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Poetry

Coming out

Have you tried to stuff a bag with twenty-seven kittens? Get a toddler’s hands to stay inside her little mittens? Seventy and three balloons within a purple Beetle? Chocolate cake and whipping cream through hypodermic needle? Have you tried to stop the flow of mighty Old Man River? Halt a massive pine after lumberjacks yell […]

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Poetry Politics

Chains

Shackled and fettered in chains Sacrificed body and brains Hooked up straight into my vein Labour gets sucked down the drain Only for capital gain Ignoring my illness and pain Begging and pleading in vain Silenced each time I complain Speak up considered profane Hours each day on the train Ever extinguishing flame My number […]

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Poetry

Polished skin

A fraying thread now fading red knitting my heart splitting apart. A crimson rag I glisten tag the lonely tears that hold my fears. A tattered shawl in battered brawl comforts my back from hurt and crack, It flood with red from blood I shed, my weighted yoke, deflated, broke. A scarlet rope ‘round scar-red […]

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Poetry

Topsy turvy

Towering trees all veiled with leaves, hanging from the sky Calming seas with salty breeze in the desert dry Starry light so dimly bright shining through the ground Chicken flight of soaring height to the prairies bound Blazing fire and climbing higher fuelled by frosty ice Reaching spire up from the mire, and pearls of […]

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Poetry

The Doorway

Frozen in the doorway separating dark and light There before my wondering eyes a most intriguing sight Centaur in mid gallop, on its back was found a clock It’d stopped its steady ticking and had silenced every tock Stuck at stroke of midnight—or maybe it was noon. Never really certain whether it was sun or […]

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Poetry

Chipping Silence

Cradled by my fingers, this awkward chunk of stone, Sharp and jagged edges hiding shapes unknown. Inside there’s potential, whispering as urge. Time and slow precision cause vision to emerge. Careful chipping silence reveals what’s ’neath the face. Water polished finish marks the resting place. Standing now before me—none before had stood; Pleased with this […]

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Faith crisis poetry

Into the Dark of the Depths

Into the dark of the depths Sapping and draining my breath Diving away from the light Vanish from surface’s sight Alone in my silent descent Away from the cries of repent But there at the bottom so still A new light my empty soul fill Listen

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Poetry

Waters of Dust

Hanging up on a cross; Dripping from toes, my dross. Buried in waters of dust, Chipping away at crust. Breathing on me, a dove Sent from the moon above. Tending fin, wing, and claw. Eating good fruit I saw; Nibbling on blood and brain. Riding on wheel of pain. Farming thorns from the brink, Wanting […]

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Faith crisis poetry Uncategorized

Complexity

Complexity perplexes thee; simplicity, it vexes me. Eliciting complicitly abandonment so recklessly. Inadequate, inanimate, and sorely not compassionate. So poorly though, thought lordly though, soul-infecting contaminant. Sufficiently inhibiting the visiting of ministry. A symphony of imagery: your bigotry so vicious, see? Efficiently prohibiting the limits of soliciting. Not riveting, just dwindling and dulling of my […]

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Heavenly Mother

Philosophia

Wisdom in each heartbeat pulsing through my veins Mending every sorrow, comforting each pain. Wisdom in each blood drop healed by Mother’s kiss, Or her tear, or stroking, or her embraced bliss Wisdom in each longing reaching from my chest, Passing through the vastness, to her ear to rest. Wisdom in each flushing—flustered, nervous, shy— […]