Tag Archives: Despair

Wedding Flowers

I gave the florist clear instructions My wedding bouquet was to include White roses — I am worthy of you Blue carnations — yes, no, maybe? White daisies — innocence The perfect bouquet To greet the guests To adorn the altar Alas, she got it wrong … Continue reading

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100% of Statistics Are Just Numbers

Mark Twain popularized the saying: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” But even when statistics are an accurate representation of the truth, they amount to nothing more than numbers. It’s easy to ignore outrageous statistics, … Continue reading

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Billy Austin

Did you ever get a song stuck in your head? A happy little jingle about sunshine ahead? In my head tonight is Billy Austin’s Tale of tragic plight Come listen ____________________________ I’ve been trying to write my 30-word poems this … Continue reading

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A Mini-Psalm

“He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.” Psalm 116:8 (NLT). Dark fog surrounded me Torrential tears drowned I besought God, Grant me relief from my despair He answered me Cleared away dark clouds … Continue reading

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Prayer Sparks

Despair sparks desperation sends me to my knees I want to cry I don’t know why Sobbing turns to prayer deep in my soul Mercy sparks forgiveness sends me to my knees I find healing for this desperate feeling Life … Continue reading

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Oblivious

The drunkard grins from ear to ear Oblivious to the pain he inflicts on those who love him Numb to the pain buried six feet under his cold cold heart Bartender, bring me a double That and a grin will … Continue reading

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I Once Knew a Woman – A Poem

In my Bible Study Fellowship group leaders meeting this morning, I answered a question and my friend Ginger (who is going to the Faith and Culture Writers Conference with me this weekend) said, “There’s a poem in that.” She was … Continue reading

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Blue – An Elfje

Blue great sadness but not despair my hope in Jesus. Death. It’s been a long week full of sadness. One of my sisters passed away last night after a long battle with breast cancer. I am thankful that I was … Continue reading

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Forgiveness Set Me Free to Love – A Poem

Each year WordPress provides me with an annual report of my blogging activity for the past year. Included in the top five posts of 2012 was an article titled Forgiveness that I wrote for my church newsletter and was the … Continue reading

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Confession – A Villanelle

Several months ago (or maybe longer) the Form for All lesson at dVerse Poets Pub was on the villanelle form. At the time is seemed too hard and so I didn’t try writing one. But my poetry knowledge and skill has come … Continue reading

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