#Tanka Challenge Wind and Grace 

Wind sweeps through valleys

Clearing the trees of color

Emptiness abounds

My heart void of what I need

Your grace fills my thirsty soul

Linked to Colleen’s weekly tanka challenge

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Eternal #OctPoWriMo

Today wraps up 31 poems in 31 days, or OctPoWriMo. It has been a fun event, getting me back to writing again, and a bit of a challenge, too, as I reckon it should be. It is hard to say how well I’ll do after this month; the holidays and all are upon us and I tend to fall out of the writing-mode. Maybe this year will be different!

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Come drink

Living waters

Whosoever desires

Eternal life freely given

By faith

Turn the World Upside Down #OctPoWriMo

As OctPoWriMo winds down we come to a prompt that gave a several ideas: upside down. But after “chewing” on it a while I went in a while different direction than any of my original ideas (and probably from everyone else as well). 

With their faith a small group
turned the world upside down.
They didn’t use swords or stones,
only the promise of a crown.

Today we sit idly by,
what can we alone do?
We serve a God that cannot lie;
those promises are for us, too!

So get up and move,
there’s plenty to do 
So many folks still need
to hear the Good News!

The Bible tells us in Acts 17:6 that the people said the apostles “turned the world upside down” telling the Gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone they could. The Bible also teach us that God’s Word, His promises, are for all folks and all times; He and His Word are unchanging. Titus 1:2 tells us that God cannot lie. And Jesus told us to proclaim the Gospel to all the world. 

The world has more people on it today than ever before. But thanks to the Internet and technology, the world is smaller than it’s ever been, too. God’s Word, an entire theological library actually, can be carried in our pockets/purses. That leaves us without excuse. 

Honeysuckle #Haiku #OctPoWriMo

I remember as a kid playing in the woods near home and the plethora of honeysuckle vines we had around us. They always smelled so sweet and fresh. I can still remember the taste of their sap (I guess sap is the right word LOL) as we would pluck the flowers, pinch off the bottom and draw out the center, then seeing that delicious little bit of liquid on it. I can still almost taste it’s goodness now. And the scent still always reminds me of good, innocence times. 


Photo curtesy of Gardening Know How

Honeysuckle vine

The sweet perfume of nature

Childhood memories

Empty Nest #OctPoWriMo

Have you ever started to write something and just get “stuck” on it? Well, that’s what happened to me with today’s prompt from OctPoWriMo. I’m still not sure how well I like the results but here they are nonetheless. 

High above the ground 

Tucked in the branches 

A lonely nest sits empty 

Once full of finches


They one by one left 

The safety of the nest

Flying away from home 

Leaving the empty nest