When God Takes A Child

Posted in Christianity, poetry with tags , , on May 15, 2011 by Uncle Tree


What does it

mean to be

a Christian

when the God you know and love

takes a child you know and love?

When He takes

your child

your baby

your most

beloved

belonging?

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Lonely Enough For Two

Posted in flash fiction with tags , on August 22, 2015 by Uncle Tree

unsplash coffee

It was one of those days where everywhere one looks, one sees twos. Everyone but me had someone else, or so it seemed. Embarrassment is tiring, and I didn’t feel like feeling it on that particular afternoon, when busy-ness was running rampant along the sidewalk, as per usual. So, I did what I’ve done before: bought two coffees and paced the floor. Anxiously disgruntled, it must have been obvious to any and all onlookers — here was a man awaiting his date. Impatience ain’t so hard to feign. You know? I sat back down and stared at my phone. Finishing off the last dregs of the first cup, I slid it away and grabbed the second, shaking my head in a miserable fashion. Two cups after lunch is the norm for me anyway. Ha! I knew I had them fooled. But little did I know what was to happen next. She came through the door alone, looking tired and worn-out. I pretended not to see her, and continued to fidget with my cell in a nonchalant manner. Slowly, she walked up to the counter and placed her order. A short conversation ensued, then she turned and glanced at me, as she made her way to a table at the other end of the shop. Shortly thereafter, the waitress brought her two cups of coffee…

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Adventure Multiplied

Posted in poetry with tags , on July 18, 2015 by Uncle Tree

out of the blue

Facing the future

with you is adventure

multiplied by two

hearts who capture

the love which grows after

we’ve made it together

in moments that come from

out of the blue

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Song Of Understanding

Posted in poetry with tags , , on June 14, 2015 by Uncle Tree

forest at night

In the quiet of the mornin’

long before the cock does crow

the early bird, she comes a singin’

(hard tellin’ what she knows)

Seems to me, her tweets are secret-

coded notes with birdy words

so concise and quite direct

the foreign language that I heard

♫ ♪ ♫

sunrise in the forest

I bet, she often wonders if

her love can hear her song

restin’ in his tree on yonder cliff

Is it for her, he truly longs?

 ♪

Is it for her, he waits at sea?

Does he not know her place?

Can he not see that he is free

to leave that lonely space?

♫ ♪ ♫

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Passion’s Chamber by Caroline Morphew

Posted in poetry with tags , , on June 1, 2015 by Uncle Tree

purple wallpaper

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A Soul Full Of Diamonds

Posted in poetry with tags , on May 23, 2015 by Uncle Tree

Imperishable

From atom to molecule,

I have always been there for you.

From cellular distractions to complex organisms,

I have kept you right by my side.

From plants to ferns to trees,

I have watched you ever evolve.

From petrifying flesh to blackest coal,

I have secured your safe arrival.

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When She Speaks To Me

Posted in poetry with tags , , on April 24, 2015 by Uncle Tree

wallpaper

From the bark of a puppy dog
to the croak of a bullfrog
She knows the language of life

From the pussy cat’s “Meow”
to the Willow’s humble bow
She knows the signs of strife

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Hanging On For Dear Life After Death

Posted in poetry with tags , on April 4, 2015 by Uncle Tree

hanging on

After most of us have passed away
a piece of us is left to stay
hanging on for
better days
with a
leg
up
on the future

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