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Gazing... A Haiku

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 standing proud and true gazing at the world as is nothing else to do Inspiration: Poem written for a contest to describe an image of a bird standing and looking out on the world. Based upon "Matthew 6:26 - Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them." ~The Refined Poet~ © 2021 The Refined Poet. All rights reserved.

The Bible …A Senryu

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Inspirational Containing wisdom, knowledge For all who will read Inspiration: Poem describing the worth of the Judeo-Christian scriptures. The Christian can trust its authenticity and reliability. If we would only read it, we would find the direction that we need in the Christian life and experience. Based upon II Timothy 3:16 – “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” – TRP © 2021 The Refined Poet. All rights reserved. 

Saved to Serve

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Rescued from the bondage. Delivered from the error. Prepared to live free. -Saved to serve! © 2021 The Refined Poet, All rights reserved Inspiration: Poem describing the saving work of Christ. We are delivered from the bondages of sin and of death to serve in His kingdom. Based upon Romans 6:18 - Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

Horizons

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As I rise to face another day, New hopes and dreams come as ocean waves. What will the day bring, I'll never know. But the horizon in view brings peace and hope. Inspiration: Poem describing that each new day brings hope through life's uncertainties, so we should rejoice in everyday. Based upon "Psalm 118:24 - This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." © 2021The Refined Poet. All rights reserved.  

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.