General Poetry posted February 28, 2017

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Greeting March witb joy

Anthem of Spring

by sandy montgomery

As winter melts into spring's warm breezes
Bright blooms appear to adorn mother earth
Spotted baby fawn plays as he pleases
As blue birds carol of new bloom and birth
Done are we with those dark winter freezes
Children dance gayly with unbridled mirth
We are casting off our long winter's coat
As joyful praise rings from each weary throat

Fluffy bunnies frolic among daffodil
Sweet spring showers slake the fresh garden's thirst
And my heart dances to the cricket's trill
Telling me we have survived winter's worst
Soon we will hear again the whip-poor -will
But the spring peepers will have to sing first
All life celebrates the rain, wind, and sun
As a new year's cycle has now begun


Ottawa Rima writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write an Ottava Rima.

A Ottava Rima is a poem written in 8-line octives. Each line is of a 10 or 11 syllable count in the following rhyme:

one octive poem. abababcc
two octive poem. abababcc, dededeff
three octive poem. abababcc, dededeff, ghghghii on and so on

In this contest, there is a two octive maximum.

He is There

When sorrow lies entrenched within your heart
And doubts, like ocean waves, around you churn,
When chaos reigns o?er life and won?t depart
And for the peace of yesterday you yearn,
When evil thoughts are tearing you apart
And there is nowhere left for you to turn,
When dark of night persists throughout your day,
It?s time to fall upon your knees and pray.

For God is there, He?s always by your side,
He is your life?s companion and your friend,
He?s with you through each bitter storm you ride,
From morn?s first light to sunset at day?s end.
You must give up your bitterness and pride
And to your Lord extend your hand again.
He only wants for you to ask Him in
And you will be forgiven for your sin.

Copyright © 2003 Linda Newman


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