Light of the World

Dark Night Rises #NaPoWriMo2017 #GloPoWriMo2017

Lies’ separation
Faintest prospects abandoned
False, dark night rises
A void enveloping hope
Collapsing minds from all sides

A time for heroes
In justice’s midnight hour
Truth shines guiding light
Dawn reveals the Morning Star
Which night attempts to disguise

I have no idea if this really addresses the Day 17 prompt from NaPoWriMo.net, which was to write a poetic equivalent to a nocturne – a musical composition meant to be played at night, usually for piano, and with a tender and melancholy sort of sound. Whether this contribution to Na/GloPoWriMo2017 is inspired more by faith, or storylines from the superhero genres, I’ll let you decide.Na/GloPoWriMo2017

Name Above All Names #NaPoWriMo2017 #GloPoWriMo2017

Alpha and Omega
Bread of Life
Chief Cornerstone
Good Shepherd
High Priest
Immanuel
King of Kings
Lamb of God
Messiah
Redeemer
Saviour
True Vine
Wonderful Counsellor

Jesus, Name above all Names

On Day 6 of Na/GloPoWriMo the official prompt at NaPoWriMo.net is to write a poem that looks at the same thing from various points of view, citing as an example the most famous poem of this type probably being Wallace Stevens’ “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”.

Ignite my Soul

You, Lord, are my lamp;
You turn darkness into light;
You enflame my heart
Your Spirit ignites my soul
Warmed to my core by the Son

written as a second response to Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge (#27) prompt of “light” and “dark”, this time in the form of a tanka inspired in part by 2 Samuel 22:29

Light Defeats Darkness

Faith Unlocked

Light defeats darkness –
But a flare in the night sky
Will still leave shadows

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Lustred Truth Shall Shine

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge

How now with magic
Doth illusion feign glimmer
Lustred truth shall shine

written in response to this week’s RonovanWrites weekly haiku challenge – #97 ‘Magic and Glimmer’, possibly after watching too much Shakespeare this week.

Reflecting the Son

The Son is the source
Like the moon in the night sky
We reflect His Light

Reaching into shadow
Off’ring hope to darkened hearts
A beacon of hope

Jesus is our Lord #NaPoWriMo2016 #GloPoWriMo2016

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The 26th day of the National/Global Poetry Writing Month challenge 2016. Today’s challenge is to write a poem that incorporates a call and response, as used in many sermons and hymns (and also in sea chanties!)

The joy of the Lord shall be our strength
Our joy is in the Lord
Honour the Lord for His glory and strength
Our strength is in the Lord
Honour the Lord all heavenly beings
Jesus is our Lord

Trust in the Lord to find new strength
Our trust is the Lord
The Lord our God is our hope and shield
Our hope is in the Lord
Honour the Lord everything with breath
Jesus is our Lord

. . . and I couldn’t resist this, to encourage and challenge rogues and scallywags:

Yo ho, yo ho, the Saviour’s Light for me
We worship, we wonder, we proclaim His Name
Sing up my brothers, yo ho
We witness, we humble, we follow His Word
Speak up my brothers, yo ho
Yo ho, yo ho, it’s Jesus’ Light for me

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