Isaiah 26:12-15 (*text version)

*If you would like to see the visual poetry version, click here. Long ago there were vast giants roaming all throughout this land they were raging, they were roaring devouring everything at hand And the land was full of groaning and the ground was full of pain and the very dust cried out at the…

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Kneeling, a Lament.

I sing a lamentof a nation divideda strong man pulled downright on down to his knees But worse still and so infinitelymuch more disturbingis His much treasured familychock full of the disease For we spit and we sputterwith our tongues all unfurledwe devour and bitewe are just like the world Oh, we cherish our freedomgrab…

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Is This What You Meant?

Is this what You meant when You made me? When You formed me? When You planted the spark in my mother’s womb?  Is this what You meant before the universe burst to life, when You chose this exact moment of history to place me within? Is this what You meant, for me to flourish inside…

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Night Watchman.

Here all night I’ve been waiting ‘most the whole night through and the sun’s rays are breaking now the dawn’s coming new I thought I might not make it shaky moments aplenty those dark hours of the night under a sky vast and empty Yet I’ve kept my lamp burning held it high, all aloft…

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Kindness.

His kindness led me to a place I never would have gone a realm of strangeness, full of hate His hand brought me along His kindness broke my back upon that rod so long and hard twisted my body to and fro amidst that desolate yard While others suffered by my side I thought of…

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Traces.

Long ago I wandered freely through the dark and lonely night I went where’er I chose proclaiming it to be my right What it was You saw inside me I will never understand there I was so crazy, thrashing dying there in that quicksand But You quickly ran up to me and You pulled me…

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Brand New.

the light of His face when on me He does shine it the strength of His hand molded tightly ’round mine the power of a love so intense, so consuming it breaks up my stone heart one piece at a time a love firm and steady how can I still be faithless? again and again…

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Solace.

empty arms why are you aching empty halls and empty rooms empty dreams that never flourished here inside my empty womb one more time we spin around we twist and turn here on this pike one more time our hopes are dashed though tried we hard, with all our might how to keep this heart…

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Green Still Pastures.

Goodbye green still pastures You’ve served me quite well I wish I could stay Tho I love where I dwell He used you to meet me We walked side by side And in your deep quiet Held me as I cried You spoke to my soul While I rested in silence And soaked in your…

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