Caim

Draw a circle around yourself, they say Trace your finger in the air and say a prayer And this is your sanctuary Your protected place Join your body to your soul In supplication to the almighty Let Earth be part of your litany And draw your circle On sacred ground Encompassing all you hold dear…

Is love ever wasted?

Can love ever be a waste? No! we cry. Of course not! Love is an absolute good, how can it ever be wasted? And yet we all remember gifts of time and care accepted without appreciation kindness in word and deed sneered at and spat upon Generosity taken for granted while the giver, (obviously a…

For the nameless

We never know their names We never see their faces We don’t know who they are or where they live but they are all around us Anonymous, hiding in plain sight Saving lives and saving souls Mending bruises and mending hearts Making peace, making love Holding lamps in the darkness so others can see their…

God’s Paint Box

When I see a rainbow halo around the setting moon I like to think that God is playing with His paint box drawing circles of colours to delight His creation Like when I see long streaks of cloud on a sunny day He is finger painting across the sky When sun sets through cloud all…

The Garden of God

Walking through a magical garden gathering flowers in hand the air is filled with sweet perfume and I am at peace My arms are laden with glowing blossoms their colours an array of finest jewels I am showered in petals of light   These are the gardens of Heaven the Lord is the Gardener His…

What is Truth

What is truth? Everyone’s got a different answer We should be kind to those who are kind to us We should shun those who are unhappy, lest they make us unhappy we should not care about the displaced, the homeless, the sick We should look after our own   What is truth? said the governor…

One little seed

There’s something a little magical about planting pushing those seeds into the good earth water and fertilise and wait with hope for the first small shoot   There’s something rather exciting about tending those babies weeding and watering enough sun, enough shade protecting from pests and day by day watching them grow   There’s nothing…

Cathedral

Construct the foundation carefully build on rock in order to stand thoroughly grounded in God’s promises build tall, but with precision works measured precisely as stones mortared securely with belief carve the ornaments with exquisite craftsmanship shiny conduct for all to see   That’s only half the work don’t forget inside construct the altar on…

Need

You grow up learning how wrong it is to shout and yell and scream Only children have tantrums Adults don’t cry Grow up! Behave! Act your age!   Swallow it down Swallow it down You must be decorous, quiet and appropriate Your cries echo only around the inside of your skull You wail silently in…

Consider this

When you stand at the foot of the cross Consider this An innocent man is convicted And tortured to death He wasn’t the first And won’t be the last His execution is political Protecting the status quo Because fulfilment of prophecy Gets people excited And it’s all nonsense, right? Nobody really works miracles No matter…