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"Daily Blessings from God"


Chapter 1
Life In Abundance

By Sandra du Plessis


"I have come that they might have life,
and they might have it more abundantly." John 10:10

Christ, comes to earth
to bring us life;
and giving His all
to bless our lives

Our delight will please the Father
confirm our faith
attract others with joy.

 

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads

***Any grammar mistakes in the quote is directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.


Chapter 2
Pursue The Peace

By Sandra du Plessis


"Let him eschew evil, and do good;
let him seek peace, and pursue it." 1Peter 11:3

Stop evil deeds
do good to all;
will give us peace
we follow Him.

Refrain from evil, let's do good
find rest in peace;
show love to God's children.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads

***Any grammar mistakes in the quote is directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.


Chapter 3
God's Word Will Prosper

By Sandra du Plessis


"... the Word that I speak shall not return void;
it will prosper where I send it ..." (Isaiah 55:11)

The Lord will speak
His Word has worth;
depend on Him
His will fulfill.

We can rely on His promise
from what He speaks;
believe His word it 's true.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads

***Any grammar mistakes in the quote is directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.


Chapter 4
Beware The Words You Speak

By Sandra du Plessis


"... that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account
thereof in the day of judgment." (Mathew 12:36)

Beware your speech
speak only good;
control your thoughts
that lead to words.

Choose your words wisely, don't be rude;
no excuses
when you stand before God.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads

***Any grammar mistakes in the quote is directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.


Chapter 5
Understand God's Word

By Sandra du Plessis


"Consider what I say; the Lord
gives the understanding in all things." (2 Timothy 2:7)

Rethink God's words
to understand
what His Word says;
we'll find the light.

Believe the Word of God you hear
it feeds your soul;
obedience shows faith.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads

***Any grammar mistakes in the quote is directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.


Chapter 6
Pressing toward the mark

By Sandra du Plessis


"I press toward the mark for the prize
of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:14)


We do our best
to win the prize;
He calls to us
don't stop halfway.

Do not speak about all that's wrong
be positive;
Jesus makes it easy.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads

***Any grammar mistakes in the quote is directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.


Chapter 7
Give Life To The World

By Sandra du Plessis


"... the bread of God is He who comes down
from heaven; give life to the world." John 6:33

The bread of God
from heaven sent;
Jesus is life
from God above.

God sent His Son to die for us
His bread of life;
no greater love we'll find.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads

***Any grammar mistakes in the quote is directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.


Chapter 8
Let's Dwell In God

By Sandra du Plessis


"... the love that God has for us. God is Love,
he who dwells in love dwells in God ..." (1 John 4:16)

The love of God
has goodness true;
He is the life
He shows the way.

There is no other God of Love
He brings the Light;
make God our dwelling place.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote is directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.


Chapter 9
God's Spirit Within Man

By Sandra du Plessis


"For it is God who works in you, both to will
and do of His good pleasure." Philippians 2:13

Always do good
to one and all;
It's God's command
He will lead us.

God's Spirit guides our thoughts and works;
good attitude
shows God lives in our hearts.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads

***Any grammar mistakes in the quote is directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.


Chapter 10
Nothing to fear

By Sandra du Plessis


"... Fear not; for they that be with us are more
than they that be with them." (2 Kings 6:16)

No need to fear
we're not alone;
He makes us strong
God is with us.

Sometimes we may feel overwhelmed
with enemies;
let God open your eyes.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads

***Any grammar mistakes in the quote is directly copied from the KJV Bible as it is written in my Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.


Chapter 11
Disciples Indeed

By Sandra du Plessis


"... if ye continue in My Word then are ye,
my disciples indeed;..." (John 8:31)

We praise the Lord
we pray and sing;
His Word is Life
armor of God.

Always have faith in Jesus Christ
live in His Woes;
become His disciple.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads

***Any grammar mistakes in the quote is directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.


Chapter 12
Know the Truth

By Sandra du Plessis


"... and ye shall know the truth -
and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:32)

When we know God
we will see Love;
He shines the Light
that leads the Way.

We can win against all evil
truth makes us free;
knowledge of God, the key.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads

***Any grammar mistakes in the quote is directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.


Chapter 13
He will provide

By Sandra du Plessis


"But godliness with contentment
is a great gain." 1 Timothy 6:6

Don't be afraid
beware of thoughts;
always trust God
He will provide.

Choose to have stable emotions
without a doubt;
find delight in your heart.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 14
Control your tongue

By Sandra du Plessis


"All the words of my mouth
are in righteousness." (Proverbs 8:8)

Choose words with care
control your tongue;
keep your thoughts pure
withhold from lies.

Our words have powerful effects
bring love or hurt;
speak those words worth hearing.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 15
Be thankful for everything

By Sandra du Plessis


"In everything give thanks for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you." (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

A grateful heart
is what we need;
we will be blessed
in faith, we thrive.

Be thankful, even for bad times
the will of God;
praise the Lord for each day.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 16
God Tests Our Hearts

By Sandra du Plessis


"... I am He who searches hearts and minds,
... I will repay ... your deeds." (Revelation 2:23)

He tests our hearts
and searches minds;
He sees the works
and deeds we do.

God wants our hearts to be steadfast
depend on us;
He gives another chance.


 

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 17
Seek God Above

By Sandra du Plessis


"Set your affection on things above,
not on things on the earth." (Colossians 3:2)

Seek God above
He's not on earth;
find His Kingdom
Holy Spirit.

Don't think about all your problems
accept God's plan;
He wants the best for us.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 18
Food For Souls

By Sandra du Plessis


" ... take heed what you hear, with what you measure, you shall be measured,
unto you, that hear shall receive more." (Mark 4:24)

Open your ears
to hear His Word;
remember it
the food for souls.

The Word of God is powerful
His wisdom's free;
contemplate day and night.

 

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 19
Our Saving Strength

By Sandra du Plessis


"The Lord is their strength and He is
the saving strength of His
 anointed." (Psalm 28:8)

The Lord's our strength
He comforts us;
He's our refuge
and protector.

God's hand is resting upon us
throughout the storms;
He provides inner strength.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Thank you Paul G for the use of your artwork.


Chapter 20
Wait On The Lord

By Sandra du Plessis


"Wait on the Lord, be of good courage;
and He shall strengthen thy heart ..." (Psalm 27:14)

Negative thoughts
make us feel bad;
positive words
bring blessings forth.

What we think, is what we become,
trust in the Lord;
receive His promises.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

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I am better today, thank you, I dislocated my hip and could not sit at all yesterday.


Chapter 21
Always Be Humble

By Sandra du Plessis


"For whosoever, exalted himself shall be abased;
and he that humbles himself shall be exalted." (Luke 14:11)

Place another
above yourself;
a humble man
God will elate.

We should not think highly of ourselves
He cleans our souls;
God has no favorites.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

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Chapter 22
The Chosen Ones

By Sandra du Plessis


"For many are called,
but a few are chosen." (Matthew 22:14)

We are all called
to serve the Lord;
He chooses who'll
become His child.

God invites us to His Kingdom
we may accept;
the blind, He heals to see.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

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Chapter 23
Don't Worry

By Sandra du Plessis


" ... do not worry about your life, what you will eat;
or about your body, what you shall put on." (Luke 12:22)

We know God cares
He will provide;
for all our needs
in abundance.

Thank God for all things he supplies,
open my eyes;
to see my neighbor's needs.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

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Chapter 24
Behold The Beam

By Sandra du Plessis


" ... let me pull the mote out of thine eye;
behold the beam that's in thine own eye." (Matthew 7:4)

True agape love,
do not find fault;
we're all unique
in our own way.

Don't focus on other's mistakes
mercy to all;
we cannot judge others.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone

***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

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Chapter 25
When We Please The Lord

By Sandra du Plessis


'When a man's ways please the Lord, He maketh
even his enemies to be at peace with him." (Proverbs 16:7)

God gives us grace
we can trust Him
to change our foes;
the way they think.

When God is content with our lives
He'll do wonders;
He'll change the wicked's hearts.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 26
The Power Of The Tongue

By Sandra du Plessis


"Death and life are in the power of the tongue;
and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." (Proverbs 18:21)

The tongue's power
holds life or death;
beware your word
it's fruit you'll eat.

Speak words of wisdom and kindness
sow words like seeds;
reap the good fruits we sow.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

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Chapter 27
God's Word Shall Not Pass Away

By Sandra du Plessis


"Heaven and earth shall pass away,
but My words shall not pass away." (Matthew 24:35)

Trust in the Lord
changes will come;
He is the Rock
that keeps us safe.

New heaven and earth will come soon
open your eyes;
the soul lives forever.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

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Chapter 28
The Joy Of Salvation

By Sandra du Plessis


"Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation;
and uphold me with Thy free Spirit." (Psalm51:12)

Words come from hearts;
with love and truth
comforting souls,
in kindest voice.

Our words become the words we speak
pray for wisdom;
renew the way you think.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads

***Any grammar mistakes in the quote is directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.


Chapter 29
In Fellowship with God

By Sandra du Plessis


"If we say we have fellowship with Him and
walk in darkness, we lie and do not the truth." (1 John 1:6)

Our joys fulfilled
with Jesus' blood;
He is faithful
forgives our sins.

Fellowship with God and His Son
give us His light;
shine for the world to see.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

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Chapter 30
Do The Right Thing

By Sandra du Plessis


"... all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you,
do ye even so to them ..." (Mathew 7:12)

Treat others well
it will return;
respectful words
our golden rule.

Be the first to forgive others
let's do kind deeds;
our neighbors need some love.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 31
Stand Steadfast In Christ

By Sandra du Plessis


"... in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on Him,
but also to suffer for His sake." (Philippians 1:29)


Good or bad times
steadfast in Christ;
God will provide
for all our needs.


God depends on us to have faith
 fear no evil;
troubles of life bring strength.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 32
God Gives Us Peace

By Sandra du Plessis


"And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)

God sets us free
He gives us peace;
our hearts and minds
safe in His hands.

Don't worry about anything
give thanks to God;
peace, beyond our insight.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 33
Leave The Past Behind

By Sandra du Plessis


"Remember ye, not the former things,
neither consider the things of the old ..." (Isaiah 43:18-19)

Forget the past;
God makes all new
His plans are good
trust in the Lord.

Our Redeemer will change our lives
He forgives sins;
it is time to move forward.

 

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 34
A Chance to Choose

By Sandra du Plessis


"... I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing;
therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live." (Deuteronomy 30:19)

God will not force
His will on us;
a chance to choose
the life or death.

Change your life with life-giving thoughts
our seeds live forth;
He advises - choose life

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 35
They That Wait Upon The Lord

By Sandra du Plessis


"... the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles ..." (Isaiah 40:31)

The Lord renews
His children's strength;
gives them wings to
soar with eagles.

They run and walk but never faint
wait upon Him;
He will carry you through.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 36
Faith Is Hope

By Sandra du Plessis


"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen." (Hebrew 11:1)

We find true faith
within our hearts
when faith gives hope
for things unseen.

The reward for faith is to see
what we believe;
God reveals the unseen.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

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Chapter 37
Walk In The Light

By Sandra du Plessis


"But he that doeth truth cometh to the light,
that his deeds may be made manifest ..." (John 3:21)

Do what is right
walk in the light;
express good deeds
and sow God's seeds.

Despite how we feel, be polite
we make the choice;
serve in Spirit and Truth.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

I have slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone

***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible printed in the year 1959. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

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Chapter 38
The Source Of Wisdom

By Sandra du Plessis


"With Him is Wisdom and strength,
He hath counsel and understanding.: (Job 12:13)

He understands
we need wisdom;
He gives us strength
He counsels us.

In Him, we can find all we need
rely on Him;
God's the source of wisdom.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible printed in the year 1959. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

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Chapter 39
Live Without Worries

By Sandra du Plessis


"Casting all your care upon Him;
for he careth for you." (1Peter 5:7)

He cares for us
don't be upset;
He will provide
all that we need.

We don't need to fear anything,
find peace in Him;
our Lord has come to save.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible printed in the year 1959. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

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Chapter 40
Find Wisdom In Faith

By Sandra du Plessis


"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God,
that gives to all men liberally ..." (James 1:15)

We need wisdom
that leads to faith;
renew our hearts
to live in peace.

Build a relationship with God;
He freely gives
wisdom through faith to men.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible printed in the year 1959. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

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Chapter 41
Know The Love Of Christ

By Sandra du Plessis


"And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge;
that ye may be filled with all the fullness of God." (Ephesians 3:19)

To know His Love
above knowledge;
His Spirit fills
our hearts and souls.

May we always live in God's House;
when filled with God
I'm empty of myself.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible printed in the year 1959. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

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Chapter 42
Be Steadfast In Faith

By Sandra du Plessis


"Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit the likes of men,
be strong. Let all your things be done with charity." (1 Corinthians 16:13-14)

Steadfast in faith
it makes us strong
do what you do
show love to all.

God is our daily guide in life
we need His love;
we live in a harsh world.


 

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible printed in the year 1959. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

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Chapter 43
God's On Our Side

By Sandra du Plessis


"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you:
Not as the world giveth, give I unto you ..." (John 14:27)

Control our moods
God leaves His peace;
not from this world
replace our fear.

We expect the worst in bad times;
God's on our side
don't let hate steal our peace.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible printed in the year 1959. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

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Chapter 44
Love Your Enemies

By Sandra du Plessis


"But I say unto you which hear, love your enemies,
do good to them which hate you." (Luke 6:27)


The Word of God
is filled with  truth;

pardon your foes
favours yourself.


Love your enemies like your friends,
it's His command;
forgive those who hate you

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible printed in the year 1959. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

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Chapter 45
The Good Fruit

By Sandra du Plessis


"A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth, but the soul of
the transgressors shall eat violence." (Proverbs 13:2)


The bad and good
we think and talk;
we need God's help
to guide us through.


Our conversations influence
our attitude;

fruit will come from our mouth.

 

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible printed in the year 1959. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

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Chapter 46
Live A Happy Life

By Sandra du Plessis


"Not that I speak in respect of want: For I have learned in
whatsoever state I am, to be content." (Philippians 4:11)

Enjoy each day
despite your mood;
accept life's fate
that comes to you.

We learn to cope with life's trials
that make us strong
to live a happy life.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone

***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible printed in the year 1959. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

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Chapter 47
God of Peace

By Sandra du Plessis


"For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace,
as in all churches of the saints." (1 Corinthians 14:33)

Don't overthink
about disputes
let God resolve
our needs, His way.

God's will for us is to have peace;
we feel confused
when we do not trust God.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).
I slightly changed the form for my purpose to bring daily blessings from the Bible to everyone
***Any grammar mistakes in the quote directly copied from the Bible as it is written in my KJV Bible printed in the year 1959. Some verses may go over the sixteen syllable limit but I will keep it to only two lines when possible.

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 48
His Wondrous Works

By Sandra du Plessis


"Make me understand the way of thy precepts:
so shall I talk of Thy wondrous works." (Psalm119:27)

We can improve
and learn His will;
let's tell about
His Mighty works.

From God's Word, we will know His way;
take time to read
His scriptures - gain wisdom.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."

The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 49
He Is Faithful

By Sandra du Plessis


"... he is faithful and just to forgive us
our sins, and to cleanse us ..." (1 John 1:9)

Don't hide your sins
from God, He knows
about our faults;
He forgives us.

We live in peace when we repent
our sins to God;
He's faithful and righteous.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

***I am using Bible verses instead of Quotes and for clarity purposes the syllable count may be more than the prescribed syllables. I will try to keep it within two lines. I am making use of the KJV of 1959.

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."

The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads.


Chapter 50
Jesus Is The Way

By Sandra du Plessis


"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life;
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6)

He is the way,
the truth, and life;
He sets us free
His word is light.

Believe He will do what He says
He teaches us;
He is our Redeemer.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."

The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 51
Know God Is Love

By Sandra du Plessis


"He that loveth not knoweth not God;
for God is Love." (1 John 4:8)

When we don't love
we don't know God;
He sacrificed
His only Son.

Love is not something we must do
for God is Love;
we aim to be like Him.

 

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."

The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 52
The Power Of Our Words

By Sandra du Plessis


"A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth;
and with the increase of his lips shall he be fulfilled." (Proverbs 18:20)

Words of the mouth
powerful tools;
the lips spread hate
or offer love.

Words are the product of our thoughts
we contemplate;
control where your mind dwells.

 

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."

The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 53
Set Your Goals

By Sandra du Plessis


"But without faith, it is impossible
to please Him ..." (Hebrews 11:6)

Our faith in God
will please our Lord;
we gain courage
we will not fear.

Decide to follow His footsteps
to be like Him;
we depend on His strength.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde

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Chapter 54
It Is Time To Change

By Sandra du Plessis


"For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord." (Isaiah 55:8)

Where are your thoughts?
when not with God;
it's time to change
and think like Him.

He knows us better than we do.
He will provide;
believe His plan for us.
 

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde

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Chapter 55
Live To Please God

By Sandra du Plessis


"For as much then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise
with the same mind; for he that hath suffered at the flesh hath ceased from sin;" (1 Peter 4:1)

He comes to save
our souls from sin;
the flesh suffers
the spirit wins.

We often suffer to please God
think like He thinks;
He sacrificed His life.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde

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Chapter 56
God Makes All Things Good

By Sandra du Plessis


"And we know that all things work together for good
to them that love God ..." (Romans 8:28)

We can stay calm
when all goes wrong;
we know God's plans
will work out well.

When our plans fail; we can know God's
in full control
of what will happen next.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde

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Chapter 57
Choose The Right Way

By Sandra du Plessis


"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel
of the ungodly ..." (Psalm 1:1)

Choose friends with care
the ones we trust
will protect us
and our secrets.

Don't listen to ungodly men
they'll guide us wrong;
always seek God's advice.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but a max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."

The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 58
Find The Joy In Suffering

By Sandra du Plessis


"My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers
temptations." (James 1:2)

We can trust God
in times of need;
find peace within
He will provide.

Always thank God in troubled times
don't turn from Him;
find joy despite hardship.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."

The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 59
Sin Not With Your Tongue

By Sandra du Plessis


" ... I sin not with my tongue. I will keep my mouth with a bridle,
while the wicked is before me." (Psalm 39:1)

Let words of truth
come from your mouth;
don't speak too quick
let's guard our words.

Speak only words that will please God
control your tongue;
our words have much power.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 60
Depend On God's True Love

By Sandra du Plessis


"So shalt thou find favor and a good understanding
in the sight of God and man." (Proverbs 3:5)

Always trust God
with heart and soul;
He gives insight
to solve problems

We can depend on God's true love
to show the way;
His peace fills us with joy.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

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Chapter 61
Learn To Have Patience

By Sandra du Plessis


"But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect
and entire, wanting nothing." (James 1:4)

Learn to stay calm
wait on the Lord;
enjoy your life
a grateful heart.

Develop patience while you wait
on God's answers;
He will not disappoint.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 62
Receive God's Grace

By Sandra du Plessis


"... the grace of God which is given to me, as a wise master builder,
I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon, ..." (1Corinthians 3:10)

Thanks for God's grace
He gives us strength;
to build upon
His foundation.

We need God's power in our lives
we should not fear;
but depend on God's grace.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 63
All Become New

By Sandra du Plessis


"Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: Old things are passed away,
behold, all things have become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Renew your life
read His Scriptures
learn His good plan
He has for us.

Be prepared for any troubles,
let old things pass;
live within Jesus Christ.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 64
How Can We Please God?

By Sandra du Plessis


" ... this is the work of God, that ye believe in Him whom He hath sent."          (John 6:29)

We will please God
when we believe
He sent His Son;
no other way.

God is content when we have faith
in Jesus Christ;
there is no greater love.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 65
Love Those Who Hate You

By Sandra du Plessis


Mathew 5:44 "But I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you."

It seems too hard
to pray and bless
our enemies --
learn to love them.

Not an easy task, God demands
we must obey;
forgive those who hate you.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 66
The Proof Of God's Love

By Sandra du Plessis



"But commendeth His love towards us, in that while we were sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)

God proves His love;
He sent His Son
to set us free
from sin and guilt.

We get a chance to be God's child;
the sacrifice
of Jesus Christ, His Son

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 67
Accept God's Will

By Sandra du Plessis


"Be of the same mind, one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of love estate. Be not wise in your own conceits." (Romans 12:16)

Accept the change
we can trust God;
have peace of mind
He leads the way.

Show compassion with a kind heart
and love all men;
God will give you wisdom.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 68
The Grace Of God

By Sandra du Plessis


"Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it, but the instruction of fools is folly." (Proverbs 16:22)

Control your mind
calm emotions;
find inner peace
spirit of love.

God will help us control anger.
Power of Christ-
His grace will be enough.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 69
To Be Like Him

By Sandra du Plessis


"Be ye, therefore, followers of God;
as dear children." (Ephesians 5:1)

He's filled with grace
and mercy for us;
we try our best
to be like Him.

God sees the desires of our hearts
we're His children;
follow His example.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 70
Be Merciful

By Sandra du Plessis


"Be ye therefore merciful,
as your father is also merciful." (Luke 6:36)

God's merciful
and so should we;
forgive our foes
is hard to do.

Pray for your enemies and bless
those who hate you;
obedient to God.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 71
A Boy Was Born

By Sandra du Plessis


"And she shall bring forth a son, and you
shall call His name Jesus ..." (Matthew 1:21)

A boy was born
He came to save
us all from sin;
God's only Son.

He saves His people from their sins
a new-born child;
He must be called Jesus.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 72
Go To God First

By Sandra du Plessis


"In all thy ways acknowledge Him,
and He shall direct thy paths." (Proverbs 3:6)

Pray day and night
tell God my needs;
ask Him to guide
He will provide.

The word of God will help me grow
He will lead me;
I love to follow Him.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 73
The Rest We Find in God

By Sandra du Plessis


"Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)

God promises
His wondrous rest;
in troubled times
He'll guide us through.

Peace of God, we will find in Him;
despite the storms
we find rest to stay calm.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt


Thank you jgrace for the use of your artwork called 'peaceful spirit'


Chapter 74
Trust In The Living God

By Sandra du Plessis


"... trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men,
especially of those who believe." (1 Timothy 4:10)

We place our hope
and trust in God
rescue all men
believe His love.

I place my faith and hope in God
and follow Him;
my future's in His hands.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 75
All The Days Of My Life

By Sandra du Plessis


"Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life ..." (Psalm 23:6)

Promise from God
to bless my life;
He's my shepherd
who protects me.

He will be merciful to me
my whole life through;
I'm sure of His goodness.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 76
Lover Of Hospitality

By Sandra du Plessis


"But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men,
sober, just, holy, temperate" (Titus 1:8)

Withhold from wrath
withstand each test;
start bearing fruit
stay good and just.

Control over thoughts, words, and deeds
a friend to all;
depend on God's mercy.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 77
Have Mercy On The Poor

By Sandra du Plessis


"He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth;
but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he." (Proverbs 14:21)

Have open eyes
to see the need;
a helping hand
that stretches out.

God gives us a heart filled with grace
find joy in love;
show mercy to the poor.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 78
Don't get entangled

By Sandra du Plessis


"...Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again
with the yoke of bondage." (Galations 5:1)

He made us free
from sin and shame
behave yourself
refrain from sin.

Find freedom to live within Christ
to do God's will;
our bond with God made strong.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt


Thank you VMarguarite for the use of your artwork.

NS: It seems the power is finally restored, thank you for your patience.


Chapter 79
Don't Depend On Yourself

By Sandra du Plessis


"God is faithful by whom ye were called, unto
the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord." (1 Corinthians 1:9)

Our trust in God
is strong each day;
don't stop to pray
be one with Him.

Never worry, God will rescue
He is faithful;
Don't depend on yourself.

 

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 80
Givers Are Blessed

By Sandra du Plessis


" ... the Lord Jesus Christ, how he said: It is more blessed
to give than to receive." (Acts 20:35)

To give is good
and blesses too;
it fills the soul
with pure delight.

Ask God to make us a blessing
for those in need;
let us help where we can.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 81
I Strive To Please God

By Sandra du Plessis


"... for he that cometh to God must believe that He is
and that He is the Rewarder ..." (Heb 11:6)


To find the Lord
I have to seek;
believe He is
who brings reward.

Depend on God to give me strength
I don't give up;
I strive to please the Lord.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still, poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

**NS I am aware that I used this verse before, it is just from another angle.

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Chapter 82
Increase Your Faith

By Sandra du Plessis


'Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering;
for He is faithful that promised." (Hebrews 10:23)

Without a doubt
our faithful God;
He loves us all
and works through me.

I place my hope on God's promise
confess out loud;
I'll keep speaking of faith.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author and God with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads





Chapter 83
Because He Cares

By Sandra du Plessis


"Casting all your care upon Him;
He careth for you." (1 Peter 5:7)

He takes our cares
away from us;
live trouble-free
He solves problems

I trust God with all my worries
because He cares;
I depend on His love.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 84
Joyful Thoughts

By Sandra du Plessis


"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God;
to them who are called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:28)

I am reborn
don't get upset;
I'm dead for sin
and live in Christ.

My day is filled with joyful thoughts
be like a child;
the purpose of God's will.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 85
Learn To Forgive

By Sandra du Plessis


"Love does not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own;
is not easily provoked; thinketh no evil; ..." (1 Corinthians 13:5)

Learn to forgive
don't keep records
of wrong actions;
do good to all.

To forget evil is our choice
find inner peace;
valuable forgiveness.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads





Chapter 86
No Evil Can Harm Us

By Sandra du Plessis


"Behold, I give unto you power to tread on
serpents and scorpions ..." (Luke 10:19)

When doom brings fear
don't get upset;
think of a plan
and overcome.

Do not allow negative thoughts
to steal our peace;
Christ gives us His power.



 

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 87
Take Up His Yoke

By Sandra du Plessis


"For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Mathew 11:30

Accept the change
the sign from God;
explore new things
He guides us through.

Be not afraid to start anew
He's my shepherd;
He leads me day and night.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 88
The Words We Speak

By Sandra du Plessis


"... if any man offends not in word, the same is a perfect man,
and able also to bridle the whole body." James 3:2

Beware the tongue
the words we speak;
a mighty sword
we use to hurt.

We offend with words from our mouth
 not send from God;
speak Holy words bring peace.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 89
Importance Of Attitude

By Sandra du Plessis


"Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth
take heed lest he falleth." (1Corinthians 10:12)

God is faithful
won't let us fall;
resist the trap
placed before us.

Trusting God for guidance daily
for humble minds;
beware of temptations.

 

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 90
The Peace Of God

By Sandra du Plessis


Nehemiah 8:11 "So the Levites stilled all the people saying; hold your peace,
for the day is Holy; neither ye be grieved."

God will protect
and gives us joy;
we do expect
His peace employ.

God does wonderful miracles
we dream about;
that seems impossible.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads



Chapter 91
Do Everything In Faith

By Sandra du Plessis


" ... when Peter has come down out of the ship,
he walketh on the water, to go to Jesus." (Matthew 14:29)

Obey the Lord
have faith in Him;
He will guide you
protect from harm.

Be not afraid to go forward
have faith and trust;
He will never leave you.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 92
God's Guidance

By Sandra du Plessis


" ... and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh,
and will give them a heart of flesh." (Ezekiel 11:19)

A heart of flesh
instead of stone;
our only guide
writes on my heart.

I'm obedient to God's word
my heart is soft;
He leads me where He will.



 

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 93
He Is My Only God

By Sandra du Plessis


"Thou shalt have no other gods before me." (Exodus 20:3)

Question myself:
Do I want God
part of my life?
Does He guide me?

What am I doing with my time?
When do I pray?
He is my only God.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 94
Breastplate Of Righteousness

By Sandra du Plessis


"Stand therefore having your loins girt about with truth,
and having on the breastplate of righteousness." (Ephesians 6:14)

Our walk with God
most important;
keep our promise
without excuse.

We should commit our lives to God
He will provide;
Breastplate of righteousness.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads



Chapter 95
Stand Strong In Christ

By Sandra du Plessis


"If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will,
and it shall be done unto you." (John 15:7)

To know God's word
we must read more;
do not give up
let Him come in.

We can pray to ask anything
stand strong in Christ;
He will give us power.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 96
Be Aware Of The Enemy

By Sandra du Plessis


"Be sober be vigilant; because of your adversary the devil,
as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:" (1Peter 5:8)

Become aware
of satan's might;
we know our God
Almighty reigns.

We stand steadfast against satan
roaring lion;
he comes to deceive all.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 97
Spiritual Chastice

By Sandra du Plessis


"Now no chastening for the present
seemeth to be joyous ... (Hebrews 12:11)

The will of God
refrain from sin;
control yourself
learn from His scold.

To suffer through hard testing times
peaceful harvest;
disciplined to do good.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 98
Pray And Speak God's Word

By Sandra du Plessis


"Fear thou not, for I am with thee; be not dismayed;
for I am thy God ..." (Isaiah 41:10)

No need to fear
our God is near;
He makes us strong
His love's prolonged.

God teaches us to conquer fear
we pray each day;
refuse to live in doubt.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 99
The Key To Life

By Sandra du Plessis


"We know that we have passed from death unto life because we love the brethren;
he that loveth not his brother abideth in death." (1 John 3:14)

The key to life
brotherly love;
ask God for strength
to love brothers.

God encourages us, seek life
focus on love;
do not remain in death.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 100
Seek God With Your Whole Heart

By Sandra du Plessis


"Blessed are they that keep His testimonies,
and that seek Him with the whole heart." (Psalm 119:2)

God's written Word
we should know well;
seek His Kingdom
with your whole heart.

God is unable to tell lies
He says - He does;
His promises we trust.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 101
God Thinks Differently

By Sandra du Plessis


"For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,saith the Lord."
(Isaiah 55:8)

Have faith in God
believe He knows
our ev'ry need;
let Him guide us.

Learn to think the way God may think;
we stop His plans
with our negative thoughts.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 102
Acknowledge God Each Day

By Sandra du Plessis


"To all thy ways acknowledge Him,
and He shall direct thy paths." (Proverbs 3:6)

I pray to God
to lead the way;
He knows my soul
follows His plan.

I speak to God about my needs;
He will guide me
to make the right choices.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 103
Speak Positively

By Sandra du Plessis


" ... if ye loved me, ye would rejoice because I said, I go unto the Father;
for my Father is greater than I." (John 14:28)

Always rejoice
the good and sad;
stay positive
God knows the best.

Speak positively about change
that brings new life;
everything has two sides.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 104
Put On The New Man

By Sandra du Plessis


"And that ye, put on the new man, which is created after God in
righteousness and true holiness." (Ephesians 4:24}

When we repent
we are reborn
in God's image;
a new being.

Renew our thoughts with words from God
leave old behind;
walk in spirit and truth.




 

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 105
Lilies of the field

By Sandra du Plessis


"And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow, they took not, neither do they spin." (Mathew 6:28)

God does provide
for all our needs;
don't allow doubt
to fill your heart.

Trust in God who creates us all
don't be afraid;
He will never forsake.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt


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Chapter 106
A Cry For Help

By Sandra du Plessis


"Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God;
for unto Thee, I will pray." (Psalm 5:2)

We have a choice
to use our voice;
my soul has hope
that I will cope.

My first morning thoughts start the day
for me to pray;
ask God to lead my way.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 107
Don't Be Tempted To Give Up

By Sandra du Plessis


"And when He was at the place, He said unto them; pray that ye
enter not into temptation." (Luke 22:40)

Do not give up
but start to pray;
when we need help
against the trap.

Never consider temptation
to lose all hope;
that is what satan wants.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads





Chapter 108
Trust And Wait On The Lord

By Sandra du Plessis


"Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine hearts;
wait, I say, on the Lord." (Psalm 27:14)

We wait on God
He gives us hope;
don't lack to pray
stay positive.

Wait, believe, and receive what we want
He hears me pray;
when I ask for blessings.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 109
Earthly Blessings

By Sandra du Plessis


"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper
and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." (3 John 1:2)

God wants to bless
us in all things;
a mature soul
will understand.

He blesses first, spiritually
and then the flesh;
we want to receive it.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still, poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads





Chapter 110
Wisdom And Insight

By Sandra du Plessis


"So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom
and apply thine heart to understanding." (Proverbs 2:2)

Open your ears
hear His wisdom;
that He will bring
within His word.

When we feel unsure what to do
God will guide us;
He's present in our hearts.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 111
My Thoughts Are With God

By Sandra du Plessis


"Be not overcome of evil,
but overcome evil with good." (Romans 12:21)

Find cheerful things
be confident;
let go of fear
have God in mind.

Overcome evil with good deeds
obey the Lord;
captivate all glum thoughts.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 112
Write Down Your Vision

By Sandra du Plessis


"... write the vision, and make it plain upon tables,
that he may run that readeth it." (Habakkuk 2;2)

Write down your dreams
for all to see;
message from God
believe and hope.

I have a vision of God's plan
for my future;
depend on His promise.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 113
Ambassadors for Christ

By Sandra du Plessis


"Now then we are ambassadors for Christ
as though God did beseech you by us ..."(2 Corinthians 5:20)

We need God's Word
to spread the news;
His saving grace
a gift from God.

We are ambassadors for Christ
live Holy lives;
from the cross to the throne.

 

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 114
My Humble Mind Honors God

By Sandra du Plessis


"Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God,
that He may exalt you in due time." (1 Peter 5:6)

I honor God
a humble mind;
He lifts me up
I am His child.

I declare God is Almighty
He lives in me;
He will take care of me.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 115
The Law Is The Knowledge Of Sin

By Sandra du Plessis


"Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight;
for by the law is the knowledge of sin." (Romans 3:20)

The law of God
will guide the way
we have to walk;
to serve in faith.

The purpose of the law's to teach
us right from wrong;
make the right choice each day.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads




Chapter 116
Fighting The Good Fight

By Sandra du Plessis


"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil,
and he will flee from you." (James 4:7)

Resist the beast
his hate consumes;
your thoughts, his feast
and thrives on dooms.

I stand active against satan
who flees from me;
when I abide with God.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads





Chapter 117
He Is The Way

By Sandra du Plessis


"... I am the way, the truth, and the life;
no man cometh unto the father, but by me." (John14:6)

He is the Way
in Him is Truth
He is our Guide
to find true Life.

When we feel lost without guidance
find Jesus Christ;
He is the only way.

Author Notes ***we have frequent power failures, working from my phone. If there are any corrections I will do it when power is restored.


*** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay,


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 118
The Choice Is Mine

By Sandra du Plessis


"I acknowledge my sin unto thee,
and my iniquity have I not hid." (Psalm 32:5)

He paid the price
died for our sins;
the wooden cross
in Golgotha.

I received what Christ did for me
the choice is mine;
His mercy is endless.


 

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 119
Keep Thoughts Pure

By Sandra du Plessis


" ... whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure,
lovely, ... are of good report ... think of these things." (Philippians 4:8)

Our thoughts become
our life actions;
always talk truth
be just and pure.

Treat other people with honor,
kindness and praise;
choose your thoughts carefully.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The full quotation of Philippians 4:8

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think of these things."

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 120
Speak Words Of Blessing

By Sandra du Plessis


"That he who blesseth himself in the earth
shall bless himself in the God of truth ..." (Isaiah 65:16)

Use words with care
and bless yourself;
the God of Truth
He knows the heart.

I'm blessed with God's miracles
powerful words;
bless and not condemning.


 

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads





Chapter 121
A Joyful Soul

By Sandra du Plessis


"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine,
but a broken spirit drieth the bones." (Proverbs 17:22)

A joyful soul
keeps us healthy;
defeat sorrows
delight in God.

Speak words of cheer and receive joy
in heart and soul;
spread news of good tidings.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 122
Don't Miss His Miracles

By Sandra du Plessis


"And she had a sister called Mary who sat at Jesus's feet;
and heard His word." (Luke 10:39)

We make more time,
to hear His word;
sit at His feet
and learn from Him.

We need to balance work and God,
standstill a while;
don't miss His miracles.


 

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads



Chapter 123
Passing The Test

By Sandra du Plessis


"Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you,
as though some strange thing happened to you." (1 Peter 4:12)

Do not ask why
God tests our faith
with hard trials
He blesses souls.

Be strong and pass the test of God
it lifts us up;
don't fear or feel dismayed.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 124
Thoughts, Words, And Habits

By Sandra du Plessis


"Then touched He their eyes, saying:
According to your faith be it unto you." (Matthew 9:29)

Focus on thoughts
concrete and true;
speak words of hope
believe in God.

God leads with powerful might;
I'll overcome
and win my bad habits.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 125
He Is The One

By Sandra du Plessis


"As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness;
I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness." (Psalm 17:15)

God must be first
inside our minds;
spend time with Him
honor His name.

I love God with all of my heart
He is the One;
who satisfies my soul.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 126
God Supplies Abundantly

By Sandra du Plessis


"And God is able to make all grace abound toward you;
that ye will always have all sufficiency ..." (2 Corinthians 9:8)

God blesses all
in abundance
to freely give
to those in need.

God provides everything I need
to help the weak;
let me be a blessing.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 127
Rooted And Grounded In Love

By Sandra du Plessis


"That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith,
that ye, being rooted and grounded in love ..." (Ephesians 3:17)

My heart's desire
to know God's word,
and bear the fruit
that comes from love.

I'm rooted and grounded in Him
He is my strength;
Jesus dwells in my heart.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 128
His Love Won't Cease

By Sandra du Plessis


"Acquaint now thyself with Him, and be at peace:
Thereby good shall come to thee." (Job22:21)

Abide with God
He gives us peace;
His promises broad
His love won't cease.

I will obey God, His will reigns
He breaks the chains;
I'm free from sinful stains.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 129
Seeking His Kingdom

By Sandra du Plessis


"But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you." (Matthew 6:33)

Spend time with God
to learn His will;
seek His guidance
to find His way.

Be righteous in the eyes of God
through Jesus Christ;
the only Son of God.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 130
Choose God's Way Every Day

By Sandra du Plessis


"I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord,
I die daily." (1 Corinthians 15:31)

Renew your soul
with Christ the Son;
He is the light,
the truth, the way.

Thank God for His guidance daily
I will rejoice;
Lay down my will for His.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 131
Begin Each Day Right

By Sandra du Plessis


"My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord,
in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee ..." (Psalm 5:3)

We start each day
without a doubt;
God's in control
He'll guide us through.

Expect to have a joyful day
keep our thoughts pure;
achieve a daily quest.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads





Chapter 132
To Be Like God

By Sandra du Plessis


"And that ye put on the new man, which after God
is created, in righteousness and true holiness." (Ephesians 4:24)

Let go of old
renew the soul;
to be like Him
a holy man.

Become someone that looks like God
righteous and true;
Holy Spirit's within.


 

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 133
I Will Rejoice In My Weakness

By Sandra du Plessis


"... My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength
is made perfect in weakness ..." (2 Corinthians 12:9)

No need to fear
when God is near;
He's our retreat
each threat's defeat.

In my weakness, He is my strength
He gives me grace;
I'll do good for others.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 134
Control Your Emotions

By Sandra du Plessis


"Be sober, be vigilant; because, your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:" (1Peter 5:8)

A sober mind
to stay awake;
when danger comes
have faith and hope.

Don't allow evil to mislead
you from the truth;
control your emotions.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 135
Do What Is Right

By Sandra du Plessis


"Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight:
But all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him ..." (Heb 4:13)

He sees it all
we cannot hide;
always speak truth
and sow good seed.

We harvest whatever we sow
do what is right;
and your deeds will prosper.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 136
We All Received The Holy Spirit

By Sandra du Plessis


"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus,
to walk not after the flesh, but walk after the Spirit." (Romans 8:1)

We all received
the Holy Ghost
to rise above
our worldly sins.

He taught us His Word and His Will
He sent His Son
to be our Redeemer.

 

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads





Chapter 137
God Does Not Discriminate

By Sandra du Plessis


"Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision, barbarian,
Scythian bond nor free: But Christ is all and in all." (Colossians 3:11)
 
It is God's will
to bless each one;
He does not judge
the Greek or Jew.
 
God's promise is for all who choose
to know Him well;
God sent His Son for me.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 138
A Place Of Peaceful Rest

By Sandra du Plessis


"I will both lay me down in peace and sleep;
for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety." (Psalm 4:8)

God will provide
a place of rest;
we can trust Him
to give us peace.

We can live while we wait in faith
for Him to guide;
the path where fear is not.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 139
Don't Act Like A Fool

By Sandra du Plessis


"Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it;
but the instruction of fools is folly." (Proverbs 16:22)

God gives us skills
to understand
control our rage;
don't act like fools.

Do not let emotions control
your mood of wrath;
forgiveness is the key.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 140
Jesus Knew No Sin

By Sandra du Plessis


"For He hath made Him be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we
are made the righteousness of God in Him." (2Corinthians 5:21)

God sent His Son
to live on earth;
and take man's sin
upon the cross.

We need hope and security
in Jesus Christ;
He has died without sin.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 141
The Mind Of Christ

By Sandra du Plessis


"Let the mind be in you,
which was also in Christ." (Philippians 2:5)

Put others first
before yourself;
be meek and kind
treat neighbors well.

Reveal the mind of Christ within
your inner soul;
do not lose your temper.

 

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads





Chapter 142
Beside Still Waters

By Sandra du Plessis


"He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;
He leadeth me beside the still waters" (Psalm 23:2)

We must decide
accept His ways;
we will find peace
and rest in Him.

I look forward to the future
God plans for me;
I will go where He leads.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 143
My Future Is With God

By Sandra du Plessis


"And to knowledge temperance; and temperance patience;
and to patience godliness." (2Peter 1:6)

Do we know God
and do His will?
learn self-control
build your prospects.

With determination, we win
a life with Him;
He keeps us safe from sin.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 144
Follow God's Plan

By Sandra du Plessis


"... I do, forgetting these things which are behind,.
and reaching forth unto those things that are before ..." (Philippians 3:13)

Let go the things
of past events;
focus on now
expect the best.

The past is done and can't be changed
follow God's plan;
living for the future.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads





Chapter 145
Only God Knows All The Answers

By Sandra du Plessis


"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;
and lean not to thine own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)

We trust the Lord
He will resolve
our troubles quick
depend on Him.

We do not know all the answers
and pray for grace;
without God, we're nothing.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 146
Be Careful What You Say

By Sandra du Plessis


"... that every idle word that man shall speak, they shall
give account thereof in the day of judgment. (Mathew 12:36)

Don't speak harsh words
to hurt someone;
praise God instead
with joyful songs.

God will hold us accountable
on judgment day;
keep your tongue from vile words.


 

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 147
Love Conquers Fear

By Sandra du Plessis


"There is no fear in love, but perfect love casteth out fear;
because fear has torment he that feareth is not made perfect in love."
(1 John 4:18)

The love from God
is free to all;
no need to fear
when we have faith.

Trust God in all circumstances
believe His Word;
Love and Faith conquer fear.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 148
Energize Your Spirit

By Sandra du Plessis


"... the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe,
according to the working of His mighty power ..." (Ephesians 1:19)

You are precious
to God, take care
of your degree
of health and strength.

God's power energizes me
to do His will;
He guides me every day.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 149
Transform The Mind

By Sandra du Plessis


"And be not conformed to this world: But be transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that ye may prove what is good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." (Romans 12:2)

Renew your thoughts
to know God's will
and what is good;
refrain from sin.

God can change our lives forever
He guides the way;
we just need to follow.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads





Chapter 150
He Gives Us Life

By Sandra du Plessis


"... I come that they might have life;
and that they may have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)

We can rejoice
within the Lord;
He gave us life
in abundance.

Find joy in each moment we live
to please the Lord;
He ensures peace of mind.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 151
Pursue Peaceful Relationships

By Sandra du Plessis


"Let him eschew evil, and do good;
let him seek peace and ensue it." (1 Peter 3:11)

Find peace of mind
with those around;
His love is free
for us to share.

Motivate peace with everyone
receive His love;
build great relationships.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 152
Speak Positive Words

By Sandra du Plessis


"Neither filthiness nor foolish talking nor jesting; which are not
convenient; but rather giving of thanks." (Ephesians 5:4)

Refrain from scorn
let's find the joy
of life itself;
show gratitude.

We can start to feel positive
and find delight;
praise God in thankfulness.

 

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 153
Our Covenant With God

By Sandra du Plessis


And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people;
and they said: All that the Lord hath said will we do, and be obedient. (Exodus 24:7)

We learn and do
the will of God;
obey His word
with all your might.

Vow to obey His covenant
do what is right;
we choose to follow Him.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 154
Power Over The Enemy

By Sandra du Plessis


"Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and overall
the power of the enemy; and nothing shall by any means hurt you." (Luke 10:19)

Don't be deceived
by Satan's lies;
he will destroy
our faith in God.

God grants power over Satan;
the word of God
has more might than the sword.


 

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 155
Feeding Of Thousands

By Sandra du Plessis


"... How many loaves have ye? Go and see. And when they knew, they say five, and two fish.
And He commanded them to make all sit down by companies on the green grass." (Mark 6:38-39)

He will provide
in all our needs;
obey His word
and give your all.

He feeds thousands with not much food
more than enough;
focus on what's in store.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 156
Motivated By Love

By Sandra du Plessis


"Every man's work shall be made manifest; for the day shall declare it,
because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall trye every man's work of what sort it is."
(1 Corinthians 3:13)

Do what is right
do good to all;
the day will come
for His review.

Strive to have a pure loving heart
He'll guide us through;
all motives will be revealed.


 

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 157
Trust The Lord To Provide

By Sandra du Plessis


"Which of you, by taking thought,
can add one cubit to his stature?" (Matthew 6:27)

Look at the birds
they do not sow;
and neither reap
or gather food.

Don't worry about tomorrow
the Lord provides;
everything we may need.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 158
Be Confident And Wise

By Sandra du Plessis


"I speak as to wise men;
judge ye what I say. (1Cor 10:15)

We trust the Lord
He speaks the truth;
we gain insight
and place Him first.

Become wise to make the right choice
decide what's right;
obtain success and peace.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 159
To Serve The Lord In Faith

By Sandra du Plessis


"And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation.
These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel." (Exodus 19:6)

Always praise God
without the doubt
provides us peace,
and hope with joy.

Don't waste one day filled with worries
keep eyes on Him;
blessings abundantly.


Chapter 160
A Fruitful Life

By Sandra du Plessis


"If by one man's offense death reigned by one;
much more they which receive abundance of grace ..."
(Romans 5:17)

Do what is right
He taught us well
and gives us grace
to do His will.

Become a child like Jesus Christ
live like He did;
He reigns with righteousness.

Author Notes *** If you do not like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoy that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 161
The Powerful Word Of God

By Sandra du Plessis


"So, shall my word be goeth forth, out of my mouth:
It shall not return unto the void but shall accomplish that which I please ..."
(Isaiah 55:11)

His Word's the seed
we spread on earth;
to let it grow
and bearing fruit.

We bring the word of God to all
a source of life;
provides food for the soul.

Author Notes *** If you don't like to read spiritual work from the Bible, you are welcome to choose the skip button. Please do not use your voice to show disrespect to the Word of God or the beliefs of many others who do respect the Word of God. Thank you for those who like to read Spiritual poetry and treat the author with respect.

The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoy that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 162
Strive To Please The Lord

By Sandra du Plessis


"For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him..."
(2 Chronicles 16:9)

The eyes of God
see everywhere;
He seeks the hearts
of all sincere.

He wants to help those who're in need
and trust in Him;
I strive to please the Lord.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

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Chapter 163
Fruitful Thoughts

By Sandra du Plessis


"Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart
and of a good conscience, and faith unfeigned." (1 Timothy 1:5)

His last command
to being relief
with loving hearts;
for those in need.

Let your faith be strong and sincere
have fruitful thoughts;
keep your deeds purposeful.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?
Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads.


Chapter 164
Secrets Will Be Revealed

By Sandra du Plessis


"For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was
anything kept secret, but it should come abroad." (Mark 4:22)

The Word of God
inspired by Him
to teach and guide
us on His path.

We study God's Word to find truth
that is revealed;
through His Holy Spirit.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 165
Renewed Attitude

By Sandra du Plessis

"I can do all things through Christ,
which strengthened me." (Philippians 4:13)

When troubles come
don't be dismayed;
He will provide
what we may need.

He gives us strength to overcome
each mountain top;
because He lives within.

Author Notes
The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 166
Stand Strong Believe In Good

By Sandra du Plessis


"Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things,
endureth all things." (1Corinthians 13:7)

In love, we wait
have faith in God;
hope never ends
endure the pain.

Stand strong in faith, believe in good
our God is love;
He will end evil's reign.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 167
God Gives His Best

By Sandra du Plessis


"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
and cometh down from the Father of lights ..." (James 1:17)

Our plans will fail
His plan's the best;
He knows our needs
and He'll provide.

Keep your focus on what you have
and praise His name;
He gives abundantly.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

*** I am using in some cases more than the prescribed sixteen syllables for clarity purposes from the Bible verses; I try to keep it only two lines where possible. I am using KJV of 1959.
"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"
Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"So the poor have no bread,
then let them eat cake."
The queen has lost
her head. Freedom,
equality,
and brotherhood.

But still poverty persisted.
Time of terror.
Long live the Republic.

Pantygynt

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Chapter 168
Trust God With Everything

By Sandra du Plessis

 
"Jesus said unto him, if thou canst believe,
all things are possible to him that believeth." (Mark 9:23)

Those who believe
all things within
their reach achieved
with hope and faith

With God, everything's feasible,
He leads the way;
leave it all in His hands.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde

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Chapter 169
Faith And Trust In God

By Sandra du Plessis


"Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love
which ye have for the saints ..." (Colossians 1:4)

Believe in God
with faith and trust;
obey His Word
no need to fear.

Don't be confused by wickedness
do not lose hope;
God has a flawless plan.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde

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Chapter 170
A Child Is Born

By Sandra du Plessis


"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior,
which is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:11)

The wondrous thought
a child is born
to bring us hope;
redeeming love.

We thank the Lord for His great gift
His only Son;
Jesus Christ our Savior.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde

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Chapter 171
Medication For The Soul

By Sandra du Plessis


"He will not always chide; neither will He keep
His anger forever." (Psalm 103:9)

Unfair conduct
against the just;
we need God's help
forgive them all.

Contemplate and obey God's will
that soothes the soul;
with comfort and calmness.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde

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Chapter 172
Don't Give Satan Power

By Sandra du Plessis


"Hereafter I will not talk much with you;
for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me."
(John 14:30)

An evil prince
controls the world;
he's not from God
and tests our faith.

Take control of your emotions
withhold your tongue;
don't give Satan power.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde

Image courtesy of Google images free downloads


Chapter 173
Be The One God Seeks

By Sandra du Plessis

"For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him..." (2 Chronicles 16:9)

He seeks the pure
whose heart is right;
to follow Him
and trust His Word

I desire to be used by God
to do His Will;
there is no other way.

Author Notes The Sapphonic Triad

This form is an invention of our own Cliverde (Carol) and Pantygynt (Jim).

The form is as follows:

A two-line quotation (Free verse but the max total of sixteen syllables - must be concise and memorable) followed by a quatrain, four lines each of four syllables finally an 8-4-6 syllable envoi that moves us on somewhere...it should have a "satori" feeling.

You can use rhyme if you want, as done here:

"...pale flash not seen as slow you sink;
rocked evermore at Heaven's brink."

In bleak distress,
rejected maid
made her redress,
her pen a blade.

She wrote his lonely death at sea--
Inglorious!
and scored her page with glee.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


(or without rhyme)

"O wind, if winter comes
can spring be far behind?"

Let us linger
beneath these trees,
yellow-gold and rose,
this pewter sky.

River tumbles in jade and bronze;
riffles whisper--
O stay, stay! Won't you stay?

Ciliverde

***Because I use Bible verses it is not always possible to meet the limit of sixteen syllables in order to make sense, but I try my best to keep the quote only two lines long.

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