by Leslie Smith
Broken down cart
Ornamental on patio.
Hay, grain, carob and olives.
Donkey or horse
Living engine, now dead.
Folk songs of old
Clip, clop beat the hooves.
Sunday 1st December 2013 3:12 am
Tags: memories,modern poetry,poetry,times past,transport
a perfect creation had fallen away;
unimagined grace poured out from our God above -
As His Hand of wrath was firmly stayed.
The Cross, stark and still, standing upon a naked hill...
subtly calls for the World's attention.
Since the dawn of everlasting time,
our Savior awaited His appointed day;
despite humanity's race to certain doom -
Wednesday 27th November 2013 3:19 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,faith,poetry,The Cross Stark and Still
awash in the internet sea,
seek to fill the void of sensible emptiness
of our cyberspace world.
Following the heroic tradition of Man,
these daring individuals look to gain acceptance
through the expression of concepts.
Mirroring the virility and vitality of Life,
in defiance of critical naysayers,
the blankness of virtual paper
is scribbled upon with hurt...
Wednesday 27th November 2013 3:17 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,faith,poetry,Todays Great Undead Poets
and the continued foolishness of men,
God wants His Principles completely unfurled -
For He loves His Children, while hating sin.
His anger is not turned away
and yet His Hand is outstretched still.
Our Salvation awaits its appointed day
with the meshing of our spirits to His Will.
As long as we continue to breathe,
there's Hope for us to...
Wednesday 27th November 2013 3:16 pm
Tags: And Yet His Hand,breunig,christian poetry,faith,poetry
by Joe Hakim
when it went off, although
there were plenty of casualties
by the end of the night.
I’m still finding bright sparkly
ruby-red 30s under the sofa
to this day. I ate that much
meat that week it
nearly turned me vegetarian.
I smiled and said: “Sod it,
I bet we won’t do this when
we’re septuagenarians,” and...
Sunday 24th November 2013 8:29 pm
by Simon Austin
Through telescopic lens and focussed eyes.
The autumn trees encapsulate the path
And crunch beneath the wheels they idolise.
The building crowds descend before the knoll
To catch a glimpse of this passing idol.
He, showered from all sides with the applause
And peppered from above by seasons fall.
Idyllic is this scene to which he greets,
Friday 22nd November 2013 9:10 am
Tags: america,assassination,John F kennedy,murder,onassis,poem,poetry
humbly I'll stand before Your judgment seat.
So in advance I faithfully pray to have
a positive ruling for you to mete.
Grace and mercy carried me;
Your covering on my life you should see.
Hopefully You'll remember that I
promoted Your Kingdom for eternity.
Despite flaws and failures absurd,
hidden in my heart is Your Holy Word.
Thursday 21st November 2013 5:56 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,faith,For Your Review,poetry
He joyfully awaits the day
that marks the remainder of eternity
when the Church shall be swept away.
He has created a wondrous place
where rows of mansions are perfectly aligned.
Angels will sing beautiful songs
announcing souls' arrival; including yours and mine.
Despite imperfections of His bride,
the Lord daily intercedes with hear...
Thursday 21st November 2013 5:54 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,faith,poetry,The Bridegroom Cometh
and to lavish excessive praise is insane;
recognize the gamut of vain emotion
and treatment of our brothers that's inhumane.
The natural nature of man is hardly good -
Proof is found in our vocabulary;
despite incredible accomplishments of this world,
poor relationships of man to extremes are still carried.
Our literature and news is lit...
Thursday 21st November 2013 5:53 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,faith,Human Behavior,poetry
by Leslie Smith
How does it come.
Let it flow
From heart to.
Magic of brain
Scribbled on paper.
Not an engine
Think of love.
Arriving from a fountain
Mysterious and pure.
Without conscious thought.
But not too sweet.
Syrup disrupts reading
Lost in the goo.
Tuesday 19th November 2013 11:21 pm
truly illuminated, what would you see?
Could the brightness of Christ fully shine
and the persona of me disappear?
If I were...
gifted, in other unknown ways.
Would I be able to discover them
or would I choose to deny them anyway?
If I were...
blessed, beyond Earthly needs.
How much of myself would I be willing to share,
besides just money and possessions?
If I were....
Thursday 14th November 2013 7:20 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,faith,If I Were,poetry
should be the motto "Handle with Care";
but Man's nature to ignore instruction
is manifested in Life's disrepair.
To have God's Word in written form
could be viewed as a "Human Warranty",
where divine ground rules for all
has abundance in the best that Life can be.
Learn more about me and my p...
Thursday 14th November 2013 7:19 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,faith,Human Warranty,poetry
I see a deep indigo sky
with perfect placement of twinkling light.
Stars reveal the expanse of time
from before the birth of humanity;
their existence came from dynamic energy
which was created by spoken word
that no man has ever heard.
Solitary spirit of awesome might
painted this heavenly canvas
with a flick of His hand and uttered thought.
Thursday 14th November 2013 7:17 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,Evening Sky,faith,poetry
by Paul Sands
the lazily represented,
once the poetry
bends at the knee
in the gilded confines
it is another victory
swung the way
better, say we,
to be a person of interest
than acquiescent metrist
invited to tea
Sunday 10th November 2013 4:34 pm
Tags: buckingham palace,contemporary,poetry
with the rejection of Him?
Accept Christ now
before your life wears thin.
For in permanent separation
there's no God or peace -
Only continual torment and anguish
without any comfort or release.
Alone in the dark
as fallen angels without light,
you too will become a demon creature
lacking hope of spiritual sight.
Forget about Purgatory,
but make a d...
Thursday 7th November 2013 4:24 pm
Tags: Avoiding Hell,breunig,christian poetry,faith,poetry
never give up hope, for the Lord is already there.
For in the time of your darkest hour,
you can tap into His Dunamis power.
Addressing Earth's challenges requires a key -
As a child of His, you must yourself see.
To assure that your earnest prayers are heard,
you need to hide in your heart His Holy Word.
For out of your mouth, His Word you should s...
Thursday 7th November 2013 4:23 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,faith,poetry,Waiting on You
as a joint heir with thee,
sharing the Father's affection
for the numerous days of eternity!
What a honor you've bestowed upon me
as a joint heir with thee,
being adopted by the universal King
and connected to the divine, family tree.
What a grand responsibility
as a joint heir with thee,
proclaiming your name and love
to the World's expanse o...
Thursday 7th November 2013 4:21 pm
Tags: As a Joint Heir with Thee,breunig,christian poetry,faith,poetry
are plain for anyone to see,
as I blindly journey on...
This path of Christianity.
Wanting deliberate faith
ready on my tongue,
I received God's Salvation
when I was dumb and young.
Inflicted wounds to my soul
from a lack of understanding
have been healed by the Power
of Christ's personal anointing.
I am worth dying for
according to His...
Thursday 31st October 2013 3:23 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,faith,My Soul Now Sings,poetry
looking to spring forth in your life.
You have been greatly blessed,
but may be unable to recognize it.
Learn to die to selfish desire
and enable His Spirit to be activated.
All that God requests is your adoration.
Giving praise and singing hymns to Yaweh
means He has captured your heart -
Therefore, your love for Him is... Genuine.
Thursday 31st October 2013 3:21 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,faith,Only Your Adoration,poetry
where people are found prostrate -
Searching for glimpses of Man's history.
Forgotten souls and evidence have been
covered by layers of earthly dust,
as recent discoveries now include...
The decoding of Israel's "Exodus".
An eclectic collection of artifacts
of the "Hyksos Expulsion" have been laid ba...
Thursday 31st October 2013 3:18 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,faith,poetry,Prism to our Past
Ellen Tanner Marsh
Any Christian surveying the current state of modern poetry could easily become discouraged, given that much of that poetry can only be categorized as nihilistic. At worst, such poems seemingly promote despair and violence-against society, the church, or even against oneself. At best, they consist of self-centered whining and overdr...
Thursday 24th October 2013 6:13 pm
Tags: Book Review,breunig,christian poetry,Ellen Tanner Marsh,faith,poetry,Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory
Hopefully, I'll be clear and you'll understand
that our silent words are useless -
For the trees will willingly clap their hands.
The one true God spoke into existence
the birds, fishes, plants, mammals, Earth
and all forms of life including...
Humble beginnings of Mankind's birth.
The sound of our individual voices
Thursday 24th October 2013 6:11 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,faith,poetry,Silent Words Are Useless
regarding how one's money is spent
echoes volumes about character
and our God-given talents.
For Jehovah is far from being poor;
He owns the cattle on a thousand hills.
He's not into ungodly extortion
to keep you from paying your bills.
By serving two masters,
one will be dearly loved - the other sorely hated;
so one can never be truly hap...
Thursday 24th October 2013 6:10 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,faith,Giving Tithes to God,poetry
My chisel’s cold appraisal
Blunt as an English Master’s stare
Probes the poem for its pith.
Non sequiturs stacked neatly
Drying in a metaphoric sun
Supported by a splay of beams.
Redundancy is everywhere
Making the poet poorer than Midas
Who dare not spend a penny
Lest the golden flow should stop.
Tuesday 22nd October 2013 10:34 am
THE POETIC BOND III, ISBN 978-1492384199, published 5 October 2013
Poetry of the MOMENT, from across the PLANET, poetry of our WORLD
Poetry that documents the Contemporary Zeitgeist
Poetry that explores, illuminates and examines the Human Condition
POETRY THAT BONDS US
Brazil, Canada, China, Eir...
Monday 14th October 2013 10:30 am
Tags: Anthology,human condition,love,Poetic Bond,Poetry,society,Trevor Maynard
of Your Light's essence,
to clearly penetrate
the core of my being.
How much can I endure
without Your Presence?
Though I may be frustrated,
it's You Lord, I'm believing.
It's been said before,
in Your Word's eloquence -
"nothing new" has been stated
and it agrees with what I'm seeing.
Moments of clarity, at t...
Thursday 10th October 2013 5:09 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,faith,Moments of Clarity,poetry
with an elevated view,
could my chances increase
for getting a glimpse of You?
Standing barefoot in your presence
before a burning bush consumed,
would your glory envelop me
as a spiritual womb?
Moses saw your backside,
but show me instead your face and eyes.
Having direct interaction with you
should cause my faith to be revised.
Thursday 10th October 2013 5:06 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,faith,On Gods Mountain,poetry
assisting us to reach maturity.
For our reaction to circumstance
marks personal growth beyond luck and chance.
Proven is our ability to learn,
expanding mental constraints as hearts burn.
Walking in upright, godly perfection
complements Jehovah's desire for Man's compassion.
The lasting goal is surely not religious fervor,
but moving pa...
Thursday 10th October 2013 5:04 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,faith,poetry,Prone to Error
by Ian Whiteley
with paper cut
stares at a wall
I could do that
so he picks up
a spray can
fifteen feet high
his rage is
to be heard
as he switches
Monday 7th October 2013 11:14 pm
by Ian Whiteley
On seeing John Cooper Clarke @ Wakefield Theatre Royal (29/9/13)
Johnny Clarke, Johnny Clarke
a walking bag of bones
staggers out onto the stage
like Keith Richards from the Stones
rapid, machine gun delivery
sprays audience with Salford tones
jitters, jives, ducks and dives
whilst wrestling with the microphone.
Johnny Clarke, Johnny Clark...
Tuesday 1st October 2013 4:59 pm
Tags: john cooper clarke,Performance Poets,poetry,punk poetry,theatre Royal Wakefield
but to not forgive is unconscionable.
The Universal King had died for all;
for in eternity's view, we're pardonable.
He has given absolute amnesty
to everyone who has accepted Him.
Make no mistake about this unmerited immunity -
Grace's favor (over the course of Life) wears thin.
Death is inevitable, and our spirits...
Friday 27th September 2013 2:08 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,faith,Forgiveness,poetry
why our nation is great,
an opportunity was sought
by souls cowardly lying in wait.
Focused on pure evil
as they have continually done,
an unholy attack was unleashed
on a day now known as 9-1-1.
Via the destruction
of New York's "Twin Towers"
the enemy crushed a symbol
of U.S. monetary power.
Beyond the resources to rebuild,
Friday 27th September 2013 2:06 pm
Tags: 9-1-1,attack on usa,breunig,poetry,september 11
having sight, yet unable to see.
Soul's blindness that's dark and deep
indicates your spirit is fast asleep.
Use the Word to ignite your inner spark
and awaken your slumber by the Lord's Light.
To have Life's purpose and meaning for self
promotes character and personal delight.
Having vision is intended for all,
so get fitted with...
Friday 27th September 2013 2:04 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,faith,poetry,Visionless
but at what further cost?
Unacceptable is using fear as mind control
for reaching those considered 'lost'.
When not as an example of victorious living,
the principles of God appear to lose credibility.
If not demonstrating a God that's loving,
then appeal of the Kingdom lacks desirability.
To berate skeptical souls with Hell's...
Thursday 19th September 2013 6:52 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,Danger of Zealous Fervor,faith,poetry
one day I'll walk beneath the trees
with the coolness of God's Spirit
flowing more gently than an Earthly breeze.
In the royal kingdom of priests,
I'll run barefoot on streets of soft gold,
overwhelmed by the perfection of peace,
following where angels had previously strolled.
Before the awesome throne room,
I'll exude continua...
Thursday 19th September 2013 6:51 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,Eternity,faith,poetry
by Simon Austin
In New Manhattan, where we set this scene,
From arid lands flocks an old enemy,
To scorch the earth of this, a western dream.
From fateful skies the fatal flights descend,
But none the wiser to their pending fate,
The man and child, to happy affairs tend,
Their future sealed beneath a veil of hate.
Through vacant city clouds, their path an...
Friday 13th September 2013 12:25 pm
Tags: 9/11,america,death,poem,poetry,september 11,terrorism
guided by The Word most holy and pure,
I'm striving to learn principles
for a sanctified life to endure.
My Lord loves me without hesitation
and allowed a part of Himself to die.
He's calling me homeward without reservation;
by His Spirit, to His side, I'll eventually fly.
Knowing I'm a child of His,
during trying times I f...
Thursday 12th September 2013 5:28 pm
Tags: A Sinner Like Me,breunig,christian poetry,faith,poetry
No matter where I am
or wherever I happen to go.
Overcoming the curse of Mankind,
is a consuming, infinite Love
from the One declared divine.
As I continue inside His Will,
sheltered by Sacrificial grace,
His many promises are fulfilled.
Truly blessed, to be a blessing
is simple for anyone to see -
As I'm fully submerged... in Go...
Thursday 12th September 2013 5:26 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,faith,His Blessings,poetry
Saturday 7th September 2013 5:43 pm
a woman comprised of softness,
both in flesh and soul.
Her presence offsets the hardness
of everyday living that bluntly smacks me.
To be with a spirit, overflowing with joy,
greeting me daily with unexpected sweetness,
soothes all internal bruises from
the day's accumulation of subtle brutality.
Rubies belie her value to me;
her natural radi...
Thursday 5th September 2013 4:07 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,faith,My Proverbs 31 Wife,poetry
exceeds the wisdom of Mankind;
torture by crucifixion
was to serve as a deterrent
to stop all forms of crime.
demonstrates insatiable blood thirst
in a vain attempt to bring out
the best character of man
by placing World's justice system first.
However, death of the Innocent Lamb,
a perfect sacrifice God did decree
Thursday 5th September 2013 4:06 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,faith,poetry,Spiritual Irony
of Death's ultimate door,
my last gasp escapes me...
As I've never experienced before.
Into the Heavenly realm
I ascend in wonderment,
now housed in an incorruptible body
and thankful that from sin I did repent.
Standing in God's throne room
freed of all Earthly flesh,
my spiritual essence is energized
and feeling fully refreshed....
Wednesday 4th September 2013 11:49 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,faith,For Upon My Head Nothing Gold Can Stay,poetry
with your abundance of green,
take advantage of Today -
Contribute to this Earthly scene.
Enjoy your present strength;
ignore worries of the past.
Let the distant failures fade
and let sweeter memories last.
Be true to yourself always,
standing tall and strong.
Focus on your own meadows and...
Learn to hum to Life's song.
Wednesday 4th September 2013 11:48 pm
Tags: breunig,christian poetry,Enjoy This Season,faith,poetry
by Simon Austin
Ran her weathered finger through the crafted names.
Many faces that had long since adventured,
Left for others lingering to bear the pain.
The autumn sun caressed its face and warmed the stone,
She drew it through her skin and let it stay a while.
Her silver head was bowed, her company her own,
To spend a few more moments in...
Monday 2nd September 2013 11:43 pm
by Paul Sands
Saturday 17th August 2013 11:18 am
Tags: book,new collection,poetry
by Paul Sands
It will be available in paperback in the usual places but also as a free pdf file to download and read on your reader of choice
Thursday 15th August 2013 10:28 am
Tags: ebook,free,new book,paperback,pdf,poetry,publishing,vanity
I’ve always longed
to be held in silence,
a bubble of darkness
for the ears and mouth
But now, I know.
Amongst the tree-twitch,
where the branches
itch the leaves
I hear far away roads,
the sound of distant voices
that are nothing.
They are silence.
The tread of my boots
on stone, the rhythmic
jangle of loose metal clasps
jar with the coo...
Friday 9th August 2013 4:05 pm
I am a hack.
But I enjoy
writing so give
me some slack.
be mean, or
This poem was not written
about anyone on writeoutloud.net
This is just to express my frustations
about how cruel some people can be....
Tuesday 2nd July 2013 8:39 am
You can watch my video and vote for me here, I'd really appreciate it (and the dead...
Sunday 23rd June 2013 9:57 pm
Looks good in films
But in real life,
In this place it clings to you
Like a broken dream.
The neon beer light covers many sins
And many more failed lives.
In the corner sits a man,
Pondering if tonight
Will be his last.
Time for one more drink.
He won’t be the last to sit under this neon light.
Looking at his reflection
Wednesday 12th June 2013 11:04 am
Tags: death,free verse,life,poem,poetry
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