Be Exalted

Although I have done no wrong, Trouble continues to pursue me. It prepares itself for my demise; Seeks to cast me into a pit, Deep and dark, From which there is no escape.   Surrounded, I try to hide away And elude The afflictions and Enemy That seek to bring me down.   At timesContinue reading “Be Exalted”

For A Season

Four years past, I planted two peach trees in my yard. The fruit they bore their second year gave promise of future reward. But an early frost, followed by a harsh winter, produced trees green and growing without blossoms or fruit to gather.   What should I now do with these stubborn saplings? Complain toContinue reading “For A Season”

The Unwanted Gift

There once was a simple man, Paid a visit by his King, Who left him with a gift so strange; A flute he must make to sing.   Though unfamiliar with instrument, Untrained and lacking skill, Soon tunes began to issue forth To honor his Lord and liege’s will.   He left his home toContinue reading “The Unwanted Gift”

Until That Day

One needn’t look far to find those who preach denial and desolation.   One might think those without hope would be content to keep smug emptiness to themselves.   But in the name of a godless religion they strike out against the poor and struggling, seeking to ensnare and ensure their demise; laying waste toContinue reading “Until That Day”