Reason Circles Me

There’s reasoning that wants to go nowhere.
It circles back to check if I am weak
To tempt me with its nonsense, if I dare,
And if I don’t suggest that I’m too meek
Or impotent to take what it would seek.
I walk and hope each step leads to the goal.
I like those geese, obedient and whole.
I like the trees who don’t have much to say.
I like contentedness without control
Unlike this devil circling me astray.

Linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar. I am hosting and we are continuing with the poetic form, the dizain. This is a poem with 10 lines, 10 syllables per line and a rhyme pattern: ABABBCCDCD. Come join us!

Cattails

Walking

It comes with walking: one step follows one.
How we obtained this now I do not know
Since any step we might have left undone
And we arrived by moving all too slow
Through doubts which kept us wondering where to go.
There’s someone guiding us about this maze -
The unexpected door, this path, that haze
That frightened us then brought refreshed relief.
The bright sun humbles darkness starting days
As justice blessed with mercy brings belief.

Linked to dVerse Poetics where Amaya is hosting with the theme of movement and to dVerse Poetry Form where Rosemary Nissen-Wade is hosting with the dizain poetry form, a poem of ten lines, each with ten syllables and having a rhyme pattern of ABABBCCDCD.

Yellow in the Sun

Trees

By grasping ground the trees submit then stand
To face the stormy weather, hot or cold.
Winds slap their leaves with branches fully fanned
Yet year by year they grow on land they hold.
Small habits starting weak turn strong and bold.
They would not hesitate if they could voice
Their affirmations - life would be the choice.
They welcome all who aid their living there.
They fix one spot then from that spot rejoice
And offer wayward folk refreshing air.

Linked to dVerse Poetry Forms. Rosemary NissenWade is hosting with the dizain poetry form: 10 lines, 10 syllables per line with thyme pattern ababbccdcd.

Overlooking Lake Michigan at Gillson Park

Praise

I’m weak, but look!  The Lord is strong
Turning night to lighten days
Turning right the ways gone wrong
Turning on the songs of praise.

Linked to dVerse Poetry Forms. The featured form is the quatrain.

Earlier Version

Mercy

Leaving vengeance to the Lord
Helps me to forgive
And His mercy moving toward
Us helps us both to live.

Linked to dVerse Poetic Forms. I am hosting and the form is the quatrain, a four-lined poem or a poem containing stanzas of four lines each. Also linked to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.

Steps

How Does Your Garden Grow?

 
Turning round from flight
From cold wintry blight,
We stay.
Colorful and bright
Rainbows raise out sight,
Display
Gardens growing right
Where there once was night
Today.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “how does your garden grow?” and to dVerse Poetic Forms featuring the “lai”.

Blue and Yellow Flowers
Blue and Yellow Flowers

Limbo

 
Early every day
Turn my mind away
From sin.
When I’m lost, astray,
Let me let you stay
Within.
Now I choose and may
Your desires display,
Begin.

Linked to dVerse Poetics where M (grapeling) is hosting with the these “limbo”. It is also an example of the “lai” poetry form featured at dVerse this month.

The lai poetry form is simple. The required rhyme and syllable counts flow under various meters.

Morning Fog
Morning Fog