Thursday, December 24, 2015

"Let It Rain"

Oh, the feelings inside are frightful
Up and down is not delightful
And since I’ve caused so much pain
Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain

You haven’t shown signs of talking
Changed your number and now blocking
And since my eyes are not drained
Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain

When I finally fall asleep
How I’ll toss, turn thro’ the whole night
But if I ever find my dream
You will be back and all’s right

Sunday, November 29, 2015

"Unpacking"

New place
Boxes and bags
Bags and boxes
Shrinking space

I find the familiar
I find the forgotten
Each item opening
The gate to Memory Lane

Some steps are precious
But it’s not always a sunny street
There are potholes and puddles,
Also shadows and alleys

I open a door,
See a covered hole in the floor
Is there treasure there?
Or a jumbled, shattered mess?

I step back and breathe,
Lock the gate but keep the key
Too many boxes at once
Take a break for a week

I’ve had time to sort
And lace up my boots
I open a bag
And step forward again

Sunday, September 13, 2015

"Hope"

My flame had gone out
but You found an ember
Coaxed it
Blew on it
Shielded it
I am rekindled
The fire shall blaze again

Friday, September 11, 2015

"A Fistful Of Air"

I take aim with my bow
and realize my quiver,
once full,
has been neglected

My arrows are sharp
and wonderfully made
They'd sure fly straight

But I've scattered them,
left them behind

I can pull
until muscles ache
or bow breaks

But no target will I strike,
nor prize will be won,
shooting with a fistful of air

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

"Therefore I Am"

The Lord's name is called
Everlasting Father
My God loves me
With everlasting love

Nothing shall separate
Daddy's love from me
I am
More than a conqueror

I will be like Daddy
I should abide in Him
I can abide in Him
I will not be ashamed at His coming

I am born of Him so
I can do righteousness
I can do righteousness?
I can do righteousness!


I am beloved


I have hope in my Father;
He has purified me
As He is pure

He was revealed
In Jesus the Christ
Took my sin (away)
There is no sin in Christ
I am in Christ

I am not deceived
I practice righteousness
I am righteous
As He is righteous
Because He is righteous

I have passed from death
to Life

I will not love in word only
Actions speak louder
So I will love in deed
So I will love in truth

God is greater
Than my heart
I have confidence
Toward my great God

Therefore I am

Sunday, June 7, 2015

"Bad Breath"

Garlic and onions
Horseradish
Gross and strong
Foulness—phew!
Discomfort
Indigestion
Undone by some gum?
Halitosis

Pride and anger
Hatred, lust
Greed and sloth
Faithless—phew!
Disobedience
Incarnation
Undone by the Son
Hallelujah!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

"Breakfast"

Bacon
oRange juice
chEesy eggs
banAna
greeK yogurt
cofFee
toAst
pSalm
Thankful prayer

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

"Joy"

Wind
Rocks, mud
Bugs in grill
Driver whoops, hollers
Jeep's happiness is off-roading

Monday, March 16, 2015

"Descent Into A Dream"

O sleep! How sweet thy lips' first caress!
O slumber! How warm thy embrace!
Eyelids flutter and finally lower
The veil is raised and I see

I see

Water races away down hill
down rocks and trees
down mountain
Butterfly pirate pursues
threatens
taunts
chases
tears

Brilliant shadows converse
go or stay
left or right
jump or fight
Standing on the verge of indecision

Time to choose
Time to

BEEP BEEP BEEP
BEEP BEEP BEEP

Restless rest arrested
Shall I?
I choose

five more minutes

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

"The Barrel Angels"

Some carry swords
All praise the Lord
Warriors, messengers,
Ministers all

Others are tasked
With opening casks
And dipping out
Glorious new wine

They splash and toss
But not a drop is lost
Heart laughter and joy ensue
Holy rolling winebibbers

Joy unspeakable
Love receivable
Drunken stupor?
No, filled with light to shine

"On The Shelf"

Behind the books
And old photos
And baubles precious,
Knickknacks sentimental;
Behind the masks
Is hidden a heart
Layered in dust
Does it still beat?
Is there life?

The door opens
In comes a mighty rushing wind
(Or a sweet gentle breeze)
Books, masks tossed aside
Dust blown away
Shelf is clear
“CLEAR!”

Lub-dub, lub-dub
Love did, Love did

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

"The Seventh Hole"

Two for seeing
Two for hearing
Two for smelling
One function for each pair

But the seventh?
Oh, the seventh!
One hole with two jobs

In goes food
Out come words
The one, harmless enough
But the other?
A sentry for the heart

By it, lovers unite
And by it, nations divide

Small but strong
Tiny but mighty