Paint Chip Poetry Challenge 50

I have written another poem for Linda Kruschke’s weekly challenge. This time I have included five of the words or phrases. I’d have to look up the meanings of bento box and Boundary Waters!

My earlier poems for this challenge are on my Paint Chip Poetry page either in their entirety or as a link.

Here is part of Lynda’s post. Please click the link to see her entire post with the paint chip colours and two stanzas of her earlier poem plus her poem for this challenge.

For this week’s theme, I decided to go to my first poetry book, Light in My Darkness: Poems of Hope for the Brokenhearted. My random number generator landed on page 41 and the poem on that page is titled From Grace Comes Hope.

We all need hope to keep going. I’m looking for poems about where your hope comes from. Or maybe you want to write about a time you felt hopeless? Perhaps grace will be your inspiration. I’ve only posted the first two stanzas of this poem, but if you want to read the whole thing for inspiration, you can read it here.

The paint chip words and phrases you have to work with are evergreenfernlost balloonbento boxgargoylemountain peak, and Boundary Waters. (I’m not sure why that last one is capitalized. Does anyone else know?)

I’d like you to use at least four of these seven words and phrases in your poem. Any style will do.

Lost and found

The lost balloon’s tangled string
Caught on the gargoyle, in spite
Of the gusty wind’s tugging.

In the church below, the priest
Took the floral arrangement
To show how even the least

Colourful plants can enhance
A beautiful arrangement.
Would you notice at a glance?

With evergreen laurel leaves,
Delicate maidenhair fern
Might bring hope to one who grieves.

She went on to say that grace
Is God’s gift of love and hope
Offered to the human race.

Love, Joy, Hope, Peace, Faith and Grace
Are God’s spiritual gifts
Making this a better place.

He listens when people speak
Being near to everyone
Not just on a mountain peak.

Take time to read the Holy
Bible! Its truth-filled promise
Will help you live wholly.

Redemption comes through God’s grace
And Jesus’ sacrificial love;
The faithful will see his face.

If you’d like to hear me reading some of my poems, please visit soundcloud where I have 3 tracks the latest being: https://soundcloud.com/sue-sanderson-1/three-advent-poems

4 thoughts on “Paint Chip Poetry Challenge 50

  1. Inspirational poem, Sue. Just read in New Daylight how St Ninian advised a young man that, to perceive word of God he should (in so many words) observe the world around him.

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