Seasons!!

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Seasons

Seasons come &
The seasons go
Greying hair
My seasons show

Life rushes past
I attempt to hold
Onto this moment
Impossible I know

I too have had
My youthful spring
My leaves were green
A strong, healthy tree

I faced my summer
With dreams & hopes
Set sail upon a salty sea
within my own boat

Faced life’s struggles, joys
And storms
Until I reached that
Shore where autumn’s born

A slowing down of
Energies, duties, hoping
A possible rest
Now for the greater test
I enter winter’s gates

More snow-filled hair
Hilly crags upon the face
Life I know some better
Received a fuller taste

Grace has allowed me
To enter a long life
God’s blessings still come
Even amidst the strife

His beauty always there
Among all joys and cares
His glorious life He offers
Infinity He shares

As my winter ends
Colder winds may be my fate
But I for sure now know
they only blow
To open eternity’s gates

 

Golden Glow

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Golden Glow

Golden Glow
Unseen by man
Filtered through
Divinity’s hand

Surrounds your head
Your heart, your soul
Heaven’s kiss
Christ lived within this glow

Existed below
Took up our pain
Sadness, struggles with
nothing for himself to gain

Infamy, disgrace
surrounded your death
angels wondered if anything
for man was left

To save our spirits
From the ancient blight
Of separation from God
Had we lost all of heaven’s light?

But once again
Heaven’s Golden Glow
Raised your body
To thoroughly show

God’s complete power
To always save
Proving His love
Will always win
Denying satan his
Destructive ways!

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Golden Glow
Encircling, wreathing
Your head
Its garlands reaching
Deep within your heart
It vaults to embed

As you walked &
Talked
This holiness with
You went
Surrounding all aspects
Of your fleshly tent

Until the day
We placed you on a
Cross
Satan howled in triumph
Thinking Heaven had
Lost

Not our best day
We followed his
Darkened lead
Marked your back
Your head, hands, feet,
Made your body bleed

Until you drew your
Last breath, last sigh
You would take for
A short while
But only three days,
Did your mother cry

Then the power of
That Holy Golden Glow
Pulled you up out of a
Darkened Tomb
For all of earth, all time
To know, and your
Divine Kingship to show!

Sister, Sister

Sister, Sister
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Sister, sister
Whispered with a care
Waving fragile heads
In the moving air

Oh, be careful
Here they come
Strangers, interlopers
Into this our world
Under a warming sun.

Will they despoil
Or yet worse
Uproot our lives
From this gentle soil
Our loving home

Stay together
In groups they will see
To Leave us alone
Our nettles will sting
As well as any bee’s

Our heads turn above
long, lovely necks
Pink and purple strands
Of elongated tresses
Designed not for picking
By the hand of any man

Respect is all
We ask for
We too enjoy a part
In all life springing
From this,
Our God’s living soil

In the Middle

 

In the Middle

You came and put
Your throne
In the middle of my life
Inside the darkness, pain
& chaos, sorrow and the strife

Planted Yourself
Pushing, moving aside
All people, places, &
Things, showing how
To reject my old enemy’s lies

Circumstances are fluid
Ever changing in a world
So sadly lost
Cling to Christ, our Lord
He alone did pay the cost

Of your freedom from
Insanities of this world
Its cruelty, lies and sin
Another place awaits
A forever home you will win

In a book so rich in truth
A teacher once said
To live as foreigners, aliens
Never make a forever bed
On this face of this
Dissolving earth

God alone is your
True home
Mother, Father
Closer than a sister
Or any brother

All here is temporary
Pain is only for today
Cling to God
In your heart His love
Is meant to always
& eternally stay

With a roar & in great heat
Old ways, this earth
Will vanish, disappear
Making His forever love
Always & ever more clear

All new life,
Immortal, glorious,
Will spring forth
Resplendent on a
Newly recreated earth
Shining forth into an eternal,
Complete & total new rebirth!

Angel

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Angel

Living Electricity,
Are you made only
of
Energy and light?

If I stretched out a hand
Would the energy of you
Burn my flesh
if I dared
the impossible

Joining, touching the Spirit of the Living God?

Expression of His Glory,
Were you made
Just because He could not
Stop His living breath,
The Life within himself

From creating you?

If He is absolute and a perfect
Love
And if Love is about giving
To someone else, not in taking

More loving, powerful
Does He become
In creating even more
someones
To love?

Love produces only more
Love
It cannot stop itself,
Cannot go against its own nature.

We all, angel and human
move and breathe
within
This expression of Himself
His self-giving Love.

Sad

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Sad

Love
Complete, perfect
Unblemished
Flies
Cavorts from
Above,
Heaven’s skies

Never absent
Always present
Waits, begs, cajoles
Bends to beg
Holds out hands
Waiting
For the return of
Man

Adoring
Always imploring
Return to Me!
Yet in darkness
Or ignorance
Ignoring the plea
Refusing to see

We reject
Turn the back
Upon the only true
Beauty
A universe has
To offer
Driving the nail
Into our own
Coffins

A few will
Come
Some will see
Bend the knee
Rejoice
At the voice
That leads
Them home

So do not
Miss
Refuse the
Kiss that
Awaits at the
End of this
Life
So full of strife

Accept the gift
Let it lift
You above this
Darkness below
He wants you
To come
To know
All the beauty he holds

Paradise, waiting
Take the pure
Unsurpassed Joy
Ecstasy, bliss
Make the choice
Follow Christ
Be glad
Maybe leave this
World a
Little less Sad.

Ripples

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Ripples

Ripples, moving
Silently across
Water’s silken surface
Started from one
Center
Caused when an
Unknown dares
To enter
Its undisturbed peace

In water, it
May be
Fishes bobbing for
Food
Small leaves released
Letting go of life
Or a sudden startling
Boom
Of a hard object

Energies of life
Never static
Always changing
Shifting, provoking
Not always bad or
Good
If given a choice
Be careful what you
should
Allow into your
Undisturbed peace

 

Just A Weed!

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Only A Weed

Only a weed
I understand
But still you rise
To take your stand
Against
The Encroachments
of man

We struggle,
We toil
Working every
Square inch of soil
To conquer the earth
Yet we still fail
To stop your birth

Your green head
And limbs
Small at first
But mighty
Sway and bend
Pushing at all angles
On concrete & rock

Tousled and tangled
They rise
Looking for sky
Seeking the air
As all living things
Too come to care
For their new life

Your stance
Crows a victory:
Though I am just a weed
There is a me
In my living green
Rising in this New
Existence you may now
Most gloriously see!

This may be a strange or trivial subject to write a poem about, but I couldn’t resist. Walking on our new greenway, they had done everything to keep out the weeds, but still they popped through. Just another thing that proves man does not completely control the earth as strongly as the power of God’s green nature.

 

Why Would You Not?

 

Why Would You Not?

Why would you not
Comes within my thoughts
Utopia is usually
What is sought
By most people

Even if unaware
Within themselves
Is it not the place
wherein we would all
Desire to dwell?

Perfect love, joy, peace
No more pain,
Death, stress,
Constant struggle,
Does Live within our reach

Keys to such a
Place divine,
that land
Are always present
for our taking
In an outstretched
Hand

A Holy Creator
Reaches down
From above
Needing nothing of us
Bending only thru
& in His love

Offering us Himself
Perfection’s Beauty,
Love, Glory, Light
Power beyond measure
Reaching out in
All His Might

Desiring once again to
Father His children’s
Journey
Yearning to turn
Our story
Toward His light

Fathering all, each
And every one
Will not leave out
The smallest, weakest
Daughter or son

So, reach out, take
the offered hand
Join in His journey
Never, ever for this
Will you once receive
a reprimand

Lovely face
Full of grace
unendingly
Flawless Father
May we gather
Beneath your wings

So, why would you not
Want to receive
all this God offers
In His eternal reprieve
From the mire & struggles
Upon this dusty earth