Friday, February 26, 2021

New "Words of Inspiration" Poem

  What Could Have Been


A lie told out of fear had been done
In Egypt beauty's reaction; death's door
Without realizing what could have been

Abram's concern of self he didn't ignore
Because of Sari's beauty he feared his demise
As deceitfulness then did pour

For to this lie him granted supplies
Sari's beauty the Egyptians did like
In this generosity, no surprise

But when found out ordered to take a hike
Although gain in supplies not the intent
His lie left in his spirit a strike

As his chance to testify was spent
Fear of his life and not in God he trust
Was then greatly lost in this event

As due his concern he did mistrust
A lie told out of fear had been done
If only to God his fears entrust
He would have realized what could have been
   ©Doris Elaine

Inspiration: Book of Genesis, Chapter 12:11-20. Key Verses 11-13 "And it came to pass, when he was close to entering Egypt, that he said to his wife Sari, "Indeed I know that you are a women of beautiful countenance. Therefore it will happen, when the Egyptians see you, that they will say, "This is his wife'; and they will kill me, but they will let you live. Please say you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that I may live because of you" (NKJV). And Verses 15-16 "The princes of Pharaoh saw her and commended her to Pharaoh. And the women was taken to Pharaoh's house. He treated Abram well for her sake. He had sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male and female servants, female donkeys, and camels" (NKJV). And Verses 18-20 "And Pharaoh called Abram and said "What is this you have done to me? Why did you tell me that she was your wife? Why did you say. She is my sister? I might have taken her as my wife. Now there fore, here is your wife; take her and go away." So Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him; and they sent him away, with his wife and all he had" (NKJV). 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

A Poem for Thought

 May or may not be in book; not sure yet!


Transparency: A Virtue


Pretenders hide their goal to hurt you
Where some pretend to be what they are not
But true transparency is a virtue

So many play games; their purpose sought
Deception being a tool in winning
Until it seen through and one is caught

Relationship lost; the one is grinning
Walking away with no hurt feelings
For the game was theirs from the beginning

While the other spends time in healings
For as was thought this one was real
Time in recovery from the bad dealings

Hope in finding one that is the real deal
Remaining real to self and others to see
For real you've been to one's appeal

When real to self morals become key
Though pretenders hide their goal to hurt you
Your ethics keep as you do agree
True transparency becomes a virtue
      ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: Today moral and ethical standards in presentation of one's self is becoming more and more rare. Especially with Social Media making deception possible. Read meaning to Virtue according to Merriam-Webster dictionary at https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/virtue.  and meaning to Transparency at https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transparency. When told by your boss you are the most honest, genuine, and transparent person at your job and that others can learn from you says a great deal about your presentation of self. But, what is crazy is when all you are doing is being yourself. Makes one wonder where did being your self in being transparent stop being the norm. And, in doing so, one having to become cautious of others. Good to always be yourself, no matter what the dealing is with another because today transparency is a virtue. 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

A little advice

 Looking back over some of my poetry I noticed in writing them, if I was stressed it showed in the poetry. I do enjoy very much writing and sharing poems. And yes sometimes it is a challenge, but a challenge I enjoy. However, if you don’t want your aggravation to show in your poems then I would advise not to write them when your stressed. In this, however, I guess it depends on what you are expressing in the poem. Just saying!

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

What is Poetry?

Due the sensitive subject matter of my current Poetry Book project (Words of Inspiration-Genesis) have decided to try to express what poetry is and my objective in deciding to write poem books while reading through the Bible. For me, it's strictly all about inspirational expression, thought, and spiritual engagement!

First, although there isn't a definitive determination to define what is poetry, and thou over time poetry has changed-somewhat-and linguistic fragmentation has been given to poetry, it remains as an artful and mindful expression to/from/for thought. Drawing from Wikipedia, poetry.org gives a reasonable conclusion to what is poetry:

"Poetry (ancient Greek: ποιεω (poieo) = I create) is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. It consist of oral or literary works in which language is used in a manner that is felt by its user and audience to differ from ordinary prose. 

It may use condensed or compressed form to convey emotion or ideas to the reader's or listener's mind or ear; it may also use devices such as assonance and repetition to achieve musical or incantatory effects. Poems frequently rely for their effect on imagery, word association, and the musical qualities of the language used. The interactive layering of all these effects to generate meaning is what marks poetry.

Because of its nature of emphasising linguistic form rather than using language purely for its content, poetry is notoriously difficult to translate from one language into another; a possible exception to this might be the Hebrew Psalms, where the beauty is found more in the balance of ideas than in specific vocabulary. In most poetry, it is the connotations and the "baggage" that words carry (the weight of words) that are most important. These shades and nuances of meaning can be difficult to interpret and can cause different readers to "hear" a particular piece of poetry differently. While there are reasonable interpretations, there can never be a definite interpretation" (2005, poetry.org. What is poetry,  ¶ 1-3, http://www.poetry.org/whatis.htm). 

Secondly, My current book project (Words of Inspiration-Genesis) is not to be taken as a study guide to the Bible or anything of the sort. Although, I do study God's Word and are partaking of an extensive Bible study course, am in no way a theologian, pastor, nor fluent in it's text or/and meaning. Simply am a Christian inspired by the word of God and eager to learn His Word. Thus, my objective to this book project and preceding Words of Inspiration poem books is to express this inspiration. I encourage others to read and study the Bible, God's Word in drawing near to God and our Lord Jesus Christ in finding the truth for yourself.   

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

A Poem for Thought

What Am I Learning


Looking what I'm learning, It's discerning
For something's are not needed for me
Asking myself, what am I learning

I wonder to what this learning concerning
For what this learning brought I see
Looking what I'm learning, It's discerning

Refuse criminality for earning
For behind bars I will not be
Asking myself, what am I learning

Caring to learn my spiritual need
I will not allow force beyond this
Avoiding my learning of greed

As to social the world reflects as bliss
For friends of many, I only need few
To media drama brings learning amiss

My time in learning to this I knew
Looking what I'm learning, It's discerning
For my spirit to this does give a clue
Asking myself, what am I learning
      ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: While experience does equal learning; does that mean, we have to experience everything this world offers or what everyone else is experiencing? Such as criminality in ripping people off. Is this experience really a learning necessity or simply a way of getting ahead in a very wrongful manner. And Social Media where it seems to be a learning experience of drama to how many friends one has and/or the drama centered around these friends; A worldly experience of this kind I care not for, as I only need a few real friends. And there are many other worldly experience people partake in simple because everyone else is doing it. As maturing Christians we learn what to discern as necessary experience in asking what am I learning! 


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

New "Words of Inspiration" Poem

Identity of Self is The Lords


For he was told to sever his cords
To leave security and familiar place
Where identity of self is the Lords

He moved to where the Lord affords
Leaving inheritance to be displace
For he was told to sever his cords

God gave promise to this awards
Many descendants and land to embrace
Where identity of self is the Lords

His connection to God, filling this void
As the only deity he would need
Cultural traditions he did avoid

For with this separation he is freed
And given in leadership a nation
A promise in obedience God decreed 

All the earth blessed in this migration
For he was told to sever his cords
Having faith in the Lord for duration
Where identity of self is the Lords
   ©Doris Elaine

Inspiration: Book of Genesis, Chapter 12:1-9. Key Verses 1-3 "Now the Lord had said to Abram; "Get out of your country, From your family And your father's house, To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those that bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed" (NKJV). Verse 7 "Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, "To your descendants I will give this land" (NKJV). 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

"Words of Inspiration" Poem

God Did Bless


From His thoughts He worked a place for us
In six days Heaven and Earth created
On the seventh day to this God did bless

Day one, light gave to day and night dictated
Sky rose as waters divided, day two
Day three, sea & land and grass & seed allocated

To this setting how splendid the view
Now everything in place for life to thrive
As God saw, this was good, He knew

Day four, the sun, the moon, and stars arrive
Giving us days, weeks, months, and years
Creatures of the sea and air, day five

Day six, the rest of life appears
Every living land dweller created
Man made in His image as He prefers

With man in mind this world He designated
From His thoughts He worked a place for us
In six days His thoughtfulness cultivated 
On the seventh day to this God did bless
   ©Doris Elaine

Inspiration: Book of Genesis, Chapter 1. Key Verses 3-29.  Chapter 2 Key Verses 1-3 "Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made" (NKJV)

Thursday, January 7, 2021

New "Words of Inspiration" Poem

 Fallen Countenance


The first crime against man became unveiled
Man's being declined to that unacceptable
As anger rose when Cain's countenance failed

From the ground Abel's blood wailed
For to this God was perceptible
The first crime against man became unveiled

Denial of his sacrifice, his heart detailed
Resentment gave to hate susceptible
As anger rose when Cain's countenance failed

Warned the sin of anger, it still prevailed
As jealousy took hold expressible
The first crime against man became unveiled

To this the results, a life curtailed
For him the punishment imperceptible
As anger rose when Cain's countenance failed

Denial of offering, action assailed
When to Cain this not acceptable
The first crime against man became unveiled
As anger rose when Cain's countenance failed
   ©Doris Elaine

Inspiration: Book of Genesis, Chapter 4. Key Verses 3-5 "And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry and his countenance fell" (NKJV). Verse 7-8 "If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it. Now Cain talked with Abel his brother, and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him" (NKJV). Verse 10-11 "And He said, what have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground. So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened it mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand" (NKJV).