Poem: Jesus Calms Our Inner Storms

Do not weep at night. Things will be alright. Please lift up your head. Get out of this bed. Wake up your dreary soul. Jesus wants to make you whole. Will you trust in Him? To cleanse you from sin. Go smell the fresh air. Say your daily prayer. God does hear your pain. No,... Continue Reading →

Haiku Poem: Grieving Rain

Singing with the rain. Twirling my red umbrella Under grieving clouds. Singing is a powerful force. When people experience grief, they may sing to cast out their deep-seated turmoil from within. In this haiku, the melodious rain droplets are singing alongside the person with the umbrella. I wanted to convey this idea of joy. Joy... Continue Reading →

Haiku Poem: Lighthouse of Hope

Lighthouse in the night. Leading me safely to shore From the waves that roar. Any boat captain will tell you lighthouses are essential for leading them safely to shore. During storms, it can be difficult to traverse through the roaring, tempestuous waves. Having a lighthouse can give you confidence and hope to make it back... Continue Reading →

Haiku Poem: Sky’s Nebulous Protector

White clouds reign above To shield the scorching sun. The sky's protector. Aren't you thankful for clouds? Without them, we would be overly exposed to harmful ultraviolet radiation. They may seem insignificant, but clouds are actually vital to sustaining life on our planet. So next time you look up, be thankful that God created clouds... Continue Reading →

Haiku Poem: The Everglades

The muhly grass sways As the crocodile moves through. The frog remains still. Muhly grass is common in the everglades and is usually windy when it blooms. But the grass not only sways by the wind, but by crocodiles and alligators crawling through (only place in the world where both coexist). While the grass and... Continue Reading →

Haiku Poem: Summer Lake Fun

Lake pier in eyesight. Run. Jump. Splash. Cold. Swim. Relax. Joyful memories. Growing up, our family would take trips in the summer to Lake Monticello, Indiana. I vividly remember jumping off the lake pier into the cold water with my cousins. We would jump off the deck and see who could land on the Intertubes... Continue Reading →

Haiku Poem: Free Verse Poetry

Free verse poetry Saying rules restrict freedom? False liberation. Free verse is art just like formal poetry. There are many great poets who have well-crafted poems in free verse. That being said, in my opinion, modern poetry is deconstructing syntax, grammar, rhyme, meter, and rules. This leads people to believe that self-expression is more important... Continue Reading →

Haiku Poem: Where The Ocean Meets The Beach

Nestled between toes Cool sand tucked beneath the beach While the waves crash in. The beach is a great place to form memories. My family and I live in Florida. I remember helping my son build a sandcastle for the first time. It will forever be etched into my memory. When I visit the beach,... Continue Reading →

Haiku Poem: Windowpane Soul

Windy rain sneaks in through my rigid windowpane. Tears fall out my eyes. Storms of life come upon us quickly. Betrayal, loss of a friend, disease, and unemployment are just a few common afflictions we experience. In our storms, we try to hold in the emotions. We bottle them inside thinking that this is the... Continue Reading →

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