Say NoHis words sound sweet,Say No2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
his touch makes you shiver,
his kisses go deeper
than your skin.
I see you want more,
you're ready to give in -
please tell him:
'cause you're worth more than that,
more than a hasty night or two.
You're more than your body -
does he care for your soul?
Please tell him:
and don't settle for less,
less than true commitment and love.
Your body is precious -
but would he pay the price?
Please tell him:
to the man to whom
you're just temporary
to the man whose love
lasts only a moment
and all too soon is gone.
to the man who's not willing
to pay the price you're worth,
for you are worth
his life, his death,
His words may sound sweet,
but he'll say them to another.
His touch makes you shiver -
tomorrow, someone else.
His kisses go deep
but not deep enough
for though you want more
how can you find satisfaction
in temporary love,
On Holiness: Subtle CrossesOn Holiness: Subtle CrossesOn Holiness: Subtle Crosses3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
We have to be careful of how we approach holiness and how we better ourselves in Christ Jesus. Indeed we are to 'pick up our crosses and follow Him,' but how often is it that we chase holiness as if we know what is best? For Paul says that "God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength; but with [that] trial he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to bear it" (1 Cor 10:13). Indeed James also says "Each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire" (James 1:14).
What does this mean? Simply this: even our desire for holiness can be a cause of temptation and sin when we dictate it. We often desire glorious crosses/paths to holinesspersecution, evangelization, greater prayerand often neglect the very clear signs God gives us. We tend to ignore the "subtle crosses." For rather than being in fire, earthquakes, and driving winds (i.e., our ideas of glory and faith) God is in a "tiny whispering sou
Dear young soldierYou pulled the trigger,Dear young soldier2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Saved all those lives.
You carried your comrade,
Across the enemy lines.
Scarred and broken, armless and scared.
You led them to Heaven's paradise.
Brave young soldier tell me why,
Why oh why did you tie that noose?
Did not home smell so clean and safe
Once you rested between stainless sheets?
Was the taste of her welcome home kiss not enough?
Or the comfort of hot coffee satisfying?
Were these memories of bloodied battles-
so strong that you could no longer stand it?
That the only freedom that you fought for,
Spoke to you in the strands of this rope?
Were the reasons you fought blinded now?
By the steadfast flashbacks of dying friends?
You paid enough to become a scarred man-
To hang yourself to rid your mind of forever's pain.