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An Anthology of Poems & Prose Penned by a Protestant Poetaster ~With the Best of Inspired Others~

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Of Love and Understanding

Posted on July 14, 2010 at 9:44 PM Comments comments (0)

Can I expect you to understand the way I do?

    And yet, you have understood the way that you could,

    and stretched yourselves to see me through.


Never will my eyes be as yours, which tell the pain,

    of years of love and patient waiting —

    a grey reflection of your grief, and my shameful failings.


Now — youth and age, life and death

    dare to cut our paths asunder.

    Your sacrifice and your love carried my life

    on and on, the fruit of years of aged wisdom —

    to me a ceaseless wonder.


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And then I think of “HIM”,

    who for our plight became so poor;

    yet sacrificed his all for even others still—

    and paved the way, a gainful path unnoticed,

    that “others,” such as you and me,

    might go, and plow, and sow, and till.


He lends us gain, a sum untouched by hands in dirt,

    and reminds our hearts of life’s most glorious worth —

    To live for others, in coin, in thought, by possessions and deeds

    Through the life of him whose blood-life was let —

    that “we cold be bought.”


So grateful to him, whose mind I pray will be mine,

    and so thankful to you, who’s gifts and giving ways

    beckon to carefully call to mind

    life’s most forgiving, accepting ransom,

    and loves most heartful gift and sacrifice —

    Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.


Written to my Grandparents with love —1985

 


Ode to J.B. --- "We'd"

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

We’d sit beside, our minds encountering—eye to eye.

As flames a-crackling warm away every woeful sigh.


We’d ponder the day’s inspirations—the Revelations,

Sharpening each our swords and rising aspirations.

   

We’d fly off to heaven’s blissful realm—spiritually nigh,

Envisioning the Holy One, who for our sins, grievously did die.


Kindred spirits well enjoined, sealed for-ever friends,

We’d joy in present unison, never once to bend.


Our hearts each crying out, as upward our earnest climb,

In steps grow steeper and steeper—in prophetic time.


We’d grow in grace , and in faith and love,

As together We’d look steadfast to him above.


Heaven’s realm awaits us: eternity’s road to comprehend,

Of this We’d reach that lovely welcome rest,


Beholding Jesus’ glorious face We’d find at last—

True happiness, and all earth’s griefs and sorrows fully past.

                                                                

To my Christian brother and friend, J.B.,—Servant of the Most High


October 1989.


Through The Silence

Posted on May 12, 2010 at 10:03 PM Comments comments (0)

Through the silence...

(you need to know),

I am with you.

(We both will grow

"Interior Sufferings”)—

none but you, and

none but me, can

anticipate comfortings—

While ashes fall

from burnt thoughts,

Through the silence...

Where I am kept,

your heart has wept.

Apart two lone “I’s”...

together it is we.

We struggle, we're tried...

Til Christ’s coming—

Embrace the pain!

As refreshing rain

through the silence...

You must know,

I am with you.

We both will grow.

All “undone” we’ll

see Him come...

for the lowly...

for the lovely, and...

The silence will end.

Nothing But Jesus

Posted on May 12, 2010 at 9:59 PM Comments comments (0)

Nothing sublime in thought or penned,

Only a little rhyme for you my friend.

Nothing so simple or complicated ‘tis true,

That our friendship can’t wait on anew.

Nothing shines so brightly as Jesus in you—

A sweet smiling face and your spirit so true.

Nothing but brothers and sisters forever will do,

Jesus mixes colors in beautiful hues.

Nothing but me’s and beautiful you’s,

Christ shining in me and shining in you.

Nothing but Jesus, our portraits to view,

Nothing but Jesus binds in loving twos.

No one but Jesus can join friends — me and you.

Nothing but Jesus, for me, for you,

No, nothing but Jesus will do!

Nothing sublime in thought or pen,

Only a little rhyme to you my friend.


THE DARK SAYINGS OF PROPHECY - THE SECRETS OF THE REVEALER OF SECRETS


"He that hath ears to hear, let him hear." "Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given." Mark 4:24 


The DARK SAYINGS of PROPHECY---the secret things that belong unto the Lord our God---the opposite of the Spirit of Evil, the "Strange woman"---the Deep and Secret Things GOD Reveals of the Darkness and Light that Dwells with him; the wisdom and might, the OMNISCIENCE revealing the Revelations of Kings; all these things spoke (and embodied King Jesus when upon earth) unto the multitudes in PARABLES; and without a PARABLE spake he not unto them that would listen: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the PROPHET, saying, I WILL OPEN MY MOUTH IN PARABLES; I will utter things which have been kept SECRET from the foundation of the world; the SECRETS of WISDOM, that they are double to that OF the "finding out of the Almighty to Perfection" (despite our iniquities); THE SECRETS of the heart sacrifice of sheep counted for the slaughter (as Jesus was); THE CONCEALED SECRETS of the matters of a faithful  spirit, harbored safe in the mulititude of counselors, where is the God in heaven that REVEALETH SECRETS and maketh known unto kings what shall be in the latter days (now), in the VISIONS of the heads (of kings, presidents, prime ministers, rich men, the high men of the earth, the merchants of the earth, and even dictators) what should come to pass hereafter (in our present moment of the future) and by THE REVEALER OF SECRETS; concerning human beings who receive THESE SECRETS, to make known the INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS AND VISIONS to kings, that all men may know their hearts and BY TRUTH know God is a God of God's, and a Lord of Kings; and indeed a REVEALER OF SECRETS because of DIVINE OMNISCIENCE, settling in their hearts and consciences, witnessing to the LAW OF GOD, in the day when God shall JUGDE THE SECRETS OF MEN by Jesus Christ according to the Gospel message of Glad Tidings of Good News. These are THE PROPHESYS WHICH MANIFEST THE SECRETS OF MEN'S HEARTS and cause them to fall down and worship and witness that GOD IS with (these) PROPHETS OF TRUTH, who are servants of Jesus Christ --- Apostles separated unto the Gospel of God as promised, for he promised his PROPHETS in the ancient holy scriptures (writ, graphe, documents) in THE PREDICTION of Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born just like the patriarch David was, in human flesh: whom now is made manifest, and BY THE SCRIPTURES OF THE PROPHETS, according to the EVERLASTING GOD, made known to all nations (ALL |PEOPLES) for the OBEDIENCE OF FAITH, which OBEDIENCE is deserving of a God of such WISDOM that he should be glorified for ever through Jesus, the christ. All these hath the INVISIBLE church (for those who have the kingdom of God within them) manifest in APOSTLES uppermost, then PROPHETS, then Teachers, then Miracles Workers, Healers and their gifts, Gifted Helpers, and Administrators of God, especially in all languages spoken by the nations (peoples); for the SPIRIT OF THE PROPHETS ARE SUBJECT TO THE PROPHETS that there may be no confusion of BABEL or BABYLON, but peace in all the INVISIBLE CHURCHES (of the hearts) of the saints; who are no more strangers but fellow citizens of God's GOVERNMENT, with the saints, and of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the Apostles and PROPHETS, Jesus Christ himself being the CHIEF CORNERSTONE OF GOD THROUGH THE SPIRIT OF GOD. AMEN, and amen.


(This is a poem actually. It takes a bit of pain to read through it though, because the style is "continual paragraphing." References: De 29:29/Dan 2:2,3/ Mt 13:34-36/Job 11:6-7/Ps 44:21-22/Pv 11:13,14/Dan 2:29,30,47/Rm 2:15-17/Rm 1:2,3/1 Cor 12:28/14:32,33/Eph 2:20-22)