Category: Poem

Die Like a Leaf

Die Like a Leaf

I want to dieLike a leaf in autumn.To go out in a blazeof brilliant colors,Representing the fireOf a life well-lived.Like Elijah, who…

My First Arrow

My First Arrow

For Micah You are the first arrow of my quiver,But I am afraid to pull back the bow.It feels calmer in the…

Autumn’s Lie

Autumn’s Lie

Autumn’s glow of golden patches perfectlyBalance the bite of her breezes, but hear:Autumn has been lying to usWith a little dark lie.…

Whether

Whether

Let’s go to suchAnd such placeMake a littleMoneyRollThe diceName itAnd claim itTodayWe feastFor tomorrowWe dieLet’s catch sailAnd ride the wind But only…

Haiku: Bright Side

Haiku: Bright Side

Darkened wall climbs upThe wave crashes over meI see the bright side … Written for “Bright Side” prompt posted on The Poetry…

Handy Man

Handy Man

I remember when I fixedThe kitchen sinkIt was time to be a man So I muscled upTurned the wrenchAnd got it done…

Liturgy for the Writing of Poems

Liturgy for the Writing of Poems

Lord and poetic creator,  who sings songs over your children,  whose word never fails,  succeeding in all your purposes—  I look at…

The Christian Unraveling

The Christian Unraveling

Life’s frayed cord does not seem able to hold,Splitting by the weight of your depression.You thought life’s trials purified you like gold,But…

Color Blind

Color Blind

It’s offensive to ignore a rainbow,as water disperses waves tofully display light’s beauty,reminding you of the Covenant,that this very same rain won’tdestroy…

Rocking This Crying Baby

Rocking This Crying Baby

As I sit here, rocking this crying babyI’m reminded of all the pressingemails yet to be written and replied to.A pile of…