Humor, Best Medicine (3TC)

Prompt words:  giggle, silly, infectious

Some days she giggles

When tired, she’s often silly

Laughter’s infectious…

She’s surrounded by folks who

Know best medicine’s Humor

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“A happy heart is good medicine and a joyful mind causes healing ~ ” Proverbs 17:22, Amplified Bible

Laughs Exceed Tears (3TC)

Prompt words: amuse, funny, laugh

Next month I turn 70—this poem is partial testimony of what The Almighty God has done in my life by the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.  Color me glad and grateful!

Days without humor

Heart can’t count, too numerous

Now laughs exceed tears

Life, people often amuse

Most, unwittingly funny

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Branch of Greed

Upon branch of greed

Springs leafy fruit, yet worthless

Shoddy soul poisoned

By pride, self-aggrandizement

Pathetic casualty

Consequences due…

Dearth of selflessness

Will work to heart’s detriment

Initial gains lost

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Who Was She ‘Before’ (3TC)

Prompt words:  puzzle, cross, frame

Her days were puzzles

(as such, metaphor)

She’d frame them with to-do lists

Fatigue crossed off tasks

Her thoughts would skip too nimbly

Between Now and Yesterday

Words, like dropped stitches

Were lost amid mind’s scuffle

Who was she “before”…

Oh…the one always ignored

She’s no longer fazed

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Vast Inheritance (3TC)

Prompt words:  Mortgage, Shares, Inheritance

I would not mortgage

Blood-bought soul for worldly shares

Temporal, worthless

Father’s wealth eternal waits

Vast inheritance from God

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“an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you” 1 Peter 1:4, English Standard Version

“store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal” Matt 6:20, Amplified Bible

“As for the rich in this present world, instruct them not to be conceited and arrogant, nor to set their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly and ceaselessly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” 1st Tim 6:17, AMP

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By the End of It…

By the end of it

She had no preferences

No choices or tastes

Left to her by he who ruled

Nightmare she’d walked right into…

His chain of linked lies

Had once sounded credulous

When she believed in

Romantic songs, fairy myths

Before years replete with tears…

Now nothing was left

Tears, dried water spots on glass

Time and miles mingling

Blurred, yet sharp-shard memories

Fake-gem fragments…not diamonds

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A Confidential File (3TC)

Prompt words:  Private, Personal, Confidential

Everything with you

Was private, personal, a

“Confidential” file…

Were you afraid, proud…simply

Too mean to let me in, Mom?

I was not an outsider…

You welded firm division

Between us together

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Heart’s Duckling (3TC)

Prompt words: feather, down, tufted

Born with duckling down

 Babe’s ‘feathered’ head, hands caressed

Cooing woke his smile

Oh to keep them small and close

Old heart’s tufted…young duck’s hair

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