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!