Atonement

Moses spoke of that high day When Aaron would draw near; Atonement was the needed act To assuage all penitent fear.   Two goats by lots were set apart, One shedding blood for sin. The other bore the weight of guilt Away from God and men.   Behold the hill before my eyes; I tremble […]

The Trees

I peered through my window and saw the old trees, Gnarled and twisted, our rank enemies. Do they remember Their ancestors’ role In undoing humans and buying their souls? They fed us in Eden with bounty and grins Only to tempt us and unbridle sin; When Master came walking We hid in their shade But […]

The Fall (a poem)

I watched a leaf float to the ground, It came to rest without a sound, Once ruby red now wretched brown, Life fades to death with fleeting breath – the fall. The sight recalled another tree, That shaded hatred’s subtlety, Where Adam cursed both you and me, Life fades to death with fleeting breath – the fall. […]

Good Morning, Sin

Good morning, sin Who let you in? It wasn’t wine, or strong ale, or  dark gin; I went to bed, His Word I read! With heat in my heart and light in my head! So why now you? What must I do? Fast and pray the entire night through? Who guards my door? Is he no more? […]