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Best Homily Poems

Below are the all-time best Homily poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of homily poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Today's Homily
In those days, when we feared the truth

not for ignorance of it within ourselves

but for the dangers posed by speaking aloud
 
against the prejudices of...

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Categories: homily, america, anti bullying, community, conflict, discrimination,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Fr Time's Bicameral Homily
Time echoes and resonates without language,
invests in green triumphal backdrop,
below misty blue sky,
spotted
blossomed in yellows and spindling purples
blues and flaming orange,
fragile moments of fully fertile...

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Categories: homily, earth, health, humanity, psychological, space, time,
Form: Free verse
Zing is the Thing - A Homily
Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder,
But Whiskey makes you frisky.
Clerihews and epigrams are fine but
Do not tell these to one lost in love
Except when you...

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Categories: homily, character, friendship, inspiration,
Form: Abecedarian
Christmas Homily
C oronation of lights
H eralding holiday rites
R inging bells guests invite
I llumined halls festivities incite
S ongs of carolers enliven dark night
T ales of Christmas ghosts...

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Categories: homily, holiday
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Queen of Camouflage
Mistress of deception,
as in victual monogamy.
A deceit of one’s perception,
without an irksome homily.

Mushrooms drop into a pot,
with peppers, once pureed.
Zucchini dance as they are tossed
amidst...

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Categories: homily, family, food, imagination,
Form: Ode



Premium Member Confessions Of A Disco Queen


I suffer in poverty for lack of baroque emotions;
glimmers to decorate my eyes would be an anomaly
as deja vu smiles blend the grays of going...

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Categories: homily, emotions, loss, sad, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member TRELLIS OF DECEIT


The truth was concealed with many branches
Entangled on a trellis of deceit ,
The anger reflecting inked blots on weeds
As I  cruised alone through evening’s...

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Categories: homily, anger, betrayal, recovery from,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Christmas Eve In A Country Church
Sleigh bells jingle as o'er the crystal snow they glide,
To the little country church this Christmas Eventide.
Folks anticipate the fellowship that awaits them there,
As they...

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Categories: homily, holiday, christmas, christmas,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Predestination
I 'spose there are many religious tenets open to interpretation.
Old John Calvin proposed another upon receiving inspiration,
When he propounded the ticklish matter of predestination,
Thereby, causing...

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Categories: homily, faith
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member MONSTROSITY
MONSTROSITY

Up in the old house down by the creek
Stood a mammoth waiting on me.
Down by the river close to the sea
I saw his eyes looking...

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Categories: homily, anxiety, fear, halloween,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Christmas Eve In A Country Church
Sleigh bells jingle as o'er the snow they glide,
To the little country church this Christmas Eventide.
Folks anticipate the fellowshiip that awaits them there,
As they celebrate...

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Categories: homily, christmas, christmas, old, christmas, old,
Form: Rhyme
GHANA NEEDS PEACE
It is the home truth, that only, a twerp and a divvy honors and praises war.
So I think, is time, the nation sends the message...

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Categories: homily, spoken word,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Balancing Work and Play
I was reading Rev. Julian Clifford Jaynes' homily,
delivered May of 1919
to the First Unitarian Society in West Newton, Massachusetts,
commenting on the 100 years since Channing's...

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Categories: homily, christian, destiny, god, health, history, religion,
Form: Prose Poetry
Charity Starters
Charity starts at home 
don't 
we say?
Be kind to your kith and 
kin 
come what may.

A family's not only your 
safe 
haven
Tis pals your very...

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Categories: homily, family,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Beloved Universal Community
My fetal alcoholic bipolar:

“sometimes I experience low anxiety
and act like a happy drunk”

“sometimes,
like when entering new places 
and situations,
I experience high anxiety
and act like a...

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Categories: homily, community, culture, discrimination, earth, environment, faith,
Form: Narrative
On Eagles Wings
With choice will grasp its fundamental pull

In time we can replace its timely spin of the wheel
In comfort its cup will long to protect the...

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Categories: homily, art, black african american, brother, business,
Form: Free verse
Sketches 14
The young boy was pale, 
He walked slowly in the alley 
No. 41.His skeleton hand hold a rusted tin can. 
He was in business,for him...

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Categories: homily, bird, brother, bullying, childhood, children, irony,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Be Not Afraid
Doubt and Fear paralyzes action
What God wants for each of us is to be happy with him in Heaven
 He uses the world to shape...

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Categories: homily, christian, devotion, faith, god, religion, religious,
Form: Light Verse
Creche
kneel on bended knee
descend Christmas homily
ascending prayers...

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Categories: homily, devotion,
Form: Haiku
Soliloquy: To Run Honorably, or Not to Run Honorably
To run honorably, or not to run honorably--those are my options:
Whether ‘tis wiser in the main to malign
The lives and motives of my foes
Or to...

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Categories: homily, parody,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Towards the land
In arcade of rigorousness
that brought the use of scrupulousness
walking in the valley of rectitudeness
with a pure mind of purity

which truncate not, witting truthfulness
to a steadfast...

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Categories: homily, betrayal, corruption, life, peace, people, trust,
Form: Didactic
GOING HOME WITH THE ONE YOU CAME IN WITH
In the pew in front of me,  two gray heads, 
backs bent forward. The woman straightens her jacket 
over the bulge between shoulder blades,...

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© Nola Perez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: homily, blessing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sometimes I get confused about the Gestures at Mass
 

When am I supposed to Stand, Kneel, Bow Sit Etc.?
The celebration of Mass not confined to our minds
Hearts
Voices is means to involve our bodies...

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Categories: homily, christian, devotion, faith, god, religion, religious,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Dead Man's Curve
There were warning signs proclaiming "DANGEROUS CURVE AHEAD!"
But no one paid much attention to them as on they recklessly sped!
On that treacherous stretch was a...

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Categories: homily, funny, happy, happy,
Form: Rhyme
Absconding Muse: Vagabond Scavenger
Jilting muse with availing inspiration did wend
Barren reservoir doth futility portend
A bristling quill with no well to descend
No gratuitous frills on vapid contours suspend
Seeking with...

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Categories: homily, on writing and words
Form: Rhyme