Paint Chip Poetry Prompt #50

It’s week 50 and I’m late. I spent yesterday reviewing the PDF of a 2,750-page book for work and couldn’t bring myself to sit in front of the computer to write this prompt and my poem last night. But it’s still Friday, so it’s all good. I’m not usually a “better late than never” kind of person—I’d much rather be early and schedule these ahead—but today is a “better late than never” kind of day.

The Challenge

For this week’s theme, I decided to go to my first poetry book, Light in My Darkness: Poems of Hope for the Brokenhearted. My random number generator landed on page 41 and the poem on that page is titled From Grace Comes Hope.

We all need hope to keep going. I’m looking for poems about where your hope comes from. Or maybe you want to write about a time you felt hopeless? Perhaps grace will be your inspiration. I’ve only posted the first two stanzas of this poem, but if you want to read the whole thing for inspiration, you can read it here.

The paint chip words and phrases you have to work with are evergreen, fern, lost balloon, bento box, gargoyle, mountain peak, and Boundary Waters. (I’m not sure why that last one is capitalized. Does anyone else know?)

I’d like you to use at least four of these seven words and phrases in your poem. Any style will do.

My Poem

I’m sort of pressed for time this morning, so this is going to be a quick write. Hopefully it’s not too terrible.

Where Are You, My Hope?

Hope is elusive at times
High upon a mountain peak
When I find it I will speak
Of the blessing I have found

Hope is distant at times
Floating away like a lost balloon
Up in the sky like a waning moon
Still it's never out of reach

Hope is abundant at times
Like a forest of evergreen trees
Or summer lavender covered with bees
I might take it for granted then

Hope is satisfying at times
A bento box filled with lunch
To share because I have a bunch
And others need some too

Hope, my hope, I know
You come from my God above
Offered with grace and lots of love
To show You care

Your Turn

Okay, now it’s your turn. If you’re new to the paint chip prompt, here’s the drill. Write your poem inspired by the prompt. Then, if you don’t have a blog, share it in the comments. If you do have a blog, post your poem there and drop a link in the comments. And be sure to read the poems shared by others. That adds to the fun for everyone.

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.


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