Category Archives: Poetry

Jon H

In the end you get used to the lies, the betrayals, the denials. The truth shall make you free, But most people cling to their chains, While they watch hours of television and spend hours on Facebook And the web. … Continue reading

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Self-Compassion

You never learned it at home, A soft touch, a gentle reproach. Instead, you heard the screams, The insults, felt the slaps and shoves, Drunk parents, filled with self-hate, Shared it with their children. One died of suicide, The other … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

The ink runs down and the brain dribbles out in the puddle on the floor. Promises and threats bounce off the emptied brain. The stomach clutches but the words have left for New Mexico. You think about painting and composing … Continue reading

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Christmas Poem – On Not Going to Church

ON NOT GOING TO CHURCH Even though Jesus Prayer, Still descends to my depths, I stopped going to church this year. Bus schedules, sleeping late, the homophobia Gnaw at my belief. The stories don’t make sense any more, A childish … Continue reading

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Polar Bears and Other Threatened Species

The earth is warmer now– Late December and still no snow or wintry blows, not even freezing rain. The retail shop decorations look out of place. To the north, the polar ice caps melt and polar bears drown, While stilt-raised … Continue reading

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NOTHING LASTS LIKE SMOKE

Yesterday’s breakfast, the fantasies from the day before Drift like smoke into the empty air. Our life is like the scrim in an opera Giving the impression of a seamless drama, But the stage is struck every night, By morning … Continue reading

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Coca Cola

Friends have diabetes, but I drink Coca- Cola Every chance I get. Forbidden as a child, It represents freedom. I am not sure I like the taste. But I refuse to waste it. Instead I pour until the bottle to … Continue reading

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YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE GETTING EVEN

You thought you were getting even with our parents By attacking your younger brothers— I was 7 and Peter was 5 when you forced us To massage your back, pop your pimples, Then your ass and past that, I won’t … Continue reading

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TURNING INWARD…

Sitting quietly with a passage of the Bible, We are called to question what we read, Reflect on our own lives and their meanings, Opening to asking God to help us, Waiting for God’s reply as the soul drifts downwards … Continue reading

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SPIRIT OF GOD VS. SPIRIT OF CULTURE

Paul in his Letter to the Corinthians Told them that they had the Spirit of God Dwelling inside, the Spirit that plumbed the depths Of God Himself and us, as Christians. God-lovers sharing the same Holy Spirit Bringing the depth … Continue reading

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