And so the challenge today is to write a poem using at least 5 of the following words and phrases: the road less traveled, Plymouth Rock, tissue, taxi, chalkboard, brown-paper package, and yellow brick road.
Look and see up into the sky
That bright ball of light shining down
See if you can jump oh so high —
Try to catch the sunlight; I can
Oh look, see now it’s on the ground
Over here there and everywhere
Funny too how its all around
Catch the sunlight I think you can
Today we are allowed to post on dVerse what is called OPEN LINK this one below was posted by myself several years ago.
Searching and with good fortune found this particular but exciting format on shadowpoetry.com. A form invented by Christina R Jussaume and titled it — “The Christ-in-a-Rhyme,” a shape poem of the spiritual nature.
This poetry, when completed consists of five 3-lined stanzas that must rhyme; with a syllable count of each stanza, is as follows:
Stanza 1 – 8 syllables
Stanza 2 – 14 syllables
Stanza 3 – 7 syllables
Stanza 4 and 5 – 5 syllables.
The poem should be centered to show the cross that is created.
Below is my humble attempt, I hope you enjoy it and will try writing one today, yourself. Your challenge from me!
Empty ourselves God will fill us.
Peace of soul true happiness plus,
nevermore will there be mistrust!
Recall Saint John “The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us.”
We were born to live — Christ born to die — charged as treasonous.
Christ gives, without taking back — His passion love with surplus.
Jesus hangs for all to see,
suffering — to set us free
until our eternity.
Stop — and don’t delay
admit deeds today …
failures on our way.
Shame on behavior.
Precious blood to pour.
— Truly a savior —