Award

Handwriting Tag

My blogger friend, Squid, nominated me for the “Handwriting Tag.” Since blogging generally consists of lots of typing,  it was fun to grab a piece of paper and hand write my answers to the questions:

  1. My name
  2. My blog’s name
  3. My favorite word and its definition
  4. Something nice
  5. The name of my favorite song right now
  6. What I was writing with
  7. A fun fact about myself
  8. To write and/or draw my favorite emoticon
  9. A silly message
  10. Who I’m tagging

Thank you, Squid for this nomination! 🙂

Handwriting Tag

Nominated Blogs (I look forward to hearing your answers, if you’d like to join along!) 🙂

Moments of the Heart
Agulha no Palheiro
In Sun or Rain

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free verse, Rhyme

Homesick

Homesick
For a country
Across the sea
Where the rocks cry out
And the desert blooms
Where the language is living
Though it once was dead
Where history is hidden
Along the highway bends
Where skylines rise
Along the sea
Where Bedouins quietly
Lead their sheep
Where the stones are golden
And the stars sing
The promise of how many
Your people will be

A land so ancient
And yet so new
A land of prophecy
Coming true
How I long to fly
To you

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Prayer, Rhyme

For the Land

When will the shadows turn to light
When will Zion be a delight?

When will her children walk in peace
When will violence leave her streets
When will the tears cease?

On You we wait
Like watchmen pray
Oh, defend this city

By Your great Name

Please send from above
Oh, heavenly Dove

And heal the Land
That You love

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free verse

February 3rd

You were my age
You were young
You were brave
Braver than most
You had hopes
And dreams
And plans
Just like us all
You woke up that day
Like any other
Not knowing
That it would be your last
Not knowing 
That you would be a hero
You gave your life
For the peace of Jerusalem
The Holy City
For our country
The Promise Land
You gave your life
For HaTikvah
For us all

In memory & honor of Hadar Cohen, a 19-year-old daughter of Israel who gave her life for her country.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, let those who love You be at rest.” {Psalm 122:6}

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Rhyme

Moses

Only the view from the mountain
The Jordan River between
The valley that stretched before him
Was the land of his dreams

Did his fatal sin sting him
And anger fill him with rage?
Or did he rest on top of Pisgah
At peace and unafraid

Knowing death was not his fate
Soon he would stand at Zion’s Gate
And walk in the golden sand
Of the eternal, heavenly Promise Land

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Rhyme

Jerusalem Stone

Jerusalem stone
In evening light
Shines like gold
Amber bright
Chipped by war
Smoothed by time
Towering walls
Streets that wind
Narrow
Narrow
Into the heart of the city
Jerusalem stone
What stories do you keep?

Ancient ruins
Hidden beneath
Your stones cry out
They cry for peace
Singing and dancing
In the streets
No more fighting
No more fear
When Messiah Yeshua
Has drawn you near
Jerusalem stone
In eternal light
Will shine like gold
Forever bright

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