Archive for March, 2013

Last word, here we are.
It’s been a dazzling journey,
and we’ve come so far.

In this notebook I’ve written
my feelings, poems, and deepest thoughts.
Now that they’re in permanent ink,
I’ll hold on to them and they’ll never be lost.

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The Real World

I wandered far off the beaten path,
taking none of my earthly possessions.
I didn’t need them where I was going.
The only things I carried were questions.

I traveled for what felt like months,
eventually arriving at a spot with a sign that read “peace.”
I met a man there who said he was a ghost,
but I could tell he was alive from the looks of his teeth.

He walked beside me day after day.
We hunted together and guitar we’d both play.
He sang songs of when he was young.
I told him I liked his style, that it was second to none.

He looked at me with his golden eyes,
and I figured out I was just a piece of his puzzling disguise.
The area started spinning and I fell from an apple tree,
right into an ocean of angry killer bees.

This wasn’t the place for me,
I quickly learned.
So I ran at full speed for miles
until I found the real world.

Back where it rained almost every night.
Back where I found that redeeming light.
It shone on me like a rose surrounded by weeds.
It came and made me happy and fulfilled every need.

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Comfortable Love

Sprawled upon the couch.
Aged wine and romantic films.
Hearts beating in rhythm.

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Whenever I begin to lose my hope,
You provide me with what I need most.
I will continually sing songs of praise,
most amazing, faithful Lord of hosts.

Help me in striving to be a great example,
not for my own glory, but solely for Yours.
I pray that Your word would spread like fire,
and that Your love would reach every shore.

Hearts are yearning for their perfect Savior,
although some stubbornly shrug it off.
In the future they will bow down to You,
the only one who could pay our cost.

Lord, Your works go beyond our ordinary thoughts.
We’re as infants when it comes to what You do.
We can never understand Your flawless plan,
and simply have to place our trust in You.

The moment of Your return is uncertain,
but the time to step up and serve is now.
Let’s proclaim it from the highest mountain,
what God’s message of salvation is all about.

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How About It, Baby?

Drinks and rental films.
Your parents’ house to ourselves.
Hands not to ourselves.

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Spiritual Divisions

I was falling down the darkest pit,
and I cried out to You after I swallowed my pride.
You pulled me out and set me on solid ground,
and without Your love I would have died.

Forgive me of the sins of my mind.
Help me to focus it solely on You.
I have many conflicting ideas inside,
and I desire to know which ones are true.

God, I ask that You’d provide me with
wisdom to make the best decisions,
and that I wouldn’t be distracted by
details that cause spiritual divisions.

The road You carefully constructed for me
is the one I’ll attempt to faithfully follow.
I don’t want to explore dead ends anymore.
They only left me hungry and hollow.

I’ll sing praises to You until I lose my voice.
I’ll set my eyes upon You so long as I have sight.
I want to be in Your presence forevermore.
It’s the only place that feels completely right.

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So much has occurred today,
this morning feels like weeks ago.
I can’t seem to think straight,
and am numb from head to toe.

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