Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Monday, December 30, 2019

A Poem For Thought

Stop Our Mess

Forcing things to happen causes much anxiety
One can then develop a great amount of stress
This can also greatly affect one’s vitality
Leaving one in a great big mess

For some this becomes their propriety
In making things happen they press
But this can cause much notoriety
Leaving one in great distress

When living life in Christianity
One learns that waiting is a process
Relying on Him improves one’s sanity
Trusting in Him for He will impress

In the fast pace of today’s society
Forcing happenings we can digress
However, the Lord improves our mentality
Wait and trust Him, and stop our mess
   ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: Waiting and trusting in The Lord can sometimes be hard. Especially in our fast paced world we live today. But forcing things to happen can greatly turn out disastrously. Main reason is because that is our timing trying and not His and our timing can become quite messy.  Waiting and trusting in the Lord to move for you is always better than forcing things to happen on our terms or timing. And, while you wait being productive for Him can improve your cause and well-being. 

Monday, December 16, 2019

Poems from Social Media Musings Revisited

These Two Poems, I believe, need revising in honor of the season in tribute to Our Lord God!

From "Social I Not":

God's Best

One looks the worldwide over
For a soulmate that's deemed a must
In giving one's options a once-over
It's God one must learn to trust

For He will lead you to the one
And to one's surprise it will come
For the best to one will match none
Under His guidance two is one to become

Union of the best doesn't always come easy
Especially when one has many to choose
But God is never too busy
One only needs to listen to God's voice 

For the best His to give
To one that is ready to receive
Uniting of God's best for both to live
In God one must learn to trust and believe
©Doris Elaine

Today's Thoughts: If you are alone this Holiday Season, don't loose hope. It's hard when you have no significant other to share the Holidays with, but it's just for a season. In waiting and trusting in the Lord God, He will bring you The Best (His Best) that will be for a lifetime. He's the best match maker in the World; trust in Him. 

From "Not I, But I Am":

Look for the Gold 

In every situation's outcome, Look for the Gold
Rather good or bad the outcome
One must look closer to behold 
The lesson that's due to become
One's lesson in finding the gold

In the outcome of the situation
One's blessing is already foretold
Although blind in the mist of it's duration
The silver lining is in finding the gold

In looking back one needs to behold
That which was destined  for one's good
For the lesson seen can then unfold
Looking past the bad if one would
Placing trust in God above
For with Him one's life is foretold
And comes out of the grace of His love
In situational outcomes, Look for the Gold 
©Doris Elaine

Today's Thoughts: Your situation may not be ideal this Holiday season, but had it not been for the Lord's birth this day we celebrate, we would not have hope of a better situation to come. Enjoy this hope this Holiday season. 

Sunday, December 8, 2019

A Poem for Christmas

This form of poem is Acrostic. It spells out something diagonally on the left side of each line. Here an Acrostic Poem for the season.

Merry Christmas

Merry this day for our king was born
Excitement fills the air in celebration
Receiving and giving gifts becomes airborne
Remembering Him this day brings elation
Yesterdays blessings He has adorn

Christ Jesus to us was born
Holy this day we celebrate
Righteous our linage His as worn
Into His kingdom we await
Salvation to us He has sworn
Today our love to Him we demonstrate
Merry we become in being reborn
As Christians everyday we mandate
Soon to come our king that's greatly adorn 
    ©Doris Elaine

Although, unknown for sure, this is the day we celebrate our creator, savior, friend, OUR KING's birth; Jesus Christ.

A very MERRY CHRISTMAS to all! 

Friday, December 6, 2019

A Poem for Thought

Consciousness Evolution?

Evolution theorist believe we evolved
Yet, can't explain consciousness
So, they try to be absolved
In this miracle of self-consciousness
For evolutionist, this unsolved
Awareness of self is not unconsciousness
As for consciousness we have resolved

We are aware our surroundings consciously
This can not be from nothing
As evolutionist claim anxiously
Trying to make evolution a thing
Even so, this thought subconsciously
Gives the idea of a miracle it's offspring
And, gives way to truth unconsciously
Where consciousness from God did spring
     ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: There are many human attributes that science can not explain; consciousness being one. If we evolved from matter, then where did the first matter come from? This too, something evolutionist avoid in answering because they can't explain. Avoidance is their answer to the miracles of life that's given from God above. Just being able to consciously think about this is a miracle that matter did not create. Think about it!!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

A Poem for Thought

The Skill and Strength of Love

Truth be told, this world money talks
People are taught this from young
Raised under this skill, love soon walks
To one, love of money is then sung

Where one is given the skill of struggle
In survival, one is taught strong
For love of money, there no juggle
In the skill of survival, love there last long

Let the skill of money fell one this world
How fast one soon forgets how to love
For then a struggle is then hurled
And love then becomes void of

Just because of money, one cannot give
What one can teach, the skill of love
Then when money fells, one soon can forgive
One gave the strength of love, that to be proud of!
    ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: For all the struggling parents, rather single or coupled, just because you may not be able to give much this year in this holiday season, don't get depressed because you are giving more then this world can. So many parents that can give, give , give to their children are giving in material things and forgetting to give the most valuable thing one can give; that's True Love, not the love of money. Parents that struggle to raise their children, the children may not see it now, but once grown, believe me, they will come to you and let you know thank you for the strength of your Love. They will know how strong you truly are and will give back to you the Love you gave in recognition and gratitude for your strength and the skill of love you taught them. Not in praising you for what you could have or not provided for them. Pat yourself on the back, you are giving more in the skill and strength of Love than the love of money ever can; unconditional Love. Know, Jesus loves unconditionally!! 

Sunday, November 24, 2019

A Thanksgiving Poem

This form is Acrostic. It spells out something diagonally on the left side of each line. Here an Acrostic Poem for the season. 

Thanksgiving, The Way

Thankful for the life I live
Happy to have another day
Anxious for nothing as I thrive
Noting the blessings here to stay
Kindness being that to give
Sympathy for us to display
Grateful I learned to forgive
In making this day, thanks a way
Victory in knowing can survive
Inviting others without delay
Noting the thanks this day to give
Giving in blessings, because that's the way
    ©Doris Elaine

In giving thanks. don't forget to also give! And, giving doesn’t always mean material giving!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

A Poem for Thought

Consequences of Worldly Conformity!

Its all about giving face to draw attention
Or maybe following others in universality
To oneself this demeanor then their extension
Others delight when one partakes their enormity
Although, inside the spirit develops apprehension
As one fakes the delight in this self-deformity
For one's spirit rises in this awkward dissension
As in the world one did give-in to this uniformity
For as one partakes of worldly things to draw attention
One suffers in the consequences of worldly conformity!
    ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: It is easy to follow the ideas of others of how one is supposed to be in this world; especially when its attention one seeks. But, to do so can additionally have suffering consequences to one's soul when one knows it is not right, nor their way of being as a Christian. The Bible says "Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world-the lust of flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-is not of the father but is of the world" (1 John 15-16, NKJV). Christians are to be in the world; but, not of the world. When one is of the world out of trying to fit in, one's soul suffers. Please read, 1 Peter 2:11. 

Sunday, November 17, 2019

A Re-post Poem

Prays for Our Nation’s Leaders in Command

For our nation’s leaders in command
We only and must have prayed
As Christians it has been planned
No matter how much they erred

Into pray one then is teared
For if we really must stand
It’s praying that is made cleared
For our nation’s leaders in command

One must obey and bares
As has been declared
To give leaders what is theirs
No matter how much they erred

With God we never feared
Speaking to Him in making our stand
Our place now given not afraid
For our nation’s leaders in command

To live in this nation God command
As citizens to our leaders we adhered
To their protecting civil command
No matter how much they erred

As God finds you to have prayed
That to be where you made your stand
No matter how much they erred
For our nation’s leaders in command
   ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: We must and can only pray for our nation’s leaders no matter who they are or where we are. Remembering, God is in charge, He made the nations and established them; Acts 17:26. Our creator of all things will take care of them in His own time and way. We are to pray for our civil governance and respect them for their protection and security. Christians are to do our best, to be subjective and seek peace with our government; 1 Timothy 2: 1-2. Even Jesus obeyed civil governance, not breaking not one rule of, the then, civil governance; no not even upon being arrested and led to the cross, all the way until His death. Him and His disciples even paid taxes as was commanded; Matthew 22: 17-21, Romans 13: 5-7. However, we are to stand on God’s given governance of morality and our freedom to pray and worship to our Heavenly KING. We pray!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

A Poem for Thought

Stop Complaining And Try Moving Forward

Sometimes life can have one bothered
One cries and complains in these times
Stop complaining and try moving forward

Complaints can only bring disorder
As people makes this as lifetimes
Because sometimes life has some bothered

When others complain, move onward
Leaving that displeasure as their pastimes
As you, stop complaining and try moving forward

Stress complaining causes, does carry forward
If allowed in your life as its primes
As sometimes life can have one bothered

Making one grouchy, that's straightforward
As life does have its challenges sometimes
Just, stop complaining and try moving forward

When one complains, it generates toward
Disappointments in life as oftentimes
As sometimes life can have one bothered
Stop complaining and try moving forward
   ©Doris Elaine

 1 Corinthians 10:9-10 "nor let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and where destroyed by serpents; nor complain, as some of them also complained, and where destroyed by the destroyer." (NKJV).
Philippians 2:14-15 "Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the mist of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world," (NKJV).

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Songs of Old with great meaning!

Here are two of John Denver songs that I believe have great meaning to Christianity and Poems. They are old, but still hold great meaning. He was, what I think, one of genuinely greatest down to earth song writer musician. As they are old, excuse the graphics, but, please listen to the words. 

Please watch as they touched my heart!



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Monday, October 14, 2019

A Poem for Thought

Understanding: Embracing Being Poor

Experiencing something hard can bring understanding
Where your spirit can be truly tested
Being poor, hard to embrace notwithstanding

This condition mentally and physically demanding
Where stress did rise; however, was rested
Experiencing something hard can bring understanding

In struggling, life can leave you standing
Where understanding is then digested
Being poor, hard to embrace notwithstanding

The fact you made it through is outstanding
Where your knowledge was infested
Experiencing something hard can bring understanding

As this condition becomes longstanding
Where experience then is congested
Being poor, hard to embrace notwithstanding

Your life now you embrace expanding
Where your spirit was invested
Experiencing something hard can bring understanding
Being poor, hard to embrace notwithstanding
   ©Doris Elaine

Thursday, October 3, 2019

My Old Published Poem-2005

This poem of mine was published in 2005 in a literary poetry book; which, as of 2018 the organization  no longer exist or mutated into a larger organization/company. Here the poem and the accompanying  profile. Notice: My early poems did not rhyme much or not at all. I learned throughout my years of writing poems, that I love to write rhyming poems. But, content still exist.

Don't Eliminate Me!

Don't look at what I have been,
But what I am!
Don't hold me back because of my mistakes,
But let me excel because of my skills!
Don't look at my failures,
But look at my accomplishments!
Don't look at my past,
But look at my future!
Don't eliminate me because I'm not perfect,
Because neither are you!

Authors Profile: I wrote this poem as a reflection for all of us whom at some point in their lives had made a wrong choice; and that wrong choice changed our lives forever. My poem is a plead to everyone to remember our miscalculations when we see others who deserve a chance to recovery from their oversight.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Humorous Poetry, Good For The Soul

Here is a good article with tips on writing funny poetry. Although, had not thought about writing humorous poetry, I've learned in writing them, or in my case trying to write them, it helps my soul navigate through challenges in my life. If you need a little humorous expression in your life, please read article below. Not good at humorous poetry, but have tried. How about you?


by  Poetry Power 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Poem For Thought!

Disconnect To Connect

Did you respond to my post?
Is there a new text in last half hour?
Should I have smileys the most?
Can I connect to gain power?
On social media can I boast?
Now can I connect on my browser?
Nitwit, is it your posted picture I roast?
Eager, where are profiles I can devour?
Connecting, who likes me innermost?
To who on social media can I make sour?

Today technology is coast-to-coast.
Only face-to-face one cannot cower.

Connecting face-to-face one is truly seen most!
Only then can one develop willpower!
Nothing hidden when one is close!
Not to mention, together it can flower!
Elevating the relationship, the most!
Connecting in person better by the hour!
To where one can give true love as host!
   ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: Sometimes it so easy to get so wrapped in technology, in particular, the social media that we forget to pay attention to important events and people in our presence. Seems its always better and has more a longevity in relationships when face-to-face.  

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Christianity & Poetry

This article reflects on Biblical poetry and the importance of it's truth in the Bible. Additional, shows the importance of poetry's inspiration in Christianity.  Please Read!


by spckpublishing.co.uk.

Monday, September 2, 2019

A Poem for Thought!

All I Knew Was It Hurts!

The pain starts deep inside
Crushing your heart as it diverts
Now seeing nothing as you complied
All you know is it hurts!

The not knowing what's implied
When seeking God one exerts
Praying to Him as your guide
All you know is it hurts!

He comforts you as you cried
Giving to you joy He inserts
Pain that was, now gone inside
All you knew was it hurts!
   ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: Sometimes its hard to see where the Lord is leading one and the not knowing can cause pain deep inside. But, the journey can also be amazingly wonderful even when not knowing where the journey leads. Sometimes only knowing the Lord and trusting His guidance is all you need. Joy comes out of the pain of not knowing when one puts there faith in the Lord in trusting Him with your life. 
Proverbs 3: 5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding: In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths"  (NKJV). 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

A Quote for Thought!

Not Just A Uniform

Working in customer service
One isn't just a uniform
But some still give them lip service
Acting as if one is supposed to conform
Treating one with great disservice
Just because it seems the norm
Working these days in customer service
One is not just a uniform
   ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: It's sad, but true, seems people do not know how to treat anyone properly in the public no more; especially towards one working in customer service. Most times all people see with one in customer service is a uniform in this-me, right now-society. What happened to "You shall love your neighbor as yourself" (Matthew 22:39-NKJV). Makes one wonder does society hate itself  or do most people in society hate themselves!!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

A Poem for Thought!

How Our Forefathers Founded Our Nation

How our forefathers founded our nation
For the United States to grow assuming
Rules in place according to creation
Giving proclamations to function God Ruling

To make this a nation 
Battles played upon it's initial duration
Giving God a place of ruling
How our forefathers founded our nation

Understanding with religion comes causation

Proclaimed God to be in our schooling
Knowing the young our future in duration
Giving proclamations to function God Ruling

But, the heads of our nation now 
That God be our focus as was dictated
In growth, our nation now failing this ruling
How our forefathers founded our nation

Being a God fearing nation not a citation

But, leaders no longer agreeing to this fueling
As a must to our growth as a nation
Giving proclamations to function God Ruling

A nation now ruling under castration

In elimination of our forefathers founding rules 
How our forefathers founded our nation
Giving proclamations to function God Ruling
   ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: The United States was founded under many proclamations to be a God fearing nation. To teach our children of Christianity; which, no longer is an objective. And, people wonder why our nation has such a high crime rate. Why, so many things are going wrong in our United States of America. You rarely hear our leaders even speak of Christianity or the fear of God. Where did it all go wrong? Perhaps, it was when our focus changed to ourselves rather than God! Even our forefathers knew the importance of this proclamation.

Please read the following article; as this article shows how many of the signers of the Declaration of Independence felt about Christianity and The Bible. If you want to investigate further you will see that many proclamations of our forefathers announced the importance of Christianity and The United States to be a God fearing nation; which, our nation seems to have forgotten. No wonder we are where we are today!

A Few Declarations of Founding Fathers and Early Statesmen on Jesus, Christianity, and the Bible by https://wallbuilders.com/ See article below!


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

A Poem For Thought!

Moving to Stay Strong

Human bodies were made to move
Moving helps keep us strong
For moving our strength does improve

Aches and pains of joints does remove
We then sing out in a song
Human bodies were made to move

Sometimes hard to get in the grove
When days are made to be long
For moving our strength does improve

God gave us this body in approve
What He gives us is not wrong
Human bodies were made to move

He does not need to prove
Moving necessary all lifelong
For moving our strength does improve

When we don't move we disapprove
Of what God gave us to be strong
Human bodies were made to move
For moving our strength does improve
   ©Doris Elaine

Monday, July 1, 2019

A Quote For Thought!

"Be Yourself, Because Everyone Else Is Taken"

Don't apologize for being yourself
Trying to be someone else, you are mistaken
Individuality makes one unique to oneself
Because everyone else is taken!
   ©Doris Elaine
Each person has their own uniqueness and qualities. Be and Love who you are!!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

A Poem For Thought

Courage That Day

Having courage to do what’s right
Isn’t easy in our world today
Even when trying with all your might
Situations seem to make you stray
In these times, sometimes best be quite
Then ask His strength as you pray
Your words He can then make right
Courage then becomes yours that day 🐅
   ©Doris Elaine

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Thank you all, This Poem For You

This Poem For You ❤️

Sometimes people can greatly surprise you
For the kindness given that is immense
In making one feel brand new
Due the thoughts that where dispense

It definitely gives one a clue
For an introvert, where social is intense
Unfamiliar emotions therefore grew
Giving applaud to the suspense

Greatly appreciating those that knew
For me, I knew not whence
The love that brought me through
Y’all gave to me without pretense

Smiling, thank you for love that spew
And thoughtfulness that was dispense
In dedication, This Poem For You
For giving me your love immense

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Writing Thoughts!: What Drives Your Writing?

Remember: In your writing, no matter the form, style, or platform, to always be driven by your message. Otherwise, you don't have a message! Doris Elaine

Whats Your Message?

My Message is to encourage others to pursue the Love of Jesus Christ in seeking True Love. 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

A Poem for Thought

Money Shouldn't Break Morals

Your money, although appealing
I will not break my moral standards
It only generates a bad feeling

Assuming I will bend to your dealing
Has only caused me to be angered
Your money, although appealing

The offer holds unwanted kneeling
In trying to break my moral standards
It only generates a bad feeling

How can you be so unfeeling
Assuming your money changes my answer
Your money, although appealing

To your personal desires revealing
I answered No, due my moral standards
Your money, although appealing
It only generates a bad feeling
   ©Doris Elaine
Breaking The Rules!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Magazine Special Feature

Hi Guys,

Am so excited, Realistic Poetry International is giving me a Special Feature in their magazine The Valiant. Currently the magazine is on pre-sale (discounted) to be released on June 15. Please check it out by going to site look under their magazines for the latest "The Valiant" issue. Thank you Realistic Poetry for your consideration and my appearance in your fantastic magazine! So Exciting!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Book Reviews


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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Breaking the Rules Comment

Hello Guys

You know, I love reading and writing poetry. Although am a learned graduate with a double B.A. and half a Masters, my study major was not English, nor Creative Writing, nor any kind of Poetry study. However, English has been my favorite subject since I've been able to read and write. My college experience-later in life-did include writing several essays. Including, a 25 and 40 page existing essays where I scored “A's”. My essay's basically raised my grade to “A+ to B's”. I always-clearly every time- received an “A” on my essays, even the off-topic ones (few). Thus, I knew and know I can write interestingly enough to receive an “A”; to me, that means something. This prompted me to write poetry again. You see, I used to write poetry often, but prior to my blog and the publishing of my Chapbooks I had only written them on occasion, until about the last 2-3 years now writing them pretty steady. When an acquaintance read my poetry she told me they are really good, that I need to put them in a book and after having a very emotional experience on Social Media; thus, my published books on Amazon. Writing poetry now pretty often and have learned I like writing rhyming poetry. But, additionally, have learned there is more to writing poetry than just rhyming. Honestly guys, my A-V Forms project helped me see this. Have also learned, my passion in writing is with poetry. Am currently working on fourth Chapbook/book of poetry to be published 1-2 years from now. In the meantime, have decided to study and learn more about the forms and terms of poetry. I once read that poetry can be fun; it can be lovely, pretty, funny, erotic, satiric, depressing.....; basically, every and anything a human can be. Sorry guys, don't remember where I read that as was a while ago. I wholly believe that breaking the standard rules of poetry forms is okay; after all we are human, that's what we do, right! Also, who created the forms and style like the Shakespearean form/style, other than Shakespeare himself? Point here being, everyone has their own likes and way of writing poetry to create their own individual style; with, so many possibilities, it can be mind blowing to think about. Me, I like rhyming and will always be a rhyming poet, no matter the form, even if I have to break a few poetry writing rules. To me it's the message in the poem that matters most or more so than sticking to the poetry form rules; however, that's the human in me talking. Okay, lets learn and get going to becoming your own creator of poetry form/style and Let's Break Some Rules!

Peace-Doris Elaine

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Just A Poem For Thought

I wrote this poem May 11, 2019 in thought of how temporary our life here and the joy of knowing life exist after life here.
This poem being a form of Villanelle, however, line length requirement of 8-10 syllables does not apply here. But, notice rhyming does!

I'm Just A Visitor Here

Am here as a sightseer
Placed where I don't belong
I'm just a visitor here

However, this place I do endear
But, know I want be here long
Am here as a sightseer

Not long before I disappear
Must learn to be strong
I'm just a visitor here

To me it's perfectly clear
Temporary in thoughts not wrong
Am here as a sightseer

However, this place I need not fear
For God is by my side all lifelong
I'm just a visitor here

To Him I will return with cheer
Where I sing my joy in a song
Am here as a sightseer
I'm just a visitor here
©Doris Elaine

Breaking The Rules!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Published Poem Books exerts: Social I, Not & Not I, But I Am

Social I, Not

Lying In Wait

It came to me as a storm
Leaving me greatly transformed
I know not where to turn
This thing I had never felt
Was something that made me melt
Tore a whole deep in my heart
That hurt when threatened to depart
Now time goes by as I lay in wait
Hoping time would again open the gate
To let this storm that left me transformed
In once again so my heart would be warmed!

Not I, But I Am

What You Gave Me

The Journey presented hard for me
but the result did improve.
What once was my reality;
now resulting in my approve.
In becoming my actuality
what you gave me did remove
found weakness I can now agree;
was my heart that couldn't move.
Realizing this I wanted to flee,
but instead, now given a reprove.
My place I now stand in glee,
for what you gave to me,
a heart that knows how to bleed.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Poem for Thought

Another Poem for Thought!

I Was Yours From The Start

You made it crystal clear to me
Came early in setting me apart
In this world I wasn't meant to be
Underdeveloped lungs, destined to depart

Being number four of six, my decree
Born elsewhere from them, was my start
Rare as a lefty, most would agree
As some would say this sets me apart

Four life threatening accidents, I thank thee
For in your care I did not depart
With you I was destined to be
In this world Lord, I was yours from the start
©Doris Elaine

Thursday, January 24, 2019

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Just a Poem of Thought

Just a Poem of Thought

Their Path, Not My Design

In this world, we have a path
Where some are different than mine
Creating a path that leads to wrath
Where being there for them, it's fine

However, for me the feel of warpath
Where being there was not my design
And seeing this a thought aftermath
For giving to my path a sign
That leads to a different footpath
In following them I must decline
The path that leads to a bloodbath

Where there I am no where near fine
As in going down their path
For their path was not my design
Where their's is different than mine
   ©Doris Elaine