Tag Archives: hope

Awake

Awake to a new sunlit day

Filled with an aura of hope

After sleeping off the memories and pain

Of trying to climb a slippery slope.

How I have attempted to claw and arise

Out the valley of hurt and disappointment

And so finally view the aqua-marine sky

And be robed in new hopefulness.

Standing to be washed and bathed

In the shimmering warm sunshine;

Wrapped tightly in the streaming rays

Of gentle hope and peacefulness.

Though the day be filled with tasks

That I must dutifully complete,

I can still stop and rest at long last

In the sunlit blanket of warmth and peace.

So I will hold my head up high

To wonderingly and wistfully gaze

Into the neon blue sky

Of this glorious new day.

And then my heart may be content

By the many sweet blessings

That the Lord has lovingly sent

To instill my soul with peace and harmony.

Becky’s Pantoum: Once upon a Warm Winter Day

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Once upon a warm winter day

When gladly the birds did sing

As banks of snow melted away

While melodious carols did ring.

When gladly the birds did sing

As the radiant sun steadily climbed

While melodious carols did ring

Filling the lofty, brightened sky.

As the radiant sun steadily climbed

Chasing away the blanket of clouds

Filling the lofty, brightened sky,

And softly caressing the dampened ground.

Chasing away the blanket of clouds,

The glowing orb continued to shine

 And softly caressing the dampened ground

While also reaching the hearts of mankind.

The glowing orb continued to shine

Delivering a message of hope and peace;

While also reaching the hearts of mankind

To instill a gentle tune of harmony.

Delivering a message of hope and peace

As banks of snow melted away

To instill a gentle tune of harmony

Once upon a warm winter day.

Happy NEW YEAR 2017

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New dreams, opportunities, and possibilities

Every day dawn’s a new beginning

Willing to wait and live by God’s love, mercy, and grace.

Yesterday is gone but lessons and memories remain.

Each bright morning is a treasured gift; each starlit evening a cherished blessing

Already looking forward in solid and steadfast faith

Ready to continue this life journey on the path of hope and grace.

Becky’s Haiku: Shattered Dreams

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When dreams are shattered

And broken, keep in firm faith

And dare to hope again.

I have attempted yet another haiku challenge from Ronovan Writes blog using the words “dream” and “dare”. I am enjoying the challenge of putting different and even opposite words in such a short poem.  If you like word challenges and haiku’s then I invite you to also accept Ronovan’s latest challenge at this link: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/category/haiku-prompt-challenge/

 

Becky’s Sonnet: Waiting for the Sun

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I awoke early one dark morn

And waited for the sun to dawn.

I lay in bed a bit forlorn

Yet anxious to see the gloriously rising sun.

Darkness wrapped around me like a knitted shroud

As I rested as quietly as could be.

But lo! Only gray billowing clouds

Through the slatted window I could see.

Yet still a dim light did appear

Ushering the darkness away;

No more murky shadows to fear

As deep night transformed to day.

Therefore, with a lifted heart graced by hope

I began a new day’s journey upon life’s emerging slope.

 

Wishful Thinking

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Days filled with clouds and

Nights with rain; how I wish to

See the radiant sunshine again.

The vast sky is continually

Wrapped in foreboding dark gray

Through the night and lasting all day.

A break in the clouds

Would be a cheerful sight; oh

To view again the glowing sunlight

Lifting and softly dawning

Upon the tree-lined horizon.

And to embrace again the warmth

Of the orange tinted orb in the morning dawn

While it strokes and dries the rain soaked land.

But must be patient and quietly believe

 That again I’ll watch the flaming sun rise

As it journeys over the land and sea

Caressing the world in its warmth

Again as it gently evaporates

 The dwindling mist and rain.

God’s blessings are often that

Way; like soothing rays of hope that

Softly brighten a dark and cloudy day.

So perhaps I will see a hint of sunshine

While I travel through another day

And perceive a glowing ray of hope

To softly brighten my pathway.

LOOKING FORWARD

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Long everlasting hope;

Overlooking daunting obstacles.

Open heart and open mind;

Keeping and clinging to my faith inside.

Intent to view the glorious sun;

Never minding the clouds and rain.

Giving and sharing in hope with others;

Future we see and journey together.

Overcoming pain, rejection, and despair;

Remembering Jesus is always there.

Watching and waiting;

Anticipation elating.

Riding and traversing this bumpy road of trials and strife;

Destination Heaven and eternal life.