This entry is from one of my journal writings in a Creative Writing class I am taking this fall. Our teacher said to steal so I used the first two words of each of the 22 verses from Psalm 34 to write my own responsive words. I tried to keep a thankful theme. It was a fun exercise.
1 I will go to sleep magnifying the Lord,
2 My soul shall rejoice with joy as I walk in the valley of the dead.
3 O magnify my life as I attempt to walk in the light of your words.
4 I sought guidance from the Lord and he took my hand and walked with me through pain and hardships.
5 They looked upon my face and were amazed at the grace upon me.
6 This poor wretched soul who once was a drug addict.
7 The angel came and sat beside me and stroked my hair.
8 O taste the goodness that God gives, the fruit of his womb.
9 O fear my soul to be delivered at my last calling.
10 The young are not so, they fear nothing, they walk with grace and love.
11 Come and hear my words of wisdom, mother of my soul.
12 What man can deny there is a God? Look around at his wonderful works.
13 Keep his commandments always in your mind; thou shalt not kill thy sister.
14 Depart from here today with joy in your soul searching for a new way of living.
15 The eyes before you are ever watching as you take one step and then another.
16 The face of God will be revealed unto you as you go your way.
17 The righteous you seek, seek them with humility, washing their feet if needed.
18 The Lord is your friend indeed, come to his fountain of living waters.
19 Many come with sin and they shall be washed from head to toe.
20 He keepeth your cleanliness as in the first day you were born.
21 Evil shall depart from you like a hurricane gone by.
22 The Lord watches over you as the time slips and the waters recede.