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Saiom Shriver

(Ohio)

Poems Of Christianity


DECEMBER TWENTY EIGHTH

the feast of the Holy Innocents
.. those 2 year old baby boys
slaughtered by Herod
in his mad search for the little
Jesus..

December 28th.. when little
baby trees.. slaughtered
.. begin to show up on the curb

their resident flightless
baby birds and squirrels
long scattered or smashed

other trees' green flesh turned
into ephemeral wrapping paper
and Christmas cards

RIVER WINE

River water
turns Christ wine
at the falls
as it pours onto
the altar rock.

JESUS' FIG TREE

He did belittle you..
but soon he'll bebig you..
In soonspring
on twigs
with blooms he will wig you..
in summer he'll summon
a jade garb to resprig you..
and in the fall with fresh fruit
he'll refig you

NO STONES NO SWORDS

Jesus told stoners to put
down their stones
He told Peter to put down his sword
Thou shalt not kill.. said His Father
Blessed are the Peacemakers..
his eternal words.

God give us the grace
to follow his words
to stand with the Prince of Peace
and speak against the warlords



ELEVENTH HOUR WORKER

Why should the 100th lamb
receive more love
than the 99 who
never strayed
and never disobyed

Why should the 11th hour
worker with just 60 minutes
receive the same pay
as those who worked all day?

Only love.. like his..
knows the answer..

but this we can say
Our pain was in the
longer way


(to M McDermott)

FIVE MURDERERS GIVEN CLEMENCY BY GOD

Moses murdered an
Egyptian in anger
David murdered Uriah
in lust.
Cain murdered Abel
in jealousy.
Paul murdered Christians
in blind obedience to
a cruel state.
Barabbas killed in
a revolution against
an illegal occupying power.
Most suffered afterward.
Yet God spared their lives.

(See John 8: 7)

CHRIST'S MOVIE ENTIRE

Father let us see the movie
entire
of the life of Your Son Jesus' fire..
all the minutes and days
and months not in the Gospel
... all the private conversations
with His mother, and crowds and apostles


CHRISTIAN COCKROACHES

' No room at the Inn'
they said when His cockroaches
were born.
and in the middle of their lives..
the cockroaches loved by the Son of Man,
like Him have no place to lay their heads.
And at the end
'Father Father
why hast Thou forsaken us' they cried..
as they died
nailed by the shoes of the unripe
as their souls to Him soared in bliss

Only Love and Loving Creatures
can be created by the Source of All Love


WHAT MOST HURT JESUS' HEART

Was it the scourging? the crown
of thorns? the carrying of the
cross? the thirst? the sleeplessness...
Those in the Sanhedrin who lied about
Him?
Was it Pilate's cowardice?
His followers who slept through His
agony?
His followers who ran away?
the betrayal of Judas?
the denial by His chosen successor Peter?
(the crumbling of His chosen Rock?)
No.. it was the few seconds
on the cross when He thought
Abba had abandoned him.

(More of His women followers were faithful)


WHEN IS THE OPERA OVER?

The opera is not over untli
Satan himself sings..
until the Luciferian stone
of ego is melted in God's love..
until the diabolical cold
becomes the warmth of Divine
Love

Every being will be saved..
including the most powerful
demon

JESUS BEYOND TIME

Jesus is beyond time.
When He forged the keys
to hell in the chalice
of his suffering
they were for all time
.. past present and future.
He has already let all
out of hell forever.

SAMSON PILLARS

Need not fear,
the caterpillar,
the falling of
the Samson pillars
for he has become
a butterfly.

And leaves need
not squirm
round caterpillar
worm
for he has become
a no-leaf-eating
butterfly.

JESUS PREFERRED
STABLE TO STEEPLE

Jesus preferred
stable
to steeple

The animals loved
Him..
they were not coming
to show off their clothes
.. to act as human sheep
following 1 male pastor



EXECUTED FELON

Jesus Mary and Joseph
were by Herod's hate
hounded into Egypt

Jesus was followed
and then arrested beaten
scourged suffocated
and crucified in the last
days of His life..

When one hears 'felonious
assault' or 'felons may
not vote' one remembers
that the Lord of Love
was considered a felon.


JOHN CANDY

Each time angel wings
stirred his genius
the Bethesda Pool of his Heart
was able to heal not just one but all who entered.
He is no longer bodybound..
and when we hear the wind stir the lake..
we will know.. he is calling us to joy.





WOUNDS ARE NOW WANDS
SCARS ARE NOW SCARS

Whether widowers or wed,
windkissed we wend along
the winding way.
What a wonder to see His wounds..
and ours too!
have become magic wands.
Wednesday is no longer for woe.



WHO ARE THE CHOSEN PEOPLE?

Who are the chosen people?
After the Messiah came to earth,
the chosen people became those who recognized Him
He has chosen All
and All will sooner or later
choose Him.


HAWAII SPIRIT

First the lightning bolts
of spoken word
and then the rain of grace
As clouds from ocean clashed
gainst peaks of Hawaii
turned into rain and
waterfalls
and down slopes poured
to the waiting sea
so seekers to those with
Spirit Gifts come..
their hearts melt in Fire..
from above they pour down
cascade aisles and fall
to the ocean of God's love

*

MINGLED BLOOD


On Calvary Hill Jesus' blood drips from the cross..
With the raindrops it mingles.. and pours
into ruts before noon.. made by the dragging cross...
then into rivulets it goes
which to creeks flow
and to streams grow
.. to rivers.. to great rivers.. to bays and gulfs
til finally in ocean seas it merges.
The blood is everlasting.
Even this evening it enters as the residue..
in pine resin.. and mornglobes of dew.
Beetles bib and bees sup
it from each buttercup.
Hummingbirds sip it
in each trumpet flower goblet
It fills the cheeks of little plover
Alice
draughting of a cherrybloom chalice.
Each chrysalis is washed
in the crucible of Christ's rainblood.
Now winds are winding round cocoons
unwinding.
Each lake, every pond, yea every puddle
and rain drop.. is the Holy Grail
holding the Savior's
everlingering blood
and reflecting the SunSon of God.


SANDI PATTY

Perhaps she sometimes
feels sad
that her body is bound
by gravity
.. as she
wings the hearts
of millions.

KNOCK

Jesus was knocking
on my heart's door
I told Him to come
back later..
and then discovered
He lived Inside.

God indwells every
being..
no matter what
we have done..
tiny clouds on earth
can't bar
the blazing infinite
Sun


BLACK EYED SUSAN

'Take Me.. Take Me
Take Me' waved
each bloom
to the bee
..but he went
to the Blackeyed Susan
who was needless
and free

OCTOPI


an 8 piece vegan
pecan pie,
.. it was an octo-pie
Along came
an octopus
..1 tentacle to
hold 1 piece each
for the other octopi

GAIL

walking on the waves
in the midst of the gale
He walked on the water
calming Gail

and invited her
to walk with Him
beyond sinking despair
beyond fishes' swim

(to Gail Thompson)


KEYS TO HELL

Jesus showed He
has the keys to hell
and at anytime
can release
souls from jailcells

EURYDICE

Orpheus tried to
remove Eurydice
from hell
but J was willing
to trade places
to save a friend
from hell




CHALICE VISIONS

1. Heard in meditation: 'Inside the chalice of wrath
is the blood of Jesus.'

2. Vision of a Y of streets.. at its intersection
in the bricks.. there was blood

3. Was told by someone that a common symbol is 2 swords
upside down in a chalice. This can be 2 former enemies
united in the chalice of communion.. or
a triangle of 2 men and 1 woman the painful effects
of which must be worked out or else cancelled through grace.

GENTLE GENESIS 1: 29

God designed not
sweat
nor that we be
with labor wet
but grows
easily wild wheat
and drops in our
lap
fruit so sweet



NOTHING IS CAESAR'S

Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's
and to God what is God's said
Jesus... leaving it to us
to discover after a long time
that nothing is Caesar's..
Those who commit larceny by trick
or achieve power through murder
or other violence
forfeit the right to their
stolen goods.

FINGERS POINTING

The morning cornfields in ecstasy
each plant points its crown
to the sun.. and says
'Seek ye first the kingdom
of God.. and all will be added
unto you.'

(to the people of Indiana)


OUT OF THE BLUE OUT OF THE BROWN

Out of a monochrome of brown
out of the blue
from last year's leaves and barren
trunks and fallen pine needle quills
of a sudden everywhere
bursts of golden daffodil

LAZARUS COME FORTH

Mother Earth is struck
by spring's magic wand
From His 'Lazarus Come Forth! '
command
have obeyed a zillion
greening sapling wands.

GONE THE GRAY

Rustbelt cities..
gone their cloak
of grey smoke
.. the skies
are blue

Gone Mary's foot
of the cross despair
Her Son is resurrected.

*
GRAPES OF WRATH

The grapes of wrath
have turned to raisins
no longer bringing
others down
but their spirits raising
.. no longer cursing God
.. but ever God praisin
*
BARABBAS

In all beings resides Abba
in all criminals
in Bar-abba-s

30 PIECES OF GOLD

The full moon
through the clouds
threw 30 pieces of silver
to Judas on the shore.
But in the morning
they were turned gold
by sunfire
For all
redemption is entire



NOT COWARDICE BUT FOREKNOWLEDGE

It was not cowardice but foreknowledge
that Jesus' family hid from Herod.

MORNING RAYS

The morning sun beckons
and sends his morning rays
to show the way
The reborn Son calls
and sends his angel rays
to show the way

STYGIAN RIVERS

Near blood rivers
Stygian
they turned to squab
the guiltless pigeons
They desecrate Jesus'
nonviolent religion
as they add a pinch of
salt.. just a smidgeon


PRESENCE

Before Himself the sun
.. Before His Presence
Come His Spirit Rays
His Presents

Before
The Giver
Come His Gifts
Before the Great
Forgiver
Come the ForeGifts

ETERNAL CHAIN OF KINDNESS

From a stranger
the hunter peasant
received a heartfelt
surprise gift most pleasant
and so to the trapped
and frightened pheasant
he granted life
as a present

NUTHATCH

In winter winds
Sweet little nuthatch
can't find in
the nut a hatch
.. never fear
JR is here..
ready to spread a table for
you in the presence of your
enemies..
full of seeds and raisins
and peanuts..

down the hatch

NIMBO

He knocked on our door
.. this stranger angel
from Miami..
and said that all he had
in the world was $2000
.. and that God had told
him to give us
9 $100 bills.. which
he did.

UNIVERSAL SHOWERS


The rising sun
does all with
divinity gild
The falling rain
does all with
mercy shower.
The blowing wind
does all with
kisses love.
Mother Earth
does all with
treefruit feed.

ALLEN

Allen's heart compass
is all encompassing
Allen's heart compass
is Allen-compassing


EASTER BASKET

If it harms none
and in prayer you ask it
God has it for you
in your Easter basket.

And as time and tide
flow on
one sees that
his own heart
is the Easter basket.

BELLIES OF OCTOPI

'My ashes shall occupy
the bellies of octopi.
My aging brings
senility
and its even
more evil
twin sterility.
Declines my body's
utility.
All is futility'
did I moan to my teacher
who to my mind's
intuition replied

'It is a lie from hell
to think yourself
the body's shell'
'Do not cling
to the petals of spring
for that retards
the ripening fruit'

'Each day all spirits
uncover more of
their infinite
love, power, beauty,
peace, miraclemaking.'

WINDSTAR

Whenever winds howled
and whirled
and around homes
curled
he knew that beyond
them shone
the unchanging
evening star


CLARA T VERSION 2

She could make a room
full of corpses laugh
.. could Clara T
behind her trails hilarity
Kindness-sheathed her verity
.. never with severity
She has a
mind of perfect clarity..
heartfont of pouring charity..
.. as in the woods of Cherokee
an allfruit giving cherry tree

APPLE CORE

The discarded block
became the cornerstone
of the Heart Temple
with His LoveThrone

The apple core
thrown into the weeds
contained timeless seeds
.. they are His Word
Made Flesh
in Apple Tree Deeds


23RD PSALM DANDELIONS


'I shall prepare
a table for you
in the presence of
thine enemies'
said God about
the gold dandelion
table.. to His
bees.. as He
prepared to
dismantle all herbicide
and
insecticide companies.
all machine harvesters
and mowers.

THEY HAVE DIVIDED MY LOTS

They invaded the woods
temple of the deer.. ran after him
with highpowered weapons
and dogs.. as his flesh
became saturated with
the adrenalin of terror..
it took 12 arrows to
bring him down..
while he was not yet
dead they stripped him
of his skin..
to make a coat
.. drew and quartered
his muscles
.. made salami
of his bowels..
and reduced and defined
him by the number of
points on his antlers
.. they divided his
lots amongst them.

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11th Hour Worker poem to M McDermott 1. Heard in meditation: 'Inside the chalice of wrath is the blood of Jesus.' 2. Vision of a Y of streets.. at its intersection in the bricks.. there was blood 3. Was told by someone that a common symbol is 2 swords upside down in a chalice. This can be 2 former enemies united in the chalice of communion.. or a triangle of 2 men and 1 woman the painful effects of which must be worked out or else cancelled through grace. Four Murderers Given Clemency by God Moses murdered an Egyptian in anger David murdered Uriah in lust. Cain murdered Abel in jealousy. Paul murdered Christians in obedience to a cruel state. All suffered afterward. Yet God spared their lives. (Commercially harvested grains kill many animals and are sometimes sprayed with insecticides 3 or more times..)
Clara T's rosary links turned gold at St Jude's when she was praying for another. There were 3 witnesses to this. -THE QUESTION OF JESUS AND FISH THREE OF MANY INTERPRETATIONS 1 The Greek word for the fish of the miracles of loaves.. is opsarion.. or pickled fish. Jesus materialized something chemically identical to dead fish without suffocating innocent fish. (Albert of Michigan is one of many who follow this interpretation.) 2. Jesus materialized fishes for others but did not eat it Himself. He did this feeling that the world at that time was not ready for the Genesis 1: 29 fruitarian world prescribed by His Father.3. The most radical with the fewest adherents is that of the father of Edwin Booth, a 19th Century pastor, who said that if there had been no fish suffocation there would have been no crucifixion. River Wine is to George B

John Wesley, founder of the Methodists,
General Wm Boorth, founder of the Salvation Army
Ellen White founder of the Adventists,
St Francis of Assisi, Benedictines, Cistercians, Trappists
all believe that in being vegetarian they follow the example of Jesus

Christianveg has a website
and PETA has a free vegetarian starter kit

Submitted: Sunday, June 15, 2008
Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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