Monthly Archives: November 2012

grapefruit

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grapefruit
i thought it was God’s joke
since every taste bud gets a poke
that’s super sour
as we devour
them

grapefruit
you make me laugh as you jab
my salivary glands & slap
my tongue with a trap
of potent tartness, tang &
vim

grapefruit
turns out the joke’s on men
a hybrid thwarted
leaves face contorted
each bite a bitter
end

grapefruit
certainly God’s intention
has lacked attention
the pale green pomelo
a sweeter fellow, but only a so-so
item

grapefruit
is man so astute?
why does he permute
nature & pollute? now instead
they radiated the
ruby red

by keely myles
february 27, 2012

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redesign

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redesign

bear with me while i opine,
but i’m having a hard time.
understanding is eluding my mind,
as it seems unkind
to give freewill if we are apt to decline
what’s holy. refusing to worship the Only Divine
God, severing ourselves from the True Vine,
Opting instead to become swine,
Daring to make ourselves into a shrine.
it just seems too easy to become entwined in
sin since we are so inclined
to be maligned.
Please, LORD, please redesign
Every heart to desire to dine
And accept Your Bread and Wine.
Change the timeline.
Eyesight is needed for the blind.
give new hope and remind
us of how much You love mankind.
You, who emptied Yourself of Your glorified
position and humbly came and died
with each one of us in mind.

by keely myles
february 21, 2012
john 17:3
john 15:1-17
1 john 4:9
1 john 5:5
revelation 3:20
john 6:35-58
philippians 2:1-11

Genuine?

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Genuine?

Maybe I have pretense.
Maybe I’m too intense.
Maybe I cause offense.
Maybe I apply pressure.
Maybe I bring fissure
and fracture.

But, I meant to be genuine,
Not nettlesome.
A non-threatening
Speculum of the Son,
Without ethnocentrism.

I want to be…
Welcoming,
Caregiving,
Gently beckoning
Those perishing
To the King.

By Keely Myles
February 21, 2012
Romans 12:9-21 (Marks of a True Christian)
“Let love be genuine…”

LORD, I know You.

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LORD, I know You.
I know You’re there.
You bring a peace
That’s beyond compare.

There is a rest only You can bring,
When I trust You with everything.
I strive to enter that rest.
I know in You I am blessed.

Though I’m prone to weakness,
I will hold firmly to the faith I profess
I trust You with all my heart.
Nothing can tear us apart.

LORD, I know You.
I know You’re there.
You bring a peace
That’s beyond compare.

Isaiah 26:3
Hebrews 4:11-16
Proverbs 3:5-6
Romans 8:38-39

godliness with contentment

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godliness with contentment is great gain,
so it shouldn’t be hard to restrain
my heart from covetousness and complaint,
but really it’s much easier to explain
in theory than to remain
happy with the same mundane
surroundings without allowing my brain
to wander to topics that leave me wanting again.
i ask things of God hoping to obtain
good things, yet actually it’s in order to maintain
the status quo, fill my ego, build my own domain.
with wrong motives, i entertain
these ideas and then try to bargain
with God. when the answer is no, i attain
by my own means “blessings” feigned.
such desired things ultimately strain
my budget, and in the end were pursued in vain.
i ask myself, “how can i inanely reject with such disdain
the provision God has already campaigned
at high cost, and like Cain choose bane
over faith and grace that was plainly
available? yet i know i’m the only one to blame
for my own evil desires and hearty, inflamed
appetite, but now, may the power of Him who overcame
grant real joy, and just daily bread to sustain
me enough to seek first His kingdom’s reign.

by keely myles
february 17, 2012

1 timothy 6:6
genesis 4:1-16
deuteronomy 5:21
james 4:1-4
james 1:14-15
matthew 6:9-13
matthew 6:25-34

slide or strive

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slide or strive
the road is wide
on either side
the road above
pride sky high
the road below
in smut wallow
the road to life
is truly narrow
in Jesus steps
we must follow
keeping hidden
by His shadow
straying neither
left nor right
in His path
is true delight
only Jesus
takes us home
walking in His
way alone

the road uphill
is tough and bitter
straining always
to live life better
elevating self
above another
working harder
than the rest
certain that
i pass the test
not wasting
any time
investing all
into the climb
competing for
the steepest spot
achieving all
i think i ought
trying hard
to keep morale
the pedestal
may be peril

down the bank
a slippery plunge
seeking pleasure
like a sponge
lavish living in
licentious ways
spending time, money
on self all day
relaxing, taking
life with ease
squandering any
way i please
feeling carefree
every single day
no authority
in my way
to each his own
is what i say
who cares if it
seems too risqué
i want to walk
this way nonstop
no matter if it’s
through the slop

slide or strive
the road is wide
on either side
the road above
pride sky high
the road below
in smut wallow
the road to life
is truly narrow
in Jesus steps
we must follow
keeping hidden
by His shadow
straying neither
left nor right
in His path
is true delight
only Jesus
takes us home
walking in His
way alone

by keely myles, january 29, 2012
luke 15:11-32; matthew 7:13-14; proverbs 16:18;
john 14:6;deuteronomy 5:32

pish-posh tosh

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that era is
over
they won’t sit and
talk
about me
like i’m
Byron
Bronte
Austen
or Shelley
the greats are
gone
the masterpieces
written
they won’t be
smitten
with my works like
Dickens
their lives are
over
they won’t sit and
recite
the works of me
there is no
iambic pentameter
to revere like
Shakespeare
nope
just
hogwash
worth nothing more than to
squash
and slosh
beneath
galosh
oh, gosh
no josh
enough of this
pish-posh
tosh

keely myles
januay 2012