Substitute Saviors

Her armsTheir applauseThe caress of my ego.There are many many placesMy heart tends to run toIn search of salvationAnd it comes up empty every time.Surely if I was going to save myselfI would have done so by now. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to […]

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On having tea with the devil

The invitation is always openBut this is not call to action-That part comes later.He entreats us with subtle half-truthsAnd accusations about our world andThe people in it:How no one has ever really loved youHow no one can be trustedHow you’ll only be happy when your dreams come true.His goal is to convince youThat forgiveness is […]

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I have never walked alone

He was right thereWhen my feet swept the streets in the darkness.He sat with meWhen no one else would.When I was overlookedHe gazed upon me with intent.When I lost all my friendsHe called me by name.When I was deeply misunderstoodHe saw me.When I felt alone in the crowdHe singled me out for Himself.Distant lands and […]

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Rising faith

We acknowledge the factsWe too can see how dire things are.We too can feel the hairs standing on our armsThe stone forming in the bellyThe flashes of fear in the mind’s eye.We too don’t know what tomorrow holds.We too are scared.But we do knowThat the paths fear leads us downAre not spaciousThat plodding along in […]

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Starlight

When you’re walking in the dark  Sometimes the only respite available  Is a tiny sliver of light  So far away So faint  Barely enough to see your own hand  In front of your face. The darkness still shrouds It still calls your name with  Disturbing familiarity Where doubt feels more concrete  Than truth ever did, […]

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Fake forgiveness

Is rushed Half baked  Performative  And full of pretence It harbours bitterness  Allows abuse to continue And pays lip service to one of God’s greatest gifts.  It’s true that forgiveness is vital  But it’s counterfeit is deeply detrimental.  We do not forgive for the sake of appearances of peace Nor for a higher moral ground. […]

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There is more than enough for everybody

Believing this changes a lot.There’s no jostling for crumbsOr conspiring just to belongKeeping tabs on everyone’s spot on the totem poleConvinced that life dependsOn your ability to manipulate it,Hogging every opportunityFor fear that this might be the last.No.Despite what it might feel likeThere’s more than enough for everybody.Life expands to the level of your genrosityOr […]

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Borrowed hope

When your legs won’t lift anymoreAnd your heart grows weary of leapingWhen your wallet runs emptyAnd your hunger threatens to consume youWhen your faults grab you by the noseAnd demand compensationWhen motivation distances itself from youAnd the will to go on becomes increasingly foreignWhen you find you do not haveThe internal resourcesTo keep up the […]

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The dark night of the soul

When life fell shortAnd you fell short of LifeHe stood with youAnd offered His own.When the darkness led you strayAnd the torch slipped from your handsHe lit your path with the words of His mouth.When your faults overtook youAnd the consequences stared you in the faceHe offered His shoulders to carry the shame.When the sins […]

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Selling wokeness

What happensWhen rebellion scales?When the monster of consumerismConsumes the resistance itself?When you are now rewardedFor ”sticking it to the man”?To a large degreeIt is impossible to escapeThe limits of our timeAnd that regardless of how woke we areThere will be flawsIn our ideas of justice.But even if wokeness is commodifiedAnd the only reason whyGood is […]

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