Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Word Challenge Wednesday

Last week, Tammy at Art and Inspirations started a weekly word challenge.

Her first post contained word scrambles; and this week, the challenge is to write a poem using any of the following words:

hand, bird, bless, sea, wind, sunshine, sky, has, blue, back, tree, fly, sail, little, sing, were, the, at, are, childhood, nature, see, be, believe, sail, lift, boat, have, harbor, shore, big, gray, sit, yellow, window, red, you, we, nest, water, is, leaf, been, swim

I decided to accept the challenge so I wracked my brain for hours and came up with the following poem entitled See, Hear, Believe

When your days seem gray,
as they sometimes do

You must open your eyes
to what's in front of you

Don't forget the many blessings
we are given each day
Little things that are forgotten
when we forget to pray

God's handiwork is seen in a
sky of blue;

in a leaf from a tree

and the sunshine, too.

We can hear His voice in the birds
that sing;
in the winds that blow, in the bells
that ring.

When you see and hear and believe
it to be true.
You will know great joy all
the day through.
**********
It was nice to stretch myself a bit. Writing poems used to come so much easier. My brain really had a workout this evening. So on that note, I am off to bed. Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday.
Friendship blessings, Tammy

18 comments:

Yarni Gras! said...

I love your poem, I believe you met that challenge!

Jan said...

Lovely. I had no idea you wrote prose and poetry. Another wonderful thing to know about you.
I saw this challenge and opted not to participate, since that is not my genre. YOU, however, captured the words so beautifully!

Congrats. And keep creating!
Jan

glor said...

What a beautiful piece of poetry. Seems they still come easy to you. Such wonderful thoughts and sentiments. You never cease to amaze with you God given talents. Blessings.

Claus said...

Beautiful! good job Tammy!! It's really pretty and encouraging.
have a lovely day!!

PS got your card!! yey! came yesterday and it was wonderful to get your lines. Not a bad handwriting at all, by the way :o) thank you a million. It meant the world.

Pam said...

Didn't know you were a poet. The poem is filled with encouraging words. Beautiful and nice photos too.

Happy Day!

deborahspalette said...

Love it and the photo's too!
God is Good!
It is good to challenge our brains sometimes it keeps it working....Many Blessings, Deborah

Diane said...

Very good Tammy. I like the way yu tied it all together and gave us some food for thought, too. Diane

rosarod said...

Hello, How nice to enjoy your spiritual sensitivity! is wonderful to love God and see His grace even in difficult times or less easy. "When we love, all things in life we feel may cause for grace! Blessings, Rose Marie

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

I adore poetry!
You stretched your noggin' just right! I love your sentiments! Well done!
You wanna know something special?
My dear Hubby has been writing me poems every night this week while he is at work! I am swooning! What is it about poems, eh? They make you think, they touch our hearts, they evoke deep emotions and unlock all the passions trapped in our hearts!

Thanks for sharing...you should write more...maybe you have inspired me to get back into it too...well, you and my Hubby! A double whamy!

Ciao Bella!
Creative Carmelina

crochet lady said...

It's good to take a bit of a challenge once in a while. You put the words together very nicely.

Blessings.
Jen

Mona @ la la by mona said...

Your poem is lovely Tammy. I'm glad you posted it - it made me smile!

Tammy said...

Oh Tammy you did a fabulous job! I love your poem. I am so glad you participated in the challenge so we could read your touching message. I agree with an earlier comment that you are indeed multi-talented. The images you chose to accompany your poem were perfect.

Thanks for posting the link. I appreciate it.
Hugs to you,
Tammy

Susan said...

Hi Tammy. Loved your poem. Just loved it. Susan

Sheila Rumney said...

Enjoyed your poem. Have a wonderful week!

A Vintage Chic said...

Such a beautiful poem, dear Tammy...is there anything you can't do?! Kind of goes along with my post today...

Hoping you're having a lovely day today...it's off to bed for me soon!

Julie

Rizzi said...

WOW!!! JUST BEAUTIFUL......
BUT, I WASN'T SURPRISE, I LOVE THE WAY YOU WRITE YOUR POST, AND LOVE READING THEM.
WRITE MORE, AND MAKE A BOOK.
HOPE YOU ARE BACK ON YOUR FEET, AND FEELING GOOD. RIZZI

Mina said...

Beautiful poem, Tammy! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind words. Have a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

WOW!! I am impressed my friend. I used to love the way that writing little poems came so easily to you. What a special gift. I loved seeing your poems in print again. Really, that make my day start in such a wonderful way. I am glad I saw this one!!

Keep writing my friend. It makes people smile!!

XOXOXO
Renee

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