Monday, September 10, 2007

ABC Poem

I found a creative idea from Slouching Mom. I do enjoy writing poetry and haven't had an inspirational poetry writing moment in awhile, so this was a challenging way to get me started again. Here is my ABC poem:

Anxiously becoming called,
Dallying, even forbearing,
Gradually, humbly I just kindle.

Laboring, my natural,
ongoing perception
quietly, readily stills.

Time’s unwasted verily
wanting Your zeal.

Yes, I know it may not make sense to you. I did have the aid of dictionary.com to find the "right" words because every word begins with the next letter in the alphabet.

Basically, it describes how I've been feeling about "my calling" to write. In plain English it says, I was anxious to feel God's calling on my life for my writing to be used by Him. Then, I started to doubt, feeling like the calling may have perhaps been just a burden instead since who knows if that's what He really wants me to do. I feel like I'm waiting and trying to listen to God (being quiet and still). And like most of my other poems, there's a hopeful or inspiring ending. Time seeking after God's truth is never wasted. I hope it makes a bit more since.

***After Beef read my poem he told me I had left a few letters out. I added them in but couldn't seem to find a good word for "X," yet.

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7 comments:

Vader's Mom said...

Wow. That's talent. You just amaze me.

Irritable Mother said...

Shawna, that is really great! And hope is always a good thing with which to end!

VAIL said...

I have been listening, and praying along that same line for a couple years now. I pray I recognize the time when He says "just write already!"
I needed your words "Time seeking after God's truth is never wasted." Amen.

slouching mom said...

I like the line,

"Gradually I just kindle."

I will link this up on my site, thanks!

annie said...

You did a great job, bravo!
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Donetta said...

I understood you without explanation, you were very clear and beautify composed. Lovely thank you for sharing it.

Belinda said...

The poem is clever and descriptive. I'm amazed that you could actually make so much sense by writing a poem this way. I love it!