All Encompassing

All Encompassing Love is the greatest of delights,the most unconscionable of painsIt rides mighty horses across the universe’s plainsAn all encompassing sea of stars and planets and spaceQuarks and mesons and traceLove is the reason why I breatheThe reason why I dieIf love was not in the midst of my being,here In meaninglessness I would…

Distill

Distill Is there a place in the garden Where I can walk with God Is there a place where He tends Where the weeds and overgrowth Do not choke out the life Or is this survival of the fittest Simply the way it’s to be? – Because the weeds and the overgrowth are life They…

Embrace

Embrace I’ve spent my entire life Trying to be like someone else Trying to get the attention The applause Of all who were in the room But all those people went their own way The room is empty now So silent So quiet And here I am alone With a person I don’t even know…

Pandemic

Pandemic I’m in the midst of a storm called pandemic About to crash on the haystacks of disaster Again The third time is not a charm It’s a humiliating punch to the gut I try not to be mad at God Yet those promises I’ve heard all of my life Are ringing hollow in my…

The Short (completed)

The Short (completed) Some want to give me an answer  Some wish to Tell me what’s so But I’d rather live in the present The place of “I really don’t know” – This place is where I can go higher This place is where I am just free This place is where I live from…

Perspective

Perspective For so long I’ve thought truth Is what is right, not what is wrong I’m beginning to discover there are many, many levels Your truth is often what you see What you only want to see Yet real truth goes much further beyond that Much deeper than that Much further out and about An…

March 1

March 1 It’s happening There’s a movement in the winds Change is once again Making its mark on the universe – Love is in motion About to raise a commotion Within the sleeping chambers of the dead This takes movement instead Of sitting around chatting about ideas – I feel it happening A new chill…

The Point

The Point I don’t want to read anymore I don’t want to think I don’t want to be told what to do Where to go, what to say, what to drink – I don’t want to pray like you anymore God already knows what I need I don’t want to hear anymore The difference between…

Life’s Essence

Life’s Essence We think we’re so smart Yet we really don’t even know what life is Sure you can boil and pipet You can microscope and experiment You can hypothesize, theorize We can discover Oxygen, carbon dioxide, glucose Neurons, mesons, electrical processes DNA that tells us everything Fourteen complex reactions for every photon Processing it…

Stay

I typically write free verse poetry. I can write the classical styles of poetry, but I’ve just always enjoyed a more free style of writing. Today, though, I had a song going through my head. It was Bruce Springsteen’s “Philadelphia.” I’ve always loved this song, and my favorite part of it is the captivating and…

Perched

I hope everyone is enjoying their 4th of July. I’m going to keep it short today so as not to distract from the celebrations.  🙂   Perched It must be nice to be a bird Always able to change your perspective Always able to fly over obstacles Always seeing from above   Like love

The Stone

I follow a blog here on Word Press entitled “Walking with a Smacked Pentax.” It’s a fascinating blog written by James Elkington. He walks about the lands of Scotland, Northern England, and Wales taking photographs and telling stories of the areas he is photographing. It’s a great blog and I think I love it most…