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Friday, March 30, 2018

Father Forgive them

Arms outstreched upon a cross
So much glory so much loss
Giving everything keeping all
Creater Redeemer Lamb so small..

Mocked and praised at one same time
Some who followed made a mime
Of the words You used to say
Save Yourself and save the day

Your mother wept with John below
No one knew what she could know
Dripping droplets, crimson red;
Redeemed her from the curse's dread

Darkened skies and gurgling sighs
You, O Lord, let out some cries
Not of vengance.... but of love
"Father Forgive them" soared above

Solemn stillness.. curtain's torn
Gone the old ..the tired.. the worn
No more waiting; all is done:
Redemption's come through God's own Son

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Remember always...

Sitting down at that large table Jesus looked with sad filled eyes
For He knew that evening coming would catch the apostles by surprise
One of them would become betrayer and one of them would deny His name
Sitting down at that Last Supper Jesus knew it wouldn't ever be the same

And He said to one and all of them: take and eat and take and drink
As You do this remember always I am the Bread and Wine you  need..

Each one looked with awe filled wonder as He blessed the Bread He   gave
Something in His eyes had told them clearly these are moments they'll want to save
Lifting up the Sacred Chalice; tears were mixing in the Wine He passed
Do this always in My memory He said this with a tone that would eternally last..

And He said to one and all of them: take and eat and take and drink
As You do this remember always; I am the Bread and Wine you need..

Before each member of that  Passover Jesus bent to wash their feet
Eyes with bewilderment met this action: "why would He do such a fete...?"
"As I bend to wash your feet here you must bend to meet the needs
Of every person you call  neighbor and your neighbor is each soul you meet.."

And He said to one and all of them: take and eat and take and drink
As You do remember this always; I am the Bread and Wine you need..

From the supper they went praying, in the Garden of Gethsemenee
All were sluggish from the eating Jesus whispered "Watch and Keep"
Father Father the hour is coming; for soon Your Will will be done in me
If from Me this cup cannot pass now I will surrender like the lamb I'll be..

And He said to one and all of them: take and eat and take and drink
As You do this remember always; I am the Bread and Wine you need..

They came to take Him,  led on.. by Judas, one of His own who gave a kiss
Is this Judas how you'll betray Me I knew it would happen just like this
After the encounter with his betrayer the guards took hold to lead away
All of the apostles were fearfully trembling Peter took his sword and swung away

And He said to one and all of them: take and eat and take and drink
As You do this remember always; I am the Bread and Wine you need..

Jesus told them that: "all is over.. put away the swords that you wield
Nothing now could stop His journey This is all a part of His Father's will."
When the soldiers tried to take them; every one of them ran away...
Later that evening, Peter denied Him: saying he never passed along Jesus' way

And He said to one and all of them: take and eat and take and drink
As You do this remember always; I am the Bread and Wine you need..

The rest of the story, we all know it, Jesus was nailed to a shaven tree
Hanging there for several hours He would expire without much  family.
The apostles: hiding, His friends left Him.. only His mother and one true friend
Saw Him breathe the last long sighing and heard His final words in the end.

And He said to one and all of them: take and eat and take and drink
As You do this, remember always; I am the Bread and Wine you need..

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Don't preach to me any sermons...

You speak so well of Jesus... while.. opening the gates of Hell?
You claim you are such a  Christian; but can anybody really tell...?
Yes.. you are often on those benches: each Sunday, so faithfully
But tell me which verse supports it: how you've been treating me?

Don't tell me about your worship; when you hurt others when you can.....
You act like you're all so righteous.. but then  demean your fellow man?
I can't stand it or even fathom it.. all these bible bumping folks..
Who can quote the bible when needed, while crushing another's hopes?

What is you can tell me.. that your life shouldn't be able to  display?
If you are a follower of Jesus; then let your example clear the way...
For others to feel more welcome; more accepted; and more loved...
I'm tired of hearing the sermons just show me what you are made of....

Monday, March 26, 2018

Open up your shades

Morning is breaking and singing her song
Beauty and harmony and love come along
In all of the sunlight, the breezes, the air;
God is now speaking; are you not aware?

Pulling the shades back or opening the blinds
Reveals all the awesomeness, each second unwinds
The glowingness, wonderfulness, soothingness too
Springs from each moment with an Eternal "I love you"

The skies in their vastness, the earth here below
Welcome the Breath of the Spirit they know
Everything living and everything that's not
Speaks of a Being through Whom we've been bought

Morning and evening and nighttime and day
All of the creatures and universe will say
Each in their uniqueness but always the same
God is Eternal and Omnipotent is His Name..

Friday, March 23, 2018

A springboard for our hearts

Dancing, ever so softly, is the sunlight on my window
Its whispering "It's Morning" as it continues on with  its overflow
It is creating  its images, of beauty and of unrequited love
I see it, the Sunrise; and think: this it it:  my ride above..

The birds are all singing; for now the cold is leaving
This time, we are certain: no more of weathery deceiving..
So beautifully serenading and singing out all of their reasons
For happpines, for loveliness and for praise of all the seasons..

Tomorrow's not come, yet; but, today we have all this beauty
The loveliness of the dawn and all it gives with sense of duty
The melodies and the aromas and the secretness of the creatures
Is delightful and insightful and sparing us not, of any of its features..

Too often, yes, too often; we are so caught up in all of our commotions.
That we pass it, all of the artwork, displayed for our many emotions
Every seedling and every plantlet; all the skies  and the earth below
Are a backdrop and a springboard by which our hearts can see and know...

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The chilliness that lingers

Spring has arrived with a chill in her air
Coldness and snowflakes and coughing, she will share
It seems so unrealistic; that we wonder with awe:
Is it really now Springtime or the beginning of Fall...?

Even the creatures, who will romp here and there
Are baffled by this weather, this chillier air
Burrowing down deeper, for a bit longer each day
These inhabitants are dreaming of a warmer place to stay

The sun brings its healing and its warming array
It touches  earth gently and brightens our way..
Soothing and supplementing, the clothing we wear:
This morning star is generous, and willing to share..

Soon all this chilliness and this coldness will flee
Spring will become more present, to  you and to me
Right now it is amazing, how she has stepped back a tad:
Making her true arrival, a celebration to be had..

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Before the brightness of day...

The best time of the day, is the darkness, before dawn:
It's quiet and mysterious;  and the distractions are gone...
If you try it, you'll see it, the awesomeness coming through:
There's  a peacefulness, a calmness, a serenity: so true

You can hear it: the heartbeats; the breaths, in the air;
The crickets, the spiders; the molecules everywhere..
The beautifulness, the waking,  the dawn drawing near:
She's calling, serenading; making wonderfulness appear..

The clouds in their Heaveness and the soils down below
Are whispering the echoes of every person they know..
Their secrets, their sighingness, their joyfulness too
Every morning, before daylight: you can hear it: it's true..

So rise up one morning before the breaking of dawn
And leave off the media,  don't turn it all on
You'll hear it: the silences, the heartbeats, the all
In the breezes, the stillness, you'll hear every heart call..

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Predawn verse

I wake up before the morning to put some verse online
Moving has delayed me but everything is fine
Stars are still out there shining and sister moon, she's fair
Nothing can be more moving than these silences everywhere

There's awesomeness in the rising before the break of day
Quietness is surrounding me and it has so much to say
But I'll listen for a moment then continue on to see
What escapes me when I'm sleeping at the early hour of three..

The hamster wheel is spinning; it is their time to run
The crickets are seranading and violining everyone
The heartbeats from all around me and those that are far away
Are breaking into my auras and inviting me to  pray...

The darkness is still lingering and the creatures of the day
Are sleeping in the branches and the burrows along the way
Not a movement from the day crew but the night shift is alive
With all of the scampering and the playing and what they do to survive...

It's good to have awakened at these whee hours of the dawn
Because so much is a mystery and is carrying my mind along
Into the moments and the seconds that are colliding into the now
Can you hear it, all the silence, that is calling at you somehow?

Friday, March 16, 2018

Orange sky this morning

There is a tinge of orangeness in the morning sky today
Bright and early you can see it's beautiful in every way
Each morning has its own wonders and its beauties so divine
Today is no exception. I can't contain this heart of mine..

Like a neon light thats glowing the early dawn lights up
I ponder over all its beauty as I pour the coffee in my cup
How many times I have missed it when I didn't look out to see
That God has truly blessed me..I am as blessed as blessed can be..

Before the day becomes more active and the noisyness begins
The breezes are singing secrets, and the world continually spins
So much there is to accomplish.. and so much there is to do
But I mustn't get caught up  in whirlwinds.. I'll keep my peace, it's true

Thursday, March 15, 2018

I'm just wanting to say Thank You...

I'm just wanting  to say, Thank You, to the Lord of the Heavens  and the earth
For all of Your blessings and for Your protection since my birth
Every morning and evening my eyes have continuously looked above
And have witnessed instantly: how truly great is Your lasting love...

I am so wanting You to hear me. oh   Creator of this struggling universe
No matter how much I have tried to, I  have failed to praise You enough in my verse
Yet You are so worthy: more worthy than anyone else I'll ever know
To receive it all now:  all the gratitude that I can ever show...

Truly You are so Caring and You are so kindly in all of Your ways
You have given me everything .. everything,  and all of my days
So many times You have patiently watched me  rise and fall
Only to catch me and lead me gently with Your everlasting call...

Help me to be more faithful and to be most loving in all that I do
So that I can be a witness to Your  Presence  as It's  passing through
For there are so many needy, so many broken ones in need of You..
I want to bring them everything You have blessed me with: it is so true..

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The beautifulness of each morning

Slowly the daylight is crawling into my room
It's jumping and jaunting, but never bringing gloom...
Whispering through moments,  these golden rays so dear
Are bringing  me those secrets my soul is longing to hear

Early each  morning before the noisiness can start
I listen intently to the soundings of my heart
Reacting to the quietness, the beautifulness of the dawn
I rise up and watch it the universe beginning to  yawn

I see it,  each sunrise: each morning, every day
It's beautiful it's  radiant and wonderful, in every way...
The warmness; the glowing; the awesomeness of its shine
Envelops and inspires and warms up this heart of mine

The creatures, now resting, will soon begin to romp
The bunnies, the squirrel, with lightness in their stomp;
Will wrestle through leavelets and branches on the ground
Looking for food stuffs that they have hidden around

The daytime, the nighttime, the hours in between
Are singing their songlets: their messages  serene;
But only the listening. the ones who are willing to hear
Will notice the silence that is trying to bring them near

If you are, still willing, please take some time each day
To listen to ponder and  to put all activity away
You'll hear them, the melodies the songs so truly blessed
They'll soothe you, instruct you, and give your soul some rest

Saturday, March 10, 2018

When flowers all speak

Spring is now nearing the time will now change
Days are much longer and clouds rearrange
Flowers are in order and the showering galore
Tell us that winter will soon shut her door

The spryness of squirrelets; the jumping of deer
Initiate a joyfulness; bring playfulness near
Spring's in the forecast; the weather clouds sing:
Time for the showers and the flowers that spring..

Away with the warm clothes and on with the lighter
Cool refreshing beverages replace hot apple cider
Ocean waves beckon us, and invite us, and call
Spring break is nearing: come one and come all..

There's spring in our walking and joy our lips
The coldness of winter has had her last nips
The robins are signaling with crawlers in beak
It time for the season when flowers all speak..

Friday, March 9, 2018

When the morning star is seen

Beautiful branches on the tree
Hold Your secrets, Your  Mystery
In the breezes, passing through
I can hear it,  Your:   "I love you"

Skies all bright and golden too
Contain the clouds and colors of blue
Whirling winds and miles of earth
Cradle the elements of our rebirth...

In the waking and in the dawn
All the creatures all rise and yawn
Beautiful melodies sound and ring
Universe and creatures jointly sing..

Only the humans can rise and fight
Despite the beauty and despite the light
Though we're  different and apart  from each other
We're still  related: we're sister and brother

So when it's morning and her star is seen
Rise, with surrender, to what is serene
Resolve, inside you,  to look and to love
Every creature as the good God above..

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Don't you know who I am?

(for those who might be struggling) 

Every tear drop that you shed; every moment that you've cried
I have been here as your help, I have been here at your side
But you didn't even call and you didn't let me see
That you trusted in My word: that I could set you free

Don't you know who I am; don't you see what I can do
I can take away your hurts, and every sorrow you've been through
Though you do not see Me here; though you do not understand
I Am always here to help; you have only to take My hand...

In the mornings when you've wept,  in your frustration and your fear:
I was whispering to your heart: "Look at Me, for I am here"
But you couldn't hear My words and you couldn't see My face
For your hurts were so intense and your soul felt such disgrace

Don't you know who I am; don't you see what I can do
I can take away your hurts, and every sorrow you've been through
Though you do not see Me here; though you do not understand
I Am always here to help; you have only to take My hand...

In the beginning of all time before this world ever  began
I created from the cosmos.. both the woman and the man
And  I put there, in their hearts: a longing for what should be
And so they're ever restless until they rest their hearts in Me

Don't you know who I am; don't you see what I can do
I can take away your hurts, and every sorrow you've been through
Though you do not see Me here; though you do not understand
I Am always here to help; you have only to take My hand...

So when you're down and burdened and you're feeling quite alone
Remember who I am.... and that you've always got a home.
No matter where you're going; or where you might have been:
I am the One who made you and I'll take you back again..

Don't you know who I am; don't you see what I can do
I can take away your hurts and every sorrow you've been through
Though you do not see Me here; though you do not understand
I Am always here to help; you have only to take My hand...

Monday, March 5, 2018

Ours to have

The sky stretches out in an immensity of blue
Molecules and atoms shout out an   "I love you"
Creatures and plantlets all dance in the wind
Spring is nearly here now.. let the beauty come in..

Splashes of greenness are beginning to show
Chilly nights lessen and grass starts to grow
Crickets and rabbits amd the hornets as well
Start to appear with their stories to tell..

Seedlings are growing like blossoming trees
Each of them dancing with the sound of the  breeze
Something is smiling through the rays of the sun
The Spirit is moving through everything and everyone

Starting each morning and at the end of each day
Open up all your windows and let in the array
Of goodness and kindness and awesomeness galore
Spread out for our taking from the Omnipresent store

Friday, March 2, 2018

Winter's last hurrah...

Winds are all shouting and noisy today
Their pushing around objects and cluttering the way
Creaking and moaning, the roofs to and fro;
Move with the movement of breezes on the go

Winter storm warnings are sounding around;
Some will see snow storms, and drifts will be found..
Others will see down pours and flooding galore:
Spring will arrive,  like a mighty lion's roar...

Full moon is upon us: the energies take flight..
Movement of creatures, create  shadowy light
Shift in the seasons and sounds take a new high
Listen intently to these atoms passing by

What is your weather like, your weather forecast?
Are you under storm warnings.. how long will they last?
Do you have some bad weather, rains that will not stop?
Tell me,  if you can now: will your temperatures  drop?