The following poem was given to me by the Holy Spirit during the American Council of the Blind Community Gospel sing on Sunday night. This poem was God’s message to me about my editing, and I pray that someone out here in the Blogosphere gets a blessing from reading it and it speaks to your heart, like God spoke to mine when he put this poem on my heart to put down on the digital page. Happy reading and God bless.
The year got off to a crazy busy start
The Holy Spirit tells me to trust God with all my heart,
I’ve struggled this week, with doubt and fear,
God Whispers words of comfort, “My child, I’m right here.”
“I know your heart
And I have a plan,
To mold and shape the words
I’ve put into authors’ hands.
I’ve given you a story to tell,
Though it’s not the one you thought you knew so well,
MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Garry Cox in his own words…
As an educator, poet and runner I am a lifer. I have the blessed opportunity to create new works and compete in my sport (Track & Field) in my upcoming 80th trip around our Sun.
I believe writing is precursor to thought, not the other way around. Poetry is an invitation to advance our thinking and deepen our feelings about the world we live in. It is a sharing of truths, your truth, my truth, the truth of our human experience. A good poem will celebrate these truths with a style and grace that exists in every tongue spoken on our planet.
To see more of my work including popular blog series What I Did on My Covid-19 Vacation, New Poets Wednesday and the Bernice and Garry series go to my website garrycox.com
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Garry’s poetry books include: The Waters of Appanoose County Copyright 2016
Beyond The Waters Copyright 2019
Coffee with the Bard Copyright 2021
Description for Coffee with the Bard:
Coffee with the Bard was meant to be a poetic potboiler, featuring a combination of my most liked poems alongside my feelings and reactions to the events associated with the Covid-19 Pandemic
As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.
Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.
Today’s challenge: Set a timer for three minutes and write a poem using the word “Swing” as your prompt. Be sure to post your poem on your own blog and pingback to this post so we can see your one word poetry challenge creation. Happy Writing!
The following poem was inspired by the word “bumfuzzle”, which was part of the One Word Poetry Challenge workshop, hosted by Jen Lowry, which Tish Bouvier and I participated in Yesterday. Each day I’ll post one poem prompted by this event and challenge you with a new word at random, so read this post in its entirety for your special challenge.
There once was a little wuzzle
Whose name was Bumfuzzle
His body was covered with hair,
Though he wasn’t a bear.
What was this wuzzle
Whose name was Bumfuzzle?
Bumfuzzle Was a dust bunny,
Who sneezed and coughed and walked real funny
He could always be found
Sticking his nose in a jar of honey.
Today’s challenge set a timer for three minutes and write a poem using the word “mask” as your prompt. Be sure to post your poem on your own blog and pingback to this post, so I can see what you come up with.