PAD 24: As Seasons Roll

From winter to spring, the seasons roll

Every year it has been so,

Every year it will be.

When snow tarries into March or April,

Still we know that spring is coming soon,

The snow won’t last, the days do lengthen,

Bright, breezy days will follow.

We do not question it even though

We cannot see the grass or feel the warmth,

We have faith that Nature will not let us down.

So when we fear and feel afraid of death’s dark door

And what is to come, have faith that

God will not abandon us, and just as surely

As spring follows winter, so too does

Light follow darkness.



(PAD prompt April 24, 2017: Write a faith poem.)


Nature’s Bounty

This morning I sat on my brother-in-law’s deck looking out on the koi pond, the green backyard bedecked with trees, and the bordering nature preserve. What beauty. What peace. I was not able to get to Mass this morning, but sitting there in the sunshine with a light breeze blowing and reading the day’s prayers and looking out on this serene scene filled me with peace. I cannot create a perfect moment, a beautiful summer day, a forest of trees, a song of birds, but I can be inspired by them. I hope you can be too. Let God, a Higher Power, the Spirit, whatever you call Him (Her), inspire you to create beauty.

The mourning dove coos his doleful song while

Pecking the seeds that have fallen beneath the feeder.

The woodpecker helps himself to a snack

Before flying to the tree for a bug or two.

Then, the yellow finch swoops in, flapping

His black and yellow wings, taking a nibble

Before fluttering away when

The bully jay arrives in his brilliant blue

To take possession of the feeder and

The seeds underneath.

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PAD 8: Dare

Today’s prompt is to write a dare poem. What do you dare to do? What do you wish you dared? Would you choose truth or dare? I dare to believe. Do you?

Do You Dare Believe?


Do you dare believe?

Believe in the One,

In a benevolent God,

In Love?

In the midst of terrorism,

Anger, hate, discrimination?

In the midst of personal


That is when it takes guts

To believe.

Do you dare believe?

Are you feisty?

Are you bold?

Are you courageous?

Then, believe.

Are you scared?

Are you broken?

Are you angry?

Then believe.

Believe in Love.

Believe in the Word.

Believe in a Plan-

Even when you can’t see

How it goes.

Be what you believe

God is.

Be loving.

Be forgiving.

Be proactive.

Be nurturing.

Be inclusive.

Be Love.

Do you dare believe?