Infelix Lignum

Impaléd thrice doth blood flow. 
‘For man which doth cause all woe!’

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Slumber

…to leave reality
and sty to fantasy
Oh the bliss of slumber
‘tis jovial wonder!

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But a Worm

Who am I to thee draw nigh?
and who am I that thou wouldst die?

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Guilt

What have mine hands wrought?
Light away and darkness brought?
Am I become mad?
Alack, mine hands are red clad?

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L’insomnie

The dreamless state be a mighty foe. /
O good Lord do grant it a great below; /
Send forth thy ministers of fierce flame /

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Overhaste

Impatience is a poison. /
‘Tis a cloud that covers wit. /
It converts sense to chaos /
And teareth cool temp’rance down.

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My Beloved

There is a woman in a distant land,
Far in the forests of Acadia,
Who possesseth both beauty and wisdom.
The locks of her hair are fabulous flames

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The Solitude of Night

O the silence was loud, nay, blaring /
Whereupon every sound thereafter /
could only be likened to thunder /
Alack the torture of frozen time! /
and the ardent boredom of black night!

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The Onfighting

My heart was hell, a deepening abyss. My soul, wrapped in chains, unable to find peace. I staggered along with fellow students on the way to morning chapel. This stroll was familiar as it was required of us each weekday morning. It was a bright sunny day in Southern California and my whole being throbbed with woe.
NO! It can’t be true!

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An Alphabetic Acrostic

Abba Father, what am I that thou wouldst knowledge me?
Behold, I am iniquitous and unclean!
Cleanse me and clean me within!

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The Plight of Man

Sin is a seductive shadow;
the damning dark that dwells within.
It keenly kills all kinds of man.
All folk are formed in its fury…

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Summer Sun

Summer sun does shine sheenly
Raising rays radiant rich
Leaves live and grow with glory
Calid colours crowd our land…

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Lost Children

Falls my heart in th’ocean black!
My knees drop and I do lament!
A life was born and now ‘tis dead—
Nay! Not just one but twain are dead!

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Night is Day

Night is day and day is night;
My mind is frayed and in fright!
Motions move and swirl inside;
Bubbling thoughts do ne’er subside…

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Verdant Blades

Thrill I feel in my steps;
I joy in my wand’rings.
Staff in hand, I’ll through land—
roaming as I desire…

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Manifest Malfunction

Truly our world is broken—
Everywhere the cracks are seen!
All places have their token—
Everywhere there’s a black mien!

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La Grêle

Look! O Look, lad! The land doth die!
Dark is come and has swept the sky!
Frost falls and the flowers do fade.
Cumbrous clouds cover us with shade…

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Rêves Oubliés

Past pictures pilfer my time
mesmerous maze of ages
lost in moments mortified
dreaded dreams and long lost joys…

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