Posts Tagged ‘church’

America Encore July 1972-2015: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Free Verse Poem

July 17, 2015

America plays Horse With No Name, Draper Days, 2015I knew the song well,
well before I saw it,
saw the title, first,
carved deep
in an old wood school desk
in the gable room
of my historic fachwerk church
in the heart of Cream City.

Each time
through the decades,
I heard about
the desert that had turned to sea,
I thought of that pen-rutted,
scarred wood,
revelation writing,
hinged desk top.

Will that still be
my embedded memory
now that I’ve seen,
second,
decades later,
in the desert,
the no-named
equine tribute
live?

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Why She Sat Next To Me: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Rhyming Haiku

June 14, 2015

I don’t know why she/
needed to sit next to me,/
but I’m glad she did.

Things As They Are: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

March 8, 2015

Too often my truth/
gets changed to fit my desires./
I must obey Truth*.
OR
I must obey Him.

Waiting For My Map: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Free Form Poetry

January 25, 2015

Sitting in the pew,
I am
A clean slate;
An empty chalkboard;
A white doc;
A unformed lump of clay;
A tilled garden;
A blank canvas.

I wait to hear
What He will say;
What direction I should go;
What I will change;
What He wants me to do;
How to best obey.

I’m willing to turn
my life over;
Fill my empty,
clean,
white,
unformed,
tilled,
blank
heart and soul and mind
with His directions.

Begin.

Church Back Rub: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

October 12, 2014

When u get something/
you’ve always wished for, how do /
you beg: “Please! Don’t stop!”?

Church Art: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

March 24, 2014

The art in that church/
wasn’t made with brush strokes, but/
with smiling faces.

Now, I Don’t Doubt: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

March 16, 2014

I never doubted/
the Gospel’s truth. I doubted/
*my strength to live it.

OR
*my faith to obey.

Goodbye, Old Friend. I Was Better When You Were Here: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

January 12, 2014

There’s a empty space/
in church. You’re missed. I’m sorry/
I missed your funeral.

The Old Couple In Sunday School Class: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

November 24, 2013

Nearly dead, her aged/
arm hugged her husband. They played/
footsies. I crave that.

A Wise Old Woman: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

November 24, 2013

She spoke from her life’s/
wisdom. We could have stopped Church/
meeting with “Amen”.