Category: Lyrics & Poetry

The Kama Sutra of the Soul (Poetry)

The Kama Sutra of the Soul (Poetry)

The Kama Sutra of the Soul by Jon Trott Here are exact instructions A Kama Sutra of the soul Making love with broken hands You lay me down to make me whole Making love with those ten fingers To the genital of my heart I lie still in desperation Whisper yes so you can start Every nook and every cranny […]

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A Prayer for Christmas Week (the Child, the Little Lamb)

A Prayer for Christmas Week (the Child, the Little Lamb)

A Prayer for Christmas Week The child, the little lamb Come into the darkness with light God of the margins, silent But moving on this joyous night Secrets of heaven revealed The shepherd faces filled with awe Angels appear in starry field I believe what the poor man saw The child, the little lamb Might I hold the Son of […]

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Parricide (Poetry) – Jon Trott

Parricide (Poetry) – Jon Trott

Parricide by Jon Trott Oh, her eyes close down upon it Moan escapes her parted lips No lover’s hands in this harsh place The silent infant finally slips And in his face I see myself Yet not myself as it would prove The blood, the pain, the boy’s first cry The peril’s promise, the Shade of love The awful risks […]

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Find Out Things (Poetry)

Find Out Things (Poetry)

Find out things. Sometimes use a mirror. Sometimes use the window. Sometimes pace the floor. And sometimes walk out the door. Pick up what someone else left. Put down what someone else claimed was important. Pray to understand. Work at understanding, yes, til your muscles ache. Welcome mystery then pester it with a child’s “why”? And as you grow older, […]

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The Vision of Sir Launfal (or, Poetry for People with the Time to Learn Pity)

The Vision of Sir Launfal (or, Poetry for People with the Time to Learn Pity)

One day, without much fanfare, my Mother handed me a beautiful leather-covered book. Its cover was dark blue, and the softly brushed leather embedded with gold letters. I read it. Stunned, I read it again. Though I cannot now put my hand to that book, its message is repeated below. I hope I still have eyes to see, ears to […]

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I’ll Love you If I’ll Love You When

I’ll Love you If I’ll Love You When

I’ll love you… IF. I’ll love you… WHEN. I’ll love you if you think like me. I’ll love you when you give me what I want. I’ll love you if you believe what I believe — no more, no less. I’ll love you if you validate my experiences at the expense of yours. I’ll love you when you deny your […]

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