I taught a creative writing course at the Christian school I teach at and I promised to highlight some of my students’ work on “Journey Thoughts”. I know you will join with me in applauding their outstanding work and I hope you will be as moved as I was by their inspirational writing!
Dusk & Dawn – a poem by Timothy and Elijah (Grade 8 students)
“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” – Robert Frost
Exposition – by Timothy
I stand here on this peaceful dusk,
As sunset starts to gleam.
A golden shade of peacefulness
Majestic sunset’s beam.
The world is tired, filled with wear,
The villages asleep,
And soon to wake, when dawn sets in,
When sunlight becomes deep.
The mountains stand in harmony,
Protecting those who sleep,
The summer air caressing them,
For no, they do not weep.
And so they stand there purposely,
For fear they do not know,
And they protect whole-heartedly,
Beneath the moonlight’s glow.
And now the moon shines high, oh high,
And lights upon the stream,
That ever peaceful midnight scene,
This tranquil, lovely gleam.
A single shining moonlight’s sheen,
For blissful summer’s stream,
I stand there in the half moon’s glow,
This peaceful summer’s dream.
I stand here on this silent morn
The dawn is coming in
The river seems it’s ever still
Before the morning’s in.
The world hath not awakened yet
The silence here so grand
And such a lovely morning scene
This peaceful country land.
The sun comes peeking through the clouds
And lights upon the trees
That turn all luscious shades of green
Like gentle summer’s breeze.
It makes them dance so gracefully
Such bliss it fills my soul
As river ripples peacefully
And life now feels so whole.
A Kayak comes, two men aboard
The silence takes them too.
They are part of morning’s scene
As sun comes smiling through.
The harmony enlightens me
And I’m part of this scene
Sitting by the lazy river
Morning so serene.
Body – by Elijah
God creates these wonderful scenes,
That take your breath away.
It’s an image of intricate artwork,
So look at this beautiful day.
Just one of God’s amazing perks,
So come on and play.
The scenery around you is unbelievable,
Think for a moment and pray.
Coda – by Timothy
We are safe ‘neath His mighty hand,
We are His masterpiece.
Created in His likeness,
His love will never cease.
He will not tire, will not fail,
For sins He did repay.
We are safe ‘neath mighty gales,
And He’ll guide you today.
So do not fear, whatever falls,
For grace shall guide the way.