Tag Archives: dVerse Poets Pub

Singing the Blues

From Lamentations to Stevie Ray Vaughn the blues remind us we’re not alone Bitterly we weep while the sky is crying Affliction and sadness forever universal and somehow that simple reminder set to Biblical verse or a guitar riff that … Continue reading

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Dessert

Slip into achocolate torte Not the kind youfind in court Hazelnuts make upthe crust Have a sliceyou really must Coconut manna medjool dates Make it creamysweet to taste Cocoa powder andcrunchy nibs It’s all mineI call dibs _________________________________________________________________________________ As soon … Continue reading

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A Slippery Slope

Walking the straightand narrow A tiny step to the rightor the leftwon’t hurt anyone But it’s a slippery slope One more strideto the sideand down you’ll go And take me with you ___________________________________________________________ It’s Quadrille Monday at dVerse Poets Pub … Continue reading

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Fixer-Upper

Lucky for me God loves run-down fixer-uppers My heart and soul were in a ramshackle state But He raised His paddle and bid a price none other would dream to pay There’s still work to do but the garden’s lovely … Continue reading

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Silly Squirrel

Hey mister, you got any more of those unsalted sunflower seeds? My doctor says I need to watch my sodium intake. Silly squirrel, those seeds are for the birds the nuthatches finches stellar jays wrens townsend’s warblers. What? There’s enough … Continue reading

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Better Than Magic

It’s in their DNA to sip then zip away Hovering in one spot as other birds cannot The agile hummingbird Magical is the only word That will adequately describe members of this tribe Even magic is not enough To illuminate … Continue reading

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Words That Stir

These words stir in my soul peace and angst, insight and confusion, mercy and fury. These words, this shortest verse: Jesus wept Cause me to weep and to jump for joy! What, dear heart, do they stir in you? Do … Continue reading

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Potatoes – A Quadrille

I expected to find Mom in the living room, smoking a cigarette and watching TV. Instead, she was in the kitchen peeling potatoes. I paused to watch her pull the paring knife toward her with each peel, like she’d done … Continue reading

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Filled to Pour Out

Holy Spirit Fill me with courage Fill me with joy Fill me with gratitude Fill me with mercy Fill me with grace Fill me with love That I might pour them out On my family On my co-workers On my … Continue reading

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Wandering in Fear

Forty years in the wilderness Should have been forty days But for fear Fear is a liar It traps us in the wilds Wandering without hope Not realizing fear itself Is the only thing we need fear Listen to courage … Continue reading

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