Category Archives: Poetry

Threads

How fragile are these mortal threads that bind us to one another, friends and family. That water would be stronger than choices made, that blood would be thicker than trouble. But these silken filaments made strong in adversity from without … Continue reading

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Omicron Woes!

O h, no, the dreaded M onster virus has found our house. I thought with a C hange of address, the covid demon would R un in circles, confused as to where we would end up, but O bviously, its … Continue reading

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I Believe

In the fog of moral confusion, in the grey of doubt and fear, when truth feels more like myth, assaulted by a pressing world with a million reasons not to believe, I believe. Faithfulness, truth. I hope in the promises … Continue reading

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When I Was Young . . .

When I was young, I dreamed big dreams of earth and sky, of progress and promise. Context was safety, and I was so safe as to not know what real danger even looked like. Though it would not have been … Continue reading

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Purify

When real life gives you murders, injustice, pain, vigilantism, discrimination, betrayal, and the myriad other destroyers of the human spirit, we rail, we protest, and we grieve . . . and yet, when we seek some respite from the real … Continue reading

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Chapter 34

Since Harper had to work Friday, she decided to bring all her supplies for the potluck with her and not bother going home. She had the paper goods and the metal cutlery; she also brought fixings to make some chili … Continue reading

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The Silence of Saturday

Do you hear the silence in the tomb—hard and lifeless—vacuous hopes of my heart buried in a borrowed grave with one who would save us? Do you hear the silence in the streets where palms, faded and brittle, blow to … Continue reading

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The Limping Church Triumphant

L-ife is to be lived with love as our mandate; but too often, I-maginations are soiled with the cares and constraints of bolstering up this M-ansion here, rather than the one P-prepared for us. Wishing to stay and wishing to … Continue reading

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Psalm 91:1-2 (Lilly’s Amplified)

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High, look to Him as a definitive defense, a protecting shadow, planted, rooted, and intentionally stuck, will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty, find a peaceful sleep, a breathe-easy … Continue reading

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I Miss My Father

I miss my father. Not the last, lingering days when the ravages of Parkinson’s stripped his body of strength and dignity, not the growing quiet and dimming light, the betrayal of senses with the ambush of age and degeneration, not … Continue reading

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