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An Acrostic Poem about God's Love

Bronwen was a teacher for over forty years. Degrees include School Librarianship, Psycholinguistics and Theology, and Applied Linguistics.

Acrostics, they say,

Are not easy to write:

Alphabet letters the way

And to keep it all tight.


Best to give it a go,

But how the words flow

Based on letters and rhyme

Better not guess at this time.


Could it be I have letters

Closely linked within fetters

Crowded together, without theme,

Clouding my mind and my dream?


Bass Strait

Bass Strait

Down to tintacks I must get,

Dreams and imaginings forget.

Drastic measures are needed,

Dire brainstorming now heeded.


Early morning and late night

Elucidate my plight;

Emboss topic on mind,

Embrace God's love I find.


Flowing thanks for the notion

Flood right over - an ocean

Filling heart and wayward soul

Father, praise for the goal.


ABCDEFG

ABCDEFG

God, Your love to us send,

Glow in neighbour and friend

Giving us A-B-C-D-E-F-G:

Glorious notes of Your harmony.


How to sing of Your praise,

Hold Your love all our days.

Harrowing troubles pull us down,

Hellish thoughts make us frown.


Idolsl of the world entice,

Ideas that are not really nice,

Images in mind's eye abound,

Immorality beckons to confound.


The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah

The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah

Jeremiah of Old Testament fame,

Judah's prophet who cried out "Shame!

"Judgement of the Lord on transgressors will be,

"Joy for repenters who God's glory shall see!"


Know of God's love in your mind,

Keep your heart pure and find

Kiss of breath of the Spirit flows

Keen, in your soul His love grows.


Listen to his cry and prayer

Lamentations; man in chains. His despair

Lets him fall to depths until hope,

Lovingkind Lord teaches to cope.


The Lamentations of Jeremiah

The Lamentations of Jeremiah

Middle of my poem! Lamentations Three

My model in the Hebrew acrostic I see.

Module that tells of suffering and injustice

Making him turn to God's great promise.


Now we know God does not send troubles;

Numbskulls that we are to reach,

Novices on life's journey. He uses, enables,

Nick of time, to rescue and teach.


Our God sent us Jesus Christ,

Only, precious Son from heaven

Obeyed His Father, then sacrificed,

Our sins should be forgiven.


Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Paid for sin with agony on the Cross:

Pause now and give thanks for His loss,

Penitent praise for God's great love.

Peer in the tomb, but empty the cave.


Quaked the earth, tomb opened to free,

Quail not, nor fear, He is not here.

Quiet the morn, women weep to see,

Query: "Where is our Lord so dear?"


"Risen and alive is Christ."

Run! The Good News to share!

Report to the Disciples' tryst.

Retrace to the Garden there.


Beside Galilee in Winter

Beside Galilee in Winter

Soon Jesus appeared to many:

Some on Emaus Road and to any.

Showed Thomas His hands and side,

Said for Holy Spirit to abide.


Then to Heaven He ascended.

They felt so bereft. Then life mended:

The Holy Spirit as promised descended

To those at Pentecost - a fire


Upon their heads like a dove,

Unbroken promise of love,

Ultimate gift of God to abide,

Upholder of comfort, our Guide.


A Window In Christ Church, Ormond, Victoria

A Window In Christ Church, Ormond, Victoria

Veil of blessing and of power:

Venture to unknown lands,

Verdant hills or desert or bower;

Vibrant, they obeyed God's commands.


We too must obey God's call,

Wander the world or stay home

Working to spread love to all

Warm or cold lands to roam.


X: The Cross for all upon Earth;

X number of Disciples who died;

Xmas remembers His birth;

Xtasy for the Saints who abide.


Yea! To Heaven in glory!

Yes, to Eternity their story,

Yet we, too, can gain eternal bliss

Yesterday, today and forever is this -


Zion, the Heavenly City on high,

Zenith of our hope, the dearest,

Zechariah's Kingdom of God the nearest;

Zilch if His love we deny.

Sunset over Jerusalem

Sunset over Jerusalem

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Comments

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on July 03, 2014:

nimht: Thank you! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it. It was fun writing it, too.

nimht on July 02, 2014:

hey love it awesome best ever

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on December 18, 2012:

Thank you. May God bless you and may your Christmas be happy and holy.

oceansider on December 17, 2012:

Hi Blossom,

I love your acrostic poetry, it's great!....and thank you so much for the follow!.....take care and God bless you....Merry Christmas, Helen

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on August 11, 2012:

shruti sheshadri: I'm not sure about the talent, but it was a challenge and fun to write it. I'm so glad that you enjoyed reading it, too.

shruti sheshadri from Bangalore, India on August 10, 2012:

BlossomSB, it takes real talent to write such an inspiring acrostic. I loved it :) Thank you!

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on August 10, 2012:

Bless you. Thank you for your positive comments. I love your brief profile. That's just what Jesus told us to do.

Jesshubpages on August 10, 2012:

Impressive and a good one to even memorize. Yes, we too should obey God's command!

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on May 31, 2012:

BeyondMax: Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it; I enjoyed writing it, too, although some letters did become a challenge.

BeyondMax from Sydney, Australia on May 31, 2012:

oh, wow! this is just so impressive, So much work and so beautiful and deep! It is absolutely amazing, I was captured and overwhelmed. Truly astonishing!

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on May 06, 2012:

cebutouristspot: It was a lot of work, but it was fun, too. Some letters were fairly straight forward, others quite a challenge.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on May 06, 2012:

AudreyHowitt: They are interesting, but they also take quite a while to write. Thank you for your comment.

cebutouristspot from Cebu on May 06, 2012:

So much work have been put on this poem and I hope that people appreciate it. A-Z wow :)

Audrey Howitt from California on May 05, 2012:

Acrostics are always so interesting--well done!

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on April 30, 2012:

thelyricwriter: Your comments made me smile. Thank you for your encouragement.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on April 30, 2012:

Johanna Baker: Thank you. It was fun to write. May God bless you.

Richard Ricky Hale from West Virginia on April 29, 2012:

Voted up and all across but funny. Well deserved Blossom. This is truly a work of art. This could be framed and up on the wall my friend. Absolutely beautiful.

Johanna Baker on April 26, 2012:

Brilliant! God bless you as you share of His Love...thank you

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on April 20, 2012:

Ebower: Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Have a great day.

Erin Bower from Georgia on April 19, 2012:

This is a wonderful poem and I love the format. I voted this up and beautiful!

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on April 17, 2012:

Jirel: Thank you for your visit to my hub and for your vote.

jirel from Philippines on April 16, 2012:

This is simply amazing.Voted up!

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on April 13, 2012:

Tams R: There are so many different kinds of poetry and writing an Acrostic one can be a challenge, but also fun. There are other forms, too, which can present a challenge. Do try, I'm sure you'd enjoy it and it's a great way of expressing one's thoughts.

Tams R from Missouri on April 10, 2012:

Amazing! I have so much to learn about poetry. Thank you for my introduction to Acrostic poetry in such an awesome and spiritual poem.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on April 06, 2012:

Drtruthman: Thank you, Lee. I wish you a blessed and joyous Easter Day, Bronwen.

Drtruthman from Harlingen, Texas on April 04, 2012:

Praise God for this Poem Blossom. Allot of hard work and your commitment to our Lord is seen. A wonderful poem for this Lenten and Easter Season. I voted UP all across except for funny. Happy Easter to you. God Bless, Lee

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on March 31, 2012:

mary615: Yes, some of the letters really had me with my thinking cap on, but I made it! Thank you for your vote.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on March 31, 2012:

heart4theword: It was interesting and quite a challenge, but fun. Are you going to try to do one, too? They don't need to be as long as this one. God bless you, too.

Mary Hyatt from Florida on March 29, 2012:

Your work on this is amazing! I could never have thought of the words you used (especially the Q's). Your choice of the "Z's was great, too. I voted this UP, etc.

heart4theword from hub on March 27, 2012:

Interesting way to form a poem...you did good:) Must be the teacher in you? Never seen a poem like this, I can imagine it may be a little difficult to form one in such a way? Good JOB! Blessing to You:)

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on March 27, 2012:

cristina327: I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for visiting - I am blessed and may God bless you, too.

Cristina Santander from Manila on March 26, 2012:

This is indeed a lovely hub. Great acrostic of poetry, a memorial of God's love and grace. Thank you for sharing this here at hubpages. Remain blessed always. Best regards.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on March 26, 2012:

Tracy711: Thank you. It took me nearly a whole day, but as that was my late husband's birthday it was a great way of giving me something else to think about. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Your :O) gave me a smile, I hadn't seen it before!

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on March 26, 2012:

sofs: What lovely comments, thank you. I wish you a wonderful day, too, and may God bless you.

Tracy711 on March 25, 2012:

your poem is so beautiful and also informative. I imagine you spent some time on it and it shows. Great work I truly loved it :o)

Sophie on March 25, 2012:

Wonderfully and tastefully done. I really enjoyed your work. Have a lovely day God Bless!

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on March 25, 2012:

mours sshields: Thank you for your comment. We were so blessed in visiting Jerusalem as our daughter's husband was working in Israel, actually in the dry, dusty desert of Zin. The top of their car was white where the sand had worn off all the paint.

mours sshields from Elwood, Indiana on March 23, 2012:

What a beautiful poem!!! And, the picture of Jerusalem is

beautiful!!

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on March 21, 2012:

savanahl: Thank you for your comments. Poetry is a very special genre that people either seem to love or hate - I love it. It's always a challenge and fun to write, too.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on March 21, 2012:

Movie Master: I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I must tell you that every time I see your photo, I think of one of my daughters because I have a photo of her that is very similar.

savanahl on March 19, 2012:

Very impressive work. Your poetry is truly inspiring.

Movie Master from United Kingdom on March 19, 2012:

Beautiful work Blossom, absolutely lovely thank you.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on March 19, 2012:

Dave Mathews: Thank you for your comment.

Dave Mathews from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA on March 19, 2012:

Beautifully done thank you.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on March 19, 2012:

Deborah Brooks: Thank you for your lovely comments and your votes. May God bless you, too.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on March 19, 2012:

alway exploring: Thank you so much. I'm very impressed with the way the Hebrew writers must have spent so long in working out their poems. They're just so expressive.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on March 19, 2012:

Jackie Lynnley: Thank you. I'm beginning to wonder why I keep setting myself difficult things to do, but I do enjoy them, too.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on March 19, 2012:

Frank Atanacio: It was quite a challenge, especially X, but some of the other letters weren't easy either, however I eventually made it.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on March 19, 2012:

Sky9106: You always say the nicest things. I'm glad you liked it. God's blessings to you, too.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan (author) from Victoria, Australia on March 19, 2012:

flashmakeit: Thank you. Yes, it took me several days to complete before I published it, but it was fun, too.

Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on March 18, 2012:

wow this is beautiful and awesome..I love this line..

Father, praise for the goal. God Bless you for this beautiful poem about our Lord.

Voted up

debbie

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on March 18, 2012:

This is a masterpiece..Wonderfully beautiful..

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on March 18, 2012:

Wow, you put some work into this one! Well done! All my votes.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on March 18, 2012:

my goodness.. I am impressed up and awesome

Sky9106 from A beautiful place on earth. on March 18, 2012:

Beautiful Blossoms I remain quite proud of your works and this one . Oh My word.It's simply wonderful and I can see in frames nicely and proudly displayed.

Beautiful dear lady.

God's blessings to you and all yours.

flashmakeit from usa on March 18, 2012:

Your poem was so beautiful. I guess it took a lot of time to write. It was full of feels and love.

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