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Savior of the World ...A Senryu

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  savior of the world despised, rejected, hated gave His life for sin © 2021The Refined Poet. All rights reserved.

'Tis the Night (Tritina Style)

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'Tis the night before my new life begins. What will happen as the new day emerges, Fear, regret, or earnest expectations? "Nothing ventured, nothing gained:" or just futile expectations, While a scenario of possible failure begins. Through the clutter of thoughts, hope emerges. Confidence of a bright future emerges, Making me a slave to raised expectations. A smirk, a smile, a new expression on my face begins. My new life begins, emerges, with glorious expectations. Inspiration: This poetic piece describes anticipation that we all feel when embarking on new endeavors; the Christian remains confident because of Christ's presence. Based upon Philippians 1:6 - "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ." ~TRP~ ©2021 The Refined Poet. All rights reserved.  

Working Mother

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  The day begins with shouts and screams children needing to be fed and cleaned The night passed away so fast Feelings of rest just don't last Offspring now are off to learn Spouse departs under pressure to earn Alone in the house with her thoughts Dreading the future demands of her boss Dressed, pressed, and neatly groomed Off to work fighting against inner gloom Visions of a future where labors cease Bring comfort to the present times of no relief A woman worn, weathered, and watchful Holding the family together against the doubtful A precious jewel above all others Bow in reverence to the working mother. Inspiration: Poem demonstrating the life of a working mother. Today's working mother is what I call today's The Modern Virtuous Woman. Based upon Proverbs 31:10 – "Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies..” © 2021 The Refined Poet. All rights reserved.

Lilith's Song

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What can be said of She The woman who dared to be greater than He Give her honor for magnifying the dark Desire and domination are rewards of her labor Come to her Eat. Drink. Satisfying impulses While restraints are bound Revel in her pleasures In the dark she appears Children beware, mothers fear Her way is one of vengeance Bringing men into her lair Her wiles hide the grip of terror Her beauty blinds the eyes Don't go into her web Submit not to her embrace Her rule will end Her ways will stop Darkness reveals She The woman who dared to be greater than He. Inspiration: Poem inspired by the woman of the "Mystery of Babylon" described in Revelation. The Christian must not partake of her allures and remain faithful to Christ. Based upon Revelation 15:5 - And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. © 2021 The Refined Poet. All rights reserved.

Bright Day ...A Haiku

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    sunlight from above   waves of beauty reflect   leaves fade instantly   Inspiration: Poem demonstrating duality of life's experiences. Sunlight can cause beauty to show on waters, while cause leaves to fade and eventually dry out. So, in life, one event can cause one person joy and another, sorrow. Based upon "Romans 11:22 - Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God."   ©  2021 The Refined Poet.  All rights reserved.

Welcome Home

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 Juliet said, "Parting is such sweet sorrow" We know how her story ended Our time apart offered no sweetness Only feelings of sorrow and emptiness Emotions of regret and joy battle for victory As I ponder the storms of our relational history Regret is pinned downed conceding defeat Present joy has rendered past sins obsolete Elated to set my eyes upon you No sadness, only hope renewed Excitement fills me from the core to the bone As I open my mouth declaring, "Welcome Home!" Inspiration: This poetic piece describes the joy at a long awaited reunion. Based upon the story of the Prodigal Son found in Luke 15:11-24 – "And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.” ~TRP~ © 2021 The Refined Poet. All rights reserved.

Treacherous Knight

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 Striking fear and horror in all who hear it; Accompanied by visions of eternal torment. The tale of him has made strong men weak, Overshadowing the dregs of religion in defeat. Utter of his legend in the season of the night. Whisper of his coming glory revealed in death's light. Cower in veiled respect to hell's most treacherous knight. Inspiration: Poem describing the Beast or Antichrist who is to come. Christians must stand in the faith, knowing that what is written shall surely be revealed. Based upon II Thessalonians 2:8-9 "And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders..." ~ TRP ~ © 2021The Refined Poet. All rights reserved.