May I from truth not wish to stray. What’s unknown underlies each whim on which I float, through which I swim, until I find a better way, repent, and pray this time I may have turned from weakness to what’s right. My day presumes a previous night where darkness showed me odd-ball dreams I thought were pure till morning’s beams contrasted evil with good light.
Ronovan Hester offers the rhyme word “whim” to be used in a B line of a décima having rhyme pattern ABBAACCDDC for this week’s challenge.
I don’t know what I’d do with gold unless it’s for a wedding ring. A garden would be more my thing with plants whose leaves were green and bold. Between us there’s much fruit to hold. We offer praise and share our meals. We watch and pray. The truth reveals our next assignments. See the ways this paradise fulfills our days and how each day renews and heals.
A door appeared. It opened. “See? The reasoning you thought was sound fell on your worldview’s slippery ground.” I’ll tweak another mystery.
That dissonance won’t let me be. The stars above at least still shine. While rioters prepare to whine the world remains about the same though burnt a bit with needless blame. I’ll cross that threshold, make it mine.
Ronovan Hester offers the rhyme word “ground” to be used in a B line of a décima having rhyme pattern ABBAACCDDC for this week’s challenge.
Though Moloch wants a sacrifice don’t let his dreams for you come true. Don’t do what he says you must do. Beware his smile. He isn’t nice. He’s betting that you’ll pay his price so pumps you up with hopeless fear. Protect your children. Keep them near. Your baby’s ready. Time for birth. Life only is upon this earth. That’s why those demons wander here.
Ronovan Hester offers the rhyme word “birth” to be used in a D line of a décima having rhyme pattern ABBAACCDDC for this week’s challenge.
I didn’t think I was the prey when I went hunting Willful Dream, but things aren’t always as they seem. I failed. That’s why I’m here today.
That dream’s a Worm in painful play, but I was eager for the chase. Sound Sanity I wouldn’t face. I knew that it would tell me, “No. Beware the Hook. It’s sharp. Go slow.” I tripped and fell, was saved by Grace.
Ronovan Hester offers the rhyme word “chase” to be used in a C line for this week’s Décima Challenge.
There’s nonsense in the stuff I hear. What once had order, now there’s noise. The blatant dare of fake destroys the shield we fashioned stopping fear.
Apocalyptic times are here. We need full armor for this fight: the truth, the doing what is right, the peace and faith, salvation, too, and God’s own Word. Let hearts renew and face the darkness with this light.
This week Ronovan Hester offers the rhyme word “noise” to be used in the B line of a décima having rhyme pattern ABBAACCDDC.
Temptation’s pretty finger draws me pleasantries to tease desire which burns when my mind’s set on fire. I freely chose. I was the cause and not deterministic laws. Then demons set my mind to sleep. Their cackling rises from the deep. Perhaps I did not fail? I shake as nightmares make assumptions quake and leave a scream or two to keep.
Ronovan Hester offers the rhyme word “cause” to be used in an A line of a décima having rhyme pattern ABBAACCDDC for this week’s Decima Challenge.
When evening comes I rest my hand and trust He takes it in some way. It’s one more ending of a day, a time to dream and understand, but if I don’t, it’s all still grand. Before the dawn comes calming night then starts the song I see as light. I’ve rarely felt the urge to dance, but often swayed as in a trance. One day I’ll dance and get it right.
Ronovan Hester offers the rhyme word “dance” to be used in the D line of a décima having rhyme pattern ABBAACCDDC for this week’s challenge.
I don’t know why he waited there with eyes all worried sizing me. He’d run I knew eventually off to his family, friends, some where my camera couldn’t reach. We stare. He’s wishing for a shady rock, some plants or weeds, a builder’s block, a hole that only good guys know. Abruptly it was time to go. I’m innocent, but triggered shock.
Ronovan Hestor offers the rhyme word “shock” to be used in a C line of a décima having rhyme pattern ABBAACCDDC for this week’s challenge.
I eagerly prepared to start but where I wondered was the end? Predictions failed. Beyond each bend lay proof that I was not so smart. My beating heart got torn apart. There is, I’ve heard, a promised land somewhere where I’m not looking and the way is not that hard to find. If pride would pause, I’d change my mind and let you take me by the hand.
Ronovan Hester offers the rhyme word “start” for this week’s décima challenge to be used in the A line with rhyme pattern ABBAACCDDC.