To My Love X

My legs grew strong as I grew up
Always walking here and there
Loads were carried on my back
Up and down and everywhere.

I didn’t know the days would be
Quite as long as this
Until my legs begin to fail
I guess this road is bliss.

The way I travel’s getting light
Though heavy weights are known to hide
But in the light of glory hides
The route I travel with my stride.

I never thought I’d be this old
And still I walk along
I think you know just what I mean
I walk to spurn the throng.

I don’t know what the future holds
And fear I’ll die alone
But stranger things have lower odds
And come strait from the throne.

So let the woods where I once walked
Be a refuge now for you
And so my heart will have to stop
And rest while you are passing through.

Drops of Rain on Angel’s Wings

I hear the beating in the air
The sound is music in the rain
The storm is loud but I don’t care
The music is what keeps me sane.

The heart is lifted by the notes
Rushing, waiting, standing still
Floating in the airs of time
Waiting for to get their fill.

When they pass we are changed
And all that went before
Is reawakened in different light
And hope comes to the fore.

The Rage of Hope In My Submission

I dream of beasts with hearts of gold
And jaws like ancient mosters told
In tales forgotten long ago
So it goes in my dreams.

I wish for life even now
With hearts so light as though in love
And tears that drip slowly down
Full of joy complete.

I see a flicker in the dark
A candle flame that steals the night
And takes you to a holy place
Where light explodes inside.

So let the demons rage and scream
And let the angel’s trumpets sound
And bring the clash into my dream
And out again to life abound.

I Read Your Poem

I read your poem.
And then
I looked
at my own chicken-scratchings of pain
And my obvious
need
For humour
Because I just
can’t
live
here and now.
The profundity of experience
That you spoke of
makes me feel
so small.
Very
very
small.
I hide in obscurity
And wrestle with
My own stubborn heart
That claims every sin
as its own
to avoid
its real
pain.
I cannot pause
and cannot stop
for fear
of God
for fear
of what
He
will do
to heal me.
I read your poem.

Don’t Let The Grace Be Gone

Don’t let the grace be gone
Or I won’t find a home
Don’t let the grace be gone
Cause I can’t stand to roam.

Don’t let the grace be gone
When every door is closed
Don’t let the grace be gone
Please tell me there’s a home.

Life is full of enemies
That hunt you down like dogs
And hurl their spears like catapults
And chase you till the dawn

The running and the hiding make
Your weary soul despair
The sounds of your pursuers boots
Smashing through the air.

Don’t let the grace be gone
Or I won’t find a home
Don’t let the grace be gone
Cause I can’t stand to roam.

Don’t let the grace be gone
When every door is closed
Don’t let the grace be gone
Please tell me there’s a home.

When I was a little child
And life took all my youth
I looked for death in every hole
Searching for the truth.

I spent my days ‘twixt laden shelves
Reading every page
And talked to big ones more than not
To listen for a sage.

Don’t let the grace be gone
Or I won’t find a home
Don’t let the grace be gone
Cause I can’t stand to roam.

Don’t let the grace be gone
When every door is closed
Don’t let the grace be gone
Please tell me there’s a home.

All the pathways that I took
Led me all around
Didn’t find my death or truth
Just beaten to the ground.

But angels came with heavy wings
To make me turn around
Let me hear them beat the air
Their wings a holy sound.

Don’t let the grace be gone
Or I won’t find a home
Don’t let the grace be gone
Cause I can’t stand to roam.

Don’t let the grace be gone
When every door is closed
Don’t let the grace be gone
Please tell me there’s a home.

Knees,un-calloused

Your words pound me like a train
Click clack click clack on the rails
The immensity of momentum hits as if I wasn’t even there
And throws me in pieces to the wind.
You have made this day with its sun
You have made this hour with its breeze
You have made this moment with its lesson
And you have made me.
The heavy sense sits in the air
Filling every pore of my soul
Stilling and ramping all at once
Please do not look too close.
Life moves with the speed of a world
And does not slow for want
Let my soul put off its sin
In fear I bend my knee.