Where's My Head?

Mom always said I'd lose it...


Beautiful Vapor

she floated in on the wind
like a beautiful vapor
enticing me to breathe her in

she ran through my veins
pervading every corner of my mind --
until i realized that i was alone

with nary a hint of breeze
she was gone
as suddenly as she had come

the beautiful vapor
which was never really there
to begin with[…]

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Poetry

  • 1 year ago




Jesus is for Losers

I once heard someone ask, "If Jesus walked into your church, would he like what he found there?" The speaker was making the point that we tend to place so much meaningless emphasis on things that don't matter a hill of beans in the long run and I can't say that I disagreed with him. But through the years, I have come to believe that if Jesus came to Earth, he wouldn't walk into any church. Based on the examples shown in the Bible, I believe he would probably go hang out where the homeless folks congregate or go talk […]

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Christianity

  • 1 year ago




Clear the Air

I wrote this at a time when I was very confused about where I stood with Len, when the complications of our respective lives just seemed to be compounding one upon the other and I desperately wanted some flicker of light at the end of the tunnel. It was intended to be in a sort of poetry slam style and would probably be better heard aloud than read but here it is anyway.

Clear the Air

We need to talk
because
I need to
clear the air.

You see, I'm finding it
hard to breathe
these days;
there's so many […]

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Love Poetry

  • 2 years ago




What's love got to do with it?

I mentioned in an earlier post how I had built up emotional walls after my ex-wife left in order to keep anyone from getting close. You see, I was going through my life pretty much blissfully ignorant of any problems in my marriage. I always joke around that men are pretty simple and not all that bright and that when women tell us that nothing's wrong, we believe them. But apparently, a lot of things had been festering under the surface in my ex's head that I didn't even know were issues until they had grown to such a magnitude […]

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Love

  • 2 years ago




Christianity is a messy business

Becoming a Christian is easy. Living like a Christian is easy. Doing the things a Christian is supposed to do is easy. But actually being a Christian is pretty hard. OK - not really "hard" as in "difficult" but rather "hard" as in "it takes actual work." It requires you to do things that a lot of people — even well-meaning Christians - just aren't comfortable doing. And that's been the case for me for the majority of my life.

For so, so many years I’ve tried to do the right things and read the right things and know the right things. […]

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Christianity

  • 2 years ago