Blogging – A Poem
For my last Thankful Thursday of 2011, I thought I’d write a poem about how thankful I am for the opportunity to blog and the technology that makes it possible. I am also thankful for my fellow bloggers, this wonderful community that I have become a part of over the past two years.
[Note: Imagine my surprise when I went to dVerse Poets Pub during lunch today to find a wonderful article by Gay Cannon about couplets in poetry! So I linked this one. 🙂 ]
Words once rambled in my head,
cluttering my mind like rising bread
I might dump them on a journal page,
where they’d grow dusty and dim with age
Lonely, they were, with no one to read,
no one to ponder the thoughts I’d freed
Enter the Internet and WordPress blog platform,
allowing my writing to fly, be transformed
Sharing my faith in Jesus and His grace,
what a blessing it is to seek His sweet face
Telling the world the truths I had learned,
the mercy God offers, wholly unearned
Still only words on a page it might seem,
until there were readers, fulfilling a dream
Now I was sharing my ideas, each thought,
considered by one a search engine brought
Then there were comments posted in reply,
a dialogue started between readers and I
Soon my new friends, all heaven-sent,
offered truth, faith, and encouragement
Brothers and sisters in Christ, worldwide,
friends in whom my fears I can confide
New readers, future friends, daily connected
as the circle of believers grows as expected
The Holy Spirit drawing us closer each day,
using the Internet in a most awesome way
Strengthening His church as together we meet,
praising in cyberspace, His plan is complete
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:25 (NIV).
blogging has changed a lot of people’s lives
amazing rhyming, love these.
Thanks. My secret is http://www.wordhippo.com. Great site for poets. (I guess it’s not a secret anymore.) Peace, Linda
Fresh and delightful. Thanks for it.
Linda, this is beyond wonderful!!! I share your feelings throughout! I was so close to dumping several pounds of poetry (old yellowed typed pages), and then I stumbled on God’s destiny for me. I still pinch myself daily, as I thank Him for this wide open world of blessings. When we need encouragement, it’s so great to just go to our fave bloggers and read what they each have to share. Thank you so very much–wonderful to be Sisters!!
Thank you for such a nice comment! 🙂 I am so blessed that we have connected, one of my dear sister’s in Christ! My goal in 2012 is to take more time to read other blogs. This year I’ve been so caught up and my post-a-day challenge that I’ve gotten behind on some of my favorite blogs. With yours, I now have another new fav. 🙂 Peace, Linda
Linda–I’m thrilled to know I made your “list of favs”–and I understand about the conflict of “so many blogs, so little time/energy”. It can get to be a stressful treadmill, trying to stay current–and I, for one, am praying to stand against the enemy’s “whip of obligation”. This is all meant to be fun and a blessing, not a curse or taskmaster. So, in that regard, I’m praying for all of us! God bless you abundantly today, and always.
Caddo, Prayer is so powerful and I appreciate yours so much! I’ve set down the “whip of obligation” when it comes to writing, but sometimes I still feel bad that I don’t read other blogs as much as I’d like. There just aren’t enough hours in the day for all the awesome blogs out there to read. Peace, Linda
it is pretty amazing what i have seen through blogging…3 years ago i never would have imagined the friends i would make and the lives touched…or those that have touched mine…very nice verse…
It is pretty amazing. When I think about the fact that people in countries like Kenya, Indonesia, Pakistan, and many others read my blog, and I read blogs from all over the world, it is astounding. You and I would, in all likelihood, never have had any contact if not for the fact that we both blog and met through dVerse. What a wonderful blessing! Peace and Happy New Year, Linda
how beautiful this it… how very true! Much wisdom and encouraging you provided to the world;)
Thank you! What a sweet comment. 🙂 Peace, Linda
This is just wonderful!
Fantastic – blogging is a great way to write – we all crave readers 🙂
Yes I must confess obsession with reader stats, but nothing beats a nice comment. Peace, Linda
This is great Linda! You can say it again! I too am grateful to be presented on a silver platter the goodness of blogging. 2011 has been much fun and looking forward to the ensuing year.Happy New Year! Excellent write!
Hank, Thank you! I’m glad you liked the poem. This Thankful Thursday theme is definitely one I will continue in 2012 as I’ve discovered that making myself focus on what I am thankful for each week helps me to just be thankful more of the time. 🙂 Happy New Year to you, too. Peace, Linda
Oh, I love this! I wrote mine about writing. xD
Thanks! I will have to go check yours out, too. Peace, Linda
Lovely thoughts…the internet is great in connecting different people from around the world to one faith and one God.
Wishing you and your family Happy New Year !
Thank you for the kind comment and well wishes. The best to you in the New Year, too! Peace, Linda
enjoyed your piece… great out-look
What a happy set of coincidences seem to be at work today. I’m happy that your poem matched my article today. Well done and Happy New Year to you! Thank you, Gay
Lovely–I absolutely agree re the community of blogging and so interesting to have the Internet and Christian connection. Good luck next year. K.
I have been quite surprised about how much I have loved blogging and reading blogs, and the interactions! It might be the extrovert in me who doesn’t get a chance to get out as much as I’d like, but I find it quite wonderful! Glad you are a part of my blogging community. Peace, Linda
Aww… this is so sweet. May you have a blessed 2012.
Thanks. 🙂 I pray you have a blessed and joyous 2012, too. Peace, Linda
A very nice poem, Linda. 🙂
Blogging, in ways, truly leads us closer to brothers and sisters who share the same faith.
God bless you!
Thanks! It was a fun one to write. When I think about all the wonderful blogging friends I have made – who I feel close to in spirit even though we have never met face to face – I am in awe of what God can do through the Internet! Glad to have met you as one of my most recent blogging friends. 🙂 Peace, Linda
This one made me smile! 😀 What a wonderful idea to do a poem about. You did great! God bless you and all that He asks you to blog about in the coming year!
That’s awesome! I love it when I make someone smile, especially you. Happy New Year, Linda