HOPE TRUSTS – A CINQUAIN
In the Facebook group, One Word 2022, one member suggested writing a cinquain beginning with your #oneword. According to Wikipedia, “Cinquain /ˈsɪŋkeɪn/ is a class of poetic forms that employ a 5-line pattern. Earlier used to describe any five-line form, it now refers to one of several forms that are defined by specific rules and guidelines.” My word is hope, because we all need hope during these times.
Since I always like a challenge when it comes to poetry or any writing for that matter, I enjoyed working on this. I chose the style of American cinquain which is 5 lines and follows the pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 1 stresses and 2, 4, 6, 8, and 2 syllables. It took a few tries to get to the final version, but I like the result.
Hope trusts When you are stressed Pour out your heart to God Wait and know that He will answer Now rest. ~gsw~
HOPE PRAYS AND WAITS
I wait for the Lord; I wait and put my hope in his word. (Psalm 130:5 CSB)
The Psalms are full of examples of praying with hope and trust. They inspire many of my poems. True hope trusts in the finished work of Jesus on the cross and His resurrection. We rest in the promises of God, knowing that He hears and answers prayer. When troubles overwhelm us, we can cry out to Him from the depths of our hearts.
Trust in him at all times, you people;
pour out your hearts before him.
God is our refuge. Selah
(Psalm 62:8 CSB)
My steps are on your paths;
my feet have not slipped.
I call on you, God,
because you will answer me;
listen closely to me; hear what I say.
(Psalm 17:5-6 CSB)
Have you chosen a #oneword for this year? If so, what do you do to help you remember your word? Have you written about or done any art work using your word? Please share whatever ways you use to keep focused on your word throughout the year.
I’m linking up with: #InspireMeMonday