Jesus!/NaPoWriMo Day 7


Oh, how I love Jesus!
He took away my sins,
Refilling me with purist joy.

Once filled with sensuous joy,
erased by my risen Jesus,
who bleached white my bloody sins.

Shameful days of selfish sins,
giving only passing, empty joy,
Soul now filled with Jesus.

Jesus washed my sins away, filling my soulful days with true, eternal joy.

© Elaine Wood-Lane


Today’s challenge was to write a Tritina poem. A Tritina poem has three line stanzas  with the final word of each line being one of three words in an ABC, CAB, BCA form with a final concluding line including all three words. My three words were, obviously, joy, Jesus, and sins.

Christmas Morning Is Nearly Upon Us


Christmas morning
is nearly upon us,
there are only last minute
things to do.

Children are filled with excitement,
Well, frankly, I am too.

We no longer dream,
of sugar plums,
in our heads,
but we all dream
of something fantastic,
while aslumbering
in our beds.

Santa Claus is coming,
little kids sing with glee,
but is he enough to
save the world,
or even you and me?

I believe we need a savior,
one holy, and lovely
and true,
to save everyone
in the world,
even me and you.

Christmas is
about forgiveness,
joy, love, and great peace,
not material gifts at all,
but a story of our
soul’s sweet release.

A baby was born,
on the first Christmas morn,
God in the flesh you see.

He came with great love
and forgiveness,
of that
we should sing with glee.