Tag: WaxPoetical

  • Psalms for Doubters – Something In My Heart Believes

    Something in my heart believes Or wants to Sometimes it’s hard to tell So I take the rope again And pray there’s something at _____the top The way is dark, and sometimes lonely Sometimes the path is steep The road looks less like black and white When it appears _____at all. I had a dream…

  • Psalms for Doubters: And Yet

    I knew the answers, the replies, But no one ever asked the questions. When they did ask, they were harder, _______Stuff I was never prepared for:  _______How can God ignore an abused child’s prayer? I knew the verses, the chapters, the book But I never saw the genocide Until it hit me like a grenade…

  • Psalms for Doubters: Hey God

    Hey God They told me you’d show me where to go They said you’d always lead the way That I could count on you for direction But all I’ve been able to count on you for lately _____Is silence. Hey God They said you cause everything that happens But bad has happened And i can’t…

  • The Psalm Project

    My Old Testament Intro I class was assigned to write an original Psalm using the style in scripture. This is mine. God who loves all, ____God who is kind and gives to everyone, Where are you, God? ____And where is your spirit? Why do storms strike the coast and kill the innocent, ____And why do…

  • Pottery

    Kristen suggested I submit this to a literary magazine. I looked it up, and while cleaning it up some, I realized that it really answered well the questions that I had posed in Questions. But in a completely different way. Constructing clay is patient work Not too little or too much pressure on the earthy…

  • Questions

    i come still broken and a bit confused How many times does the road we’re on wander through the valley of the shadow of death? Can we trust You to give us less than trials and tribulations? You only promised You’d be with us, not that where you’d be with us wouldn’t be hell. I…

  • A poem for September 11

    This is for the office workers in the twin towers and the pentagon. This is for the passengers on Flight 93. This is for the firemen and police officers and EMTs who risked their lives and gave their lives for others. This is for the American soldiers who risked their lives and some who died…

  • if You ever gave up on me

    If You ever gave up on me decided my fragile sinner’s heart wasn’t worth the effort that the diamond underneath was really only dirt and finally ran out of endless grace if one day my sins hit four-nine-one if one day your endless grace was gone and You told me it was too late, I…

  • Psalm Forty-Five One

    and the riches of redemption overflowed the broken notes; the slave found himself a prince, the one once dead, alive. the mournful broken heart rejoices and the humble poor believe. And the theme once played in a minor key repeats in shades of grace; the weakly-struck piano keys now explode in the glorious theme of…

  • Creation Groans

    I woke up this morning from a dream about being at Jumonville. Summer Staff 2011. And I realized that, come summer 2011, most of the people that I knew and loved from Summer 2009 won’t be there. The Beattys, Ree, Craig, Ashley Crago, and maybe David Orr will still be there… but Kristen will be…