Lovely, Richard. :D

Originally posted on Richard Ankers:

I saw it in the sweep of her swanlike neck,

An elegance born of nature.

Her persuasion was to kindness

Something I’d almost forgotten about.

Her tendency to smile, whilst others grimaced,

Endeared her still further: she was perfect.

She wore white more often than not, a coat of softest down.

Whenever the wind blew, I expected her wings to unravel,

Her form to take flight beneath the cold winter skies.

I am not ashamed to say, I was enraptured by her.

But, like the birds she resembled, she departed,

Migrated across the ocean and left me behind.

I wait still stood atop the crumbling cliff tops.

I will always wait for her, my darling swan.

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Tooth and Nail, to a Cross

I’m afraid to like you

in this grand experiment

we are hooked on

called life

If I meet you face to face

I’ll show understanding

But once all my peers can see us together

And I can’t see you in your beauty in front of me

I’ll as much as reject you

I’ll be the strong one, setting you straight

And I’ll reprimand you

all in the name of Service to the King

I’ll be in trouble if He knows

I didn’t fight you tooth and nail

to a cross


Prodigal Sons and Daughters, Highly Favored

The Weak are those

who do not tow the party line

but step across it

one foot at a time

to get to know the evil other

so as to meet within themselves

their own evil which is worse

than that of their brother

For we are the chiefest of sinners, we might say

and so very loved, while feeling so depraved

He set us on a hilltop

and, perhaps,

He honors the trying resilient

more than complacent safety that stays and says

we’re undoubtedly your best;

It’s most obvious,

Oh Father,

as we’ve understood you in the past


It’s not You, Father, who have changed

into a more Christ-like behavior

It’s our understanding that we can grow in our weakness

Or stay eating the meat

of a static religious experience;

that from before the epiphany of your truest, loveliest light,

in this ephemeral life,

gave us eyes to seek ever-evolving meaning

within your illuminating

merciful insight

My New Book Is Out On Amazon!


From an excellent writer. Buy this book! :D

Originally posted on J.S. Park:

Hello wonderful friends! The book is finally here on Amazon!

It’s called, What The Church Won’t Talk About: Real Questions From Real People About Raw, Gritty, Everyday Faith

The Foreword is by the amazing T.B. LaBerge of tblaberge and the cover art is by my most excellent friend Rob Connelly.

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Here’s the Preface:

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