A Poem for When You’re About Ready to Give Up

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Much like “Bog,” this is an oldie, because at the moment I have nothing else. Honestly. That’s the primary reason. But bear with me, because there’s another reason, this one rather less humiliating. This is a poem about change … about things ending and beginning, and the scary stage in between. It’s a concept I’m half-battling, half-drowning … Read more…

100 Themes Poem: “In a Field Between Two Suns”

It’s no joke to say that poetry keeps us alive. I suppose you could say the same of any beautiful thing — or, to be more precise, any truly beautiful thing. That could be art, music, Creation, or simply a smile. Beauty is part of what makes life worth living. It can lift the soul and give it … Read more…

Is It OK for Christians to Write Horror?

Can Christians Write Horror?

So Halloween is this Saturday, in case you haven’t noticed. Horror flicks cram the TVs and torrent queues. Witches, ghosts, bats and black cats grin from the billboards. This is the season of horror — and the season my fellow Christians take up their annual campaign against “devil worship.” Honestly — every year it confounds me. I’m a person who takes … Read more…

Nightmare Poem: “Specter of the Cold War, Singing”

Today’s poem was inspired by the Wednesday prompt from Robert Lee Brewer over at Writer’s Digest. The prompt was to write a poem with the title “This Is [fill in the blank],” and I found myself staring down a vision that spooked me and, naturally, begged to be written. It touches on one of my recurring nightmares, … Read more…