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 …

Into the Darkness | Advent Project Week Two

A little over a week ago I promised Advent poems. This seemed like an excellent idea at the time (and still kind of does). However, it has taken the not-so-unexpected shape of me composing poetry somewhere between 11:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. most nights. That may be why most of these …

The Advent Project | Part One

This is the month of December. Christmas season, in case you hadn’t noticed. Our family has lots of traditions surrounding Christmas; but particularly Advent. People celebrate Advent in lots of different ways (most of them involve candles); but the idea is that you take the month before Christmas to remember Jesus’ birth. I …

Fringe of Eternity (2 Announcements + a Poem)

For a while now, I’ve been considering the possibility of sharing some of my work in ebook form. After a good deal of thinking and praying, I’m excited to announce the Fringe of Eternity project! Over the next few months I’ll be collecting several of the poems, stories, and articles I’ve published here, …

Siren Song

siren song calling i feel myself falling entrancing, enthralling, i’m drifting away siren song waking my soul’s resolve breaking unbreakable aching has come here to stay siren song biting my flesh and soul writing this conflict i’m fighting and cannot escape siren song beating and now I am fleeing my …

60 Seconds

60 seconds light, life rays of a new world approaching the horizon like a charcoal sun we wait in agony of loneliness and hope 45 seconds silhouettes of skylines pierce clouded ceramic sky like razors bounded by the crumbling relics of days when truth was more than memory 30 seconds …

Incarnation

//In my study of 1 John 1, one of things that struck me the most was the awesome truth of what it meant for God to become human in the form of Christ.  I wrote a whole article on it; and then I realized I could probably say it better …