Unknowing

  LIFE IS DEATH   The tomb The lifeless pit It Cannot constrain Cannot contain Life   The Womb   The fragile sprout Without a thought Turns face to bosom Gazes into the face of Radiant light   Like verses the seasons Pass   Refrain and Chorus   The Trees Sing songs of Joy Arms … Continue reading

THE MINISTRY

    1985   Love is Love Hate is hate Never the two shall meet.   What kind of Father kills his Son? Not my Father   What has bewitched us so that we can not see? Love is hate Hate is love. It should not be.    

COUNTERFEIT

          Silence Like a spear it pierced his heart. I do not know him. Silence Placed him on that cross. When will the silence stop? Loud silence Screaming It is enough. No more                        

FAITH abandoned for Certainty

  CHRIST CHRISTIANITY CHRISTAINTY CERTAINTY   Faith Wearing a short skirt and low cut top  Raped   ” She reveals too much”   Charity With many friends Raped    “She is a slut”   Hope With her arms around her two sisters Whispers He raped me too   “She don’t put out”

Truth Hides Lies

Where does deception hide? The mind like a library has many aisles Where in this labyrinth doth Satan abide? Discussions they flow To and fro Following the tide The Unseen forces Negotiable Not negotiable Which will he choose? The snake Will find the rock The one marked Truth The one that my ego Has approved And … Continue reading

THE BONDAGE OF THE WILL

THE BONDAGE OF THE WILL The stallion The powerful majestic Beast Broken by rider As one they are free The Word Confessions and creeds are woven into The saddle Thus Resting on truth From the saddle of knowing The reins Pulled by me This the illusion believes Yes I am free Bit and bridle Reins and … Continue reading

Bogged

    Parallel lines deep in the mud Wheels In a rut Travelled too far now No going back Bogged On the track   Darkness descends The mocking laughter of toads and frogs Kneedeep kneedeep And Bogged Bogged Bogged   The sun rises All mocking stopped Salvation A bright coloured Rainbow truck   The beast The wagon … 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

ONE BULLET

    Proof texts like bullets penetrate flesh An ugly distortion Of sacred text   Words are the bullets   Your right to bear arms   Find the words Remember the verses   Safety off Bang   Your dead   Sola Scriptura It only takes one bullet ———————————- This poem was a hearfelt sadness that … Continue reading

Five Hundred’s Reason Against Inerrancy

I used to say that I did a four-year apprenticeship to learn how to play “Five Hundred”. The game that was played during crib breaks underground was more important than any actual work that happened in the mine. It was with great fear that I would stand in for one of the regular players – … Continue reading