Whisper

A whisper echoes through my spirit; it says:I have one Son, and he is called a Nazareneand an American, and a Buddha and bin Laden

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Creatures

It baffles me still that their teeth are so perfect-white with nice, flat edgesAnd their eyes and smiles bright, their faces so filled with lifeBut on their breath is the smell of bloodAnd they carry with them only deathTheir presence in my psyche summons the creatures of the night that howl and scratch and cause […]

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Thin Ice

The winter has not yet passedAnd I walk from the frozen ground of this gardenTo the edge of your pondAnd I watch for hours each nightAs you skate about, smiling like the crescent moonThat illuminates your graceful flightWoe that I have no skates andThe unrelenting ice mocks my silly raft

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The Void

They stole from us, but we are richer for itThe insecurity—the pain of violation—runs so deeplyWe fear we cannot escapeThe voidThat was their betrayal, but lives now in usThough they have long since gone and diedThe voidThey gave us and have now escapedBut we, too, can escape, and live onIf we let our wounds heal […]

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The Journey

I remember better the time I spent in anticipationLike cleaning out the garage (where no cars were parked)Arranging the seats, setting up the stereo, sweeping the dusty floorI can hardly remember the time I spent there with friendsOr whether or not we had much funBut I remember that feelingStanding alone in the doorway, broom in […]

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Majesty

I stood briefly once, on the peakAnd could see out into a small stretch of infinityThe wind blew through me, it seemedAnd nothing above but the bright empty skyThe air moved through me and I could not breatheAnd the world was all around meBut I was hardly there—Just a speck on the landscape—I descendedBack to […]

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Blind

I don’t see a thing in the black darkness of night,when demons gently moan my name. It’s all I hear, like the sound of a gentle breeze that once comfortedbut now dims the candles that lit my way. My thoughts fall away when a voice just like my ownwhispers frightening things. I begin to feel […]

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Beauty

Your face escapes me, thoughyour name is very clear.All I can summon in my feeble heartis the image of your spirit—Laughter and play—with no face, no bodythat I can capture, witheven the best-laid traps.

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Afraid to Fall

I climb the jagged rockAt times slipping and withConstant strain to reachThe summit of your splendorAll the while, your joyful laughterComes from down belowBut I cannot, will not, dream of letting goFor you would never catch me

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Atheism

When a person embraces true atheism, they embrace the belief that there is no God, and therefore the belief that anyone who believes in the existence of any sort of God must be wrong. It is important to discuss the issue of defining God, because for all of the possible things that God could be […]

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