Friday, April 22, 2011

Day 22 ~ Earth Day or Good Friday Poem

~ FREE VERSE POETRY ~ for the entire weekend (Friday [also Earth Day & Good Friday], Saturday, Easter Sunday)

OK - looks like we'll be having several free-verse poems coming up that only have a prompt to them, due to Easter Weekend.

Well, you can pretty much write it any way you want.

If you are checking here to find poetry, you may not see too many. I continue to get most of my responses (newly created poetry) via email through my ANWA Writers Group and an online friend group called LDS Forever Friends. Only a couple of people seem to be using this blog to respond on. Which is fine. Fewer people see your work, but the whole idea was to celebrate National Poetry Month. Even if all that has happened for you is to have been thinking about it or just enjoying reading what others are writing, that's great. Mission accomplished. If you are writing your own poems, I hope you have created a document file to keep them in. It will mean a lot to you and your family even if you never publish or submit them anywhere.

OK, rules (or NOT) for Free Verse:
A poem that is written without a pattern or rhyme. The possibilities are limitless. Give it a shot.

So, today is "Earth Day" - there are lots of mixed and even strong emotions on this one, but how about writing a poem (any style so far or just use free verse) about what the earth means to you. 

Or, since today is also "Good Friday" you could use that for your prompt. Or anything about Easter, particularly of a spiritual nature.

Both topics could easily lend themselves to the idea of renewal, spring, growth, etc. See what you come up with. 



Mary L Walling said...


Gracious is our Lord
Obedient to His Father
Omnipotent, all-powerful, almighty
Divine in Nature

Fulfilled the Father’s will
Righteous, innocent, guiltless, unspotted
Intercessor on our behalf
Dear to all who knew Him
Atoned for our sins
You and I He died for

Mary L. Walling 4/2011

Mary L Walling said...

Saturday's poem:
The garden was in bloom
At the break of the day
As Mary approached the tomb
Only to find the stone had been rolled away
And Jesus body exhumed.

Mary turned from the tomb, eyes filled with tears
As the gardener appeared asking,”Woman why weepst thou”?
And she replied, “They have taken my Lord. He is no longer here”.
“Sir, doest thou know where His body lays now”?
She asked hoping that he could lay aside all her fears.

With a voice full of pure love and sweet tenderness
“Mary” was all that He said.
“Master”! Was all that she could joyfully render.
He was alive! Risen from the dead.
He was risen and death was conquered just as he had said.

Mary L. Walling 4/2011

Betsy Love said...

Stephanie, Such a fun poet! I'm so glad you are doing this! It give us trembling poets something to think about. I just wish I had more time to write...anything! Keep up the good work, girl.

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Vicki said...

Rebirth and Renewal

I like to think of butterflies
They represent to me
a rebirth and renewal
of the earth every Spring

Our Savior is all loving
He came to earth, I know
To die for sins of everyone
And show us how to grow

The earth is so remarkable
it shows us how we should live
To have our sins forgiven
and return to God to live

Stephanie Abney said...

These were GREAT poems, thanks for sharing them!