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



The TOP LINKS are MOSTLY my own poems {or prose}, whereas the SIDEBAR LINKS {in blog style fashion and seen only via the MyOnlyBook page link} are my poems and "the very best of inspired others."

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"Who writes poetry imbibes honey from the poisoned lips of life." W. R. Benet.  

"A poem should not mean, but be."A. MacLeish

ALL poems or prose I wrote are signed Lawrence Scott

[My pen name]


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The *Stoicism of Mr. Sherwood

Posted on July 14, 2010 at 10:41 PM Comments comments (0)

The *Stoicism of Mr. Sherwood

That pert little rhyme you so seamlessly quoted the other day...

It awakened in my heart something neat, something charming,

A remembrance of another more nobler age, a generation away.

[One I will never know....

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My Tribute To Bryce Hamilton

Posted on July 14, 2010 at 10:38 PM Comments comments (0)


(A Farewell Repose By a Nursing Aide who is about to depart from the Service of a Fellow he has grown quite attached to, and through whom he has learned much about life in the midst of silent heart-aches and obvious suffering)                               ...

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Hurts and Pains

Posted on July 14, 2010 at 10:23 PM Comments comments (0)


Dear friend,                                                            ...

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Sky Blue Walls, Prison Walls, & A Green Chalkboard

Posted on July 14, 2010 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Sky blue walls pull the light of the sun in through the two large rectangular windows and enliven the room. The windows each have two sections which open to let fresh air into an otherwise very stuffy class room, especially when the heavy walnut stained door is closed. Another feature of prominence are the bars in the windows. Each separate window has five horizontal bars and eleven vertical bars which from an iron grid. This is the education floor. I...

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Dear Lord, How Long This Grief?

Posted on July 14, 2010 at 10:01 PM Comments comments (0)

When I think of your life and how much you suffered, my mind becomes cloudy with self-abhorrence and yet at the same time I am filled with self-pity. O Lord God Almighty, deliver me from this torment. Make me to joy, yes, JOY in the suffering no matter how hard it may be. Even if every breath is one step toward death. Bring me to the gates of death, yea, to the gates of the shadow of death, yea to the very valley of the shadow of death, for my soul is...

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What an I Holding On To? [My Issac?]

Posted on July 14, 2010 at 9:52 PM Comments comments (0)

Lord....what am I holding on to, what am I clinging to that you are wanting to burn away? What curiosity like the curiosity of a little child (rebellious) even that puts his hand on the hot burner just that much too long and burns his little finger? Excuse my unorthodoxy O’ God. O, maybe that is what is needing to be burned away. Am I like the child above who in his growth never does learn the lesson? It may be why these calloused hands, these t...

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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,


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The Season's Cry

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 12:16 AM Comments comments (0)

From whence August’s heat

frees September’s first falling leaf—

comes October to remember


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Sweet Dorothy's "Passing Prayer"

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

Sweet Dorothy’s “Passing Prayer”

Oh’ Dear Lord Jesus!

All this woeful pain and distress

has wo...

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You Are Special Gramps!

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 12:06 AM Comments comments (0)

Roses are red and violets are blue

(Remember I ain’t a real poet, so let this do!}

Been thinking about you Gramps

and all that makes you a “Champ”.

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"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)