The garden that ate me alive.

A spoken word thing that I had the pleasure of sharing with some friends at a talent show. My friend Nathan is back with more incredible artwork to flesh out this piece!! Give him a follow on Instagram, it’s so worth it. Poem 238 of 365 – Hello,you have a pretty soulwill you let me […]

It’s 2020, and. . .

I COMPLETED MY 2019 POETRY CHALLENGE! I wrote 365 poems in a year. Dang. This feels absolutely euphoric. And. . . now that it’s over, I don’t know what I’m going to do next. I seriously don’t. Well, I’ll figure it out, I guess. In the meantime, Happy New Year!! 😀 Poem 364 of 365 […]

Final Reflections

I can’t believe it’s the end of a decade. How did I spend it? Unfortunately, I think it was too full of aimless, unintentional living. May next year be a chance to live conscientiously in the holiness of God. Poem 226 of 365 – The month is almost over GodHow have I glorified you?What things […]

Prayer for labourers

Poem 234 of 365 – I need these to be your words, not mine;Sprinkled with grace and humility.I want to see heaven and earth entwined.My life is worse than futilityWithout contributing to your kingdom,So equip me with a willing soul.I want to bring home when angels sing “done”Some who escaped the judgement toll. ~ Essie

A Garden Trespassed

This is one I hold close to the chest. I hope it’s not so close that it means nothing to you. Poem 236 out of 365 – There were flowers, red and gold.An intoxicating fragrance sprang forthFrom the garden that I was toldNot yet, not yet, not yet. Glistening leaves, a macabre greenBegging to be […]

Matthew 9:38

A day early because Christmas. May everyone have a blessed time of worship tomorrow. May more people discover the reason for our joy. Poem 225 of 365 – Your holiness is uncontained;Your glory blinds the unworthy.Temporal toys begin to fade.Their allure is impure compared to what you offer. When will every knee bow?Every tongue confess […]

Mental wards and fun-houses

This is more of a spoken-word piece. It’s kind of long, but it’s one of my favourites. Poem 231 of 365 – How could I think you deserted me?I’m still learning, pleaseForgive me.I was seeing with fun-house-mirror vision,You had a safe house but I thought it was a prison.The fears had risen,And I didn’t listenTo […]

Prayer for courage.

Poem 230 of 365 – God, I slept in late.It doesn’t change the fact that I need you.I need people who see me to see you.I need grace for the sins I’ve done and will do.I need power from your SpiritTo preach your gospel when others need to hear it.To ask a probing question that […]

Monster of dreams

This one feels kind of unfinished, but maybe next year I’ll add onto it. Poem 229 of 365 – God, I had a dream last nightWhere I did something vileI’ve done my best to resist in the daytimeI guess it had been building up in a pileBubbling under subconscious passionsSubtly holding to the hopeThat I […]

Not Flying.

It’s almost the end of the year, and right now all you’ve seen is my poetry in the low 200s. Let’s change that, since New Year’s fast approaches. I’ll be trying to post every day until December 31st. Hope you like it 🙂 Poem 228 of 365 – I hate not being in controlI hate […]