Hi, I'd like to join in the revival of this thread.
I've written poetry most of my life but, unlike a previous post on this thread, mine was not intentionally bad; just bad
Anyway, here are 8 lines from a poem i recently posted in the critique circle (here: http://www.faithwriters.com/critique-ci ... 4&id=12536
On two pieces of wood,
With a few iron spikes,
You murdered my Lord,
When you vented your spite.
But truth is still truth,
You’re left out in the rain,
Because now you’re the one,
Who’ll face sorrow and pain.
It's quite a long poem. But it tells a story. I enjoy writing poetry that carries a message that is easy to read and understand.
I often use what I guess are predictable rhymes -- but then again they also often reflect the simpleness that I am trying to show in the truth I am sharing.
I think I see something beautiful in trying to make a poem not only simple (and yes, even perhaps predictable) to read but to also understand. One of my dislikes in poetry (very personal view here and by no means meant to be 'right') is when it is so esoteric that you need a panel of folk with university degrees to start a debating club on its meaning.
Looking forward to visiting some of your other older postings.
Blessings and thanks, Graham.
May we all get eyes to see and ears to hear,
A Revelation of His Word, crystal clear.
Admitting our need to be drawn in,
Less of self, more of Him.
My prayer for us all.
God bless us with the Revelation of His Word, Grahamhttp://www.shekinahcloud.com/page/page/8464330.htm