Creative Bait

Peacock Poetry

Sometimes before I go to bed I get the urge to write. The tired part of me just wants to rest but the creative part urges me to capture the words first! Our creativity is hungry to be expressed. It knows that we are all channels and that our unique message is vital to the world. What are you longing to create?

Creative Spirits

We’re born to be creative

Not just the chosen few

Upon a daily basis

I write something that’s new

It makes me feel productive

It makes me feel complete

The joyfulness, seductive

Let’s march to our own beat

We’re born to be inventive

We’re born to play and dream

Expression; my incentive

Out loud may your voice scream

The shy, the contemplative

The bold, the calm – yes YOU!

We’re born to be creative

Not just the chosen few

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Lions and Wolves and Sheep ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Beware of the wolves,
though they may look harmless
at any given moment
their lies they’ll unharness.

For at first they will appear,
just like one of God’s sheep
as with their falsehoods
they lullaby you to sleep.

Beware of the lions,
as the roam all around
at any moment’s notice
they’ll knock you to the ground.

For they are out to devour,
attack and to kill
those who follow and do
what is God’s righteous will.

Beware of the lying wolves
dressed in sheep clothing
beware of the devouring lions
who are constantly roaming!

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Matthew 7:15

Beware of false prophets,
which come to you
in sheep’s clothing,
but inwardly they are
ravening wolves.

1 Peter 5:8

Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary
the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about, seeking
whom he may devour:

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

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Prickett’s Fort State Park, Fairmont, West Virginia

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

A Replica Fort near Fairmont, West Virginia

It was the early days of what would become the United States of America. People came from across the ocean to settle in this new world. Many of the settlers encountered Indian tribes. While some of the tribes welcomed the settlers and interacted with them, there were tribes that wanted the settlers gone, and they attacked them. To protect the settlers from attacks, various forts were constructed. When an attack occurred, nearby settlers went into the fort for protection. Among them was Prickett’s Fort which was built in 1774 on a hill overlooking the Monongahela River by Jacob Prickett near Fairmont, West Virginia. The fort you see in the state park today is a recreated fort of what was there before. When you visit Prickett’s Fort State Park during the summer months, you will meet people in costume who recreate life in the…

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God’s Equips Us ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

God equips His vessels,
according to His will
all He wants them to do
is to wait and be still.

He has a purpose,
for each vessels use
and until He is done
He’ll not set them loose.

God shapes His vessels,
as He sees fit
He molds each one
of them bit by bit.

He has a plan,
for forming each one
as He works into them
the image of His Son.

God equips His vessels,
with all things pleasing
as the power of Jesus
He begins releasing!

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Hebrews 13:21

Make you perfect in every
good work to do his will,
working in you that which is
well pleasing in his sight,
through Jesus Christ; to whom
be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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Swell Shells

Peacock Poetry

It has been the wettest summer I can remember this end and Android had been constantly frustrated by the slugs and snails feasting on his allotment veg! I have to admit that I am quite fond of snails and even wrote a little ditty about them as I ventured out for a stroll between showers at the weekend.

Snail Mail

I never fail to muse at snails

Their shells tell of soul secrets

The humbug and the yellow pale

The silver trail secreted

Although I know my clumsy toes

so carelessly have crushed

a snail or two, whilst on the go

These days far less I rush

Oh tawny twists and lemon crisps

Dear snails you fascinate me

Those slugs are not a patch on this

Their sliminess frustrates me

To follow you upon your trail

Entails a slower staring

It’s worth it all for you wise snails

You call…

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Faith That Defends ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Faith that defends,
is one that destroys
all of satan’s lies
he daily employs.

It’s a faith that stands up,
for God’s absolute truth
for it knows satan spews
only deceit and untruth.

Faith that opposes,
is one that eliminates
all of satan’s falsehoods
he worldly incorporates.

It’s a faith that is strong,
in knowing God’s Word
for it can discern heresy
when ever it’s heard.

Faith that defends,
opposes and rejects . . .
knows satan fiery arrows
the truth can deflect!

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Ephesians 6.16

Above all, taking the shield of faith,
wherewith ye shall be able to quench
all the fiery darts of the wicked.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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Open Arms

Peacock Poetry

These past months have taught me that we need to allow life to unfold in its own way and in its own time. We cannot control the process and the best we can do is to be intentional about the energy we bring and to trust the process. This is not about being passive or fatalistic but rather about embracing the beautiful mystery that is life without getting over-attached to outcome.

Wider Trust

It doesn’t help at all to cling

to places, people, time and things

For life is change, some moments pass

Not everything that’s good can last

When we let go, we create space

What’s new begins to take its place

The seasons shift, the old dissolves

The universe upgrades our soul

It doesn’t help when we resist

or try to force back what we miss

What’s meant for us will always be

Divinely timed and perfectly

The…

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