Movement of the Church

Prayers for the Temple, Torah mystics, Discounted lambs, Fasts masochistic, Truth polluted, worship selfish and proud,  So the people of Yah moved underground.  Prayers for buildings, theological misfits,  Sunday small-talk, weak tea and biscuits. Truth diluted, worship casual and unsound,  So the people of Yah move underground.  ~Poet of Ephraim 

Introvert in Zion

What becomes of the introvert who lives in paradise?   For I’m surely the most socially awkward of all acolytes.  If they have no friends, do they live right on the perimeter?  If they can’t do ‘normal’ is there something extracurricular?   And though the feasts’ sound nice and are surely delicious,  I’ll probably feel more relaxedContinue reading “Introvert in Zion”

Coded: Knight Team

Muzzled like dogs, it filters both ways,  Shown who to hate, told who to praise.  Walls of marionettes for the Rapine O’Cells,  Every relationship tried hard on the scales.  Seasons lost to cognitive dissonance,  Bounties on truth, parties for ignorance.  Blackmailed wings for badges of vanity,  Heat-changing colours of morals and sanity.  ~Poet of Ephraim

The Word (Secret Eden)

Your Word is a walled garden, an Eden for my soul, A land of treasure and serenity unfurled from a scroll. Wisdom blooms always, soothing with her fragrance, Promises tower, hope shades, joy ripe in the cadence. In here I find great rest as the green plains elucidate, Lifting me up as I lay down,Continue reading “The Word (Secret Eden)”

There’s a devil in the camp…

He looks like one of us, nothing about him is ominous, And nothing found in his words of deception is obvious. His shading over Scripture seems of trivial importance, But it finally cascades into paths of non-conformance. Since day one he allured us with glory by shortcuts, To divert faithfulness and justify acting lawless. HeContinue reading “There’s a devil in the camp…”

Retribution

In the days of Jared, the Watchers descended, Their counsel at Hermon left Heaven offended. Bringing gifts of forbidden secrets they taught us, But taking our innocence, mothers and daughters,  Then came the Nephilim, their gigantic offspring, Who saw us as merely food and drink offerings. All creation wed corruption in a violent revolution,   ButContinue reading “Retribution”

Nothing Remains Hidden

Dexterous deceiver, clawing each direction, Your victims left hollow or filled with infection. An eye on each angle to perfect fright or flight, But your evil trap will always confess to the light. Weaved lines soon become a complex structure, The tool of war used to enrapture and rupture. And you bolster it attentively, nightContinue reading “Nothing Remains Hidden”

Tears of Adam

Bloodstained souls and greed-soaked hearts,  Weigh life by the pound and purpose in charts.  Mutilation for filling full stomachs and pockets,  Degradation and torture, percentage and profits.  The tears of Adam fall as he drops to his knees,  His abusive sons wardens who masticate peace.  Scheming evil treatments and facilities of murder,  The commerce ofContinue reading “Tears of Adam”

Apokryptein

Wise books hidden from the laity, as prophesied, Leaning on devotionals to keep their hearts occupied. They doubt the motives of scrolls that are ancient, With logical flaws and fears that are nascent. Their leatherbound idol is held as uncompromised, And so wisdom is hidden from them, as prophesied. But the learned understand that theContinue reading “Apokryptein”

Lost in Tradition

Eyes scaled over, the blight of short-sightedness, Holding the mirror but nothing to light it with. Admiring gems but only after endorsement, Refusing all outside the spiral of reinforcement. Deaf unto death to the wind and the earthquake, Risking infection over considering first aid. Forcing the tuner to the key of your song, Hearing whiteContinue reading “Lost in Tradition”

Valley of Yahushaphat

The hyenas cackle over their bowl of bile, The pigs feast gladly on what’s wholly vile. The spiders web in bloodlust greed, The snakes crush the weak who plead. Corrupt! Corrupt are the sons of Adam!  Who laugh as sons of the wicked are fattened.  Both will prosper ’til the day they’re sentenced,  But inContinue reading “Valley of Yahushaphat”

Incompetent Servant

How can I praise you Lord? All my words are unworthy, My tongue’s as rough as gravel, my inkpot deserts me. Generic, formulaic and pathetic on each element, My praise surely lost among the grandeur of the eloquent. Forgive me Lord, my heart seems foreign to my tongue, So my sacrifice is blemished and yourContinue reading “Incompetent Servant”

Under the Influence

You intoxicate me, I wander aimless like a drunkard, About to choke or burst from all the joy I’ve plundered. And if so, amen, for you’re my hopeful destination,  And I buckle to the fear of you exceeding expectation.  A spring dances tirelessly deep within my centre, The salve of eternal life and teacher ofContinue reading “Under the Influence”

The Morning Hope Left Me

My feet feel heavy, my hands looks redundant, The day is nondescript, the sunlight reluctant. Inevitability continues to pave my path smugly, She loves to remind me she won’t end abruptly.  My reflection’s just shapes, grey and contorted,  The night bled me dry as my dream was aborted, Reality’s a cold mistress, her compassion’s empty,Continue reading “The Morning Hope Left Me”

Natural Dancer

You can tell a natural dancer from a trained performer,  Even if the latter knows much more than the former.  Their rhythm’s innate and so each movement is truth,  And with wisdom they flow to however the music moves.  But the trained are limited to motions they’ve bought, And expression is bound in the patternsContinue reading “Natural Dancer”

Goshen 14/1

Pharaoh now stands when Moses is announced, Abraham’s El has remembered us and pounced! Seeing a blood river would’ve been enough for me, Still he resisted though in stiff-necked blasphemy. Over Goshen’s such peace and inside, cheering! Vigils alive with songs and old stories in hearing.  Eager to help, we paint doorposts with innocence, RejoicingContinue reading “Goshen 14/1”

Majesty of Perception

A lone melody escapes the depths of darkness, The earth lies slain, the wind’s pulse heartless. Grand regiments of light march on unceasingly, But bow to the Majesty of Perception increasingly. A chorus builds hurriedly in harmonic dissonance, Green trembles shyly to pale blue’s impudence. Now all wait on edge for a glimpse of hisContinue reading “Majesty of Perception”

Stubborn Heart

The root of a tree supports the skyward branches, But knows not the wind or how sunshine answers. It refuses to budge and creeps without contrition,  And assumes its survival is the proof of nutrition. The crooked network’s entwined beyond reason, And that’s the way it’ll stay, regardless of season. Cut down its tree, youContinue reading “Stubborn Heart”

That Morning at Sinai

I’ve hardly slept in two days and got a cleaning fixation,  At times I couldn’t even breathe because of anticipation. Will God really appear on top of that mountain?  Or will Moses say “No, because you all doubt Him!”  But this morning is different, the sky’s a strange colour,  All these dark clouds are encirclingContinue reading “That Morning at Sinai”

Forum-Christians

The Forum-Christian’s “light” to the nations: Devoid of respect and wafer-thin patience. Rude to the atheist, snide to the believer, Either agree with them or be called a deceiver. They litter posts with every quote in their system And bark them without love, honour or wisdom.  How proudly they boast about their own salvation, ButContinue reading “Forum-Christians”

Many Will Say…

“Lord Lord! How we glorified you at our church service! D’ya hear our sermons about how your Law’s worthless? Have you seen our great love towards immorality? You must be so proud of our overseas charity! We’ve ensured your old anger’s kept safe undercover,  But as for Paul’s writings, may we have another? We upheldContinue reading “Many Will Say…”

The Word (Water & Fire)

Your words surf through time and distil upon paper, Like the blessing of rain upon the faces of nature. Encompassing our lives like the seas to the islands, Bestilled for the meek but a flood for the tyrants. Your Word’s a blazing lamp, I see its burns in our past, Flames chewing up the kindlingContinue reading “The Word (Water & Fire)”

Khata & The Wayfarer of Night

Khata crouches at my door by the Wayfarer of Night, Who came singing songs of flattery, flirtation and fright. And whilst he sings in my voice as part of his illusion, Khata darkens the exit to force my conclusion. So I feed the Wayfarer and I get to star in his tale,  “The Serenade ofContinue reading “Khata & The Wayfarer of Night”

Hope in your Elohim

Why are you so distant from me, O Adonai? I’ve trusted and called upon your Name haven’t I? Don’t leave me like Saul for I’d be lost without you,  I feel lost right now… I don’t want to doubt you… Why are you so downcast, O my soul? Does your faith flee quickly as lifeContinue reading “Hope in your Elohim”

Crooked Little Branch

Crooked little branch in its private reach, Unable to learn and so unfit to teach. Shedding its leaves in the season of blossom, Unsightly, unkempt, unsynchronised begotten. Crooked little branch in his hopeful reaching, Slow in understanding and hasty in teaching. Naked of all strength whilst others are blossoming,  Mercifully upheld by the one whoContinue reading “Crooked Little Branch”

Justice & Mercy

There’s a Standard of Justice our Creator has made, But we all fall short of it, to some degree every day. These violations stack quickly and are never resolved, Until Judgment Day comes and we’ll pay with our soul. But there’s a Gift of Mercy our Creator has planned, He’ll write-off your violations before youContinue reading “Justice & Mercy”

Obedience in Creation

Consider the tree, how she rises with growth, Obeying the Sun as if bound by an oath. Consider the sea and his dance with the coast, A dutiful soldier, holding his post. Consider the luminaries silent conformance, A family faithful to a perfect performance. But not so with man! He makes up excuses And seesContinue reading “Obedience in Creation”

Once Saved, Always Saved?

“Once you’ve uttered the prayer you’re saved whatever! You can now act entitled to your slice of forever! You can now be free whenever the Bible contradicts you, You can even blame the devil if the Spirit convicts you! God isn’t really bothered about you changing your ways, He just wants those magic words, soContinue reading “Once Saved, Always Saved?”

Mysterious Destiny of Doom

A chosen leaf is plucked and torn, A daisy falls in grass that’s shorn.   A wedding’s sealed, a glass is smashed, A candle lives and burns its wax. So it is in the realm of men, For those with doom laid out for them. Their wicked ways serve for a function, But woe awaits andContinue reading “Mysterious Destiny of Doom”

Stumbling Block

The stumbling block for Jews is Messiah’s first arrival, The stumbling block for Gentiles is Paul and the Bible. His letters cleverly reveal your inner heart’s condition By how you interpret all the ambiguity within them. If you respect Yahweh’s Law then Paul’s a confirmation, If you don’t, it’s like he starts a brand newContinue reading “Stumbling Block”

Burdensome Friend

My burdensome friend, harassing me daily, If I don’t watch you you’ll rush to betray me. Slipping open my secrets and my negativity, Never freely doing good unless it’s serendipity. My burdensome friend, when needed you’re silent, You hinder my kindness but help me be violent. All the pain we’ve caused, you’ll never hear itContinue reading “Burdensome Friend”

Views on the Sabbath

Gratitude The bride of the seven, forever adorned,  A time to appreciate all that’s been formed.  She rushes to meet us with gifts of repose,  Like the seventh prepares an octave in notes.  She suspends the cycle before it resets,  To help mind and body from all that besets.  She’s leaving so soon but willContinue reading “Views on the Sabbath”

Tornado Alert

I’m rude and abrupt, I speak without grace,  A walking tornado wearing hate as a face. Pleasantries avoid me, I chase them away, But I’m fully justified in my own twisted way. I don’t do “friendly”, I don’t do “socials”, I don’t do meet-ups, catch-ups or phone calls, I don’t do life well, I don’tContinue reading “Tornado Alert”