Horizons

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As I rise to face another day,
New hopes and dreams come as ocean waves.
What will the day bring, I’ll never know.
But the horizon in view brings peace and hope.

Inspiration: Poem describing that each new day brings hope through life’s uncertainties, so we should rejoice in everyday. Based upon “Psalm 118:24 – This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”

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Saved to Serve

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Rescued from the bondage.
Delivered from the error.
Prepared to live free.
-Saved to serve!

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Inspiration: Poem describing the saving work of Christ. We are delivered from the bondages of sin and of death to serve in His kingdom. Based upon Romans 6:18 – Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

The Bible

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…A Senryu

Inspirational
Containing wisdom, knowledge
For all who will read

Inspiration: Poem describing the worth of the Judeo-Christian scriptures. The Christian can trust its authenticity and reliability. If we would only read it, we would find the direction that we need in the Christian life and experience. Based upon II Timothy 3:16 – “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” – TRP

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Gazing… A Haiku

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standing proud and true

gazing at the world as is

nothing else to do

Inspiration: Poem written for a contest to describe an image of a bird standing and looking out on the world. Based upon “Matthew 6:26 – Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.” ~The Refined Poet~

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The Treacherous Knight

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Striking fear and horror in all who hear it;
Accompanied by visions of eternal torment.
The tale of him has made strong men weak,
Overshadowing the dregs of religion in defeat.
Utter of his legend in the season of the night.
Whisper of his coming glory revealed in death’s light.
Cower in veiled respect to hell’s most treacherous knight.

Inspiration: Poem describing the Beast or Antichrist who is to come. Christians must stand in the faith, knowing that what is written shall surely be revealed. Based upon II Thessalonians 2:8-9 “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders…” ~ TRP ~

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‘Tis the Night (Tritina Style)

‘Tis the night before my new life begins.
What will happen as the new day emerges,
Fear, regret, or earnest expectations?

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained:” or just futile expectations,
While a scenario of possible failure begins.
Through the clutter of thoughts, hope emerges.

Confidence of a bright future emerges,
Making me a slave to raised expectations.
A smirk, a smile, a new expression on my face begins.

My new life begins, emerges, with glorious expectations.

Inspiration: This poetic piece describes anticipation that we all feel when embarking on new endeavors; the Christian remains confident because of Christ’s presence. Based upon Philippians 1:6 – “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” ~TRP~

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