Perfume

 

Perfume

Jasmine, Lilac
Honeysuckle in
Full bloom
Scents of earth
Created by You
Bringing Your Face
Into a closer view

And so, this
Essence
Scent of your
Glory, Beauty
Power
Follows, surrounds
Your Presence

Evidence of this
On Moses’ face
Descending from
The mountain
bearing the mark
Of your Holy Grace

It took a veil
to hide
This Perfume, Glory
That resides,
Surrounds each step
& at Your side

Today let us remove
The veil
Look fully on Your
Glory
Gaze
with deeper longing
Into this cloud

Of your perfume
Sweet scent of
Your Very Self
As we achingly await
To pass through
heaven’s gates
Enveloped by
Your love,
& alive again
in your embrace.

Petulant Child

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Petulant Child

Petulant child
Under the fair
Shading tree
Everything you see
is perfect

a freshly created
world
pure, untouched
harmony, peace
for now, no other
way is seen

you live
you glide
your companion
at your side
in joy

all needs are
met
abundance of all,
food, love,
not touched by
any dark corruption
yet

blithely you live
moment to moment
unaware of peril,
danger
until one day
a very dark stranger
enters

This perfect Paradise
Created by your
Father
Intended by Him
To be
Forever

The stranger smiles
Oh, he is clever
He knows how to beguile
Anyone

He comes to you
Shaking your head
At first you refuse
Until he says,
Be like the Father

Novel idea
Unthought before
Could this be possible?
But inner darkness lies at
its core

you acquiesce
nod your head
Yes
Receiving the fruit
One bite won’t hurt
You guess

But this stranger
Has the heart of a brute,
A monster
And that bright fruit
Was never intended
For your lips

Living further down the
Road of time
We shake our heads
& wish,
What you had, perhaps
Unknown to you
Was the already sublime

It you had just not,
Turned your head
And refused to listen
This fair world
Would still glisten
With perfection.
Where was your, Our
Gratitude?

Submit

 

Submit

Not I,
I say
Rue the day
I bend my knee

To anyone
Or any god
Yet this is
For sure
What some have done

My house, my car
Oh, don’t forget my boat
My money, my wealth
But I mustn’t overly gloat

I stand complete
In and of myself
Isn’t this self-indulgence
Why most attempt to
accumulate great wealth?

The self, myself, yourself
I repeat I will bend the knee
To no one but myself
I wish to run my own life
But could that be
the why
For so much strife?

We all want the same
What each myself desires
But could this self-seeking
Be what Seems
to light the fires

Of so much pain
Each wanting to be
His own god
Live life his own way
With no one greater than man
To have the final say

What can be the answer
To save a world so lost
In pleasure seeking pain
which refuses at any cost
To seek God’s Face

Mercy, love and Grace
His plan was perfect
Until we rebelled
So up until now
Nothing seems to quell

The pain of our endless
Rebellious seeking
for our own way
So we spin and spin
On a world
Where perfect love,
joy are no longer
Allowed to sing

Of His Name, His Power
His perfect plan
All meant to give a
Forever Paradise
To his creation of man

God’s wisdom knows the way
For us to live,
But the price exacted
for true satisfaction
will always be
and forever involve
bending the knee

 

Denial

 

 

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Deny, deny
I turn my back
Then sigh
Wondering why
I am so
Miserable.

On the bed
At night
Toss and turn
I cry
If you are real
Within your face
Light up the sky!

But nothing
There is not a trace
Of anything or
Any One

So I turn back
To the screen
Of my TV
Or the phone
Things I know
I sit alone

Harden the
Heart
Feel nothing
Develop the art
Of pleasure
Seeking

Just one more fix
This pain will
Pass
Seek one more
High
Maybe it will last
This time

So I rush,
Concentrate
On this world
Fix your eyes
On this strange
Green Pearl

Bigger house,
Fancier car,
Is this by far
The best I can do
Or is there really
You?

Endless cycles
They repeat
As I keep
On searching
For that which
Will meet

My greatest
Deepest need
Maybe one more
Piece of food,
Drink, house,
Vacation,

Rushing, seeking,
I perpetuate
This Empty pain
But I refuse to cry out
Your Name
So again, I sigh
And again your
Name I deny.

Matthew 10:33 …whoever denies me before men, I will deny before my Father who is in heaven.

Obedience

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Obedience

Loving Savior
On a throne
Promising me
A forever home
With you

At the end of time
When I see your return
Of obedience by then
For me to learn
will be too late

On that fateful night
Hours before your death
You intertwined within
Your last breath
Love and obedience

For my sake
You stated if I love you
I would obey you
This was done always
To recreate, make me anew

A sign of my love
until Time’s end will be
To follow and obey
You and your Father’s
Words if a final victory
I desire to see

At that last hour
Before your Holy Throne
I will be granted
A new heaven and earth
Eternity will be shown

In a new life, new world
With no pain
But only through
My love for you
And with obedience
May I obtain
The glorious experience
of a walk within your Beauty
forever

The Trickle Down Effect

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The Trickle-Down Effect

Life it seems
Does not flow
From Down
Not of the ground
Life’s love flows from
Up above

It is the
Trickle Down Effect
Giving, leaving us
With no reason to regret
Following its
Lovely siren call

God speaks, I listen
Trying to articulate
A few certain words
An effort to follow
His greatest Passion
For His voice to sweetly
And simply be heard

The deceiver may come
Try To intrude
But let me most assuredly say
Satan’s voice with
Love for man
Is never imbued

So, if from Heaven’s
Throne
You hear you name called
Or perhaps whispered,
Listen close with both ears
His voice will always save
From many of life’s falls

Fiery Steeds

 

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Fiery Steeds

Fiery steeds
Hard hooves thundering
Through the ethers of
the unknown infinities of
Dark skies surrounding
Our small home

They neigh, shake their
Heads
Impatient to be about
Their task, this
Mission, assignment
Falling to them
Through the fingers
Of power

With a blazing inferno
For each wing
Aroused by your passions
They fly, soaring toward
Your recreations
Tearing through the darkness
On burning winds

With each movement
Winds roar
Stirred by their powerful
Wings
Planets, stars, galactic bodies
Whirl, spin out of control
As they pass

The old is burnt up
Passed away
Seen no more
For one brief moment
Heaven’s business stops
Silence reigns
You pause

One shining crystal tear
rolls down your cheek
falling into the now empty
blackness
it hardens, becomes solid
icy at first, soon it
softens

forms a rounded ball
your new earth now
sits solidified in the place
you have just chosen
to begin afresh

placing your obedient
children
on the face of their
new home
they rejoice, singing with
shouts of Joy!

The old order is out
The New is In!
No more death, pain,
Suffering
No more evil!
Satan is gone, defeated
Eternally!

Praise God for His Love
Rejoice in your New Place
An earth recreated in
Fresh newness!

But do not forget the
Warning
Heed the heated winds
of destruction
surrounding the arrival
of God’s fiery steeds.

Evil

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Evil

Darkness follows
Behind his back
His every step
Reeks of pain

Vapors of
Destruction
Waves of chaos
Fluctuate in his wake

SATAN is his
Name,
Death not life
Is the game
He plays with us.

Deceit and Delusion
His greatest weapons
To delude you into
Thinking he does
Not now or ever have
existed

Nor demons nor
Hell
Nor angels, nor
Heaven
Not Christ or
God Himself

Do not allow him
To wrap
His dark fingers
Around your
Neck

If he tries, unwrap
Them
With the truth and
Power of
The Only Name

of JESUS of
Nazareth
Born of a human
Virgin but
Not of a man

a SAVIOR on a
cross
whose perfect love,
life and death
saved you

from the deceiver,
liar, murderer
Satan
He does not wish
To you to give
A small bruise
But to rip, tear
You, your dear ones,
To shreds

Only the sweet name
Of Christ
Will save from the
Death the
Deceiver brings

So, do not follow
Let him drag
You
With him
Into the fiery,
Burning lake of
Sulphur
From which
there will be
No Return

Battleground

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Battleground

Battle trumpets blare
Blasting out the warning
He is coming, He is coming
The LORD is here,
HE is here!

His world obeys his call
Rejoicing in his presence
Trees sing, the lion pauses
In his hunt
Rocks leap from the ground
In joy!

Mighty angels
Fall to earth
Shaking the ground
at each step
GOD has arrived
Our Warrior is here!

The ancient enemy
Of man
Satan
Will be defeated for
All infinity!

The battle rages on
And on
It still rages even
Today
Will you not join
God’s army?

Abounding in love,
Mercy, forgiveness
His POWER
Protects even today!

Do not sway,
Do not fear
GOD is
Always near
Closer than any brother.

Strange it may seem
That it may be
Possible to fight and
Enter GOD’s rest
As you struggle.

HE will always be
At your side
To teach, encourage
And guide
Never leaving all HE
LOVES!

And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”