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Palm Sunday – An Acrostic Poem

Praise to God the Father
A
lleluia to the Son
L
ord of all creation
M
an He did become

Savior of the human race
U
ndoing Satan’s curse
N
e’er again will evil win
D
ivine victory in force
A
lleluia to the Holy One
Y
esterday’s prophecy fulfilled

Tomorrow is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, but since I’m not posting on Sunday’s for Lent I decided to post this today.

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Advent Thankfulness – A Poem

Last year I wrote an acrostic poem titled Advent, and I have been astounded in the past 4 weeks how many times it has been viewed. The search terms stats on my blog show that a lot of people have been searching for Advent acrostic poems. Since it is a topic of great interest, I decided to write another one. It is quite different from the first but carries the same Great News of hope found in a manger.

ADVENT THANKFULNESS

Angels to the shepherds sing
Divine arrival of the King
Victory is now in sight
Emmanuel comes this night
Need of all mankind is met
Thankful hearts, He paid our debt

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Resurrection – A Poem

Last Sunday I was kind of tired in the afternoon so I lay down on the couch to take a nap. As I was dozing off the concept for this poem came to me. I realized that considering how important the resurrection of Christ is, I needed to write a poem about it. When I sat down to write it, this is what I came up with.

Resurrection
Risen from the grip of death
Empty tomb testifies to truth
Savior of the broken ones
Undeserving His banquet guests
Risen is our merciful Lord
Risen is our Holy God
Emmanuel lives again
Creator of all is the Light
To a lost and lonely world
Igniting in the hearts of men
Odes to One who loved us so
Now we all may rise again

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Community – A Poem

9/27/11 Update: I linked this poem to dVerse Poets Pub for Open Link Night ~ Week 11. If you like poetry, dVerse is the place to be.

It’s Thankful Thursday again, and so I’ve been pondering all that I am thankful for, searching my heart and mind for a thankful poem. Something that I am particularly thankful for this week is community.

I thought about the various communities I belong to. There is my family, immediate and extended, that is a community of sorts. There is my local church community. There is the blogging community that I am part of. There is my work community. And there is the small city community that I live in. Each community has its own characteristics and blessings. My favorite communities are those in which God is at the center.

This poem is a double acrostic, with community at the beginning and community at the end, and what I love about community in between.

                                COMMUNITY

                  coming together with smiles, music
             o
ut in the hall gathered with three or two
      m
elodies, singing, talking, sharing, no boredom
  m
any friends, our safe and contented place of asylum
u
nity the core of community, like Cajuns out on the bayou
  n
eeding each other to lean on, love, in trials or in fun
       i
nfinite joy and grace always genuine, not quasi
             t
hankful for kinship, a bond that’s ancient
                    y
es, our Lord has shown us the way

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).

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