Anastasia_Hope

United States

Hello, all! *waves* I'm the oldest in a big, rambunctious, homeschooling family. I'm also a full-time nerd, which means the Shire is my home, Foxfire is my school, and my best friends are Lucy Pevensie and Anne Shirley. Thanks for stopping by!

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I'm just learning how to write traditional, rhyming poetry, so if any of you have any pointers on that I'd love to hear from you :)

Certainty in Uncertain Times

June 9, 2020

PROMPT: This I Believe

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Mountains capped in winter's splendor,
Ocean waves lapping on pearly sand,
Stately forests, dim and full of color,
The wonders of the sea and land.
I think, there must be a Creator,
how could this have come by chance?
There must be a God holding the world 
Between the palms of His almighty hands.

"The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands." (Psalm 19:1)

But I look about me and I see
So much sadness, sin, and pain
Sickness, injustice, oppression, fear,
People absorbed with selfish gain.
I think, this isn't how it should be,
Is God ignoring his people's plight?
How can He allow such rampant evil
To remain so long before His sight?

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23)

But I think again and this time I remember
The infinite wisdom of the Almighty God.
Through all the confusion, the anger, the strife,
The Lord never once has done anything wrong.
He knows what is best and He has a plan,
And all I must do is believe,
That the God who created all things loves me
And then all my fears are relieved.

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

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6 Comments
  • loquacious_lil

    I love this piece!


    5 months ago
  • Emi

    I love the faith in this piece! Gorgeous work and the Bible verses are so encouraging. I love to see pieces like this; they make me so happy.


    5 months ago
  • AbigailSauble

    Yes indeed. Amen and Amen.


    5 months ago
  • Tomb of Jade (#spookified)

    Also welcome to WTW! Can't wait to read your writing!!


    5 months ago
  • Tomb of Jade (#spookified)

    this is amazing! I love this! Your descriptions are perfect and the way you add in the verses are flawless. I think you r rhyming is absolutely on point! it flows without being too obvious


    5 months ago
  • And_The_Stars_Laughed

    I love this!! You've worded this beautifully and the Bible verses you wove in really added a whole new depth to the piece!! I especially love the verse at the end (Jeremiah 29:11) !! :) Amazing work!! :)


    5 months ago