Category Archives: Devotional Poetry

Halloween Dream

It has been foretold that you will enter an uncertainty, vast and deep – a dark wood, unattempted yet in prose or rhyme – armed only with an orange, plastic, pumpkin bucket. Your parent or guardian is in the distance … Continue reading

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Welcome to this Humble Day

God, I welcome you into my humble day. Please make yourself at home. Sorry about the clutter – I forgot you were coming, and then a thousand projects of inclination left their mark. The problem with possession is that things … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing: Once Again I Recommit to my Surrender

Your Monday Blessing: Once Again I Recommit to my Surrender Once again I recommit to my surrender to love. They point their little guns at us, there isn’t much time. Raise the mast heavenward, unfurl the rainbow flag. I stand … Continue reading

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Plain Speech

God loves especially the poor, for he is eager to give them everything. God loves especially the hungry, for she is eager to feed them. God loves especially those who cry, for ze is eager to wipe away their tears. … Continue reading

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Precious Moments

Precious Moments Time is a sledgehammer to porcelain, Memory, the hue of bathwater once The kids have gone to bed. The word is said, The allowance spent, quicker than the growth Of an atom outside the lab. Give, then, Each … Continue reading

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Prayer for Humility

God, I pray you might humble the grand, beautifully ornate and rather useless temple of my self-importance, and grind it into the common dust, from which the actions, and best grace, of this world are composed.

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TThe Parable of the Runners on the Corners

And he said to them listen, listen, the kingdom of heaven is like a baseball game. There are men on first and third with two outs, the catcher’s eye strays to the opposing dugout, hoping to steal a sign. A … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing: Anxiety Dream

I dreamt I had to give a presentation to a huge number of people. I arrived extra early, just to make sure I had time to prepare. I was left to myself, no one disturbed me, and one thought came … Continue reading

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Your Monday blessing: knock knock

The army knocks on my door to say he died bravely. The witnesses knock on my door to say we won’t make it past death, or we will. While I knock on your door, Shams, so that God might dance … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing: How Love Gets Made

How Love Gets Made Our hearts beat time As neurons race to build a bridge To anything outside of itself. A thousand strands hoist sparks to greet the wind. A network of millions carries enough excitement To be aware of … Continue reading

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