Getting Ready for April

 

In this upside down time there is still something I look forward to and that’s April. Because, for me, April means poetry.

This week has been so different from anything I’ve ever been through. My husband is now working from home. Bless his heart, he kisses me goodbye before he goes into his office and shuts the door.  Before all this COVID-19 hit we had already made the decision for an early retirement and to put our house on the market. So, this week I have been decluttering, packing, cleaning, and facetiming with the grandkids in Florida. We are going to go ahead with our preparations, trusting the LORD to move us or not according to His plans for us. If we don’t move, at least we’ll have a clean house and a pretty yard!

Back to April.

I think this will be my 11th year or so doing the PAD challenge via Writer’s Digest. I also hope to participate in the Poetry Super Highway April Poetry writing prompts. I feel like over the past years I’ve been motivated to write some of my better work during April. I’m one of those people who get mores things done when I have a lot to do. So, again this year, I should be able to crank out at least a few noteworthy poems. I enjoy the process and I enjoy the interaction with other poets.

So, today I played around with some black out poetry, using the book Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson.

 

My Journey

worst comes to worst

I would rather hope in time

to improve the world

the sun shining between two prayers

born quick and slow

I say no more

 

The Sea

the sea

deep to the end of it

I looked to see truth

on every side

the sea with  a thick mist

I shivered

wondered

I waded in

by God’s grace

hope was the  more sure

in all ways

hope buoyed me up 

the sea

more alive

In I went into the sea

 

 

 

 

 

 

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