Monday, July 23, 2007

About God

God is eternal. The term "old" does not apply
to the One who is the maker of earth, space, sky
and the whole of creation, not nature as some say
thinking that all that is came about the natural way
but what is natural in a world formed by God's hand,
ex nihilo as the Latin goes, so that you may know
and understanding grows to show
that nature is not its own author,
nor yours nor mine and the bottom line
arrives just in time to shine a truth sublime
that we are created and not natural,
so now we know.
God is a child where the wild
and the mild are reconciled
in joy and God never grows old
or tired of what he has made
from the trees giving shade to the flowers that fade
or each and every blade of grass in the all
the fields of dreams that parade through the mind
of his children who like their Father,
refuse to grow old, yet grow.
We grow old through our sin,
are then so unlike him in the dim
places we crawl to hide the damage
of the fall of our souls within
until we discover grace,
restoring us to the place of no trace
making us free to be a person reconciled,
undefiled and unbeguiled by the
face of deception that calls us nature's product
and not the created child
we are from the breath of the Holy,
and the never aging eternal.
Could it be that God is younger than we,
too blind to see that in childlike joy
is God-like wisdom for you and me?
I believe it in my soul.

Good and Evil, Part 2

Good is dumb so evil will thrive
while those who love good keep the dark foe alive
not in the shadows, the margins, in places hidden
but in plain view where nothing's forbidden to play,
dark rules the day, having his way, creating the fray
that good cannot seem to grasp or even talk to.
Some called "good" called him the sinner's friend
and to the end they planned for him to descend to the
shadows below where they did not know
he was already sent to go to find them.
Yes he was good and he also understood
what he wishes we would
make an effort to know about the others
in our world – that he loves them too.
But dumb cannot see, know, understand, befriend
It can only repeat, preach, attack, defend.
Good is good but it could be better by a twidge
a Mom-word I use
just to rhyme with the bridge
that good must build if it is to be
a bringer or hope too; not just a dope who
doesn't know how to cope through
the culture of our day and say "This way" to ones we
know how to walk with, talk with
and be a friend that is true.
Wise up good. Only the good friend of a sinner
can come out the winner in the battle with evil.
Everyone else loses. What else you got to do?

Good and Evil, Part 1

Evil is winning because good is too dumb
First blush it rings true but then I think for some
reason it is too easy to say this
but is there something I may miss
especially if I don't play this
out in my head 'til I get some clarity
on why it may seem true
but may ultimately leave you
and me without any hope that is real
and unable to feel
what is good and is bright, a soul delight,
to end the night of despair
not for all but for some,
and what's dumb is not good

Evil may seem to be winning
benefiting the sinning
while the world is spinning,
burning, imploding, while the underpinning of good
is lost, corrupt and without meaning

But a wise bringer of hope has taken the stage
while those who fail to notice
continue to rage against the
dying machine of folly;
and page after page after page is turned
with words unlearned, earning the inevitable wage

Go ahead and say good is the loser
but she is also the chooser of life
until the One who is good
comes like he said he would, in love

And evil even if it wins for a season
is empty and one whose ultimate fate
is without reason or beauty, art or truth
It cannot create

Evil will lose because loss is all it knows
and good wins so wake up and face it
Never fail to embrace it
He offers a chance please don't waste it
It is so good just to taste it
So good! Always good! Only good!