Category Archives: Poems

Expressions of Depression

Sometimes I write things that I know nobody needs to read. But I need to write them just the same. They are expressions of my depression; they are the cries from the wilderness in which I often find myself; and … Continue reading

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Daddy, Do You Love Me? 

I’ve been so empty since the divorce, My world’s been torn in two. While you screamed at each other with such nasty words, I didn’t know what I should do. Now the fighting is over And my world’s in tatters … Continue reading

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To My Mother

I wrote this poem during the winter of 1992-93 while I was living in Hull, IA. I came across it last week when I was picking up a couple items from the house where mom has lived since I was … Continue reading

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A Trucker’s Christmas

It’s the night before Christmas And out on the road The only truckers left Are the ones who can’t make it home. The CB is quiet as miles roll by Sometimes it’s so lonely one may even cry. But there’s … Continue reading

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Prayer and Human Rights

I found this first poem when I was living in Mena, AR. It was written by a little girl and it was praised by many Christians at that time in support school prayer. I wrote a response poem back then, … Continue reading

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I walk in your shadow by Ray Mancini

This is one of my favorite poems about the influence a man has on his son. It was written for Father’s Days back in 1976. Ray Mancini was a great boxer and the son of a boxer. The movie “The Good … Continue reading

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Who Loved Her Best?

I came across this poem while gathering material for a Sunday morning message. It’s found in several online sites, unfortunately I have found none that list who wrote it. It’s message is one that we all need to reflect on … Continue reading

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Hope

We all experience dark and trying times many times in life. During such times we may feel abandoned, hopeless, shattered, confused, and downright lost. What’s worse is that we may feel as though there is no foreseeable end to the … Continue reading

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The Visiting Demon

It’s been a while since he’s come my way But a demon came to visit me today He looked like any ordinary guy But I knew he was a demon in disguise. He pointed out my flaws one by one … Continue reading

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I’m a Dirty Old Man

For 47 years of life; And almost 22 years with the same wife; With two children I adore; I can’t deny what I am any more. I know people will judge me; And tell me God doesn’t love me. They’ll … Continue reading

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