Ink Pastries

Little rhyming poems that are delectable, and a few side dishes.

TWO KINDS OF PEOPLE (SHORT POEM)

G-D SAYS THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF PEOPLE

You are either the thief on the left
or the thief on the right of the Christ.
You subscribe to belief, while confessing your theft,
or you’re by your own demons enticed.

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By The Word Of The Lord

One of my favorite stories, because it is so full of meaning for us, is 1st Kings 13. Glad to see someone else thought so, too.

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GRAFT US ONTO THE TREE, GOD (SHORT POEM)

GRAFT US ONTO THE TREE, GOD

Like Ruth
we all need to marry into
the family of One God, the truth–
like Tamar,
we all need to seek
out that star–
to give birth to the youth
who will speak.
Like Rahab, we all
need to risk our own skin
to harbor the
angels who come–
to not let temptations to
slander and sin
against God
give away where they’re from.

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PREDATOR, PREY OR FREE SON? (SHORT POEM)

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PREDATOR, PREY OR FREE SON?

You can be predator or prey (on a tray)
in the world in which you do not pray.
But in the end you’ll be eaten, digested,
by the one in whom you’ve most invested.
When we pray, we become an adopted
Son of the Creator. We’re free,
because free will was God’s gift He opted
to give, but the reason we flee.
Free will means we CAN choose to hear
the lies that are put right before us,
and, by them, be lead, in our fear,
and by someone who doesn’t adore us.

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WHAT IS TRUTH? (SHORT POEM)

WHAT IS TRUTH?

How many of us fall through the cracks
searching truth despite Satan’s attacks,
and of those who, because of him, don’t dare
to question their pastor, in prayer?

How many more say this: “What is truth?”
not knowing they sound just like Pilate,
who scoffed at it, well past his youth,
and doing so, didst he defile it?

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ABORTION (a poem)

ABORTION

To this day, I’m sad that I believed
no human was in my womb.
I chose, by satan, to be deceived
and my body became a tomb.

And now the consequences have played out:
I’m abandoned by a son.
But consequences come, no doubt,
of everything we’ve done.

Reborn, we glorify and praise
Christ, who by God was cursed
for this, our sin, and all our ways
once we accept the worst.

For once we do, the One Who Knows
comes to us, lives inside,
and lovingly deflect the blows
of those who stay in pride.

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A Poem to go with Psalm 104

from Psalm 104 (and a poem He gave me to go with it)
“These all wait for You,
That You may give them their food in due season.
28 What You give them they gather in;
You open Your hand, they are filled with good.
29 You hide Your face, they are troubled;
You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.
30 You send forth Your Spirit, they are created;
And You renew the face of the earth.”
THE MIDWIFE

Holy Spirit is the midwife
who raises us from the dust,
and would birth us yet again, for life,
if we would only trust.

But if we choose a second death–
stillborn, we’re no one’s child
but slaves to the one who would steal our breath–
who won’t be reconciled.

Our body, it returns to dust–
God’s Spirit has no choice.
It cannot stay where the lust
for revenge has drowned out Mercy’s voice.

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When I tell people, including Christians, that I’m going to Israel some day, and they say “but it’s too dangerous,” this is my reply (today, from Joseph Prince)….

PSALM 91:5–6
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
During World War II, German planes bombed London. Houses were leveled. But there was one that remained standing amidst the rubble. Its owner said that when she read Psalm 121:4, which says, “Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep,” she told the Lord, “Lord, since You don’t sleep, then there is no point in both of us keeping awake. I will sleep while You keep watch.” And she did, while the Lord protected her and her house.

In 2005, terrorists attacked London’s public transport system. That day, a Singaporean girl found herself unexpectedly late for work and could not get to the train station in time to board her usual train. When she finally neared the station, she realized that it had been bombed just a few minutes earlier. Her mother, who worships in our church, believes that God protected her daughter that day.

God wants you to know that you have round-the-clock protection—“You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.”

He protects you from “the terror by night”, which could refer to evils such as rape, kidnap or murder. He promises you protection from “the arrow that flies by day”. This could refer to bullets from a crazy sniper, drive-by shootings or home-made rockets fired into your territory.

God also shields you from “the pestilence that walks in darkness”, referring to viruses which you cannot see. You don’t have to be afraid of deadly viruses lurking somewhere or wonder if some deadly disease is developing in your body.

God also doesn’t want you to be afraid of “the destruction that lays waste at noonday”, such as a tsunami hitting the beach resort you are at, or a bomb going off in the shopping mall you are in.

You need not be afraid because God, who neither slumbers nor sleeps, is watching over you 24 hours a day!

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Treat them as they were or will be (Poem)

TREAT THEM LIKE THEY WERE AND WILL BE*

In every situation ask God’s grace
to alight and infuse and correct.
In everybody, no matter, see His face
and be the angel who commends them
with love and respect.

* When I was in college, I talked my roomies into having a “Come as You Were or Will Be” party. I dressed as a futuristic person in a silver dress. Now I would dress as an angel (really, we don’t know what angels look like except they use a lot of bleach in their clothing!) because that’s what I was in the ancient of days, and what I’ll be!

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WHO IS OUR GUARDIAN ANGEL? (a case of mistaken identity)

WHO IS OUR GUARDIAN ANGEL? OUR SOUL!

The guardian angel people speak of
is your Soul in Heaven, who feels for you, Love.
Your will separated from it long ago
and from God when it chose only evil to know.
But a silver string to you, by God, was then tied
called memory that bleeds through the speeches that lied:
the memory of God and the way you once felt
before you gambled on losing it, and took the cards dealt.
And when you realized you chose misery
you pulled on the string and were lifted to be
a human, but this is the place in which you
get to choose for God once and for all, to be true,
or to be false, your “self,” which calls you to eat
and, as in 1st Kings 13, over Soul, you choose meat??

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