Obviously it’s no secret that I’m a poet. After all, I’ve claimed the title of #1 Rhyme and Reason Voiceover – Author – Poet – Podcaster – Singer/Songwriter – Voiceover Talent in the world. So, I must not be trying to conceal my identity and purpose. But I write and share poetry for inspiration. And for what I call “a little revelation.”
Because the “big revelation” has already been written.
But my poetry for inspiration sometimes annoys people.
Well, it annoys people who seem to take issue with anything that comes from a person who calls himself or herself (and those are the only two selves, by the way) a Christian. Which I do. I’m not a good Christian. Because there’s no such thing. But I AM someone who trusts the great I AM. And I’ve used poetry, for decades, to talk about God.
Now, why should that annoy anyone?
Especially when I share the paramount importance He places on Love.
But why should Love play such an important role in your life? Maybe because, when you love, it’s so much more difficult (nearly impossible) to be a dastardly dude or dudette. That’s my take on it. Now, check out how awful that sort of message sounds when it comes right out of the Bible:
“…through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!”
Just. Plain. Awful. Right?
Why would the Bible say to love your neighbor? And why would it show you how the opposite behavior leads to bad stuff? How dare some guy named Paul, or Saul, or whatever his name was, tell people to love others and not bite them? Da noive.
OK, tongue-in-cheek humor aside, do you catch my drift? You and I have a common Creator who cares more about us than we do. And He uses just about every means available to show us how much. That includes serious writing, factual writing, genealogical writing, and even poetry.
And I figure if God endorses poetry, then count me in.
Here’s an example of my poetry for inspiration that flowed out of a fairly recent sunset.
My liberated heart can spread its wings
And consume these smoky sunrays today.
My thirsty eyes soak in all the splendor,
Before this mountain moment fades away,
My mind enters this twilight lucid dream
And pauses to create a déjà vu.
A thousand thankful thoughts rise up to God,
Who helps me write this short story to you.
The words become a precipice to me,
A rocky peak of pictures in my brain.
Reality or not? Now, I wonder
How long I’ll wander through this vast terrain.
Long enough for me to write this sonnet,
While the setting sun’s light is upon it.
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