Sunday, March 29, 2015


On Tabor shone an awesome light  
when love, the law, and prophet met
above the Armageddon plain
and people deep in darkness kept.
Then he descended in God’s plan
to be in our forsaken plight
death tested on Moriah’s height.

Friday, June 8, 2012


Barely a woman,
sown with the one seed
and first fruit of the
tree of life, bearing
death's own destruction,
she strides Judah's hills
to one thought barren
now late in season
ripe with leaping life
crying out wild joy.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Seven Cities of the Apocalypse

Markers on the Turkish road
Dead cities with fallen walls
Breached by earthquake and siege
Marble bones of Greece and Rome
Will and can not quit the fields
Bought with blood, built up in stone

Monday, June 13, 2011

Rising Wind

Rising wind
Falling fire
Life abiding
Soul’s desire

Word speaking
Babel cure
Earth renewing
Spirit pure

Claim us
Cleanse us
Make us

Saturday, June 11, 2011


To Olivet, where psalms were sung
before the kiss of death had stung,
where he had healed with but a touch
the servant’s ear that Peter cut,
the risen Lord returned that day,
gave friends the charge to preach and pray,
then to heaven was lifted up
to set the place where we will sup.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

One Star Rating

Born in a barn
one star rated
died from a work related injury
heirs received
death benefit.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Company Business (The Corporation)

Like any corporation
We're guided by the Board.
Our faith is Apostolic.
The Chairman is our Lord.

When we come to worship
We give God all we've got.
But with so many voices
Some say we're polyglots.

First we ask for mercy
And acknowledge all our sins.
Then we praise God's goodness
And sing the angels' hymn.

We hear the words of prophets
And sing out David's psalms.
The words disciples wrote are read
And then the gospel's balm.

We pray for all God's people.
The creed we then recite.
A tale of our God's saving deeds
And of his wondrous might.

Our gifts are then presented
Derived from grape and grain.
Again we sing God's glory
And praise his holy name.

We ask the Holy Spirit
To bless the bread and wine
That Jesus' one great sacrifice
Might pierce the veil of time.

Although we are not worthy
Our Lord we do receive
For at his word we are made whole
And granted his reprieve.

Still singing our thanksgiving
The Lord now sends us forth
To spread his holy gospel
Abroad in all the earth.