The Right Time – NaPoWriMo Day 25

 NaPoWriMo – Day 25 Prompt

And now for our (optional) prompt. Anaphora is a literary term for the practice of repeating certain words or phrases at the beginning of multiple clauses or, in the case of a poem, multiple lines. The phrase “A time to,” as used in the third Chapter of Ecclesiastes, is a good example of anaphora. 

To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV)

 

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THE RIGHT TIME

©2013 Diana Rasmussen

I’m waiting, for the right time, for my season to change
Patiently waiting, expectantly praying
I believe there is good, and it’s coming my way
Yes believing there is good, and it’s coming my way

To everything there is a season, a right time under the heavens
A purpose for everything, created before time began

A right time for birth and another for death
A right time to plant and another to reap
A right time to weep and another to laugh
A right time to mourn and another to dance

I’m waiting, for the right time, for my season to change
Patiently waiting, expectantly praying
I believe there is good, and it’s coming my way
Yes believing there is good, And it’s coming my way

To everything there is a season, a right time under the heavens
A purpose for everything, created before time began

A right time to hold on and another to let go
A right time to shut up and another to speak
A right time to love and another to hate
A right time for war and another for peace

I’m waiting, for the right time, for my season to change
Patiently waiting, expectantly praying
I believe there is good, and it’s coming my way
Yes believing there is good, And it’s coming my way

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Diana Rasmussen is a Faith Builder, Worship Leader, Veteran's wife, and Customer Service Rep
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4 Responses to The Right Time – NaPoWriMo Day 25

  1. The changing of the seasons is always such a great relief. Its one of the few constants in life we can rely on. At times we get trapped by a negative season that seems to last too long. The writer of Ecclesiastes tells us that time and chance (created by God when thorns and thistles entered the world) will happen to us all. “No person knows what tomorrow will reveal, as fish are caught in a cruel net or birds are captured in a snare so people are trapped by terrible times that fall unexpectedly upon them.” The photos that people often put up with “beautiful in its time” are rainbows, flowers and butterflies but the list in Ecclesiastes also includes death, destruction, hate and war. In a twisted and unjust world we sometimes get the short end of the stick. Ecclesiastes tells us he has seen “the righteous get what the wicked deserve and the wicked get what the righteous deserve.” He points out that its not fair and in the section right after the time poem he brings God into the picture “for there also will be a time to evaluate every activity, a time to judge every deed.”
    It is difficult to wait through a negative season of life.

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  2. Patty B says:

    What a beautiful poem, our circumstances are different, but like you I am waiting for my season to pass too. Its been a year and what you wrote touched my heart. God bless you – and thank you for your heartfelt words.

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