Tunes, Toons Freshened

Tunes, Toons Freshened

(for Genesis Burkley)

Stories untold
Of Revelations new
When voices rise
And Tunes Freshened
Into words never heard
Or known before
Along the Semblance
Of Life and Love in Liberty~
Yes Toons Freshened
Where lives and symmetry
Converge into beings untold
And share honor and Grace
In ways long lost before
Within Hope and Peace of myth,
Mystified beyond reason
Along routes of Arks and arches
Journeyed by sea or foot
To come across history
Never known so True
And Tunes, Toons Freshened
In one way or another
Upon the Anthems declared
To Echo Life, Love in Liberty
Forevermore, evermore.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Would I…

Would I…

Would I…
Would I…
Would I pick up all and follow you?
Would I turn the other cheek at your word?
Would I run with the children,
Faith in hand and heart?
Would I climb out of the boat
And walk on the water?
Would I lay down palm branches one day
And the next cry ‘Blasphemer!’ and ‘Crucify him!’?
Would I understand your parables,
Your stories, and words of all kinds?
Would I run away from the Garden?
Or would I pull the sword and swing free?
Would I want to betray you?
Or deny you?
One, two, three times or more??
Would I hold the grudges?
Or want the Messiah to set us all free
By force and the sword?
Could I look into your eyes
And never be changed?
Could I…
Would I…
Would I gaze upon multitudes fed,
Blind eyes opened,
Deaf ears to hear,
The lepers cleansed and the maim to walk,
Even the dead to rise back up,
Lazarus and others
And still not believe?
Would I doubt until my fingers touched
The wounds in your hands, feet
And your side?
Or would I come to the conclusion,
“He’s back! He’s alive!”
And stand encouraged once more?

Would I…
Would I…
Would I hear the stories of ages past,
Of saints and apostles enlivened
By your breath?
Would I read the words of Saul turned Paul
And not come to new conclusions?
Would I witness miracles, signs and wonders
Throughout centuries of old
And still hang to the notion
Of a different kind of Messiah?
Would I jump to conclusions on your people,
Whether Jew or Greek or all in-between
And throw stones and words, slanderous
To the depths of the pits
Where all gave all to spread your Name?
Would I stand before kings and emperors
Never to bow down before another?
Would I walk to my own crucifixion
Without the denial of your Love?
Could I look into your eyes
And never be changed?
Could I…
Would I…
Would I gaze upon multitudes fed,
Blind eyes opened,
Deaf ears to hear,
The lepers cleansed and the maim to walk,
Even the dead to rise back up
By your followers so bold
And still not believe?
Would I doubt until I saw you face-to-face,
Until I felt your Presence true?
Or would I give quarter to false words,
To the lies perpetuated by the fearful,
To the ones who hold you responsible
And wither in self-pain?

I will…
I will…
I will stand upon the mountains
And proclaim your Name!
I will run hand-in-hand with you,
No matter the cost,
No matter the fear!
I will NOT be afraid!
I will dance in your Presence,
A fool for your Glory
And give rise to grand stories
In every aspect of life!
I will never let go!
I will never let go
Of your hand and your heart!
I will go the distance for your children
And love beyond myself
The downtrodden and broken,
The widow and the orphan,
The ones forgotten and lost!
I can gaze upon your eyes
And forever be changed!
I can…
I will…
I will gaze upon multitudes fed,
Blind eyes opened,
Deaf ears to hear,
The lepers cleansed and the maim to walk,
Even the dead to rise back up
By your followers so bold
And believe!
I will stand up for you and never deny you!
I will rise higher than the waves
And walk upon the waters
To forgive, to love, to worship you!
I will stand in you!

I will…
I will…
I will come to new conclusions
Upon the guidance of your Spirit!
I will dance a thousand dances
Just to give Glory unto you!
I will Rejoice in every soul found
And give utterance to your language,
A tongue never heard before!
I will lay my hands upon the sick!
I will heal eyes, ears, necks and backs!
I will raise the dead and give life
And give rise to your Kingdom!
I will go the distance,
Run the race before me
And never give up!
I will stand eternal with you, yours,
Your Beloved, Adored Son!
I will give Joy, Peace, Grace
A platform to shine forever!
I can gaze into your eyes
And forever be changed!
I can…
I will…
I will gaze upon multitudes fed,
Blind eyes opened,
Deaf ears to hear,
The lepers cleansed and the maim to walk,
Even the dead to rise back up
By your followers so bold
And believe!
I will go into all the nations
And proclaim your Love Eternal!
I will meet friends everywhere,
Never strangers and will not be afraid
Of the ones different from me!
I will do all things in your Name!

Would I…
I will…
I Am!

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Clouds of Ink

Clouds of Ink

(for Shayna Black)

Blots on a page,
Transmissions of Joy
Into the Stratosphere of mind
Within subplots of Divinity
Along a sky filled
 With Clouds of Ink~
Rorschach’s Test
In the Sublime means
Of choices to come to
On adventures yet realized,
all the while objective
Thoughts on images seen~
A balloon in the air,
A Rabbit in a glade
With flowers all around,
And an upside-down Panorama
Of Journeys yet flown to.
Clouds of Ink
Spread the notion of Wonder
Of a Psychosis unexplained
When the center mark
Stands the Foundation of Faith
In the One King of Kings.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Propulsion Swing

Propulsion Swing

(for Tiffany Brand)

Back and Forth,
Back and Forth
Again and again
Up, down, all around
The Ride to launch
Into newness of Truth
A Propulsion Swing~
Fly high
Kingdom Love
Rockets to Higher Heights
With Fresh Floors in mind
And Grace, Joy overflows
Every aspect, area of Life
Peace Paramount Points
To Hope long forgotten
Upon the Depths
Of Abba’s Propulsion Swing.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Unknown Invisibility

Unknown Invisibility

(for Angela Aston)

Deep in Wonder
She opens up her eyes
To gaze upon the Unknown~
No longer stuck in Invisibility
Her heart aflame
For her Beloved
And his Kingdom,
The floodgates open wide
Her life forever for Him~
The Beauty she resonates
True, Truer than All else!
Deep in Wonder
Her eyes snap shut
To view visions of fields,
Throne room Waterfalls
Of the Unknown
Throughout Invisibility
To sense His Vibrations
Of a Majestic Roar!
Beauty shines ever Brighter,
While she loses herself to Wonder
Along Unknown Invisibility
Now Visible for All the world.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Fork XII

Fork XII

To an end
We reach
Of gentle conclusions
To learn lifelong
And never lose hope
Within the Enactment
Now performed
Of travels over land and sea
To know and know and know some more!
Oh what an end to begin
And to know
Your Name
Through ever bend
In every road
Woah…
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Fork XI

Fork XI

Salt lick
Dead seas
through any canal
to find
Treasure in no end
within the hearts of man
And lost in wonder,
stand in AWE
of the oil,
which flows from head-to-toe
in joyous ecstasy
I rise again and again
just to say anew~
I Love You!

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Fork X

Fork X

Newness dwells
In the sublimity of old
And one must avoid
The foibles of Agenesis
In every syllable
And tic~
The smile falters,
Shoulders slump
But for a moment
When freshness blows
From multiple angles
All along
The tides of future Resonance
To illicit Joys never known.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Fork IX

Fork IX

Incision’s Inception
Deception
Of valuable maps
Along the Islands
Of Love, Hope and Peace
Just to fascinate
The bottomless pits,
Oceans, lakes long forgotten,
But found once more
From the Pioneered One.
Sigh of relief
Over and Over Again~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Fork VIII

Fork VIII

Answer to give
Lost to the one got away
And tripped up by
The stick of failure,
Only to rise stronger,
More determined
And life exuberance
Within Freedom’s blown horn
To pick up and exodus
Out of man-made splits of cells,
No point in honeycomb headgear~

    ~By: A.J. Wagoner

Fork VII

Fork VII

Time~
 Second hand forty-five degrees
Minute hand seventy-five to one,
     End no where near
On the journey to go
   And lost in wonderment
For oxygen oxygenates my lungs,
          My breath,
       For us all and the call
     Dreams for more and more
          To the core
        When masks ripped off to expose,
     Expose the propensity for change
          In every heart, mind and soul
               Along the route decided~
        Thank you, Masquerade.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Fork VI

                                                    Fork VI

thoughts on a path
lost bewilderment,
but no confusion
within the bags we carry,
a duffle and  messenger
for all items needed
on any length traversed,
whether paleolithic
or future beyond~
the Spirit rises anew
for you and me.

                                                                   ~By: A.J. Wagoner

Fork V

Fork V

A three-way surmise
Of Origin’s Origination
Deep along the stratosphere~
Orion’s belt plays Utility,
Glue grenades and all
To stick awhile with Grace
And sense the Presence,
Evermore,
More
And More.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Fork IV

                     Fork IV

The tunes reach fever pitch
of the maculation
within the stains of tables’
Obbligato
to the max and beyond
Along the d’vine~
A semblance to the grooves
of the soul
onto every Glorious bobble
we find and share.

                                   ~By: A.J. Wagoner

Fork III

Fork III

A Silhouette’s Pirouette
Through anthems of choirs
For the trails of Meteors
To branch through the darkness
In hopes of Light to shine;
Shine ever brighter within
The nitty-gritty of life.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Fork II

                                                  Fork II

A Continuum surplus
upon the night’s sky
to traverse
Eons, Galaxies
of the Universe to mind
and paths linger,
an essence trail to follow
into the Depths of a Heart of Light.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Fork I

Fork I

Decisions, choices swirl in Vortex
The proverbial Fork in the Road
To Rome?
To Timbuktu?
To home?
No matter, clouds loom
Dark and ominous
Or light and cumulus
The one less-traveled
Or the worn Path
Of others before~
Distance travels Light-speed away
And the heart yearns for more.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Firefly Cosmic Brownies

Firefly Cosmic Brownies

For Fun Firefly
Fight for Night
Winged creatures
Within the Cosmos
And staple of Cosmic Brownies,
Little colorful sugar tops
Hummppphhh…
For Fun Fly-Fire
Figure out the blight
Where elevation rises
Every second
And all around lost
To what we talk about
Hummppphhh…
Spirit drunkenness
Surprises Firefly
Fireballs of Laughter and Love
Extend, Exude
All the more potency with you,
Yes, yes…with you!

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Up Beyond

Up Beyond

(for Hannah Stewart)

Up Beyond
Where you think you can go
Lies Greater Growth, you’ll see!
Push forward! Press on!
Never give in!
Never Back Down!
Journey Deeper into a Papa’s Heart
And find the Depths of Love
Up Beyond
The Roof now a floor!
Push forward! Press on!
Never give in!
Never Back Down!
Jump and use your wings
Of Faith and Trust
For a Father beckons
Out upon the Waves!
“Come forth to me,
To my Arms
And walk with me
Up Beyond
All the world you’ll see!!”

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Sunrise Shutters

Sunrise Shutters

(for Megan Bielfelt)

Early Morn, chill in the Air
Different hues play on the horizon
Sunrise Shutters
Click. Click. Click.
Beauty in her Silhouette
Backdropped with Heaven’s Paints
Her Creativity Excels
With each turn of the dial
And Abba smiles upon her desires~
Sunrise Shutters
Click. Click. Click.
Love pumps through her veins
To let loose upon the canvas
A captured surprise
Within every simple frame
And splashes the horizon
With deeper Brilliance
Never Known~
An unmatched Beauty
Always. Forever.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

I Know Why I Am Home

I Know Why I Am Home

Home encapsulates more than a place,
More than a structure where memories run rampant
Upon the Hallowed Halls and Walls of one’s youth
For truth be told my home
Lies around the globe now~
Yes, the very place my loved ones reside,
Broken structure and all,
But also the countries visited
Already, soon and even the ones not yet
With people, brothers and sisters unmet,
And Beauty still to be seen with my eyes.

Home encapsulates more than blood,
More than the similarities between Kin
upon the facial features and mannerisms we share
For truth be told my home
Dwells over all the globe!
Yes, my mother, father, sisters, nieces and nephews,
Annoyances, Pleasures in all of their company,
But also the ones met in life
Already, soon and even the ones not yet
With Khmer and Ugandan Brothers, Thai and Filipino Sisters,
All Beautiful every background, culture.

I know why I Am Home
To gaze upon the Earth
With One Love, One Hope, One Redemption,
And to proclaim over every land and waterway~
I Love You! I Love You!
I LOVE YOU!!
My Mothers and Fathers,
My Sisters and Brothers,
My Kin now and Forever,
Every Tongue, Tribe, and Nation!

I LOVE YOU!
Shalom! Peace Unfathomable!
Open your eyes! See, hear your Brethren
Of every place, country, continent!
You! Yes YOU!
I see You! I hear You!
I Know You!
You Run in my veins
For the Peace Breather dwells in us All
And I Know Why I Am Home~
To Love, Joyful Love
For the Entirety of the World.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Love Wins Every Day

Love Wins Every Day

“Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,” no evil
I will fear no evil, evil, evil
For the Good of the God of my Creation
Stands Firm,
More solid than a Rock,
More on time than your Grandfather Clock
And I Rise in my Perfection~
Whole, New, One with Chris,
One in Christ,
He in me and I in Him
You cannot separate us, no, No!
“Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,” no evil
I will fear no evil, evil, evil
For my Light shines brighter than the Darkest Night
And shadows just play puppets on the wall
I shall NOT be afraid
To when I wield Love’s blade
Alone with His Presence, every side
Smiles of Joy take wing
And Darkness flees all the rage
Of Unity’s Oneness in Grace.
“Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,” no evil
For Love Wins Every Day!

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Gaze Deep

Gaze Deep

Sense of Adventure deep in my bones
My blood runs marathons,
My thoughts Triathlons
Winded I look to the Horizon,
The Heavens and smile
For through the hues
I gaze deep upon Peace’s eyes
And His Light permeates my cells,
My Breath~
Electricity shoots through me
From the tip of my toes
To the top of my head
And back again!

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Not Forgotten

Not Forgotten

(for United Pursuit Band’s Michael Carr)

Hard work, sweat equity
Turn the gears
And oil the hinges
Behind the scenes
To some, but to others~
Not Forgotten
For engines cannot run
Without a breather of prayers.
Aye, every little word spoken,
Every know, dial turned
And every bit of thanks
For the King of Kings
Gazes to and fro upon the Earth,
The service administered, He smiles
And declares, “Not Forgotten!
Dreams, Passion, Promises
Still set for Fruition
For my Love to his hear~
Not Forgotten, Mighty Warrior,
Beloved Son~Never Forgotten.”

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Sky High

Sky High

(for United Pursuit Band’s Brock Human)

Eighteen Thousand feet
Propellers twirl
Ten rotations per second,
Maybe More
And still Parachute on deck~
Adventure forward~
never turn back~
The Heart of Royalty
To step out the plane
Into the unknown
Soar alongside Majesty,
The Eagle and her wingspan
Sky High
Always ready to dive
Into uncharted waters
For the means to bless
Her Legacy
And such beauty grips the Free Fall
To pour wisdom and Truth
In, Through, and all around
His Essence within Abba’s Presence~
So Jump…
Jump…
Jump some more
For Sky High determination
Sets darkness free into Love’s Light.

~By: A.J. Wagoner
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