Life Partaken

Willing to admit
Life is difficult, can hurt,
But brave the storm surge,
Even when it is draining
The strength of every muscle.
Stifling those voices
Declaring all effort failure –
Living, judged worthless;
Rejecting embarrassment
When considered mistaken.
Remembering each
Victory and happening
Received cheerfully,
Believing more will occur
To offset the constant pain.
Being a human,
A fight, beginning to end,
Worth every teardrop;
Known as an overcomer
With God battling beside.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

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Thankfully

Today was one of those days,
A late start, but on time,
An appointment that tried my mind
A leave-taking ahead of time
A lunch most divine
With conversation that brought
Me back in sync with life.
A shopping trip I almost skipped
But found needs met, something more,
Came home to find packages
Sitting in the rain, damages,
Called Amazon, they corrected,
So much better than expected.
God’s grace saw me through
He is ever, always true.
This may seem not as it should
But I haven’t strength to make good
Beyond this here, I wish I could.
Bear with me as I reset, and process
What was for me an incredible day.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

As a prompt, turn your day, good or bad, into a poem or work of art. Even if you do not share you may find it cathartic.

2020 Acrostic

Twas a year to begin again
We were mostly anticipating good,
Encouraged by the placement of
Numbers, excited because of the past,
The Twenties were Roaring before
Yes, everyone had ambitious plans.

There was maybe opposition to
What we hoped, by some-things,
Everything went kaput –
None of us knew a solution,
The hope remained, and we, me and
You made the best of it all.

Everyone keeps trying, helping,
Never giving up – on anyone;
Doting on each victory,
Sending love to win.

We together as a people
Energetic in our determination
Loose power in hope,
Love to mend the planet and us.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

As a prompt, pick a name, phrase, verse, whatever you will. Put one letter below the other down your page and write a poem. The form is called an Acrostic. Sometimes I will do them of people’s names. It is unique.

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BE…

Be the sun that shines,
The star that guides,
The heart that beats,
The focus that leads,
The example that feels,
The hand that reaches,
The soul that believes,
The one that lifts the fallen,
The mind that searches,
The question finding answers,
The brave that continues,
The failure that succeeds,
The intelligence in darkness,
The person for all people,
The hallelujah and amen,
The strength to begin again,
The one that helps overcome,
The ears that diligently listen,
The scholar that teaches,
The hands that build,
The one who can forgive,
The charitable to the needy,
The good that will not stop,
The music that mends minds,
The words that need speaking,
But most of all be
The LOVE that lights
Every corner of existence
And assists humanity.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan