Scar on the Cheek: Judas’ Betrayal

Scar on the Cheek: Judas’ Betrayal 1920 1449 Prasanta Verma

The kiss on the cheek planted swift, turns to thorny scratch, burns long and thin, drips red on black dirt. Fragile petals live a breath away, a thin vein from…

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Look now, the hidden road

Look now, the hidden road 1920 1271 Robert Alan Rife

Look now, the hidden road denies these footsteps their certainty, unsure though they wend, through what little solid soil succumbs to plodding, silent shoe-footfall. Forward slowly, halting back apace, how…

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Look now, the blessed road

Look now, the blessed road 1920 1271 Robert Alan Rife

Look now, the bless-ed road rises to meet feet, weary, uncertain, but sure of steps yet untaken that, parting, greet a step, one step, from that step. Intentions pure where…

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A Prayer At Llyn Gwynant

A Prayer At Llyn Gwynant 960 638 Tadhg Jonathan

When the bitter winds blow, and the rain pours onto the soul of your life. When you stumble and fall, and when tears well up inside, but find no release.…

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A New Year’s Lament

A New Year’s Lament 1920 1032 Kelly Belmonte

I mourn the way we once marked passages by distance rather than time, how we measured miles instead of minutes, felt the fleeting nature of our very selves instead of…

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One Big Happy

One Big Happy 1920 1440 Kelly Belmonte

Christians who drink Christians who get drunk Christians who talk about Christians who drink while sipping Constant Comment Christians who wear ripped jeans to church Christians who never wear jeans…

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Lament of Water

Lament of Water 1920 1285 Lesley-Anne Evans

Snow again this morning after several days of deep freeze. Slow flakes freed from heaven lay down at earth’s feet. So much emptying.     I would love to live…

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Sounds Of Redemption

Sounds Of Redemption 1920 1301 D.S. Martin

The scraping of old paint from furniture stripping it down to a grain of truth  The mashing of over-ripe bananas to be baked into muffins or bread The scratching of…

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Simon The Zealot

Simon The Zealot 1920 1280 D.S. Martin

When I was a child in my father’s home before I was presented at the temple in the days when Joazar the priest would have sold us for peace Judas the Galilean…

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Jude 1920 1280 D.S. Martin

How horrid to live with a tainted name to be so easily confused   with one who sold your Lord Who could blame you   Jude for going by Thaddaeus afterword? I’m…

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Mary Of Bethany

Mary Of Bethany 1920 1281 D.S. Martin

Some women are blessed with words I have eloquent tears   My sister weaves her expectations into reasonable structures that rise higher than the temple mount but cannot touch me   for…

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The Cave of Adullam

The Cave of Adullam 1920 1280 Jody Thomae

this cave, my prison this darkness, my entrapment I cannot lie here, stay here, die here here in my prison wake up, oh heart wake the dawn with your song…

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