Welcome to another foray into Five Minute Friday’s free-fall, free flowing, as-it-comes, straight-from-the heart writing.
It’s always a great challenge but also great fun to participate in.
You are very welcome to join us! Just click on the link at the end of this post to take you there.
This week I am stretching myself more by attempting to write a poem in just 5 minutes. The muse has been flowing fairly freely recently as my last three posts have all had poetry in them. Just to add an extra level of difficulty I’m aiming to make it rhyme. Gulp!
Today’s prompt is:Song
Deep breath..let’s see what happens..
A New Song
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“The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing” ~ Zephaniah 3:17
Sing it loud and sing it clear
there’s a new song in the air,
a song of freedom, hymn of praise
resounding through eternal days.
Our voices pick up the sweet refrain
and find it echoes through heart and brain.
Hear the cry
heed the sigh
of a Spirit’s release
that brings us soul’s ease.
Kept strong and sure
by a love that endures,
given grace, joy and peace
that will never cease.
No longer captive, held fast,
no longer imprisoned by our past.
This is a new day
this a new song.
Pick up the melody
as you sing along.
For God is rejoicing over you today
as He sees you clothed in glorious array
Those dirt-rags don’t fit you anymore
you’re no longer wretched or poor.
Now we have hope and a future in view
that’s truly liberating for me and for you.
Join in the song
Come raise your voice
with the heavenly throng
who will always rejoice.
“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in God” ~ Psalm 40:3
Phew! That was hard work today with time pressure, but at least I’ve written something. And that’s what this is all about, to be brave and bold instead of aiming for spit-polished perfection.
Linking here with Lisa-Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday
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Dear JoyToday it was hard work for me too! But, your words are nevertheless written for me today. I truly needed this.God bless you, JoyMia
Dear Mia, I am so sorry to hear you are struggling. God knows what we need. He gifted me with words when I felt dry and empty and He has enabled you to be blessed through them. Praying you feel much better soon, my friend. Those everlasting arms are holding you tight. Blessings :)xx
I'm so glad you were the one before me so I read it today. 🙂 I love the imagery of no longer being clothed in dirt-rags … God's spoken to me about that before very vividly, and this just brought all that back to me so clearly. I love it. Thank you for writing what you did today!
Hi Ali. Thank you so much for stopping by to share this! I'm really pleased my words have helped in some small way. It is imagery that my heart needs to hear often. Bless you 🙂 xx
Lovely as always!
Thank you, lovely Ruth! Your encouragement is always greatly appreciated. 🙂 xx
I love your words they are always touching.
Thank you very much, Amy, for stopping by to leave such a kind comment! :)x
Wonderful read Joy that so clearly comes from the heart, thank you for sharing, Stephan.
Hi Stephan. I am honoured to have you stop by and leave such a lovely encouraging word! Thank you, my friend. Blessings 🙂 x
This part was my favorite: No longer captive, held fast,no longer imprisoned by our past.This is a new daythis a new song.Pick up the melody as you sing along.A great reminder for times when I feel stuck or in bondage 🙂 Thanks for that!Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could meet your acquaintance today as well. Who knew I would get to meet a fellow poet? 😀 I love it! In stopping by your blog I can see we have much in common already. I too started writing my five minute Fridays in poetry for a challenge (and also because I had a goal of writing poetry again on a regular basis). And just like you, I decided to recently try to rhyme in 5 min. Prior it was all free verse. It was fun reading what you wrote and connecting with you today. P.S. I followed you back on Twitter and have liked your Facebook page so I can keep up with your writings. ~Rebekah @ WeLiveInspired
Hi Rebekah. It's very sweet of you to reciprocate here. I'm delighted to have made your acquaintance and gained a new poetic friend! I had been in a bit of a dry, drought spell regarding the flow of verse and God has mightily answered my prayers by unstopping it in the last few weeks. It is also my hope to be able to introduce more poetry here on a regular basis. Isn't it fun how we've connected? I've done the Twitter/Facebook thing as well so I can keep up to date with your posts. Blessings 🙂 xx
Dropping in from FMF! Love the poem- great words that spoke to my heart! Be blessed !
Hi Boni. Thank you so much for dropping by. I'm really pleased this spoke to you. It's lovely of you to let me know! Blessings 🙂 x