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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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Rejoice – An Acrostic Poem

Rejoice in the Lord always
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verlasting joy from His heart
J
oy even in the darkest times
O
verflowing joy in my heart
I
n times of want and times of plenty
C
arrying me through trials of this life to
E
ternal life of rejoicing in the Lord

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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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friendship – A Poem

This weekend I will be visiting with old friends and family as well as seeing friends at church on Sunday. As I thought about what I was going to write for Thankful Thursday, I decided I wanted to express how thankful I am for friends new and old, those related to me by blood and those who are connected to me by shared experiences and faith.

I decided to write this as a double acrostic because friendship is something that is with us from the beginning of our lives to the end.

friendship
f
or all my life it’s been my belief
rain or shine, whether near or far
images of love on my heart like graffiti
each memory together reveals love
needing each other to bear our burden
daily desiring friends to be around
sharing our experiences and lives
hoping to be together to our last breath
images of love on my heart like graffiti
painted far beyond skin deep

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Note: It seems I have twice submitted this poem for dVerse Poets Pub Open Link Night. So that I don’t forget and link it again I’m adding this little link back to dVerse.

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Appreciation x 3 – A Poem

Yesterday at work I received my invitation to our annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon. It’s a wonderful event at which employees who have reached various milestones receive awards and the entire staff of the organization is treated to a delicious lunch with games and lots of visiting. Appreciation is a great synonym of thankful, and so I decided it would be the subject of this week’s Thankful Thursday acrostic poem.

This is kind of a silly poem, and each of the four stanzas is a bit different. The first stanza is about my appreciation for my faith and all that it entails. The second stanza is about some foods, flowers, places, and other things I appreciate. The third stanza lists people in the Bible who contributed to the story of God’s relationship with His creation. The last stanza departs from the acrostic style and sums up my thoughts on having an appreciation for all the blessings in my life.

APPRECIATION x 3

Abba, Father, the source of all good
Prayers of family and friends
Prayers of our Lord in heaven
Ransom paid for you and for me
Eternity with loved ones
Christ on His throne and in my heart
Incarnate Deity, Word made flesh
Atonement for the sins of all
Trinity – Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Indwelling Holy Spirit to comfort
Only Son of God, our Lord
N
o condemnation for those in Christ

Almonds, artichokes, and apple crisp
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ears, pineapple, and parfait
P
eople, pets, and popcorn
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oses, rosemary, and rhododendron
E
ggs, egg salad, and egg noodles
C
arrots, cauliflower,  and candy
Iris, Impatiens, and ice cream cones
A
rizona, Alaska, and the Atlantic Ocean
T
raveling, the Tetons, and trails to hike
I
nteresting ideas and inventions
O
atmeal, oranges, and onions for cooking
N
ature, nachos, and notes from a friend

Abel, Abraham, and Amos 
P
otiphar, Priscilla, and Phoebe
P
eter, Philip, and Paul
R
achel, Rahab, and Reuben
E
lijah, Elisha, and Elizabeth
C
aleb, Cleopas, and Cornelius
I
saiah, Isaac, and Israel
A
ndrew, Anna, and Ananias
T
homas, Titus, and Timothy
I
mmanuel
O
ur Righteousness
N
ame above all names

Appreciation, Appreciation, Appreciation
For things seen and unseen
An attitude of appreciation
For people, places, and things
Appreciation for life
Is like a song we can sing
Appreciation for salvation
A gift from the King

What do you appreciate today? I’d love to hear about it in the comments. In fact, I would really appreciate it. :)

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