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Corridors of the Mind

9 July 2014 - 2:12pm -- charles

Corridors of the Mind’

I am here in my head

Observing the silence

And trying to filter the noise

As I walk the corridors of my mind

I am here in my head

Trying to find the window

From which to peer and view my soul

Searching to find the quiet of peace

Dare to Dream!

27 June 2014 - 2:32pm -- charles
Dare to Dream!
I want less of the same old hum-drum
But more of something different, something new, something true!

Desperate, tired, and wearied

The Lord be Praised!

17 June 2014 - 6:56pm -- charles
The righteous declare:
The Name of the Lord be Praised!
For He delights in the blameless and upright, those who fear God and shun evil
He observes those who, as priests of old, offer daily sacrifices of prayer for their children
He bears witness to the Heavenly Council, even to the “accuser”, of the blameless and upright
His justice vindicates the innocent and silences the accuser
The Name of the Lord be Praised!

'The Evolutionary Path’

10 June 2014 - 12:15pm -- charles


'The Evolutionary Path'


Perish the thought for I did not evolve from any primate

Sure of my end it is far off from any unknown fate

Though I am indeed taking the evolutionary path

To think differently, of this or that, is to incur great wrath


To be sure of the end I have entered the narrow gate

Come Down from Heaven

8 June 2014 - 7:34am -- charles
With hunger of heart, desperation of the soul, and at times my spirit in turmoil
I prayed that you would come down from Heaven:
To walk with me as with a friend
To teach me of your ways
To stand in my stead
To wrestle these demons
And to lift my burdens
I prayed that you would come down from your thrown
 Yet little did I know:
That you already walked the plains of this earth

Delightful Stress of the Open Mic!

4 June 2014 - 4:06pm -- charles


I ask for more stress

This I dare confess

Give me more to express

Light my imagination

With delightful verse


Make more of what already is

Bring it all to the very tip of my senses

Let me see with my mind’s eye,

Let me hear, taste, smell, and feel

The stress of every exquisite word


Bring to the surface every feeling

Held in unspoken words with all intensity

Take me beyond the calm and regular beat

Tropical Rain

12 August 2013 - 9:56pm -- charles


Clouds have formed while I lay in slumber

The early morning sky is grey as nightfall

And I wake to the sound of rain falling

It plummets heavy and fast


As the rain falls it leans sideways

Easterly it dances with the wind

It leans toward the ocean

Like young take to milk


The rain shows its many moods

Coming and going as it pleases

From a heavy start it settles slowly

To Wonder Aloud!

28 July 2013 - 11:46pm -- charles


‘To Wonder Aloud’


Some days it rains fire in my mind

And the earth appears scorched

Some days it rains the water of heaven

And all creation springs to life

Some days are stormy and some are still


My thoughts come fast and furious,

Like traffic cruising the freeway

Halting, bumper-to-bumper, in rush hour

They are many and congest my mind

With pen in hand I release them and free my soul


Desert of Hope

28 July 2013 - 2:30pm -- charles

"Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord." Psalm 31:24


Like Moses, I find myself herding sheep in the wilderness.  In this desert, my dreams of deliverance hung out to dry

Like Elijah, after running scared a full day, now tired I find myself weak and hungry sitting in the still of the desert night

Like Jonah, my command long forgotten, I have been tossed by the storms of the seas and find myself a-perch in the loins of a great whale, faced with the stench of death

The Reign of Love

27 July 2013 - 9:53am -- charles


Love is like the summer rain

It is gentle and refreshing

The sound of rain falling

The sweet pouring of hope


The smell of earth filling the air