Year full of good cheer aye!
Never any pain or a tear even,
Everlasting happiness overlay
Women, weak and children.
Yesteryear is the past; So let's pray:
Every sunrise henceforth gladden
And brighten our gloomiest day
Restoring our hope and trust, Amen!
Copyright © Abdul Malik | Year Posted 2013
Peril lurks around our children
As they play and walk to school.
Nighttime's goblins have a rival;
Daytime's just as bad a ghoul.
Evil's names are myriad,
Murderer and terrorist;
Others--racist, rapist, hater . . .
Neverending is the list.
In this time of chaos rife,
Unrelenting fear and strife,
My prayers are for a peaceful life.
September 14, 2016, entered in Brian Strand's Contest Number 202 (any form or theme, 12 lines max)
Copyright © Janice Canerdy | Year Posted 2016