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During the month of November, I will be joining Teach Write in the #Gratiku challenge, in which we write and share a gratitude haiku (or other poemish piece) every day in November. I may not write every day, but I will certainly try my best.

We All Win With Doughnuts

In the mornings I wake up, spend time shuffling
side-to-side at the sink, stove, counter, tinkering
with coffee paraphernalia. This Saturday morning, 
the boys woke up and wanted to talk, talk, talk.

I don’t like talking in the morning – don’t like
engaging with anyone else’s thoughts but my
own. I told them so, shooed them away, and
they chirped on together, Hot Wheels preoccupied.

Keeps Me Running

My high school track career was cut short
by a stress fracture in my right tibia.

I always felt like it was because of nutrition.
Mom recently blamed herself and dad
for not getting me good shoes.

It was probably both, but I’ve also had it
in the back of my mind that it was God.

The Name – a Sonnet for the Church in the Time of COVID-19 – March 23rd

The Name COVID-19 – the name on tips of tonguesthe world over. My soul’s weary from it.This household name demands breath from the lungsenough. Must I, too, lift voice and submit? Devil’s name glories above holy writ, relentlessly violent, demanding my awe, obedience, and every wit.But Holy Spirit leads, not withstanding the rationale of social disbanding,to the glory of Love and Christ in us,to the glory of Christ OvercomingViruses and Infectious Diseases We’re winning as we rest in the Lamb’s blood.We’re winning as we speak of His strong love. Poem Pre-write – a sonnet Literally a “little song,” the sonnet traditionally reflects upon a single sentiment, with a clarification or “turn” of thought in its concluding lines. There are many different types of sonnets. The Petrarchan sonnet, perfected by the Italian poet Petrarch, divides the 14 lines into two sections: an eight-line stanza (octave) rhyming ABBAABBA, and a six-line stanza (sestet) rhyming CDCDCD or CDECDE. The Spenserian sonnet is a 14-line poem developed by Edmund Spenser in his Amoretti, that varies the English form by interlocking the three …