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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