Thursday, February 10, 2011

Big Tent Poetry Prompt-- 2-11-11


He is the one,
the only one is He
who lifts me up,
my spirits He lifts
in peaceful harmony;
harmony, harmony.
I ask and
He is here,
right here beside me,
beside me, within me
everywhere around me
for all eternity.
I ask and
He loves,
loves me
at all times,
good times
and bad,
bad or worse;
my God

The prompt over at Big Tent Poetry this week was to write a happy poem, since the gloomy weather has so many of us down (me, too).  This is what works for me.  Sometimes I put too much negative energy into worrying about wordly things- people, situations, stuff.  Therefore, I get let down.  But when I trust in God, I always find peace and love.      

Blessings ~ Laurie


Anonymous said...

Truly a happy poem. The form is interesting - I do like centred poems, they make such good shapes.

flaubert said...

Laurie, it is good to have faith
like yours. I love the flow of this.


Elizabeth said...

Your poem reminds me of two things:

"The Joy of the Lord is my strength,"


"Raise a joyful noise unto the Lord."

Your piece goes beyond happy to a wider place,


Rethabile said...

That was very relaxing. Bravo. I think I'll go pour myself a glass of red and forget the worries a bit.

Laurie Kolp said...

Thank you for your kind words. I hope you found them UPlifting!

= )~ laurie

mark said...

Laurie, I know I swear a lot and sometimes write ugly things, but truth is, without my faith in the Savior, I would be nothing.

I truly love how you captured that here and the form/layout is another manifestation of the Savior being the Center...

Well done.

mareymercy said...

I like how the shape of the poem moves UP, too.

Mary said...

Laurie, such beautiful words expressing your strong faith!

irene said...

I like the experential quality of your writing Laurie.

RJ Clarken said...

I like the shape of things. ☼

Looks like you found your center, your happy place. Your poem was so well-stated!

gautami tripathy said...

A visual pleasure!

lined up...

nan said...

Very uplifting. I like the reminder of how accessible harmony actually is:
harmony, harmony.
I ask and
He is here,
right here beside me,
beside me, within me
everywhere around me

Tumblewords: said...

Belief is a great pleasure. ;)

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

I enjoyed your verse, even though I'm an agnostic. :)

Unknown said...

Laurie I love this!

Laurie Kolp said...

Thanks to all of you = )

Anonymous said...

I love this poem...a beautiful prayer of thanks to our God!

Judy Roney said...

This is an uplifting poem, Laurie! I like the form, too, which leads one up even if they are reading down. :)

Linda said...

Ah-what an uplifting poem. I love the litany inherent in the poem. All I can say is amen. Amen.