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it surprises me sometimes how much time I can use
being on the internet like this just rambling away
or how much different sites now deleted have meant to me
because of the connections I made through my silly writes
the fact that I get read by anyone often times still fills me
with this kind of hope that somewhere someone is praying
and their personal prayer may have included me in some small way
which is beautiful and very special indeed that a complete stranger
thought enough to care enough to love enough to pray enough
and I just want to say thank you and I love you too whomever you are :)

the cooliest thing is this is a Christian site unlike others including Christian ones
and what makes me feel so different posting here than anywhere else?
the answer to that is a very simple one with a more complex outcome
we are emembers of one body but how that body chooses to use us as tools
is totally up to our Father in heaven but he did join us together in this place
for his glory by his will and might we remember this when we read or post
cause we are all his special loved forgiven children with eternal salvation
with a place prepared just for us and if thats not the cooliest thing ever
I dont know what else to sit here typing about
might we all be blessed with abundant happiness, peace, and prosperity~
ox'
 
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ok time for some free verse...

I pluck joy from the air
almost white soft daisy petals
to feast on the snow flakes
like different unique days
frozen in shutter blinks
and my mind takes memories

some could bring a hidden tear
in the line of tangled cob webs
or an innocent school girl blush
when they are swept away
to reveal I am but a child
stuck inside an old bottle of whine

as I hold onto nothing more
or nothing less than this pass
tick tock seconds so pure
they have to quickly fly away
only to float and gather slowly
while they land on the ground

with my thoughts at my feet
precious like sweet kisses
of loves first fancy flight
when the sun plays with me
before I melt into the soil
and become that same yesteryear
 
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seasonal allergies cause me to sneeze
as my car is covered in yellow dust,
I am thankful for the wind and its breeze
favorably lifted away in a gust,

for my eyes are red and my nose hurts too
when I try so hard to breathe normally,
take medications is the thing to do
with tissues being used formally,

so when I cough or sound like I can choke
understand it is not some rare disease,
while I hide within my shirt like a cloak
just hand me a sudafed if you please,

this season shall come to pass away soon
while I sip some benadryl from a spoon~

(some iambic pentameter for you poetry police... lol you know who you are)
 
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keep the peace and show kindness to all men
we shall make it through this tribulation,
to breathe freely in public once again
do rest upon our Lord's foundation,

now is the time to remember to pray
for those souls less fortunate than we are,
we must exercise good caution today
though our circumstances are quite bizarre,

find things to do that normally you cant
like clearing out old things in your closet,
no need to complain in some kind of rant
with many household chores why sit and fret?

this bad virus will come and go away
and leave us thankful for another day
 
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people keep asking me how do you feel?
well I feel ok for someone with an auto immune disease
cant take my NSAID's so its been tough on the pain front
this whole reclusive thing isnt new to me
nor is staying home often because I do prefer solitude
so I conclude Im doing ok

on another note I feel deeply sad with our state of affairs
its the kinda strange strange thats really strange yanno?
I see these pics of people around the globe and think
they are just trying to get on with their lives like everyone else
and the whole world is united by a pandemic
its very sad it took a virus for me to feel united with the world

as a Christian I feel united with the body of Christ but this is different
its an entirely new unchartered territory of feeling for me
not just being human or humane its about our crazy humanity
this deep rooted feeling of an ancestral connection to creation
that we really started from one being two than more into now
like Im stuck in a DNA time warp and its not a jump to the left
(or step to the right) lol...

that's my babbling for the day of introspection cause I was asked
 
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Really ? @>`----

late night specials are seldom on the menu
though they do add spice to tangy verbage
as words simmer silently in an alphabet soup
playing scrabble game glances with spoons full
to make those watching hungry for a bowl
of warm uncomplicated conversation...
 
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I have traveled all around
too many people I meet,
these places seem so blurred
like strangers on the street,

the memories I hold
of time that slipped away,
some tears inside my heart
left to hide another day,

sunshine that feels too warm
upon flesh that was cold,
reminded me of time
when I did not feel old,

then my phone rang aloud
I answered to a friend,
that fell on harder times
with compassion to lend,

better days I promised
we shall both live to see,
tribulations made us stong
its life's most certain fee,

we laughed out loud today
together through it all,
don't let life get you down
and I thanked her for the call

(for D.E. may J.E. rip)
 
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I found this affirmation in an old poetry note book of mine. It was given to be my a friend from college when my late finance passed away. This little army green note book holds many memories. They were stationed on Ft. Bliss at the time, and I attended a church on base within walking distance of their housing. This is from 10/19/08~

The power of prayer! When I allow the word of GOD to shine into my soul, and fill it I am never alone. I just forget that when the world gets me down. This is why I truly enjoy the wed. night bible studies here on Bliss. The fellowship fills the void. Thank you Lord for answering me with so many blessings.

Father in the name of your Son Jesus Christ thank you for that group down there, and their service to this nation. Might you keep them safe through what is happening in the world today. I don't know where these people are today, or what they are doing. Might they all shine as a light for others in the darkness of this world. May you bless them beyond measure with your abundant love, grace, mercy, and hope. Might Col. R. think of me in prayer, and remember how much we enjoyed our conversations. They were all stars in my darkest skies when I needed them. Thank you for the wonderful memories, and reminding me today you are always here with me. Praise your holy name! Amen.
 
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once upon a place there was
pretty people there because
even young they knew one day
time would haunt their hearts to say

even good their bad would grow old

hunting for a place to park
walking downtown in the dark
soda pinball pool with bands
screaming loud they had their fans

wishing good their bad would grow old

getting married having kids
life's an auction placing bids
making changes through it all
in the end they heard that call

knowing good their bad did grow old

then in eyes of I might care
covered looks of deep despair
abandoned dreams they know of these
nothing left but memories

hoping good their bad did grow old

wrinkles cannot hide the light
simple things bring much delight
happiness humility
are the thing I bring with me

shouting good their bad is too old
 
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silent in solitude I still have a voice
one fueled by decades of scarred flesh
worn like tattered thin old blue jeans
found at the bottom of a heavy drawer

just because they have always been there
like lingered along legacies of thought
words that floated frequently as though flies
squashed between solitary sentences

behind human bars in madness of mind
released only when memories abound
till they scream upon my cold skin
to remind me of the strength I have gained

from very forceful survival skills in life
carved like a Michael Angelo marble
set in stone outside earthly cages
knowing I can overcome all but death

and then shall I live in heavenly places
free from the bondage of wounds
that are far too deep to heal
my heart wishes never to forget
 
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my loving Lord and savior Jesus Christ
I pray for dreams of heaven in my sleep
hide me from the horror inside my head
fill my heart with joy so I cannot weep

submit me to the knowledge of your word
cover me with kindess so I am not cruel
help me stand for a lost generation
as a true witness use me as your tool

comfort me with the hope of righteousness
humble me in this world so I am meek
clothe me with a precious plate of patience
a soldier for Christ so you they seek

I pray praise and thank you our Father
in the name of your beautiful Son
Jesus Christ our holy redeemer
knowing it is your will that shall be done~

Amen.

(written 15 years ago for us survivors, through inspiration from the holy ghost)

I needed the reminder of this prayer tonight
with everything going on in the world today
we shall get through this too
its nothing but a thing...
 
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my loving Lord and savior Jesus Christ
I pray for dreams of heaven in my sleep
hide me from the horror inside my head
fill my heart with joy so I cannot weep

submit me to the knowledge of your word
cover me with kindess so I am not cruel
help me stand for a lost generation
as a true witness use me as your tool

comfort me with the hope of righteousness
humble me in this world so I am meek
clothe me with a precious plate of patience
a soldier for Christ so you they seek

I pray praise and thank you our Father
in the name of your beautiful Son
Jesus Christ our holy redeemer
knowing it is your will that shall be done~

Amen.

(written 15 years ago for us survivors, through inspiration from the holy ghost)

I needed the reminder of this prayer tonight
with everything going on in the world today
we shall get through this too
its nothing but a thing...
Hello my sister thenami;

15 years ago was a tough time that my wife and I went through together in our family, church and work. Most of what you wrote in your poem brings back many thoughts from then. This was the time when we learned that no matter how tough or great things get, we still chose God by loving, trusting and praising Him, first.

We got past so much. God answered every prayer, not all our way but in His way which turned out even better.

God bless you and your family, sister.
 
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flesh is nothing a lump of pollution
inject technology institution
not a rhyme rhythm or good solution
what matters most met its dissolution

worldly chaos forced right in the faces
people not hidden home in their places
darkness lingers disease as it traces
the escalation of deathly cases

mirror mirror you see the reflection
horror in the streets is the injection
no one is special their is no section
to keep us safe from any connection

is the whole planet on a house arrest
as we hibernate in salvation's test
is survival at humanity's best
or are some in a coffin fully dressed?

( a rap of sorts )
 
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Father in the name of your Son Jesus Christ, might I:

understand YOU are in charge
never expect people to thank me
allow time to adjust to changes
assert a side others don't often see
display the right attitudes
improve daily
act upon my good decisions
deepen my faith
keep my commitments
see the bigger picture beyond myself
question the popular always
be productive as an expert on me
listen to the creativity in my soul
invest and nurture good relationships
understand with you, NOTHING is impossible!!!

Amen.

so seldom a taste of the unknow sparks imaginations call
like a prayer in the midst of the quiet day so bright
it hurts my eyes to envision it from way back here
resting upon the promises in feather pillows of comfort
knowing all is in accord to a plan made long ago
and I am peanut butter in a lemon meringue world
content to accompany or enjoy any of life's fruits
understanding everything is a gift to be enjoyed~