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

Waterfall Leaps

Waterfall Leaps

(for United Pursuit Band’s John Romero)

Through the glade,
Forest paths,
Over boulders, rickety bridges
And more~
Down into the canyon
To a resplendent waterfall
The journey not complete
For more hurdles await
When fear grips tight
To suppress natural courage:
FIGHT! Brave Man!
Waterfall Leaps
The task at hand
To soar through the air
And take the Reins again~
All to allow bravery tick,
While Courage’s Creativity
Flows Free once more
With more Beauty than ever~
Rainbow Splashes
After Waterfall Leaps
And Newness springs to Air
For All the world
Gasps in Awe, Again.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Stand Strong Mighty Oak

Stand Strong Mighty Oak

(for United Pursuit Band’s Nathan Fray)

Mountains Stream
The melody of heights
For Faith to traverse
Valleys, Canyons, open air
Walk on the water~
RUN!! Run Deeper
Into His Heart
For the King beckons,
“Come, my Son! Come further in!”
More and more to witness,
To proclaim~
Stalagmites and Stalactites
Graceful Joys Pierce
The hardest stones
And soften hearts to Love,
While Mountains Stream
All the more ~ the Merry Exclamations
Of Faith unbreakable~
Stand Strong Mighty Oak
The Winds bolster you
Into His Gentle Palms.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Crape Myrtle

Crape Myrtle

(for United Pursuit Band’s Andrea Reagan)

Tune-In. Open the Windows
For the Resonance of Beauty,
A voice for the King of Kings
With Echoes in the Heavens~
A strong fragrance to serve
Him and His Love for His Beloved,
The Crape Myrtle
Within His Garden
She sings with Eloquence,
With Passion and Wonder~
The whole Garden
Now blessed for her Presence,
Her choice to serve YahWeh.
Oh great Crape Myrtle,
Blossom true again
And let your Fragrance
Rise Evermore unto His Name
For the Universe Rests
In Joyous Expectation
Of the honey from your lips.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Fiery Billows

Fiery Billows

(for United Pursuit Band’s Will Reagan)

Anthems chorused
The Music plays
Newness of Life
In the tongue,
A difference made
Within each note
And Fiery Billows Reverberate
Through the Eons of Grace,
When Angels dance on Trebles
And Rest in symphony
Of Love poured out~
Aye, Fiery Billows Fly Free
When the guitar strings quiver,
The drum sticks run and jump
And the Keys sync in unison
For now spontaneity to rise
Higher and higher,
Higher and Higher again,
While the Fiery Billows
Rises unstoppable
To light a world
With Love, Grace, Peace
And the Oil of Joy
Exuberated Glee!

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Metanoia: Deluxe Freedom (Thoughts on ‘Water Walker)

“Metanoia: Deluxe Freedom”
Excerpts (in blue) from Ted Dekker’s ‘Water Walker

 
     I recently read Ted Dekker’s book ‘Water Walker’. My first book of his I’ve ever read (why didn’t I read others sooner??) and well God began to pour some revelation down as I read. What follows, the excerpts for which God began to speak to me about and my thoughts upon them. I hope and pray they encourage, strengthen and push you FORWARD! Let’s be Water Walkers together!

     He cocked his right brow. “And you found that quite disturbing, I’m sure.” 
     “Of course.” 
     “Just like the waves and the water in this dream. Quite a threat, wouldn’t you say?”
     I immediately knew where he was going, but it didn’t stop me from saying how I felt. 
     “I suppose. Yes.”
     “You’re threatened. Offended.”
     “Wouldn’t you be if someone tried to break your leg?”
     “No. But this is about you right now. It’s up to you whether or not you want to be offended or threatened. And yet you feel threatened by your mother. By the water and the waves.”

 

 
     “I sank last time.”
     “Of course you did. Because you were afraid and took offense at its threat. But what if there was a way to change that? What if you could see that there was no threat?”
     “Change it? How?”
     “Metanoia,” he said.
     “Metanoia?”
     “It’s a secret word. Greek. It means repent.”
     His use…
     “It doesn’t mean to change what you do. It means to go beyond your thinking. To change your mind. To let go of what you think is true for a greater knowing. For instance, to let go of the belief that if you step out of that boat which keeps you safe, you’ll only drown in all the troubled seas of your life. See? Metanoia. It’ll be our secret word.” 
     “But that’s not true. I will drown.”
     *”So you believe. That’s why Metanoia requires faith, a tiny bit at least, like maybe the size of a speck of dust. Everyone believes what they believe, right? Only those who go beyond what their mind tells them can walk on the troubled waters of life.” He winked. “Like me.”

 
     (It’s like Horton Hears a Who ~Horton goes beyond his thinking to believe he hears the Who’s in Whoville and it was that belief, which spurred him to want to keep them safe! Horton had to deal with all the others who weren’t able or unwilling to go beyond their thinking via a little faith like Horton and so they put him down for it until “proof” was shown.)

     …

     “Well then it’s time you learned to walk on deeper water. To do that you have to let go of the knowledge that the boat keeps you safe and the water is a danger.”

 
     (Such as stepping out in faith to pray healing over someone. Or stepping out into the unknown with no cushion to back you up!! To just say, ‘Yes’ to the deep stirring in your chest!
     So Father~ YES! Yes to you and for walking on water with you! I Am yours!)

     

     “Let go of your fears of what can’t hurt you, Eden. Find no offense in the water. Turn the other cheek, surely you’ve heard that before. Forgive the offense. Do that and it won’t swallow you.” 
     “Forgive?”
     “It means let go.”

          …

     “Well, the boat’s only an idea, right? A thought. All thoughts vanish. So waste no time. Walk with me.”

 
     (Yes. I step out of the boat and onto the water!! ‘Daddy asks, “What does your mind tell you is absurd?” ~My love for someone. My desires to travel the world and write poetry, to be a creative. My desires to be creative with music, art, painting and everything! Oh goodness a tidal wave of things and so I step out of the boat and onto the water!! :-D
     What about you? What does your mind tell you is absurd?)

     … …

     “You see, Eden, it’s not the water that changes. It’s what you make of the water that changes. It’s finding no offense in the water that keeps you safe, because there’s nothing to be kept safe from when you’re already safe. One step at a time. Walk.”

     
     (Wow! The passages and the parts where the ellipsis points are located really rocked me and Papa began speaking so much! I am capable of so much more! So much more than I’ve ever imagined  or probably ever been told and He is beaming at me for my decisions to step out on the water!! It’s going to be a wild ride!)

The above excerpts in blue and the thoughts in parentheses now reside in my journal for what I felt led to write down the night I got to those pages of the book. I think about them again now and still I am left in awe of the mastery of the words and thoughts put forth by Ted Dekker. Amazement, to be honest, for the very fact of how I have come to see the world over the course of the last four years and seen the true power of forgiveness!

     Near the end of the book, the character Eden, talks about such Truth in the power of forgiveness and through the forgiveness she extends towards her mother, their entire family’s destiny gets changed forever and freedom for all of them becomes a reality!

     Wonderful! Either way, I choose to walk on water and not find offense in the situations, circumstances and even the people behind them, which come may way and seem to want to pull me under the water. You can’t. I’m FREE! And I shall rise above and walk with my head held high across all torrential waves that come my way!

     I hope you will join me.

And I Walk Across A Sea of Love

And I Walk Across A Sea of Love

I Love You! Don’t you see?
I long to take you to dinner,
A chance to BE love
For no matter what He prods me~
“Love her, Son. Love her with all of you!”,
Yet speechless I sit.
How?
How can I?
How does one love when no acknowledgment exists?
How can one be the gentleman
When given no chance to open the door,
No chance to hold her hand?
I’m weary! I’m tired of the Rat Race,
The endless maze of twists and turns
The Proverbial “Friend Zone”
One I didn’t choose for I rose in courage
To tell you my heart~
I got placed in the center
Four directions to choose,
But all…all ended at a wall.
One to use the loo,
Another to eat, the third to drink
And the last held a mirror,
A mirror to stare…
To stare into the fathomless depths of me.
Yes. Me.
A man of God, a son of God.
One who cleaves to Him
And never lets go
For He never lets go~
The dawn creeps on me
And I know…I know how to love
Even in emptiness the ocean fills me
For once I knew not of His love
And I hid myself,
Yet His Love continued, no matter what!
How can I?
How can I love when no acknowledgment exists?
Easy. I just Love.
I Love You. You. You.
And You over in the corner!
No rhyme. No reason. Just Love.
I Rise above the torrential waves,
The walls fall down
And I walk across a Sea of Love~
Free. Free for everyone.
The Pure Ripple Effect Cascades Fresh Life
Into All we know and believe.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Arisen, I Rise

Arisen, I Rise

Arisen, I Rise
Subtle Subtlety
Into Destiny, Identity~
A Joyous Explosion
Of a Heart aflame
With His Breath!
Hallelujah!
Shaba Glory!
Arisen, I Rise
Hand-in-Hand
With my King Evermore!

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Into Your Presence I Rest

Into Your Presence I Rest

Into Your Presence I Rest;
I rest upon your chest
Holy Holy Holy clarification
For Satisfaction I find
Within your Breath~
Breathe into me!
Let your Spirit intoxicate my lungs
For from the top rung
I Leap…
I Leap further into you,
Your Embrace sweet to the soul
I relinquish control
And step upon the droplets
Of a Unified Sea
When I look into Your fiery Eyes
Consumed by your Intimacy!

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Young Lady and A Ukulele

Young Lady and A Ukulele

Cloudy night over a full moon,
I walk along the Atlantic;
Pier silhouetted in the dusk,
Off to the left, near Sea Turtle nests,
A Young Lady and A Ukulele~
They play a duet on the wind
To serenade passersby.
Sit with her and hear a tale
Of trials and tribulations
With moves upon moves
To all the States and more;
Her heart sweet, kind,
Inquisitive to boot
A young lady with Destiny,
A purpose to change the world,
To light dreams on fire
For Love, Hope and Light!
Oh, the Ukulele strums along,
A tune to merry hearts all around~
Hope blossoms at her sight
The sweet, gentle lady
And I ponder stories after the meet
With a Young Lady and A Ukulele.

~By: A.J. Wagoner
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