This is the last day of National Poetry Writing Month. I decided to participate, attempting to post one of my poems a day. I missed some days due to a busy schedule, but it has been a lot of fun. So much fun, I was reminded of how much I like writing poetry.
As you probably notice, my view of poetry is very limited. I prefer rhyme and rhythm. I prefer the theme and the pace to move the emotions without sacrificing rhyme. In other words, my poetry is very elementary.
I decided earlier to maintain this site as a secondary blog to my devotional blog (which has been neglected during my poetry phase). I will occasionally write a poem and post it here. I hope you enjoy my work.
Not My Last, Pastor Tim White, 2013
This is not my last rhyming verse.
This month has been a lot of fun.
Enjoy my work, some wordy, some terse,
And let me know your favorite one.
April was the month to write
Poetry that reveals the heart.
So I wrote early and wrote at night
And had a blast right from the start.
Tomorrow I will focus on thought,
Deeper, spiritual, of battles fought,
And losses and victories, none of naught,
And thoughts to me that God has brought.
So to April I say “Farewell”,
And thank the poets who allowed me space
To express my heart, my stories tell,
And how I lost or won a race.
My pen will ever try to rhyme,
For poetry is a part of me.
So come around, when you find the time,
And see if I wrote more poetry.