Rain Splatters On The Windowpane – WWP #51

Rain, rain splatters on the windowpane
And it falls mercilessly as
I peer outside
No signs of stopping
Drenching everything
Rains slows
Outside becomes brighter as the wind blows
Puffy clouds away
Storm has stopped, and I see a rainbow


This was in response to the Weekend Writing Prompt #51, Raindrops. The poetry challenge was to do an acrostic for the word raindrop, so here it is. If you would like to join in the fun, here is a link to the submission guidelines for the anthology. The deadline is August 10th. ๐Ÿ™‚

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A Walk Through The Forest At Dusk – WWP #14

A walk through the forest at dusk
Blood red skies
Crickets chirping cheerfully
Deer grazing peacefully
Even so…
Fear is still following me.
Greeted by the cool breeze
Had to pull my coat tighter around me
I shivered, however not
Just from temperature, but
Keraunophobia – thunder and
Lightning, storms
Make me afraid
No, never give in
Only to God will I surrender
Petrified but I trust in Him
Quiet forest no more
Rain falls, pitter-patter
Suddenly an owl hoots
The night is filled with sounds
Until thunder deafens
Victorious!
Walking unafraid,
X marks the spot in time and space where
Yes, Jesus saved me from my fears
Zealously I run back to the tent to get dry and allow the rain to lull me to sleep


**Special thanks to Diana for the K phobia – that really made this come together. ๐Ÿ™‚

This was in response to the Weekend Writing Prompt #14, Fear. The poetry challenge was to do an ABC poem (and the extra challenge was to reach Z, which I did, WHOOOP XD), so here it is. If you would like to join in the fun, here is a link to the submission guidelines for the anthology. The deadline is August 10th. ๐Ÿ™‚

Metamorphosis

A caterpillar only cares about what it desires
Its lust and its passions fuel its soulโ€™s fires.

But this one was shown a new way to live
Not for itself but to pour out and give –

Because of what was graciously given to it
Loving arms saved it from the bottomless pit.

It built a coffin and got inside, and then
It emerged as a new creature and could abide in Him

By putting off the old man and putting on the new
Sins were left behind and life was renewed!


This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt Anthology week 52 – Emergence. If you’d like to participate, the submission guidelines are here. (The deadline is August 10th!) Special thanks to Olivia for helping me write this one!ย ๐Ÿ˜ธ

To Lose Is To Gain – WWP Week #1

One day I went from well-liked to outcast
Utterly disregarded and ignored
The only friend I have is loneliness and Jesus.
Cut off from the in-crowd
Alone – will no one wants to be my friend now
Still standing tall, throughout, because
To lose all that I have is to gain all that He is.


This was in response to the Weekend Writing Prompt #1, Outcast. The poetry challenge was to do an acrostic of outcast, so here it is. If you would like to join in the fun, here is a link to the submission guidelines for the anthology. The deadline is August 10th. ๐Ÿ™‚

Two Doors

This is week 124 ofย Three Line Talesย and here is the photo prompt and my response. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’d like to join in the fun, just click the link. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Luis Alfonso Orellanaย via Unsplash

At 284 Atahualpa, muraled doors lead to magical new lands

Two doors – floating trees, endless azure skies, and fiery sun-baked deserts await

Which door will you choose?

Shining Yellow Lilies

Dutch Goesย The Photo’s photo challenge last week was “shine” – though I fear I’m a bit late in posting for the challenge.ย ๐Ÿ˜… My yellow lilies seem to almost glowย in the dark in these photos – as if the flowers were made of sunshine. ๐Ÿ™‚

And here is a glimpse of the journey that they took to get there:

Plants but the buds are not visible yet.

The plants are bigger but the buds are still too small to see.

Here come the buds!

Fully grown buds – it was onlyย a matter of days. ๐Ÿ˜€

Hello, yellow Asian Lily! ๐Ÿ˜ย One of my favorite flowers! God added such detail to the petals.<3 In addition to these, I have orange ones,ย which are also open now (keep your eyes peeled, that post will probably come later this week), and red ones that are a little further behind and will probably open at the beginning of June. I bought pink ones this year and they already opened and died back. (If you missed them, you can see themย here.) I hope to add a new color every year! I really want purple, but I’ve never seen them locally… but I’ve never seen one I didn’t like so I’m sure I’ll find something. ๐Ÿ˜


Also, on a different note, I want to thank you all for the support – I got this in my notificationsย bell a few days ago:

And a special thanks to Keri L, who told me that my posts weren’t showing up in the reader because I was using too many tags and categories. โค Looks like it’s working now and people are seeing my posts. ๐Ÿ™‚