The written word
Is a fulcrum
For channeling pain
3/11 RSVP: Impossibly ObedientStandard
Lord, if I’m being honest
I’m starting to doubt what you promised
I feel I’ve been fishing all night
Yet nothing still seems to go right
3/10 Poem: March HeirStandard
It may seem I’m mad just to dare it
Yet this world I’m called to inherit
Not by the strength of my arm
But making myself open to harm
3/9 Poem: Mourning BrokenStandard
Lord you know the pain of this world
Into which we have been hurled
We are each one broken part
Of your once unbroken heart
3/8 Gangsta Rap: Kingdom RichStandard
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3/7 Limerick+: Laugh at the DevilStandard
I stick my neck out like giraffe
When I dare at Satan to laugh
But though he seems grim
The joke is on him
I see through this world’s holograph
My ID is Christ’s autograph
HIS love my true epitaph
3/6 Limerick: Re-NamedStandard
The key to a life that is free
Is knowing just how You see me
Your gift of a name
Unlocks all my shame
By nailing it onto Christ’s tree!
Mrs. Jesus, Finale #7/7: Tree/Son DayStandard
Concluding Mrs. Jesus, #6/7: Wholly Sad, Her Day
I awake… as if from a dream.
I am still myself.
Still married to Jesus.
But my world… my family… is gone.
Did they ever even exist?
The AwakeningContinue reading
3/5 Poem: Building Trust (Towering Loss)Standard
Lord, though we’re made from the dust
We long to build towers of trust
A shelter from all earthly storms
A safe place to play with new forms
3/4 Limerick: C4 UR SelfStandard
If I’m to get Christ off the shelves
I must help you see for yourselves
As love bursts my pride
You glimpse what’s inside
Revealing deep truth as He delves
3/3 Limerick: WaitlessStandard
There’s seasons we must learn to wait
By standing outside a locked gate
But this is the year
To cast away fear
And prove love is stronger than hate
3/2 Limericks: By His SideStandard
Since Jesus called us His Bride
We long to be by His side
To bask in His love
To walk hand-in-glove
Trusting His presence to guide
3/1 Prose: Loving ThoughtsStandard
What if the whole purpose of creation is to enable us to fall deeply in love with Jesus?
What if the key to falling in love with Jesus is realizing He already fell in love with us?
What if that is how we love the rest of the world back to Him?
Poem: Costly Free LoveStandard
This is the truth that sets me free:
I don’t care if you hate me
As long as you know that I love thee
Enough to make me trustworthy
So you dare share the grace I see
And trade self for eternity
2/28 Poem: Stepway to HeavenStandard
The pathway to heaven
Is not a long stair
But daring to step
When nothing seems there
Today I will step out
Rather than calling others out
Dream: The Inverse of FacadeStandard
[Upon reflection, I fear this is about our church. All of them.]
I am part of an ethnic enclave in a big city.
In many ways, it is exemplary.
The streets are safe.
The children are happy.
The community is unified.
But I discover this comes with a price.Continue reading
2/27 Limerick: Hell BoundStandard
We live In a world that seems hell-bound
But that’s just because we have not found
Those ties that bind
Satan from our mind
So earth can by heaven be re-drowned
2/26 Poetry Slam: Pain Free Heart Break 💔 ❤️🩹Standard
I need a heart break
Like a jail break
So my mistake
Becomes a head fake
2/25 Limericks: Jesus ResolutionStandard
[A clearer but harder path forward]
In Loving Memory of Lonnie Frisbee
When I want revival to flower
My instinct is to come with power
Reveal hidden truth
To lonely lost youth
So on them God’s blessings I shower
2/24 Poem: Trued SpiritsStandard
John 4:24 God is Spirit, and His worshipers must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”
I hope you don’t think that I’m rude
When spirits, I claim, must be trued
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