Working Mother

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The day begins with shouts and screams
children needing to be fed and cleaned
The night passed away so fast
Feelings of rest just don’t last

Offspring now are off to learn
Spouse departs under pressure to earn
Alone in the house with her thoughts
Dreading the future demands of her boss

Dressed, pressed, and neatly groomed
Off to work fighting against inner gloom
Visions of a future where labors cease
Bring comfort to the present times of no relief

A woman worn, weathered, and watchful
Holding the family together against the doubtful
A precious jewel above all others
Bow in reverence to the working mother.

Inspiration: Poem demonstrating the life of a working mother. Today’s working mother is what I call today’s The Modern Virtuous Woman. Based upon Proverbs 31:10 – “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies..”

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Lilith’s Song

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What can be said of She
The woman who dared to be greater than He
Give her honor for magnifying the dark
Desire and domination are rewards of her labor

Come to her
Eat. Drink.
Satisfying impulses
While restraints are bound

Revel in her pleasures
In the dark she appears
Children beware, mothers fear
Her way is one of vengeance

Bringing men into her lair
Her wiles hide the grip of terror
Her beauty blinds the eyes

Don’t go into her web
Submit not to her embrace
Her rule will end
Her ways will stop
Darkness reveals She
The woman who dared to be greater than He.

Inspiration: Poem inspired by the woman of the “Mystery of Babylon” described in Revelation. The Christian must not partake of her allures and remain faithful to Christ. Based upon Revelation 15:5 – And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

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Welcome Home

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Juliet said, “Parting is such sweet sorrow”
We know how her story ended
Our time apart offered no sweetness
Only feelings of sorrow and emptiness

Emotions of regret and joy battle for victory
As I ponder the storms of our relational history
Regret is pinned downed conceding defeat
Present joy has rendered past sins obsolete

Elated to set my eyes upon you
No sadness, only hope renewed
Excitement fills me from the core to the bone
As I open my mouth declaring, “Welcome Home!”

Inspiration: This poetic piece describes the joy at a long awaited reunion. Based upon the story of the Prodigal Son found in Luke 15:11-24 – “And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.” ~TRP~

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Calvary

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Jesus gave His life for our sins.
Why don’t you open your heart,
Let Him in?
He paid such a price
So that you and I might have life.
Jesus paid it all on Calvary.

Death has no victory.
The grave has lost its sting.
Because of Him, we now can sing.
We can sing, shout for joy.
We’ll be with Jesus forevermore.
Oh Jesus paid it all on Calvary.

“I go to prepare a place just for you.
Trust in Me and My word,
I’m coming back real soon.
No more sorrow, No more pain.
You’ll never hunger or thirst again.
Oh, I paid it all on Calvary!”

Inspiration: Poem inspired by the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made on Calvary for the salvation of the world. ~TRP~

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Christians… A Senryu

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honored, respected
held today in harsh contempt
world devoid of truth

Inspiration: Poem describing growing hostility towards Christianity, worldwide. Though this occurs, the Christian must rejoice knowing that Christ spoke of these things and that our hope must remain steadfast. Based upon Matthew 5:11-12 – Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven. ~TRP~

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My Closest Companion

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Why do I hurt without injury?
How is the pain of my soul so great?
Conflict. Tension. Frustration.
My addictions. My comforts.
Freedom from self alludes me.

Anxiety, my closest companion.
Its twin, fear, my constant night visitor.
Peace will not return my calls.
Happiness ignores me.
Freedom from emotions disappoint me.

Should I end it all?
Maybe this inner turmoil will pass.
Where is the prescription for this ill?
I feel so alone.
I feel so crowded as well.
Trapped. Falling in a bottomless well.
Freedoms from thoughts evade me.

How long will this be my existence?
Only the heavens know.
I do find relief in knowing,
It is this anxiety that reminds me that I am alive.
Conflict. Tension. Frustration.
My addictions. My comforts.
Freedom from self doesn’t concern me.

Inspiration: Poem written for a poetry contest. Though we may all face anxiety, Christians are to cast all their cares upon Christ because He cares for us. ~TRP~

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The Divine Paradox

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…A Senryu

His image expressed

In man’s ways, by nature’s sway

Revealed yet unknown

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Inspiration: Poem describing the mystery of God’s presence in the earth. Based upon Romans 11:33 – O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!