dVerse, poetry

What is a Triolet — Don’t Ask Me!

 

dVerse is asking for a Triolet with a rule of the meter is iambic tetrameter, that is, each line has four accented syllables with each accented syllable preceded by an unaccented syllable… (gulp! Hmmm!)

My attempt:

Very strange thing the world today
To rid itself of God
Why? — People just want to play
Indeed the world I see today
Will soon discover as they stray
Firing God not easy
A diverse world I see today
No wonder we feel queasy

OR

Very strange thing the world today

To rid itself of God

Why? — People just want to play

Indeed the world I see today

Will soon discover as they stray

Firing God! Oh how odd

A diverse world I see today

To rid itself of God

Supernatural Reality

Today Begins …

LENT

Today, Ash Wed., we begin the Season of Lent. The Church reminds us of what we should be doing every day (Penance), not only during Lent. Yet, we have this Holy Season to ponder. The teaching we find in the Gospels, Jesus spent 40 days of fasting, giving us an example. Thereby we too fast in preparation for His Resurrection, proving to the entire world that He, Jesus Christ, is truly God.

It pleases God when we assist Him in carrying His Cross, although He does not need anything from us. He gave us an example when Simon of Cyrene was allowed by Christ to assist in the carrying of His Cross.

When and by whom was the season of Lent instituted?

Footsteps

Many of the early Fathers of the Church, in particular, St. Jerome, Pope St. Leo the Great, St. Cyril of Alexandria, and St. Isidore of Seville, confirm that the season of Lent was instituted by the Apostles themselves from the very commencement of the Church. They legislated a universal fast for the ever-growing flock of Christ to serve as a spiritual preparation for Our Lord’s Resurrection from the dead. The Apostles determined that, as the number forty (40) was a very significant number both in the Old and New Testaments, this solemn penitential season should also consist of 40 days.        http://www.cmri.org/96prog2.htm

dVerse, poetry, Politics

TRUTH the Newest Hate Crime

I thought I would try and put my creative juices to work with the help of dVerse.  The theme there today is “Impermanence.”

 

I heard a sermon the other day
Nothing forever — everything fads away
Uncertainty, hate, they feed today!
The media wittingly know of hatred’s prey
Uncertainty is certainly within our life
Therefore better to avoid any strife
I heard a sermon the other day

FFE, Word Prompts

Enjoy the Story of…FREE STUFF

FFE

Three little pigs, one built his home out of straw. The second little pig built his house out of sticks. The third little pig built his house out of bricks. You all know the end of that story.

However, there was a fourth little pig who built his house of glass.
This fourth piggy thought he was so wise; his thinking caused his head to swell. Soon he felt himself a leader. He was looking down at all the others from his glass windows, feeling entirely secure.

He began! As Robin Hood was a hero so he might be also, appealing to the youth and uneducated.   With Love —FREE STUFF FOR ALL!  Extra Read all about it!

 

Others in the village, those who built their homes with bricks, soon began to see through this house of glass. Noticing he would not/did not practice what he preached.

Soon his house of glass build on sand began to crack and chip away.
While homes built of brick were unmoveable, it reminds me of the Bible verse. “Upon this rock, I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16;18