Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Assembled

Hallucignosis in lieu of the Lord;
....... A bitter exchange .......
Having lost sight of God
Amid the wonders of His Word;
They have laid - low the altar,
And divided the sacrifice into parts;
Being satisfied to count the stones,
And rearrange the pieces,
With never a care - or even a notice -
That there is no sign of Fire
At the summit of holy Carmel:
The radiant wonder is no more.
Thirsting before the Fountain;
Dissembling a pale cuisine:
The hungry look up and remain unfed:
Starving at the Father's table,
While He who would suckle and sustain
Stands and knocks at the door,
Through which He was excused.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fret Not

I have seen the wicked in great power;
Spreading the noxious and the pernicious
As scum across a summer pond.
Shadowing the righteous;
Designing against the just,
To grind.......and to slay.

An acrid darkness harbors
In the secret-- lurking places;
Lying in wait for the Lord's beloved.
The baneful have drawn the sword,
Bent their bow and made ready the arrow
To smite and defame the ransomed.

But the salvation of the righteous Is of the Lord:
A abundant stronghold in time of trouble.
The sword shall pierce their own heart;
Their bow shall be dashed, as on a Rock;
They shall be snared,
In the work of their own hands.

For as it is written:
"Fear thou not; for I am with thee:
Be not dismayed; for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee;
Yea, I will uphold thee;
With the Right Hand of My Righteousness."

The battle is the Lord's;
The end thereof is certain.
The redeemed rest,
Sheltered and secure,
Under the Wings of Him
They have come to trust.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Proverbs 29:2

Pro 29:2  When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

You know, I've thought about this for a while; and it's just hard to come up with anything better than this , or anything to add. I will say only this: the separation of the sheep and the goats is at the door, and the Lord will separate His own. The deeper a lamb is in the thickets of the world; the more painful the winnowing will be ------- for the lamb.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Song of Prayer

Wherewithal shall a man be cleansed?
With my whole heart have I sought Thee;
With my lips have I declared Thee;
I have rejoiced in Thy witness;
Meditated on Thy precepts, and delighted in Thy voice.

 I am a stranger in the land.
Open my eyes that I may see Thy marvelous works;
Remove from me Thy reproach and contempt,
For my soul cleaveth unto the dust;
Quicken Thou me according to Thy Word.

In my heart have I chosen the way of Truth;
Incline my soul with Thy Spirit that I may understand;
Invigorate me with Thy Righteousness, for I am devoted to Thy fear;
I trust in Thy Word and hope in Thy judgments;
They are as a song on my pilgrimage.

Thou art good, and doest good unto Thy servants.
The Words from Thy mouth are as breath to me;
My soul faints for Thy salvation;
My eyes are consumed in Thy Word.
Nourish me after Thy tender kindness.

I am thine ....... save me;
For I have unfeignedly sought Thy face.
Accept, I beseech Thee;
The freewill offering of my mouth.
Uphold me, that I may live in Thy hope.

Deal with Thy servant according unto Thy mercy;
For my soul is poured out before Thee,
And my prayer hath consumed me.
Thou art near Oh Lord; Here me according to Thy loving forgivenes
And deliver me with Thy righteous might.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Psalm 62:7 - A Short Haiku

Jesus is my strength;
The Rock of my salvation;
Here there is refuge.

The Sterile Seed

The haughty and supercilious,
Contemn and tread
All in their sight.
Deriding the saint -
Despoiling the innocent:
They spew forth muted wisdom,
And an echo of truth,
While casting utterly away
The Holy and the Self-Existent;
As the wanderer-
Arriving at his nightly quarters -
Throws aside the torch
Which had guided his uncertain steps
Through the darkness.
Making a god of their own hand;
Empowering a sterile seed,
Bestowing only corruption and subversion
On all save the annointed.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Kingdom

The Kingdom of God;
Pearl of Great Price;
Ornament of the Gospel.
Inhabited by those
Who sought Him not;
Foregathered By inspired husbandry.

The Seed of the Spirit,
Implanted .......Growing secretly
Where non but Thee can see.
Bringing Grace to the soul,
A New tone in the heart;
And dissevering saints
From the domain of men..

A flowering into childly innocence,
A kinship.......Granting access
To the Mystery of the Divine;
And citizenship to those
Bringing forth the fruits thereof.
"Whereunto shall we liken the Kingdom of God?
Or with What comparison shall we compare?"


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Enter the Rock

Now has come the age of cold steel;
When the spirits of elsewhere -
Who inhabit the dim land of the wolf,
Are ensceptered for a season.
Magniloquent; contuacious; adept in casuistry,
Questing those hidden in the Bosom of Time.

These hear an untroubled call:
"let him see who sees;
Let him hear who hears;
Enter the rock and hide in the dust,
There is salvation in no other,
Nor safety for the soul."

Onward comes the palmer with his springald;
With the voice of thunder; arrousing fury
As if impaled on pain's own blade;
Actuating bloodlust against all that is holy.
The leaguer is ablaze ....... a sound of trumpets:
The awaited hour approaches.

The shields of his mighty men are colored gule,
Mounted warriors are dressed in sable.
The night is enveloped in flashing steel
As they prepare to march;
"Harness the horses and get up ye horseman,
Don the brigandines and brandish thy cypress spears!"

Chariots shall rage through the streets,
And savage the broad ways,
Scattering to and fro as lightening flashes;
Desolation, desecration, destruction through flaming torches.
Cacophonies of miseries
Through shrouds of murray hue.

While there is yet time: Flee.
He who calls is well able to protect .......
Well able to provide ....... Know ye not,
It is the time of gathering.
Enter thr Rock and hide in the dust;
For alas, consumation is at hand.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


The cry rings out --- Peace. Peace.
Behold;....... for peace,
I had great bitterness:
Blood on the hands;
Gall on the tongue;
Unforgiveness in the heart.
For the way of peace;
I did not Know .......
Could not know.

Mischief came upon mischief;
Suddenly, in the thick of shadows:
A light ....... Overwhelming Light!
I was without strength -- speechless.
Hubris; perfidy exposed ....... slain.
Inchoation ....... efflorescense ....... metempsychosis:
Promise pierced my soul.
A fresh mind; a pure heart; a new life;
Suddenly Awake!  ....... Astounded!

The Spirit is Life...and Peace,
Flowing from Him; through the Body;
Unto the world ....... Unrecognized;
Unrequited .......It must be so;
"For the fruit of righteousness
Is sown in the peace of them that make peace.
And He who formed the Light 
And created the darkness.
Will keep that soul in peace.