Sent of a Woman

Made, better yet,

harmonized scents

long as i can remember


It’d be foolish not to know

plants and spices are

not my creation

as i, too, am created

of The Most High


A mom often teaches US girls

about cooking, makeup and perfume

the likes of which

now have a different order & priority

in some senses

sent far behind me


My last blend was a few years ago

following a moment’s break

from bedside [sic] a wounded mate

inspired rose, almond, amber


The one other ingredient

only The Lord knows

since my makeshift

handwritten label wore off


Having completed a recent assignment

otherwise

the bottle of that former favorite

succumb to God’s Hand too


Breaking point

Much of its content spilled

into a bag he’d given me

calling for clean-up before the aisle

and a new signature aroma


Just then

the oil of God flowed most essentially

with covenant peace of His branch

equipping inner lamps for His direction

fortifying the skin to better deflect the enemy


offering pure fragrance

drawing us nearer to His heart

beyond container or commerce

despite incensed Babylon


Others report opposing

odd or acquired taste

by Grace

Its top, middle & base notes Being


trust that faith grows

Hope floats

yet Love abides…

or nothing will.


Regardless

it’s all-ways The High Priest

Who best brings

all things together.

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Sometimes i learn how

little i know; knack… it seems

then i look (it) up.

Wrapping Up

Thou preparest a table

Taught Wisdom to do the same

that we should cover each other with Love

lest we forget Your Name

must be exalted

before any other chief

even Michael, prince of angels

“who is like God”

not only mere wo/men

some of whom did, do or will lie

but a refuge

protection

blanket above ALL

in Whom His redeemed souls

rest & never die

Head Over Heels

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If so blessed

with the ability to walk

the above is how it usually should be

 

The head sends its messages

throughout the body below

With enough nerve & tact

they eventually arrive

for Life

 

Step by step

a way is made

Thank God

 

In case of apathy

just clean the glass

Don’t break

 

Acknowledge then look beyond

seemingly irreparable damage

 

Life’s many

come and go to Jesus

moments

 

Of true Love

inside (our hearts)

out (through babes)

 

top – bottom

attic – basement

 

ancestors – descendants

roots – branches

 

farm(ed) and he’rd

brought to table

nourishing multitudes

one mouth or none

 

from Heaven’s Word

humble before Him

well

before fashion

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What Matters Most

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Days like today

gray, rainy ones

lead me to believe moreso

in The Most High’s reign

 

Temporary loneliness replaced

by the eternal Love of His perfect plan

Relative chill becomes reason

to grab a shawl, pray, read

feed on His Holy Word

appreciating that He all-ways covers us

 

Yes to shade in His secret place

Yes to tea leaves that heal nations

soaking in Living Water

restoring harmony to the Body

by ascent in degrees

 

No weapon, no wo/man can separate me

from Your Love

Releasing steam, receiving serenity

to go forward

despite the weather

 

In the valley

moments between

births & deaths

glories

everlastings

You are with me

 

This is what matters most

Amen.

(Y/our Name T/here)

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i hear(d) you…

the words presented

spirits behind them

yet there’ll be no spike

in temperature, pressure or a Jaelhand

for this

is the Will of God

permissible until our desires or choices

only follow Grace unto holiness


of course i’d love to see you…

why miss chances

to swallow & eliminate pride

irony also sharpens iron

its piercing the natural ear

is sweet harmony to Heaven

the host of whom are also avid 

readers & writers known to zip

the mouth~theirs or ours

for good reason

A Fine Hand

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In times of delay or unfamiliarity

frustration often emerges

It is unjust to call The Lord cranky, however,

when we seem to require so much handling

to get in gear.

 

Ever climbing, getting nowhere

unless positioned by Him

However large or fine the print

God’s hand is gentle yet mighty at Will

crafting the jolt of electricity

an atmosphere of different shocks

an’ earth to absorb it all.

 

Who hath ears to hear already has

The eyes to see pose

a greater challenge

as we pieces of work

often occlude our own blessings

straining

to brace ourselves

in stockings

opaque as the style

of “that day”.

 

Please God

Grace every child

Lean not only on self-understanding

but read & heed Holy truth

in what time is due.

 

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Beyond “M…e”

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God takes note of each

instrument, scoring Heaven

measure for measure.

Fruition

Cautious against running errant

i prepared to run errands instead

My soul said sharing in God’s Word was due

i noticed as i walked

one block, three churches, none open

What becomes of the brokenhearted or joyful

who (want to) know & love Him anytime

It seems our mundane preoccupation is Maundy

indeed

 

i sat at the bus stop

to write a few letters

intended for immediate mailing

however informal

heartfelt

along The Way

 

A man smiled; i returned his greeting

He turned into a fourth church

two blocks from the others

i walked up to him, the local open doors

Is there service tonight or any prayer meeting now, sir?

45 minutes too early, i learned there would be:

at six and a have

for obligatory, if not more cheerful, giving

as he closed up ‘shop’

 

Later in the evening

i invited someone to return

attend with me

The spirit they welcomed before my visit

preferred curses to blessings

even of healthy conversation

if not going to that building

calling others of co-illusion

once believed out of earshot

to take pride in lewd, lies

three times

Not the first or last

Cocky

 

My Lord

by experience mild

in comparison to the persecution You suffered

for all the above

i take it

the answer to my prayer

delivered

the true message of Your passion

straight to my head & heart

Needless to say

You’re all-ways timely.

Face It

None but a mastermind

~ THE Master, mind you ~

shall ever be pleased

or praised

by ANY “surprise

Because the beginning & end

of every matter’s

already His.

Truth


All we can do is pray & believe God

for effective, steadfast equipment

in measures

of Love, courage, more

to receive, reflect, mobilize

the Gospel fully

Accepting appointed challenges

jitters, waits & all

that Thy will be done

well.

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