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14 January 2017 - 3:47am -- charles

Blocking out the chatter
I am posing questions that matter
Allowing my mind to wonder
All the while minding not to wander
Without doubt I stay the course
determined to feel the force
For in this realm of contemplation
is where I find the power of creation
A poem by Charles Washoma

From Ten to One

10 February 2016 - 12:37am -- charles

Counting Back from Ten to One

There was just one rule
And so it is we wonder about that
Was it really so unbearable so cruel
that we took the fruit like flying foxes?

The relationship decimated
From paradise we were evicted
To walk the planet feeling hated
No, this is not why we were created!

In our wanderings far from the garden
And after much grief and even despair
We learned to count from one to ten
Commandments we observed with fear

And yet now from a single act
We now count back from ten to one
The command to love we gladly enact
That one day we’ll receive the crown
of life

Streams of Light

20 January 2016 - 2:20pm -- charles
Streams of Light
If you peer into Heaven
This is what there will be
If you search the Word
This is what you will see
Streams of light across pages
The lucid vision to be fulfilled
Streamed throughout the ages
The gleaming glory of God revealed

The Gate of Heaven

19 January 2016 - 10:33pm -- charles
The Gate of Heaven
For those who are running
In fear for their lives
In search of love
To find peace 
To find rest
There is a stairway
Resting on the earth
Reaching up to heaven
From it blessings pour out
'Heaven's dew and earth's richness
An abundance of grain and new wine'
From high the promise made
It is a rock and a pillar
A firm foundation
This is an awesome place
Where many are called
But few venture to enter
The temple and the body
Where love abounds
Where you will find peace

Running towards You

15 March 2015 - 2:13pm -- charles

Running Towards You

My dead bones rattled and came together
With tendons and flesh 
My sinues alive and strong
Breath has entered my soul
Gathered from the four winds
And I have come to life
I have risen out from the grave
I have risen from the valley of dry bones

Pharoe's chains have been removed
But the chariots linger
Waring in pursuit of my soul
Yet behold Sodom has fallen
It is up in flames
Crumbled to the ground
And so it is I am running
Leaving all that is past
I reach out for what lies ahead


8 March 2015 - 5:16pm -- charles


Deep coldness settled
Scorching heat could not warm
Sea no longer aqua
Waves dark and heavy
Repressed hearts stirring to wake
From a time long past

A scream tucked away
Tucked away in softness
Of broken innocence
A scream loud to heart
Quiet to ear
Lips sealed
Sealed to utter silence

Memories and mysteries
A darkness faced alone
In the company of uncertainty
As the faded line lingers
Between dreams and reality
Trying to assemble fragmented pieces
from the future's broken past

Diamond Kisses

7 March 2015 - 1:11pm -- charles

Diamond Kisses

Shimmering light streams
shine through pearly whites
Soft lips with tender smiles
Glowing as stars in the night
to form an arched milky way
A galaxy of emotions
laced with chardonnay

The rich taste of love
in sweet kisses shared
The glowing of translucent eyes
Peering into the soul's other half
Warm embraces on pillows of joy
Slipping into delightful dreams
and waking back to the tenderness
Of these kisses of the soul

The gold rush long forgotten
In moments long awaited
From marriage banns to wedding bands
The sweet scent of one’s beloved
Opening the senses
And the heart’s confession
of love’s never ending vow
Some say “Diamonds are forever
But I say kisses are for the very present

Lord, Speak to Me

3 March 2015 - 2:27pm -- charles

Lord, Speak to Me

Speak to me through long conversations of the soul
Walk and talk with me as you did the first man Adam
Abide with me as you did the Second man Christ
Fellowship and commune with me
Bring me into relationship with You
The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
Because I want to recognize more than just Your voice
I want to know and to recognize You, the Eternal One

Speak to me in the ‘still small voice’ of the Spirit
Whether I turn to the left or to the right
Whisper to me and say “This is the way, walk in it.”
Speak to me through the breadth of Your Word
Let it reside deep in the chambers of my heart
Teaching, rebuking, correcting
And training me in righteousness

My Little Kitten

16 February 2015 - 8:05am -- charles

Surely I must be smitten
with my little kitten
For unsuspecting, I've been bitten

It is indeed a wonder to care
And in this moment share
The cuddle of a bear

To feel so safe
For once to be so brave
To feel so free
For love to grow like a tree