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2020 Posts




January 26, 2020


hopelessness walks across the stage
with darkness as its going wage
for giving in to evil's ways
singing silently evil's praise
pretending all is going well
even when a life's lived in hell
sounding the warning bell aloud
languishing lost within a crowd
darkness encroaching on feelings
when taking drugs for life's dealings
for pain causing daily reelings


Copyright © 2020 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.






elusive democracy

January 24, 2020


why’s democracy elusive
and truth and justice reclusive
hoping goodness again engage
where hate continues to enrage
the lib’ral minded masses here
standing tall for the demon’s cheer
and the left’s political war
throwing liberty out the door
overturning the voter’s choice
silencing democracy’s voice
by impeaching a president
with an illegal precedent
of lying lib’ral fantasies
and of fake news conspiracies
idiocies of collusion
a simple minded delusion
where goodness turns into evil
causing maximum upheaval
with their destructive attitudes
and their insipid platitudes
spewing the politics of greed
where only the left can succeed
wanting to destroy a nation
with hate’s greatest indignation
and socialism’s coronation


Copyright © 2020 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.






elusive happiness

January 22, 2020


wherefore happiness elusive
throughout the world so reclusive
hoping for many to engage
when silent sorrow does enrage
and lawful justice never seen
by snowflakes thinking truth obscene
with feelings ruling day and night
doing everything they deem right
knowing always every answer
following the necromancer
with doom and gloom looming nearby
ready to descend from on high
destroying happiness today
with global warming here to stay
and guns killing peaceful feelings
easy prey for evil’s dealings
hiding in the deadly darkness
from every day’s whitewashed starkness
silently chasing happiness
with feelings of unworthiness
in a world bathed in ugliness


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January 20, 2020


snowflakes keep falling day by day
chasing happiness far away
falling snow dripping from the trees
temperature dropping degrees
no one willing to brave the cold
sitting patiently growing old
waiting for a new tomorrow
to wash away saddened sorrow
for simple pleasures passing by
for warmer weather in supply
when happiness no longer shy


Copyright © 2020 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.






elusive God

January 18, 2020


wherefore God remain elusive
far off standing so reclusive
awaiting goodness to engage
a generation that enrage
the God of glory walking near
imposing justice causing fear
for many souls who run away
hoping to live another day
profiting from independence
denying all God’s evidence
revealed against unrighteous men
seeing truth again and again
clear proof that God exists alive
and with His blessings man survive
but rather many turn their back
and some will openly attack
the God of goodness every day
expecting Him to turn away
while also doing their own thing
ignoring always the true King
who offers everyone His love
His salvation’s gift from above
if only they would turn to Him
repenting with a heartfelt hymn
singing aloud for all to hear
so all God’s holy angels cheer
for a loving God held so dear


Copyright © 2020 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.






elusive love

January 16, 2020


wherefore love remain elusive
in shadows standing reclusive
to all drawing near to engage
in human antics that enrage
calamity there in the dark
two lovers walking in the park
emotions tingling lover’s heart
thinking Godly goodness so smart
to allow their closeness this day
each going the very same way
praying for ego to depart
no longer keeping them apart
so a humble heart may prosper
hearing intimacy’s whisper
growing louder in lover’s ears
chasing far away all their fears
to let another person in
with a seemingly childish grin
from the deepest depths from within


Copyright © 2020 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.







January 15, 2020


destiny lurks behind the scene
waiting longing to intervene
watching godlessness in control
trying to destroy every soul
walking along a Godly road
leading to a humble abode
where righteousness sits open eyed
seeing everywhere good applied
and love and justice sing aloud
of times gone by when evil cowed
and Godly goodness shines brightly
walking across the mind nightly
trusting in the God of glory
telling of His final story
when destiny will overcome
the deadly demons to succumb
to the timing of God’s own drum


Copyright © 2020 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.






all glory

January 14, 2020


all glory honor and praise
belong to You my Lord
as i walk thru this maze
called life
struggling all of my days
to honor You in strife
and in all the many ways
i engage the worldly horde
to bring glory to Your name
with words spoken of Your fame
and Your creator’s claim
on every living soul
living under Your control
ready to give You all the praise
throughout all my waking days
as You require
and i desire
in all that transpire
here on earth
for what it’s worth
amidst the dearth
of Godly souls


Copyright © 2020 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.






a wicked heart

January 12, 2020


a wicked heart’s foolish at best
with hatred driving her dark quest
languishing lost along the way
looking for ways to win the day
seeking after an unknown god
to help win her anglo-jihad
walking across the land to claim
the deadly darkness for her fame
and victory over her foes
striking her god’s powerful blows
upon the heads of innocence
falling to their knees in silence
relinquishing their liberty
forced into lasting poverty
when a wicked heart’s in control
with wicked henchmen on patrol
chasing goodness into a hole


Copyright © 2020 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.







January 10, 2020


freedom believes the guarantee
a right fought for on land and sea
fighting tyranny way back then
so people say again Amen
publicly worshipping their God
without needing to think it odd
when so many others fight back
against Godliness they attack
hoping to shut up those who speak
in favor of one God to seek
in a world where freedom’s now bleak

true freedom’s gift for everyone
who believes the work of the Son
in faith’s loving adoration
hating evil’s contemplation
demeaning God’s reputation

true freedom loves beyond measure
believing in God’s good pleasure
offering freely God’s treasure
sharing the truth with everyone
good news so the race may be won

true freedom enters the battle
ignoring the worldly prattle
ready to defend and obey
the Lord of Glory every day
showing goodness along the way


Copyright © 2020 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.







January 8, 2020


walk with me
and talk with me
as i set my sights on tomorrow
letting go of all past sorrow
for the memories passing by
with never more than a sigh
trying to remember why
i sought not fame nor fortune
listening to my heart’s favorite tune
playing soulful songs
wanting to right evil’s wrongs
every time i see evil on the rise
wearing his pleasant evil disguise
showing himself with many lies
and cries of destruction
speaking words of induction
into his army of affliction
forcing evil’s dark restriction
on the greatest constitution
governing the greatest institution
offering freedom and liberty to all
willing to heed the nation’s call
to make America great again
encouraging goodness to stand up when
deceitfulness rears its ugly head
trying to create its wanton dread
wanting to destroy all Godliness dead

so arise tomorrow
to walk a road that’s narrow
righting all of evil’s wrongs
speaking truth to the throngs
waiting to hear the Messiah’s words
speaking love to the herds
setting their hearts ablaze
offering Jesus all their praise
following Him all their days
ending all the sorrow
starting tomorrow


Copyright © 2020 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.







January 6, 2020


i’ll remember all of my days
walking in my God’s precious ways
not knowing why He touched my heart
with His grace to set me apart
lighting ablaze my humble soul
with all His goodness in control
making me His grateful steward
to guard His gift moving forward
protecting all He’s provided
while in His love i’ve abided
and decided to hold tightly
while walking in His grace rightly
His light shining thru me brightly


Copyright © 2020 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.






in His love

January 5, 2020


may the Lord’s hand be upon you
allowing goodness to accrue
leading you to the promised land
where in eternity you stand
as the Father has always planned

continue then to Him obey
so His light lead you on your way
shining through you into darkness
speaking boldly in the starkness
exalting you in your weakness

arise and walk in His Spirit
and His humbleness inherit
talking to Him all the day long
knowing that to Him you belong
singing loudly your heart’s love song

speak of His precious gift aloud
His blood shed for salvation vowed
knowing your sin He took away
standing by your side every day
so in His love you always stay


Copyright © 2020 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.






God’s treasure

January 3, 2020


do you know God’s gifted treasure
intended to bring life pleasure
struggling to live life together
connected by your heart’s tether
joined by God as husband and wife
one man and one woman for life
learning to accept each other
Christ’s heirs as sister and brother
so use not love to judge your spouse
blaming them in God’s gracious house
for they too are made in God’s love
to comfort your soul from above
two souls in tender love’s embrace
sometimes fighting for ego’s place
hoping not to God’s love disgrace


Copyright © 2020 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.






pushing boundaries

January 2, 2020


pushing boundaries all the time
young ones hear not the ringing chime
warning them of the coming ledge
danger approaching mountain’s edge
unstopped by God’s protective hedge

a little girl thinks she knows best
putting her mother to the test
intent on getting her own way
with crying tantrums on display
causing her mother such dismay

she’s a beautiful little girl
who loves to always spin and twirl
singing happy songs quietly
and movie lines accurately
like her mother passionately

she loves to draw pictures all day
and even giving some away
grandpa hanging them on the wall
thinking them to be best of all
hoping his love she will recall

emotions jumbled in her heart
trying to learn her proper part
in family life’s ups and downs
listening to anger’s sad sounds
wanting her parents back in bounds

she understands not how life works
exposed to all its common quirks
lurking in her hidden spaces
not able to see love’s traces
showing up in parents’ faces

the day will come when she knows all
about how relationships fall
recalling how her parents’ love
was stronger than an ego’s glove
knit together by God above


Copyright © 2020 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.






bless you

January 1, 2020


may the Lord bless you this new year
filling your heart with Godly cheer
shining His light upon your path
helping to avoid evil’s wrath
directing you to go His way
keeping you holy every day
giving you peace to call on Him
so your cup runs over its brim
with His love lifting you on high
when to His word you will comply
and on eagle wings you will fly


Copyright © 2020 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.







2019 Posts



this year ends

December 31, 2019


this road meanders thru the trees
looking for this life’s gentle breeze
blowing in from turbulent seas
seeking the face of God’s decrees
and my Holy God to appease
following His commands with ease
with Holy Spirit guarantees
as this year ends and quickly flees
along with evil’s adoptees


Copyright © 2019 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.






dwelling here

December 30, 2019


the Spirit of God’s dwelling here
filling my heart with Godly fear
so thankful for Your faithfulness
filling me up with gratefulness
for all that You’ve done in my life
protecting me from worldly strife
encouraging me to pursue
all Your goodness my heart knows true
showing my neighbors all Your love
so it’s You they always think of
and know that Godly love exist
and with affection they’ve been kissed
leading them to His Holy light
shining through in the darkest night
God’s Spirit shining very bright
imposing His Holy constraints
dwelling here with His chosen saints


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December 29, 2019


decency has been stripped naked
stomped upon by all the wicked
who hate everyone different
and who love the belligerent
and those who are vociferant
about people’s innocent deeds
not following the lib’ral creeds
plunging the world into darkness
creating an ugly starkness
with socialism’s appeal gone wild
and everyday goodness reviled
and civility forgotten
and caring love misbegotten
by a rottenness in the heart
forcing decency to depart


Copyright © 2019 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.







December 26, 2019


wherefore silence screaming aloud
only heard by people endowed
with special understanding here
knowing it’s the Lord we must fear
listening for His still small voice
in His love we always rejoice
listening to His faithful speak
about His glory for the meek
and gratitude for Jesus’ heart
for salvation He does impart
following closely every day
His commandments show us the way
heaven bound forever to stay


Copyright © 2019 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.







December 25, 2019


faith’s the defender of my heart
protecting against every dart
sailing in from unseen quarters
attacking God’s sons and daughters
walking through the parting waters

faith defends against violence
with calmness in the turbulence
life brings about from day to day
looking to lead goodness astray
hoping to make God’s faithful pay

faith shines a light in the darkness
removing all the world’s starkness
a light shining through His servant
walking in His Spirit fervent
and within His ways observant

faith remaining hidden unseen
desire only God’s goodness glean
showing how to obey His will
and His every command fulfill
and in the world hope to instill

faith begins when my soul believe
and to the Lord my heart does cleave
grieving for my sinful actions
forgiven for sin’s retractions
in my world of interactions

faith’s a gift of God’s good pleasure
in the world a precious treasure
beyond measure from Him above
alighting in me with His dove
making me complete in His love


Copyright © 2019 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.






long ago

December 24, 2019


once upon a time long ago
everyone would godliness sow
speaking fondly to each other
never condemning a brother
when only caring did abound
in all of God’s creation found
stories speaking of His glory
wanting all to know His story
knowing that life’s transitory

today however things have changed
and attitudes have rearranged
when people think only of self
and the bible’s kept on a shelf
and arrogance kept at the fore
entering in through open door
speaking words dripping with contempt
and hatred to goodness preempt
and godlessness innocence tempt

now exists a daily sorrow
looking for the coming morrow
praying we return to caring
to a time people loved sharing
daring to love one another
a simple love for a brother
struggling with life to overcome
the sound of Satan’s beating drum
wanting only God’s word to plumb


Copyright © 2019 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.






starry night

December 22, 2019


a starry night lights up Your face
lighting up every hidden place
speaking words only goodness hear
when looking up to God endear
raising up the children You love
showing them Your grace from above
shooting stars from Your creation
swell my heart with adoration
seeing the moon smiling at me
as i patiently wait for Thee
never knowing the day or hour
You return in Godly power
coming with Your heavenly host
to take home those You love the most
giving to us Your Holy Ghost
telling people to love Your Son
’cause He’s the only promised One
the bible spoke of long ago
so from the garden we would know
all of Your loving affection
sharing Your Holy perfection
stories told by heaven and earth
starry night confirming His birth


Copyright © 2019 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.







December 19, 2019


why do you continue lying
and doing your backroom spying
denying all your enemies
thinking them all to be dummies
creating many distractions
and falsified interactions
about a sitting president
with a dangerous precedent
of an illegal impeachment
written on a secret parchment
written with invisible ink
pushing politics to the brink
forcing your colleagues to follow
into your pigsty to wallow
leaving them bereft and hollow
forced to vote the way you require
to enforce your dark heart’s desire
because you lost an election
and for the next want protection
for your very own candidate
and power to consolidate
hoping to remain relevant
hoping to goodness circumvent
to rape and pillage a nation
with socialism’s constipation
intent on destroying all good
stealing all the riches you could
before everyone will awake
realizing you’re on the take
ready to make the people bow
and their liberty disavow
tearing down the constitution
never making restitution
for being Satan’s puppeteer
of all the lying spoken here


Copyright © 2019 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.






brotherly love

December 18, 2019


where now has brotherly love gone
and why has goodness been withdrawn
absent from the public forum
living life without decorum
speaking words to corral the herds
listening to the singing birds
draining goodness from a nation
using lib’ral education
knowing that God commands love first
but blaming Him for power’s thirst
and why they follow when coerced
with malice living in their heart
ready to tear the world apart
by leading goodness far away
with the politics of the day
the politics of deception
to darken people’s perception
about loving every neighbor
even when he wields a saber


Copyright © 2019 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.







December 16, 2019


if you will hear God’s voice today
listen to what He has to say
in the silence He’s now speaking
about the glory you’re seeking
when selfishness always comes first
and for money you always thirst
and how you provoke God to wrath
tempted by evil in your path
believing you can do all things
all to which your simple heart clings
regardless of consequences
strengthening all your defenses
against attack from every side
confident in your growing pride
ignoring all the words He speaks
from within a heart evil seeks
keeping you walking in darkness
unable to fight off weakness
when bleakness overpowers you
sending you to evil pursue
with malice in your darkened heart
to do that which you think so smart
walking in unbelief apart
turning your back on salvation
from God who loves His creation
so you cannot enter His rest
when His Son you never confessed
thinking yourself truly clever
stuck in unbelief forever


Copyright © 2019 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.






a poet’s pen

December 14, 2019


simple thoughts from a poet’s pen
flowing forth from a fragrant glen
painting pictures serenely done
telling stories with loaded gun
written rhymes from a thinking mind
when speaking of a world declined
never knowing goodness and truth
resisting answers from a sleuth
stories from a poet’s rafter
encouraging rumbling laughter
at the progressive’s disaster
thinking they’re the people’s master
never needing God’s direction
or ever people’s affection
and never godly reflection
but always pushing to the fore
the simple things the libs adore
giving a poet food for thought
pointing out the evil they wrought
and left leaning hatred they taught
to bring America to naught


Copyright © 2019 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.







December 12, 2019


patience will have its perfect way
waiting upon my Lord today
to comfort my tribulations
with my godly contemplations
of all my past expectations
and my human limitations
resting in the hope of glory
God’s protection in His story
from the beginning to the end
the lovingkindness of a friend
laying aside all of my sin
fighting fleshly battles within
giving me patience for His win


Copyright © 2019 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.







December 11, 2019


the bible tells me sin’s evil
hiding in me most primeval
the devil’s puppet hating good
doing everything that it could
to lead me away from goodness
involving me in wickedness
until the time my eyes opened
and something wonderful happened
something i never imagined
when sin had had its perfect way
and there was nothing i could say
to the God of all creation
touching me with His salvation
and His godly renovation
with His Spirit’s activation
of my love for Him forever
in Him i’m now a believer
forgiven for sin’s behavior
a new creature for my Savior
seeking His face in every way
vowing always to Him obey


Copyright © 2019 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.






the heart

December 10, 2019


some say the heart wants what it wants
no matter who it need be taunts
every day searching the terrain
for anything it might attain
chasing after the heart’s desire
unwilling to let itself tire
even if it need be conspire
with darkness pride begins to grow
and hatred evil always sow
in the depths of a searching soul
wanting only its rightful role
in a world of its own making
regardless of how it’s aching
or causing another’s quaking
to always be the one taking
forsaking all the goodness here
never shedding a single tear
never walking in godly fear
wanting all that the heart holds dear


Copyright © 2019 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.







December 9, 2019


patience inherits the promise
revealing God’s hidden premise
of eternal life in His Son
beginning when the world begun
when Adam and Eve stole power
and humanity they did sour
unable to wait on their God
erecting their foolish facade
wanting His knowledge for their own
knowing good and evil then sown
finally understanding fear
when walking in the shadows here
praying God would again come near


Copyright © 2019 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.






baby T-Rex

December 8, 2019


a baby T-Rex sleeps soundly
dreaming dreams of grampa fondly
remembering the games they played
and all the love that he conveyed
and silly laughing just for fun
learning lessons for life begun
erecting castles to the sky
and spilling dog food on the sly
and spilling water on the floor
opening up the bedroom door
looking to see things hidden there
amidst the warnings to beware
with hugs and kisses grampa share


Copyright © 2019 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.







December 7, 2019


secrets can destroy a nation
when faced with anticipation
and contemplation of its doom
now hidden in the fog of gloom
looming in the darkness coming
listening to silent drumming
spoken in the halls of power
lying words to people cower
and a government to devour


Copyright © 2019 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.







December 6, 2019


hope stands sentry before the tomb
where once the Lord’s promises bloom
with a fragrant smelling savor
of mercy’s salvation waiver
offering His gift of blessing
and forgiveness for confessing
and my Lord’s goodness professing

hope walks with the Lord every day
in the heartfelt thanks that i pray
seeking His face in righteousness
wearing His cloak of graciousness
hoping to see His glory here
when His Spirit’s power comes near
and His saint’s rejoicing endear

hope sings out His gospel message
with words to shine on His visage
when long ago i could not see
that goodness was calling to me
but then His mercy touched a nerve
when sin’s repentance did observe
my soul seeking the Lord to serve

now my hope’s in eternal life
where once i faced the world in strife
seeking greatness for selfish gain
but now hope’s anchor does contain
promises of my redemption
promises of sin’s exemption
heading in heaven’s direction
for the coming resurrection
forever in His affection


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December 2, 2019


obedience to Christ a must
and in all His promises trust
believing He'll do as written
believing as a child smitten
loving Him as He loved you first
and for His blessings always thirst
and His goodness will fill you up
and He will come to with you sup
shining the light of His glory
retelling His loving story
to everyone who will listen
in whom His bright light will glisten
when followers seek to obey
walking in His light everyday
and loving Him in every way


Copyright © 2019 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.







November 30, 2019


anger can turn a soul bitter
seeing that all is not glitter
when listening to people's views
singing sad songs of ragtime blues
following after worldly ways
desperate for secular praise
wanting to set goodness ablaze

anger lives in a wanton heart
where mercy early did depart
and hatred does reside alive
on a throne where evil now thrive
attempting to goodness deprive

anger provokes God to repay
anyone who will not obey
so His goodness may rule the day
with His love always on display
and His saints walking in His way
ready to bless Him everyday
and in His lovingkindness stay


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November 29, 2019


politics will surely deceive
in stories politicians weave
thinking they are invincible
with a way that’s convincible
persuading others they belong
singing their own personal song
driven by a haughty ego
and a well-fitting tuxedo
but do not be fooled by their lies
never knowing their hidden ties
to evil’s disguise of caring
and a heart of darkest daring
and words of deception blaring


Copyright © 2019 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.






thank You

November 28, 2019


thank You for the goodness You share
watching over me with great care
loving me from the very start
putting gratitude in my heart
for You chose me when ignorant
though searching to be different
seeking to find You everywhere
wanting to see You standing there
with forgiveness in Your right hand
and my salvation that You’ve planned
forever walking at Your side
for this life’s rollercoaster ride
and then in heaven to reside


Copyright © 2019 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.







November 27, 2019


the politics of deception
will never make an exception
always staying in character
acting the foolish distracter
and self-appointed protector
and democracy deflector
worshipping at the feet of fame
learning early to play the game
of which opponent to destroy
with deceitfulness to deploy
always chasing after the win
regardless of ungodly sin
to unleash darkness from within


Copyright © 2019 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.







November 26, 2019


the year was sixteen twenty one
when the Pilgrims came to outrun
the religious persecution
of a corrupt institution
seeking evil’s retribution

setting sail from a far country
they escaped church unpleasantry
following all that Jesus taught
loving the Lord God as they ought
and their neighbor in deed and thought

fellow travelers were dying
and husbands and wives were crying
as they searched for ways to survive
to keep all the children alive
and maybe even ways to thrive

never could they endure alone
but were truly not on their own
getting all the help they needed
from the natives when they heeded
and God insured they succeeded

they came seeking faith’s purity
and religious security
to worship Jesus from their heart
following ways He did impart
walking by His side from the start

survival surprised everyone
as did the harvest they’d begun
then they thanked the Lord God aloud
with the first celebration crowd
and before their faithful God bowed

thanksgiving is all about God
so i hope you think it not odd
when i thank Him with my whole heart
knowing He has set me apart
and gratitude never depart


Copyright © 2019 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.






are you ready

November 24, 2019


are you ready to pray today
telling God all you want to say
giving thanks for all that He’s done
since His faithfulness has begun
setting you apart in His Son

praise the Lord with blessings daily
strumming on your ukulele
singing hymns of the Holy One
in whom your salvation’s been won
and forgiveness never undone

worship the Lord with your whole heart
bowing at His feet from the start
honoring Him in all you do
and all His goodness you pursue
and every morning start anew

magnify the Lord of glory
with all His ways laudatory
and glorify His precious name
telling everyone of His fame
so too His goodness they proclaim

thank the Lord for His faithful love
knowing it’s you He’s thinking of
every day you live in this land
living the life for you He’s planned
showing evil you will withstand

offer Him sacrifice of praise
giving Him thanks all of your days
praying for His strong protection
every day of your election
speak to Him with love’s affection

guide me in paths of righteousness
purify me with graciousness
sanctify me to walk with You
and follow in all that i do
and daily Your will i pursue


Copyright © 2019 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.






a thief

November 22, 2019


a thief comes silently to steal
hidden in darkness to conceal
the truth about his presence there
to rape and pillage with despair
and future warnings to beware

neither fence nor locks can defend
whenever evil does descend
removing goodness that is kind
leaving only sorrow behind
for lost tomorrows redefined

mere possessions he cannot steal
for they have never had appeal
passing fancies in darkened night
when only power does excite
to steal a nation without fight

hidden forces demand control
with central power on patrol
and anarchy his final cry
to force opponents to comply
with weapons government deny

how then know we the thief real
when only his effects we feel
watching goodness slowly recede
in distant memories we heed
with our prayers God intercede


Copyright © 2019 by Ken Gilbert. All rights reserved.






evil and good

November 21, 2019


evil and good walk hand in hand
when one sits the other will stand
each needing to have their own way
keeping the other held at bay
but only one leads us astray

evil’s darkness demands to win
disrupting conscience from within
planting seeds that flower in lies
never wanting to compromise
speaking platitudes meant to please
and cut off goodness at the knees
redefining the words we speak
making the P.C. language chic
sounds of doublespeak for the weak

good stands sentry guarding the gate
showing everyone God is great
helping the needy everyday
find a way to goodness obey
telling everyone God’s good news
so people know the truth to choose
receiving His glorious grace
so forgiveness their sins erase
when in faith the Lord they embrace

evil and good stand at the end
when one foolishness will defend
all the way to hell as foretold
and for the other Christ is bold
talking face to face as a friend
as God’s goodness will never bend
watching eternity unfold


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look closely

November 20, 2019


look closely and what do you see
sitting in the midst of debris
sleeping in doorways every night
hiding in alleyways when light
with defecation everywhere
and discarded needles to spare
and a health hazard of despair

so why then don’t people assist
helping the homeless in their midst
find a way to get off the streets
to sleep in a bed with clean sheets
rather than have them rot in place
an eyesore fostering disgrace
humanity without God’s grace

a forgotten people hiding
in plain sight they’re now residing
and no one thinks of providing
hoping someone else helps today
to show God’s goodness on display
if only His saints will obey
chasing homelessness far away


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to the trashed sanctuary cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles






the lib’ral creed

November 18, 2019


a mind is a powerful tool
except when it begins to drool
singing aloud evil’s bleak song
these days of darkness growing long
waiting for perdition to reign
the goal of the lib’ral campaign
about Russia and the Ukraine
singing lyrics of got you now
forced onto your knees to kowtow
however why not fight back hard
playing the Constitution card
asking the Supremes to step in
to fight against evil within
acting out of personal greed
and a huge professional need
to sing aloud the lib’ral creed
so the right will never succeed


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will there come a day

November 17, 2019


will there come a day
when i have said
all i’m going to say
will i finally see red
when freedom’s dead
and buried forever
never able to hope again
but for a resurrection then
showing her living alive
when again America thrive
and patriotism does survive
all the horrific attacks
on the hunched backs
of everyday voters
and political floaters
trying to make a living
giving all
winter spring summer fall
to their friends and families
and for all the homeless indignities
needing to feel the goodness real
so they don’t have to steal
to stay alive
and into heaven arrive
in the good graces
and the sacred places
without dark traces
of the Lord of Glory
living out His story
for eternity
with me
on bended knee


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November 16, 2019


i write rhymes of poetry news
looking for political clues
about evil’s dark intentions
and political inventions
seeking after power and greed
and stealing everything they need
and never to the voters heed
even if elected again
thanking their god with an amen
as a way of paying their dues
making sure they goodness abuse
turning away the one true God
never thinking this very odd
when evil gathers a new squad
and i write rhymes to ride roughshod


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impeachment blues

November 15, 2019


i see you sitting silently
looking at me defiantly
wanting to convince me i’m wrong
that my godly views won’t last long
as your impeachment farce begins
with malevolent lying spins
and high fives and camera grins
trying to convince everyone
of the awful things Trump has done
by improving the people’s lives
with money and jobs that revives
a great economy that thrives
and godly goodness that survives
and will survive homegrown terror
a lib’ral democrat error
thinking they can steal a country
with lying pomp and pageantry
without everyday due process
or legal inquiry access
to all the lying accusers
and political abusers
and lady liberty losers
intent on destroying the right
even when unable to fight
then disappearing in the night
so the left can push evil’s blight
by the hand of socialism’s might
trying to godliness diffuse
and conservatives to abuse
paying forward their lib’ral dues
singing songs of impeachment blues


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November 14, 2019


people seem to be so confused
with their thinking minds so abused
listening to the mainstream news
and all the leftist lib’ral views
confusing all the innocence
with their lying malevolence
and their impeachment malfeasance
seeking to destroy all goodness
growing their power in boldness
and cloying pleasantness to hide
the hatred of their ego’s pride
taking the nation for a ride
violently to the dark side


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a soaring eagle

November 13, 2019


a soaring eagle roaming free
high above the ocean to see
the coming darkness advancing
with promises of romancing
the left leaning politicians
and the socialist technicians
and the impeachment magicians
wanting to godliness destroy
and prevent goodness to deploy
in the midst of an election
heading in the wrong direction
in dire need of God’s protection
and all of His love’s affection


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a raging lion

November 12, 2019


a raging lion roams the land
seeking to devour all who stand
for all the goodness kept alive
by all God’s followers who thrive
his raging stalks them everywhere
hoping to catch them unaware
lost in their very own despair
forgetting how the Lord protects
everyone His goodness elects
when you resist him everyday
asking God to keep him away
whenever evil comes your way
praising God’s goodness on display


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a dancing bear

November 11, 2019


a dancing bear will stare you down
with never so much as a frown
then chase you wherever you run
and have you for dinner well done
then return to dancing again
before retiring to her den
praising God with a loud amen
singing hymns till she falls asleep
praying her soul the Lord to keep


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a lighthouse

November 10, 2019


i see a lighthouse on a hill
shining ever so brightly still
sending out its warning beware
of the darkness that will ensnare
approaching slowly unaware
encroaching with godless despair

ocean vessels coming going
goods and services bestowing
pleasures for a grateful nation
expressing their adoration
for prosperity’s duration
thanks to Trump’s administration

politicians complaining so
never happy when goodness grow
and when my God begins to show
the seeds of loving goodness sow
setting the voter’s hearts aglow
with everything that goodness know

from rising of the morning sun
to when the setting has begun
God can be seen by everyone
and night declares His glory won
on a Roman cross by His Son
shining light on the Holy One


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the U.S.A.

November 8, 2019


how’s the U.S.A. to survive
with liberty’s freedom alive
when speaking truth no longer free
when the accusers disagree
bemoaning everything aloud
making their handlers very proud
with their lunatic virulence
driven by their rude insolence
expressing anger’s violence

how’s the U.S.A. to survive
when liberty no longer thrive
if lib’rals can take away guns
even the simple handheld ones
protecting a family’s home
from a raging criminal gnome
wanting to add to their treasure
by violence without measure
satisfying evil’s pleasure

how’s the U.S.A. to survive
when liberty we must revive
to stop unwarranted spying
and the gratuitous prying
into everyone’s private life
information already rife
freely collected in the cloud
by online companies allowed
storing the data unavowed

how’s the U.S.A. to survive
when lawlessness in overdrive
ignoring the constitution
creating a revolution
against everything good on earth
chasing after calumny’s worth
unless we prosecute lying
removing evil denying
and left leaning law defying

how’s the U.S.A. to survive
and lady liberty to thrive
and for godly goodness to strive
so true freedom we can revive
and collusion’s lying deprive
destroying the lib’ral left’s hive
so no evil remains alive
never again speaking its jive
when God’s caring in overdrive


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Kafka lives

November 5, 2019


Kafka lives in a D.C. home
where deep state antagonists roam
free to tell fantastic stories
to destroy enemy quarries
transforming evil into good
pretending to care for the hood
supporting them getting ahead
misleading with poverty’s dread
speaking madness into their head

Kafka’s painting a false picture
a narrative of conjecture
where nothing appears as it seems
just images in nightmare dreams
hidden monsters attack at dark
scurrying back into the park
patiently waiting for their mark
taking down goodness on a lark
so godliness will disembark

Kafka transforms reality
into a false morality
with every word spoken aloud
to the left leaning lib’ral crowd
encouraging them to destroy
freedom of speech that does annoy
speaking lies that evil deploy
a narrative that they employ
to take away all godly joy

Kafka lives on the darker side
where only evil does abide
spinning his many fantasies
of life’s little inequities
living in a waking nightmare
warning everyone to beware
of government’s hidden affair
creating everyday despair
desiring to goodness ensnare


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November 4, 2019


decency saunters out the door
tired of seeing the D.C. whore
prancing across the public stage
speaking deceit meant to engage
the normal everyday voter
as the best snake oil promoter
with an offer you can’t refuse
when she sings the mafia blues
forcing you as always to choose
a democracy she abuse
always thinking her brilliance right
leading people into the night
following a socialist’s plight
falling prey to corruption’s blight

decency avoids D.C.’s whore
whose integrity she deplore
trying to start another war
following the darkness once more
slamming shut democracy’s door
with all the evil she implore
with crashing waves coming ashore
to destroy all godly rapport
with the decency she abhor

yet decency stands protected
by everyone unaffected
by her lib’ral lies corrected
when the D.C. whore’s rejected
by conservatives connected
by godly goodness respected
and by God’s kindness perfected


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my God

November 3, 2019


have you experienced my God
or think you this idea odd
what if He’s there for all to see
if only you would bend a knee
and worship Him as He require
setting aside your own desire
wearing only godly attire
praying He set your heart afire

cannot you feel my God’s presence
touching you His peaceful essence
wanting you to hold in His arms
setting off your loner’s alarms
making you feel so loved at last
hoping He could erase your past
and change you into someone new
so now may you goodness pursue

some think my God’s an illusion
for feeble minds a delusion
causing them great consternation
with never an inclination
for supplication before Him
never going out on a limb
never willing to see His good
so always He’s misunderstood

just look around and you will know
He set the stars at night aglow
speaking to you His gentle love
looking at the heavens above
hearing His thunder call your name
the rain His goodness to proclaim
calling you to follow His Son
and daily praise the Holy One


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human life

November 2, 2019


has human life any meaning
when all the world we are gleaning
from our daily social discourse
forgetting the biblical source
and having not any remorse
thinking not ever of recourse
just going along with the force
of evil riding a black horse

human life dances Texas style
boldly going the extra mile
moving forward for a short while
then letting the panic beguile
when calamity strikes the heart
and sanity surely depart
seeing darkness quickly descend
until the coming of a friend

human life has lost symmetry
lacking the grace of poetry
never seeking after love’s rhyme
even in the fullness of time
even when there exists a way
at our disposal night and day
to surrender to the Lord’s love
directing our heart from above


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October 31, 2019


protect me from my enemies
amassing their private armies
wanting to destroy liberty
forcing us into poverty
with self-indulgent piety
and lib’ral notoriety
and lying impropriety
causing me much anxiety

protect me also from my self
to escape my own ego’s elf
wanting not to follow Your ways
seeking only my mental craze
whenever my own heart desire
and only with my self conspire
forgetting how Your piety
can remove my anxiety


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October 29, 2019


danger blows across a country
calling up the Lord’s infantry
getting ready for what’s coming
the sound of tomorrow drumming
the quiet din of soft strumming
the resounding thunder humming
as darkness rolls in with the clouds
covering today in dark shrouds

battle lines are carefully drawn
protecting their flank until dawn
trumpets sound aloud to begin
forcing the enemy within
to hide in the darkness below
where deadly demons overflow
where evil’s altar set aglow
where their defeat the Lord bestow

the Lord’s army never falter
bowing praying at His altar
trusting He gives them victory
as He’s done throughout history
proving He gets all the glory
since He alone writes the story
destroying danger in the end
in a world where the Lord defend


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October 27, 2019


peace pleasantly awaits
while wild passion dictates
the state of affliction
a nation’s addiction
to political lies
dressed in Santa’s disguise
giving presents to all
accepting truth’s recall
drinking morning coffee
with caramel toffee
starting the day out right
with a lib’ral’s delight
in the left leaning knight
fighting for a rewrite
of the constitution
for a revolution
against democracy
and a conspiracy
to destroy all goodness
with socialist madness
and a grievous sadness
for evil’s wickedness
walking in the garden
awaiting a pardon

peace pleasantly awaits
hoping evil abates
when the Lord will step in
and goodness will begin
to wipe away all sin
found on the earth therein
before the world burns up
drinking from the Lord’s cup
for all eternity
ending modernity


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October 26, 2019


is the church a door to heaven
a way to remove all leaven
to purify a life gone wrong
never willing to sing God’s song

how long have you been going there
in God’s presence are you aware
that He’s looking into your heart
for His love to set you apart

have you surrendered everything
and to His right hand do you cling
so His protection covers you
when evil’s lust you do eschew

will you follow all His commands
and make Him Lord as He demands
giving thanks to His precious name
letting Him set your heart aflame

will you follow His every lead
when persecution makes you bleed
knowing always Him will you heed
no matter the path He’s decreed

does your church teach His perfect way
telling how your debt He did pay
how He expects you to obey
abiding in Him every day

when open you your seeing eyes
waiting ’round for His perfect prize
planting goodness for His return
before the world in His fire burn


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October 25, 2019


sanity walks out the back door
looking for a home without war
remembering when long ago
the residents would say hello
ready to comfort each other
father mother sister brother
and friends would put the other first
never needing to be coerced

today’s a different story
everyone seeks their own glory
turning the tables upside down
spurning goodness without a frown
speaking hatred for friend and foe
setting public discourse aglow
while bitterness masks true desire
for power and greed to acquire

people no longer show respect
in person they cannot connect
always speaking their mind online
thinking their comments quite benign
when in fact they are never fine
with words in vitriolic whine
pointing out one another’s faults
wrapped in cloying verbal assaults

no wonder sanity has left
leaving everyone quite bereft
hanging out on the other side
in the background where goodness hide
waiting there for the perfect time
when freedom bells begin to chime
reminding life can be sublime
if only people speak love’s rhyme


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evil’s reign

October 24, 2019


wherefore allow You evil’s reign
with deadly darkness inhumane
knowing sin destroys a nation
ever since the world’s creation

cannot You change our direction
seeking only Your protection
for all the innocence alive
and all the goodness to survive

forgive the Dem politicians
attacking with oppositions
by their many slanderous lies
and unfounded treasonous cries

intervene and make Yourself known
and maybe the Dems will atone
and power’s privilege disown
bowing before You on Your throne


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my heart sings

October 23, 2019


my heart sings to You praise
walking close all my days
my humble soul ablaze
in Your goodness always

my heart sings of Your love
coming down from above
alighting like a dove
when You i’m thinking of

my heart sings a sweet song
of praise all the day long
Your love making me strong
in You my life belong

my heart sings very loud
of Your goodness endowed
my obedience vowed
to always make You proud


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October 22, 2019


sing me a song of love and praise
walking with the Lord all my days
setting my humble heart ablaze
with all the goodness He conveys
showing all the love He displays
serenading all who obeys
following His commands always


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Clinton’s hold

October 21, 2019


Clinton’s hold on Russia firm
though her ties none will confirm
blaming others every time
of collusion’s deadly crime
confusing a challenger
with unsuspected danger
a ploy that’s a favorite
showing how she’s desperate
in search of her importance
her life hangs in the balance
fighting for all she holds dear
wanting only ego’s cheer
atop the pile very clear
not afraid to others smear
willing to get down dirty
taking away liberty
enslaving with poverty
stealing people’s property
replacing their happiness
with left leaning uselessness
all for a chance to win big
for a presidential gig
entering as a dark horse
to be ridden through the course
ridden hard and fast all day
sweaty and tired put away
resting up to steal again
saying to herself amen
lacking a moral compass
integrity on bypass
born to steal an election
to change the vote’s direction
stuffing the ballots once more
walking on those she deplore
at last entering the door
bringing evil to the fore
winning what she thinks her due
finally her world turned blue
even though she leads a coup
bidding all goodness adieu

Clinton’s hold on power sure
though her heart not very pure
killing innocence her lure
following Alinsky’s cure
with human greed her allure
speaking the lib’ral brochure
to everyone reassure

Clinton’s hold on crazy tight
as she fades into the night
with lib’ral thinking her blight
and seeking evil her right
as she for relevance fight
before her eternal plight
humbly standing in God’s sight


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can you see

October 19, 2019


can you see the Lord standing there
His loving heart for you laid bare
can you hear the many waters
gathering His sons and daughters
from the four corners of the earth
believing in Him for new birth
following Him in every way
showing Him how you will obey

can you see the Lord walking near
His light shining on you so clear
knowing how great a love He lives
and to you everything He gives
even shedding His blood for you
so every day you may pursue
the shelter of His mighty wing
listening to songs angels sing

can you trust the Lord every day
His love always showing the way
firmly rooted in His goodness
keeping you from evil’s blindness
and the winds of adversity
exposing life’s necessity
to walk alongside Him closely
and follow His leading wisely

can you deny self to be His
and follow wherever He is
telling others the Lord’s story
showing everyone His glory
removing evil from your life
walking in spiritual strife
suffering in the Father’s love
to reconcile with God above

can you say truly He is first
and for His love you daily thirst
and in His word you are well versed
and in His way you are immersed


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fear very near

October 17, 2019


fear walks silently very near
hiding behind the mind’s veneer
hidden deep within government
swallowing up all discernment
in all the federal workers
and the many goodness shirkers
hanging around for a paycheck
doing the minimum job spec
helping evil round up the good
doing everything that they could
to thwart a sitting president
whose actions are independent
of a government under siege
who pay dues as a loyal liege

fear walks silently very near
when all the Dems begin to cheer
with high fives and a lib’ral song
doing all so evil belong
never thinking they may be wrong
allowing evil to grow strong
by hiding testimony’s lies
with all of their corruption cries
in false Ukrainian stories
and fake Russian allegories
denying impeachment access
to meetings absent due process
forgetting the constitution
in their bloodless revolution

fear walks silently very near
ready with a personal smear
doing all that evil revere
to force goodness to disappear


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goodness waiting

October 16, 2019


goodness sits quietly waiting
for everyone to stop hating
berating all that’s not the left
with spoken words extremely deft
stealing liberty every day
from everyone who cannot pay
replacing it with socialism
first cousin of cannibalism
with the rich devouring the poor
leaving innocence with no cure
never very sure who to blame
and who it was that lit the flame
Obama Schiff Pelosi bare
exposed for all the world to stare
but no one seems to want to care
that evil they will always spare
and goodness is the one they snare
creating maximum despair

goodness sits quietly waiting
for the left to stop their hating
to stop the lies they’re creating
and the evil they’re narrating
without any facts for their cause
seeking only the Dem’s applause
shining a light on their own flaws
in return for people’s guffaws
and the pity of a nation
watching verbal masturbation
hoping for Dem’s abdication
and freedom’s continuation

goodness sits quietly waiting
watching evil’s dark debating
praying for the end of hating
and the end of Dem’s berating


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honor You

October 15, 2019


i want to honor You
in everything i do
in everything i say
twenty four hours a day
in everything i think
keeping my mind in sync
with every word You taught
and in Your goodness sought
doing all that i ought
fighting what evil’s wrought


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crashing waves

October 14, 2019


crashing waves on the shore
infantry bringing war
attacking with fervor
destruction to savor
setting things in motion
with evil’s devotion
to all that’s never good
doing all that it could
to distract people’s eyes
ears hearing silent cries
of all the innocence
and all with a grievance
praying for God’s relief
in the midst of their grief
a government gone wild
with all goodness reviled

the people disapprove
trying a countermove
to all evil remove
to lawfulness improve
in the next election
changing the direction
to follow perfection
with godly affection
and lib’ral rejection
for people’s protection

crashing waves on the shore
open salvation’s door
for those goodness adore
wanting love and not war


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two hearts

October 13, 2019


two hearts beating as one
together with the Son
two hearts ever entwined
can never be confined
to this reality
this life’s mortality
when love is forever
a lifelong endeavor

two inseparable
two lives memorable
two most desirable
and quite pleasurable
throughout eternity
two hearts in unity
leaving modernity
for God’s serenity
in His tranquility
and our humility

forever together
through inclement weather
and the bright shining sun
knit together as one
in the light of our Lord
our eternal reward

two hearts beating as one
can never be undone


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October 11, 2019


the evening train departs
moving in fits and starts
stopping along the way
on the commute ballet
traveling underground
taking people homebound
to family and friends
as a perfect day ends
in north California
the land of mania
and lib’ral lunacy
for the Dems legacy
bankrupting the whole state
without any debate
’bout outlawing chainsaws
as air pollution’s cause
to the people’s guffaws
and the lib’ral’s applause
turning off the power
so no one can shower
or read a best seller
or visit a teller
holding people hostage
in financial bondage
for more taxes today
as services decay
thanks to conspiracy
lib’ral idiocy
hypocrisy ruling
a legacy drooling
for more power and greed
swollen coffers to feed
sheeple to lead astray
socialism’s perfect way
to the valley of death
for all taking a breath
except politicians
and greedy morticians
taking care of their own
following Al Capone
protecting the green gnome
under evil’s dark dome


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love indeed

October 9, 2019


my Lord’s amazing love
coming down from above
to touch my grateful heart
with true love to impart
every day i’m alive
seeking You to survive
and my soul to revive
with discernment to thrive
every day of my life
in peacefulness and strife
and goodness to pursue
with Your love to accrue
dying to self anew
loving me as You do
awaiting Your return
when all evil will burn
and all goodness proceed
as forever decreed
for all who have agreed
to my Lord love indeed


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green gnomes

October 7, 2019


walking through catacombs
surrounded by green gnomes
living in ancient homes
reading archaic tomes
of long lost explorers
worthy adventurers
treasure discoverers
and old world plunderers
taking all they wanted
traveling undaunted
across the ocean blue
with a world to pursue
and trinkets to accrue
from places found anew
writing their own story
of their captured quarry
for their king and country
with pomp and pageantry

reminiscing green gnomes
living in ancient homes
hearing adventure call
going over the wall
to go out on their own
in search of the unknown
together and alone
excitement to be sown
peril to overcome
and heroes to become
drinking the pirate’s rum
follow the beating drum
wherever it leads them
after gold and mayhem
and every precious gem
and goodness to condemn
misleading innocence
with social reticence
against powers that be
in the land of D.C.
and all who disagree
with the left’s loud decree
to destroy all that’s right
attacking in the night
with death and destruction
the green gnomes’ seduction
of everything that’s good
for people’s livelihood


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impeach a president

October 5, 2019


impeach a president
setting a precedent
the future will revile
an official trial
without any substance
just lying malfeasance
and the Dem’s indulgence
ending in violence
perpetrated against
America incensed
about left leaning lies
and whistleblower cries
of improprieties
and dead societies
with new varieties
of fear’s anxieties
created by the left
devotedly bereft
of normal emotions
fomenting commotions
with lunatic lotions
and the devil’s potions
spilling onto the floor
running under the door
planning for the battle
killing all the chattel
against Trump’s impeachment
and evil’s encroachment
upon a government
losing its discernment
with never a comment
for illegal movement
to overthrow the good
installing what they would
to take over control
creating a death toll
a lost institution
the law’s devolution
social execution
without absolution
a new revolution
kill the constitution
finally and at last
forever now recast
in the lib’ral image
of slaughter and carnage
expressly created
even though postdated
showing goodness hated
and the law negated
by leftist lib’ral ties
made up fantasy lies
about a president
a white house resident
extremely confident
results self-evident
knowing what he’s doing
with goodness accruing
for America’s good
though he’s misunderstood
by the lunatic fringe
on power’s feeding binge
causing people to cringe
and for God to impinge
on the hardened elite
on the way to defeat
for their active deceit
and uncontrolled conceit
against Americans
against republicans
of a once great nation
with Dem’s constipation
focused on elation
and good’s amputation
before everyone balks
at political talks
where the lib’ral left squawks
and the Dem’s support walks
trying to scorch the earth
to reacquire their worth
on the way out the door
at war forevermore


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the whistleblower

October 3, 2019


the whistleblower lies
about his slimy prize
against president Trump
creating treason’s jump
with solicitations
foreign delegations
and lying donations
of bad explanations

Schiff and Pelosi fume
anger always consume
rational behavior
looking for a savior
to destroy Trump today
with whistleblower’s say
and evil heart’s display
leading people astray

contemplations abound
about what’s truly found
yet impeachment talks start
based on lies they impart
coup d’état in motion
based on dark devotion
and Alinsky’s notion
to follow emotion

commotion continues
crying the lib’ral blues
left leaning barbecues
with hamburgers and booze
defining the attack
stabbing Trump in the back
throwing truth down the crack
for government’s hijack

the whistleblower sings
songs about unsaid things
made to tell a story
removing all glory
of a future that’s sure
causing Trump to endure
against evil’s allure
with God’s goodness secure


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love the Lord

October 2, 2019


love the Lord O my soul
seek Him in the morning
Him alone i extol
for my heart’s true yearning

seek Him and hate evil
and He will deliver
calming all upheaval
as my faithful giver

do justly love mercy
walk humbly with my God
ceasing controversy
removing my facade

love Him with all my heart
praise the Lord of glory
love will never depart
from my lifelong story

love the Lord O my soul
seek Him in the morning
loving Him my one goal
giving life its meaning


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September 28, 2019


today’s politicians
with selfish ambitions
change the definitions
of spoken emissions
lib’ral depositions
without inhibitions
in lying renditions


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September 28, 2019


hope sets the heart ablaze
striving for better days
imagining a life
devoid of any strife
a life never ashamed
when truth’s being proclaimed

hope remains in God’s hands
and goodness He commands
even in D.C.’s swamp
with their illegal stomp
on a president’s rights
in political fights

hope cannot weaponize
nor does it recognize
political outcomes
and it never succumbs
to evil’s witnesses
and lying mistresses

hope can wash it all clean
destroying those who preen
loving all those who dream
that Godliness redeem
with offered righteousness
and God’s own graciousness


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September 28, 2019


snow’s falling
winter’s near
cold’s calling
wind’s austere


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lib’ral lies

September 27, 2019


today liberty cries
oppressed by lib’ral lies
about a president
a white house resident
doing all he promised
fighting the communist
our very own Pravda
with lib’ral agenda
and lying journalists
and fake news columnists
now lying to impeach
goodness that now beseech
America’s voters
and illegal floaters
that their increased wages
are the best in ages
and unemployment rates
leave no room for debates
how America’s great
even though Dems irate
about new business growth
with development’s oath
to bring production home
regardless of Dem’s tome
condemning all he’s done
and the battles he’s won
and greatness created
and evil negated
with markets elated
and losses abated


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liberty cries

September 26, 2019


today liberty cries
oppressed by lib’ral lies
blocking goodness that stands
against evil’s demands
for the constitution
for the persecution
of all our citizens
and anti-partisans
holding liberty tight
enduring freedom’s fight
until honor’s restored
and the evil’s abhorred
by everyday people
at the D.C. steeple
praying for the goodness
and the loving kindness
to return to the fore
of politics once more
walking in the front door
to destroy lib’ral lore
hijacking our congress
shutting down all progress
spewing left leaning lies
amidst their battle cries
for rampant destruction
and voter seduction
for social disorder
democracy’s hoarder
against truth and justice
preventing armistice
never moving forward
no matter how awkward
for people of the land
willing to take a stand
wanting to restore good
everywhere that they could
fight against the evil
preventing upheaval
returning to our roots
with liberty’s fine fruits
for every citizen
and city denizen
fighting to stay alive
for goodness to survive
and happiness to thrive
when liberty arrive
unobstructed for good
never misunderstood
in every neighborhood
and in every back wood


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September 22, 2019


revolution’s coming
listen for the drumming
very long overdue
coming here to pursue
the end of godly days
setting the light ablaze
calling goodness ugly
acting very smugly
drawing lines in the sand
ready to make their stand
to destroy liberty
confiscate property
imprison our goodness
enraging the blindness
of lib’ral lunatics
engaging in politics
as calumny’s lost fool
thinking lying quite cool
in order to destroy
and to goodness annoy
keeping good off balance
persistent petulance
topped off with violence
and verbal flatulence
and Antifa allies
shouting their battle cries
newly minted leftists
militant communists
wanting to hurt and maim
conservative acclaim
creating social fear
attacking from the rear
unseen until too late
when cowardice abate
and social disorder
fighting so much harder
to disrupt a nation
with evil’s elation
wanting to rearrange
everything they think strange
in the constitution
and the institution
we call the U.S.A.
with freedom on display
and justice every day
protecting people’s way
pursuing happiness
maintaining readiness
to put down injustice
evil’s deadly practice
to destroy any good
approaching now that could
hurt the revolution
with God’s retribution
giving the perfect chance
for goodness to advance


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September 20, 2019


Iran’s seeking evil
wanting world upheaval
their malicious actions
cause global distractions
with terror they create
and violence and hate
throughout the Middle East
becoming satan’s beast
removing all debate
awaiting caliphate
to conquer every day
ruling those gone astray
and killing all the rest
showing the world her best
filled with deadly power
so the people cower
before Iran’s ruler
a fate much crueler
than ever imagined
from an evil legend
stories from long ago
darkness the world did sow

can you see now oil fields
burning away their yields
attacked by drones at dawn
by a terrorist pawn
of Iran’s government
in order to ferment
with evil’s dark intent
and violent consent
to destroy the world’s ease
by deadly devotees
against Trump’s U.S.A.
and goodness they display
fighting against darkness
and religious starkness
imposing more sanctions
for death’s misdirections
to make the world better
living by the letter
of the true God above
showing the world His love
coming on eagle’s wings
with all that goodness brings


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September 17, 2019


here come the candidates
speaking in the debates
about everything free
paid for by you and me
creating feudal slaves
living in barren caves
with nothing for ourselves
but poverty’s bare shelves
giving out free healthcare
to illegals who dare
to enter a nation
for free compensation
and medicare for all
with abortions on call
murdering innocence
without any pretense
of following God’s ways
during these darkest days
including free college
for those wanting knowledge
of ways to get much more
from those that they abhor
with vitriolic speech
and the hatred they teach
for the constitution
and the institution
wanting to throw it out
with a violent shout
seeking after power
in order to devour
all of greed’s benefits
for ruling hypocrites
without any limits
for these far left misfits
thinking they know what’s best
for a nation once blessed
in which evil’s confessed
and darkness has possessed
destruction’s burning fire
for a funeral pyre
cleansing away goodness
and heavenly kindness
’til the end of the age
when the Lord sets the stage
ending our history
His final victory
ending modernity
for all eternity


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September 16, 2019


leftist lib’ral hopefuls
smoking the best pipefuls
of strong progressive weed
thinking up ways to lead
the people far away
from goodness every day
singing socialism’s tune
howling at the full moon
about leftist virtues
that sanity eschews
to bring on destruction
liberty’s abduction
and freedom’s seduction
by the law’s obstruction


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September 13, 2019


listening to you cry
not knowing why
hurts my heart
down to the deepest depths
of my soul
always on patrol
to protect you
in this fallen world

i would do anything
to take away your pain
to move it from you to me
so i could see
you smile at me again
showing me
you’re happy
to see me
and play with me
once more

i miss the silly games
we play
every day
when we’re together
and i miss watching
how you learn
to play the tablet apps
i installed just for you
and your sister
playing the piano
popping the balloons
making the stars laugh
and spin around
making the farm animals
sing their natural tunes
watching you dance
to the baby shark tune
every time you hear it
and especially
looking over
to see you sitting
in my special chair
saying with your eyes
and with your smile
i got to it first


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September 11, 2019


walk with me through this land
once prosperous and grand
ever living life's threats
from overwhelming debts
without regrets back then
when following life's ken
through a rolling meadow
setting the green aglow
walking up to the trees
feeling the growing breeze
blowing ferociously
and quite precociously
toward the wooded edge
of a thousand foot ledge
where decisions are made
whether or not afraid
of the consequences
of faulty defenses
for an economy
living on alchemy
to prevent destruction
or foreign abduction
or manipulation
causing aggravation
for all of her people
at the altar's steeple
praying for peace and rest
from the turmoil confessed
to hurt the U.S.A.
leading her far astray
by left leaning elite
politicians replete
with vitriolic hate
not allowing debate
about the destruction
and evil obstruction
of a once great nation
evil's coronation
of democracy's death
by socialism's foul breath
blowing through the attic
winds very erratic
changing our history
revealing mystery
of a future to come
pounding the lib'ral drum
when everyone's oppressed
and goodness dispossessed
from all the downtrodden
with their feet unshodden
devoid of divine hope
at the end of their rope
in the late afternoon
of the final full moon
receding forever
from the left's endeavor
to overwhelm goodness
with the deadly madness
of left leaning starkness
and unending bleakness


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September 10, 2019


i was sitting around
enjoying living life
when all of a sudden
out of the blue one day
up crawled a little girl
with a pretty brown curl
gently touching my heart
until it opened wide
touching her back with love
and with gentle caring
daring to let her in
when to my amazement
she has been so very
loved and cherished by me
from that very day on
residing in my heart
set apart forever

then came another day
when unexpectedly
while writing a poem
about a little girl
with a pretty brown curl
i cried aloud shazam
noticing suddenly
up crawled a little boy
with a whole head of curls
and he touched my heart too
surprising me again
when my heart opened more
than i could ever know
or ever imagine
and i let him in too
feeling the greatest love
residing in my heart
anyone ever felt
for two beautiful kids
smiling up at their gramps

we three played together
building lego castles
reaching up to the sky
and driving wooden trains
until two of them crashed
and racing little cars
until one went flying
over the table edge
and tickling and hugging
'til giggles could be heard
loudly across the town
and when they subsided
and our love collided
and to my amazement
i found out once again
both have been so very
loved and cherished by me
ever in unity
spending time together
with their fun loving gramps


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September 4, 2019


when i was a young man
i walked through Xanadu
to see what i could do
to see reality
in the darkest caverns
down to a sunless sea
where once morality
stood with integrity
to make a difference
in a world gone crazy
and its people lazy
overflowing with rage
with the coming of age
called now modernity
the obsession of self
shunning normality
for sensuality
and the duality
of hatred living out
violence with a shout
calling for destruction
of the constitution
and the institution
created from the first
to be the very best
loving the rule of law
helping our brothers more
from sea to shining sea
the one and only kind
without a replica
the great America
the greatest land of all


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September 3, 2019


i have an important question
that’s been on my mind forever
something’s been in my possession
thinking i might be quite clever
with an ingenious obsession
that’s become my great endeavor

my eyes have been opened to see
goodness and truth in everything
knowing always that they will be
seen when reality will sing
and hearing will i soon foresee
the coming of destiny’s King

my heart dances for good given
when my soul forever was lost
grateful then was i forgiven
when unable to pay the cost
then became my new life driven
to Jesus’ cross from pentecost

today walk i along His path
clearly before me set anew
but still do i the same old math
asking questions few ever do
why fallen not i to God’s wrath
and why my soul His good pursue

now know i all His good pleasure
when chosen at first long ago
to set aside human measure
and set ablaze old ways aglow
and store in heaven great treasure
but never will i answers know


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U.S.A. rising

September 2, 2019


how measure we today’s success
when jobs can be had in excess
and taxes no longer oppress
and families survive distress
without Obama’s healthcare mess
overcoming the pettiness
when U.S.A. rising God bless


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sunshine rising

September 1, 2019


morning light shines brightly aloud
speaking soul to the waking crowd
chasing away the darkened cloud
covering the world with a shroud
to offer godliness endowed
for everyone chosen allowed
when sunshine rising never cowed


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darkness rising

August 31, 2019


nighttime darkness will lead astray
any seeking to find their way
praying for the god of today
the one that calumny repay
when violence will soon betray
any in the goodness ballet
when darkness rising on display


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goodness rising

August 30, 2019


goodness shines upon everyone
since the day the world has begun
open hearts clearly see the Son
with all the goodness He has done
faith in Him has the battle won
follow after the Holy One
when goodness rising darkness shun


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hatred rising

August 29, 2019


will darkness ever have its fill
chasing sanity for the kill
feel good politics does instill
positive praise for evil’s shill
delusion’s madness does fulfill
lib’ral demon’s desire for thrill
when hatred rising blood does spill


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San Francisco

August 28, 2019


San Francisco’s queen of the left
her politics leave her bereft
the city council does not care
if most people live in despair
the mayor seeks fortune and fame
chasing after party acclaim

taxing and spending’s all they know
thinking giving freebies will show
their great concern for people’s lives
hiding the fact that evil thrives
as bankruptcy gets much nearer
and destruction gets much clearer

more billionaires per capita
living on hills with a vista
expensive cars and trophy wives
living their segregated lives
never seeing the underside
where darkness and the homeless hide

homeless run free as animals
the street their private urinals
poop covered sidewalks everywhere
but cleaning up no one will dare
needles strewn about with litter
leaving the residents bitter

everyone living there’s afraid
feeling the problem is homemade
never corralling the homeless
allowing them to drift aimless
blocking streets and doorways all day
sidewalk bandits to chase away

a lost sanctuary city
setting aside civility
letting all illegals roam free
even when a criminal spree
robbing killing maiming others
mothers fathers sisters brothers

a tale of two cities in one
divided since darkness begun
with politics of destruction
fallen prey to greed’s abduction
praying to the god of power
at the foot of Sauron’s tower

the best of times were long ago
when happiness began to grow
outdoor concerts captured the heart
knowing tourists would not depart
riding trolley cars up the hill
to hear poets speak of love’s thrill

today’s become the worst of times
when government commits the crimes
killing off any goodness found
allowing darkness to abound
peace and love no longer exist
with bleeding hearts within their midst


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New York City

August 23, 2019


New York City sits east of hell
but no one living there can tell
familiar darkness seen at noon
when street beggars begin to croon
picking pockets with hidden words
while watching the scurrying herds

homeless sleep in darkened doorways
awaiting hope to change their days
when desire demands they do drugs
pushed on innocence by street thugs
they are captive to past sorrow
seeking a better tomorrow

land of dreams not always achieved
when her magic always believed
false hope grabbing hold of actors
seeking plays with benefactors
poets of desire read aloud
to a sixties coffeehouse crowd

now social leftist policies
based on destructive fantasies
allow illegals to run free
on a robbing and killing spree
and protect them from ICE patrols
keeping them safe in hidey-holes

taxing everyone rich and poor
spending another’s money sure
fees fees and more fees a disease
levied on innocence to squeeze
every ounce of blood remaining
removing what’s life sustaining

life is a state of disarray
set on leading goodness astray
when its citizens they betray
trying to socialism convey
knowing other cities decay
when following the left’s cliché


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August 20, 2019


wherefore many sing a sad song
chasing after the world today
wanting life’s living to belong
for fame and fortune their cliché

peace and happiness hide unseen
lingering just beyond their reach
sitting patiently in between
the goodness and truth of free speech

hatred rages lost in their heart
determined to destroy all good
never knowing how love depart
or how a mind misunderstood

set you heart to seek after love
knowing there is no better way
to follow after things above
and God’s peace will fill you today

His love song will fill up your heart
overflowing His peace and more
let His goodness your life restart
walking in through heaven’s front door


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traveling sleuth

August 16, 2019


i can ride through the universe
in an old hyperspace mind-ship
following light to write my verse
telling the story of my trip

i can fly to a distant star
in the time it takes to think it
watching distant worlds from afar
to begin to know their spirit

i can travel through a black hole
to see what’s on the other side
sometimes i think i’ll see sheol
or the reason for human pride

nothing can hide from inspection
when following after the truth
nowhere have i found perfection
as a mind-ship traveling sleuth

i keep on looking and hoping
to find more people with goodness
but all i can see is coping
in a heart beset by blindness

people seem the same everywhere
right here or on a distant moon
living loving and longing there
hoping to see sunshine at noon


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forty years

August 11, 2019


forty years today
living love entwined together
when passion had its perfect way
and friendship the years did gather

time quietly began
when first your eyes i did see
knowing the Father’s perfect plan
set down that day before me

love’s knock ever unmistakable
when stepping out from eternity
making known a truth unshakable
living life in loving unity

age may take its lasting toll
but love’s marathon never ends
hand in hand on life’s long stroll
everywhere the Lord’s path wends


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August 10, 2019


wherefore love stand not sentry
over evil’s darkest desire
when death still allowed entry
to consume innocence with ire

cannot love overcome all
if only truth were seen and heard
answering quickly life’s call
to allow not goodness deterred

can love your heart open wide
when feelings no longer abide
commit to God life’s sweet ride
so righteousness may be applied


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August 9, 2019


a presidential election
brings with it moral inspection
of a candidate’s spoken word
never thinking them quite absurd
speaking evil’s misdirection

Dems promise everything for free
stealing for a wild spending spree
with free healthcare for everyone
and free college for sex and fun
in return for your loyalty

Dems blame Trump for shootings today
using cunning your minds to sway
Gilroy El Paso Dayton done
too many murdered with a gun
when hatred has his perfect way

Dems say that blood is on his hands
and that his racist views commands
people everywhere to follow
hidden messages to swallow
when obedience he demands

yet who understands the coldness
of a lib’ral’s lying boldness
believing laws do not apply
and why the rules they do decry
expecting loyalty’s blindness


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heart’s desire

August 4, 2019


tell me of your heart’s desire
do you with the world conspire
worshiping at death’s dark door
wanting not goodness to soar
caught in the socialist mire

hatred now consumes your speech
causing an enormous breach
between you and innocence
never showing reticence
when evil’s boldness you preach

wherefore back you not away
from life’s darkness having sway
driven on by avarice
thinking you’re quite glorious
selling goodness out today

in this life you may not pay
for what’s done this wicked way
making innocence your slave
pushing them back to the cave
then to God what will you say

’cause God wants obedience
not social expedience
when worshiping Him alone
sitting on His golden throne
offering His providence

so then believe on His Son
and forgiveness will be won
confess Jesus as your Lord
with salvation your accord
and be His adopted one

stop your evil speaking now
turn to the Lord with a vow
seeking His mercy and grace
seeking His glorious face
and at His feet you may bow

deny yourself and obey
follow His commands this day
with the sacrifice of praise
He will set your heart ablaze
filling you with love to stay


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life’s terrain

July 29, 2019


the day the sun rose
high in the sky
shining very bright
giving off love’s light
even in the night
was preceded
by half a lifetime
of darkness
and geometric rhyme
trying to climb
out of the darkest depths
of darkness
to the highest heights
of greatness
beyond compare
willing to dare
the trek alone
over life’s terrain
built upon hidden lies
and manifest guise
of my own making
thinking everything
is for the taking
and never breaking
until that fateful day
the sun rose
high in the sky

what can i say
i awoke that day
in pitch black darkness
seeing only the starkness
dancing through my past
hidden deep within a cave
with moonless midnight
all around
to confound
the glorious light
heretofore run aground

i awoke that day
looking for a way out
looking for something
in my middle age life
looking for God
hidden from me
all i could see
is all the wrong places
i have traveled
looking for traces
of peace
and contentment
and a new lease on life
leaving behind the strife
that encroaches
upon every day
the reproaches
that are so easily
tossed around
everyone not found
walking in the presence
of the most glorious light
of the Most High God

and then
that fateful day arrived
thankful i survived
until the sun rose
high in the sky
shining on my soul
and in my heart
lighting up the path
that set me apart
the one and only path
leading directly
to the throne room
of the living God
in heaven above
showering His love
and mercy
and grace
upon me
so that i could see
His face
His majesty
His glory
and the depth of His love
in history’s story
from the creation and the fall
to the final end of it all
before His throne
for all eternity
praising His name
needing neither fame
nor fortune
to stand in His presence
but rather
just the faith
He gave me
to believe
all He has said
and all the love
He has placed
within my heart
so that now
i look forward
to seeing His face
to standing
and walking
and talking
in His presence
all the days
of my life
in eternity
with Him


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July 23, 2019


birthdays come but once a year
bringing with it friendship’s cheer
wishing wells light up desire
for only love to transpire
when tomorrow does appear


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a funeral

July 19, 2019


a funeral marks the end of a life’s time
when death at last claims its rightful toll
when angels sing sorrow’s silent rhyme
and the living realize they have no control

friends and family speak about the past
telling stories about the dearly departed
showing pleasant pictures one life amassed
and the goodness the loved one imparted

celebration stands upon a rooftop
singing a doleful serenade for love
knowing tears of sadness may never stop
until a hurting heart gets help from above

tomorrow everyone goes their solitary way
returning to daily life death cannot command
but the pain of a lost love will never betray
the emptiness inside no one else understand


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July 14, 2019


two hundred forty three years
fighting off totalitarian fears
since America declared herself to be free
from unreasonable taxes on British tea

America’s patriots answered the call
fighting tyranny oppressing them all
casting off malevolence against a nation
removing the boot of despotic occupation

patriots threw the British out for good
forging a new Constitution that could
protect every individual’s unalienable rights
endowed by God as His holy word cites

time has walked slowly down the road
sometimes wending through hell’s abode
when brother had to fight against brother
disagreeing about the rights of another

freedom again sounded the liberty bell
freeing a race under evil’s deadly spell
but reality took another hundred years
answering the call only liberty hears

time marched on to the edge of the divide
with different cultures their values collide
progressive warriors take to the street
desiring unwanted democracy to defeat

from the sixties until today hatred reigns
in the hearts of activists seeking social gains
not knowing the Constitution they corrupt
will destroy the greatest nation they disrupt

everyday people become their hunted prey
forcing them to listen to all that they say
anyone speaking back will be attacked
calling all warriors only evil has backed

out of an evil heart darkness grows
destroying the America everyone knows
out of an evil mouth calumny speaks
confusing innocence with lying techniques

progressive lib’ral anarchist and more
redistribution of wealth they adore
allowing everything illegal to destroy
enslaving the middle class their ploy

socialism communism and hatred abound
true democracy may never again be found
lost forever to ancient history books
whenever a future historian looks

the proverbial handwriting’s on the wall
signaling social devastation of it all
when will goodness send out the call
to gather God’s children to prevent the fall


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sorrow sings a sad song

July 8, 2019


a young boy sits on his bed
in the early afternoon summer sun
his breaking heart filled with dread
silently overwhelming his summer fun

he hides from reality coming nigh
waiting outside his bedroom door
knowing this is a time when he should cry
because what was will never be anymore

all he can do is look up at heaven’s cross
silently asking the Ancient of days
why he cannot cry for this his great loss
when his heart desires more yesterdays

then he hears his grandfather’s voice
comforting him from a long way away
saying this is now a time to rejoice
for his God is with him forever to stay

this is a time that he must be strong
for his grandfather went his appointed way
lifting his heart to the angels in song
remaining in heaven to his doleful dismay

sorrow sings a sad song this day
remembering what was a long time ago
remembering a grandfather who went away
after teaching a young boy to know

God’s sitting on His throne in heaven above
showering goodness with His precious love
putting His arms around His own
comforting sorrow life has grown


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Trump and Iran

June 30, 2019


a cyber warfare technician
sits unwavering at his console
focused on the task at hand
almost ready to send his command
through the high speed wires
into the amorphous cloud
from here to there
stealthily creating despair
at the other end
and then
he finally hits send
trying to upend the enemy
their intelligence gathering network
and their radar intercepts
used to direct their military forces
in the air and on the ground
against everyone
they have found
unwilling to kowtow
to their terrorist activities
and evil proclivities
and blatant hostilities
at home and abroad
thinking everyone should applaud
their standing up to the great satan
a.k.a. America
the land of the free

feigns innocence
as a big fan
of terrorist activities
the inhuman hostilities
of homicidal suicide bombers
used to terrorize nations
into submission
to Sharia eccentricities
and evil proclivities
sponsoring the dismantling
of peace and safety
throughout the Middle East
feeding the devil’s ugly best
threatening to attack America
in response to financial sanctions
freezing the assets of their leaders
terrorist breeders
evil’s defenders
and goodness pretenders
seeking to destroy
even their own

wickedness Iran has grown
and death they have sown
and goodness they bemoan
against all who they call infidels
against all who walk not in the path
of their religious leaders
against all worthy not to live
in their sanctimonious presence
with their acrimonious rhetoric
and erroneous view
of a world craving peace
looking for a new lease
on daily life

let them run free
with his hypocrisy
returning billions in assets
frozen by past presidents
allowing them to seek
after nuclear weapons
capable of
attacking the little satan
the other children of Isaac
capable of
wiping out the great satan
on the other side
of their pharisaical world
capable of
destroying all the infidels
wherever they try to hide
feeding their pride
their original
convert or die
with better

but now there is Trump
who has made the jump
back to reality
and geniality
with his new sanctions
and freezing of their assets
and moving his battle groups
into Iran’s backyard
in nearby waters
setting up quarters
ready to obliterate
the wicked regime
if they decide
to move past
vitriolic rhetoric
deciding to attack
or anything
in the world

has now
put Iran on notice
a peaceful outcome
he can still
get the U.S. forces
in place
ready for war
with the true
children of satan
should Iran take a stand
to force Trump’s hand
to defend America
as planned


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June 23, 2019


out of the goodness in his heart
will a man plant good seeds
out of the darkness in his heart
will a man plant evil seeds

so then by his deeds
can we know a man’s heart
and to whom he belongs
and to whom he serves
all the day long

only goodness
can plant good seeds
only darkness
can plant evil seeds
never to crossbreed

the world’s goodness
is mired
in evil’s weeds

goodness pleads
for mercy and grace
to show His face
to everyone

is the day
to plant
your seeds
of goodness
everywhere you go
it’s time to sow


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an everyday man

June 23, 2019


an everyday man
sits quietly contemplating
all that has transpired
and all he has desired
during his many years
living in this alien culture
with all of its tears
and all of its cheers
and all of the sneers
from all of the people
he has met
walking along his path
faithfully following his math
and his words
and his deeds
planting the seeds
goodness has given him
to use everyday

what can he say
when he encounters people
who want to take it all away
who want to take today
his ability to speak freely
in the public forum
about his desires for America
without being assaulted by
militant activists
devil’s advocates
without decorum
hating everything and everyone
they cannot control
and cannot bend
to their political desires
the burning fires
of socialism
willing to intimidate Americans
and anyone else they meet
with their loud vitriolic chanting
and social justice warrior ranting
planting seeds of social discord
bullying all the everyday people
into keeping quiet
not speaking up
for fear of attack
when they see evil’s injustice
walking openly in public view
destroying freedom and liberty
a precious guarantee due
all Americans

what is the final outcome
they are looking for
in this impending civil war

does tomorrow’s end
really justify today’s means
even in their dreams
and desires for America
to follow democratic socialism
whatever that’s supposed to be

how do we know
who they are
and how far
they are willing to go
and how do we show them
that everyone has a right
to freedom and liberty
and the pursuit of happiness

so when will they stop
causing daily strife
so that American life
can return back to normal
whatever that is


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June 18, 2019


I saw a man walking by
dressed in a long flowing white robe
with blue threads running through it
and small white and blue tassels
dangling from the bottom hem
he had a shock of wavy white hair
and a curly white beard
and his countenance
was glowing godly goodness
from his humble heart

as he came near
i asked him
where are you going
and he said to me
i'm off to meet my destiny
which is waiting for me
somewhere down the road

then he stopped
turning to look at me
his eyes blazing bright blue
and asked
would you like to come with me
maybe your destiny
lies along this very same road

i said
thank you
but i must pursue
my own path
through the obstacles
of this modern day
self-proclaimed utopia
littering the landscape
with darkness
and sadness
and anger
everywhere i turn
knowing i must learn
how best to expose
the deadly darkness
that should not be
and show the people
how to find
godly goodness
waiting patiently
just around the next bend
over the highest hill
under the old sycamore tree

and so
the godly man
continued along the road
he was on
in search of his destiny
and i continued
along the path i was on
telling everyone i meet
where to find godly goodness
that can set you free
to pursue your destiny
free from this life
of encroaching darkness
and deadly starkness
a spiritual sickness
you live in today
walking in bondage to sin
on display
wherever you turn
and then
your heart will burn
for the One
who's always good
always caring
for your soul
calling you
to be whole


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lightning and thunder

June 12, 2019


here i sit
looking out of the window
on this dark and dreary morning
hoping for a new day dawning
surrounded by tall evergreen trees
watching the needles dancing
to the gentle springtime breeze
as the morning sky
turns black as night
clouds in the distance
moving closer
at a rapid pace
lightning flashes
thunder crashes
the dog runs away to hide
afraid of what’s coming
as hard torrents of rain
begin to fall
in wet sheets
littering the streets
with falling branches
from the gusting wind
causing the deer
and the wild turkeys
and the residents
to run for cover
in the arms
of a lover

lightning flashes
thunder crashes
all around
to the sound
of changing times
and unknown rhymes
pushing at the border of reality
with detectable signs
of a lost congeniality
and a godless brutality
in a divided duality
within the confines
of the American nation
with split bloodlines
and unmistakable designs
for self-imposed deadlines
for the coming revolution
against the founding institution
created by the U.S. Constitution
almost two and a half centuries ago

i can clearly see and hear
lightning flashes
thunder crashes
of an undiagnosed conspiracy
waging war
against the American people
and the laws of democracy
a hypocrisy
of calumny
by both houses of Congress
and the chamber of commerce
and the nation’s media
and the california fruit salad
lovingly called social media
for social justice warriors
against conservatives
and libertarians
and fair minded individuals
leaning to the right
to fight for truth
and the American way
that once existed
a long time ago
before progressives
and obsessives
and subversives
took a stand
against godly goodness
in this land
that’s now operating
as the squeaky wheel
trying to steal
for themselves

truth and justice
now sit on shelves
in the back of a locked closet
hidden in the basement
of the U.S. Congress
under the stairs
waiting for repairs
and yet no one dares
to save them
from extinction
where lightning and thunder
cannot be seen or heard
by the innocent herd
of Americans
awaiting word
checking daily
that the storm
has passed
and the skies
are slowly
turning blue


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awake America

June 7, 2019


impeach Trump or lose the majority
losing face in the Dem sorority
drinking the kool-aid about collusion
trading reality for delusion

the left’s leaning in the wrong direction
considering not a course correction
thinking they understand what’s best for all
praying to survive till the final call

Pelosi says people don’t understand
how impeachment an essential demand
now Waters admits to waning support
and Nadler subpoenas every cohort

the British people honor Trump fully
China and Mexico call him bully
imposing tariffs to protect our own
from the destruction that evil has grown

American lives remain not secure
when illegals are the lib’ral’s allure
hidden across the nation for escape
allowed to roam free to attack and rape

all Dems think about is Trump’s behavior
appointing themselves the nation’s savior
playing the shrink about his mental health
hating his charisma and his great wealth

now Pelosi says put him in prison
because his actions are bipartisan
wanting to make a deal with everyone
even the Dems favorite female son

and yet Trump’s loved for the great things he’s done
our economic growth is number one
Obama era regulations killed
for the new wall the military’s billed

now the Dems have a decision to make
continue to portray Trump as a flake
or stand with him showing their greatness too
evil or goodness which do they pursue

lady liberty has never been blind
she sees everything hidden in your mind
she can withstand an attack from without
especially from within without doubt

what’s the outcome of the coming battle
will the Dems still continue their prattle
will the voters see the coming darkness
engulfing the nation in its starkness

awake America to valor’s call
knowing lady liberty stands for all
battle on for goodness to win the day
destroying evil ’round D.C.’s beltway


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in plain view

June 1, 2019


Mueller plays the black pawn
moved around the chess board
in the early morning dawn
by his deep state political handlers
dealers in dark matter incantations
spoilers with rabid expectations
of destroying all goodness
in America

they live in the shadows
hidden from public view
behind a multicultural curtain
of deception
and misdirection
and lib’ral lies
of a not so obvious disguise
of dark glasses
and a bulbous nose
and bushy eyebrows
that become one
when they are manipulating
the truth
in plain view

so now
what’s the nation to do
about Mueller’s unsaid innuendo
which he said quite shakily
to the delusional collisional press
and to the gullible world
to an unheard crescendo
of dramatic music
in the background
found implying
that there is a sealed indictment
against President Trump
which cannot be unsealed
while he is President
but that
Congress can impeach
a sitting President
like was done to Bill Clinton
in 1998
for obstruction of justice
and for perjury

this just stirs
the deep state kettle
of simmering gobbledygook
waiting patiently
for the master manipulators
of the deep state
hiding surreptitiously
behind the curtain
a frequent
vitriolic lightning storm
moving slowly
over D.C. politicians
and political morticians
ready to carve up Trump
like a Thanksgiving turkey
trying to survive
in the murky swamp
gone mad
with their very sad
fake news lies
in a sheepskin disguise
wanting to devise
the demise
of America


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goodness and evil

May 30, 2019


goodness and evil meet in the middle
listening to a gorilla fiddle
tapping his foot to an old sixty’s tune
while a lone unicorn begins to croon

evil moves toward a high mountain top
while swaying to a seventy’s hip hop
throwing dark spells at the D.C. elite
to make them attack the right with deceit

goodness travels to the home of evil
trying to put an end to upheaval
saturating D.C. in bright white light
scattering the darkness of evil’s blight

this battle started at the beginning
when humanity learned about sinning
when Eve was deceived by the evil one
and Adam disobeyed God’s only Son

goodness and evil fight on till the end
when the unicorn will betray her friend
breaking the gorilla’s fiddle for fun
to ensure evil’s reign of terror done


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the end

May 27, 2019


awake O churches for the time’s at hand
to tell the story of the final stand
revealed to Jesus by our God above
and offered to John in visions of love

grace and peace from the victorious One
who was and is and will return when done
warning all the churches the die is cast
knowing Jesus wins the battle at last

washing away all our sins in His blood
giving new life for our goodness to bud
making every believer king and priest
honoring the Father at heaven’s feast

to Him belong all glory and power
His name a refuge and a strong tower
having dominion over all the earth
offering everyone a reborn birth

behold He comes with the clouds of heaven
showing the churches their hidden leaven
every eye will see Him and wail aloud
because they pierced Him as prophets avowed

He’s Alpha and Omega all of time
beginning and ending of life sublime
Almighty God the creator of all
the Prince of Peace forever standing tall

the end of time’s approaching very near
evil’s henchmen fighting against the fear
godly goodness singing a song of cheer
patiently waiting till He reappear


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the clock stopped at 10:04

May 18, 2019


yesterday morning after breakfast
saying a hasty goodbye to his mother
Joe quickly ran out the front door
in search of his horse Promise
who is always waiting patiently for him
at the end of Sandy Lane
she would never complain
when he’s late getting started
on their daily search for bad guys
who were always in disguise
as everyday people
walking along the beech

later that morning
Joe and Promise were on patrol
walking slowly along the beach
at the water’s edge
where a gentle breeze
carries a faint smell of the surf
crashing headlong against the rocks
bringing pleasant memories to mind
of all the times Joe walked here
with his grandfather
who died
a few years ago

they were on a special mission
to find an elusive crew
they needed to subdue
suspected of three recent robberies
of vacationers walking along the beach
where each of the victims
never saw anyone
take their valuables
they just all of a sudden
seemed to disappear from view
before they knew what happened
leaving each frightened
and confused
emotionally bruised
about life’s unseen mysteries

Joe knew
after much contemplation
and frustration
there had to be a simple explanation
for why no one saw anything
but he could surmise
to his own surprise
a simple fact that applies
in this case
that maybe
just maybe
the crew had some special talent
or secret magical elixir
that made them invisible
to the naked eye
of passersby
and if that’s the case
he needs to find a way
to turn the tables
on the robbers
finding a way
to make them visible
so he can stop them
from robbing any other people
ever again

that’s when
Joe and Promise decided
to put their heads together
to find a solution
to this enigma
set before them
to find a way to destabilize
the crew’s invisible disguise
so they can quickly catch them
by surprise

this morning
to his dismay
Joe overslept till noon
along with everyone else
in his house
and then
when Joe finally woke up
he looked at the clock
shocked it said 10:04
but he quickly realized
it had stopped the night before
his alarm
would have gone off at 7 A.M.
and he’d be out the door

Joe and Promise
are back on patrol
trying to maintain control
walking the beach
as they do every day
when all of a sudden
they stop dead in their tracks
seeing what appears to be
a shimmering mirage
off in the distance
with many of the beachgoers
standing around
stone faced
in a trance
looking in
at what appears to be
a small village
of small odd looking homes
built upon a thick sheet of ice
radiating very cold air
for this fair climate
where goodness dwells
and friendliness swells
in the hearts of most

in the middle
of this enigmatic village
they see a dancing polar bear
wearing a pink tutu
spinning and twirling around
to the imaginary sound of music
playing in her mind
smiling a broad smile
for all the people outside
looking in

Joe and Promise
stroll up to the crowd
watching in awe
by what they saw
by the dancing polar bear
who seemed to have
no care in the world
as she spins and twirls
for all the people outside
looking in

when he gets close
he starts asking everyone
he meets and greets
where this village came from
but all they could say is
i don’t know where it came from
but it just appeared out of thin air
from nowhere
in a bright flash of light
at 10:04 last night
which i know is accurate
because my watch stopped
exactly then
and i have been standing here
watching her dance
ever since

Joe thinks to himself
not a coincidence
that all the clocks stopped at 10:04
when this village appeared here
from nowhere

as he and Promise walk up
to the dancing polar bear
dancing without a care
in the world
Joe says
my name is Joe
and this is my horse Promise
what’s your name
where are you from
how far did you come
to appear here
on our beautiful beach

the polar bear stops her dancing
a big smile on her face
glancing at Joe
and says
my name is Anna
and we’re here
because my friends and i
created a special techno weapon
that allowed us to disappear
from the approaching hunters
who have been killing off many
in our village over the years
amidst our cries and tears
and founded fears
we activated the weapon
at 10:04 last night
and here we are
your fair world
of sun and smiles
enjoying the warmth
for a while
until it’s time to leave
for home

Joe thought
i didn’t think that was possible
he asks Anna
will you be able to get back
to your home
are you stranded here
can we come near to help
in any way
and she answers
the techno weapon has been set
for a 24 hour period
so then
at 10:04 tonight
we will return home
along with any of you
who are still in our village
at that time

Anna continues
by the way
when we arrived here
we found two people
who thought they were invisible
sneaking around our village
with their pockets stuffed
with money and trinkets
we only found them
because our device
rendered them partially visible
to us

Joe responds quickly
Promise and i
have been looking for them
for quite a while
they keep robbing people
on the beach
and we need to teach them
that’s wrong to do
in our society
with all the clarity
and charity
we can muster

Anna handed the robbers over
to Joe and Promise
who took them to the local jail
to balance the scale
of justice

later that night
Joe and Promise
and a many other people
from the community
are standing around
outside Anna’s village
saying their goodbyes
with lots of hugs and sighs
wishing them farewell
and Godspeed
and a safe return home
to their world
of snow and ice

at exactly 10:04
just as before
when it appeared
the village disappeared
in a bright flash of light
and all the stopped clocks
started working again
setting everything right
in the end


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the box in the closet

May 5, 2019


a dancing polar bear
dressed in a pink tutu
spins and twirls across the ice
sliding headlong into an igloo
smashing it to pieces

she picks herself up
brushes off the small pieces of ice
and continues to dance
hoping the distraction
takes her mind off
the approaching hunters
who have already killed
three of her friends

her dancing ends abruptly
and she returns home to her den
when she decides what to do
to protect her family
and friends

she dances across the living room
with a broad smile on her face
for her imaginary audience
and silently opens the basement door
to go down the stairs
with the hairs on the back of her neck
standing on end
for fear of losing her family
and anymore friends

in a dark hidden passage
off to the right
she finds what she is looking for
grabbing up the heavy green box
in the back of the closet
she brings it into the light
remembering the awful fight
she had with her husband
when she decided to keep it hidden
in the basement closet

she takes the box upstairs
sets it on the kitchen table
and goes into the bedroom
to change out of her tutu
into something more appropriate
for the coming occasion

just then
the children return home
from a long day of fishing with dad
wishing they could buy
a new video game
to play with their friends
when they stop dead in their tracks
seeing the large green box
sitting on the kitchen table
still closed and locked

they casually ask their mom
what’s in the box
when dad intervenes saying
why don’t you kids go change
out of your wet clothes
into something dry
and go play
one of your video games

after the kids leave
she then tells her husband
about the encroaching hunters
who have already killed
three of their friends
he looks at her
with a stunned expression on his face
and deadly dread in his heart
and then he looks at the box
and then he looks back at her
and says
we better get ready
and tell the neighbors
it’s time we come together
to defend our home
and families
and friends
however we can
of the consequences

when their friends and neighbors
descend upon their home
talking excitedly among themselves
they unlock the box
and remove all its contents
divvying it up
among everyone who came to help
with setting up all the equipment
around the perimeter of the village

small groups stayed
with each of the new tech weapons
setting them up
settling in
waiting for the hunters
to arrive
talking to each other
from time to time
over their silent radios
from the last group of hunters
who tried to take them by surprise
a couple of years ago

some went out on patrol
in different directions
as the night descended on them
to see what they could see
of the approaching hunters
and when they saw them coming
off in the distance
they quietly crawled back to the village
radioing ahead
to warn them that the hunters are coming
and to get ready
so they can catch them by surprise
this time

when everyone was safely back
in the village
the word was given
to activate the weapons
and get ready
for the coming assault
the weapons would work
exactly as designed

as soon as the hunters
came into view
word was given
to fire every weapon
at the same time

the approaching hunters
stopped abruptly in their tracks
when they saw the bright flash of light
consume the whole village
disappearing right before their eyes
amidst gasps and cries of fear
not knowing
the villagers had
a special surprise for them
a very sophisticated techno weapon
capable of making the whole village
and everyone in it
vanish into another reality
until the danger
passed them by
and it was safe
to return home


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May 4, 2019


foolishness sits tall upon a red horse
coming to destroy goodness at the cross
innocence follows sadly in his wake
for promises of freedom to forsake
modern day prophets call for destruction
by misleading with cries of obstruction
everyday people believe all the lies
when evil dresses up in truth’s disguise
socialism now infects a foolish heart
encouraging common sense to depart
calumny too infects a foolish mind
insuring destruction of humankind
     foolishness brandishes a two-edge sword
     chasing down godliness goodness adored


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heart ablaze

May 3, 2019


fear the Lord walking in His ways always
knowing that His hand holds you all your days
seek His face praising His glorious name
speaking boldly about salvation’s claim
walk not in the ways of the ungodly
follow not after worldly things blindly
in them is death riding on a pale horse
leading you to hell away from the cross
cannot you understand the precious cost
without remorse you are forever lost
hear not your Father’s words calling you home
return to Me today from whence you roam
     offer Him the sacrifice of your praise
     watching Him set your open heart ablaze


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a poet and a fool

April 29, 2019


a poet and a fool enter a bar
after a touchy feely seminar
learning to discern human behavior
and the intentions of a false savior
the fool believes everything that’s easy
and sometimes even a little sleazy
worshiping the wizard behind the wall
pulling strings for lib’rals to win it all
the poet travels in a small spaceship
searching the heavens for a cutting quip
dripping with the blood of reality
painted in black and white morality
     one pulls out a gun to burgle the bar
     the other preaches evil gone too far


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a fool

April 27, 2019


a fool says in his heart nobody knows
nobody can see the evil that grows
in the hearts and minds of politicians
and terrorists with hidden munitions
he looks in their eyes to discern the lies
but all he sees is sincerity’s cries
of doing what’s right for democracy
never exposing their hypocrisy
he hides truth and justice in a small box
in the hall closet behind goldilocks
abandoned together by the three bears
at a time when it seems nobody cares
     fairytales are the heart of a fool’s life
     reality now needs a good midwife


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a poet

April 24, 2019


a poet sits upon his high rafter
listening to everybody’s laughter
writing everything he hears in his verse
traveling across heaven in his hearse
neither time nor space can contain his words
exposing left leaning lunatic herds
sometimes he’s hiding behind a black hole
bringing to light evil’s massive death toll
sometimes he’s riding a fast moving star
searching for lib’rals who have gone too far
always speaking up about what he sees
blowing in today’s vitriolic breeze
     a modern day poet cannot forget
     his powerful words can goodness beget


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April 20, 2019


enter democrat derangement syndrome
only viewing the world in monochrome
talking heads still buzzing with corruption
hollywood minds still stuck on disruption
deep state conspirators stuck in the swamp
lib’ral politicians love the Trump stomp
media moguls pulling out their hair
trying to paint the U.S. with despair
everyday people don’t know who to trust
keeping them stuck and divided a must
democrats demand emotions concede
following wherever they want to lead
     revolution sits silently waiting
     while democrats and socialists dating


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April 18, 2019


today foretells the final victory
affirming that Trump rewrites history
ending accusations of collusion
from outspoken democrat’s delusion
created by confusion’s fake news lies
a hateful narrative for Trump’s demise
but everyday people see through the sham
exposing the Obama-Clinton scam
Mueller finishes and Barr now begins
unmasking the deep state’s treasonous sins
knowing Obama started the spying
with help from Clinton’s talent for lying
     the end of an era approaches near
     justice wins the looming battle this year


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April 13, 2019


Christian children are being abducted
in the ways of godlessness instructed
in a world where hatred replaces love
goodness departs on the wings of a dove
the schoolyard playground sits ghostly empty
parents keep their children home for safety
protecting them from evil everywhere
encroaching upon goodness to ensnare
the classroom stands worst above all the rest
teacher’s ideas commanded the best
students can never express their own views
denying godliness the teacher’s dues
     education or intimidation
     denouncing God their true celebration


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under attack

April 9, 2019


America’s adults defy reason
by accepting calumny this season
maliciousness delivered by evil
destroying all goodness through upheaval
the deep state creates more lies to confuse
everyday people’s conservative views
leftist politics attack innocence
revealing immoral indifference
extreme left newcomers create havoc
saying democracy running amuck
and that socialism’s the best solution
to modernize an old constitution
     liberty and freedom under attack
     men of valor arise to take them back


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America’s politics

April 6, 2019


simple solutions are hard to come by
but one would hope the politicians try
for a divided country’s silent tears
and the everyday people’s mounting fears
lib’rals follow A.O.C. further left
where socialism leaves the country bereft
Omar and Talib want Sharia law
but anti-Semitism’s their fatal flaw
President Trump is still being accused
of Russian collusion power abused
and the border battle’s still going on
for the left leaning lib’ral’s longest con
     politics makes things difficult at best
     but now America’s put to the test


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brutal revolution

April 5, 2019


violence gathers at the border’s edge
patiently awaiting atop the ledge
until the border agent turns away
beginning the illegal’s swan ballet
hundreds now jumping in at the same time
ready to commit a bloodthirsty crime
even if they get caught and arrested
they are released in the wild untested
or worse they are bussed into the middle
of a nation still stuck on the riddle
yet unsolved by everyday innocence
duped by lib’ral political pretense
     brutal bloodshed demands a solution
     before the conflict brings revolution


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lost paradise

April 5, 2019


i awoke to a dark dreary morning
people’s emotions silently churning
because the nation’s sorely divided
by calumny the left has provided
the right is definitely no better
hiding behind innocence their debtor
crisis after crisis remains unsolved
while radical lib’ral thinking evolved
allowing illegals to enter in
overwhelming services to begin
democracy’s destruction from within
all the while their face flashes a big grin
     everyday people pay the precious price
     to destroy what once was our paradise


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collusion delusion

April 3, 2019


now tells me clearly
Robert Mueller
is driven by the law alone
doing only what’s right
above what he might
according to his own desire
earning him the ire
of those that did hire him
to destroy a president
and White House resident

Robert Mueller
seems to be an honorable man
who was asked to do what he can
to prove that President Trump
most definitely colluded
with Russian agents
and even possibly Putin himself
as was alluded to
by the left leaning lying lib’rals
wanting him to show
how Trump broke the law
during the 2016 election cycle
and all the many days
leading up to his victory
defeating Hillary Clinton
any way he could
and that he would
cheat when necessary
just like all the democrat
left leaning lying lib’ral
and progressive politicians
and the Pravda media
colluding together
to get Hillary elected
no matter what

Robert Mueller
was also asked to do what he can
to prove that President Trump
also had an ongoing elusive campaign
of obstructing the investigation
into his illegal colluding
intruding upon American justice
so that he could protect himself
and his campaign staff
and his family
from any prosecution
by the American institution
of blind justice
required by law

what reality saw was different
because no matter how hard he tried
to turn the thumb screws
on everyone he interviewed
Mueller was unable
to turn the table
on anyone
not a single person
was able to give him any proof
that President Trump
had colluded with anyone
let alone with the Russians
no matter how hard he tried
no one lied
about Trump and Russia
being in cahoots
but then
a handful did get caught
lying about their own
unlawful activities
and personal proclivities
when caught
in the Mueller mouse trap
and prosecuted
to the full extent
required by law

as it turned out
the only one really colluding
with the Russians
and many others
was Hillary Clinton
with her pay-to-play scheme
when she was Secretary of State
and then a presidential candidate
enlisting Barack Hussein Obama
and James Clapper
and John Brennan
and James Comey
and Andrew McCabe
and the DOJ
and the FBI
and many others
from her lying lib’ral crowd
of sisters and brothers
willing to weaponize
parts of the American government
and deceive the American people
in order to steal all the power
and all the political dollars
for themselves
and all the little elves
that helped them
for a piece of the action
hoping to gain traction
in their battle over Trump
by making the jump
to the dark side
of the law

so now what’s next
in this political game
of collusion delusion
of left leaning lib’ral lying
trying to destroy the right side
when even now
some still won’t hide
their desire to destroy Trump
holding on tightly
never letting go
of the collusion story
trying to rewrite history
for their own glory
but maybe
just maybe
President Trump will appoint
his very own special prosecutor
and anoint him
with the power to investigate
the illegal FISA warrant
that seems to have started
the Trump collusion witch hunt
in the first place
and the power to investigate
the illegal use of the DOJ
and the FBI
to spy
and collude
with the DNI
and the CIA
and many others
to destroy a president
who they could never defeat
and never ever prove
did anything wrong
in their collusion song
using the power
of the Kafkaesque government
for their own political gain
thinking themselves quite sane
but never inane
all the while
breaking the law

and now
will President Trump do what’s right
to protect the sanctity of the office
of the President of the United States
against future misuses of power
using the full force of the law
to prosecute the rampant evil
standing just outside the door
of the White House
waiting patiently
to do this again
when no one is looking

if we allow evil’s political demon rats
to slink silently back into the darkness
for even a little while
with a smile on their face
impervious to disgrace
i am confident they will emerge again
stealthily trying to destroy
goodness forever
with more of their games
of collusion delusion
creating the illusion
they are doing
God’s work
when in fact
they are quite berserk
with an ego quirk
they can play
by their own rules
without consequences
for their seditious offenses
in this modern day game
of collusion delusion


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goodness claims the victory

March 30, 2019


thank you
my Lord
for the Constitution
of the United States of America
born of revolution
for the dissolution
of the political bands
connecting the U.S. with Britannia
and to establish justice
and domestic tranquility
and a common defense
against all sense
of evil
trying to destroy
the goodness found
in this newly formed country
more than
two centuries ago

thank you
my Lord
for giving me the freedom
and the liberty
and the pursuit of happiness
purchased with the blood
of godly men of valor
forging their sacred honor
into a sharp two edged sword
to strike at the heart of tyranny
and the deadly oppression
of their generation
for the self-evident truths
that all men are created equal
endowed by their Creator
with these unalienable rights
for self-government
of the people
by the people
and for the people

thank you
my Lord
that i might speak my mind
and follow my obsession
seeking after goodness and truth
openly portrayed
unmistakably displayed
in the words and deeds
of some of America’s politicians
willing to do what’s right
day and night
for their constituents first
and not just fight
for themselves

thank you
my Lord
for these politicians are very rare
when they dare to have integrity
in all that they do
in this world overflowing evil
putting the needs of the people
ahead of their own desire
for fame and fortune
for they will never tire
doing the right thing
so that goodness may transpire
in the public forum
with the best of decorum
setting an example
for everyone
with an open heart
and open eyes
to shake off the lies
knowing that godly goodness
has touched them on the shoulder
making them a little bolder
when asking if they too
would do what’s right
for God and country
and all the everyday people
needing to be lifted up
high above the fray
by political gallantry
being carried along
on eagle’s wings
listening to the silent song
goodness sings
in their heart
for God’s own glory

thank you
my Lord
i pray that You would please
be so kind as to continue
raising up godly men of valor
for this uplifting story
in which
goodness claims
the victory
in the end


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Your faithful servant

March 28, 2019


hide not Your face
from Your faithful servant
my Lord
seeking Your mercy and grace
every day in this strange place
of tyranny and oppression
and an obsession
for lying and deception
setting goodness ablaze
these dark and dangerous days
of a rotten malaise
eating away at society

i am Your faithful servant
whom You carefully trained
to be observant
fervently stepping out in faith
to do Your will
to follow Your lead
carrying Your cross
in my humble heart
set apart
from this world
drowning in darkness
and an evil sickness
destroying all goodness
found alive

i am Your faithful servant
fervently doing what i know
pleases You
fervently following
wherever You say go
and whatever you say do
for it’s You
that i fervently pursue
every day
and in every way
walking in Your light
day and night
bathed in Your strong might
fighting Your righteous fight
for Your goodness to remain
in my heart
and for Your truth to flow freely
out of my mouth
influencing the world
around me
that i can clearly see

i am Your faithful servant
set apart
for my Master’s use
showing Your way
to everyone i meet
showing them how
to live out eternity
here and now
and forever
with You
my Lord
of all

i am Your faithful servant
telling Your story
telling how to pursue
Your goodness and truth
in the life You offer anew
to the humble few
who will repent
of their sinful deeds
and bow down to You
as Lord of Glory
reading about Your story
taking up the sword
of Your word
showing others
sisters and brothers
how to walk with You
and how to talk with You
for the rest of their life
so they too
can shine Your light
into the approaching darkness
of the evil one
trying to destroy
the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living

i am Your faithful servant
fervently pursuing You


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hide and speak

March 26, 2019


our children
are playing a game
of hide and speak
in the schoolyard
in the afternoon sun
choosing up sides
for a friendly game
before the sun goes down
on the dancing clown
wearing a frown
in the rain

each side’s running around
looking for the best things to say
about the other side
or maybe even their own side
with pride
before they hide
from reality

something positive
about their own side
earns them ten points
in this game
of pushing fame
and fortune
as the god of the proud
for this friendly game
of hide and speak
the dancing clown
wearing a frown
in the rain

something negative
about the other side
whether true of false
real news or fake news
earns them twenty five points
in their war of words
for power and greed
making them
the god of their creed
in this friendly untame game
the devil’s clown
wearing a frown
in the rain

if they can get
local news coverage
to repeat their fake news
in print or on air
creating despair
for the other side
earns them fifty points
in this fast moving game they call
the politics of personal destruction
handed down
from the devil’s clown
for integrity’s abduction
and power’s seduction
wearing a frown
in the rain

our children
have learned
how to play this game
by carefully watching
adult behavior
where everyone
is trying their very best
to win for their side
any way they can
by outright lying
about the other side
with personal pride
creating as much fake news
as they possibly can
using vitriolic hate
sprinkled with scornful disdain
and inhumane treatment
of their victims
of personal destruction
and political obstruction
with the seduction
of winning
this friendly untame game
of hide and speak
the devil’s clown
wearing a frown
in the rain


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across America

March 24, 2019


O how i long to see
the goodness of the Lord
looking back at me
from every face i meet
walking down the street
in the grocery store
at the gas station
standing on a corner
waiting for a bus
across America

O how i long to see
Your lovingkindness
passing by
wherever i go
in the people i know
in the sunshine
or in the snow
floating to the ground
standing straight and tall
looking for righteousness
to reign in the hearts
of every single soul
across America

but alas
that seems less probable
each and every passing day
walking at Your side
since very few will ever say
they too died and rose again
with You as Lord
the One true God
who is always
caring for me
loving me
protecting me
from the evil
trying to block my way
at every turn
as You direct my steps
along the winding path
You have chosen for me
this life i live in joy and strife
with my loving wife
seeking Your face day and night
walking in Your light
honoring You in my living
and my giving
and my sharing caring
walking in Your Son
honoring You with my poems
written in goodness and truth
forgiveness and justice
with mercy and grace
about this place
bathed in the light
bright and shining
on the everyday people
across America

overflows my heart
setting me apart
speaking my many words
with my poetry
of Your goodness
and Your love
for everyday people
to see Your goodness
and Your love
across America


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silently waiting

March 16, 2019


i sit here silently waiting
for the Lord of Glory
to show me what transpires next
in this life’s story

will it continue to snow and rain
thunder and lightning
lighting up the nighttime sky
with black and white images
of the barn and trees
along the horizon
the horses huddled together
at the door of the barn
waiting to be let in
to the warmth waiting within
the deer just resting
beneath the green canopy
of the towering pines
keeping dry
before continuing on their quest
in search of winter food

when will the springtime sun
begin to shine
on the plants and trees
causing a gentle breeze
rustling the leaves
in the early morning
before the animals awake
to a new day dawning
when the heat of the day
sounds another warning
about the changing face
of America

where politicians
want to create a replica
of the many other nations
being torn apart from within
by foreign invasions
and the socialist persuasions
of the self-proclaimed elite
seeking after power and greed
with complete conceit
that their abilities indeed
excel beyond all measure
of anyone willing to bleed
for their conviction’s pleasure
defending democracy’s treasure
hidden within

we see again the same old story
of humans climbing up to heaven
seeking after their very own glory
spinning a yarn
woven together
with no more death and dying
and everyone having it all
and no more crying
or politicians lying
woven together
in their mind’s imagination
without serious contemplation
about reality’s desire
for goodness to conspire
with all the everyday people
to set in motion
Godly devotion
through prayer and supplication
for God to destroy
this evil infected temptation
eating away at the fabric
of America

i sit here silently waiting
contemplating when
goodness will again
rule the day and night
winning the fight
for America
the Lord of Glory
returns in victory
to finish history


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the green new deal

March 8, 2019


can you imagine
what will happen
to all the everyday people
who are fighting to survive
to keep their family alive
if socialism begins to thrive
in the hearts and minds
of all the D.C. politicians
and blind mathematicians
and waiting morticians

they want to give you
their very best
green new deal
which you can have for a steal
with maximum appeal
if only you will continue voting
for the progressive
far left leaning lib’ral
lunatic wingnuts
and political sluts
you have been enamored with
from New York
and more

they want to give you
their very best free healthcare
that will be so very much better
than the devastatingly expensive
healthcare killing offensive
called Obamacare
which hurt the ones
it was supposed to help
the most

they want to give you
their very best social reforms
their human minds can imagine
even better than Venezuela’s socialism
creating a very large schism
between the leaders
and all the other everyday people
which took
one of the top economies
in the world
and drove it to the bottom
making it one of the worst
in just ten short years
replacing their laughter with tears
and mounting fears
of homelessness
and starvation
and death

they want to give you
their very best social reforms
but alas
they won’t even say
that there is a very small downside
to this left leaning rollercoaster ride
which they cannot hide
for long
because there will come a day
when you disagree
with what they say
when you disagree
with their social engineering
and their simpleminded social politics
dreamt up by rapacious lunatics
then you will become
caught in their crosshairs
with a target on your back
open to attack
as a social outcast
labeled a racist
and unemployed
and unable to house
and feed your family
ever again
until the day when
they put a bullet
in your head
declaring evil dead

they want to give you
their very best scientific reforms
to fix the impending doom and gloom
approaching quickly
for this almost dead planet
to fix the out of control
global climate change
a socialist fantasy
looking to rearrange
how we live our daily lives
oh by the way means
they will rid us of our evil routines
of using fossil fuel
and oil
and coal
and nuclear energy
that run your automobiles
and heat your homes
and light your lights
and provide inexpensive electricity
everywhere and to everyone
leaving you stuck where you are
not able to go very far
leaving you in the cold
unable to grow old
before death strikes you down
leaving you in the dark
with only candles to light your way
leaving you with long breadlines
and shortages of everything needed
for daily living

they want to give you
their very best intentions
and their very best interventions
and honorable mentions
for the redistribution of wealth
across the different classes
serving the masses
by leveling the playing field
so that everyone can receive
the same
very impressive
minuscule nothing
for their daily living
unless of course
you are one of their
self-imposed social elite
who will give to themselves
all the wealth
and all the jobs
and all the heat
and all the light
and all the electricity
and who will hold it over your head
until you are dead
or willing to dance and prance
to their magnanimous tune
of dying flowers in june
doing the progressive two-step
bowing down
every time they walk by
or even sigh
saluting them
with your hand held high
to the sky
in total
giving your self over
to their mission
of poverty
and despair
for all


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March 3, 2019


can you imagine
what the world would be like
and what tomorrow would bring
if goodness could remove the sting
of hatred and lying
removing all the evil Satan sing
into the ear of his henchmen spying
removing the darkest evil thing
infecting our once great nation
that may be dying
and definitely crying
for that which is lingering lost
with no idea of the mounting cost
to the freedom and liberty
people are so willing
to turn their back on

can you remember
how many people fought and died
to create the greatest democracy
that has ever survived
for almost two hundred fifty years
amidst the blood and tears
shed for freedom and liberty
and the pursuit of happiness
for everyone
no matter who

can you remember
the greatest generation
who fought the spreading evil
trying to take over the world
who fought and died and won
the battle that evil had begun
conquering freedom and liberty
and goodness for himself
when he lost

when then
will you stand and fight again
against all the spreading evil
who wants to destroy America
from within and without

there is not any doubt
who wants to murder innocent babies
even after they are born alive
and could survive
on their own

there is not any doubt
who wants illegals to enter America
in unlimited droves
over the southern border
creating disorder
and courting disaster

there is not any doubt
these illegals rape
and murder
and maim
and steal
and traffic in drugs
and innocent human beings

there is not any doubt
these illegals have no regard for our laws
that allow freedom and liberty to thrive
and all her followers to survive
this evil infecting our government people
this evil that continues to disregard
the One and only true God
who has created everything and everyone
by the raising of the Son
through whose grace
salvation has begun
in this place
called America

who then
will stand up and speak
for all the goodness
godly men and woman seek
in the public forum
boldly and meek
ready to speak
against this evil infection
growing without rejection
within America


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what drives you

February 25, 2019


have you ever stopped to think
what it is you want
from this one life you have to live
and what it is you have to give
to the people around you
what is it then
that drives you every day
can you say
with any certitude
and maybe even a little gratitude
how you approach each and every day
with a positive attitude
or maybe
you face the day with negativity
seeing only emptiness left in your wake
seeing every single mistake
you have made
dancing in a parade
of yesterdays


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love is

February 20, 2019


love is
a gentle summer breeze
blowing through the tall trees
reminding us to sway together
before inclement winter weather
tries to tear us asunder
with lightning and thunder
during a darkened night

love is
the rhythm and the rhyme
taking the needed time
talking together face to face
dressed in love’s tender embrace
grown between intimate friends
not knowing what destiny intends
along the road’s many bends
in life
husband and wife

love is
the silent serenade my heart sings
when taking flight on eagle’s wings
seeing what closeness brings
to your sparkling eyes
amidst the many sighs
of living life together
side by side
on adventure’s rollercoaster ride

love is
sharing life
caring for each other
all the while
loving living
loving giving

love is
a broad smile
on your face
and a giggle
in your heart


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who is the Messiah

February 19, 2019


in the beginning
i was born a Jew
a child of Abraham
into one of the tribes of Jacob
but to this very day i cannot say
which tribe
because all the records were destroyed
by the hand of the Lord
directing the Roman army in 70 AD
thereby removing the way forever
that i could prove i am a Jew
with no way remaining
to see if it is true

when i was just a small boy
i was told by my grandfather
whose name was Jacob too
about our God
and how He loves us and will pursue
His chosen ones to the ends of the earth
because He loves us and believes we are worth
the opportunity to love Him too
and he also told me
that if i love God and am willing to follow Him
wherever He leads me every day of my life
even through the valleys of pain and strife
He will protect me and keep me close to His heart
so that i will be a precious part
of His congregation here on earth
every day and in every way
His precious worth

many things have transpired
as i sought after all that i desired
from this world
and then one day
in the summer of 1990
i heard my neighbor and friend Paul say
did you know that Jesus is the Messiah
your people have been waiting for
all these many years
at first i was taken aback
but then
i responded in my worldly arrogance
not a chance
because if He is the Messiah
then my grandfather would have told me
and then
i went on my merry way
forgetting what he said that day
until once again he did say
Jesus is the Messiah
and i responded the same way
if He is my grandfather would have told me
so this exchange between friends
happened again and again
until one day i said
that’s not true and i will prove it to you
and he said
how are you going to do that

i had no clue
how to pursue
the proof i needed
so i stepped back and heeded
what my gut was telling me to do
and so
i began reading the Tanakh
starting in the beginning
with Genesis
and by the time i finished Deuteronomy
i finally understood what it meant to be a Jew
go figure
and then i read what the prophets had to say
about the promise of the coming Messiah
and what He would be like
and what He would do
for His people
one day

so then
i had to ask my self again
now what do i do
to prove Jesus is not the Messiah
that He is not the One
my people have been waiting for
all these many years
and then i instantly knew
i had to open a new door
to find what i am looking for
the time has come
for me to begin to read the New Testament
to find out what it says about Jesus
and so i did
starting with the book of Matthew
oh by the way
was a Jew
writing to a Jewish audience
and so i started reading that day
to see what Matthew had to say
and it got very interesting
very quickly
to me

and so
i then compared
everything i dared
everything the New Testament
said about Jesus
following the cross references
back through the Old Testament
rabbit trails
through hills and dales
to where the prophesies
about the Messiah
were claimed to have been fulfilled
by Jesus
by the gospel writers
Matthew Mark Luke and John
and even Paul
and the author of Hebrews too

and so
after about six months
of going back and forth
between the Old and the New
matching prophesies of the Messiah
to the fulfillments in Jesus the Christ
and joining my friend Paul
and his family at church
so then
i was just sitting there in church one sunday morning
in december of 1990
listening to the sermon
but not really paying attention to what was being said
thinking about all the things i had read
about Jesus and the about Messiah
and then a light went on in my head
and i said to Jesus
you are the One
aren’t you
and immediately
it was like a veil was removed
from my eyes and heart
and i saw Jesus clearly
looking back at me
and i could see God’s plan
for humanity
through all of eternity
confirming everything i read
about the living and the dead

and so
from that day on
i grew to know the Messiah first hand
i grew to understand
that his name is Jesus
and that i now stand
as an adopted son of the Father in heaven
and i began to grow and walk in his footsteps
following him wherever he chooses to lead me
and doing whatever he asked me to do in his name
and to proclaim his story
to everyone who will listen
about his loving glory
throughout all of history
and the future
that will be coming


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February 17, 2019


Father in heaven
here i am to worship you
to say that you are my God
and i am your bondservant
committed to you in obedience
to do your will
not my will
to say thank you
all the day long
singing my very best praise song
for everything you have done
and continue to do
in my life
with all its strife
here on earth
thank you
for making me a faithful traveler
a stranger in a strange land
acknowledging all you do is so grand
allowing me here to stand
in your name
to proclaim
your fame
to everyone who will listen
to your story
from the beginning
before you created everything
up through to the very end
when goodness will transcend
this worldly existence
and how you helped an unworthy friend
to meet you face to face
in a most unexpected place
so that i could see firsthand
your loving grace
thank you
for allowing me to tell my story
to tell the world of the greatest glory
to be found in your precious name
if only people would seek your face
trusting in the truth you proclaim
and in your goodness and grace
and in your forgiveness
for everyone
who will call upon you name
and believe you are Lord of all
creator of everything that is
from everlasting to everlasting
you are God
you are Messiah
you are Jesus Christ
the One and only
you are the everlasting Father


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February 9, 2019


a determined little boy
with curly brown hair
races across the kitchen floor
crawling as fast as he can
hoping to get to the dog’s water dish
before grandpa can catch him
and turn him upside down
laughing like a silly clown
before he has a chance
to complain very loudly
having been stopped from his
determined destination
with a determined expectation
of splashing in the water
spilling it all over the floor
wanting to ignore
he got caught

one day soon
he will be walking
and then running as fast as he can
as is the case with little boys
playing with his toys
making as much noise
as he can
telling me
in his very own special way
exactly what he likes
and what he really dislikes
yelling at the top of his lungs
in his little boy voice
leaving me no choice
but to grab him up
and shower him with kisses
holding him upside down
trying to take away his frown
making him laugh with joy
hoping to get him to forget
what was on his one track mind
when he started yelling
telling me in the only way he can
how much he would like
to go back to playing with his toys
making his very own giraffe
jump up and down
just the way grandpa showed him
and then throwing it
on the floor
with the other casualties
of his war
with his toys
and the many other joys
of shaking up his world
trying to climb out of his playpen
to be free of the walls
keeping him confined
challenging his mind
to find
a way out

and if i’m lucky
he will sit on my lap
pulling my beard
yanking my nose
sticking his fingers in my mouth
to see if it is any different than his
and then when he gets tired
resting his head on my chest
looking over at his big sister
thinking she’s the very best
wanting to do everything she does
except maybe rest
because he needs more input
for his learning machine
put to the test
of growing up

am i blessed
to have him
in my life


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vitriolic violence

January 31, 2019


hatred stands sentry
at the closed door
to the hallowed halls of D.C.
contrary to popular folklore
wanting to create a war
of controversy
the left leaning lib’ral lunatic
socialist democrat party fringe
all the everyday people
of the masses
in the middle
and lower classes

the elite progressive left
the party of blatant hatred
and vitriolic violence
against everything and everyone
they cannot control
against those they cannot make dance
to their devastation dirge
unless of course
you are willing to take a stance
in favor of everything they urge
the people to follow
no matter how hollow
their sentiment of caring
for those
they were elected to represent
but won’t

the party of blatant hatred
and vitriolic violence
pretending all is still sacred
with the evil methods they employ
in their battle to destroy
all the everyday people
under a towering steeple
of liberty faith and freedom
erected many hundreds of years ago
by the American revolution
and the greatest constitution
our founding fathers did know
could be a sacred institution
that only sacred honor could grow
but then
where did all the goodness go
over the passing years
where are all the defenders
of this great American experiment
that even allows these hating pretenders
the freedom to erect their very own monument
to their god of evil and hatred
worshiping at the altar
where darkness lives

so what gives
when only more violence
can turn the approaching tide
of violence and hatred
on its midnight ride
against goodness

so what gives
when the looming darkness
hides all their evil deeds
planting their newly sown seeds
for another bloody revolution
against the American constitution
and every American institution
all because
it may very well be
the only way
the elite progressive left
can enforce their perfect say
in how our great nation
becomes bereft
changing its stripes
from red white and blue
to socialist democrat red
for the oppression of the masses
without regard to social classes
so that only a special few
can reap all the rewards
of power money and greed
when they succeed
in forcing their way
what once upon a time
was the greatest experiment
in the history of all the nations
down through the many generations
going back to the tower of babel
sending all the rabble
scattering in every direction

so tell me
are you ready for what will ensue
when the socialist democrat party will pursue
you and your children
and your family
and your friends
to the ends
of the earth
in order to destroy your personal worth
taking away your property and savings
taking away your freedom and liberty
guaranteed by the first amendment
taking away your bullets and guns
so you cannot defend yourself
or anyone else
against their hatred
and vitriolic violence
supported by the Pravda media
and the Gestapo FBI
when then
they finally come to take away your life
because they may or may not
feel threatened by your zeal
which i know is very real
for the American constitution
guaranteeing freedom and liberty
and Godly retribution
for everyone
no matter what

cannot you see the plot
coming transforming
your world
right before
your eyes

cannot you hear their cries
of attack
quickly floating on the breeze
coming from behind your back
and through the trees
to seize
your life


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tickles and twinks

January 26, 2019


once upon a time
a long time ago
in a faraway land
called California
i met a lovely lady
with a beautiful smile
and bright greyish blue eyes
looking straight into my being
she always called me twinkles
and sometimes even twinks for short
when i asked her why
she said with a sigh
when i look at her
with a bright smile on my face
my eyes would always twinkle
like the nighttime stars
in a blackened sky
i would always call her tickles
and when she asked me why
i said with a sigh
when i look at her
the energy flowing from her being
knowing someone special i was seeing
tickled all my seven senses
causing me to let down my defenses
so that i would smile very brightly
from the depths of my soul
which made my eyes twinkle
on their very own
and so
from that day on
tickles and twinks
became the best of friends
with more than forty years
of laughs and tears
and many cheers
living their life


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a border wall

January 13, 2019


President Trump
says having a border wall
is an important way
of protecting us all
from the illegals
entering America in droves
coming across the southern border
in order
to take away jobs from Americans
who most need to work
needing to support themselves
and their families
but then
these illegals
also receive many freebees
as their liberal states’ adoptees
getting healthcare
and welfare
and many other benefits
even when
they continue
their violent felon behavior
and maiming
and raping
innocent Americans
all the while
bringing illegal drugs
into our nation
enabling the addiction
of our many addicts
and even enabling
our left leaning
socialist politicians
to declare sanctuary cities
enabling all the pities
of the bleeding heart crowd
thinking themselves quite proud
by breaking the law of the land
erecting monuments so very grand
to their own form of social justice
making their stand
all the while
helping enable America’s demise
which is no surprise
they really do hate America
and everything she stands for
and are willing
to violate our laws
and the Constitution
all for political gain
and unrestrained power
and political retribution
and all because
a D.C. outsider
Donald Trump
hit the slider
into the bleachers
to win the presidency
and continues to remind
the political elite
every day
of their defeat
to a man committed
to doing what’s right
over what’s expedient
in their political fight
every day
and he’s here to stay
nearly three quarters of Americans
love what he is doing
for the economy
and for more jobs
and because
he really cares
every day
about erecting
an impenetrable border wall
sounding the clarion call
to everyone wanting to enter in
over our southern border
creating disorder
that they cannot come in
unless they are willing
to enter in
at one of our specified
points of entry

but what can i say
Pelosi and Schumer
do not even care
if millions of illegals
or drugs
or felons
or human traffickers
enter the country
setting up shop
to continue their unlawful behavior
wanting to be their savior
so they will join their other
illegal brothers and sisters
voting for the Democrats
that will continue to fight
day and night
on the floor of congress
and in the lame stream
Pravda media
to keep all the illegals
protected and secure
in the many sanctuary
cities and states
set up across the great U.S. of A.
to undermine the American way
that you and i
and all the everyday people
love and respect
and work hard to get ahead
supporting themselves
and their families
without any dread
of losing their job
or having the economy tank
or even worse
have every American bank
declare insolvency
as our economy
circles the drain
even though
without disdain
you and i
take the American way
for granted
every day


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public discourse

January 8, 2019


there was a time
not too long ago
when everything in America
seemed so fine
everyone was polite
and very caring
of one another
daring to help out
whenever they could
coming to the rescue
in times of need
setting aside greed
as we know the Lord
would want us to heed
His command
to love God
and love our neighbor
and certainly
no one would ever
speak negatively
about another
unless of course
they would say it
to their face
brother to brother
knowing the light does shine
on every single person
willing to go out of their way
to help and pray
for one another

and then
somewhere along the way
everything seemed
to turn upside down
watching the clown
try to unleash the fires of hell
setting all goodness aglow
convincing everyone
in the world
that right is wrong
and good is evil
causing chaos and upheaval
so that everyone
is walking around
wearing a frown
ready to say
the worst about one another
not caring about
anyone else’s feelings
in their dealings
with society
not caring whether
they speak the truth
or create fabricated lies
to the other’s demise
when everyone tries
to make themselves look good
and oh so very important
seeking their fifteen minutes
of lame fame
in the public eye
never looking back
with a sigh
as they deny
their conscience
if they even have one
that’s speaking to them
and as they decry
one another

so you ask yourself
who are the worst offenders
i am speaking of
filled with hate
and not love
in the public

well that’s easy
of course
they are the sleazy
Washington liberal politicians
leaning far left toward socialism
and the globalist elite warmongers
who speak their critical petitions
about their cohorts and coconspirators
publicly disparaging them
with calumnious lies
about who they are
and what they do
in their life
and maybe
every once in a while
about their public views
and ideas about how to
make America great again

well then
where is this all going
can America survive
and her people thrive
when evil speaking
is growing out of control
and what will be the final toll
if we cannot get our leaders
to leave behind their vitriolic hatred
of the president
and his get-the-job-done attitude
in all they say about him
and his followers
can they learn to extoll
their political brothers
and sisters
regardless of what side
of the political spectrum
they inhabit
will they always
want to inhibit
in the public forum


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happy birthday B

January 4, 2019


B Hill
on this day
today you turn thirty
which is considered
over the hill
by most
especially the young adults
you host
at church
trying to guide their lives
in the ways of the Lord
teaching them
to talk with Him
and to walk with Him
wherever He leads
every day
loving your neighbor
along the way

i thank the Lord
for you
every day
since He brought you
into my youngest daughter’s life
taking her for your wife
without needing
to give me any camels
or cows
or goats
or sheep
for her hand
because i knew
you would stand
in the presence of the Lord
with His word in your heart
and His sword in your hand
to guide
and protect
and direct
your family
in all the ways of the Lord
in a world gone mad
and so
i am so very glad
it is you
watching over her
loving her
every day
the way she deserves
as she serves
the Lord

needless to say
but i’ll say it anyway
how proud i am of you
how you have struggled
and grown
in the Lord
these past five years
learning to put Caitlin
and Annie
and Everett
the desires
of youth’s thirst
to have and protect
a family of your very own
on loan
from the Lord

and so
i pray
that the Lord
God of all creation
would bless you
and shine His light upon you
and guide and direct your steps
and keep you
holding you
in His strong right hand
and every day
and in every way
as you walk upon this land
along the path
He has planned
for you
and that you would
give unto the Lord
God Almighty
all the glory
and praise
and honor
and thanks
due His holy name

have a great birthday
and many more
like this one
every year
with cheer
and thanksgiving
and walking
in the light
with His face
in your sight


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