Desert Sand ~ Valley of the Shadow

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Color Your World – Desert Sand

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In tan desert sand

She finds herself falling

Weary, to penitent knees

Finally lies herself down

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Against arid scratching heat

Beaten within, no fight

Remaining; nor even tears

To moisten, pad bier

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Valley of The Shadow

Drifting toward sure death

Till wings flutter overhead

Heavenly dew trickles mercy

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Image ~ Pixabay

Martin Luther King Jr Day

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Why do the wicked

Extinguish light within darkness

Where they must blindly

Make their way, too?

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Why murder hope’s dreams,

Earthly souls who offer

Divine gifts which would

Benefit them, as well?

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Your legacy remains, Dr King ~

We honor you, hold

Candles high…striving to

Forgive vision-seared, hate-obsessed evil.

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Photo, Martin Luther King, Jr ~ Public Domain, Wikimedia.org

Candle image ~ Pixabay

Shine Your Light!

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/shine/

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Shine with whatever light

Burns inside your heart

Bonfire, or mere candle

Noonday’s bright…sunset’s glimmer

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Vast world needs light

That’s especially yours uniquely

Shine! Make glowing path

For shadowed souls seeking

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Image ~ Pixabay

New Year’s Romantic Musing

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Holding hands with distant

Gone-love, greeting New Year

‘Mid fireworks flashing through

Colored smoke, snow flurries

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We have wealth beyond

Many in spirits-fueled crowd

Who shiver to music

Neither of us recognize

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Image ~ Pixabay

Mute Candles, Remembrance

Tucked between Christmas, New Year’s

Your birthday, absent star

Koa wood jug catches

Falling sparkly moon dust

Plumeria scented dew, tears

On heart’s always-summer island

Memories ache, missing Gone-love

Cheesecake baked, mute candles

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Adoration of the Shepherds

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First to behold Him

Shepherds knelt in adoration

Impoverished throne, straw-lined manger

Baby King was born

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Emmanuel, “God with us”

Savior of world estranged

From Creator…desperate for

Light of Hope, Peace

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Child wears humility’s crown

Yet He holds universe

In tiny hands; salvation

For souls, hearts’ balm

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Brilliant star led shepherds

To young Lord…perhaps

They heard Him crying:

“Sheep” know, follow Voice

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John 10:3-4, “…The sheep hear His voice; and He calls His own sheep by name…He goes before them; and the sheep follow Him, for they know His voice.”

Ezekiel 34:31, “You are My flock, the flock of My pasture; you are men, and I am your God,” says the Lord God.

Psalm 79:13, “So we, Your people and sheep of Your pasture, will give You thanks forever; we will show forth Your praise to all generations.”

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Love’s Same Gift

https://areadingwritr.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/monday-morning-melts-6/

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Same gift every year

But you never mind

My heart wrapped in

Pale silk ribbons, lace

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You untie my kisses

In between soft whispers

Tease that Time’s slowed

Us down…candle flickers

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Image ~ Pixabay