Category: Fiction, Poetry & Humor

Poem: "My Church Brother"
0

Poem: “My Church Brother”

by

My Church Brother He came in oversized 550 Levi jeans colored deep Jean Blue, Size 36/36, but he required a few inches smaller. No problem, the silver woven belt cinched his waist, Balooning his billowing wrinkled white shirt over his chest. He came wearing a Christmas tie, with the knot askew, Apparently unaware of Halloween […]

Poem: "Dream Land"
0

Poem: “Dream Land”

by

Dream Land Where sunless rivers weep Their waves into the deep, She sleeps a charmed sleep: Awake her not. Led by a single star, She came from very far To seek where shadows are Her pleasant lot. She left the rosy morn, She left the fields of corn, For twilight cold and lorn And water […]

Poem: "Holy Wholly Holy"
1

Poem: “Holy Wholly Holy”

by

Holy Wholly Holy Child, more than dear, Three, Father, father and me, Made you, Wholly, completely, holy. I surround you. Not part of me, You are in me, Wholly, totally, holy. For this time, You move and I hold all of you, Wholly, entirely and holy. How many times have Your lips touched me ? […]

A 1970s Halloween
2

A 1970s Halloween

by

Not until it got dark! That was the trick-or-treating rule my mother set down every year. She didn’t want me to embarrass her by interrupting families still having dinner. I hated the rule. Tommy Gillen and I had big plans to hit as many houses as possible before we had to come home. It was […]

Poem: "Spiritual Communion"
0

Poem: “Spiritual Communion”

by

Spiritual Communion Come, my Lord, to this poor dwelling, You are Lord of all, and heaven is at hand As You approach. Come in Spirit to my humble abode, At your coming, the angels make ready. They spread their wings over Your Mercy Seat, Come be enthroned here in my heart. Allow the splendor of […]

Poem: "The Relic of the True Cross"
0

Poem: “The Relic of the True Cross”

by

The Relic of the True Cross I saw you today, You tiny speck. Small though you are, You are astounding to see, Resting in your reliquary. I gazed upon you, Expecting some miracle, To happen, then and there, And to me. Tiny you are in your resting place. Blessed by Him who touched your face. […]

Poem: "The View from Shore"
0

Poem: “The View from Shore”

by

The View from Shore the sailboats bob in the bay – a languid dance upon the gentle waves. sometimes together sometimes alone their masts pointing singly to heaven. Maria Morera Johnson

Poem: "Content and Rich"
0

Poem: “Content and Rich”

by

Content and Rich I dwell in Grace’s court, Enriched with Virtue’s rights; Faith guides my wit, Love leads my will, Hope all my mind delights. In lowly vales I mount To pleasure’s highest pitch; My silly shroud true honour brings; My poor estate is rich. My conscience is my crown, Contented thoughts my rest; My […]

Poem: "The Kingdom of God"
0

Poem: “The Kingdom of God”

by

The Kingdom of God O WORLD invisible, we view thee, O world intangible, we touch thee, O world unknowable, we know thee, Inapprehensible, we clutch thee! Does the fish soar to find the ocean, The eagle plunge to find the air— That we ask of the stars in motion If they have rumour of thee […]

Poem: "The Single Hound I"
0

Poem: “The Single Hound I”

by

The Single Hound I Adventure most unto itself The Soul condemned to be; Attended by a Single Hound— Its own Identity Emily Dickinson

Poem: "Storming Falluja, Ten Years Ago"
0

Poem: “Storming Falluja, Ten Years Ago”

by

Storming Falluja, Ten Years Ago Fallujans flee, of your fighters be rid, Your city, your honor our GI’s demand, We’ll find them, we’ll kill them, they cannot be hid, Uprising is doomed to sink in the sand. Your town is besieged; we storm and we blast, By land and by air, with engines of war […]

Poem: "Hunger Camp at Jaslo"
0

Poem: “Hunger Camp at Jaslo”

by

Hunger Camp at Jaslo Write it. Write. In ordinary ink on ordinary paper: they were given no food, they all died of hunger. “All. How many? It’s a big meadow. How much grass for each one?” Write: I don’t know. History counts its skeletons in round numbers. A thousand and one remains a thousand, as […]

Poem: "For My Release"
0

Poem: “For My Release”

by

For My Release I spoke to the troll Under the bridge That crosses my soul Demon of malice Troll of injustice Shameful and callous Where are you from Speak, are you dumb? You rise like the scum Scum on the sea Mold on the tree Torment of me Upward it leaped From the cavern it […]

Low-Key Evangelists
0

Low-Key Evangelists

by

In the weeks that followed my father’s death, a phrase kept running through my head. All will be well, all will be well, and all manner of things will be well. Julian of Norwich said it, but here is the really odd thing. I had never read anything by Julian of Norwich. I had never […]

Poem: "From Dust To Stars"
0

Poem: “From Dust To Stars”

by

From Dust To Stars God said to Abraham, “Look and see The dust upon the earth, For so shall your descendants be In you shall nations have their birth.” But later God said, “Look now and see The stars up in the sky For no more as dust shall your descendants be But as the […]

Poem: "Heaven-Haven"
0

Poem: “Heaven-Haven”

by

Heaven-Haven I have desired to go Where springs not fail, To fields where flies no sharp and sided hail, And a few lilies blow. And I have asked to be Where no storms come, Where the green swell is in the havens dumb, And out of the swing of the sea. Gerard Manley Hopkins

Poem: "The Huuna Bean"
0

Poem: “The Huuna Bean”

by

The Huuna Bean I tucked my little girl in to bed And this is what my little girl said, “My teacher said I am a bean! She did!” “What kind of bean,” I asked, then said, “A kidney, a Lima, a Navy or Red? A Lentil, a French, or Great Northern instead?” “None of those!” […]

Poem: "A Seed of Hope"
0

Poem: “A Seed of Hope”

by

A Seed of Hope Father, my God, my Creator, I wander in darkness. There is no light in my life. There is no hope in my body. Grant me God, Your brilliance, Drive away this darkness in my life. I hold before You a blackness which Only Your light can penetrate. I hold up to […]

Poem: "De Profundis"
0

Poem: “De Profundis”

by

De Profundis Oh why is heaven built so far, Oh why is earth set so remote? I cannot reach the nearest star That hangs afloat. I would not care to reach the moon, One round monotonous of change; Yet even she repeats her tune Beyond my range. I never watch the scatter’d fire Of stars, […]

Poem: "The Judgment Seat"
0

Poem: “The Judgment Seat”

by

The Judgment Seat The Judgment Seat oh the Judgment Seat What hope is there? When one look by the Just Judge Can bring out despondency or despair. The Judgment Seat oh the Judgment Seat Who can withstand? When he examines your affects of countless lives And accepts no ifs, buts or bribes. The Judgment Seat […]

Poem: "The Wisdom of the Clock"
0

Poem: “The Wisdom of the Clock”

by

The Wisdom of the Clock You can’t escape its silent roar Its race is cast from shore to shore Time dashes off and then is gone “A good deed done, just one more day In good deeds you cannot delay Duty first, then right again” No stress in time or things without The soldier’s stance […]

Poem: "Dreams"
0

Poem: “Dreams”

by

Dreams Despite the geologists’ knowledge and craft, mocking magnets, graphs, and maps— in a split second the dream piles before us mountains as stony as real life. And since mountains, then valleys, plains with perfect infrastructures. Without engineers, contractors, workers, bulldozers, diggers, or supplies— raging highways, instant bridges, thickly populated pop-up cities. Without directors, megaphones, […]

Poem: "Peril as a Possession"
0

Poem: “Peril as a Possession”

by

Peril as a Possession (Part Five: The Single Hound VI) Peril as a possession ’T is good to bear, Danger disintegrates satiety; There ’s Basis there Begets an awe, That searches Human Nature’s creases As clean as Fire Emily Dickinson

Poem: "There is Hope in my Heart"
0

Poem: “There is Hope in my Heart”

by

There is Hope in my Heart Here in my heart is where You belong. Here is where I want You to stay. Forever Friend, Lord and Master, Do not go away. I have such great need of you, Always, and always, and always You are my life’s desire, My Forever Faithful Friend. Stay close, stay […]

Page 1 of 3012345...102030...Last »