Cherished Partner

From Psalm 85:10-11:  “Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other.  Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky.”

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Love joins together

Blessed from God above

Faithful life journey

Sharing precious love

 

Love binds forever

Stirred from God above

Grace’s living bread

Feeding sincere love

 

Love resolves trials

Strength from God above

Hope flows eternal

Walking in His love

 

Love’s cherished partner

Blooms from God above

Daily life smiles back

Breathing trust in love

 

Love climbs each mountain

Backed by God above

Humble hands touching

Bonding in His love

 

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Country music entertainer Marty Robbins (1925-1982) was a gifted vocalist and songwriter.  In 1970 he wrote and recorded “My Woman, My Woman, My Wife.”  His efforts were awarded with a Grammy for Best Country Music Song.  This song served as some of the inspiration behind this poem.

Time’s Traveler

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Generations marching

Clock’s hands never stand still

Time’s traveler journeys

Years navigate downhill

 

History’s recorder

Passport to each event

Time’s traveler writing

Every book’s contents

 

Stories fill with people

Exploits reign paramount

Time’s traveler sees all

His recollections count

 

Worldly landmarks indexed

Mile after mile recalls

Time’s traveler postcards

Destination now calls

 

Energy never sleeps

Chronicles each step

Time’s traveler breathing

At library’s doorstep

 

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Writer’s Magic

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Galaxy of words

Waiting to be tapped

Crafting from stardust

Pleasantly gift-wrapped

 

Visionary words

Stirring with brilliance

Enchanting journey

Story’s resilience

 

Wizardry of words

Taking center stage

Spellbinding verses

Poetry’s new age

 

Writer’s gifted words

Singing with passion

Finding fresh magic

Vocal compassion

 

Endless cache of words

Weaving life’s heartbeat

Drafting each new page

Adventure’s front seat

  

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Encouraging Times (Haiku Series #174)

Daily Workout

Lighten up life’s load

With joy-filled exercises—

One laugh at a time

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Harmony’s Navigation

No ship divided

Can survive life’s story seas—

Seek calmer waters

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Journey’s Maturity

Learning from mistakes

Life’s positive stepping-stones—

Adventures in growth

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Monday’s Memories: A Mother’s Light

[From January, 2020]  This poem is written to honor one of my daughters in Montana.  She celebrates a birthday this week with her husband and three children.  May God continue to fill her home with His blessings.  

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A mother’s heart fills the world with light

Born on a winter day, her life takes flight

 

Her loving and caring mother nurtures each day

Providing a Godly witness, with richness to say

 

God fills this young girl’s life with amazing gifts

Watching her exciting life mature, never adrift

 

God prepares a woman to be an attentive mother

Gathering life’s essentials, she is like none other

 

Christ walks at her side, creating genuine smiles

Feeling His presence, her life goes the extra mile

 

A young man catches her discerning eye with love

Unifying this couple, under blue skies from above

 

Their lives moving forward, with a balanced pace

Witnessing marriage and family, God as its base

 

This mother through it all, feels God waiting nearby

Striding ahead, her Lord’s Word glorifying the “why”

 

With each generation, a mother shares her light

Inspiring her children, to grow under God’s sight

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From Isaiah 60:1:  “Arise, shine; for Your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.”

Life’s Journey (Elfchen Series #96)

Divine Solution

Life’s

Puzzle pieces

Scattered and missing

Grace recovers through love

Forgiveness

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Divine Opportunity

Life’s

Lasting treasures

Waiting in Eternity

Heart focused on God

Transformation

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Divine Nutrition

Life’s

Empty void

Spirit reaches within

Nourishing Bread of Life

Empowerment

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This series of poems (written in the German-inspired style of Elfchen or Elevenie) shares a total of eleven words in each poem, with a sequence by line of one, two, three, four, and one words.

Melody Beattie Quotes

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When it’s too difficult to keep swimming, float.

It’s so easy to look around and notice what’s wrong.  It takes practice to see what’s right.

Melody Beattie (born 1948) is an American author.  From her own life experiences, she has written several self-help books.

Rod McKuen Quotes

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The journey back is always longer than the forward run. I’m not the first or the last who had a thirst to leave the past.

American Rod McKuen (1933-2015) was a distinguished poet, songwriter, and actor.  During the late 1960s, his poetry was some of the most sought after.  

Knowing God

From Ephesians 2:8:  “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.”

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During childhood years

Hearing about God

Stories filling ears

Joining with His squad

 

Years moving along

Learning about God

Life fills with His song

Accepting His rod

 

Adulthood arrives

Discovering God

His message now thrives

Walking on fresh sod

 

Maturity comes

Truly knowing God

Steady, beating drum

Crashing sin’s facade

 

Divine hands rebuild

Spirit calling out

Righteousness refilled

Taking Heaven’s route

 

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From Philippians 3:15-16:  “Let those of us then who are mature be of the same mind; and if you think differently about anything, this too God will reveal to you.  Only let us hold fast to what we have attained.”

Searching for Father

From Amos 5:4:  “For thus says the Lord to the house of Israel:  Seek Me and live.”

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Searching for Father

Walking stark valleys

Running through darkness

Checking back alleys

 

Seeking divine Lord

Wandering each day

Sinking, lost again

Retreating to pray

 

Finding Calvary

Kneeling at sin’s cross

Seeing scarlet stains

Witnessing God’s loss

 

Feeling Christ’s Spirit

Scanning empty tomb

Understanding now

Reaching Father’s room

 

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From Amos 5:14:  “Seek good and not evil, that you may live; and so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you, just as you have said.”