Posts tagged ‘inspirational’

October 26, 2022

#197 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Poetry =

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February 21, 2018

#197 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Poetry =

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September 22, 2017


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

They say
I have a way
with words 

I am honored
by the thought
but sincerely
doubt it,

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December 13, 2016

There Isn’t Time

by markfahmy


I hope you realise before it’s already too late.. that there isn’t time.

There isn’t time for you to feel worthless,
There isn’t time for you to feel sorry for yourself,

There isn’t time to sink into the waters of the past,
There isn’t time to recount the failures of yesterday,
There isn’t time to dwell on relationships that didn’t last,
There isn’t time to repress the words you always wanted to say..

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June 5, 2016

As You Go Through Your Worst

by markfahmy

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As you go through your worst of the worst,
I want you to know, someone has been through it and out before

someone has felt this pain of heart before,
someone has grown this hopeless before,
someone has thought he’d lost it all before,

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June 3, 2016


by helenmidgley

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February 27, 2016

~ Your Shinning Star

by A. L. O'Prunty

~ Your Shinning Star
I carried a pocket full of dreams

Some slipped through faltered seams

But still I carried on, permanent failure

Was not an option:

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January 30, 2016

Sunrise, Sunset

by 50djohnson

                          photo by Debbie

Blood moon and solar eclipse day on 1640 077

Sunrise and sunset the most beautiful and glorious time of the day, writes colorful expressions of God’s love for us. Music is to the soul what the sunset is to the day, indescribable expressions spoken entirely without words.

Music, life’s sunset God paints across my soul,

Singing clouds of glory making my life whole.

Colors ever-changing strumming melodies divine

Bringing memories forgotten back to present time.

Indescribable expressions spoken entirely without words

Glorious harmonies, like none we’ve ever heard.

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April 14, 2015

~ Try, Again

by A. L. O'Prunty

You fell

Scrapped your knees

The wheels kept turning

On those sidewalk skates

As if to say, “try again”…

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January 3, 2015

haiku: anchor

by Elizabeth

keeping us grounded
tiny moments are anchor
in this rounded world

December 31, 2014


by Elizabeth

one mistake can change a lifetime

nothing can bring back time

time capsule would be just fine

go back and don’t come back

take another turn and shine


October 28, 2014

Chase The Light

by Seafarrwide


Only a tunnel of light streaming through each day

For those unaware of life’s full beauty, they can’t begin to play

Just as the Day will kiss the night the dark will chase the light

It’s a choice that’s up to you to open your mind wide

To see outside the space the colours are sublime

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January 22, 2014

They Know

by russtowne

They see



We see












That Makes

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August 14, 2013

Refilled and Restored

by Martha L Shaw


It was late.

I was tired.

All was quiet.

I needed to hear your voice

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August 6, 2013

Feathered Blessings

by Martha L Shaw

Sweat drips from every pore

And sun blinds me.

So much work unfinished

As my heart pounds.

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August 6, 2013

Heaven’s Happy Tears

by Martha L Shaw



Dedicated to Kim and Paul Yecke

on what would be their 27th anniversary


Dewdrops on my roses this morning

Were surely tears from heaven

As all the angels join with us

In celebrating our eternal love.

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July 29, 2013

Poetry Challenge – Loop Poetry

by Martha L Shaw

Within – A Loop Poem

I hunger for you.

You, present, is all I need.

Need I keep seeking?

Seeking to fill a void, but . . .

But perhaps the answer is here?

Here within me waiting to be set free . .  .

Free me to be myself . . .

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July 17, 2013

HOPE – An Acrostic and Prayer

by Martha L Shaw

H = How I long to know you more but

O = Oh these blind eyes and deaf ears!

P = Pleasures unknown await me beyond the wall . . .

E = Empty my soul of all but you and set my spirit free!

————–By Martha L Shaw – © 7-14-2013

July 13, 2013

The Sojourner

by Martha L Shaw

The noise was deafening.

I didn’t really hear it, though.

Some spoke later,

“did you know?”

“Oh, did you hear?”

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June 29, 2013

It Begins With A Seed

by Martha L Shaw


I will speak of your love

Even if it seems nobody’s listening.

I will love more gently.

I will proclaim your truth more loudly.

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June 17, 2013


by Martha L Shaw


Endless days of thunder . . .

Wind blowing,

Trees falling,

Roofs flying,

Mud rising,

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June 13, 2013

Poetry Challenge – Tanka Poem

by Martha L Shaw

What Jesus Sees


I so dislike worms.

I just tried to step on one.

It slithered away.

As I frowned, so disgusted,

I spotted a butterfly . .  .


By Martha L Shaw – © 6-11-2013

June 10, 2013

Notes of Hope – A Haiku

by Martha L Shaw


Oh, storm ravaged ground

Peace and hope unrecognized

Until the robin sang


By Martha L Shaw – © 6-4-2013


June 3, 2013

Stand Firm: Tanka.

by Martha L Shaw

As the tide comes near,

I stand on the sandy shore.

Though I cannot swim,

I remain and feel no fear.

Its power and voice amaze!

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June 3, 2013

Resurrection – A Haiku

by Martha L Shaw


Newness of Spring-time . . .

Your first fruits have filled my soul.

Oh, strawberry jam.

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June 1, 2013

Faith – Poetry Challenge – Nonets

by Martha L Shaw


I tremble . . . my life is undefined.

Seeking something more, yet unknown

I mounted the diving board,

Walked slowly to the edge,

Took a long, deep breath,

And reached upward.

You were there.

I’m yours,



By Martha L Shaw – 5-20-2013

May 23, 2013

My Pentecost

by Martha L Shaw

It came suddenly.

This gift so long-awaited,

Yet its arrival startled me.

I had grown accustomed to my hunger

And suddenly knew it no more!

In its place came a new excitement,

A new purpose,

A new understanding,

A new path,

And a new experience of grace

Filling me to overflowing.

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