A ChurchA ChurchA Church4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Erect a Church inside your heart,
and be sure to build it well.
Lay a strong foundation,
use time as your donation,
and make love your salutation.
Make good works your devotion,
and set another in motion
to build a Church of his own.
Keep quiet in your Holy Temple
and respect it with a zealot's fervor,
always seeking to go no further
than what necessity allows.
Do not decorate it with gaudy banners
but ornament it with good manners.
Should the interior become besmirched
restore it, with humility,
to its proper worth.
The building may take a while
and our plans change--all too true.
But those who build too quickly,
the Church is nothing but sickly.
And those who build too slow?
principles, convictions, and intentions,
will have nowhere to go.
The Heart of a Thief: Once a Theif, Always a TheifThe Heart of a Thief: Once a Theif, Always a Theif3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 1: Once A Thief, Always A Thief
She chuckled under her breath as she donned yet another piece of stolen jewelry. The strung orbs of sapphire looked a bit out of place over her brown fingerless glove, but she'd learned to live with being a bit mismatched.
Actually, she liked her style. Almost everything she was wearing was stolen, out of the trunk of some unsuspecting noble, the clothes line of some naive townsperson, or taken from the satchel of another nomad.
But that was the life of a thief.
And this mixed-and-matched attire was part of it. Some of her silk wrappings and sparkling jewelry she wore solely because she felt pride in them. After all, being a cunning, agile, silent-as-the-night thief was no easy task.
She got up from her squatting position to sit down on the velvet seat and twisted her wrist slowly back and forth, admiring her new accessory as it glittered in the sun filtering through the carriage window. She