dVerse, poetry

Your Epiphany Don’t Miss It!

Below please read my very first Sonnet poem composed and response to dVerse Poets. The beginning of a New Year and an opening of dVerse Poets who will be creating a new book with samples of poetry in the form of prompts to bloggers. My Sonnet Rhyme scheme:
ABAB // CDCD // EFEF // GG

An Epiphany every day to share
something to live for — a rewarding gain.
Personal lightning bolts, some call prayer!
Very easy for your genius to train.

Your friend — SILENCE helps complete the design,
your enemy — unwanted DISTRACTION.
Ability to relax perfect sign,
unwind; now ebb, reach to satisfaction.

Now place yourself in the presence of God!
Listen gingerly that song of quiet,
refusing to become a lightning rod.
Grow near supernatural reliant.

Awaiting peace of soul we hunger for
Since the Voice of God, Silence, not ignored.

poetry, Wordle

Wordle Making Christmas Great Again

A Wordle Challenge below asks the use of at least 10 of the words suggested to create a story or poem.  To see the words or join in on the fun click here.

My creation is in the form of Etheree Poetry below; enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Bring
Yuletide
Celebrate
Christ is present —
Decorate your tree
The Herald of angels
Signal the holiday signs;
Santa, mistletoe, elves, raindeers —
Everyone here tastes of our pudding
Gifts in your stocking because of Christmas

 

 

 

Ah! Another Challenge, poetry, Word Prompts

Secrecy of Symbolism — Prefigurement

This post today encouraged by Weekly Writing Challenge composed by me, below.

My inspiration wrote in Haibun poetry with Haiku at the end.  The rich symbolism of words, especially when one looks deeply into Biblical teachings and the teachings of the Catholic Church.  The challenge this week by “Weekly Writing” calls for 5 prompt words to be used, prompt words below are underlined.

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Tabern

 

Consider when the Divine King, Jesus was born, and placed in a manger. A spot where food is set to feed animals. This rough trough became His first bed. “And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger.” [Luke 2:12] “SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND.”
Now recognize this and grow in grace; the symbolism of this is profound!
Many time the faithful being described as His sheep. Continue to read …
“He said to him the third time: Simon, son of John, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he had said to him the third time: Lovest thou me? And he said to him: Lord, thou knowest all things: thou knowest that I love thee. He said to him: Feed my sheep.” [John 21:17]

As it has always been stated in the glowing Catechism of the Catholic church, whenever a priest has appropriately been ordained a priest in the old rite of ordination without changes, it has been given to him from God above the power to consecrate the bread and wine into the True Body and True Blood of Jesus Christ. “If any man eats of this bread, he shall live forever; and the bread that I will give, is my flesh, for the life of the world.”[John 6:52] Not dead flesh but the Living Flesh of Jesus Christ, also known as the Eucharist.

Laid in a manger
Food for our souls — as promised
God can do all things

Rich symbolism becomes this manger where the newborn Baby Jesus laid on that first Christmas. “And they came with haste, and they found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger.” [Luke 2:16] That first Christmas so long ago, meaning Christ Mass. The word for Christmas in late Old English is Cristes Maesse, the Mass of Christ, first found in 1038, and Cristes-messe, in 1131.

dVerse, poetry

We Met on Christmas Day—1957

My Christmas Gift from God!

Married … 1961

Now he is gone, his name was Dennis!

A MEMORY afraid to forget

Some die soft and others die-hard.
You left me with a heart scarred.
His Will was to call you home
His Will left me all alone.
Your words to me were bravely spoken
Today I understand the words foretoken.
“It’s Gods Will,” you said over and over.
“Please lend me a prayer,” and moreover;
“What did our priest just say to me?”
Words I just couldn’t foresee.
“Our children will now care for you,”
He knew they would follow through.
Now that it’s been six long years
What I do best are shedding tears.

dVerse

poetry, SoCS, Word Prompts

Bells, bells and more bells

#SoCS Dec. 8/18 … anything musical.

I must confess I just can’t keep rule number 1 which states (Your post must be a stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.)  Especially this one below:  Editing and planning was a must! I am still a beginner at poetry, but I love it and love the challenges to create.

 

 

Bells
Songful
Some jingle
Others tinkle
Tintinnabulum
School bells calling our youth
Winter sleigh bells mirror joy
Sorrow someone is going home
The most loved Church bell ringing —listen
Watch it brings out the twinkle of God’s Eyes!

dVerse, poetry

“The Secret Ingredient” IS …

Found at dVerse

 

Wet
Slobber
Slippery
Energy too
Wonder what it is?
Affectionate trusting
A girl or a little boy
You’re getting warmer with your thought
One more key and the answer is yes
A puppy of course, what else could it be!

 

The SPECIAL INGREDIENT IS OF COURSE

LOVE  the best topic no matter who, what and where.