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My Dog Spike

If you knew a dog named Spike was coming to visit Would you expect a Great Dane? Perhaps a Pit Bull? Maybe a Caucasian Mountain Dog They are huge and intimidating Because Spike screams intimidation, doesn’t it? But not if … Continue reading

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Territorial

He zips in, takes a sip His long tongue rippling The sweet drink Backs up, forward again Then zip, he’s gone Should a rival dare to sip His nectar sweet and fine He’ll chase the interloper off He declares: All … Continue reading

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Treasured One

Tossed about on waves of doubt Seeking an anchor in the storm Cleave to the One who values you Your tempest He will surely transform Riding high on a victory Don’t let it go to your head Remember the One … Continue reading

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The Art of Revision

“Pick a different word,” she wrote “This word appears 44 times in this manuscript. Use your thesaurus.” So I change pain to anguish or misery Substitute torment for suffering Replace anger with outrage Switch adore for love Editing is about … Continue reading

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Hanging with My Dad

He hangs upon my office wall A reminder that he’s gone But also that he was once here Well, not here, in my office, of course He was long dead before this room, this building existed But here, in my … Continue reading

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It Is Time for Walking

Today I’m sharing a poem by a dear friend and poet. She is more introspective and cautious than I am, less boisterous and loud. But dear nonetheless. I hope you enjoy her words. It Is Time for Walking by Kathleen … Continue reading

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My Redeemer Is Alive

I was commissioned to write lyrics for a song based on some passages of the book of Job. Though he liked what I wrote, ultimately, the person who commissioned me decided to use snippets of the KJV version of the … Continue reading

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