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Heroes Still?

The prequel to my January 29th poem, In Search Of Heros. HEROES STILL? When I was young, and  throughout my life I've loved the tales of men ready for strife, the kings and squires and the knights of old, valiant stout men, who were fearless and bold. Drawn by their virtues, to which [...]

By |2018-03-23T14:20:07+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Poems|Comments Off on Heroes Still?

Heroes Now

IN SEARCH OF HEROES Now that I'm older; in the second half of life, my ambitions bolder; children, family and wife. Different heroes I now claim. Those I seek to admire. Their virtues, the same. Their focus, much higher. Like knights who did battle, Fear, temptation and doubt, for those thought just chattel, fought day [...]

By |2018-01-30T02:15:49+00:00January 29th, 2018|Poems|Comments Off on Heroes Now

East Wind

EAST WIND The east wind chills as it sweeps out the scars of the beautiful surface, still new. He's opening the ice rink alone… Forty three seasons, she'd always found a way to be there by his side, that is until today. None of them will notice. They'll all just pass on through. No [...]

By |2018-01-29T11:56:03+00:00January 21st, 2018|Poems|Comments Off on East Wind

Not Only Willows Weep

NOT ONLY WILLOWS WEEP When the weight of winter lays heavy on the limbs, even evergreens will bow their heads and sigh. When freezing fog or frost turn branches black and white, even evergreens succumb unto the gray. When seasons shift severe and doubt bends hard the bowers, even evergreens can seem to die [...]

By |2018-01-23T13:28:19+00:00January 14th, 2018|Poems|Comments Off on Not Only Willows Weep

Soon The Sun

SOON THE SUN Soon the sun. For now the frost. For the Son who bore the cost. The world waits cold for Him to shine, return to claim, “This bride is mine!” As the sun begins to rise on 2018 the air is crispy cold, there is a light snow on the ground [...]

By |2018-01-23T13:31:07+00:00December 31st, 2017|Poems|Comments Off on Soon The Sun

Home in “The House of Christmas”

It's Christmas, the day is here and I'm praying it finds you at HOME! In this week's poem, G. K. Chesterton explores again, Christmas and man's true home. I hope you enjoy journeying to the manger and unravelling the mysteries you'll find there. The House Of Christmas There fared a mother driven [...]

By |2018-01-23T13:32:18+00:00December 25th, 2017|Poems|Comments Off on Home in “The House of Christmas”

A Christmas Mystery Worth Pursuing

image by Jansen Fenstermacher This week's featured poem, A Child of the Snows, is by G.K. Chesterton. It is a 1926 Christmas poem that gripped me long ago and has never let go. The fact that it has stuck with me for so long is a surprise because as I read it for the first [...]

By |2019-12-07T15:05:45+00:00December 18th, 2017|Poems|Comments Off on A Christmas Mystery Worth Pursuing
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