Mean…

The Bible, a loaded weapon for the unstable,

a permission slip for the cruel.

Pages bound with love to carry a message of peace,

unity of mankind it’s mission.

Preachers with hidden agendas riling up the troops,

to march against the masses.

Beatings, bullying, hateful screams,

made righteous under the banner of God.

Oh wicked one, how are you so blind to not see,

abundant grace not yours to withhold.

Focus on the New as the Old just gets you angry,

find words in red to free your mind of venom.

Leave the rest for another day when,

a softened heart becomes you.

Repose…

 

Lying beneath the covers as the ceiling fan whirls overhead

quiet so still, almost unrecognizable.

Eyes mesmerized by a light peeking through the curtains

the moon flashing the kindest of smiles.

The sound of breath…gratitude…

focus directly on this moment.

Encounters with a gentle loving presence

found on such nights.

A warm embrace, a reminder of eternity

becomes now and forever.

Tattoo..

“Tattoo of Leviticus 18:22 forbidding homosexuality: $200

Not knowing that Leviticus 19:28 forbids tattoos: Priceless”

Feel free to pick the verses that give one power to clobber others but by all means ignore the ones that limit your personal freedoms.

50…

 

Halfway to a hundred, the back nine approaches,

perpetually carrying the weight of fatigue.

Suddenly the view of my feet is obstructed by an ever rounding belly,

where did that skinny boy go?

Staying up late and going hard all day,

a mere memory of the past.

Planning activities based on a limited energy reserve,

naps vital to the day.

Once mornings were attacked and sprung from,

now a time of great dread as beautiful sleep comes to an abrupt end.

My children are the same age as my mind remembers,

the glory days of old.

Time is a blur moving faster than thought can maintain,

the ease of youth quickly becomes the chase of middle age.

I’ve become the creepy old man telling stories of a wild buck,

nobody cares, just go sit in the corner and be quiet I’m told.

Funny when the roles reverse.