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Faith crisis poetry

Yearning

Yearning for learning, but nothing is stirring; concerning the burning, the journey has halt. Churning and turning and swirling and whirling, discerning the hurting as church-led assault. Question the lesson or make a suggestion is seen as aggression—suppress in your sin. “Lessen oppression, and stop the digression. Just standard expression and whitewash-ed spin.” Lonely and […]

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Collision

Implicitly, complicit he perpetuates toxicity; He balks the talk while talks the talk because for him, talk is the tea. The fingernail a wrist impales while signs inhale and oaths exhale, “Or shall it be morality,” he asks as he tears at the veil. He treats his keys like vile disease, dismantling, yet still appease. He’s […]

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Lifeless

Once was filled with life; now lifeless. Pearl of great price became priceless. Saved by Christ, but now just Christless. Tepid now, but once was righteous. Shadows dwell, replacing brightness. Blind, then saw; again am sightless. Freedom reigned, deposed by tightness. Spirit soared; today is flightless.

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The Breakup

In my blood and in my veins, In my heart and in my brain, In my skin and in my hair, In my eyes and in my air. Bathed in blood and burned by dove, Washed in oil and sealed above. All my life, and who I am, Where I’ve been, and all my plan. […]

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The Castle on the Hill

A castle sat upon the hill, where all the power lay: The storehouse, armoury lay inside, the treasury, every day. The ruler and his dozen knights would tax the peasants poor, Would take a portion of their food and money for their store. They promised safety from their foes, protection from the night, But told […]

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The God Machine

I came across a snack machine, or so I thought it was. As I got close, I found instead, something that made me pause. There were no snacks inside, I saw, in each cramped numbered slot. Rather, shockingly I’d say, were several different gods. Some were white, and some were black, and some were big or […]

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Becoming the Conquered Beast

The knight, with sword drawn high, struck down with strength increased. Slayed the dragon, but — surprise — himself became the beast. Toward the sweetened fruit, led the rod so strait, But through the years, from rust and strain, became the building great. Shedded plate and shield to fling a fatal stone, Then grew four feet, […]

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The Silence

I long for days of yesteryear, when angels walked the land. When cool winds blew and warm flames licked the mountain halls so grand, When voices whispered from the earth and words appeared on stone, When blinding pillars fell from heav’n and time through portals shown. Today, instead, are heavens closed? Have angels gone and […]

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Numb

My shuffled gait, my outstretched arms, I wander, search for brains; Perhaps a heart, or maybe faith, an answer to obtain. So aimlessly and hopelessly, my feet inch ever on To dimming sights and fading goals, my former life near gone. An echo faint deep in my ear, just ash in my cold breast, Just […]

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Deep Down Inside

I knew a man from years ago: His heart was strong, his tongue “I know”. He carried in his pocket close A compass sure, exactness chose. He painted art correct and right Of brightest day and darkest night. His path was set, the ladder climbed, The pilot lit, the pump was primed. But then he […]