General Poetry posted January 1, 2022

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Powers so dark

by royowen

We fight against the powers of dark,
but not against the flesh; though stark.
So rage not 'gainst your fellow man,
that's not the race that Jesus ran.

'tis not the flame that lights the spark.
We fight against the powers of dark,
Allow not fury's angry tide,
be wisdom's measured help and guide.

We are God's envoys on this Earth,
and by His wisdom let faith birth.
We fight against the powers of dark,
Christ's gracious measure; that's your mark.

Speak not against the powers that be,
and let your tongue be malice free.
So guard your mouth; don't be a snark,*
we fight against the powers of dark.

R.Owen 19/12/2021



*To make an irreverent or sarcastic comment: to say something snarky.

A quatern
A quatern comprises 16 lines X four quatrains, similar to the kyrielle. It has a refrain line. Line 1 of the first stanza becomes line 2 of the second stanza. It progresses until it becomes the last line of the fourth. It has eight syllables for each line and a set rhyme scheme. this one is aabb.

Ephesians 6:12-17 �??????�?????�????�???�??�?�¢??For we do not wrestle with flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against the wickedness of wickedness in the Heavenly places.

1Timothy 2:1-2 �??????�?????�????�???�??�?�¢??I exhort therefore, that, first of all supplications, prayers, and giving of thanks, be made for all men.For kings, and for all those in authority; that we may lead a quiet life and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. BSB

Proverbs 13:3 �??????�?????�????�???�??�?�¢??Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; whoever open his mouth wide his lips comes to ruin.�??????�?????�????�???�??�?�¢??
Thanks for reading. R.Owen
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