Truth

Not even sunshine can tell us all
Only uncreated light reveals it
An entity in itself, it is self-sustaining
Our best efforts leave empty holes of lies and questions
The more you think you know, the more there is to know
It may have sides, but never disagrees with itself
It needs no proof by words or actions
I cannot change it, destroy it or manipulate it
It will win in the end
It has to
It is truth
Jn 17:17 “… Thy word is truth”.
Jn 14:6 “…I am the way, the truth and the Life. No man comes to the Father but by me”.

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A Mother’s Day Poem

A Mother’s Day Poem

Another holiday
This time for mothers
But some grieve
Some were abandoned
Some abused
Some abased
Some neglected
Perhaps she is gone
It’s too soon to celebrate again
Then there is the miscarriage
The still born
The fatal accident
The infertility
Hurt and anger
The addiction
The guilt
The brokenness
What then to celebrate
Motherhood
Without it, there is no life at all

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The Word, My Daily Bread

If I’m satisfied I won’t eat
If I don’t eat, I won’t grow
He wants me hungry
To be satisfied
And then hungry again
Balance

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He Comes

He comes

No matter how dark it gets
Or what road I follow
How lost I become
In the tears
In the laughter
From the first yesterday
To the last tomorrow

He comes

It may be in quiet
Or in storm
Evening or morn
Laboring or rest
Somber or jest
Sometimes an embrace
Or alone where I find

He comes

To know and to sense
From where and whence
My continual quest
I follow as best
He leads and precedes
My every step
Again and again and again

He comes

Prompt: Write a poem about something that keeps repeating itself, such as the sunrise, or an action you repeat.

Well, I did it again to my surprise. Wrote 30 poems in 30 days. Actually it ma be the first year I missed none.

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Encompassed

Full light blinds you
In darkness finds you
Color embraces you
Nature faces you
Silence covers you
Music favors you
Angels gleam at you
Only Jesus redeems you

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Two-Footed dipodic

All I heard
A distant bird
Trouble spurred
Like aging curd
Anthems sweet
Dancing feet
Steps repeat
Don’t skip a beat
Melodic pun
Sense to none
But maybe some
Or only one

Prompt: Skeltonic verse gets its name from John Skelton, a fifteenth-century English poet who pioneered the use of short stanzas with irregular meter, but two strong stresses per line (otherwise know as “dipodic” or “two-footed” verse). The lines rhyme, but there’s not a rhyme scheme per se. The poet simply rhymes against one word until he or she gets bored and moves on to another.

A great prompt for when you are totally exhausted and this is how you are thinking anyways.

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If I Have to Explain It

So many flavors
Is the taste in the food
Or in the taste buds?

This taste is not like the sensual allurement
Of deep, dark chocolate,
Or as the richness of coffee,
Each tempting, yet with punishment
Of an aftermath of palpitations if too much consumption,
As if to say, I tire of you.

No, this is a burst of continual happy
As it’s sweetness touches my tongue,
Absorbed by every corner of my mouth and down my throat
A soothing trickle, not a rushing waterfall.

Licorice, a flavor so unique, not an acquired taste;
Immediately you know.
So loved and appreciated by so few in comparison to others,
It must be a revered taste reserved for a special class.

Prompt: Write a poem that explores your sense of taste! This could be a poem about food, or wine, or even the oddly metallic sensation of a snowflake on your tongue.

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