Partners in Crime
Two top cats teamed
To take a land
And oust its head,
A gruesome plan.
By David Dees
While Strong Man stuns,
Attempts to take
Away our guns.
I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
I do not love you except because I love you;
I go from loving to not loving you,
From waiting to not waiting for you
My heart moves from cold to fire.
I love you only because it’s you the one I love;
I hate you deeply, and hating you
Bend to you, and the measure of my changing love for you
Is that I do not see you but love you blindly.
Maybe January light will consume
My heart with its cruel
Ray, stealing my key to true calm.
In this part of the story I am the one who
Dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you,
Because I love you, Love, in fire and blood.
(2 Timothy 2:16, 23,
Do Not Indulge
Do not indulge
In foolish talk;
Instead, give thanks
To God the Rock.
(2 Timothy 3:16)
The Bible is
God’s Word; check it
Yourself and read
John’s book a bit.
(2 Timothy 4:2)
Paul’s Charge to Timothy
In season, out
Of season, be
Prepared to preach
The Word, like me.
(2 Timothy 4:7)
He says he’s run
Until the end,
A pledge to God
He would not bend.
(2 Timothy 4:7)
The Fight, the Race, the Faith
The good fight I
Have fought, the race
I’ve finished, and I
Have kept the faith.
In a Station of the Metro
THE apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.
1 Blessèd the man who does not walk
By wicked men’s advice or stand
In sinners’ ways or sit inside
The mockers’ seat, 2 but his delight
Is in God’s law, and on his law
He meditates both day and night.
3 He’s like a tree that’s planted by
Some water-streams, which yields its fruit
And whose leaf does not wither, so
Whatever he may do succeeds.
4 Not so the wicked! They’re like chaff
The wind blows off, 5 so wicked men
Will not withstand the judgment, nor
Sinners the good men’s gathering,
6 For on good men God keeps his eyes,
But ways of wicked men will die.
(1 Timothy 1:4-5)
We’ve heard about
Your faith and love,
Of hope that’s stored
For you above.
(1 Timothy 4:2)
Your conscience, you
Have chilled and quelled:
You’ve numbed God’s voice . . .
You are not well.
(1 Timothy 5:18)
From age to age,
From day to day,
Deserves his pay.