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Scar Stories

The scars I bear tell the story Of what has wounded me. Like the Savior bore His scars When He hung upon the tree. See here, His hands, His feet, His side My scars are buried deep inside. Can’t you … Continue reading

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Empty Peace

Peace elusive, Peace reclusive. Peace. Peace. Peace. PEACE. Chasing wind; Empty dreams. Spewing hate, Preaching peace. And we wonder: My God, WHY? Why is this happening AGAIN? Where walls divide, peace can’t abide. Politics, morality. Virtue dying, Hatred rising. The Me-Generation, All grown-up: … Continue reading

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In My Head, I am a Writer

In my head I am a writer Sitting silent at my craft Coffee warm and steaming upward Swiftly typing my first draft. Laptop open Notebook ready For my every eloquence Lines of prose pour forth before me Words of life … Continue reading

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The Business of Grief

My uncle passed away the other day, quietly slipping from this life surrounded by the people who loved him most. I was not there. It’s not that I didn’t love him, I did, but that time, when breath is labored … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Creation Cycle: A Poem for Easter

The barrenness of winter Gives way to the bursting blooms of spring. Twisted, gnarled branches Stretch out their arms For the new season of verdant shade, Protecting birds, squirrels, and me. Bulbs and roots awake from their sleep, Revealing stems, … Continue reading

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On My Birthday, or, Angel on Constitution Avenue

In February, 2016, our family rented the second floor of a row house one block from the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. We spent a wonderful few days exploring museums, monuments, and landmarks, but our most precious moment was an … Continue reading

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Ugh, Chores!

Chores. The word falls with a clunk from the tongue. It is neither romantic nor poetic. When we describe something as a chore, we say it with deep, heavy sighs and dramatic eye rolling. “Oh, that was such a chore.” The … Continue reading

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Blowing Bubbles

  Blowing bubbles: chasing troubles False humility: self-idolatry Floating on the wind, circle back again Time has taken hope forsaken Blowing bubbles: healing troubles True humility: solidarity Facing in the wind, forward to the end Christ awakens hope unshaken   … Continue reading

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Draw Deeply

  Draw a drink of water Deeply from the well; Wayward woman sitting At the gates of Hell. Living Water quenches What pleasure never can; Filling up her emptiness In the arms of men. Judge not others harshly The wounds … Continue reading

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Broken Glass

  Shattered, broken life pieces Scattered on the floor; Usefulness is ended Beautiful no more.   Shards of glass, sharp edges Gathered up cut deep; Vibrant colors dirt-dulled My soul no more to keep.   Shattered, broken life pieces Scattered … Continue reading

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