“Lest We Regret It Later”

4/11/18. 5/20/18.
Written by: Victor P.

“Lest We Regret It Later”

If it’s just for one night
Then I don’t want this.

Won’t throw away what I can’t get back,
It’s not worth the consequences.

‘Shows me it’s not worth the price we’d have to pay,
Show me there’s another, better way.’

Even if it’s what we want,
This just isn’t what need.

Innocence is too high a price
To pay for feeding infatuation.

Better to fight temptation now
Than to regret choices later.

It isn’t easy to resist such things
And without God it’s no use trying.

Against fools’ ways we must now stand,
Better to refuse sin, reject compromise.

‘What about these feelings growing strong?
Why not just seize this moment now?’

Lest we regret it later
We must do what’s right now.

Won’t throw caution to the wind,
Won’t be guilty of that common sin.

‘Isn’t the heart stronger than the brain?
Doesn’t the mind often get in the way of love?’

Put to the test with eyes fixed on Christ
Resist sin and temptation in this sick age.

Preventative measures taken now, count the cost,
To avoid future heartache, regret, and loss.

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“Tell Me Something”

4/12/18.
Written by: Victor P.

“Tell Me Something”

Tell me what you know,
Tell me what you believe,
Tell me why it matters to you,
Tell me what it means.

Tell me what you’re thinking,
Tell me how you’re feeling,
And tell me, tell me of your hope
For today and every day after.

Is this all that we can have here?
Is this all that we’ll know here?
Is there nothing after everything here?
How can we know what we’ve never seen?

Tell me, why are you still hoping
To see better, brighter days ahead?
See it’s cloudy, confusion surrounds,
Can’t see the horizon ’cause of the dark.

Are these just trivial considerations?
Have we stopped living with absolutes?
Oh, if it’s all we have, then it’s not enough.
If it’s all we know, then we don’t know enough.

Can’t see the sun in the middle of night
But we still believe we’ll see it again.
Can’t hold on to what’s slipping through our fingers
But we still believe there’ll be more than all we’ve lost.

“The Man Without”

5/1,7/18.
Written by: Victor P.
Fiction.

“The Man Without”

This house is standing
But my home is gone.
Oh, my feet are warm
But the floors are cold.

I’m standing still here
But my heart is sinking,
This emptiness suffocates,
This loneliness consumes.

Is it your whispering I hear
Or just a memory of you
Replaying in my mind,
Playing tricks on me again?

How long have you been gone?
I’ve lost track of new days.
I’m withering without you here
By my side, in my arms, love.

The smiles have fled, I am spent
Waiting, worrying, praying, hoping.
My happiness now only in memory.
Are you too dear for me to bear losing?

Poets have written better lines,
Lovers have shed greater tears,
Singers have sung sweeter songs.
Can aught of mine compare to theirs?

To whom or to what did I lose you?
How did this all happen and come about?
Am I at a loss to remember
Or just very quick to forget?

Am I forsaken here without reason
Or rightly left, punished for my wrongs?
None of this makes sense to me.
Is this just bad luck or my destiny?

Every time I hear your voice
I look around but see nothing.
You haunt me; are you dead now?
Or is this all just in my head?

I sit alone now with the lights off
Where we used to sit together.
I sit in silence where we used to laugh,
I sleep alone where we used to sleep together.

I can’t live on memories,
I can’t feed on reveries,
And I can’t live in the past
Or go back even for a moment.

How can I soundly sleep?
You still haunt my dreams,
You still fill my thoughts.
Will this be too much for me?

God knows I’m withering
And this is all my misery.
I just want you here again,
I’m not used to being so alone.

“Against the Damned”

5/1/18.
Written by: Victor P.

“Against the Damned”

You wanted to have me whole,
You’ve failed in your quest.
You’ve wanted to destroy me
But I’m a child of God now.

All I can say to you now is:
God damn you,
I won’t be yours,
You’ve already lost the war.

God help me fight
Against you and your lies
Until the day I die,
You won’t ruin me.

You’ve tried so hard
To bring me down
But I am in Christ
His is the victory.

So go on and rage,
Curse and blaspheme,
Devil, you’re damned
Now and forevermore!

You hid your lies
In many half-truths,
You’ve twisted the words
And distorted the meaning.

I walked in such darkness
When I was in your kingdom
But now I walk in God’s light,
Now I hate you and your lies!

Vile fiend, you’ve ruined so many,
Twisted the truth to fit your ends,
So many blind and confused now
Are a testimony to your evil ways.

You have your minions here
Doing your damnable bidding;
It won’t go unopposed, fool,
We won’t tolerate your sick works.

You want to see the end of us all
But you know the saved are free
From your destructive lies and ends,
They’re out of your kingdom of darkness.