“Thoughts Aired”

3/26/16.
Written by: Victor P.

“Thoughts Aired”

What in anything is worth anything?
What in life is worth the pain?
What’s worth losing to something gain?
What’s it all for if all goes to nothing?

Shine bright, dream, before vanishing;
Pray true, heart, for some hopeful time;
Fail fast, body, from this famishing;
Hang low, hands that worked the crime.

Above the soft white swims by,
Below the hard hears a goodbye
Uttered by dying lips, last dance,
Burns now away change’s chance.

Little lasts my strength for need,
Fallow lies the ground for seed,
Burns slow another part of given thread,
Stagnates the water and molds the bread.

Ends the dream of happy days,
Fades the hope of comfortable life,
Strife’s filled many yesterdays,
Comfort dies at the hands of strife.

Never forget it nor its value diminish,
What is worth most, treasure, cherish,
Until last breath, yes, until life’s finish,
Ever in salvation through Christ relish.

Sight to see the given good is imperfect, truth I say,
Damage see like the sun in the sky on a cloudless day.

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Some food for thought

These breaths you take now
Could be the last ones you take.
Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed for you.
How are you using the time you’re given?

There’s more to life than breathing,
More to life than just getting by,
More to life than watching days go by.
We’re meant to live, to love, to thrive here.

We can disagree on many points
And about many things
But let’s remember to show our humanity
And to keep our sanity when talking, debating, arguing, etc.

We can fight for what we believe in
But not see others as less than human
Just because they believe something we don’t.
Show human decency in all communication.

No one is living for nothing.

“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.

“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.

“See Heartless Progress”

4/4/17.
Written by: Victor P.

“See Heartless Progress”

The world sings its song:
To Hell with the children,
Protect all other living things,
Sacrifice all for our progress.

The future belongs to us,
We are the masters of our fate,
We are the engineers of our destiny,
We are the only gods of our lives.

Let peoples’ blood be shed,
Let it flow and cover the earth
As long as we get what we want.
So what if there’s blood on our hands?

Expediency is our method,
The ends justify the means.
Our goal will be achieved –
A Godless Paradise on Earth!

The gears of the progress machine
Are oiled with the blood of innocents.
Crimson streams flow everywhere,
The horizon is painted bloody red.

Heartless naturalistic pragmatism,
Foolish mechanistic functioning,
Cancerous conscienceless plans,
In a hurry on the highway to Hell.

They’re breathing murder
And spreading hatred,
They now sow to the wind and flesh,
They’ll reap the whirlwind and destruction.

They want a Godless utopia here
But they’ll only get Hell on Earth.
The greedy and ungodly fools
Will meet their sad end one day.