In the WorldNot of the worldMore Like This
but in the world
not an island
hard to reach
not a mountain
by barbed wire.
In the world
eating with sinners
talking with sinners
Isn't that what He would do?
DesertThe lights flicked off.More Like This
We're trying something new today.
Opening a door I wasn't sure if I was ready to enter.
But I went through it anyway.
I bowed my head and emptied my mind.
Not allowing any other thoughts to enter.
The air was suffused with cascading tongues,
Weaving through the air and through my mind.
I let it soak.
Let it take me away.
My body's going numb.
I'm drifting away.
I see a desert.
Something tells me I should say something,
That I should say it out loud.
But I'm scared.
And I don't know why.
My heart is pounding,
I'm so scared.
But I don't know why.
I feel him.
I feel him staring down at me.
My heart pounds even faster.
"Desert," I murmur.
Nobody heard me.
"Desert. Desert. Desert,"
Can anybody hear me?
"Desert. Desert. Desert. Desert. Desert,"
Why won't they listen to me?
"Desert, Desert, Desert, Desert, Desert, Desert, Desert," I say it louder this time.
I'm so scared.
"Desert, Desert, Desert,
He Is SaviorI've been waiting for Prince Charming to come,More Like This
Little did I know He already came,
Two-thousand years ago,
He came to save my soul,
I was waiting for my Hero to arrive,
I should'a known He's been here all the time,
Waiting for me,
To look into His eyes,
And I know it sounds so cliche,
But I gotta sing it anyway,
Jesus is everything to me,
Jesus is all that I need,
He's a father to the fatherless,
Grandfather and childhood friend,
Husband to the prostitute,
The widowed, rejected, destitute,
He's the Judge and the One who pleads your case,
The One who grants your freedom, and the One who takes your place,
He's your lover, He's your creator,
He's Prince Charming, He's your Savior,
Been trying to fill up the whole in my chest,
Yet whatever I put in this yearning can't be put to rest,
And if I look into the deepest parts of me,
I can see the place where You need to be,
Everything I actually wanted just leads back to You,
And if I'm honest with myself, I know it's the truth,
Everything I ever
Apple Juice: Part 1More Like This
“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”
― Henry David Thoreau
My mind is like spaghetti. A bunch of twisted limp noodles that look like they go somewhere, but when you pull one out, it’s broken on both sides. And that’s how I see the world. Nothing before or after death, and in the middle just a bunch of lives twirling around tangled together coming from nowhere and going nowhere. Why prolong this drudgery, I thought.
The concrete below, oh it did look lovely. Every time I look over the edge of the balcony I lust for a fall. But I’ve got years to wait before I taste sweet death. That’s why I don’t like to go up high without my medication, as I fear rash impulse may win o
Boyscouts of AmericaDear Anthony Anderson.More Like This
I’ve sent this letter as a report for three of my scouts; them being: Jonathon Mathers, Jacob Dillingham, and Christian Ericson. These three individuals are NOT what I’d call good role-model material. I have no idea how they got into this program, but I’ll see to it that they’re removed QUICKLY and SWIFTLY.
Jacob Dillingham refused to read the Bible in downtime today. He instead wanted to read a novel that he had brought with him. I have confiscated the book in question and gave it a light browsing. I am utterly appalled!
This book is disgusting! It has magic, sorcery, witchcraft, violence, and evil Satanic monsters throughout! It’s not like the Book of Our Lord, which is the most perfect book by any means. He refused to read the Holy Word for THIS trash?
Likewise, I had the book destroyed by using it as a fire-starter without the youth’s knowledge. I will tell him of this action later so that he will learn his lesson. I cannot
Deliverance! (Poem)More Like This
By: Brian Dominguez
Feeling as if I'm drowning
But there is no water surrounding
On my knees, on the ground I keep pounding
Can anyone hear me!? I feel my soul shouting
Feeling claustrophobic but there is nothing crowding me?!
Physically everything is going perfectly, so what's happening?!
So peaceful on the outside but inside something's bombing me
It's like I'm tied down and bound, who can set me free?
I can't touch it, it's something I can't even see
How can I fight an invisible enemy?
my strength is failing, I'm down on my knees
Can't win this mortal combat, just hurry up and finish me!
Then the deja vu hits me, I've been here before
I fought this dude once, now he's come back for more
Battered and bruised I'm spiritually sore
Holy anger rising, my spirit is reviving at my core
Through my mouth a new language explodes
I can't understand it but my strength's back ten fold
I can see the chains that I couldn't see before
They've just shattered and fallen to
The Road Ahead (Poem)More Like This
These tears from my eyes have never fallen in vain
They're a sign that in me, your kingdom still reigns
That you're still working in the depths of my heart
Embedding that fear that sets us apart
That fear that brings us to do the right thing
That fear that motivates us to glorify our King
That fear that prevents us from living in sin
That fear of God we lost, when we let rebellion move in
I'll be the first to admit, It's not easy to walk on a straight line
While sin constantly tries to exploit the weakness in our minds
Thinking we will never get caught committing crime after crime
With deaf ears we hear and we see with eyes that are blind
We flake and we fall, we see it happen many times
But you still pick us up and wipe the tears from our eyes
When I can no longer walk, your foot prints replace mine
You who left heaven, to save billions of ungrateful lives
I still remember that long road I thought I had to walk all alone
But when I looked down, I saw your legs next to mine ready to go
The Love of Jesus Christ (Poem)More Like This
It's because of love that I've found you
It's because of your love I've found truth
When sadness and strife filled my days
Your eternal love showed me the way
When I only knew regret and remorse
You sent messengers right to my door
When my heart turned love into hate
You turned my pain into hope and good faith
The world will know who is Jesus Christ
My life, my love I owe you my life
You can lighten even the darkest of nights
You are the reason that I continue to fight
Where would I have ended up if not for you
Lifeless with out purpose never knowing the truth
That we can aim higher then we'd ever thought to
as you reveal secrets of life that no one else knew
Just raise up your hands and let Jesus come through
He'll cleanse, straighten, and create a new you
Just praise and worship all he is and all he can do
Then run and tell others how Jesus saved you!
The Jokers friend or maybe more.Well Here we are. My name is Jacqueline Stone or as my friends call me Jack. I'm 21. I have long blood red hair and blue green eyes and I'm 5'8 and damn proud of it. And I normally wear blue and gold t shirt with a black jacket and blue jeans with black sneakers.More Like This
I'm not sure how I got caught up in all this, But I do know its gonna be one hell of a wild ride. But then no one said being friends with the Joker would be easy.
So I guess I should start at the beginning of this strange story.
Well it all started one late afternoon on a Monday. I hate Monday. I never liked getting up early I've always been a night owl and You think I know something strange would happen Because it's a Monday but I didn't.
You see I was walking to Gotham Bank because I lost my job earlier in the week where I worked in a coffee shop that was about a block away. I just got my last paycheck so I wanted to cash it in before the bank closed. I got there just in time....For it to be robbed the Joker.
I just go
You Are WorthyYou died for meMore Like This
on that dreadful day
On that day You showed me Grace
That someone like You
would be pierced through
for my sin, my filth and my disgrace
So I thank You God
with not only words
but with love and it falls short
of all You've done for me
how You set me free
You gave me love
and gave me hope
For You are worthy
Oh so worthy
For You are worthy
Oh so worthy
You are my love
my only hope
My Journey to FaithMy own journey to faith has been a long complex one.More Like This
Like most African Americans of the 30's, my parents were raised in the church, but neither
of them were really Christians. Furthermore my dad had a bitter experience in church when he
was young that forever soured him to religion and he had absolutely no interest in it.
Mom believed in God and enjoyed watching Robert Schuller's on TV, but her belief in God was mixed
with a hodgepodge of other things, including reincarnation. She was also a firm believer in 'to each his own.'
She thought that all paths led to God and that as long as one led a good life that was enough.
Despite this, God had His hand on me, because from the time I was little I instinctively sought Him.
Very early on I had a deep curiosity and hunger for spiritual things. I loved Bible stories and was
very curious about God. On the few occasions my mom or some other relative took me to visit a church
or Sunday school, I always felt a strange yearning. I wanted something
Angel TearsImagine a raindrop is an angel's tearMore Like This
Falling from heaven on Gaia's mortal fear
Weeping in unity their children's lost soul
Heaven's pure spirit evil now doth control
Eden of rapture consumed by time's flow
A lost utopia where gluttony doth grow.
Alluring serpent's lair humans covet the bait
Devourer of truth so poisoned with hate
Innocence now lost in maelstrom of desire
Purity long blackened by greed's hungry fire
The spirit debased evil darkens the heart
The nefarious abductor tears the soul apart
The moment approaches the farmer shall reap
Love now eternal for faithful lost sheep
Gnashing of teeth those left in despair
Time now elapsed for repentance and prayer
Renounce the darkness and take gentle heed
Embrace the truth be the Lamb's seed
Listen To The WhisperListen To The Whisper Of The Eternal WindMore Like This
As It Gently Touches Your Ear;
Guiding You Through The Forest Of Life
Your Friend; Your Companion; Your Seer.
Listen To The Whisper Of Verdant Leaves
Adorning The Sentinels Of Earth;
Silently Watching The Passing Of Time
Its Beauty The Blessing Of Birth.
Listen To The Whisper Within The Heart
Where Soft Emotions Caress Its Beat;
Let Its Wisdom Flow Right Over Your Soul
And Dormant Love It Will Entreat.
Listen To The Whisper, All Three Of Them
Embrace And Entwine Deep Within;
And When They Merge Within Your Soul
A New Pathway You Will Begin
THE BUTTERFLY WITH NO NAMEEmotions Flowed Like A Raging FireMore Like This
As I watched The Birth Of Dawn
Softness And Beauty Of Stars Had Past
My Heart Still Heavy And Forlorn
My Spirit Was Ebbing I was About To Go
When Something Caught My Eye
A Solitary Cloud So Pure And White
Appeared From Way Up High
My Eyes Now Ember With Rising Sun
Saw An Amazing Sight
Within Its Fleece A Golden Glow
And A Butterfly Took Flight
Such Beauty I Had Never Seen
It Sat Upon My Hand
And Said To Me In A Voice So Soft
I Was A Spirit Of The Lamb
My Soul Was Open My Heart Poured Forth
It Listened With Silent Embrace
And When I Had Finished It Smiled At Me
With Serenity, Peace And Grace
Moments Of Silence As We Shared The Dawn
Then It Whispered It Was Time To Part
And As It Began To Fly Away
A Sudden Lightness Filled My Heart
I Watched In Joy As My Newfound Friend
Returned From Whence It Came
My Fears And Sorrows All Had Been Taken
By The Butterfly With No Name
Had I Seen The Truth Within The Cloud
I Would Have Witnessed A Wondrous Sight
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