With Love Ablazin’

My what a magnificent word!
I grew up believing in its regality and
by God continue to believe it still
for (contrary to popular opinion)
such is one who sets his face as flint
toward the yawing day and rides in
with love ablazin’ unable to keep from
squandering second chances upon both
the comely and the plain because
the mercies keep falling through
the holes in his fool hands and side
(and because he himself has been
so squandered upon).
Its a deathy way to live, that’s for sure,
but with every dying the valiant founder’s
magic grows and one day, yes one day,
the spell will reach its climaxation
and we will wake to as it was in the beginning
and death, yes death will bloom no more. 

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  1. michelemorin on October 30, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Thank you for the gift of the word “yawing.”

  2. legomai1 on October 30, 2014 at 2:10 pm


  3. pastordt on October 31, 2014 at 4:18 am

    It IS a deathy way to live. As always, you find just the right way to say it. Thank you.

  4. jodyo70 on November 2, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Wow, John, this reads like Pilgrim’s Progress, only with better words….like ‘deathy’ and ‘climaxation’.

  5. Lori Fast on November 3, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful and truthful words with us. They encourage and inspire me and make me grateful for such a thing as the internet.

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