Divination Insolence False hopes And folly These all the fashion My City gone astray If they had Countered The puff of Pillow prophets Could have averted The dooms I speak today. Famine and pestilence Rabid beasts And swords’ blood These swiftly coming To men who Thought me blind. Peace and permissiveness Their fruit Of vain… More The Three Will Not Avert the Four
He used to say that when confronted with some knotty point of scripture or personal challenge. Then he would hit the Book and his knees in delightful private until some Light arrived. It would be a considerable time thereafter before I would twig to the fact that he had gained this new spiritual currency. Stuffy? Removed? Impractical?… More “Oh I’m No Saint”
If you are a vital believer and not just a name, you will accept the following: That God is always Love. That man is by nature a stubborn self-serving troublemaker. That sin can be identified. That only blameless blood sacrifice will make good out of that sin. That Christianity is consistently a “beggar’s lot”. That… More Howdareya Set Boundaries!
You done set it up first And it run itself foul Listen to it burn And listen to it growl This wasted opportunity A Paradise so green Sweet peace gone out a-wailin’ For somethin’ quite obscene The critters used ta frolic But now they tooth and claw And mothers leave their chil’ren The worst I… More Who’s to Blame?
I met him outside the clinic for psychiatric out-patients. He was sitting in the little garden alcove having a smoke. Before long we each identified the Christ in the other. It happens like that you know. The sheep know the Shepherd’s voice and they also get to recognize each other. He seemed like the out-spoken… More Staying Clean
Eight years out now And stayin tame Stayin low Kilt a man over a woman Kilt her next Dese hands, dese crushin hands Den came twenty-seven years Indiana guest Locked in my cell Locked in my head Locked in my heart and hope. Don’t neva rock the Man Don’t neva speak out But crack a… More Socrates