Royston's Poems

Here's the list of poems submitted by royston  —  There are currently 232 poems total — keep up the great work!

A life changing moment in Jesmond Dene

In Newcastle there’s a place called Jesmond Dene
where a wonderful waterfall can be seen.
Alongside it a rough arched stone bridge spans
and upon it two teenage lovers stand.

They’re looking into the sparkling water
holding hands; the air is...

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2 days ago

The Devil was on His back

Take the easy way and avoid the cross.
Bow down to me and do not pay sins cost.
The kingdoms of the world I’ll give to You
if you follow me and do what I do.

Get behind me Satan. Get off my back.
I will climb that hill and I will not slack....

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16 days ago

Where the rubber hits the road

As the wine began running out
I wondered what life was about,
caught up in that awful place where
life gets tough and the rubber hits the road.

The world was just passing me by
and I could not understand why,
not knowing what I should do,
...

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1 month ago

Feed my sheep

Open up Gods’ holy Word and feed my soul
for it alone can heal and make me whole.
I cannot live by earthly bread alone
and need the food from Gods’ heavenly throne.

His Word’s my Inspiration and my Light
and helps me walk by faith and not by...

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1 month ago

Despair was rife

Outside of His grave all hope was shattered.
Despair was rife, His disciples scattered.
They felt distraught and the outlook was grim.
All their hopes had been centred upon Him.

All forlorn, they did not know what to say.
Defeat and...

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2 months ago

He's dead!

He’s dead! I cannot believe that He just died.
They beat Him and had Him crucified.
Now He’s gone. The One I used to follow,
and without Him life is bleak and hollow.

What shall I do, and where shall I go?
You tell me what to do, for I don’t...

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2 months ago

Because He died

Because of Jesus I go free.
Because He suffered there for me.
Because He stayed and did not run .
Because He said 'Your will be done.'

My transgressions on Him were laid
as lash by lash my debts He paid.
Blow by blow for each iniquity
...

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2 months ago

Ride on, Lord Jesus, ride on

Ride on, Lord Jesus,
ride on.
Your final battle is to be won.

Ride on, Lord Jesus
ride, ride.
To Golgotha to be crucified.

Take up the cross, Lord Jesus,
take it up.
For our sake please take it up.

Climb the hill, Lord Jesus,
...

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3 months ago

With Faith and Doubt we dance through life

Faith and Doubt dancing together
help us work difficult things through,
and as they dance with each other
they bring me much closer to You.

Lord, I believe, but also doubt,
please help me with my unbelief.
Stay with me as I work things out
...

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3 months ago

He turned water into wine

All the other wine was surpassed.
and the best was saved 'til the last
For He turned water into wine
and things of earth became divine.

Changed from glory into glory
Common turned extraordinary.
Acts of love from the hands of Christ
Hands...

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4 months ago

Now that the curtain has closed

My life’s over for the curtain has closed
and the place where I have gone no one knows.
I had no faith in which to put my trust
and so, have I just died and turned to dust?

Who knows what lies upon the other side?
Who knows where I am now...

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4 months ago

I cannot stay a baby if I'm to set you free

I cannot stay a baby if I'm to set you free.
For I have to climb the steep hill called Calvary.
I need to leave the manger to become a man,
and follow the path that completes Salvations plan.

Although you've just celebrated my nativity,
...

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6 months ago

Candlemas - The Lord of The Temple

Led by the Spirit His parents had brought
the Child Jesus into the Temple court.
The Temples' Lord to the temple had come
to keep the law and the required custom.

The glory of the Lord was there that day
in that building composed of...

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6 months ago

The wonder of Christmas

It is good to take time to wonder.

 Stop all our busyness and ponder.
To sit down and to try to work out.
What Christmas is really all about.

Nothing like this had happened before.
Angels gazed down from heaven and saw
that God Himself had...

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6 months ago

Come and pause for a while

Come and pause for a while to contemplate with me
and celebrate the wonder of Christ’s nativity.
For God came to earth that very first Christmas day
a shining light from heaven to show us the way.

Love was difficult to find in the world of men...

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6 months ago

God with us, Immanuel

God with us, Immanuel
Came to earth through Israel.
A virgin gave birth to a Son
Jesus The Belovèd One.

God with us, Immanuel
Came to earth with man to dwell.
Walked this way in holiness
His Glory veiled by earthly flesh.

God with us,...

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6 months ago

Christingle

As the candles were glowing and brightly burning.
I was quietly praying and my heart was yearning
for that peace and love that only Jesus can bring
to flood into our world all the people reaching.

Then my soul was lifted up and began...

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6 months ago

The mystery of Godliness

God is not confined to a single place,
or restricted to any time or space.
The Almighty One is forever there.
Omnipresent, He is everywhere.

Before the beginning our God we see,
and after the end of time He will be.
He’s deeper than...

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6 months ago

Twas on earth, the cradle of the human race

Come ponder this event in history
when God came to the world for you and me.
'Twas Earth, the cradle of the human race,
He had chosen to be His Son's birthplace.

Then to show the Wise Men where Jesus lay
sent a star in the sky to blaze the...

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6 months ago

God Only Wise

Wisdom unfathomable, God only wise.
So incomprehensible in human guise.
To men unbelievable, How can this be?
It’s so inconceivable, He became like me.

Manhood and full Deity combined in flesh.
In human frailty such holiness.
I fall down...

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6 months ago

God

God, Almighty and Invisible
came to earth becoming visible.
God, the Eternal and Immortal
condensed Himself to a mere mortal.

God, Omniscient and Only Wise
came to us dressed in our human guise.
God, Who is Incomprehensible
was born...

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6 months ago

The Christ Child

It was within a young virgins' womb
that the Child of God was given room.
Because Mary the angel believed
and through the Holy Spirit she conceived

The wise men came with their gifts of gold
from distant lands the Child to behold
For to us...

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6 months ago

Swing open wide the stable door

Swing open wide the stable door.
Come with me now and look down in awe,
as into the manger we gaze,
lost in wonder, love and praise.

God, a baby! How can this be?
The Immortal clothed in mortality.
Almighty God, the Son of Man!
The...

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6 months ago

There is room in my womb

It was within a young virgins' womb
that the Son of God was given room.
Through the Holy Spirit she conceived,
for Mary the angels’ message believed.

 
Her Child was the Long Promised One.
Who came to earth as Gods' Only Son.
Fully man...

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6 months ago

The world was a busy place

No room, for the world was a busy place.
No room, for the Son of God to show His face.
But God had already found Himself a room
warm and cosy inside a young virgin's womb.

The conception of His Son had taken place,
and now it was time for God...

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6 months ago

This precious speck of cosmic dust

This small speck of cosmic dust tinged with blue
of all the planets is special to You.
Chosen to be the birthplace of Your son
bringing Light and Life to everyone.

For Jesus Christ has come into our World,
and just like a flower His life...

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6 months ago

The candle of Peace

Peace, all other peace transcending..
Peace so eternal and unending.
Peace that passes all understanding.
Peace so lovely and undemanding.

Peace perfect peace floods into our soul.
Peace of healing making us whole.
Peace from God, peace...

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6 months ago

The candle of Love

The candle of God's love burns ever bright,
brightening up even the darkest night.
It turns water into precious wine
and all the things of earth become divine.

For we’re loved with an everlasting love
coming from God and lifting us above...

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6 months ago

The candle of Joy

The candle is burning, its flame so bright,
and joy floods the soul to our delight.
For the Light of Life has shone upon us,
bringing joy so perfect and marvellous.

Joy unspeakable and full of glory
as we remember the Christmas story.
...

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6 months ago

The candle of Hope

Hope for the hopeless and hope for the lost.
No matter the price, whatever the cost.
Jesus had come and was willing to pay,
being born as a baby that first Christmas day.

Hope that's a certainty, hope that is sure.
Though the earth is...

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6 months ago

Love came to earth

Love was difficult to find in the world of men,
for the Roman armies occupied Israel then.
But heavens glorious light had come to the earth,
as choirs of angels announced the Saviours birth.

The almighty God condensed Himself to a span.
...

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6 months ago

It was the dawning of the day of grace,

It was the dawning of the Day of Grace,
when Christ entered into the Human Race.
The Infinite God confined to a span
Incomprehensibly becoming man.

The angels in heaven looked down in awe
for there in a manger their God they saw.
Now at...

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6 months ago

A Christmas wish to you

May the true meaning of Christmas be yours
as God’s wonderful blessing outpours
upon a world that He so greatly adores.
May the love of that first Christmas be yours.
...

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6 months ago

Off to Church

Go with a desire to hear from God's word
to lift up your voice and to praise the Lord.
Join with the congregation and to sing
and to the Lord your God your worship bring.

'Come to me,’ you hear the Lord your God say
as off to the church...

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added by royston
7 months ago

Come

Come and see things not of this world.
Come and feel the love of God unfurled.
Come and know the peace of sins forgiven.
Come and discover the way to heaven.

Come and hear the Words of life.
Come and see Love’s great sacrifice.
Come and...

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added by royston
7 months ago

The Glorious Ancient of Days.

Such a wonderful way to worship
and a marvellous way to declare,
the Splendour of God and His Lordship
to all the people gathering there.

You filled the Cathedral with harmony
as you played out your heartfelt praise,
each chord declaring...

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7 months ago

Broken and poured out

The flask had been broken, and the perfume poured
it was a great token, of love for her Lord.
Nothing had been spoken, but so much was said,
by her words unspoken, and the tears that she shed.

His body was broken, and His blood outpoured. ...

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7 months ago

Fill the cathedral with awe and wonder

Hit those keys and make the organ thunder.
Fill the cathedral with awe and wonder
and let your music proclaim the story
of our mighty God and His great glory.

As your gospel shoes press down each pedal
may they enhance your heartfelt recital
...

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7 months ago

Footprints through time

Tramp, tramp, tramp. We watch them going
and throughout time hear their voices flowing.
See the phantom footprints through the mist.
Remember those who are so dearly missed.

We follow their footprints through war torn times
midst the muddy...

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7 months ago

I was at a loss as to what to say

I broke the bread with my Lord Jesus today
and I was at a loss as to what to say.
For He had carried all of my disgrace;
when He hung upon the cross in my...

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7 months ago

Love took the cup

Love took the cup
and drank it up.
It's empty now for me.

Love climbed the hill,
fulfilled God's will,
and suffered there for me.

Love cried out loud
before the crowd.
Laid down His life for...

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7 months ago

Love

Love turns mere water into wine
and earthly things become divine.
Swallowing hurt and hatred up
it sweetens the bitterest...

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8 months ago

You are there

In the small places and the vast open spaces.
You are there.

In the blinking of an eye and throughout eternity.
You are there

Even in the quiet space and the noisy market place.
You are...

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8 months ago

Woven on a heavenly loom

Woven together on a heavenly loom
I was formed by God whilst in my mother's womb.
Then the days of my life in His book were penned
from before I was born right up to the...

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8 months ago

Proclaiming throughout the universe

I look up at the starry heavens and can see
the galaxies proclaiming God's great majesty.
As throughout the whole world the shining stars declare
God's greatness to us all and of His loving...

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8 months ago

Who is this Man?

Who is this Man, of whom all prophets speak,
the One who is so strong and yet so meek?
The Man of miracles Who spreads around
wisdom and love nowhere else to be...

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8 months ago

Where would I be without the cross?

I went to the cross again in despair,
and knelt down at the feet of Jesus there.
“It is me, dear Lord, and I've come once more.”
(For I had been there many times...

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8 months ago

Where the rubber hits the road

As the wine began running out
I wondered what life was about,
caught up in that awful place where
life gets tough and the rubber hits the...

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8 months ago

When the wine runs out

When the wine runs out and all seems so bleak.
To whom shall we go and who shall we seek?
When all the options fail and all seems lost,
how shall we get more and who'll pay the...

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8 months ago

When the road was rough

The road was rough, the going tough
I knew not what to do.
Then Jesus came and spoke my name
and helped me work it...

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8 months ago

When all prophecy becomes history

When Christ has come like a thief in the night
and believing faith has turned to sight.
When all prophesy becomes history
then there will be no need for...

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8 months ago

We've lost the baby

We've lost the baby or so we thought
rushing back from holiday all distraught.
Anxiously waiting with concern as we pray.
'It's alright', we heard the doctor...

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8 months ago

We are soulmates ‘til death.

Bound by loving devotion forever
and holding hands we will stand together.
Heartbeat for heartbeat and breath for each breath,
eye blink for eye blink we're soulmates ‘til...

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8 months ago

We are off to Lulworth Cove

We decided to go to Lulworth Cove
and got into the car and off mum drove.
Granny, Granddad, Hannah, mummy and me
all set off to spend the day by the...

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8 months ago

Jesus heard you cry in the night

I have heard the sobs and tears you shed
in your bed before the hours of morn
and reached down and caught each tear that fell
from your eyes before the light of...

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8 months ago

Travelling light

The goods and chattels of life I've shed
and I'm travelling light instead.
Walking through life the 'Jesus Way'
unhindered by the clutter of each...

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8 months ago

To the edge of despair worry took me

To the edge of despair worry took me
and a bottomless pit I could see.
Then an awful chasm opened wide
and I felt myself falling...

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8 months ago

Through the good days and the bad days

Through the good days
and through the bad days
God is always there.

For all our gladness's
and all our sadness's
are covered by His care.

"I will never forsake you
and will never leave you,"
is His promise so...

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8 months ago

Though The Fig Tree Will Not Blossom

Things were bleak and the outlook was bad.
My soul despaired and my heart was sad.
No job and no income. How can I provide?
I needed to know that God was on my...

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8 months ago

They gave themselves

They gave themselves in bloody war
and months and years will see no more.
They were so young, they were so brave.
Their future and their existence...

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9 months ago

The worm that squirmed

I am only a worm, a wriggly worm.
I crawl and I slide and wriggle and squirm.
But I noshed the vine that gave Jonah shade
destroying the shelter that God had...

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9 months ago

The touch of Your hand

I was fascinated by your hands yesterday,
touching all those you met on your way.
Holding the hand of a child so tenderly.
Working hard to care for friends and...

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9 months ago

The Sweet Aroma Of Love

The room was crowded, but not deterred,
she was determined to reach her Lord.
With tears of love flowing from her eyes,
she washed Jesus feet to their...

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9 months ago

The river was high and its current was fast

We laid out the picnic in the warm sun
watching the children having great fun.
Then tragedy happened to our surprise.
You fell in the river before our...

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9 months ago

The Jesus Way

Let’s turn the other cheek
and not be arrogant but meek.
Greet our enemy with a smile
and walk the extra...

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9 months ago

Blessed Holy Spirit of God

He came to me as gentle as a dove,
satisfying me with His warmth and love.
Then opened my eyes and helped me to see
the wonderful love that Jesus had for...

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9 months ago

The Great I Am

Before the beginning of time and space.
Before the onset of the human race.
He was there, The Triune One
The Father, The Spirit and The...

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9 months ago

The empty shoebox

The empty shoebox had fallen upon the ground.
Waiting there unnoticed and hoping to be found.
Lost and forgotten gathering dust all alone.
It was laying there upside down and all...

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9 months ago

The earth shook and the sea roared

It reached 8.9 on the Richter scale
and the hearts of all began to fail
as they forecast a huge Tsunami:
a great tidal wave rising from the...

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9 months ago

The dawning of a new morning

The full moon shone in the cloudless night
casting shadows with its reflected light,
and myriad stars glowed as time flew past,
spanning the cosmic distances so...

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9 months ago

Stilling the storm

Voices, more voices. Too many voices!
Choices, more choices. So many choices!
Where shall I go and what shall I do?
Out of my confusion I turn to...

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9 months ago

Sing out my soul His anthem raise

Sovereign Lord Whom angels worship
may this mortal sing Your praise?
For my Glorious God You are worth it.
Sing out my soul His anthem...

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9 months ago

Marilyn

She lies
Upon her bed so very still
unable to summon the will
to get up and face the day
as time slowly slips away.

She shies
From inevitability
not accepting the reality.
For Death was approaching fast!
How much longer will she...

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9 months ago

Shipwrecked

When at Crete a gentle south wind began to blow,
we weighed anchor deciding it was time to go.
But the wind began to blow of hurricane force,
A 'Northeaster' sprang up and blew us way off course.
 
Then giving way to the strong wind we sailed...

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9 months ago

Precious microbe

Living on a piece of dust in the cosmic sky
this insignificant microbe gave out a cry.
“Who am I in this immense universe? “ He sighed,
feeling lost in the great multitude as he...

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9 months ago

Celebrating 50 years

My dear, ’twas fifty years ago when we first met
on a trip to Stratford that I'll never forget.
When as a sweet girl of fourteen you caught my eye,
and love first began its great work in this old...

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9 months ago

Painting the streets red with poppies

At the whistle blast I went over the top.
I just kept on going and would not stop.
As the barrage of bullets whistled by
I knew that if one hit me I would...

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9 months ago

Open me up

Look not for cyphers or for formulae,
for I have more important things to say.
I speak of One: the Creator of all things
and prophesy what the future...

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9 months ago

Only love is the answer

Greater love has no man
than the love I have for you.
For you're such a lovely woman
to love me as you do.

My dear I’m lost in wonder
as I gaze upon your face,
and my heart grows even fonder
of your beauty and your...

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9 months ago

One of the books God has written

God has penned the page that told of my first breath
and has written paragraph depicting my death.
Then by grace the myriads of paragraphs between
All the pages which tell of my life on this earthly...

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9 months ago

Excitement Was High At The Church Today

I wondered what God was going to say
for excitement was high at church today.
The piano played as we were talking,
then towards the pulpit he came...

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9 months ago

The silence of love

Before the Sanhedrin, He spoke no word,
and from His mouth no sound was to be heard.
Silent as a mute not a word was said,
as to the cruel cross Jesus was...

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9 months ago

No light only the darkest shades

No light, only the darkest shades.
No colours, just blackness pervades.
There's no movement of any kind.
I cannot see for I am...

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9 months ago

My Lord and my God

I was not there when they first saw the Lord,
and did not believe the disciple’s word.
“We have seen the Lord, ” they all said to me,
but it seemed too impossible to...

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9 months ago

My alphabet of faith

A—The AFTERLIFE that I still have to come
B—My BELIEF in Jesus Christ, God's Only Son
C—The CROSS upon which He was crucified
D—The DEATH which for me He willingly...

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9 months ago

Moving home for the last time

I have passed on my earthly wealth and gone away.
My life was now over so I moved home today.
No need for my goods and chattels to follow me,
for they're not required where I am going to...

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9 months ago

Love personified

Jesus is patient and will always wait,
for the right moment then not hesitate.
Jesus is so kind and thinks only the best
and will withstand the most arduous...

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10 months ago

Made by God

Woven together on a heavenly loom
I was formed by God whilst in my mother’s womb.
Then the days of my life in His book were penned
even before I was born my life was...

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10 months ago

Love Is

Love is patient and will always wait,
for the right moment then not hesitate.
Love is so kind and thinks only the best
and will withstand the most arduous...

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10 months ago

Looking to Jesus

Looking closely at Jesus we can then see
the full Glory of God dwelling bodily.
Born of the Spirit by a virgin birth,
God the Almighty walking on...

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10 months ago

Look what happened when I shared my lunch

Off with my basket of loaves and fishes I sped,
as I rushed up the hill to hear what Jesus said.
Sitting down I listened well to those words of His
for I had never heard any man speak like...

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10 months ago

Like a thief in the night

With a great command and a final trumpet call,
The Lord will appear in the sky before us all.
For the Heaven's will open wide as He bursts through,
when He comes back here to collect me and you.
 
Earth's time will now be over for Jesus has come,...

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10 months ago

Light

Light, uncreated shone upon the earth,
born within the stable by virgin birth.
Light immortal descending from above
embracing the world with God's perfect...

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10 months ago

Life more abundantly

Life for us given.
Life from heaven
Life everlasting
all life surpassing.

Life of sacrifice.
Life for our life.
In Jesus unfurled
the Life of the...

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10 months ago

Let's take the risk

Let's take the risk and step out of the boat,
for Jesus will always keep us afloat.
Let's take a chance and reach out to touch
those around us that do not have so...

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10 months ago

Lest we forget

We remember them. They were so brave.
The price they paid. The life they gave.
For by their death they bought us peace.
They gave their life that wars may...

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10 months ago

Legion

With this man the demons had their way
among the tombs during night and day.
Men chained him attempting to subdue
and prevent what those demons made him...

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10 months ago

Jesus, You're the centre

Jesus, You're the focus
of my heart,
and my love.
Jesus.

Jesus, You're the Centre
of my work,
and my world.
Jesus.

Jesus, You're the Reason
that I live
and I breathe.
Jesus.

Jesus, You're the Lover
of my life,
and my soul. ...

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10 months ago

Jesus Christ the Nazarene

The greatest Man to walk this scene,
was Jesus Christ the Nazarene.
Son of God and Son of Man
alive before the world...

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10 months ago

It's hard to imagine nothing

It's hard to imagine Nothing:

No breadth,
no length,
no depth,
no height.

No time,
no space,
no life,
no light.

No atoms,
no sun,
no moon,
no stars.

No Saturn,
no Jupiter,
no Earth,
no Mars.

Absolutely...

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10 months ago

Holding on to the moment that I came to Jesus

I wanted to hold on to the moment
and never to let it go.
I wanted to stay there forever but knew
that it could never be so.
I wanted it to go on and on and just hoped
that it would never stop.
But the moment had finished and I had to
come down...

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10 months ago

Lord, Help my unbelief

Help my unbelief, help me trust Your Word
for I believe that You can do it Lord.
You asked me to step out of the boat.
I know that You can keep me...

by Royston

added by royston
10 months ago

Heavenly harmony

With nimble fingers dashing across the keyboard
they created melody with every chord.
My soul was lifted to heaven as they began
their duet on the piano and church...

by Royston

added by royston
10 months ago

Heavenly banquet

I went to the heavenly banquet,
the table that Jesus had set,
and broke the bread and drank the wine
nourishing this poor soul of...

by Royston

added by royston
10 months ago

He who had been dead was dead no more

‘He's mine' boasted the grave in victory.
'He is dead so now he belongs to me.'
But Death had forgotten about the One
Who is God's One and Only Belovèd...

by Royston

added by royston
10 months ago

He was a carpenter. He worked with wood.

He was a Carpenter. He worked with wood.
His work was flawless. His work was good.
'Come to Me,’ He said,’ and I'll give you rest
For my yoke is easy and God's way is...

by Royston

added by royston
10 months ago

He crossed the man-made boundaries

Jesus broke man-made codes and crossed the boundaries
and did not agree with the scribes and Pharisees
but reached out to the outcast and those left outside
welcoming them all with His loving arms opened wide.
 
‘Though He had come to Israel He...

by Royston

added by royston
10 months ago

I was in the dock

It came as a great shock
for I was in the dock.
Standing all alone
before the judgement throne.

Who can plead my case?
Who will take my place?
Who is willing to pay
to take my guilt...

by Royston

added by royston
10 months ago

I looked into the mirror today

I looked into the mirror today
and I just did not know what to say,
for the person looking back at me
was the man that I’d turned out to...

by Royston

added by royston
10 months ago

I heard your cry as you first breathed air

The moment that you were born I was there
and heard your cry as you first breathed in air.
Thrilled by the sheer beauty of your small frame
We decided that Ruth would be your...

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added by royston
10 months ago

I dressed differently today

Wanting to dress in a different way
these are the garments I put on today….
 
Using Compassion as my underdress
I followed with Kindness and Gentleness.

Then Humility and Patience like a glove
and on top I placed a garment of...

by Royston

added by royston
10 months ago

Grumbles into gratefuls’

Turning grumbles into gratefuls
and all my worries into joys.
Full of lovings and not hatefuls
as with praise my tongue employs.
 
Jesus makes such a difference
to me each and every day,
as with wonder and reverence
I walk with Him along the...

by Royston

added by royston
10 months ago

They broke God’s one and only rule

There was a sneaky, slithery, nasty snake
who encouraged poor Eve, Gods’ law to break.
The fruit on the tree looked so wonderful
and she reached out and broke God’s only...

by Royston

added by royston
10 months ago

God’s arithmetic

Using one and one to only make two
with God sometimes just will not do.
For His arithmetic is exponential
and is not confined to human...

by Royston

added by royston
10 months ago

Get up, go to work, go home, go to bed

Get up, go to work, go home, go to bed
Is this what life’s all about I said?
Work, work, work every single day
just to earn enough my bills to...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

What are we doing?

Oh, foolish humanity what have you done!
You're killing off my offspring one by one,
and then complain when my virus kills you.
Why should you not be done by as you...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

From womb to tomb is my life going to be

From womb to tomb I am condemned to be
completely blind and unable to see.
I have never, ever seen the light of day
and have to use a stick to find my...

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added by royston
11 months ago

From the slime to the sublime

Some believe we began in the primeval slime
back near the dawning of our earthly time.
A fortuitous concord of atoms are we
evolving by chance throughout...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

From doom and gloom to ecstasy

His body had been wrapped and firmly bound
as it lay dead and lifeless in the ground.
The stone rolled over shutting out the light
and the door of death was sealed up so...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

From a distance

From a distance Lord, I followed You
as I wondered what the crowd would do.
There undetected I moved with stealth
keeping silent, walking by...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

Floundering faith

I have lost my faith and drifted away.
My zeal has all gone and I cannot pray.
The church is an anathema to me
and is the last place that I want to...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

Walking the Emmaus Road

Their eyes were downcast and the pace was slow.
Why these things had happened they did not know.
On their shoulders they bore a heavy load
as they walked along that Emmaus...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

Dreams waiting to be dreamt

Young people are:

The future of our world.
Flowers yet unfurled.
Latent talents waiting to express
Youthful potential and...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

Wow, Did you see what Jesus did?

Unclean, unclean" the leper had to say
and sadly watch the people run away.
But then to Jesus at the mountainside he came
to be healed of all his sickness and his...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

Deep silences like thunderbolts were hurled

Deep silences like thunderbolts were hurled
through the noiseless deafness of my quiet world.
External sounds my ears could not take in.
so these sounds were generated from...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

David and Bathsheba (Part 5)

Nathan’s inspired and Spirit driven dart
had convicted David and pierced his heart.
“Oh what a wretched man I am, ” he cried,
“That because of my lust a man has...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

David and Bathsheba (Part 4)

Great was the passion in David the king
that drove him to do this dastardly thing.
Uriah the Hittite had now been slain
so that David his new conquest could...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

David and Bathsheba (Part 3)

He who’d killed lions and a giant man
was slain by this beautiful woman.
Her pure loveliness had captured his soul
and now he had to face sins awful...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

David and Bathsheba (Part 2)

Let us continue the erotic tale
of David the king and the alpha male.
So full of testosterone and desire
he wanted to take her into his...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

David and Bathsheba (Part 1)

Upon the palace roof he walked around
for his poor restless soul no sleep had found.
But then those eyes of his all red and sore
could not believe the lovely sight they...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

Blessedness through brokenness

Upon that hill near Galilee Jesus fed
multitudes with some fishes and bread.
Nourishment could only be provided
once the food was broken and...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

Blasted Computer

That blasted computer, I hates it so.
What he's doing with it I'll never know.
Surfing in Cyberspace, he works alone.
Leaving me back on earth all on my...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

Beyond the deepest darkness

Beyond the deepest darkness there shines a great light
inextinguishably burning there so bright.
But the evil underlings of darkness joined as one
in their hatred against this brightly burning...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

Behold I stand at the door and knock

The door was closed firm, and the way was blocked.
It would not open, even though I'd knocked.
So I stood outside, unnoticed by you.
My arms opened wide. I love you, I...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

At the Pool of Bethesda

I've been lying here for another year
feeling left all alone in my great fear.
So perhaps this time? I can never tell.
Maybe it is my turn to be made...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

As the red wine into the cup is poured

Christ the Lamb upon the alter stone.
Christ the sacrifice to atone.
Christ's blood, the wine's a token.
Christ the bread that was...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

Another catch of fish

All through the dark night we were toiling there
and as dawn rose we looked on in despair.
Then a voice called aloud from the sea shore
'On the other side you will catch much...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

Another book written by the Heavenly Author

I was intricately woven upon Your heavenly loom
as You carefully knit me together in my mother’s womb.
In that most secret of places where my conception took place
You prepared me for my birth and entry into the human...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

An ode to a skylark

I am a little skylark, and God made my colour brown.
Some people look upon me, and in disappointment frown.
But God has been very wise you see, because I have found
that my colour camouflages me whenever I'm on the...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

An ambassador's prayer

Lord, please tune my ears so that they may hear
words spoken by you that I count so dear.
Then open my eyes so that they may see
opportunities for You to work through...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

Always there

Before the Daystar was in position
and the planets began their round,
or the galaxies were called into being
and a single star was...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

All was quiet, like the lull before a storm

All was quiet, like the lull before a storm.
No word spoken. Hardly a breath was drawn.
The earth stood so still but the mountain shook
and I closed my eyes too afraid to look.
 
As the scroll opened prophecy unfurled
revealing God's purposes...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

A name so dear

A name above all
on whom people call.
A name revered
and by devils feared.

A name so dear
that we love to hear.
Who bears that name
and deserves such...

by Royston

added by royston
11 months ago

A Lovely man called Jeff

For eighteen long days he had hardly slept
and night and day his loving vigil kept
Sat by her bedside, and with tender care
he swabbed her mouth and stroked her long brown...

by Royston

added by royston
12 months ago

A debtor to mercy alone

When time's no more and the eternal future has
begun.
When I stand before the throne of God, The Almighty One.
When this mortal body has put on immortality.
Then, shall I fully know how much my Lord has done for...

by Royston

added by royston
12 months ago

Thank You Lord, ” I said

His body was broken
And His blood was shed.
Words of love were spoken
when He bowed His...

by Royston

added by royston
12 months ago

Talitha Cumi”*

The crowd outside were wailing and crying,
for the daughter of Jairus lay dying
Then some people came saying she was dead
and poor Jairus felt such sorrow and...

by Royston

added by royston
12 months ago

The Touch of Jesus - Part 1

Reaching out to me Jesus touched my eyes
enabling me to see to my surprise.
I stood before Him with my new found sight,
gazing into His face so clear and...

by Royston

added by royston
12 months ago

In that sweet moment our love had begun

Our two hands touched as our warm bodies met
it was a feeling that I’ll never forget.
Then as our hearts beat together as one
in that sweet moment our love had...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

I wanna new one

I wanna new one cos this old one is broke.'
She wasn’t talking about the hi-fi but her old bloke,
I was a high flyer, but now I’ve run out of dough
and she wants a new one so this old man has to...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

The Angelic stranger

Who knows what angel we shall meet
in each stranger that we greet?
Who knows what visage so divine
from their face upon us shall...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Loves everlasting year

In the springtime our love blossomed and grew
each day filled with wonder and each year new.
I’m still yours my beloved and you’re mine,
‘though we’ve drunk the last of summers...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Yukon’s Yellow Fever

The Yukon's where gold diggers go.
An unforgiving land of ice and snow.
A place that demands the hardest and best.
A rugged and beautiful...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Fish and chips

Fish and chips down at the seaside
washed down with a bottle of wine.
A beautiful woman sat at my side
‘twas a wonderful way to...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Soulmates ‘til death.

Bound by loving devotion forever
and holding hands we will stand together.
Heartbeat for heartbeat and breath for breath,
eye blink for eye blink we're soulmates ‘til...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Beauty and complexity in loving harmony

You are who you are and it has often been said
you’re blessed with the ability to think ahead.
God has given you a loving and caring heart
a place in which your deep emotions take their...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Ecstasy

I'd like to hold your hand
and lead you to the land
of ecstasy.

For you're the one for me
inspiring such poetry
and ecstasy.

Please will you come with me
and we can ever be
in...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

The dreaded “C” word

I don't think much of what I have just heard
for they have mentioned that awful “C” word!
How dare they talk about cancer to me
and then refer to a...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Busy Hands

Jabbing.
Grabbing.
Unzipping.
Unclipping.
Gesticulating
congratulating.
Zipping and pouring.
Clipping and clawing.
Messaging and clapping.
Massaging and snapping.
Ripping, reeling and dealing.
Tipping, pushing and peeling.
Tickling, tinkering...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

All my days had no colour

All my days had no colour and looked very grey
and I wished that my depression would go away.
Nothing excited me as I went through the motions.
No feeling of joy, only negative...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Simply Love her

Once more I gaze into your loving eyes
as they sparkle like pools in paradise.
Then as I give your lips a tender kiss
we both enter into that world of...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Capturing the moment that changed my life

It was a precious moment; a moment so divine
when you appeared into my life and your eyes first met mine.
The world appeared to stand still caught up in such ecstasy
and my heart was smitten by the girl standing next to...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Grow old with me

Grow old with me my lovely lass, I pray,
and let us hold hands as we walk life’s way
embracing together the passage of time
for I’ll always be yours and you’ll be...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

It’s not about the body

It’s not about this body that’s subject to decay.
but it’s about the soul that will never fade away.
This body’s getting older and does not function well
and upon its limitations my mind began to...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

The battle of Reading Rock - Part 10

The rubbish piles, stretched on for miles,
where the enemy's tents had been
as I packed away, on that final day,
I surveyed this great battle scene
It was as though, God used this to show,
and took time to reveal to me
what had taken place, in...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Be thou mine as I am thine

Be thou mine as I am thine.
Let our love forever shine
and the beauty of your face
in my heart shall take its place.
There forever it shall be
shining always before...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

The battle of Reading Rock - Part 09

Then I saw him, he was coming,
and I wondered about his intent
watched him stagger, saw him swagger,
‘til he stood there at the tent.
“Just who are you, that you can do,
these things to me?” he cried
“A servant of God, of Jesus the Lord,”
I...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

My precious

How precious is my computer to me,
it gives me fun and provides great company.
Switched on it helps me to disappear
and into another world to...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

The battle of Reading Rock - Part 08

Before daybreak, I was wide awake,
so I got up well before dawn
I could not sleep, and had to peep,
outside in the early hours of morn.
All was so still, and behind the hill,
a sky full of stars so clear
the horizon met, where heaven set,
and...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Always a mother

Cutting the umbilical cord was so tearful
and letting them go so difficult and fearful.
Confusion and doubt came flooding into my soul,
my future uncertain now that I’ve lost my...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

The battle of Reading Rock - Part 07

Drums were banging, and music clanging,
throughout the day and the night
Repeating constantly, it was affecting me,
and I just did not feel alright.
But June saved the day, and her flute did play,
bringing peace and harmony
now my mind was calm,...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

My wife’s a good looker

My wife’s a good looker, she can spot anything.
No matter if it’s well hidden she’ll find the thing.
I look in the cupboard unable to see
and she comes along and points it out to...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Darling of my life

Greater love has no man
than the love I have for you.
For You’re such a lovely woman
to love me as you do.

I am still lost in wonder
as I gaze upon your face
and my heart grows more fonder
at your beauty and your...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

The battle of Reading Rock - Part 05

The next morning, as day was dawning;
Ahmed burst into our tent
and his hands he lay, on Dave to pray,
with such a menacing intent.
Then he spoke and sung, in a raucous tongue,
so hideous and so satanic
an act so surreal, that it made Dave...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

My Fledglings Have Flown

Many tears I shed as I watched them grow
knowing that one day I’d have to let the go
As they grew up so independent and free.
But they will always be a part of...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

The battle of Reading Rock - Part 04

Later on we prayed, as in bed we laid,
and snuggled down for the night
Then with a mighty rip, loud went the zip,
and two faces came into sight.
Thinking that we, would fail to see,
or understand they tried to leave
“The Lord will know, and to...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

The universal language of love

He spoke the universal language of love
When He came to us from heaven above.
Reached out in words and deeds of love to us
this wonderful man of God we call...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

The battle of Reading Rock - Part 03

Another flag flew high, over the blue sky,
where the Japanese fortress lay
As they drove their tank, through each festival rank,
the fans scattered and ran away.
Imparting fear, to all those near,
folk panicked as they fled
No one would dare,...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Two In One

I am a man with two lovers in my life.
One is my mistress and the other my wife.
The wonder of it all that makes it such fun.
Is that both these women are combined in...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

The battle of Reading Rock - Part 02

There in full view, the banner flew,
so God's love the fans might see
But Festival fans, had other plans,
and its' message did not agree.
For on Sunday, they had their way,
in the darkness of that morn
With curse and frown, they ripped it down,...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Love blossoms as it grows

When we were young we walked together hand in hand.
Looked into each other's' eyes thinking love was grand.
Life can't get any better than it is now we thought,
as we walked along life's pathway, God's will we...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

The battle of Reading Rock - Part 01

“Before you go, I'll have you know,
that the Lord has said to me
Psalm 91, is just the one,
so read it and you will see.”
“I don't know why”, was my reply,
“But Sara I'm sure you're right”
And off I went, to pitch my tent,
at Reading's Rock...

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added by royston
1 year ago

Me, you and the wardrobe

I hid in the wardrobe thinking this will be great.
But my timing was wrong and I left it too late.
My plan of seduction had gone wildly adrift.
For when you found me hiding there you were so...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Out of step with Love

‘Didn’t Peter do well at school”, she said;
again he felt that great feeling of dread.
It didn’t even enter his mind to ask.
He’d been too busy working on his...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

I almost lost you yesterday

I almost lost you yesterday.
My life all shattered and in disarray.
God could have chosen death to part
and brought such sadness to my...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Camelot

For one brief moment for you and me
life was perfect and Camelot came to be.
There love was shown in all its fervency
and the poetry flowed fast and...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Love always forgives

Oh foolish man to test her love in this way.
hurting her so and causing her such dismay.
Her wonderful love so faithful and so true
has been challenged by the deeds that you...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

What kind of woman is this?

What kind of woman is this?
That I'm so privileged to kiss.
My precious gift from above
who so freely gives me her love
 
So wonderful and lovely is she.
Praise God that He's given her to me.
Just as Eve for Adam was sent
so Dorothy for her...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Fond(ling) memories

I awoke at 4:00 again this morning.
Rolled over to your side and began exploring.
You had your back to me my love
and I fitted my body to yours like a...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Deep pools of love and mystery

I‘ve been gazing in your eyes recently,
they're such deep pools of love and mystery.
As I look deeper into your sparkling eyes
I see back to the past and remember my...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

The Gremlin

Pale faced she was looking so terrified.
"There's a gremlin in the toilet she cried."
I heard the roar of the Gruffalo there;
the monster responsible for her...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Lulworth Cove

We decided to go to Lulworth Cove
and got into the car and off mum drove.
Granny, Granddad, Hannah, mummy and me
all set off to spend the day by the...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

My daddy saved me

We laid out the picnic in the warm sun
watching the children having such fun.
Then tragedy stuck to our great surprise..
You fell in the river before our...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Repentance Road

The way of repentance is rough
and walking its pathway is tough.
But I have to travel its road
carrying my sins heavy...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

The unknown soldier

Unknown to us, yet known to God,
as through World War One he trod.
He'd never fought a war before
and did not like the sights he...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Winter wonder

Trees like skeletons as sunlight shines through.
Cobwebs sparkling with drops of frozen dew.
Glistening white frost carpeting the grass,
dazzling light reflecting from window...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Struggling in the desert of life

Struggling in the desert of life wondering why
the way was so barren and my throat was so dry.
The bright sun was beating down with heat so intense
and I was wondering why my life made no...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Young People are:

Flowers yet unfurled.
and the future of our world.
Latent talents waiting to express
youthful potential and creativeness.
Diamonds to be unwrapped
and Protégées untapped.
Though sometimes treated with contempt
they are dreams yet to be...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

The Lottery of Life

His life had just not gone to plan,
it should not have worked out this way.
For he was a business man
and invested his hard earned...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Loneliness

I struggled through that long wormhole to the other side
into a very dark cavern that gaped so deep and wide.
Fearfully I leant against the dank wall of that black hole
and felt the coldness of loneliness flooding my...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Come back to me my Love

My dear, how much I miss
the sweetness of your kiss.
Feeling your lips touch mine
was so wonderfully divine.

Oh, darling of my heart
let us not stay apart,
but let's wipe the slate clean
and return to how we'd...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

An ode to a Trilobite

Swimming in profusion in the Cambrian sea
this lovely creature is so appealing to me.
It's a fossil of variety and surprise
with its simple three lobed shape and its compound...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Creaky Bed

Two creaky crocks slept upon a creaky bed
when 'Are you asleep my love?' One of them said.
Then rolled over holding him in her embrace
and he lay there gazing upon her lovely...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

4-poster bed

There was a large 4-poster bed where we stayed.
So we had great fun together as we played,
and wondered what it would be like to make love
with a large silky canopy hanging...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

My 666 nightmare

The Internet would not work so I could not trade.
I was unable to contact my Bank and was afraid.
Then my credit card and Pin number were rejected,
and to make matters worse my email was...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Like a Bull in a china shop

Like a Bull in a china shop he crashed through
testosterone raging frightening you.
Why can't he just woo and gently wine and dine
building the relationship, taking his...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

If Only Women Were...

If only women were not so admirable
then I would not find them so desirable
and I'd not be tempted to go astray
whenever a pretty woman passed my...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

A Hair From Her Head

I will treasure this glorious white hair
that fell from the head of my Muse so fair
More stunning than Galadriel is she
and the source of my loving poetry

_my Erato...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

When the butterflies come out to play

Whenever it’s a very hot and sunny summers’ day
and all the lovely 'butterflies' come out to play.
Then these genes I've inherited become the bane of my life
and I have to control them to remain faithful to my wife.
A pretty woman just walks by...

by Royston

added by royston
1 year ago

Footprints throughout time

Tramp, tramp, tramp. We watch them going
and throughout time hear their voices flowing.
See the phantom footprints through the mist.
Remember those who are so dearly...

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1 year ago

Skeleton

The skeleton lay there upon the sea bed.
It was all on its own but had no head.
 
Not liking the thought of being this way
His mind wandered back to another...

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1 year ago

Alzheimer's

This is no way to live my life my dear,
for I am so muddled and full of fear.
Who is this person that's living with me?
I cannot remember who I should...

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1 year ago

The Child of the Past

I see you crying and I feel your tears,
the sorrow and anguish of so many years.
Such senseless abuse and wanton ill treatment
of someone so young and so...

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1 year ago

Freedom

Freedom to give.
Freedom to live.
Freedom to question why.

Freedom to walk.
Freedom to talk.
Freedom to live or to die.

Freedom to sing.
Freedom to swing.
Freedom to just walk on by.

Freedom to speak.
Freedom to seek.
Freedom to laugh or to...

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1 year ago

The saga of the speaking digital clock

I had a digital clock that helped me to see
the time by projecting it on the ceiling for me.
One night I woke up at 12.08
and could see the name of Rob my...

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1 year ago

Close to my heart

Our eyes touch even though we are apart
and I can feel the beating of your heart.
'Though separated by geographic space,
close to my heart you always have a...

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1 year ago

An Ode to Bond

It all began with a car chase
zooming around all over the place.
Then with the girl jumped into the boat
all others sank but they kept...

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1 year ago

Shane (A Childhood Memory)

Rooted in the ground defiant it stood
stronger than steel though it was made of wood.
It was stubborn and determined to stay
but it had to go for it was in the...

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1 year ago

Confronting a ghost from the past

Oh no, it's time to read out loud again.
I hate doing it and find it such a pain.
I stutter and everyone can see
reading aloud is anathema to...

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1 year ago

It was my turn to cook today

I hammered the steak ‘til it spread out wide
shrinking back again in the pan as it fried.
Along with the chips and red wine to please,
I added the onions, mushrooms and peas.
This was the secret to my meal's success
but it left kitchen in rather a...

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1 year ago

I have never known love like this before.

I have never known love like this before.
He loves, loves again and loves even more.
Greater love has no man than this:
that for my life Jesus surrendered...

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1 year ago

The Lord of the traffic lights

I had to stop because the light was red
although I wanted to race on ahead.
The Lord said that it was time to be still.
Time to reflect and to discern His...

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1 year ago

Memories of Yesteryear

My early days at nursery school
running around and playing the fool.
Getting meningitis and almost dying
and then waking up in the hospital...

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1 year ago

It should have been me

Lost in the crowd hoping God did not see,
the part that I'd played in Christ's agony.
For I'd cried "Hosanna, " then "Crucify."
Then stood there at His trial and watched Him...

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1 year ago

Schizophrenic man

The good that I would I find I do not.
My mind’s in turmoil and tied in a knot.
For that which I would not, I find I do
and it feels as though my mind’s split in...

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1 year ago

Love Climbed The Hill

Love broke the bread
Died in my stead
and bore the cross for me

Love took wrath's cup
and drank it up.
It's empty now for me.

Love climbed the hill
fulfilled God's will
and suffered there for...

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1 year ago

Whatever it takes Lord

Whatever it takes Lord, Your will is best
my spirit's in turmoil and I cannot rest.
For sin permeates through me affecting my soul
and I'm in need of cleansing to make me...

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1 year ago

Because of Jesus

Because of Jesus I go free
Because He suffered there for me
Because He stayed and did not run
Because He said "Your will be...

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1 year ago

The sound of silence

Not a single word was spoken
neither was any music played.
The silence remained unbroken
and no audible sound was...

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1 year ago

Weep not for behold The Lion of the Tribe of Judah has prevailed

There in heaven John sobbed great tears and cried.
Then, “Weep not” one of the elders replied:
“The secrets of the scroll can be unveiled”
“for the Lion of Judah has...

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1 year ago

A Picnic By The Riverside In Henley

It was a peaceful and mild autumnal day
as the river Thames flowed upon its way.
Colourful boats were moored rank upon rank
as we picnicked there by the river...

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1 year ago

It is finished

Resounding throughout the universe
transcending time and space
Is the greatest shout of victory
heard by the human race.
From the lips of the Lord Jesus Christ
came that tremendous cry.
"It is finished" was His shout
as He laid down...

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1 year ago

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