Poetry

The Making 748 400 Prasanta Verma

The Making

Scattered, broken particles must be remade after life on earth snaps, crushes each bone, sinew, and organ into first-born molecules Dust catches in throat— chokes irrelevancy Smeared ashes reconstruct into…

Flammable 1920 1079 Prasanta Verma

Flammable

Approaching flames warm hands and wake the mind, sparks sear the heart, ignite fiber of truth— a thread of hunger burns. Dust catches fire, blazes across centuries— a line is…

All There Is Is Everything 1920 1280 Patrick Connors

All There Is Is Everything

Beautiful vision, born of barren Earth Can’t really sense how we don’t understand Until seasons in time when we’re not blind Won’t see all You said all along is true…

Healing The Wounded Inner Child 800 559 Catherine Lawton

Healing The Wounded Inner Child

You waited while I caught up with you, child in me; Till I could see what you could see and set you free. You waited with courage and watched with…

Striped 1280 853 Prasanta Verma

Striped

I choke on dust, wreckage of world, and my crushed bones of existence. Painful agonies—     what breathing soul     is exempt from knowing? While the world continues doubling and…

Revival Widow 1920 1280 Renee Emerson

Revival Widow

“After the joy and satisfaction of knowing that I am his by rights—and his forever—I will slip into the background. In short be a lost life. Lost in Bill’s. “ Ruth Bell Graham …

Before I Boarded The Train 1920 1080 Renee Emerson

Before I Boarded The Train

–Corrie Ten Boom I strung up a Bible between my shoulder blades, felt its reassuring pat pat, our bodies just bodies packed together in filth, cattled  toward the camp.  My father hid people …

The other in the eyes of another 1919 1279 Aliyah Lauren Jacobs

The other in the eyes of another

When you see me – you don’t see me. You see me through the bias that causes you to blind-see. The prejudice you know you hold about me, the prejudice…

Resurrection 3800 1517 Mary Sayler

Resurrection

It was finished. There was nothing left to do but take down Jesus’ body and hide it quickly from mind, from view. The terror of the tomb closed the matter,…

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

Scar on the Cheek: Judas’ Betrayal

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…

Look now, the hidden road 1920 1271 Robert Alan Rife

Look now, the hidden road

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…

Look now, the blessed road 1920 1271 Robert Alan Rife

Look now, the blessed road

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…