Monthly Archives: October 2012

worshiping words

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(isaiah 6:1-8/john 1:1-18/psalm 139:4/luke 12:2-4/james 3:1-12)

we worship
words in a
world where
words are
warped or wasted.
we work at
acquiring worth
in wisdom,
we wage war,
and we woo,
we whimper,
and we whine,
when all the time
we ought to wonder
what words
were made for?
who formed the
first words?
what if we
have wandered
in word
rather than waiting
to heed warning
from One
who knows
each word
before it’s on the
tongue?
would we
weep or bewail
what was even
whispered wrongly?
would we
welcome a
mouth-washing?
or would we
walk away
wanting to wield
our own will?
which words will we worship?
withal i bow my weary,
wanton soul solely
to the One Word,
and bear witness to Him.
will you?

by keely myles, december 1, 2011

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Just Small

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You’re like a drop in a bucket
though you thought you were the big kahuna,
but really you’re just small
like a crack in a coral wall.

You’re like a thorny thistle
though you thought yourself a rare orchid,
but really you’re just small
like straw in a horse stall.

You’re like an overcooked chuck roast
though you thought yourself prime,
but really you’re just small
like a potato skin in a mess hall.

You’re like a dying ember
though you thought yourself hot stuff,
but really your just small
like a cigarette butt in a mall.

You’re like a flat note
though you thought yourself a diva,
but really you’re just small
like a daub in a bingo hall.

You’re like an oily feather
though you thought yourself a phoenix,
but really you’re just small
like an eyelash at a ball.

You’re like a guppy
though you thought yourself a siren,
but really your just small
like a whistle in a squall.

You’re like a bruise
though you thought yourself a champion,
but really your just small
like a punch in a brawl.

You’re like fine dust
though you thought yourself a mountain,
but really your just small
like mist on a waterfall.

By Keely Myles
December 1, 2011
Isaiah 40:12-15
Psalm 103:14-16

Swine

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pearls before swine
can’t get you outta my mind
you think you are just fine
but really you’re dying
my soul feels like crying
since you’ve been buying
the tales Satan’s lying
yet have i really been trying
or merely complying
with you while shying
away from the gospel and misapplying
grace towards one who’s defying
our Maker while denying
His undying love of supplying
Christ’s atonement indemnifying
the wrath that otherwise sends us flying
into a burning lake for frying
i better stop barely implying
the Truth but rather decrying
waywardness and start retrying
to define the gospel, to incline
your ear, to help you align
yourself to the Only Divine
Being until swine become Thine

By Keely Myles
November 21, 2011
Scripture references:
Matthew 7: 6
Romans 6: 23
1 Peter 5: 8
Mark 16: 15-16
Romans 1: 18-19
Romans 3: 25
Revelation 21: 6-8
Isaiah 45: 18-23

Nasty Silverfish!

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Oh, you nasty silverfish!
You prance though my house in mindless dervish.
Random garish appearances make me flinch.
Finding any delicious crumb or paste to nourish
Your squirming, grayish protoplasm.

Oh, you nasty silverfish!
Wiggling into crevices, creeping between dishes,
Chewing little things I cherish and don’t wish to share.
I don’t want you to flourish here under my roof.
Is that selfish of me to not want my house to decline bearishly?

Oh, you nasty silverfish!
My niceties towards you are narrowing.
You aren’t a welcome neighbor, free to nibble willy-nilly
On my carpet, coffee, clothes, on my papers, photos, flour.
Find your niche elsewhere, you obstinate organism!

Oh, you nasty silverfish!
Sneaking into sight incognito ‘neath a nocturnal disguise.
I will devise a way to tarnish your burnished armor.
It makes no difference that you don’t transmit disease;
Since you give me the heebie-jeebies, I’ll make you cremor!

Oh, you nasty silverfish!
I’m squeamish at the thought of your devilishness!
This is no small skirmish anymore, but war unleashed!
You will not win, but wince beneath my squishing thumb.
I will relish in this new fetish to make you perish, every one!

I’ve exchanged my usual pacifism for sadism,
Oh, you nasty silverfish!

© Keely Myles
November 20th, 2011

Beauty

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Looking for beauty that’s more than skin deep.
Looking for beauty that makes me complete.

Looking for beauty that’s not sex appeal.
Looking for beauty that’s deeper and real.

Looking for beauty you can’t reapply.
Looking for beauty to make-over my life.

Looking for beauty that’s not on clearance.
Looking for beauty– not outward appearance.

Looking for beauty not weighed on a scale.
Looking for beauty that will never fail.

Looking for beauty that you can’t date.
Looking for beauty that alters my fate.

Looking for beauty that won’t change or fade.
Looking for beauty they can’t replicate.

Looking for beauty that’s not just pretend.
Looking for beauty that will never end.

Looking for beauty that’s not out to impress.
Looking for beauty that leaves me breathless.

Looking for beauty that’s not so successful.
Looking for beauty that’s humble and helpful.

Looking for beauty that cares not for wealth.
Looking for beauty that thinks less of itself.

Looking for beauty that’s precious and rare.
Looking for beauty that’s beyond compare.

Looking for beauty with flawless perfection.
Looking for beauty to turn my direction.

Looking for beauty that does not enslave.
Looking for beauty that will free and will save.

Looking for beauty that they can’t sell.
Looking for beauty that conquers from hell.

Looking for beauty that is tangibly actual.
Looking for beauty that’s supernatural.

Looking for beauty that’s not of this earth.
Looking for beauty that changes my worth.

Looking for beauty that changes my soul.
Looking for beauty that makes me whole.

Looking for beauty that each eye will behold.
Looking for beauty that never grows old.

Looking for beauty’s epitome.
Who could have such divinity?

Finding just One whose embodiment
Can deserve such a compliment.

Finding true beauty in Jesus alone.
May we like a mirror reflect His renown.

 

 

By Keely Myles
October 9th, 2011
Psalm 27:4
Philippians 2:1-11
2 Corinthians 3:18

Dead and Gone

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Before I am dead and gone,
I’ll see all that I have done,
The regret list will be long.
How will I stand before His throne?

Before I am dead and gone,
O, may my heart bemoan
Every sin I have ever done,
And bow before His throne.

Before I am dead and gone,
May I remember God’s Own Son,
That on a cross was hung,
But now is on His throne.

Before I am dead and gone,
May he melt my heart of stone,
And by grace, my sins atone,
Let my heart become His throne.

Before I am dead and gone,
May I let the good news be known,
That Christ died for everyone,
That Christ is on His throne.

And when I am dead and gone,
Don’t long grieve or groan,
Because I am home where I belong,
Where Christ is on His throne.

When I am dead and gone,
I will not be alone,
But will praise Him with a throng,
And sing before His throne.

When I am dead and gone,
The victory will be won,
And His glory will be shown,
Because Christ is on His throne.

When I am dead and gone,
May one legacy live on,
May this song forever drone,
That Christ is on His throne.

 

 

By Keely Myles, August 28th, 2011
Scripture references:
Revelation 3:9-10
Isaiah 9:6-8
John 3:3
John 3:16-20
Psalm 9:7; 11:4
Hebrews 4:16
John 18:36-37

Rub Me the Right Way

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As iron sharpens iron,
So one man rubs another.
As iron sharpens iron,
One day this man will learn.

As iron sharpens iron,
So one man rubs another.
As iron sharpens iron,
One day from sin he’ll turn.

You point out things inside of me
To show me how I ought to be.
Your words cut deep down at the time,
Yet truth cleans like refiner’s fire.

A wise man will receive rebuke.
Let it sink down, O hear the truth.
It’s good to turn a sinner from danger.
O help me not react in anger.

When will my soul take hold of
Speaking the truth in love.
Gentle words turn away wrath.
O help me to apply that.

As iron sharpens iron,
So one man rubs another.
As iron sharpens iron,
One day this man will learn.

As iron sharpens iron,
So one man rubs another.
As iron sharpens iron,
One day from sin he’ll turn.

By Keely Myles, August 10th, 2011

Scripture references:
Proverbs 27:17
Matthew 7:3-5
Hebrews 4:12
Malachi 3:2
Proverbs 9:8
James 5:19-20
Ephesians 4:25-27
Ephesians 4:15
Proverbs 15:1