Persevere

Persevere

Press on! Never give up!
When the darkness rushes in
And you stand alone and afraid~
Persevere! Walk on into Light!
When tasks get tough
And you want to throw
In the towel~
Persevere! Take another step!
Yes, Persevere in ever aspect
Onto Joy and Victory
Along the routes possible
To overcome Mountains and Valleys
We fling ourselves in
And come out more alive~
Oh Press on Dear Ones!
Never give up on dreams
Or hopes
And Persevere over every obstacle,
Which tries to weigh you down.
Perseverance throughout our lives,
Enlivens the soul
Into Gracious and Compassionate Hearts.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Explosive Charges

Explosive Charges

(for Jesse Balch)

Deep in the well
The Explosive Charges set
For in the blink of an eye
The Fuses will be lit
To set in motion
Events yet foretold
Or even known about~
Fountains of Grace
Ready to Flow and uncap
A Semblance of Joy
Of Firecracker Laughter
And Paramount peace
Throughout the depths
Journeyed ~ Step-by-step
An anthem yet unleashed
The Explosive Charges
Ready to Go
To breathe Hope
Evermore
Into every nation entered.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Flowers to Rebloom

Flowers to Rebloom

(for Elizabeth Balch)

Bruised Petals,
Dried Stems
The Breath of God
Breathes new life
Into Dreams laid aside~
Now picked up again
With Fresh water
And good soil,
The harp plays,
While “Flowers to Rebloom”
Becomes the Father’s declaration
Over His Precious Daughter,
His Beautiful Princess~
Yes Flowers to Rebloom
Into Resonant Melodies
Along the Spiritual Realm’s
Rebirth into Praise.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

A Titan Declaration

A Titan Declaration

(for Eric Hanover)

Kingdom Breath
Fills the atmosphere
For in a moment
The King’s Glory Resounds
A Titan Declaration
Unto His son~
“Arise my son and come to me!
Do Not be afraid
For I know you
And I love you,
Your heart, your passions,
Your dreams and desires.
Thank you for your Praise
And never fear
For I trust you
For I have known you
Before your first breath!
Come to me, my son,
And let us make
A Titan Declaration together
For ALL the world to hear.”
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Never Lost

Never Lost

(for Miranda Prado)

Dreams long forgotten,
Hopes and Passions destroyed
Sit Never Lost
For the Father’s heart
Rests in the Truth
Of His Love
For His Tiger Lily
And the beat of His drum
Will always resonate
To shine evermore
Through her heart
And the dreams she holds~
No matter how far she runs
Or gets swept away
He calls her Never Lost,
Always set to draw her to Him
His Precious Tiger Lily,
Abba stands at the Ready
With open arms and certainty
To declare her
Never Lost~
He Breathes “reawaken”
For New Blooms to Burst Forth.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Towards the Island

Towards the Island

On a sailboat off the Coast
You can gaze upon
The shore and hills,
But the everyday labyrinth
Of everyone’s cheetah dance
To work, to school, to here or there
Becomes lost to the eye
And the pointy hands slow down,
Almost to a sloth-crawl~
The air crisper on listed waves,
While thoughts play volleyball
Across Imagination’s nets
In wait for playful dolphins
To swim along
And say ‘Hello!’ in jumps~
So, yes, on a sailboat
Towards the Island
To meander into dock
And let nature breathe life
Into city-clogged lungs.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Cliff Face

Cliff Face

(for Kayla Furmanek)

Sheer walls rise up
A Cliff Face,
Impenetrable Fortresses
And no matter the steps
Prolonged illusions
Play with the mind
To try and silence progress,
But progress indeed
Occurs every day
To overcome the mountains
One Cliff Face
At a time~
Do Not despair
Or give up
For the Risen Sun
Shines upon the path
To light your way
And show the handholds
Necessary to climb
Up and over every cliff face,
Which surfaces throughout the Journey.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Straighten Fletch

Straighten Fletch

(for Kaleb Furmanek)

On the morrow
The winds take wing
Upon fresh air currents
To blow away
The smog of life
And Straighten Fletch
For clearer shots
Into the bullseyes
Of hearts lit aflame
With the Breath of God~
Straighten Fletch
Fortifies steps taken
To ensure verity
And the Beauty wrought
By outspoken Dreams
Shines brighter still
Than the stars of the sky
Where Wisdom flows Free
And Life, Love, Liberty
Reverberate throughout
All aspects of the Journey.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Next Level Grace

Next Level Grace

(for Fran Tablas)

Deep waters all hourglass sands
Traversed trails
Speak to New Revelation
Certain Clues affixed
To a Next Level Grace
Experienced and new
The follower leads
More and more
Into fresh Paradigms
And dimensions
Never before witnessed~
Stay wide-eyed
In every instance
For the gong sounds
And a Next Level Grace
Forms from strength to strength,
From Glory to Glory,
Victory to Victory
Explodes the gates open
For Truth to reverberate
Evermore,
Now and Forever!

~By: A.J. Wagoner

More to Fly

More to Fly

(for Annie MacAulay)

Dreams Awakened
Alive to His vision
The wings of Hope
Outstretched
Full to the max,
And yet More to Fly
For greater dreams,
Greater depth to come,
To dance forth
In wonder and Jubilation~
Yes More to Fly
On the wings of Cormorants
And the flippers of Seals
To gaze upon
The revitalization
Of lands and seas
Known and Unknown,
The cry of the soul
For otters to come home
And whales to thrive once more~
More to Fly
Watch in anticipation.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Buoyant Trails

Buoyant Trails

(for Jose Guitierrez)

Weights latched on
Try to take one down,
Try to shackle freedom
Away from the strong,
Yet a son Rises
Secure in his Identity
To journey forth
Free at last
From the heavy bonds,
In order to walk others
Down Buoyant Trails
To Rescue downtrodden hearts
From their fear and worry~
Buoyant Trails
Set to lead thousands
Into the secret place
Of the Father’s Heart
And allow for His Presence
To draw everyone together
By the wisdom shared
From a Son alive in the Spirit.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Cage Free

Cage Free

(for James Street)

Journeys through Process
Deserts, Jungles, more
When a son of the King
Rises into his own
And begins to walk~
Cage Free
For a Crasher of waves
In his Wake
Lets loose the Kingdom
To Ripple an Effect
Across dimensions ~ Truth
For the Ensemble
Of souls to sing out
Laughter escalates, echoes
When a Giant in Faith
Walks Cage Free
Throughout the Earth
Forevermore.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Rhythmic Breath

Rhythmic Breath

(for Chase Allan)

In. Out.
In. Out.
Again and again
Rhythmic Breath
For each day at a time
To realize the process
And the destination
For which the King leads~
In. Out.
In. Out.
Again and again
Rhythmic Breath
Along the treks
On land and over seas,
Heart-filled Revelations
Throughout every moment
Unlocks the gates
To go to the next level
And witness Heaven on Earth
In real, true ways,
So take in the Rhythmic Breath,
Mighty Son of Thunder.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Fresh Waves

Fresh Waves

(for Brian San Paolo)

The calm and placid waters
Come to an end
For Fresh Waves
Unleash~
A Ripple Effect
Of Creativity
Released into the atmosphere,
The currents Roll
Into a flurry of Passion
Along the trails traversed
One step at a time~
SHOUT Aloud
For Deep calls unto Deep
Fresh Waves
To Rise up and swell
By the shores of the heart
To Quench the dry-spells
Stuck in more.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Paramount to Destiny

Paramount to Destiny

(for John Bagge)

Strategic heart
To rise to the occasion
To effect the world
Around him
And Love the least encountered~
Compassionate Passions
Bring new life
To downtrodden soils
And water to dry bones,
A reservoir of wisdom
Pulsates Oxygen into air
Along the routes journeyed
Where Possibility grows
Paramount to Destiny,
Parallel with Love’s Creation
And the Earth sighs~
A relief of hearts
Set ablaze for their King
Throughout the orbits
Launched into for growth.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Forward March

Forward March

(for Chris Brobst)

Under the Sea
Or over the Land
Comes a Son of God
Risen into his own,
A Mighty Warrior
Set Free to Fly
In a Forward March
Of Progression
And Heaven Acceleration~
Truth be told
A giant in the Kingdom
Ready for flight and swim
To the farthest reaches
To Proclaim the Name
Of his exquisite Creator
And the Love for which
Pulsates True
Through his veins~
Forward March
The Bugle blows
For such a man
To change atmospheres
Throughout all the nations.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

A Reflection

A Reflection

(for Adelyne Wedell)

Pre-dawn calm settles
Over the sea
Alive with dreams
And the life of the Reef
Teems with excitement
For the Beauty
Of a Daughter Complete~
Free and Free indeed,
So Remember Always
The words declared,
The names Abba calls you
For in their breath
The Waves break anew
To transform one
More and more
Into her Beloved Daddy~
A Reflection of Grace
Of Compassion and Joy
And her Identity secure
In the Presence
Of His Glory~
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Come on Home

     The poem which follows I wrote in the midst of a worship session with those I have met through my job on Catalina Island and some YWAM’ers connected with us as well. One of them sang the poem in a spontaneous fashion, in which someone recorded and I hope to share at some point soon (though we did not get the whole song as we were all enthralled by the magic of the moment within the Presence of God). Ha! Please enjoy! Thanks!

Come on Home

We cry out to the wilderness,
To the open Seas
And air currents of all kind
Precious Ones we ask
“Come on Home!”
We cry out to the otters,
To the lost creatures
And to the ones thought long gone,
“Come on Home!”
Yes, we cry out to the broken,
To the downtrodden
And to the helpless and hopeless ones,
“Come on Home!”
Oh from the depths of our souls
Come on Home
To the places of lost tomorrows,
To the hills of our history,
To the ever-present fountain
Of Life and Love~
Come on Home
Our dear ones,
Our Precious friends
Brothers and sisters~
We Declare
Come on Home!

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Sunrise Flower

Sunrise Flower

(for Olivia Turner)

Year to year,
Moment to Moment
When a life set free
Becomes the truest star
Of a Sunrise Flower
In blossom everyday
To shine brighter
And brighter still~
The music of coasts
Fuel the rhythm and beats
For which the flower blooms
And no matter the storms,
The doubts of soil,
Or any other factor,
The Sunrise delivers
Hope on the wings
Of Grace and Beauty~
Sunrise Flower
Blooms evermore
For Creation to marvel
At her fragrance of Love.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Stone Emblems

Stone Emblems

(for Rayelle Miller)

A Roar of Waves
On the Horizon
Full of Passion, Faith
To cleave onto Possibility,
The strength of nerves
Foretold in Creation
For Stone Emblems
Mark the Path taken
Into the Unknown,
Into the more of Heaven
Where Breath of Life
Gets Released upon the journey
To bask, soak, Rest
Within the Warmth of Glory~
Oh how Stone Emblems
Shone on the Shore
To give rise to new tunnels
Along the landscape
Of a Heart in line
With the Creator’s design
And the overflow
Never ceases to flow.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Simple Cord

Simple Cord

Love Resounds
in the twilight
of hours
when hope yearns
for a semblance
of Grace
even within the dark
side of the moon~
A simple cord
to pull and listen
to the breeze
of Agape’s breath.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Ready, Set, Go

Ready, Set, Go

(for Chelsie Hill)

Ready your heart,
Steady your mind
Set yourself for breakthrough
And go to the places desired
To walk Free with Grace,
While identities awaken
From the words you speak,
Whether in the desert
Or in an Oasis
Your words Paramount
To the revelation needed
By Loved ones encountered~
So Ready, Set, Go
Into the unknown
And the Cosmos
For new adventures await,
Even at the waterhole~
A tremendous opportunity
To witness the goodness,
Joy and Passion
Of Abba’s Agape.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Elephant Graveyard

Elephant Graveyard

(for Bryan Hill)

Courage Pulsates
For a King awakens
To his design,
His mandate,
And no darkness
Can overcome his light ,
Even a shadowy
Elephant Graveyard~
So rise up present King,
Take your place
In the Circle,
And allow your authority
To shine brighter still
For darkness quakes
When you enter a room
With the Spirit in you
Breaks free and shakes the Earth
Loose from her shackles.
Yes, a King rises
Into his own
And takes command
Of all he encounters,
Even the once feared
Elephant Graveyard.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Whispers of Inertia

Whispers of Inertia

(for Kendra Harris)

An imbalance equalized
Within the orbit launched upon
When the heart and Spirit
Rest content in the Creator,
His Whispers of Inertia
Propel one from stagnancy
And redirects energy
Into fireballs of Grace
Where gifts awaken,
Reawaken or dawn anew~
The similitude of Joy
Resonates across the fabrics
Of time ~ continuums
On hearts rested in Peace
And calm seas stay constant
For Whispers of Inertia
Come again and again
To allow for Growth
~And grows some more.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Plunges

Plunges

Outstretched wingspan
Up, down flight
On the currents
Above crystal clear glass
And in an instant
Angle~straight
D
     O
          W
               N
Into the depths
An unknown surprise
Of other worlds
Come to life
Plunges the heart
A cleanliness Rhythm
Along Reefs and Shoals
Cathartic to the mind.

     ~By: A.J. Wagoner

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