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Promised Land

  — — Promised Landgetting on with itin the wildernessgo aheadreveal my heartas I beg for scrapsat the table of attention, affirmation, recognition along with outrageous expectations of tit for tatdefending some identity pulled from a hatdream the dream compare and despairget people on my side or diewhy don’t they […]

Idols

  –—Idols When I want something I remember—to ask for more of youWhen I’m offended I remember—you’re the only onewho needs to be pleasedWhen I walk in total darkness the torch that can be lit I leave—untouched, I choose you The path that can be seen by meis not the […]

Rebuked

—     RebukedThe woman’s daughter was suffering —so she pleaded with JesusThe disciples urged him to send her away—She was getting on their nervesThe children were brought to Jesus—to be held and prayed forThe mothers were rebuked by the disciples—We’re more serious than thatThe blind men on the side of the […]

The Demon is Mute

——The Demon is Mute—Under the earthlies a city whose gates —have been ripped off the hingesiron bars in the dust, tumbleweeds roll—You walked in total darkness beside shadowy soulsThree nights and three days —what did you say?The key is in handthe lie has been silenced—the demon is mutehe has nothing […]

Leper

  ——Leper—You stood thereasking where they werewhy didn’t they come backweren’t they healed?As you stood therelooking for them in the distancewere you amazedthey didn’t think of you again—Stopped thinking of youafter they got what they wanted—what they wanted more than you?As you stood alone wonderingdid you feel the missing piecein […]

Becoming

  Becoming Bloodsplashed against the sides of the alter  sprinkled on the peoplein their hair, their eyes, their clothesuntil the Word lay down inside the dark and bloody wombAs You languished there  becoming fleshdid you ask yourself, Is this what it feels like to be them?Toil in the realm   […]

Our Father

——Our Father– God in heavenWhen we call your namewhat shall we say?Jesus called you, FatherHe taught us to say,Our FatherOur FatherYou have a nameIt’s personalWe are your children by faithAnd through the Holy Spirit we cry,Abba, Father!A child can wake their father up in the middle of the night to […]