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Faith crisis poetry

As Years Crawl By

The seconds tick slowly by, each one into the next, Bringing in another wave, with seeming no effect. But seconds turn to hours, and hours turn to days, Then weeks, and months, and years go by, and time does get its way. The strongest stone, erect and sure, so firmly on the shore Starts losing once the first wave hits—won’t […]

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Faith crisis poetry

The Dying Fire

Humming bees, singing birds, the sun high in the sky. A burning fire, deep and old, within the heart did lie. A sojourn in the desert land, maturing of a rose. Returning home, out again, the grassland he had chose. There he planted, firm and sure, growing as an oak. Some bending here and swaying […]

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20 Years

20 years in 20 years gone 20 years come 20 years done 20 years low 20 years high 20 years smile 20 years sigh 20 years joy 20 years pain 20 years love I’d do it again

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Book Cover

I saw a laugh jump from his mouth, a tear fall from his eye. I saw him run, and climb, and jump, and cross the brooklet by. I saw him cheer a lonely face; I saw him make a friend. I saw his hands building love, his eyes compassion send. I walked with him; I […]

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Hinckley

A man who worked. A man who taught. A man who led the way. A man who ran. A man who fought A good fight every day. A man who built. A man who planned. A man who always pulled. A man who hoped. A man who knew A glass was always full. A man […]

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The Storm

The unmounted creature danced on the skies, And the sparks from its heels are all left behind. Prancing through clouds all over the world, And as it did leave them behind itself furled. Hopping ’neath stars and above all the earth Living life eternal — no dying, no birth. Playing all alone — secluded — […]

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The River Turner

They lift the eagle through the air They gave the bees their drone They guide the dolphin through the sea They built the lion’s throne They painted monarchs black and gold They quench the rose’s thirst They lit the sun and kindled stars They make the geysers squirt They stir the colours of the sky […]

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St. Valentine’s Trap?

Today’s the day when husbands fret And wonder what their wives to get To show their love with costly things Hearts of red and golden strings. Florists rake in quite the cash Bakers make the chocolate dash Stuffers stuff some record bears Jewellers cut more diamonds rare. Men run wild all over town Here and […]

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Regan’s Birth

Two days ago, right after school, I came right home, and filled the pool. We found a leak, and scrapped that plan. Then moved upstairs. Two hours had spanned. Two hours more, and things were close. Out of the tub and to our posts. Just after six and out he came A little boy, Regan’s […]

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Rodents, Birds, and Mastodons

I saw an army marching slowly o’er the hill With guns and cannons blaring enough to make one ill. Then they kept on coming, the valley they did fill. When I saw the soldiers, they were stranger still. Nine hundred six were el’phants with stars across their backs. Their ev’ry step that thundered made ev’ry […]