Advantage

They said no prompt would do
But what does this mean for me
I’m left on my own to steer the sails
What if I capsize – fall into the sea?

They said no prompt needed
They’d come and listen or read
What if all misunderstand
The wrangling in my head

But

They said no prompt required
Oh what respite – not of dread!
For the influx of prompts of late
Have rendered me near half dead

Jonah found shelter in a whale
The fish cared not for the fare
Elijah was fed by ravens
Old Jezebel she paid dear

Job had his amateur players
While God held His royal flush
Esther she was a fine hostess
Served Haman like an orange crush

Oh what a delight and a comfort
To let my words take flight
And rest in the ancient of ancients
And not care at least for a night

Dversepoets.com Thursday OLN. Any poem I want. Thank you! I will read yours when I have the time.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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15 Responses to Advantage

  1. msjadeli says:

    Mary wonderful flight of freedom in your message. The pounding of the prompts can be relentless at times.

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  2. Ain says:

    Wonderful classical style, v nice read..

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  3. Astrid says:

    Love this! I particularly enjoyed the Biblical references.

    Like

  4. sanaarizvi says:

    I absolutely love this! Yes, sometimes words just need to be let free to pour on the page 🙂

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  5. lillian says:

    No prompt required! Yep….that’s OLN. And oh that freedom sometimes feels so good. And then, sometimes, I just sit here with a blank mind and think….oh…someone give me a hint, please! 🙂
    The good and the bad about no prompt night 🙂

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  6. It can be hard to be free without prompt… maybe that is why we are always are searching for guidance instead of guiding ourselves.

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