Reflections

KODAK Digital Still Camera

 

Reflections

Ancient trees
Stand
Soaking their toes
At the water’s edge
Below
Or knee-deep
Within its depths
which seep
through bark’s
roughened skin

Mirror images
Of plants and earth
Above
Reflections traced
onto a watery world
fitting as a hand
into a glove

Solid browns and green
earthy fingers
Projecting over head
& into the silken surface below
Which ripples and flows
echoing azure skies
And sunlight’s golden glows

God,
If you were to lean
close down enough
As I hold my camera
Tightly within my grip
In liquid’s reflections
Might I be able to trace
The beauty within
The curve of your lip
Upon your face?

Shades of Whispers

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Shades of Whispers

Shades of whispers
In my ears
Under desperate suns
Incite many to fear

Spoken by an enemy
So wise
Deceitful, clever
Bent on telling only lies

Spoken in a serious voice
Misleading always
Inclined to make you
Think you have No Choice

But you do.
A bloodied cross made
Sure of that.
God’s Infinity of Love
That forever lasts.

Chaos

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Chaos

They run, they stride
One spot to the other
Trying each to hide
The fear, pain
From their brothers

And sisters, whisper
As they go
What next, how
Do I know
What comes tomorrow?

How should I act
Is this the right way
I need some help
From this world’s
Chaos
Which seems to hold sway
Over everything.

My death I face
Every single hour
Will someone not tell
Me
Or does anyone
Have the power

To understand which
Way to turn
Where is the help from
This Firestorm,
Pain, struggle, strife
We call life.

Without guidelines
I will fail
Will someone not
Speak
Say a few words to tell
Me how to go?

Until softly and
Suddenly
One hand reaches
Out
In a small voice
Without a shout

Hands me a book
Won’t you give
a Look
Within its pages
One may find
Wisdom
for all the ages

It speaks of a
God
His joy, &
Power
Trying to love us
Through each and
Every hour

Jesus breathed, talked
Walked out
Guidelines in
His love
Sent from
Higher Celestial regions
Above

Never without
Him
Never will force
It
We were not
Created in just
A whim

Formed us in
Joy, did He
For man’s good
He forever gives
His teachings,
Showing us the way
To live

His yearning is for
You
To live within
His guidelines
Boundaries
Perfect until
The end of all time

For without
His boundaries
for our actions
Nothing is left
But the painful
Chaos

Longing

Longing

 

Longing

Weak and frail
My physical shell
How much longer
Must I down here roam
Longing for a perfected
home

Orphaned into the
Wild
Of a rough, unruly
Place
Longing for the face
Of love

Though not kept waiting
Long
Soon God sounded
His lovely celestial
song
Of love and delight

Within, I felt amidst
the dark
A light
Small at first but
Still given enough
strength
To fight

To rise
Above my darkened
Heart
That refuses to
Part
With its evil ways

Ancient foe, surely
He knows
He will not win
This battle within
& soon it will begin
The end of
His cruel hold

On our frail
World
From here into
Infinity’s dark
He will
be place, hurled
forever
no more damage
may he do
no more pain to
cause to you
& you & you

Rejoice the light
Arrives
In ever increasing
Tides
Allowed to ride
Will we be
Upon love’s shining
Crystal Seas

Is it Not?

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Is it Not?

Is it not
To be read
A writer writes
Formed words
From thoughts
Within one’ head
Or heart

Others may read
Writers, I, must
Take great care
Walking in line
With you, Lord
Of this I have to
Stay aware

But still there
Is a joy
To express
This God may
Allow
But be careful.
In this can be
Great power

From a Spirit
So Ancient & Holy
Every moment
Remembering
In His Heart
His Creation
Loving us
Completely & purely.

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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?