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 […]