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by Jeff
Rated: E · Poetry · Inspirational · #2231892
A poem based on Proverbs 12:25. Lighthouse Poetry contest entry.

six months
   of anxiety,
half a year
   of depression.
six months
   of my heart swelling,
half a year
   of being home for family dinners.
God’s word
   provides perspective,
   silver linings,
   and reasons to be glad.

Lines: 15
Form: Free Verse  
Written for: "The Lighthouse Poetry Contests and "The Contest Challenge
Prompt: Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression. / But a good word makes it glad. (Proverbs 12:25) In this day and time how does this verse play a part in your life. Use these words anywhere in your verse; "anxiety, heart, depression, word, and glad" in your poem and highlight them in grape, so you're not disqualified.

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