Saved by Grace – A Triolet

After my excursion into writing a triolet for the dVerse Poets Pub FormForAll last Thursday, I decided that this is a form I really like. As I listened to the lesson on grace in church on Sunday, I decided that I wanted to write another triolet about grace to go with the one on faith.

I do believe there is actually a trio of triolets in the making as I am now pondering another one — possibly on love, or maybe on gratitude (which is our Christian toolbox tool for next week).

Saved by Grace

The glory of the One and Only, full of grace and truth
For it is by the grace of Jesus we’ve been saved, through faith
We shall not boast in what we have done, but in the cross of Christ
The glory of the One and Only, full of grace and truth

You who are trying to be justified by law, from Christ
Have been alienated; have fallen away from grace
The glory of the One and Only, full of grace and truth
For it is by the grace of Jesus we have been saved, through faith

My link is No. 18 on Mr. Linky at Open Link Night today. There are a lot of other good poems linked there, too.

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


18 Responses

  1. Another one from you that has me in tears. He is sure working through you, beautiful Linda. Thank you for writing and sharing. God bless you as you share His love and grace!

  2. Another triolet! Excellent work!

    I’ve also learned something new from your work…. The triolet seems to be amazingly suited to ecclesiastical or religious poetry. The refrains don’t seem forced, but natural, as if they were responses of the congregation to the prayers of the clergy. I’m going to have to try this myself. Thank you!

    • Thank you! I am just so excited to have learned of this form from your great lesson at dVerse. Maybe the reason I like this form so much is because it is suited to religious poetry, which I write a lot of. Peace, Linda

    • Thanks! I agree. Humans seem to all want to make their own God, or to recast God in their own image, instead of asking Him to make us more like Him. Thankfully, He gives us grace to fill in the gaps. Peace, Linda

  3. Thanks for sharing this, Linda.

    At church for the next couple months we’ll be covering the book of Daniel, and it’s very inspiring how Godly he was, how he stood up for what he believed, as did Jesus.

  4. I can’t argue at all with your handling of this form. For me the second stanza makes a judgement that is somewhat alienating, i.e. that those who live by law or their own brand of faith have fallen out of favor with God. What God worth its salt would reject some and love others? therein lies the rub…. xxxj I’m at

    • Jenne, Thanks for commenting. You are certainly entitled to your perspective. I put this poem together based solely on Bible verses (with slight tweaking to fit the form and meter). It is, for me, truth because it is God’s word. He is God and because He sees into the hearts of humans I trust in His ability to judge justly. But He forces none to agree with Him. It is not His choice to reject any, but our choice of whether to accept Him as He is or go our own way. He loves all but not all love Him. Peace, Linda

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