sin

The Nature of Man and God

Again and again
We return to sin
It is our nature
As men

Again and again
God points to the cross
It’s in his nature
To love

The challenge for the final day of Na/GloPoWriMo2017 was to write a poem about something that happens again and again.

From Harmony to Sacrilege

Original deep harmony
Fallen into discord
Sinful rebel homogeny
Disregarding God’s Word

Oppressive world hegemony
Promotes rich privilege
Merciless sociology
Man’s selfish sacrilege

written in response to today’s prompt at The Daily Post

Love and Justice

His love and justice,
Both soft and hard sides of God:
Sacrifice; judgement –
Salvation through faith by grace,
Yet all are held to account

A tanka written in response to Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #28 – “Hard” and “Soft”

It is Fulfilled #Holy Week #Good Friday Tanka

The Scriptures fulfilled
Thirst quenched with wine vinegar
Never forsaken
Jesus took on the world’s sin
His life and mission, complete

He Bore our Sins

He bore our sins
On his own body,
Upon the cross
By his manifold wounds;
That we may be healed,
He died man’s death;
Yet victorious arose
That we might live again;
Cleansed, renewed in faith, and
Cloaked in His righteousness.

written in response to today’s prompt at The Daily Post, and inspired by 1 Peter 2:24

Symptoms of a Fallen World

Hate crime and terror,
Symptoms of a fallen world,
Dead and decaying;
In direst need of Jesus,
Our hearts must welcome Him in

written in response to today’s prompt at The Daily Post

Lord,
comfort those you mourn,
those in pain,
those who suffer
and convict the hearts of those
whose hatred knows no bounds

Joy’s River

Shame’s tears ebb and flow
Mercies stem sorrows’ dull tides –
Joy’s river runs through

written in response to today’s RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #133 – “Flow & Tear”

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge

An excerpt from ‘Dragon Champion’ by E. E. Knight

Listen my hatchling, for now you shall hear
Of the only seven slayers a dragon must fear.

First beware Pride, lest belief in one’s might
Has you discount the foeman who is braving your sight.
Never Envy other dragons their wealth, power, or home
For dark plots and plans will bring death to your own.

Your Wrath shouldn’t win, when spears strike your scale
Anger kills cunning, which you will need to prevail.
A dragon must rest, but Sloth you should dread
Else long years of napping let assassins to your bed.

‘Greed is good,’ or so foolish dragons will say
Until piles of treasure bring killing thieves where they lay.
Hungry is your body, and at times you must feed
But Gluttony makes fat dragons, who can’t fly at their need.

A hot Lust for glory, gems, gold, or mates
Leads reckless young drakes to the blackest of fates.
So take heed of this wisdom, precious hatchling of mine,
And the long years of dragonhood are sure to be thine
.”

― excerpt from Dragon Champion by E.E. Knight,