Flying Above The Turtle’s Shell

This is week twenty-four of 100 Word Wednesday, and here is the photo and my response. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’d like to join in the fun, just click the link! ๐Ÿ˜‰

100 words exactly this week! ๐ŸŽŠ

this image came from Unsplash artist Geran de Klerk

I look beneath me to see
An island on a turtleโ€™s shell
Floating haphazardly
Along the oceanโ€™s swells.

What an adventure! But Iโ€™d rather fly
Up here in the salty air
Than have my fate decided by
That turtle down there.

For when it finally goes under,
Iโ€™d hope that the one who in there dwells
Attached the house firmly, or it will asunder
And the pieces will become driftwood on the swells!

I catch the early morning breeze
And leisurely, on the air currents I drift away;
Flapping feathered wings with ease,
Hoping to see the turtle again someday!

Distant Coasts

This is week sixteen of 100 Word Wednesday, and here is the photo and my response. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’d like to join in, just click the link! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Just made it before the deadline this week. **whew** XD

I am on a boat, floating in the bay,
I look asunder to see a well-known quay,
โ€œWelcome Home!โ€ but Iโ€™m not here to stay.
This is not my home anymore.

Home is that place when you depart,
You miss and wish with all the heart,
To return; but I am bitter and tart.
I push away from the familiar shore.

Some call this home and that is fine,
It is just not for me, it is not mine,
For distant coasts and adventures, I pine.
I stretch the sails and on the oceans, I soar!

He Saves

The Daily Post has again given a word prompt that I have written a poem about. I started this one months ago, but never finished it — until today’s word prompt prompted me to. ๐Ÿ™‚ I call this one, “He Saves”.

The world is a vast ocean โ€“ seems never ending
In it I am going under and drowning โ€“ sinning
He reaches into the waves and grabs โ€“ my hand
He is the stable Rock upon which I can โ€“ stand

This world is a hot, barren desert โ€“ we thirst
Only the Living Water can quench โ€“ put Him first
Worldly ways are sea water โ€“ donโ€™t satisfy
Itโ€™ll slowly kill; shed the salt โ€“ unto Him cry, cry, cry

Christ is the Way in the wilderness of Earth โ€“ an oasis
Drink in the ways of the Water โ€“ sheer bliss
Immerse in the water, let the Holy Spirit in โ€“ baptize
True happiness is found here โ€“ we realize

He is the One, He is the Light who illuminates โ€“ the way
The Son rose, ending the dark night โ€“ and brought the day
When sin threatened to defeat us โ€“ send us to eternal graves
He overcame death and sin for our sakes โ€“ He saves