Sunday, April 20, 2014

DAY TWENTY!! "Gratitude or Prayer Poem" ~ "30 Poems in 30 Days" for #NationalPoetryMonth



How to write a Gratitude or Prayer Poem ~
Since today is Easter Sunday, how about choosing any of the poetry forms we have tried so far, including free verse, and creating a poem of gratitude? Or write a prayer in the form of a poem.

The options are limitless. It might be fun to try out several different poetry forms and see what you can come up with.

Here are 3 of my Examples:

5W’s ~ (I used the 5W's Poetry Maker for this one)-

Jesus Christ, our elder brother
Died for us and atoned for our sins,
Upon the cross at Calvary,
Two thousand years ago,
Because he loves us.
     © 2014 Stephanie Abney


Triplet (3 lines, same # of syllables, all ending words rhyme)

There no words to express,
Gratitude and thankfulness,
You give your all, nothing less.
     © 2014 Stephanie Abney


Quatrain with ABCB pattern (all same beat, only lines 2 & 4 rhyme)

I often sit and ponder
On the blessings sent to me
Can I ever be worthy?
I thank thee so fervently.
     © 2014 Stephanie Abney

3 comments:

Vicki said...

Because of Him I think
Of all the blessings He gives
While of the water I drink
And eat the bread, He lives!

He atoned for all my sins,
And died upon the cross
So I can live again
My soul will not be lost.

Tanya Parker Mills said...

I guess this is Free Verse:

Father,

These words are for those
Who were raised in darkness,
Who did not have mothers
Who taught them to pray,

For those raised to think
That after death comes oblivion,
Where no light shines
And life is not,

For those who never knew
Thy Son and all He did for them,
Who have not sensed His love
Which passeth all understanding,

For these I pray, ever hopeful
That one day they will learn
That only in His name
May they return to Thee,

Father.

Stephanie Abney said...

Two wonderful poems so far! Thanks, ladies, for being so faithful during National Poetry Month. Happy Easter!