November 19, 2017

"Invited to Feast"


“Invited to Feast”

cji
11/20/17

There’s a wedding feast
we’ve all been invited
proper dress required
worthiness a mandate
too many know not
either dress or worthiness
having skipped classes
leaving unread instructions
finding other things to do
wondering why looking in
while always looking away
forgetting requirements
while all invited today
too few know the value
of a sacred wedding feast!


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"Intellectual Temptations"


“Intellectual Temptations”

cji
11/20/17

As in all things important
too many rely on logismoi
tempted by the dessert
then by men/women wisdom
as some have to have said,
‘too smart to believe in God’
their intellectual temptations
forgetting the milk/toast
ignoring the salad bar
maybe grabbing a steak
most often to the dessert
thus without any homework
discussing the complex
till believing they know
pretending to be enlightened
having no clue or idea
that with only logismoi
they’ve no truth at all
thus nations falling
men/women as animals
going for the dessert bar
intellectual temptations
in all important things!


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November 18, 2017

"Tornadogenesis"


“Tornadogenesis” 

cji
11/19/17

Okay it’s the Sabbath Day
there’ll be storms about
some will be major bad
contention amid the clouds
each demanding space
not just there’s but all
updrafts – downdrafts
hard rains and large hail
sometimes three in one
coming of the adversary
hatred and irritability
further from the truth
tornadogensis daily
amid human beings
acting as the winds
storms becoming
distractions incoming
especially on the Sabbath!

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"R U Important"


“R U Important”

cji
11/18/17

Asked by a kindergartener
when reading some books
innocent and wondering
‘r u important’ quietly
response was given
‘if my children know me
then I would guess so’
knowing the home is most
important in today’s chaos
thus when asked quietly
‘r u important’ meaningfully
does your family know you?


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November 17, 2017

"Getting Caught Up"


“Getting Caught Up”
cji
11/18/17
Jumping in an icy river
flows all around moving
having to go upstream
spring thaw in flood stage
swimming mightily forever
plow anchor attached
wondering at progress
watching turtles swim by
those on the shore giggle
‘you’ll never catch up’
unknowing how to quit
hypothermia setting in
gaining an inch here
losing a foot there
getting caught up
not for weak at heart
somewhere to start
unlike those who fly!!
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November 16, 2017

"Disappointments"


“Disappointments”

cji
11/17/17

Buying chocolate ice cream
finding it was marked wrong
and you’ve maple walnut
climbing up a tree quick
and finding a snake on top
going for the last cookie
finding only crumbs left
dreaming of a first kiss
awakening to your dog
licking your face happy
of course disappointments
come with two choices
pretend you like maple
glad the snake harmless
good day to start a diet
disappointments disappear
even if you really don’t like
maple walnut ice cream!


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"Old Friends Younger"


“Old Friends Younger”

cji
11/16/17

Always another yesterday
Time still never to stay;

We met within the Chapel
While resting for a spell;

Strangers now ever friends
This stories never ends;

Miles, years, decades slumber
Knowing old friends younger!


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"To a Wonderful Lady" (Happy Birthday)


“To a Wonderful Lady”
(Happy Birthday)

cji
11/16/17

A special friend to know
of course catching her
often most difficult
square dancing some
kayaking on the river
swimming in the pool
always on the go
years/decade of service
going to hurricane relief
a fire in the night time
still active helping all
four-score three years
to a wonderful lady
Happy birthday, Diane!


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November 15, 2017

"Excited About Life"


“Excited About Life”

cji
11/16/17

When but a wee child
found within a sail boat
more importantly alone
there was a sail
a bow and a stern
it appeared the bow
went ahead of the boat
while the stern followed
finding the tiller direction
the rudder obeyed tiller
thus even as a child
in marginal control
remember first time
learning thus a lesson
it was my life to control
and thereafter awed
excited about life
as still today I am
the wee child absorbed!


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"Within Honesty"


“Within Honesty”

cji
11/15/17

Unbidden sometimes unknown
correcting an error quickly
knowing one’s name/place
important to the individual
while so appreciated by all
allowing others to feel call
teaching all this principle
time out from worldly race
applying higher laws strictly
sometimes unbidden shown!


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November 14, 2017

"Hide and Seek Golf"


“Hide and Seek Golf”

cji
11/15/17

There’s no such thing
golf balls aren’t lost
it’s called hide and seek
hiding under fallen leaves
behind folded limbs bare
some are in the lakes
the ball hides wherever
and the golfer seeks
day in and day out
all over the world done
while hawkers finding
almost all of the balls
playing hide and seek!


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November 13, 2017

"Hew"


“Hew”

cji
11/14/17

Starting as piece of wood
years to grow and shape
thought finished by nature
till the carpenter’s Son
came boldly with an ax
chipping away here/there
taking away my roughness
smoothing me a new
this piece of wood to hew
replacing my roughness
into something more fair
refining as if hot wax
done by a carpenter’s son
into something more pure
my inner soul to awake
this simple piece of wood!

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"Malign"


“Malign”

cji
11/14/17

How quick to judgment
counsels of the damned
producing and then forcing
falseness upon others
beguiling with doubt
the big lie retold
made believable
repetitively repeated
falsely accusing
winning at any cost
to malign deliberately!


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"Euphony"


“Euphony”

cji
11/14/17

Wondering profusions
blossoms unfolding
clarion bells resounding
double taps embracing
sounds of wind whispers
calling within sweetly
pleasing the inner soul
sounds harmonious
profusions pondering!

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"Chary"


“Chary”

cji
11/14/17

So often so hesitant
fearing rejection
risking but un-wanting
staying but going too
extending the hand
holding back the rest
wanting to endear
while unwilling risk
vigilant to dangers
accepting slowly
fearing rejection
sorrow of chary within!


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"Razzmatazz"


“Razzmatazz”

cji
11/14/17

Smoke and mirrors
bright lights flashing
ambiguous answers
double-talking to confuse
beguiling razzle-dazzle
embraced by Babylon
stage and follywood
embracing seduction
with nothing but
smoke and mirrors!

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"Palliate"


“Palliate”

cji
11/14/17

Becoming the peace maker
reconciling differences
bringing under control
reducing violence found
virulent in diseases
most time only one way
some palliate to rearm
while some in honesty
all in protections cloak
unable to cure but ease
if only for the moment!


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"Lagniappe"


“Lagniappe”

cji
11/14/17

Broadly sharing a gift
given as good measure
certainly not from govt
no strings attached
more like in tall tales
‘have I something for you’
seeking to good will
lagniappe from another
or from you to a friend!

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