free verse

what are words?

what are words?
are they only sounds
spoken and erased
with time and space
no, they are echoes
they chase

they are knives
they are swords
they are bullets
they are fists

what are words?
they are art
they are choices
they are life or death
healing or hurt

they are hugs after a hard day
they are dawn breaking dark
they are the shooting star
the innocence of a child
the hope inside of you
God’s love so wild

what are my words?
whatever they be
may they be Yours only
my Savior, my King

cleanse this heart
to speak 
to love
to heal
to believe

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Jerusalem Stone

Jerusalem stone
In evening light
Shines like gold
Amber bright
Chipped by war
Smoothed by time
Towering walls
Streets that wind
Narrow
Narrow
Into the heart of the city
Jerusalem stone
What stories do you keep?

Ancient ruins
Hidden beneath
Your stones cry out
They cry for peace
Singing and dancing
In the streets
No more fighting
No more fear
When Messiah Yeshua
Has drawn you near
Jerusalem stone
In eternal light
Will shine like gold
Forever bright

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