PoHymn: A Rustling in the Stagnant … January 6th, 2016

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PoHymn January 6

Unboxing

Here’s the box I built for me

So I control what you can see

Fortifying the cardboard walls

Checking my phone to see who calls

Deciding what may enter.

Cramped I am within the space

Nervous about exposing my face

Careful to show only my choice

Selecting the words to form my voice

Suspicious while trying to smile.

I am not an evil soul

Or a frowning, grumpy, cranky troll

I just want to reach my goal

Therefore you might be a problem.

I believe in the Golden Rule

Infused during Sunday School

But does it ever make me a fool

To pursue being so trusting?

The battle rages within my heart

When to cease or commence to start

Can I be smart while pure of heart?

Maturity is so confusing.

So I will seek to be the one

Who tries to make the journey fun

Rejoicing as the work is done

Unboxing myself, freely.

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PoHymn: A Rustling in the Stagnant … September 2nd, 2015

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PoHymn Sept 2

Making It Last

Nothing is beautiful if I am mad

Nothing is joyful if I am sad

Peace escapes my troubled soul

Half involved is never whole

If bigot is a tree, it is quite dead

If grouch is a me, ’tis truly a lumpy bed

Bringing hope to bear

Is choosing to be fair

And avoid the stony mind

To allow for thoughts so kind

I am the key to my distress

I am the door to happiness

So I don’t look for left or right

But dispel the darkness with my light

And give faith a chance to groove

My plans some time to finally prove

I am not a failure, just too fast

Enjoy the moment…and make it last

 

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PoHymn: A Rustling in the Stagnant… August 26th, 2015

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PoHymn August 26

Pick a Crayon

Pick a crayon

What will it be?

To color the picture

Of life, you see

Is it black with doom and fear

Or white with promises sparkling clear

A red one warns of stormy seas

While green reminds us of blooming trees

Orange is blaring with shocking trends

Brown, repentant to make amends

Blue is new and always true

Yellow, the sun shining down on you

Gray is aging becoming wise

While purple possesses some royal ties

The picture is drawn,

Awaiting your touch

To grant it purpose

Is needed so much

For when you are through

Adding your chosen hue

The image you place

Defines your case

And enlightens those who view

Of the Spirit living inside you

Causing them to rejoice

Or recoil at your choice

So what color is life?

What will be made?

A disturbing tint?

Or an emblazoned shade?

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PoHymn: A Rustling in the Stagnant … August 5th, 2015

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PoHymn August 5

Every Once in a While

I cannot tell a lie

I do not want to die

To find a better place

Demands I leave the race

Without really knowing why.

 

I don’t always favor nice

It seems a hefty price

To gain another friend

Fences needing to mend

Hoping it will suffice.

 

I won’t always submit

Unwilling to freely admit

That I require another

Wisdom from my brother

Or to my sister I commit.

 

I worry about my face

I struggle to gain a space

Where I receive my due

My truth is viewed as true

Lord Ego granted place.

 

I dispel a common belief

To acquire immediate relief

All my ways seem so right

Ready to pick a fight

And bring the world some grief.

 

Yes, yea, know, no

Stay, jump, gone, go

Think, thought, move less,

Solve, deny, more stress

Yet…

 

Every once in a while

I sport some artistic style

And escape my selfish ass

Stumbling upon some class

And jog that second mile.

 

 

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PoHymn: A Rustling in the Stagnant … July 22nd, 2015

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PoHymn July 22

At Least (A Saga)

He said he was hungry

I thought he might be lazy

But I can’t make him work

I can help him eat

I can

The little boy was dripping with sweat

His tongue hanging out as he panted

Hot day–he should hydrate

He knows that

Not my problem

I could give him one of my cold bottles of water

But if he’s thirsty, why doesn’t he drink?

Maybe too tired

I can offer

I can

 

The family looks lost

I don’t know them

Don’t want to be pushy

God forbid I should interfere

But seems they could use a friendly word

I’m embarrassed, a chicken

A timid hen

They appear rejected

I might say something

Awkward

Still, I can be nice

I can

 

How did I end up here?

The guys from work wanted to go to a strip joint

Pardon–Gentlemen’s Club

Look at her

She is so naked

I mean, disrobed of her identity

Men poking, leering and groping

Let me outta here

Buy her a drink?

Offer her my coat and a chance to talk?

Too weird

Too naked

I can be a man instead of a boy

I can

 

Sick people make me sick

I get sick looking at them

Germs

Got to stay healthy

But being sick is so sickly

Feeling bad makes you think bad

I can visit

I can

 

Law breakers

Get what they deserve

Jail birds, but we clip their wings

Maybe they want more

A second chance

How lonely is prison?

I could come to see someone

Especially since my nephew is in there

What would I say?

Maybe nothing

I can sit and listen

I can

 

I can do much more

Than stand outside the door

And wonder what’s within

Hope, joy, faith or sin

Will I risk being odd

To find the touch of God?

Yes, my soul deserves a feast

So I can go…

At least.

 

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PoHymn: A Rustling in the Stagnant … July 8th, 2015

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PoHymn July 8th

The Lore of Love

Eve loves Adam

Adam adores Eve

Tamra marries her madam

Dan commits to Steve

 

Each one pays a price

An internal sacrifice

For love has a voice

Often without choice

Compelling us to share

Daring us to care

Breeching our tradition

To announce its admission

Yea, of the eternal three

The “greatest of these is me”

Always on my mind

Thankfully gentle and kind

Making me believe

Teaching to receive

Can we question while kneeling

What is truly our inner feeling?

For if God is love, you see

And God is living in me

Then love must be my essence

The evidence of His presence

Or I am a foolish ass

Clanging sounding brass

So who am I to know

The one who helps you grow?

And who am I to refuse

The message of your good news?

Yes, and the best place to start

Is to birth mercy deep in my heart. 

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PoHymn: A Rustling in the Stagnant … December 17, 2014

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PoHymn

Reason

The reason I live is rarely clear

Is it passion or surging fear?

Am I watching my “P’s and Q’s”

Or blindly following others’ views?

Can I capture a moment’s thought

Or recite the words so carefully taught?

Is there a god who shares my day

A driving purpose lighting the way?

Or has time and chance captured me

A prisoner of luck, doomed to be

For the reason is never the excuse I give

And the source is hidden from the way I live

I am learning to feel a yearning within

Instead of merely trying to escape the sin

So maybe someday clearly I’ll see

My reason explained–at last to be free.

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