No More Shade

Under the canopy resting and weary

too much success for Jonah

who brought a word to Nineveh

the people repented

and Jonah was angry with God

How can such a warring people

find salvation from you God

then the worm came

ate the tree

no more shade

dVerse prompt on shade

No More Shade

Bread and Wine

Melchizedek brought bread and wine

Canaanite King of Righteousness

way to meet with God

in the Valley of Shaveh

after Abraham’s victory

and Abraham praised God


David wrote a psalm after faining madness

Taste and see that the LORD is good!   How happy is the man who takes refuge in Him!             Psalm 34:8. HCSB

Eat Him

He is tasty and good

knowing this you will be happy

because you will be in God


Jesus said

Whoever eats my body and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him.   (John       6:56.  (Aramaic Bible in Plain English)

many walked away

later at the Passover while they were eating

Jesus took bread and broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said,”Take and eat it.  This is my body.”           Matthew 26:26. HCSB

then He took the wine

“For this is My blood that establishes the covenant; it is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins.”         Matthew 26:28.  HCSB

bread and wine

communion with God

Bread and Wine

Clear the Clutter


How did it get this way?

Decades and decades of accumulation

Yet there is assemblance of order


Piles of journals hand written

The books   volumes of books

Religious topics   art   literature


I told you this would cause discourse in the world


Clothes mostly cotton hardly worn

Even God killed an animal (first death in Bible)

To cover Adam and Eve

Then Cain killed Abel


I told you there is blood on the cotton


Fill some boxes big boxes

With projects incomplete

Or interrupted unrealized

Hoped for


I told you the rest let go

Clear the Clutter

Don’t Want These Killings No More

To help prompt myself I will be studying a poet – one per week.

This week is Langston Hughes.  Here is his poem Song for a Dark Girl


Song for a Dark Girl


Way Down South in Dixie

(Break the heart of me)

They hung my black young lover

To a cross roads tree.


Way Down South in Dixie

(Bruised body high in air)

i asked the white Lord Jesus

What was the use of prayer.


Way Down South in Dixie

(Break the heart of me)

Love is a naked shadow

On a gnarled and naked tree.


Now the poetry prompt is to write about a troubling subject.

Here is my work in progress –


Don’t Want These Killings No More


Don’t want these killings no more

black on black

cop on black killings no more


Don’t want these killings no more

white gangster confederate flag bearing

killings no more


Troubled youth

black trench coat killings no more


Sandy Hook Elementary youngsters

had to die too soon killings no more


Jogging down the road

drive by killings no more


No more

Don’t Want These Killings No More