The Beast

Salivating and hungry The old Dragon The spiritual beast Roams freely Undetected Unrestrained We are its minions We are its slaves A growl from the beast a hiss to obey We tighten the shackles And worship his Laws The crumbs from our table Fall to the floor Love your neighbour and Feed the poor Entangled Complicit … Continue reading

I am a Bigot But Don’t Admit It

A symbol on my forehead And a sign on my hand A relay baton My world view The unmoving bigot The prejudice within We all have a baton But don’t admit it We call it “faith” And we pass it on Thus Mistakes of the past Come around on the track It is way to … Continue reading

Faith Like a Strong Thick Tree

Lord increase my faith Help me believe With roots embedded Like a Strong thick tree   A noble prayer A prayer from lack For we have a hole A Jesus shaped gap He is the answer The salesman’s gimmick Super Super Glue   The church is clever It markets well Finds a need and makes the … Continue reading

The House of Dots

The Bible is like a photo album It displays images from a long journey.   As we begin our own journey through this thing called life We pick up the Bible to show us the way. Charted by God it must be precise We examine the verses and take the advice   Walking through grain … Continue reading

The Scapegoat

A crowd has gathered around a young man. They push him to the ground, they spit on him. A few people take turns at hitting him with sticks. He doesn’t fight back, he curls up at the side of the dusty road in a foetal position. A man kicks him in the back, then plants … Continue reading

Hope is Louder in the Morning

The dark clouds and the deep red sky The storm The deathly Loud Silence Surrender to The pastel hues in the unlit sky   She   Gently stirs me from my slumber   The sky kisses my cheeks Her moist lips Meet mine Her breath not for me alone Mist The soul of my lover … Continue reading

Some Think

SOME THINK Terrified and alone Under the guise Of what can safely be revealed I lash out  Anger Acted out from Fear   I feel ashamed   Who am I Under that  Tattoo   Lines etched in pain Deep in the skin Immortal Forever They tell my story   They are me   The fear … Continue reading

IT WILL BE BETTER WHEN

    The promise of oasis shimmers in the distance   It will be better when   Do I continue Or do I return   It was better then   United in wedlock Not a sordid affair Lovers in a paradoxical Embrace   The future and the past Intersect Alive at this moment   Now … Continue reading

Sacrifice or “Sacrifice” Which is it?

As much as is revealed is also hidden Mystery shrouds the message of heaven Life A journey travelled in two distinct parts The Old The New The priest at the altar with his words to share The innocent Lamb The pure white dove Christ A sacrifice for god above A beautiful mother nursing babe Communion … Continue reading

A Poem – GUILTY AS CHARGED

My last couple of posts have been like a whirlwind for me – I know that some people following along who don’t know my background or the background of the Lutheran Church of Australia may have looked at my post a bit perplexed as to what exactly am I talking about. A tiny bit of … Continue reading