Roar – Décima

The watchers on the wall will sound
the trumpets warning should they see
the enemy. Persistently
we’ll hold the line. To Him we’re bound.
It’s up to us to stand our ground.
Survival and salvation: May
we thank the Lord for every day
He gives to let our voices roar,
our praises to the heavens soar.
We hear His voice. We rise, obey.

Ronovan Hester offers the rhyme word “roar” to be used in a D-line of a décima having rhyme pattern ABBAACCDDC for this week’s challenge. Eugenia offers “survival” as her prompt this week.

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Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

18 thoughts on “Roar – Décima”

  1. Very nice Frank! Yes when the Lord says roar, we roar. Right now the Lord is saying to me, listen.

    A new form for me below. (From dverse, but I’m taking a break, maybe moving on but still looking in and learning)

    A ducuain (duc-won)

    All it requires for me to listen well
    Is to be so silent I hear a pin
    How hard is that, if stars could only tell
    Surely much harder than most imagine
    How simple is that, what life could happen
    Is it not simpler then I dare believe
    Change my words quench the fire of a dragon
    Change my mind let the Holy Spirit lead
    Change my life new hope springs from a deep well
    Silent or listen, my choice where I dwell

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    1. Silence is important as well in order to listen. I like the quenching of the dragon’s fire to let the Holy Spirit lead in your poem.

      Thank you, Mary!


  2. This is another fabulous poem, Frank–and makes me think of the new song/album created by Elevation Worship, called “Lion”. 🙂 Blessings to you!

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