Penguins on the Rocks – Short Poem No. 54

Penguins on the rocks.

How long have they been waiting?

Is it time We jump?

Friends, did you ever look at a picture and have an idea come right into your mind from it? That’s what happened to me, here! Besides, who doesn’t like penguins?

For a fun “Where’s Waldo” – penguin style – check out “Find the coffee-drinking penguin!” by bluebird of bitterness.

“The lazy person claims, ‘There’s a lion out there! If I go outside, I might be killed!'” from the Book of Proverbs (NLT). The “lazy” in us will always find a reason not to jump.

What else have I been up to other than blogging? I recently picked up a new cologne – Valentino Uomo. I think this may be my new signature scent!

Have you checked out my last post, “Special Things?” It’s a new rendition of one of my older posts.

“Penguin on the Rocks” © Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2019, except where noted. All rights reserved.

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Special Things | Poetry Remix No. 9

“Special things don’t happen everyday. Sometimes you make them happen your own way.”

I’m thinking forward and not looking back.
Also not looking around; just forward.
What would we do if tomorrow was lack,
and we’re stuck in the past or just plain bored?

I guessing that you could just call that hope.
Few other things can give you a life-line.
And when you’ve come to the end of your rope,
well, most people find their faith in those times.

Always find something to look forward too.
If you only have the daily mundane,
then your life will fly by you all too soon;
Everyday that you wake will feel the same.

Special things don’t happen everyday.
Sometimes you make them happen your own way.

Friends, I was inspired to write this poem after looking over my own life. It’s easy to get stuck into the daily cycle of going to work and doing all of your normal, everyday tasks. It makes life monotonous. Don’t you ever just want to break out?

“When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.” Psalm 94:19 NLT

I’d also like to recommend “Hope Within Our Poetry” by Ancient Skies and the original version of this post, “Forward Thinking.

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2019, except where noted. All rights reserved.

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Soul is Strong | Poetry Remix No. 8

“My soul is strong, and stronger every day. Lay it down and pick it up on the way.”

My heart is raw, my hands are wide open;

Yes, I’m broken, but I’m willing to learn.

Take all of you, not me, and pour it in

deep in my soul and let the fires burn.

My soul is raw, so my mouth remains closed.

The less of me, then the more I am free;

Free to receive all from the One that knows;

knows me by my name and calls me to be.

My body is raw and always fading.

And I know that it won’t last forever.

One day, a new one will be given me

from my Redeemer and one life Giver.

My soul is strong, and stronger every day.

Lay it down and pick it up on the way.

Friends, this is a very special post to me because it comes deep from my soul. I know I haven’t been posting often lately. But I hope everyone is my community is still around to read!

If you like this post, please click here and check out the few short few verses about death from the Book of Job that inspired this post. Also check out the original version of this remixed post, “Raw Story.”

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2019, except where noted. All rights reserved.

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Settle Your Fears | Short Poem No. 53

“But the sun will soon rise to dry your tears.
And the peace will come to settle your fears.”

A new day begins with the rising sun.

Time to let go of the fear of the night.

Sometimes you have to be the only one

to tell yourself that it will be alright.

Tears stream down your face like a waterfall.

Your heart beats rhythms of anxiety.

With closed eyes, you can’t concentrate at all.

Getting down on your knees, you beg God, “Please. . .”

I won’t lie to you; it won’t be easy.

To cross a mountain, you must first climb it.

You will learn this lesson – the same as me.

To see a new day, first watch the moon set.

But the sun will soon rise to dry your tears.

And the peace will come to settle your fears.

Friends, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted – I hope you haven’t forgotten about me! But this inspiration came to my mind tonight. I hope these words help you as much as they have helped me.

If you liked this post, also check out the simple but profound post by Pure Glory, “God’s Prescription for Fear.” And if you haven’t yet, also check out one of my other recent poems which is about finding love in the perfect moment – “Sold my Heart.”

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2019, except where noted. All rights reserved.

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Grace – I am a paradox | Featured Blogs

I pray to God most times that I may have the courage to accept the things I can’t change and if I do then may it be for myself that I may strive. . .because everyday God is grace.

Source: Grace – I am a paradox.

Friends, this is a great post that I really wanted to share with all of you. For starters, this post was written from the heart – you can really feel it. And That’s one reason I really like this author, Mailo. Second, I like this post because it’s very eloquent. Third, it has a great subject matter. For these three reasons, I wanted to include as one of my featured blogs to share with all of you.

Also, if you liked this post, don’t forget to check out my post “Five Poetry Blogs You Should Meet | Winter 2018.”

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2019, except where noted. All rights reserved.

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Hold my Hand | Poetry Remix No. 7

“So, here I end my silly little rhyme.
Hold my hand so I can feel that you’re mine.”

The shape of your hand fits perfect in mine.

That makes me so happy that we are us.

We go together in space and in time.

All though my hands are bigger (what’s the fuss?).

Sometimes I just cannot wait to go home;

do something we would call “stupid” with you:

Like eat while we watch our favorite show.

Some hot dogs and pickles. You love that, too.

If it’s a bad day, you are my escape.

When it’s worse, you will always make it great.

You always teach me love when there is hate.

And the way our hands fit, it must be fate.

So, here I end my silly little rhyme.

Hold my hand so I can feel that you’re mine.

Friends, this poem, to me, is meant to be something very uncomplicated but beautiful. It represents the most simple things you can do as a couple. But it is those little moments that you sometimes hold most dear to your heart.

If you liked those post, please also check out “Hold my Hand. . .” by psychologistatwork, another great short poem about not letting go of the one you love. Also, check out the original version of this post, “Hands Fit Perfectly in Mine.”

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2019, except where noted. All rights reserved.

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