Proverbs from “Light of Day,” Part II

 

(Proverbs 17:28)

Fools Are Thought Wise

Fools are thought wise

When lips don’t part;

With mouths shut, they

Seem to be smart.

 

(Proverbs 19:12)

Like Lions’ Roars

Like lions’ roars

Is the king’s ire;

His favor, though,

Is warming fire.

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(Proverbs 19:21)

Many Plans

A person’s heart

Has many plans

But God’s intent

Will take command.

 

 

Unequal weights and unequal measures

    are both alike an abomination to the Lord.

~Proverbs 20:10

Unequal Weights

The Lord detests

Unequal weights,

So make it fair

When you ship freight.

 

(Proverbs 20:13)

If You Love Sleep

You will grow poor

If you love sleep,

So stay awake

And you will reap.

 

 

(Proverbs 21:2)

My Way is Right

“My way is right,”

A man may claim,

But God weighs hearts

And tests their aims.

 

(Proverbs 22:2)

Rich or Poor

You may be rich,

You may be poor,

But either way,

Go serve the Lord.

 


(Proverbs 22:3, 27:12)

Danger

The prudent man

Sees danger dance

And steps aside,

While fools advance.

 

(Proverbs 22:6)

Train Up a Child

Train up a child

In how to go

And he won’t stray

When he is old.


 

(Proverbs 22:9)

The Generous

The generous

Will have much more,

Because they share

Food with the poor

 

.

 

 

(Proverbs 22:28, Rev. 5:13)

Boundary Stones

Do not remove

Boundary stones;

Praise Him who sits

Upon the throne.

 

(Proverbs 23:20, Luke 15:11-16)

Choose Good Company

Don’t join with those

Who’ve drunk much wine;

They’ll wear old rags

And feed the swine.

 

 

The father of a righteous child has great joy;

a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.

~Proverbs 23:24 NIV

Father of a Righteous Child

The father of

A righteous child

Has joy that he

Does not run wild.

 

(Proverbs 24:1, 2)

Do Not Spend Time

Do not spend time

With bloody men,

Hands full of bribes,

Minds bound and bent.

 

 

 

(Proverbs 24:29)

Retaliation

Don’t pay men back

For what they’ve done—

Give God some room . . .

Put down your gun.

 

(Proverbs 25:2)

Discover

Discover what

God has concealed

And you will see

The Truth revealed.

 

 

(Proverbs 25:15)

A Gentle Tongue

A gentle tongue

Can break a bone;

With patience teach

The kings on thrones.

 

(Proverbs 25:17)

Do Not Go Much

In Your Neighbors’ Homes

Do not go much

To neighbors’ homes

Or they will hate

You more and more.

 

 

(Proverbs 26:14)

The Sluggard

The bedroom door:

The hinges squeak;

The sluggard stays

In bed all week.

 

(Proverbs 26:14)

While You’re Asleep

What you may plant,

That you will reap,

But you can’t plant

While you’re asleep.

 

 

(Proverbs 29:6)

Snared

An evil man

Takes bribes to win,

But he’ll be snared

By his own sin.

 

(Proverbs 29:25)

A Snare

The fear of man

Will prove a snare;

Let God control

Your way, your cares.

 

 

(Proverbs 31:10-31)

God-fearing Women

Charm: Deceptive,

Beauty: Will fade;

Praise women who

Fear God and pray.

Light of Day: Galatians

Galatians

 

(Gal. 2:20)

Not I

It is not I

Who live but Christ

Who lives in me,

Who loves His Bride.

 

 

(Galatians 3:1)

Your Intellect

Your intellect

Can block your way

To Jesus Christ,

So kneel and pray.

 

(Galatians 3:13-14, 26, Romans 3:24)

Sons of God

You’re sons of God

Through faith in Christ,

The Son of God

Who paid the price.

 

 

(Galatians 5:1)

For Freedom

For freedom Christ

Has set us free

So don’t be yoked

In slavery.

 

(Galatians 5:6)

What Counts

The only thing

That counts is faith

That shows itself

Through love each day.

 

(Galatians 5:17, Romans 6:23)

Fighting Flesh

The Spirit has

To fight the flesh

And has to win,

Or it means death.

 

(Galatians 5:22)

No Law Against Such Things

Love, joy, peace, and

Longsuffering—

There is no law

Against such things.

 

(Galatians 5:24)

Those Who Belong

Those who belong
To Jesus Christ

Have crucified

Their wrong desires.

 

(Galatians 6:2-10)

Serve Others

Serve others with

The gift received;

He works in you—

He’ll never leave.

 

(Galatians 6:6)

Share Good Things

  with Your Teachers

If men have taught

You of the King,

You ought to share

With them good things.

 

 

(Galatians 6:7,

1 Peter 2:12)

Don’t Be Deceived

Don’t be deceived:

God can’t be mocked;

Be careful with

Your deeds and talk

 

(Galatians 6:7-10)

Keep Christ First

Keep Christ first

For daily walks;

He’s number one

And won’t be mocked.

POET LAUREATE OF ROCK ‘N ROLL

POET LAUREATE OF ROCK ‘N ROLL

 

To have gathered from the air a live tradition

or from a fine old eye the unconquered flame

this is not vanity.

–Ezra Pound

 

He was never known to make a foolish move.

–Bob Dylan

 

Bound for glory on a rolling thunder tour

Seems nobody’s good enough for you

But Michelangelo and the prophetic Jews

 

Elijah himself would have camped with you

among the ravens and the rocks

Jeremiah would have called to you

from the dungeon and the stocks

Isaiah would have prayed with you

for the shepherds and their flocks

 

With your modern ballad you penned in a cab

Your moonlight valentines and villains you stabbed

With your acoustic chords and vagrants you grabbed

 

With royalties that flow like Niagara Falls

You’re strapped to the mast while the Muses call

And sad-eyed ladies stroll by in prayer shawls

 

            Poet Laureate of Rock ‘n Roll

            With blues, folk songs and rock-roll soul

            I stand here below

            With a laurel wreath

            Shall I come up and crown you in a show

            Or shall I set it at your feet beneath

 

You’re the Joker, the Ace, and Jack Fate

Like a thief in the night, your timing is straight

I wonder when you first knew you were great

 

When the astronauts tell you, you have the right stuff

And the outlaw cowboys call your poker bluff

And your wife has told you she has had enough

 

Are you happy in the houses that you own

As you admire Roman sculptures in stone

And friends from your youth leave you alone

 

With a year or two to get saved and give God glory

You left that behind to tell other stories

Your putdowns and tributes to sharp dealers and whores

 

            Poet Laureate of Rock ‘n Roll

            With blues, folk songs and rock-roll soul

            I stand here below

            With a laurel wreath

            Shall I come up and crown you in a show

            Or shall I set it at your feet beneath

 

Elvis and Lennon have both gone away

You reign supreme above their large graves

And grope like a blind man to sing another day

 

Harmonica laments and troubadour hymns

Your profile glows by the Grand Canyon’s rim

Where you kneel to commune with the seraphim

 

Shrewd as a coyote, you controlled your lust

Rimbaud, Verlaine and Woody, you left in the dust

Like a Phantom jet that zooms above a bus

 

The grains of sand slip down the hourglass

The Reaper smiles and enters to harass

You push him away like he’s so much trash

 

            Poet Laureate of Rock ‘n Roll

            With blues, folk songs and rock-roll soul

            I stand here below

            With a laurel wreath

            Shall I come up and crown you in a show

            Or shall I set it at your feet beneath

 

With your hobo ways and your folk song sets

You sail through the stars the sea reflects

And dust yourself off whenever you wreck

 

With your ex-wives and children, adventures in Rome

With only the heavens a place to call home

With no place to go where you aren’t known

 

You strike a pose like a poor troubadour

When you own more houses than most have doors

And you can’t predict what God has in store

 

With your love for Israel despite her flaws

She’s been ruled by Davids and ruined by Sauls,

Oh, tell me when to meet you by the Wailing Wall

 

            Poet Laureate of Rock ‘n Roll

            With blues, folk songs and rock-roll soul

            I stand here below

            With a laurel wreath

            Shall I come up and crown you in a show

            Or shall I set it at your feet beneath

 

You earn more in a day than Woody in a life

And stay ambivalent toward Jesus Christ

Who gave you the gifts that no one can deny

 

You handled your fortune and traded your fame

For endless new visions that drive a slow train

What you love well shall not be taken away

 

Your CDs sell in Pasadena malls

The Spirit inspires you like Peter and Paul

To find scraps of paper on which you scrawl

 

With your leather pants and acoustic guitars

You play like an angel beneath the stars

With cold-eyed glances at the other bards

 

            Poet Laureate of Rock ‘n Roll

            With blues, folk songs and rock-roll soul

            I stand here below

            With a laurel wreath

            Shall I come up and crown you in a show

            Or shall I set it at your feet beneath

 

With the sad-eyed lady to whom you proposed

A marriage and sent her a diamond and a rose

She was a Gentile, you had a song to compose

 

With your gravel voice and your mercury sound

You share with the world the jewels you have found

We are pleased and amazed to have you around

 

            Poet Laureate of Rock `n Roll

            With blues, folk songs and rock-roll soul

            I stand here below

            With a laurel wreath

            Shall I come up and crown you in a show

            Or shall I set it at your feet beneath

 

~Day

Lawlessness

(Mt. 7:22-23,

2 Peter 2:6-7)

Lawlessness

Men like to make

Their own rules up,

Defying God

Like vicious pups.

~Day

From “Light of Day”

Proverbs from “Light of Day” Part I

Proverbs

 

(Proverbs 3:5)

Trust in the Lord

Trust in the Lord

With all your heart:

Do not rely

On being smart.

 

 

(Proverbs 3:5-6)

Search Out His Will

In all you do,

Search out his will:

He will direct

Your paths with skill.

 

(Proverbs 3:7,

Isaiah 5:21, Phil. 3:14)

In Your Own Eyes

Do not be wise

In your own eyes;

Despise all lies,

Run for the prize.

 

 

(Proverbs 3:9-10)

Honor the Lord

Honor the Lord

With wealth you’ve gained:

You’ll have more than

Your barns contain.

 

(Proverbs 3:26, Ps. 119:105,

2 Sam. 22:31)

Your Confidence

The Lord will be

Your confidence,

Your lamp, your light,

And Your defense.

 

 

(Proverbs 3:27,

James 2:14-17)

Help

When you can help,

Do not withhold:

Put blankets on

The women cold.

 

(Proverbs 4:24)

Deceitful Means

Deceitful means

To reach your goal?

That’s no good—let

God take control.

 

 

(Proverbs 6:28)

Hot Coals

Can a man walk

Along hot coals

And never scorch

His toes and soles?

 

 

(Proverbs 9:9, Isaiah 26:3)

Teach a Just Man

Teach a just man

And he’ll increase

In learning of

God’s perfect peace.

 

 

 

(Proverbs 10:8)

Wise in Heart

The wise in heart

Receive commands

But babbling fools

Will fall on land.

 

(Proverbs 10:9)

The Crooked Lanes

Whoever takes

The crooked lanes

Will be found out

And lose his gains.

 

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(Proverbs 12:3, 12)

Security

Sin offers no

Security;

Good men are like

Deep-rooted trees.

Citizen Hearing on UFO Disclosure April 30, 2013 Part 5

“For nothing is impossible with God.”
~Luke 1:37

The Taxpayers Speak about Their Right to Know

We paid you, Jack,

You keep this black;

You’re on wrong tracks:

Disclose the facts.

~Day

 

 

Citizen Hearing on UFO Disclosure April 30, 2013

Part 5

 

Former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel:
A few of these, one here, one there, it’s easy to accept that they might be just hallucination or something, but when there are so many, so many different places, over so many years, doesn’t it become obligatory that you recognize that something’s there?
Witness (Nick Pope, UK Ministry of Defence, retired): I agree and that’s one of the reasons I continue to speak out on this issue. . . .
Mike Gravel: I think that this attempt to cover up, clearly there is that attempt to cover up, reflects an attitude on leadership about the general public that I have a lot of trouble with, that somehow the general public is not able to cope with something like us, that they have to be protected, that they would panic, that they’re too dumb to understand, or something like that it.
I just don’t think that this is the way that the general public ought to be used. If it’s out there, if it’s real, we have a right to know, if the government . . . they can cover it up, and make assumptions about what I ought to know or what I ought not to know, that gives me a lot of concern.

. . .

Elsewhere, Mike Gravel commented as follows: “Something is monitoring the planet, and they are monitoring it very cautiously, because we are a very warlike planet,” and, “What we’re faced with here is, in areas of the media, and the government too, an effort to marginalize and ridicule people who have specific knowledge.”

Siddons, Andrews (2013-05-03). “Visitors From Outer Space, Real or Not, Are Focus of Discussion in Washington”. The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-05-04.

“Out there: Former Sen. Mike Gravel says White House suppressing evidence of ETs”. Yahoo! News/ABC News. 2013-05-03. Retrieved 2013-05-04.