Category Archives: Poetry

A buzz-back

I’m always surprised that people who I’ve never met are interested in my randomosity.  One such person is Rachel, who liked my link to Guys Reading Books.  Thanks so much, Rachel!  Go check out her posts at her website!


The Irony and the Agony

Current mood: tired
Category: Jobs, Work, Careers

Needy kids cried out for help, and we wanted to answer.

We sold everything and left on a hope and a prayer for a country unknown

Rejected. Dejected. Returned.

Set out again, tentatively, not wanting to face failiure here

Maybe there it is easier to handle.

Joy sparking between us. New life created

Home is the only place to be

Returned to childhood. Under the family roof. Again, but seperate.

And alone… so very alone. Tricked? Betrayed? Tested?

Poor. Beyond poor. Indebted to everything and everyone.

So working is the answer now. Working hard to sustain life in the young.

Working hard to just survive.

But Survival isn’t enough.

Can we Thrive?

So abandoning my hearts cry to stay home and nurture

Leaving behind the only calling I’ve ever been damn sure of…

I Work

And my heart breaks for the innocence and lost nearness

Soft chubby hugs and drooly kisses

Exchanged for coffee and stress and a paycheck


Oh God, You are awesome
Most Holy One, worthy to be praised
It is You Who breaks down walls
and sets a perimeter of Angels around Your chosen children
You Who are mighty in battle and
awesome in power and swift to save
Glory! Majesty! Holy! Strong!
To the King!

Lord God, from my lips You have ordered praise. My soul is commanded to praise you. My body surrendered to worship You. Pour into my soul, oh God. Seal up the cracks in my spirit. Strengthen my resolve to follow hard after You, to set my face like flint and fulfill the destiny You have in store for me.
(First Thursday night youth group. Amazing!)


Sick and tired of selfish living
Nauseated by church fakers
Passionate to be different
Realizing I’m just the same

God, ignite Your fire in me
Burn away my selfish verneer
Teach me to be transparent
Show me how and what and where

Unclinch my hands from my plans
I throw on You my dreams
No more games, no more pretending
All of me surrendered to the flames.

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