Five Minute Friday (poem)- Welcome

It’s time for another 5 min. Friday (my second one).  What is this you ask?  Well us writers are given 1 word (and we are not given the word ahead of time, I assume so that we can’t ponder it all week) and then we are supposed to set a timer for 5 min. and just write whatever we can think of with that word.  No backtracking, no over analyzing, no worrying about mistakes.  It’s interesting that is for sure! I had a hard time with today’s word “Welcome” and must confess I sat there blank for a bit at first.  Here is my poem about Welcome:





A picture of Grace

with arms wide open

not restricting , not folded down

Hands reaching out to another-

warm and inviting.

An “I’m so glad you’re here”

or a “How may I help you?”

a smile, perhaps a hug.

Like a balm for the spirit-

These gestures of the heart.

A warm glow-

like the candlelight that fills a room and comforts all within it’s walls.

or the scents of home that stir our memories and evoke these feelings -

of welcome.

Souls can be welcoming too.

Grace.  Kindness.  Kindred Spirits.

That seem to say-

You are welcome here.

You are accepted.

You are special.

When we have a heart of welcome we glorify Him.

For He welcomes everyone-

regardless of size, shape, or status.

All are of equal importance in His eyes.

It is just His way-

May it be ours.

©Rebekah Ann Stephenson 2012



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Even if you don’t blog, feel free to join me and write for 5 min. on these topics and then post what you came up with on my facebook page here: WeLiveInspired

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6 Responses to Five Minute Friday (poem)- Welcome

  1. Rebekah – wow! You really painted a picture of welcome with your words. I love the first two lines – Grace and arms open wide, who couldn’t use more of either? Your picture is beautiful too! (visiting from FMF & thanks for your visit)

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      Thanks for visiting back! Glad you enjoyed my picture of welcome. Grace is one of my favorite words :)

  2. Lizzy says:

    So very beautifully put. Thank you for sharing :)

  3. Tonya says:

    Beautiful words!
    Beautiful poem! <3

  4. Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

    Thank you Tonya & Lizzy :) Your comments made my day !

  5. Wendy says:

    So love that you wrote you 5 minutes as poetry! And such beautiful words! Grace is one of my favorite words as well. So blessed to connect with you and am so looking forward to getting to know you more! Following you here and on Twitter as well :) Blessings!

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