Aug 12, 2016

"Why?" a poem



This is a follow-up on my last post How I Met Ms. Judith.  I mentioned that I put my thoughts together in a poem...and here are the results!  This is my first attempt at writing blank verse - a poem that doesn't rhyme.  It's actually quite fun. (you should try it!)

Enjoy!




Why?

They ask me

Why do you believe?

Why do you have faith?

Why do you love the un-seeable?

The world tempts and pulls

It tries to blind me

What can I say?




Why?

God shows me

Why do I believe?

I feel Him working

Working in my life right now

I fear, He comforts

In His arms I dwell

Now I am safe




Why?

God prods me

Why do I have faith?

I can see Him near

Creation shows His splendor

Since He made it all

Why would I not trust?

God is around




Why?

God shows me

Why do I love Him?

How could I not love?

My Savior, He first loved me

My God died for me

Now I am rescued

For God is Love




Why?

God guides me

Why is my life His?

Freely I gave it

To worship, praise, adore Him

He comforts, guides, loves

He whispers my name

He is with me




Why?

I see now

Why am I in Christ?

With arms open wide

He welcomes me to accept Truth

Tender, He holds me

He guides me through life

He is my God



Thoughts?  Have you ever written a poem with blank verseHow would you answer the questions I asked in the poem?  Comment below!

20 comments:

  1. This was BEAUTIFUL, Hosanna, I loved it! I think I've written a poem with blank verse before - it was probably horrible :D. I should try again though (and then post it on my blog!) because it looks like fun!
    Again, this was awesome, I loved it! Wonderful follow-up to your other post.

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    1. Thank you Savannah!!

      Oh, please do! I would love to read a poem that you wrote. =) It is so much fun to express your thoughts through the elegant rhyme and patterns of poetry. Even if I don't do anything with them, I love having the final results. =) Don't you?

      I'm glad you enjoyed it! I'll have to consider posting more of my own writings...

      Thanks for your comment!! =)

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  2. Girl, this was BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    You did such a good, good job. You should submit your poetry to, like, a magazine or something! =)
    Again, this was amazing, Hosanna. Keep writing to the glory of God!!
    -Ariel

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    1. Thank you Ariel!

      LOLOL! I'm glad that you enjoyed it. =) I love writing poems! Maybe one day, once I've written enough, I can publish it in a book form. Who knows? *shrugs* It would be quite fun. ;)

      A magazine...hmm...I'll have to think about that. =)

      Thank you for your lovely encouragement! <3

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  3. Wow, that was beautiful, Hosanna!! Much better than my first attempt- you're a natural! <3

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    1. Thank you Emily! I loved your poem in blank verse. =) Thanks for giving me the idea. ;) Hehe. Sometimes I can express myself in poetry better than just in my brain...which is why I'm a writer. =P Lol

      Thanks for the sweet comment. =)

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  4. Wow, that's a very awesome poem, Hosanna!!! I love the reminder to be prepared when people ask why we believe what we believe. And you did a great job with the consistent syllables!
    I haven't written one of those before, but I think it may be a disaster! ;)
    Great post!

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    1. Thank you Josiah!

      I think you could do it. It's not much different from writing songs, which you are very good at. ;) But poetry isn't your thing as much, is it? =) Keeping writing songs over there! =) I love them!

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    1. Thank you Misti. =) Love you! <3

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  6. This is so good Hosanna! Beautiful!!! <3 <3

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, sweet girl! Love you! <3

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  7. When I read your other post, I was wondering to myself if you might share your poem with us. :) Thank you, Hosanna.

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    1. You're welcome, Jordy. =) Yes, I was planning on sharing it...but it would have been a long post if it was all in one. =) I'm glad you enjoyed reading it, and I hope it encouraged you!

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  8. Amazing poem, Hosanna! This is probably my favorite poem of all the one's you've done although they have all been really, really good. :) I love how both you and Emily are into writing poetry!!

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    1. Aww, thank you Hannah!! I'm glad you liked this one. ;) I should probably post more of my poetry...but I don't often think of it. =) And yes, I have been enjoying reading Emily's poetry as well. She's another fabulous writer. ;)

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  9. This is such a great poem, Hosanna! :D I really like it. :)

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    1. Thank you, Rebekah! I'm so glad that you enjoyed reading it. I hope it blessed you and caused you to think of how it fits into your own life. =)

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  10. That is such a beautiful poem, Hosanna! :)

    With love and all joy,
    Allie D.
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    1. Thank you, Allie! I'm glad you enjoyed it. =)

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