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The Kraken A short, descriptive poem about a mythical Seabeast. The cadence could also work as a Sea-Shanty if put to music.
Poetry: Fantasy, T, English, Horror & Suspense, words: 203, 10/4/2023
1 The Christmas Truce A Spiritual Narrative Poem about the Christmas Day and Eve ceasefire of 1914, during the height of World War I along the Western Front. I draw from the Book of Job and Machiavelli's "The Prince", for inspiration. I hope you all enjoy reading this.
Poetry: Religion, T, English, Poetry & Supernatural, words: 592, 9/12/2023
The Iron Prayer A Poem, or Prayer, for success in the gym, or as I have taken pleasure in naming the place, the Great Temple of Iron. A plea to the Lord in Heaven for wild strength, unwavering perseverance and stoic fortitude intended only for the Heroic athlete and bodybuilder.
Poetry: Life, T, English, Spiritual & Angst, words: 174, 9/7/2023
The CO A poem about a prisoner's forgiveness and understanding of his captors.
Poetry: Religion, K+, English, Poetry & Spiritual, words: 111, 8/16/2023
The Answer A spiritual poem about the gift and meaning of life. I did my best and gave my all to write it beautifully enough to honor the creativity granted to me by God.
Poetry: Religion, K, English, Poetry & Spiritual, words: 79, 8/16/2023
1 A Prisoner's Poem A poem about a prisoner having a spiritual experience, which leads him to repent and be saved, while locked away in solitary confinement.
Poetry: Politics, K+, English, Spiritual & Drama, words: 188, 8/16/2023
An Addict's Prayer A humble poem of recovery and awe at the wondrous love of God. Thank You, O Lord.
Poetry: Life, T, English, Spiritual & Hurt/Comfort, words: 220, 8/16/2023
1 God in the City If the wind that whistles between the mighty skyscrapers of Chicago and hugs the avenues of the New York Islands could speak the will of heaven, as the forest wind that the shakes the limbs of oaks... If it could be understood in the same way by Men, this is what it would say.
Poetry: Life, T, English, Poetry & Romance, words: 184, 9/20/2022
A Cherokee Legend An imagined mythological tale revolving around the heroic exploits of an ancient Native American hunter in the Smoky Mountains of modern-day North Carolina. This is going to be a revenge plot, so brace yourselves.
Poetry: Fantasy, K+, English, Poetry & Adventure, words: 616, 8/27/2022
1 The Jewish Cemetery at Pittsburgh A lamentation for the dead, specifically those who perished in the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in October of 2018.
Poetry: Family, T, English, Poetry & Tragedy, words: 456, 8/27/2022
1 Blessed is the Victor A poem I wrote with various historical Crusades and Pilgrimages in mind.
Poetry: War, K+, English, Poetry & Spiritual, words: 70, 8/27/2022
An Act of Faith A darker poem about Dominican clergyman Tomás de Torquemada and the Spanish Inquisition.
Poetry: Song, T, English, Poetry & Horror, words: 118, 8/27/2022
Song of the Sky A Poem about the glory of the wide-open sky.
Poetry: Nature, K+, English, Poetry & Romance, words: 304, 8/25/2022
The Midnight Tide A Poem about the Ocean at midnight; written on a beach.
Poetry: Nature, K+, English, Poetry & Spiritual, words: 119, 8/25/2022
Hymn to Waco I wrote this Hymn of Lamentation for all the victims of the ATF siege of Mt. Carmel in 1993. God wills all, truth will prevail.
Poetry: Religion, T, English, Poetry & Tragedy, words: 323, 8/25/2022
Western Winds A Poem of Gratitude about the wind and appreciating the overlooked.
Poetry: Nature, T, English, Poetry & Humor, words: 200, 8/25/2022
God and the Colonel A Fable for Patriots.
Poetry: Religion, T, English, Poetry & Romance, words: 332, 8/25/2022
Reflections in Loxahatchee Park Whenever my life descends into times of struggle and decision, I walk to a certain cypress tree near my apartment and pray the rosary beneath it. This poem was written under that tree, during one of those times.
Poetry: Nature, T, English, Poetry & Supernatural, words: 553, 8/24/2022
To a Blue Heron An uplifting poem about the freedom of the birds.
Poetry: Nature, K+, English, Poetry & Spiritual, words: 203, 8/24/2022
1 Letter to a Cloud Enough politics. Here is a poem about a cloud.
Poetry: Nature, K, English, Poetry & Fantasy, words: 285, 8/24/2022
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