Category Archives: Poetry

Unglamorous: Act 2

Cause him to suffer – our words, the Father’s will Righteousness personified… and rejected Upon him? The punishment that brought us peace Crushed not for what he did, but for our iniquities Innocent blood for the guilty – hammers in … Continue reading

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Are you scared of flying? A poem of comfort.

My wife is off to Colorado today and she’s a little apprehensive about the flight, so I wrote her this poem. Maybe you’ll find comfort in it too. You’re Going on a Plane Today You’re going on a plane today … Continue reading

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Unglamorous: Act 1

Entered the world’s stage dependent on another Mothered by an assumed harlot, fathered by a perceived weakling Manifestation of promised pain – reminds us why he had to come, hints at what he came to do Authority, like his teeth, … Continue reading

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“Courage Pushed On” – A Poem for my wife and Lucy’s mother.

Anxiety called out, “It’s time.” Like Jesus in Gethsemane, the weight of the Genesis three promise – personal pain for another’s life – pressed in. Her body trembling, retching. Courage pushed on. Fear arrived and took up her cross. Like … Continue reading

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“Missing You.” A poem of anticipation.

You were there, but I missed you. A house filled with family, but I felt alone. Longing. Today was your birthday, but it wasn’t. So incredibly close to your mother, but impossibly far from me. Anticipating. For a moment, we … Continue reading

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Complicated – A Poem

This was originally posted on one of my other blogs, Nobody’s Normal. You can read the brief narrative of how it came to be here, but I wanted to republish it at Discovering Writing because it’s fruit of my deepening … Continue reading

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Poetry for Pregnancy

David Orr wrote an article over at NPR.org that caught my eye. Titled “It’s A Genre! The Overdue Poetry of Parenthood,” the piece showed how there hasn’t been much poetry written on the profound miracle of the conception, development, and … Continue reading

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Why – A Poem for my wife

(I wrote this to my wife a year or two ago; I felt it appropriate to share as we approach Mother’s day.) Why Why would you give up so many hours? The planning, the cooking, the teaching. Why would you … Continue reading

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Poetry for my sister, on her birthday

Today is my sister Gina’s birthday, and I’ve written her a few poems. Gina’s Haiku Colorado was invaded by Gina and never the same Gina’s Cinquain Gina Older sister She shares my love, Roma’s In Augusta, two slices each Sausage … Continue reading

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God bless the poets

Ten years ago, my wife and I made our Forever Vow, and to celebrate I enlisted the help of a team of poets. These men and women have the remarkable talent of telling stories in song, and their musical gifts provided the … Continue reading

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