The Sky Leans (Twiglet 293)

Prompt: The sky leans

The sky leans

This way, that

Eavesdropping on

Conversations below—

Lovers breaking up

Making up…

Children whispering


Goings on at home…

Elderly couple

Shuffles slow, speaks

Of how it used to be

Kids now grown, gone…

Young man mumbles

To himself, wonders

How he lost his way…

A woman babbles

To her toddler, she

Has no one else…

The sky leans

Heart clouds filled

All its seen, heard

Sky leans a little

Closer to Heaven

Angels descend

One by one, then

2, 3, winging down

Messages, miracles

On their way…

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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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I’m delighted (and grateful) that Keith graciously allowed me to use his image which sparked my poem!  Click the link (name) if you’re not familiar with this fine gentleman…his “ramblings” are full of life, and often amuse me😊

Sometimes loud questions

Loom dour, heavy over me

Resembling hooded

Ghost, Ebenezer’s Future…

I shrink within, then feel rage

Desire to grasp them

One by one, twist murky life

Fast from last whisper

What voice, that dares to spook me

Steal joy out of simple days?

You blind fool, Darkness

I’ll see blessed Eternity

Heaven worry-free

Challenges of earthly life

Will all be closed behind me

So, annoying Haunt

Make your futile efforts scarce

This faith-filled sparrow

Nests in God’s great able hands

Feasts on provisions daily

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