Nefarious But True (poem by me)

Memorize your face
Memorize your tales
Tales so nefarious
Tales so jagged
Jagged daggers of revenge
Jagged stabs at life
Life so liquid
Life so frenzied
Frenzied attempts to find God
Frenzied for His love
Love so genuine
Love so pure
Pure admiration for His creativity
Pure admiration for His cleverness
Cleverness that astounds
Cleverness that humbles
Humbles you to your knees
Humbles you beyond your senses
Senses that lie
Senses that yield to temptation
Temptation that drags you away
Temptation that dulls your conscience
Conscience so willing to be muddied
Conscience that likes to sleep
Sleep in fragrant dreams
Sleep in ignorant bliss
Bliss that kills the soul
Bliss that loves flattery
Flattery that tempts idols
Flattery that yields to sin
Sin that leads to death
Sin that needs forgiveness
Forgiveness that is costly
Forgiveness that heals
Heals your broken soul
Heals your mortal wounds
Wounds from His feet
Wounds from your past
Past weaved by you
Past torn by others
Others who were careless
Others who dismiss
Dismiss your identity
Dismiss His existence
Existence that's nonnegotiable
Existence that is true
True Savior
True sacrifice for mankind
Mankind…
Savior…

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The Depraved (poem by me)

The heavy wooden door creaks,
A half-dead butler speaks,
"Welcome to the House of Horrors,
Time to meet some fiendish freaks."

You can feel free to rove and roam,
To me, every inch is well known,
Because this house is my own mind,
I'm always trapped in my grim home.

Morals may seem out of place,
My conscience is a wide open space,
My lack of empathy is chilling,
But my rage stokes the fireplace.

How did you get a Bible in—
Past the freaks and heavy sin?
Read another cleansing verse,
Teach me freedom and salvation.

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and 
will forgive us our sins and purify us from all 
unrighteousness." —1 John 1:9

Down the Rabbit Hole (poem by me)

I wish I had just said no
the first time I tasted sin
It's like going down a rabbit hole.

I thought it would help me reach my goal
like a genie from Aladdin
I wish I had just said no.

Sins to make life less dull
Sins to make a friend
I wish I had just said no.

Can't stop, can only go
I'm worse than I've ever been
It's like going down a rabbit hole.

God, please take control
Make me a saint again
I wish I had just said no
It's like going down a rabbit hole.

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is 
eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." —Romans 6:23

Repentance (poem by me)

…regrets having done it,
…recognizes offense,
…remembers no glory,
…reports no poor excuse,
…renders no shift of blame,
…repairs what can be fixed,
…re-routes future action.

“Jesus answered them, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.’” –Luke 5:31-32

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A Poem Prayer by me

Father, we know You are there,
We ask You to hear our prayer,
Heal us from shame, fear, and rejection,
Oh Lord, have mercy on us—Your children.

Help us to exalt Your opinion of us,
To You, we are positively priceless,
Help us to disregard any objection,
Oh Lord, have mercy on us—Your children.

With Your blood, make us clean,
Deliver us from our sinful routine,
Forgive our every transgression,
Oh Lord, have mercy on us—Your children.

 “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us….”—Ephesians 1:7-8

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