Poems. Prayers & Promises

Monday, 17 November 2014

Unpacked Suitcase

Unpacked suitcase
Chestnut shadowed curves
Small perfect window
Innocent silhouette
Hidden year on year

Unpacked suitcase
Honeysuckle malice
Blistered passion
Solace of hope
Past becomes the future

Unpacked suitcase
Mistress of crimson
Mania or despair
Legacy `filled chest
Ransom’s treasure


Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life on My account will find it – Matthew 10:39.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

My Headstrong Heart

Flowers of harvest rust
Loveliest crimson
For two small sparrows
Comfort and conquer
My headstrong heart

As the thickening atmosphere
Sheds its natural dread
Where shadows turn
And flickering light melts
My headstrong heart

Everything is laid bare
There is nothing left to say
No sound, no movement
Just the forgiveness offered to
My headstrong heart

Friday, 14 November 2014

Another Life

Under white leaves
Orange evening grass
Unravelled Stitches
Drizzle silent love
In the light of another life

Monday, 10 November 2014

Psalm 13

A vacuum within realities
Threatening rumblings
Growing more intense
Deep within me
Wars take place
After the last door has shut

The liquid of experience
Asks each question
And offers freedom
From regret and despair

Listen to your promises
For the sharing of your blood
Is the reason why I saw,
Forgiveness in your love

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Psalm 12

I have seen justice
I have watched as others escaped
I have cherished goodness
I have seen weakness burn.

On falling leaves and rising suns
On something as lifeless as rock
On a far away persistent clock
On a granite boulder sealed to hold

A time when things were made to live
A furnace heat to purify silver
A fragment of a splintered heart
A place that once meant nothing

You remain faithful now and forever
You protect all that are oppressed
You reveal yourself in scarlet nails
You provided everything in your sacrifice