karlcfolkes
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karlcfolkes   Advanced Member

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a passion reading and writing poems.

Submitted Poems 364 total

By Faith, Bound for Excellence”

A school’s royal wealth
Lived through a saintly Father
By the grace of God
Empowering to succeed
Recipients of bounty:
Teachers and students
Under God’s authority
Striving to serve Him.

Made in His royal image
And by His ordination.
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by Karl Constantine FOLKES

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1 day ago

The Synchronicity of Poetic Humor

Strange humor of dreams.
Charles Simic’s resurrected.
I ponder on Life.
And ‘crucifixion’ appears…
While dreaming at 3...

by Karl Constantine FOLKES

added by karlcfolkes
8 days ago

Life is of Spirit: A Testimony

[“Life is of Spirit; and Spirit is of Love.”]

Life is of Spirit.
Spirit gives All — Life.
All come from Spirit.
Spirit is — The Source.

Life’s metaphysics:
A God-given Truth.
All Life is sacred;
All — born or un-borne.

Those seen or...

by Karl Constantine FOLKES

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10 days ago

Martin Luther King’s Dream For America

Meandering through the passage of time,
A prophet and seer among us.
Resilient in the quest to find peace;
To broken souls, bring them healing.
Intransigent goal to elevate those
Needing their spirits uplifted.

Leaving none out — including...

by Karl Constantine FOLKES

added by karlcfolkes
16 days ago

A Meditation on Discipleship

A. Introduction: The Lord Calls Samuel (1 Samuel 3:10, Hebrew Bible)

ויבא יהוה ויתיצב ויקרא כפעם בפעם שמול שמול ויאמר שמול דבר כי שמע עבדף

(way-ya-bo Yah-weh way-yit-yas-sab way-yiq-ra ke-pa-am be-pa-am she-mu-el, she-mu-el way-yo-mer...

by Karl Constantine FOLKES

added by karlcfolkes
17 days ago

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It is Faith that gives us firm belief in that which is not yet known, of that which is uncertain, that we remain confident in every outcome and every circumstance (Hebrews 11:1-6).

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There appears to be an intimate symbiotic relationship between the creative spark in every field and discipline, and the mysterious world of dreams.

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The Holy Spirit is The Source of all Life; what the Hebrew Bible (Genesis 1:1) calls the Bereshit.

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Thank you. Blessings in the new year of 2023.

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If poets, bereft of script or speech, pen, pencil or paper, quill or ink, silenced and mocked by those who pay them tribute, could otherwise convey what their silent thoughts expressed, their Chomsky-like ‘colorless green ideas [that] sleep furiously’ unexpressed expression would not only be syntactically correct, but would also be of great semantic relevance to the field of mathematical linguistics. Go figure! 

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In deep appreciation.

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While at a heart beat’s pace, this poem yet has grace, for language is our life, even as life engenders language. The coupling of the two is a very special brew.

19 days ago

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This poem is largely about the architecture of the unseen real of the Divine Holy Spirit.

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Beautifully summarized, thank you, teril.

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So beautifully poetically stated. Your lyrical lines place you in sync with God’s handiwork.

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Oneness is wholeness that mends that which is broken or shattered.

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God’s blessings to all. Peace and Love.

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Becoming whole….a worthy task that’s never complete.

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A life cut short, but well spent to liberate his people from European rule and bring independence to his country.

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”Tree-Home.” Interesting title. It takes trees to build houses, but people to build homes; and compassionate people to preserve them.

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