Wednesday, March 17, 2021

A Poem of Thanks

 You Put a Smile on My Face, Thank you


Was a feeling that was gave in grace
As you touched my heart with your awesome love
You gave me joy with a smile on my face

You lifted me high above this place
Made me want to fly like a dove
Was a feeling that was gave in grace

As I greatly felt your warm embrace
That came down from the great above
You gave me joy with a smile on my face

Was uncontrollable that made me drunk
As the laughter enveloped me non-stop
Still wobbly after the lift shrunk

Then back to reality my spirit did drop
As the after effect left me aglow
Your touch to me no human can top

This was from you my Lord, I know
Was a feeling that was gave in grace
I thank you Lord as your love does show
You gave me joy with a smile on my face
       ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: If you have ever been touched by God then you would know His touch well. He does touch us in ways a human never can. And His touch exceeds everything and leaves you knowing He cares and loves you. I greatly thank Him for this as it is given in grace. What is so awesome is He seems to give it to you when you need it most. His touch leaves a smile on you face!

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Another Poem for Thought

 Comes at a Cost


When it seems to you something was lost
This thing you held onto that made you, you
Spiritual maturity comes at a cost

In faith you gave it not to be tossed
Precious to you as others had no clue
When it seems to you something was lost

Expectancy to exclusivity crossed
To this where one's being greatly grew
Spiritual maturity comes at a cost

No promises made to your being was made
Thou hard when that part of you did exist
Harder to move past when to this it fade

Your spirit then only wants it missed
Into prayer your soul does beckon
Where this part of you the Lord has kissed

Making you no less to Him or second
When it seems to you something was lost
Moving on to say to self I reckon
As spiritual maturity comes at a cost
      ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: Sometimes we hold onto a part of us that prevents us from spiritually growing. As we have engrained into our own thoughts that part of us is what makes us righteous in God's eyes and acceptable to others. When that part of us may just need to be trimmed off in order to mature in becoming the Christian He wants us to be. We must not think ourselves so righteous that we place ourselves on a thrown; expecting to be treated as a kings or queens by others in holding onto a part of us that we may only see as precious. Although it seems like loosing a precious piece of yourself, the reward in spiritual growth may well exceed this cost because sometimes spiritual maturity comes at a cost.  

A Poem of Thought

 Real Too Intense for Some


When giving to where one's real does come
For some to this hard to believe is true
Discovery of real too intense for some

To many a game in play to welcome
The few of real that never knew
When giving to where one's real does come

Excitement fuels their game of where they're from
That fizzles when to real it grew
Discovery of real too intense for some

Seen as boring when the game's not played
In sticking to one's faith to this one's way
When to real the foundation was laid

Standing firm to one's realness hard today
Because some see this too intense to deal
In silence one becomes known to their way

Their hearts are closed to that to feel
When giving to where one's real does come
One then does relax in God for zeal
Discovery of real too intense for some
      ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: Many people play games these days in portraying un-realness because being real seems too intense for them. Many of these people get bored with real as they themselves would rather play than be real to the other. Of course real is intense because it's not fake nor a game in play. Am believing it takes a real man or women to recognize and appreciate one that is real. And takes one that is real in dealing with the intensity of real. In being real if you find yourself being denied or cast aside, don't sweat it, just continue to be real to yourself and in God's eyes. Sooner or later one will come along that appreciates the intensity of your realness because in a world of fake or pretend real can be too intense for some. 

Saturday, March 13, 2021

A Poem for Thought

 Real Dreams Come True


People give false dreams of no clue
Because the fantasy seems so real 
Where as God gives real dreams that come true

A fantasy given one that grew
For the one its there for a time to feel
As people give false dreams of no clue

Theirs's be a story of one they knew
Captured dreams made as a real deal
Where as God gives real dreams that come true

For what is shown seems an answered pray
Hard to believe as hope becomes its fate
Prayer continues for answers one day

Belief grows faith which it create
The wait gives way to a dream of vision
Where one draws near to that does await

Rather given in be one's decision
As people give false dreams of no clue
But with Him awaits one's fate envision
As God gives real dreams that do come true
      ©Doris Elaine

ThoughtsSimple: It can be hard to know if one is feeding you a false hope and dream when to one's own dreams and hopes that have been prayed for and long waited seems to be radiating through what is being presented to you through the situation with this person. One thing I have learned is rather it be a false dream or the real deal being presented in the situation its best to stick to your faith in the Lord to see you through and know if the dream being presented is from God it will come true. To keep your faith in Him that He will give light to its validity as God gives real dreams that do come true. 

Sunday, March 7, 2021

A Poem for Thought

 Three Years to Embody True Love


Though instant is His love from above
For us humans here it may take longer
Jesus here three years to embody true love

Quickly it fades; fly's away as a dove
Given as fake to the purpose of conjure
Though instant is His love from above

Attention given out of self love
In hope of instant thought to stronger
Jesus here three years to embody true love

Although hard in acquiring it takes time
When developing that so sacred
When given this to thought in making prime

In today's world the wait seems dated
As it moves ever so lightening fast
Then to this fake love becomes fated

Time it takes to develop in contrast
Though instant is His love from above
Fake love to Hs love never will outlast
Jesus here three years to embody true love
      ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: This world moves so fast that people fall in and out of love at the drop of a hat and that's not true love. Although it does take time in acquiring true love is made to outlast this world. So many people think or act on giving attention as that of being true love; especially on Social Media. Sorry to burst people's bubble, but giving and receiving attention does not make true love. Sure it enhances people's relationship, but attention alone is not real love. So many lonely people use the Social Media for that purpose out of loneliness and so many are deceived when this happens. Sure and most definitely God's love is instant. He is a supernatural being where this is possible; we are not. And besides right now we live in this world not our final destination in the supernatural place He has for us. Thus human love being faulty takes time in this world where Jesus took three years here to embody true love. 

Saturday, March 6, 2021

A Poem for Thought

  True Friendship


In a tech savvy world promise is endless
But its time that makes the difference
When it comes to making a true friendship

An instance look becomes the connection
Attraction being that of reverence
In a tech savvy world promise is endless

Then words flow that makes it precious
As the connection becomes one's preference
When it comes to making a true friendship

However, still not sure as time does slow
And excitement enters the picture
Where true friendship becomes a lasting flow

Hope then sets in place as its structure
For in this connection friendship's potential
Where beyond attraction becomes richer

Time has a place that's deferential 
In a tech savvy world promise is endless
Where patience becomes essential
When it comes to making a true friendship
      ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: In a world of instant it can become hard in making a true friendship as true friendship can sometimes take time. These days it seems we have to do a great deal of reading between the lines when connecting on Social Media in making a true friend. Talking with others is great, but its only words and words any one can say and can say anything; that's where reading between the lines becomes necessary in making a true friendship. Most times, I guess, one should just be true to yourself and over time pray the other person is being true in making a true friendship. 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

A Poem for Thought

 Opposites Attract


Makes reasonable why one makes contact
For the interaction balances for each
As in this world opposites attract

The relationship is not lacked
As sometimes it can become a reach
Makes reasonable why one makes contact

Where one is lacking the other intact
Making the relationship as peach
As in this world opposites attract

One shy sometimes draws to one outgoing
Keeping the social spirit in balance
Allowing both room in growing

For instance: sin of the Lord is absence
Yet to sinners His attraction be
An attraction that gives life a rebalance

Seems the Lord to this He did foresee
Makes reasonable why one makes contact
For our sinful souls with Him are set free
As in this world opposites attract
      ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: Makes since why opposites attract in this world as seems that to be from the beginning. As the Lord's attraction to sinners is clear and that be His purpose; among many purposes. Perhaps one's purpose is to help the next being with where that being is lacking you are experienced; to help each other. Although many don't see it that way. Just how boring and un-useful would this world be if we where all alike. As some try to have relationships where the two are exactly alike or share exact interest and many times these relationships end up not working. Don't take me wrong, its good to have some of the same interest, really depending; but how much better in helping each other through this life if the relationship includes some opposite attraction. As from the beginning, with the Lord, in this world opposites attract.  


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!