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An Acrostic Poem about God's Love

Updated on January 24, 2013
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Bronwen was a teacher for over forty years. Degrees include School Librarianship, Psycholinguistics and Theology, and Applied Linguistics.

Acrostics, they say,

Are not easy to write:

Alphabet letters the way

And to keep it all tight.


Best to give it a go,

But how the words flow

Based on letters and rhyme

Better not guess at this time.


Could it be I have letters

Closely linked within fetters

Crowded together, without theme,

Clouding my mind and my dream?


Bass Strait
Bass Strait | Source

Down to tintacks I must get,

Dreams and imaginings forget.

Drastic measures are needed,

Dire brainstorming now heeded.


Early morning and late night

Elucidate my plight;

Emboss topic on mind,

Embrace God's love I find.


Flowing thanks for the notion

Flood right over - an ocean

Filling heart and wayward soul

Father, praise for the goal.


ABCDEFG
ABCDEFG | Source

God, Your love to us send,

Glow in neighbour and friend

Giving us A-B-C-D-E-F-G:

Glorious notes of Your harmony.


How to sing of Your praise,

Hold Your love all our days.

Harrowing troubles pull us down,

Hellish thoughts make us frown.


Idolsl of the world entice,

Ideas that are not really nice,

Images in mind's eye abound,

Immorality beckons to confound.


The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah
The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah | Source

Jeremiah of Old Testament fame,

Judah's prophet who cried out "Shame!

"Judgement of the Lord on transgressors will be,

"Joy for repenters who God's glory shall see!"


Know of God's love in your mind,

Keep your heart pure and find

Kiss of breath of the Spirit flows

Keen, in your soul His love grows.


Listen to his cry and prayer

Lamentations; man in chains. His despair

Lets him fall to depths until hope,

Lovingkind Lord teaches to cope.


The Lamentations of Jeremiah
The Lamentations of Jeremiah | Source

Middle of my poem! Lamentations Three

My model in the Hebrew acrostic I see.

Module that tells of suffering and injustice

Making him turn to God's great promise.


Now we know God does not send troubles;

Numbskulls that we are to reach,

Novices on life's journey. He uses, enables,

Nick of time, to rescue and teach.


Our God sent us Jesus Christ,

Only, precious Son from heaven

Obeyed His Father, then sacrificed,

Our sins should be forgiven.


Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Church of the Holy Sepulchre | Source

Paid for sin with agony on the Cross:

Pause now and give thanks for His loss,

Penitent praise for God's great love.

Peer in the tomb, but empty the cave.


Quaked the earth, tomb opened to free,

Quail not, nor fear, He is not here.

Quiet the morn, women weep to see,

Query: "Where is our Lord so dear?"


"Risen and alive is Christ."

Run! The Good News to share!

Report to the Disciples' tryst.

Retrace to the Garden there.


Beside Galilee in Winter
Beside Galilee in Winter | Source

Soon Jesus appeared to many:

Some on Emaus Road and to any.

Showed Thomas His hands and side,

Said for Holy Spirit to abide.


Then to Heaven He ascended.

They felt so bereft. Then life mended:

The Holy Spirit as promised descended

To those at Pentecost - a fire


Upon their heads like a dove,

Unbroken promise of love,

Ultimate gift of God to abide,

Upholder of comfort, our Guide.


A Window In Christ Church, Ormond, Victoria
A Window In Christ Church, Ormond, Victoria | Source

Veil of blessing and of power:

Venture to unknown lands,

Verdant hills or desert or bower;

Vibrant, they obeyed God's commands.


We too must obey God's call,

Wander the world or stay home

Working to spread love to all

Warm or cold lands to roam.


X: The Cross for all upon Earth;

X number of Disciples who died;

Xmas remembers His birth;

Xtasy for the Saints who abide.


Yea! To Heaven in glory!

Yes, to Eternity their story,

Yet we, too, can gain eternal bliss

Yesterday, today and forever is this -


Zion, the Heavenly City on high,

Zenith of our hope, the dearest,

Zechariah's Kingdom of God the nearest;

Zilch if His love we deny.

Sunset over Jerusalem
Sunset over Jerusalem | Source

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    • BlossomSB profile imageAUTHOR

      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      nimht: Thank you! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it. It was fun writing it, too.

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      nimht 

      4 years ago

      hey love it awesome best ever

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Thank you. May God bless you and may your Christmas be happy and holy.

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      oceansider 

      5 years ago

      Hi Blossom,

      I love your acrostic poetry, it's great!....and thank you so much for the follow!.....take care and God bless you....Merry Christmas, Helen

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      shruti sheshadri: I'm not sure about the talent, but it was a challenge and fun to write it. I'm so glad that you enjoyed reading it, too.

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      shruti sheshadri 

      6 years ago from Bangalore, India

      BlossomSB, it takes real talent to write such an inspiring acrostic. I loved it :) Thank you!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Bless you. Thank you for your positive comments. I love your brief profile. That's just what Jesus told us to do.

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      Jesshubpages 

      6 years ago

      Impressive and a good one to even memorize. Yes, we too should obey God's command!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      BeyondMax: Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it; I enjoyed writing it, too, although some letters did become a challenge.

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      BeyondMax 

      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      oh, wow! this is just so impressive, So much work and so beautiful and deep! It is absolutely amazing, I was captured and overwhelmed. Truly astonishing!

    • BlossomSB profile imageAUTHOR

      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      cebutouristspot: It was a lot of work, but it was fun, too. Some letters were fairly straight forward, others quite a challenge.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      AudreyHowitt: They are interesting, but they also take quite a while to write. Thank you for your comment.

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      cebutouristspot 

      6 years ago from Cebu

      So much work have been put on this poem and I hope that people appreciate it. A-Z wow :)

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Acrostics are always so interesting--well done!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      thelyricwriter: Your comments made me smile. Thank you for your encouragement.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Johanna Baker: Thank you. It was fun to write. May God bless you.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Voted up and all across but funny. Well deserved Blossom. This is truly a work of art. This could be framed and up on the wall my friend. Absolutely beautiful.

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      Johanna Mary Elisabeth Baker 

      6 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Brilliant! God bless you as you share of His Love...thank you

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Ebower: Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

      Have a great day.

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      Erin Bower 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      This is a wonderful poem and I love the format. I voted this up and beautiful!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Jirel: Thank you for your visit to my hub and for your vote.

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      jirel 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      This is simply amazing.Voted up!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Tams R: There are so many different kinds of poetry and writing an Acrostic one can be a challenge, but also fun. There are other forms, too, which can present a challenge. Do try, I'm sure you'd enjoy it and it's a great way of expressing one's thoughts.

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      Tams R 

      6 years ago from Missouri

      Amazing! I have so much to learn about poetry. Thank you for my introduction to Acrostic poetry in such an awesome and spiritual poem.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Drtruthman: Thank you, Lee. I wish you a blessed and joyous Easter Day, Bronwen.

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      Drtruthman 

      6 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Praise God for this Poem Blossom. Allot of hard work and your commitment to our Lord is seen. A wonderful poem for this Lenten and Easter Season. I voted UP all across except for funny. Happy Easter to you. God Bless, Lee

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      mary615: Yes, some of the letters really had me with my thinking cap on, but I made it! Thank you for your vote.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      heart4theword: It was interesting and quite a challenge, but fun. Are you going to try to do one, too? They don't need to be as long as this one. God bless you, too.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Your work on this is amazing! I could never have thought of the words you used (especially the Q's). Your choice of the "Z's was great, too. I voted this UP, etc.

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      heart4theword 

      6 years ago from hub

      Interesting way to form a poem...you did good:) Must be the teacher in you? Never seen a poem like this, I can imagine it may be a little difficult to form one in such a way? Good JOB! Blessing to You:)

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      cristina327: I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for visiting - I am blessed and may God bless you, too.

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      6 years ago from Manila

      This is indeed a lovely hub. Great acrostic of poetry, a memorial of God's love and grace. Thank you for sharing this here at hubpages. Remain blessed always. Best regards.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Tracy711: Thank you. It took me nearly a whole day, but as that was my late husband's birthday it was a great way of giving me something else to think about. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Your :O) gave me a smile, I hadn't seen it before!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      sofs: What lovely comments, thank you. I wish you a wonderful day, too, and may God bless you.

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      Tracy711 

      6 years ago

      your poem is so beautiful and also informative. I imagine you spent some time on it and it shows. Great work I truly loved it :o)

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      sofs 

      6 years ago

      Wonderfully and tastefully done. I really enjoyed your work. Have a lovely day God Bless!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      mours sshields: Thank you for your comment. We were so blessed in visiting Jerusalem as our daughter's husband was working in Israel, actually in the dry, dusty desert of Zin. The top of their car was white where the sand had worn off all the paint.

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      mours sshields 

      6 years ago from Elwood, Indiana

      What a beautiful poem!!! And, the picture of Jerusalem is

      beautiful!!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      savanahl: Thank you for your comments. Poetry is a very special genre that people either seem to love or hate - I love it. It's always a challenge and fun to write, too.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Movie Master: I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I must tell you that every time I see your photo, I think of one of my daughters because I have a photo of her that is very similar.

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      savanahl 

      6 years ago

      Very impressive work. Your poetry is truly inspiring.

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Beautiful work Blossom, absolutely lovely thank you.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Dave Mathews: Thank you for your comment.

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      Dave Mathews 

      6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Beautifully done thank you.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Deborah Brooks: Thank you for your lovely comments and your votes. May God bless you, too.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      alway exploring: Thank you so much. I'm very impressed with the way the Hebrew writers must have spent so long in working out their poems. They're just so expressive.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Jackie Lynnley: Thank you. I'm beginning to wonder why I keep setting myself difficult things to do, but I do enjoy them, too.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Frank Atanacio: It was quite a challenge, especially X, but some of the other letters weren't easy either, however I eventually made it.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Sky9106: You always say the nicest things. I'm glad you liked it. God's blessings to you, too.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      flashmakeit: Thank you. Yes, it took me several days to complete before I published it, but it was fun, too.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow this is beautiful and awesome..I love this line..

      Father, praise for the goal. God Bless you for this beautiful poem about our Lord.

      Voted up

      debbie

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is a masterpiece..Wonderfully beautiful..

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Wow, you put some work into this one! Well done! All my votes.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      my goodness.. I am impressed up and awesome

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      Sky9106 

      6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Beautiful Blossoms I remain quite proud of your works and this one . Oh My word.It's simply wonderful and I can see in frames nicely and proudly displayed.

      Beautiful dear lady.

      God's blessings to you and all yours.

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      flashmakeit 

      6 years ago from usa

      Your poem was so beautiful. I guess it took a lot of time to write. It was full of feels and love.

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