Wednesday, September 20, 2017

grieve


















I would do it,
but the finality of it all
stands in the way,
the uncertainty,
the hesitation;
sometimes I think
this is the way it should be
all the time;
beyond feeling,
beyond caring,
beyond knowing,
beyond rewrites and
perfection,
beyond judgment,
beyond misery,
beyond charades,
beyond lies,
beyond self-delusion;
beyond love and fantasy,
beyond wondering and doubt;
beyond self;
every denial demands
atonement,
every question requires
an answer,
for every gift
there is a price,
for everything worth having
there is a cost;
I wish it were not so,
I wish there was another way;
madness rules,
darkness lights the way,
You are all that is left
at the end of the day,
there are things
bigger than ourselves,
beyond thinking or reason,
there are things that
matter most,
there are things that define
who we are,
the miles go by,
the years pass,
the end is near;
soon enough,
soon enough;
this poverty has
another face,
another kind of soul,
quiet and alone,
frightened and confused,
suicide can be so blind,
nothing more than
a whisper,
spitting and sputtering,
laughing and pretending;
you cannot love anyone,
until you have learned
to grieve for everyone.
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Only The Wind Remains




















your beauty fades,
the darkness of night
does approach,
there is no truth left,
no more hope before
the dawn,
this moment of ordinary
clarity disappears,
chance encounters inside
realms of creative laughter,
another answer,
another possibility;
only the wind remains;
words flow like delicate swans,
wrapping themselves in
royal robes of comfort,
deep within the sound of
your breath,
soft and secure,
speaking unknown mysteries and
telling tales of untold valor,
staggering like drunken sailors on
maiden voyages,
weaving inside blurred lines
of forgotten innocence,
lost upon midnight dreams,
unable to grasp even the
fundamentals;
the window is closing;
the time almost here,
the silence roars without a sound,
the hour upon which it
stands grows near;
only the wind remains.
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Do Not Fear


























alone in the shadows,
lost with no way home,
afraid and unsure;
do not worry,
do not fear,
God is near;
in the darkness,
in the light,
within the sorrow,
within the joy,
through the suffering,
through the pain,
through times
both good and bad;
do not worry,
do not fear,
God is near;
all things pass,
everything fades,
His mercy endures forever,
His love knows no bounds,
so rest your tired head
my troubled and worried child;
do not worry,
do not fear,
God is near.
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He Is There





















For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.   Romans 8:38-39
the time draws near,
the journey almost at an end,
home just beyond the distant horizon,
lying only a heartbeat away,
I am ready;
He is there waiting,
making all things new,
removing the darkness,
wiping away every tear;
the pain does pass,
the doubt all removed,
the suffering no more,
the night turned to day,
the joy forever;
He is there waiting,
making all things new,
removing the darkness,
wiping away every tear;
words fade away,
time passes like a dream in the night,
these prison walls crumble into the dust,
all things will be as intended,
all things will be made right;
He is there waiting,
making all things new,
removing the darkness,
wiping away every tear.
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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Greater


















No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.   Romans 8:37
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”   Matthew 19:26
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in  you is greater than the one who is in the world.   I John 4:4
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”   John 16:33
I awake in the middle
of the dark, silent night,
helpless and afraid,
surrounded by the still, quiet depths,
overcome by the worries and cares,
reminded of an uncertain tomorrow,
fearful of all that lies beyond my control;
then You softly speak,
filling me with Your love,
overwhelming me with Your grace,
cleansing me of sin, restoring my soul,
reminding me that I will never
be alone;
with You there is no condemnation
or rejection;
no matter what tomorrow might bring,
You will see me through,
You will be by my side,
You will provide a way,
through every trial,
through every test,
when I can no longer stand,
You are there holding me up,
providing strength where there
is none to be found,
through You I am more than a conqueror,
through You all things are possible,
through You I am greater than the world.
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Through You

























I come before you oh Lord,
broken and corrupt,
a lowly lump of clay,
ready to be shaped
by Your blessed and
holy hand;
teach me Your ways,
that I may walk in them forever,
show me Your truth,
that it might be engraved in my soul,
immerse me in Your love and grace,
that I might find life more abundant,
shine Your light before my eyes,
that they may be blind no more;
through You are all things made new,
through You are all things possible,
through You do we find strength,
through You do we have hope.
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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Redemption
















“When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”   Luke 21:28
another day begins,
another day ends,
how many days are left?
let me count the days;
we have become a society
of death,
a cult of iniquity,
violent predators obsessed with
fresh new victims,
laughing at misery,
taking delight in suffering,
fascinated by the pain of others,
immune to the cries for mercy,
lost in fantasy and delusion,
having a form of godliness,
yet denying the power;
the hope rises within,
the time almost here,
home only a moment away,
lift up your heads,
for your redemption draws near;
no more shall we hunger,
no more shall we thirst,
no more shall the sun beat down,
no more shall the heat scorch,
we shall lie down at springs
of living water;
every tear shall be wiped away.
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