A Slice of Praise


The Branch of the Lord

There is one God everlasting,
His love endures forever
And all blessings come from Him:

New mercies every morning,
Kind wonders and small signals,
Sweet reminders of His presence.

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
I have seen his faithfulness,
Vast oceans of light.

I have seen his faithfulness,
New mercies every morning;
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.

For: http://dversepoets.com/

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13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. brian miller
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 23:12:41

    new mercies every morning…what a reassurance that is eh? smiles…nice job on the acrostic but on the form as well…you went all out with this…smiles.

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    • wordcoaster
      Nov 22, 2012 @ 23:40:12

      Thank you! It is a wonderful reassurance, helps keep things in perspective. This was not the easiest poem and form to write, but it was well worth the effort; so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for all your faithful encouragement and feedback at dverse! 🙂

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  2. Semaphore / Samuel Peralta
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 23:28:22

    Not only is this a wonderful acrostic poem, it is also a beautiful Thanksgiving prayer. Hope yours is full of blessings.

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  3. Meenakshi
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 00:10:02

    I new to this form of poem, acrostic, hope will learn a lot about it from you!

    As for the poem, it echoes beautiful sentiments, emotional thanksgiving to our maker, I loved it!

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    • wordcoaster
      Nov 23, 2012 @ 17:05:08

      Meenakshi, acrostic is a very fun and flexible form. It spells out a word or phrase with the first letters of each line (in this case THANKSGIVING). It does not follow a particular rhyme scheme or stanza length. So acrostic poems can take incredibly different approaches. I have a few other acrostic poems on this blog if you needed other examples. I would love to see you do an acrostic poem! 🙂

      Reply

  4. claudia
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 01:19:41

    nice on embedding parts of the two psalms into your poem…happy thanksgiving to you

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  5. David King
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 05:54:41

    New mercies every morning,…. doubt we could carry on without them, whether we’re aware of them or not. I was brought up with this phrase always in the background. Bravo for a great write.

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    • wordcoaster
      Nov 24, 2012 @ 22:07:54

      So true; the mercies are uplifting and sustaining, carrying us when we alone could no longer make it. Thank you so much, I have greatly enjoyed your creative and insightful poems. 🙂

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  6. maryamchahine
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 11:08:46

    This is very beautiful and heaven inspiring!

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