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Numb and Beautiful in Jersey: Disparate Pieces of Poetry

In Poetry on May 11, 2014 at 3:12 am

“Let them praise his name with dancing

and make music to him

with timbrel and harp.”

+Psalm 149:3 (NIV)

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Numb

Never again to feel the highs or lows
Under the influence, if that’s what it takes
Maybe someday, life will be worth feeling
But for now, I’ll anesthetize myself with music and prayer

(March 10, 2003)


“In him we have redemption through his blood,

the forgiveness of sins,

in accordance with the riches of God’s grace  

that he lavished on us.”

+Ephesians 1:7 – 8a (NIV)

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Beautiful

Because of genetics
Everyone stares
At the fragile shell
Until she speaks
Then they titter and jeer as
Insecurities abound, slicing egos
For both the object of their derision and the
Ugly-from-the-inside gawkers
Looking for redemption for their imperfections

(August 2003)


“Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, 

and you will find the right way to go.”

+Proverbs 2:9 (NLT)

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Noon in New Jersey

Cold nose
Even colder toes
Sometimes I wonder about my heart

It’s not that I don’t care
I just know His plan is fair
All have their own quest back to His heart

(February 11, 2014)

 

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