Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hope For All...In-form Wednesday at Poetic Bloomings

Today's form is the Pathya Vat...The Pathya Vat is a Cambodian verse form, consisting of four lines of four syllables each, where lines two and three rhyme. When a poem consists of more than one stanza, the last line of the previous stanza rhymes with the second and third lines of the following one.

The day is young
And so, its hope
Whereby we cope
…God in control

Press onward then
Toward the goal
Where only soul
Can access Heav’n

We, sinners all
Can be forgiv’n
The Lord is ris’n
His death bought life

Press onward then
Time’s joy and strife
Runs raw and rife
Until we die

This day is young
And you and I
Beneath its sky
Are not alone

Rejoice in this;
Love’s gift of grace
A resting place
Where fear would reign

Press onward then
Through grief and pain
Toward the gain
Eye cannot see

The love of God
Abides, full-free
Waits to explain

© Janet Martin

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