Friday, November 30, 2018

One More Morning...

PAD Challenge day 30! Oh my, time flies when we're having poem-fun. 
Can't believe another Chapbook challenge is done!
For today’s prompt, take the phrase “One More (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “One More Time,” “One More Night,” or “One More Piece of Chocolate.” 
I hope you have one more poem in you.

More than thin air unraveled to the touch of you and I
More than the strumming of the wind in leafless lullaby
More than another prelude to dusk’s shadow-showdown-sod
Unfolds the morn like one more lovely love-letter from God

More than soft mist that wafts above the onset of new day
More than untasted wonder waiting for our hip-hooray
More than a place to scavenge in the search for happiness
Unfolds the fabric of far more than one more morning less

More than the means to getting older than we were before
More than fodder to feed the hunger of the troubadour
More than the span of hope hinged to man’s utter want and need
Unfolds from mercy’s matrix more than morning’s common creed

More than man’s beg-and-borrow, work-to-earn-our-buttered-bread
More than the day before tomorrow’s sun-and-sorrow thread
More than a pan to fry the fish of fancy’s wanderlust
Unfolds the freeway of far more than one more morning’s Must

Ah, this is more than one more morning filling up the sky
We ought to take fair warning for the night is drawing nigh
Where we ought not to waste the jewel in dawn’s treasure-trove
Of one more day of grace to tell the good news of God’s love

© Janet Martin

 But I will sing of your strength, 
in the morning I will sing of your love; 
for you are my fortress, 
my refuge in times of trouble.
Psalm 59:16


  1. Replies
    1. thank-you:)I often wish for one more hour of morning, let alone a whole morning!


Thank you for your visit to this porch. Any thoughts you would like to share?