radiantaquamarine daysradiant1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
days i found burdock leaves in the garden shed
dandelion plasma in the corner of a canvas
the needle in my hand
and the limit of possibility
laid my ear to the ginger brickwall
stained the pale of my arms with auburn imprints
i imagined myself burning alive
but never like this
so it goes
pulls the wilting nettle curled between my toes
drags a pair of flip-flops from the balcony onto
a dusty road
a gravel king-size bed.
there's a part of me none of you will catch
it'll evaporate light-footed off the edge of a waterfall
a hook attached to my lip and an amplifier
Delusions of GrandeurDelusions of Grandeur16 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Work was done on sinking ships
In a different time, in a different place.
I had carved my name in the first piece
Of rubble to reach the ocean floor.
Hell was on the high seas,
And I went with the anchor
In the waters of what I thought
Might be my shallow grave.
Atlantis was my refuge,
For I swam with closed eyes
Out of fear of the salt.
I merely felt my way down.
I heard the howling and war
Just above my feet as I descended.
I felt the bubbles of my last breath
rush over me and back from whence they came.
I cared so little as my lungs screamed,
And the pressure crushed my being.
The anchor swam for me as submerged tides
Carried my blind way down.
Had I let go, I might have
swam away from Hell,
Though I feared one journey
more than the other.
I think I will awaken
I think I shall live
I think I can dwell
In Atlantis, should it be found.
A Prayer for UsLord, for him I prayA Prayer for Us15 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
That he trust, learn, and grow
Each and every day
I love him, Father
This You know
I ask that our day
Come quickly, Lord
Guide us, protect us, Jesus
Never let us stray
Let us never forget
The promises we have made
That one day, both of us
Shall be known
Word of the Day, - May 22, 2015"For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man." ~ Matthew 15:4-11Word of the Day, - May 22, 201510 hours ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Calling the UnknownDrunk white snow passed out on the groundCalling the Unknown20 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Finally blacked out of the darkness and came around.
Melting away, never to stay.
Felt that cold surge through the throat.
Sober black ash passed away with the wind,
Finally whitening up and calling these blue miseries twin.
Thought the fires hurting us would be more red.
Feeling that burn surge through the heart.
To all the smartphones trying to call the unknown,
Landlines to us recieve no dial tone.
The Trail...As the daylight waxes I find myself winding through a verdant fen.The Trail...15 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Between the leaves I can see the sky, blue thread through green it wends.
It carries all my hopes and dreams that some day this journey ends.
But as I wander along this road the sun begins to set,
And even though I can see the end, the end is never met.
It stretches on, an abandoned road where the mighty men once played,
Where machines of war and steel and grit have become a distant shade.
But in my eyes it is nothing more than my own denial made.
Europa and the White Bull.There was a young womanEuropa and the White Bull.6 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
named Europa. Her father,
Intocles, wanted her to
marry a young man named
Of course, Europa would
have no part in this. She
went to the temple of Zeus
for help. "Mighty Zeus, free
me from the betrovel of Cerakos,"
Then Mighty Zeus heard her plee.
He said, "Come to the edge
of the sea and I will turn into
a bull to help you cross. She
The next day, Europa saw the white
bull waiting at the edge of Cyprus.
The white bull laid on the ground
and Europa got onto its back. Zeus
carried her over to the edge of the
sea where Greece is located.
At Greece, Zeus transformed back into
His human form. Europa thanked Him for
being so nice to her. Now Europa was
free to choose for herself whomever
LET ME GO HOMELET ME GO HOME1 hour ago in Free Verse More Like This
Oh Holy Land of the Promised Land,
I ask your Soul for forgiveness,
Forgive me Hashem for my trespasses,
Against the children,
The Angels of the World!
The children who sacrificed,
Sacrificed their innocence,
To unworthy people,
People that took advantage,
Advantage of our frail Soul.
Our frail soul,
That is Hashem the innocent father,
The father who endured our rape.
Our rape by savages who have no Soul,
No soul but hollow dark oceans with storms,
Storms that rage on a God forsaken land.
The land that wanted it all,
It all truly only belonged to Hashem.
My eye-Was a seeker.My eye-7 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
My eye was a dying moth
My eye was a dreamer.
My eye was a Greek
tragedy; a wish; a curse,
a jealous Goddess, a great Hero.
My eye had a glowing light
My eye was a shroud
But it sought my every desire
My eye believed in love and virtue. My eye drove the lust. My eye was a hummingbird.
My eye pushed the doubt away.
My eye pushed a wish,
A Dream, a Hope, an old fantasy.
With a cracked telescope, a star, a vision.
My eye pushed my limit every day; it was a door. My eye
Was mercurial. It was shut, a little shaky: blink blink blink. It blinded me. It blinded me not.
It flickers and hurls beautiful lies.
Has cast away. Gave away.
My eye was donné. My eye
Was a golden feather. Taught me to lie. Because of it, I heard thoughts in the sorrow. Because of it I used tomorrow. Because of it, I look into burrows.
Because of my eye I know how to lock the door; don't own a key
Because of my eye, I have no use for masks. Because of my eye, I hunger for my own canvas of beauty.
TriangleHeart (Spirit)Triangle19 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Three sides of this triangle
Each distinctly important
In it's own way
Each containing elements
Comprising both good and bad
The Heart may contain compassion
Yet it may also contain apathy
The Body may be healthy
Or it may drag us down in disease
The Mind may contain kindness and love
Or it may harbor anger and hate
But there are times when
An element transcends
Blurring straight lines
Meditation provides a stability of mind
Yet it also provides peace of body
Sleep, reading, and writing
Only a rare few walk the entire
Perimeter of this triangle
And when they do
They come to realize
Standing in the center
And observing all sides equally
That there are two very strong
Forces holding everything together
Love and Hate...
Which will you choose
As you walk your path?
Which will you let go of
In the end?
Sight your lines
Through this ancient brass sextant
By the light of the moon and stars
And may the trade-winds
lotus effecti am the leaf and you are the droplet of water that cradles so gently in my mid riblotus effect14 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
a tea cup being filled with steeping tea,
the leaves like fish in a pond
swirling around each other in confusion
darting back and forth like tandem acrobatic dragonflies mating in the heat of summer
so hot that it blurs my vision
and you, like a mirage are an optical phenomenon
in which the closer i try to get to you
the farther away you seem to travel.
The Law and the Gospel at workRomans 3:22-24 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile,23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ JesusThe Law and the Gospel at work19 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
When I think of this passage I think of the Gospel then Law and Gospel again because it says This righteousness from God come through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe righteousness. We are seen righteous without blemish in our Father's eyes through Jesus Christ. I also think law because it says There is no difference for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, because we all have sinned later in the book of Romans it says the wages of sin is death we deserve hell for our sins. I think of gospel again because its says and are justified freely we are declared not guilty by His grace his undeserving love through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus he redeemed us h