Category Archives: poems

Palm Sunday poem “Those kids”

To mark Palm Sunday, 25Mar18, we broadcast  on Songs of Hope a poem by Ellen Carr called “Those kids”. On palm Sunday, the Sunday before Good Friday, the children in Jerusalem were praising Jesus but the priests did not like it. The poem is from Ellen Carr’s book “Shoes Off, Feet Up: Poems of everyday life and faith”.

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This poem is based on a passage from Matthew chapter 21, verses 15 to 16

15 But the chief priests and the teachers of the Law of Moses were angry when they saw his miracles and heard the children shouting praises to the Son of David. 16 The men said to Jesus, “Don’t you hear what those children are saying?”

“Yes, I do!” Jesus answered. “Don’t you know that the Scriptures say, ‘Children and infants will sing praises’?”

Poem “Whats a mother?”

Ellen Carr recites her poem “Whats a mother?”. Not all mothers are the same, and this poem touches on that.

Click the play button for the audio. Play time is 2 minutes. Right click download to download. First broadcast on 10/5/15

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Poem: “Rap Psalm” (Bouncebackability)

Songs of Hope on 22 June featured a new poem by Ellen Carr in the spotlight segment. The topic was bouncebackability and the title of the poem “Rap Psalm”.

Bouncebackability‘ is a new word, recently finalanim-240x174cadded to the Oxford Dictionary. It is defined as ‘the capacity to recover quickly from a setback’. When things are tough we can, with God’s help, bounce back. God can definitely help us at these times. He can restore our hope and joy. However, there are also times when we need human help as well, in the form of counselling, pastoral help or medical help, as well as help from friends and family. God can use any or all of these too to help us bounce back.

Here is the audio-only version for your enjoyment

Click the play button for the audio or right click download to download. Play time is 2 minutes

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