Long Way To Go

I’ve got a lot
to learn about life.
I’m far from the finish line
but I’ll get there.

I won’t let anything or anyone
discourage me from
finishing the race.
Distractions and naysayers
are just a part of the journey.

I’ve Moved On

I don’t think about
half of the things I’ve been through.
I’m not at that stage anymore
where it even matters.
I’ve moved on
and do not want to be reminded
of certain things in the past.

Last Resort

Ears closed.
Eyes blind.
Lips sealed.
Noses compromised.
Everything looks/feel/taste the same.

People are hungry for anything
that does not include God.
He is always the last resort.

The world is their playground.
Only when it bites back
do they remember Him
for a quick fix.

Left Behind

Die to self-centered self.
Die to worldly pleasures.
Permanent traps are they.
Temporary pleasures, certainly.
Unnecessary lifestyle,
too full of self.

If only, we understood
and could get it through
our thick, little skulls that
these man-made promises
will not make the final journey.

They will all be left behind
for the next generation to fight over.

Close To The Fire

People just want
a delicious,
Kodak moment bite
out of life

just to get a high,
just to see how close
they can get
to the fire

without getting burned;
just to say
they’ve done it before,
to have “experience”.

I know
’cause I used to be
one of them

Be Vigilant

Demons go to church too.
There is no shame in their game.
They know about God too.
And they fear Him.

Be vigilant.
If the message preached
is not for your edification,
grab your things and go.

Run and don’t look back.
No explanation needed.
Your soul is danger if you stay.

Wide And Overcrowded

As true followers
of Jesus Christ,
we cannot
and must not
let the self-centered world
set the stage for us.

We must decrease
ourselves so that
He may increase
within us.

Just because
the stage lights
are bright and flashy
does not mean
we should forget morals
for a second in the spotlight.

Just because
it prides itself
on being famous
or worthy to be praised
does not mean
we should idolize it.

Just because
it’s a trendsetter
does not mean
we should forget modesty
to make friends with modernization.

Just because
it’s the academy award winner
of all lies fed to mankind
does not mean
that we should
stand up and applaud it.

Separate yourself
from the crowd.
Wide and overcrowded
is that route to destruction.
Only few
will be strong enough
to walk away.