Methuselah | An Advent Poem

This is one of those poems that comes out of my unofficial position as family poet. We had an event at our house the other night, and my parents wanted a poem for it. I decided to write it in the style of a John Piper Advent poem. Like most …

blood on our hands | a poem

For some reason I often get minor cuts and things – not serious, but just enough to draw blood. Mostly they’re on my hands (it doesn’t help that I wash my hands all the time at work, so they get dry and cracked). A few months ago I wrote this …

fire and water

04/31/2017 (from the last day of NaPoWriMo; inspired by this post and my pastor’s sermon in Luke 13) fire licking, biting, roaring and consuming dreams and all the burning desires of your soul in a catastrophic symphony of destruction (ruby-colored, blood-colored flames) water dripping, trickling streaming and pouring a river …

The Balloon | A Poem

When you were little, weren’t helium balloons the best thing ever? When we’d go to one particular restaurant, they’d always give us balloons; I remember being so excited, but I also remember one time when I let go by accident and it floated away, up into a big cellphone tower …

Mornings and Misplaced Trees | NaPoWriMo Week Four

I can’t really decide if I’m a morning person or a night owl. Or maybe both. Or neither. At any rate, most of my poetry this past week was written at 11:00 p.m. or later, when I was just desperate to write something before bed. So I ended up with a …

Disappointment | NaPoWriMo Week Three

Here’s the poetry I promised on Thursday. =) {If you haven’t been around here much, NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) is a challenge where you write a poem each day for a month. Yeah, it’s a little ambitious, but some of my best poetry has sprung from it.} This is …

Into the Sun | NaPoWriMo Week Two

I’ve discovered I’m writing a lot more free verse this year; I’m not sure whether it’s because my style has changed, or just that I’m procrastinating it most nights until it’s almost time for bed and I have to write something quickly. This one is one of the few rhyming poems …

Midnight Cry | NaPoWriMo Week One

As of right now, I’m only planning to post one NaPo poem a week (I mean, that may change, but I’d like to keep them in their own separate posts so probably not). This was the first, and it’s appropriately titled seeing when I wrote it. It was inspired by …

Inadequate

You ever feel this way – inadequate? Like all the words that come through clacking keys Out of your brain are not enough to speak, Don’t quite deserve whatever praise they get. You’re not experienced enough – not yet – To speak of high and hard and ancient things, And …

As Angels Sing | Advent Project Week Three

So the whole write-a-poem-every-day thing didn’t work out so well this month. I just kept forgetting, being busy, getting to bed late… But I do still have a poem today! This one is actually the result of my becoming the official poem-writer of my family. A few weeks ago, my …