Your Life Is Poetry #NPM17

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I am pretty excited that it is April 1 and that is no joke! Let the games begin, or more accurately, let the poetry flow. Because if you are a poet, a wanna-be-poet, a writer who wants to work their writerly  muscles in new ways, or someone who loves poetry, this is a magical month for you. It’s National Poetry Month and National Poetry Writing Month and let me tell you why you want to know.

 

First, a confession…

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Luminary

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A short poem on my One Word for 2017…

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Faith or Flesh

Faith or Flesh by Dawn Paoletta

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…we must get rid of everything that slows us down, especially sin that distracts us. We must run the race that lies ahead of us and never give up. Hebrews 12:1

Good Morning, Friends. Do you recall on my last post I mentioned I’d written two poems that morning? Well here is the second, based on my meditation and reflection of the readings in Hebrews. A lot really stood out to me, and as you know, every time we read scripture new insights are revealed. This is why we never grow weary reading the same books. If we approach the Word of the Living God with expectation, humility and sincerity, we will hear new things.  I know this is true for me. I pray it is for you too. Our God is an infinite wellspring of inspiration.

Great is His faithfulness!

Morning Meditation: Hebrews Chapters 10-13

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Addressing Death While Walking with a Boy?

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About that title- don’t worry! These are just a merging of the two poems I  will read for you today! My special treat for you. I am giving the gift of poetry to you…but you can just listen.

I spent a bit of time recording some spontaneous poetry readings earlier. I did one on Periscope and the other on my Facebook Page  @ Enthusiastically, Dawn.

Both of these poems are from the the anthology our local RI group of writers published earlier in the year.

I hope you enjoy them. Pardon the chair turning during the Facebook reading…I  should never sit in a twisty chair while reading poetry!

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If It Were You

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Today, I a have poetic offering…it seems like a long time since I have shared a poem here in this space, and so much has happened…this poem came to me this past week. I may rewrite it.

But, here is a first look.

As you know occasionally these come to me as songs, though I do not sing. I actually sang this after I wrote it because it felt like a song to be sung. Honestly, I will stick to reading my work out loud as that is stretching me enough.

I promise I do NOT want to be a singer. Your welcome. I would not do that to you. 😉 It is certainly not my gift but I do not mind singing to my Maker alone. He does not mind the off key, cracked sounds that come from me. But, I will share what has been given.

Thank you for reading. I pray this ministers to you or someone you share it with today! More

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