Wordsmith Wednesday – Poem VII

There are always chains;
to the boulders of regret,
to the walls of doubt,
to the prison of loss.
For every thing
there is a chain –
but chain me to Christ.

Strong Language

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On Thunder & Power

Whence come tyrants, oppressors and despots,
castles, aristocracies, and upper classes?
Where of the earth comes this power
When none, more than another, knows what the thunder says?

Strong Language

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Wordsmith Wednesday – Poem VI

The echoes of you
scream louder
and
lie heavier
than your presence
ever could

Strong Language

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Touchstone Tuesday – Poem IV

It is, somehow, of great pride
and of stark vulnerability
to write.

Strong Language

 

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Lottery

Lottery and tragedy

purpose to reveal

our thorough inconsistency

and incongruity —

that we would mumble

“why me?”

and “why not me?”

all at once.

 

 

One thing, though, remains constant:

“me.”

 

Firestone Friday – Poem VI

All the ghosts
of my dead dreams
have told me of you —
that you would
be the one
to make a ghost
of me.

Strong Language

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Halloween

Perhaps,

we should all fashion ourselves as

failure

death

and

public speaking —

for, beyond goblins and clowns,

that’s what really

makes us to tremble.

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Happy Halloween!