a promise is to keep

double bands of shiny gold

worth more than karats

love’s forever promise bold

heartfire’s diamond facets

 

God witnesses our vow

joyful organ music plays

life as farmer’s wife now

better together…we stay

 

lost my wedding ring

after laying it down

while wall-papering;

forgotten with frown

 

replace with simple band

but heart hurt for a time

when mother passed away

her diamond became mine

 

set her lovely gem in gold

with another band below

blessings of our sons be told;

five small diamonds in a row

 

jeweled gift as valued token

from one lover to another

living out our pledges spoken

create family, father, mother.

 

 

 


Linking to d’Verse Poetics with Sarah’s “love token” prompt!

rainbow colors

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photo by lynn

 

 

Red as sunrise before looming storm

Orange as gopher wood bark inside ark

Yellow as fierce eyes of boarding panthers

Green as wild foamy breakers of floodwaters

Blue as heavens after dark rainclouds clear

Indigo as robe of Noah, kneeling by altar

Violet as passion of God’s forever promise

 

I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.   (Genesis 9:13)

 


You can participate  in colours writing prompt at Ramblings of a Writer 🙂

calm down, you’re not in control

 

hear!

fear not

a vision bright

be it angel or demon

bad politics or rad theology

apocalypse or alien invasion

hot warning of global warming

you can start living fearless

for I AM (is) with you

always…that’s aIMG_3668

promise, do

not be a-

frayed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My photo and quadrille linked to dVerse Poets for Victoria’s “be not afraid” prompt.

“great expectations”

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Promise – Thomas Bergersen

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s December theme, Let the Music Inspire You.

 

raven flower blooms

beauty attracts flutter-byes

celebrate sweet youth

pledge virginity to one

who will promise a lifetime

hopeful haiga dream

 

Linking as “haiga” (haiku on photo) for CDHK 

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but easier on eyes separately as haiku and photo…

 

fresh snow insulates

promise of spring on chinook

dream of birdsong

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photo by Alex Markovich

sorrow’s prism

A haiga (photo with haiku poem) by lynn

A haiga (photo with haiku poem) by lynn