Riptide’s Solo

      The picture below is the third piece for me to write a poem based off of an art piece by L’ren Knorr, an exceptional artist and my friend. Collaborative pieces between artists and poets open up new dimensions of possibility! Enjoy! Also, find L’ren Knorr on Facebook by the link added to the picture.

L'ren Knorr - "Riptide"

L’ren Knorr – “Riptide”

Riptide’s Solo

Awash with gratitude
Into the seas I gather
Vermilion’s friends
Resonant on the wind
For Riptide’s Solo
Harps the din undertow
Up beyond the dyes cast~
A ballet of sorts
Within the Imagination~
Oh Riptide’s Solo
Plays on the strings
To swirl and swirl the heart
Into a dizzy of Fantasy
And galaxies exposed
At the touch of Possibility.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Life’s Kaleidoscope

     The picture below is the second piece for me to write a poem based off of an art piece by L’ren Knorr, an exceptional artist and my friend. Collaboration of artists and poets can lead to great things and when art and poetry merge, the effect can be beautiful! Enjoy! Also, find L’ren Knorr on Facebook by the link added to the picture.

L'ren Knorr - "Kaleidoscope"

L’ren Knorr – “Kaleidoscope”

Life’s Kaleidoscope

Symmetrical clues transcendent
Upon the lenses we gaze through
Of judgments and assumptions,
Sometimes confused
When positivity forgotten
And the textures realized
In the brilliance of hues
Categorize our Hope
Within a Semblance of Truth~
Life’s Kaleidoscope
Of stories still unheard
Only to traipse in our minds
For new patterns to view,
To slide into progressions
Of Equity in Freedom.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Immersion’s Focus

     The picture added to this post is a piece from my friend L’ren Knorr, who is an exceptional artist! I talked to her about collaboration with her art and my poetry, so the next five poems will feature one of her paintings and a poem I wrote inspired from the piece. I, in turn, sent her five of my poems for her to paint pieces inspired by those poems. I will share those later on once she finishes. Thank you!

L'ren Knorr - "Immersion"

L’ren Knorr – “Immersion”

 

Immersion’s Focus

A walk down into the river
To hail upon the soul’s cry
For more and more waves
Coalesce and roil,
All around tempests at best
For sometimes a heart’s reversion
Back to the desire
To know and bask in Love
Even in the torrential surfs
When Immersion’s Focus
Rides Forth into the newness,
Which washes crustiness consumed
Upon the hourglass, sandy toils
And off the page we row
Towards semblance of Grace~
Immersion’s Focus attentive nigh
Within the dunk of old to new
And hearts enliven all,
Focal points shift
From desert to waves high,
Irises dilate in awe
Of wind-swept azures
Set in Cedar straps.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Hummingbird Flight

Hummingbird Flight

(for Sabrina Utz)

Wings beat a hundred plus
Counts per second,
Mid-air stability
All around the Crape Myrtle
And other flowers~
In awe of the beauty
Of Hummingbird Flight,
A synchronization
With stars in the Galaxy,
A Hope of new,
Of Adventure with Truth
Upon the Thunder of Clouds
Rolled in to Shade
The Wait of Exploration
Along the Rivers Divine
And sheds the masks
Of untethered restrictions
To stay in Flight~
A Hummingbird’s constant motion
Settles the matter
Of Rest and Grace
For every situation.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

A Panda Embrace

A Panda Embrace

(for Hannah Hargreaves)

Eucalyptus Forests,
Sincerity and Peace
Full to the brim,
Even overflows
To shower the globe
With Love forevermore
For when black and white combine
A unity blossoms True
And the Gentleness of Pandas
With their Playfulness
Enhances the Joyful Presence
Of the Experiences at hand~
His Love Paramount
In the smallest Details
For every situation
Of His Daughter,
He envelopes her with Himself,
A Panda Embrace
Of True Worth and care
To Elevate her to new heights
And Growth skyrockets
Into other Stratospheres.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

His Bumble Bee Princess

His Bumble Bee Princess

(for Meredith Shockey)

Fragrances Swirl

All around in the Air,
A Beauty of Grace
In the fields
Where Bumble Bees
Traverse from flower-to-flower
To Cultivate the land,
A Heart-to-Heart
With the Father of Lights
And the Buzz present
Intensifies within His Glory
For His Pleasure
At the sight of His Daughter~
His Bumble Bee Princess,
Out to Cultivate the people
Into their Worth
And Identity
Where she ices the cake
With her Confidence,
Her own self-esteem
To lead with Love
The ones she Encounters.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Bongo Drums

Bongo Drums

(for Julian Williams)

The beats roll on and on,
New and Fresh to the core
For talented hands whir
Along the tops of Bongo Drums
To share heartbeats
From Heaven ~ memories
Soar higher and higher
With Focus and Cohesiveness
To secure hearts together,
Birds of a feather
In a bundle
Ready to drop
And shine bright
Upon the Glory
Ushered in through Truth
Shed for Love and Peace.
Yes, Bongo Drums
Play on and on
To Proclaim New Melodies
From the Heart of Father
For all laid on the mind of a son~
Bold enough to speak
The very Breath of Spirit.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Jupiter’s Roar

Jupiter’s Roar

(for Clint Bokelman)

Deep in Space,
Lighter than air
In the grand scheme
Of Heaven’s Universe
The Light spoken forth
And a Roar bellowed~
Jupiter and her storm
Calmed, silenced
By a Son of God
Mighty, Courageous and True
Love flows Contagious
From one Heart to another
And Planets align to Shine
For each and all together
In Unison ~ a Proclamation
Of Father’s Shekinah Glory.
Oh Jupiter’s Roar
For such a Son
To Rise ever higher
Into His Own and claim
The Inheritance of the Milky Way
And allow Truth
To permeate more and more
Throughout miles and miles
Of Space for all of Grace
To flow and mix
Into Everyone Encountered.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Full Circle

Full Circle

(for Seth Barnes)

Missed Waterfalls
On different Treks,
Yet Never fear
For Redemption always Rests
And in the Fullness
Of His Grace
Draw back Full Circle
Through the Alphas and Omegas
Encountered on different paths~
A Royal Flush set-up
For Friendships to resurface
And blossom stronger than before,
The King of Kings never leaves
Opportunities alone
In the grand scheme of all
We do and live through,
So Full Circle
The Ship turns to gather
The Flock and Tribe
Onto New Currents of Glory
With sails unfurled
For Higher Floors to Traverse
Hand-in-Hand Together
And Great Jehovah smile broad
When Sons and Daughters,
Brothers and Sisters,
Draw Close once again.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Top Tier

Top Tier

(for Bill and Katie Swan)

Top of the Mountain,
Bottom of the Caves
No matter the locale
In the Center of Grace
For wrapped in Majesty
Stand a Son and Daughter
Who know their Worth
And Pour it out
Into others ~ an Inheritance,
A Top Tier Starry Sky
To gaze upon in Love,
With Love paramount to all~
Top of the Clouds,
Bottom of the Valleys
No matter the place
In the Center of Joy
For Laughter exudes the overflow
Of filled hearts to the max
And Identity shared~
A Testament to the Call
Into Top Tier Embankments
For the Kingdom of God.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Restful Bliss

Restful Bliss

(for Bill and Elizabeth Gabler)

Go, go, go
And go some more
Years of toil
To foil plans all around;
Soil tilled to Beauty
Rich and vibrant
With nutrients, vitamins
For tests done read GOOD~
The Seeds sowed,
Watered, Ripened True
For the Harvest gathered
Relentless in Pursuit
The Hearts aligned
In Grace and Truth,
Full of Love, Passion
Humble Satisfaction
In Preparation of New,
But in Depth now
A simple Restful Bliss
Deep within Papa’s Heart.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Penguins Slide

Penguins Slide

(for Katie Gossard)

Penguins Slide
Along the Path
Joyfulness, Playfulness
Renewed and grown
To allow for Life’s blossoms
Of former dreams,
A passion Kaleidoscope
To gaze the stars
In New Glory
And fashion
For the story
Just begun
Highlights reflections
Never before gazed upon,
But now brought forth
And the Penguins Slide
In celebration
To Thankfulness
Throughout the King’s Embrace
With a Daughter
Grown to Full Height.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Early Morning Pine

Early Morning Pine

(for Randy Garmon)

Wilderness tributes
To the sentinels of the woods~
Oaken or Cypress,
But the smell triumphs
Of Early Morning Pine,
A declaration of the times
With Love, Joy Central
To the very breath
Breathed in again and again~
Yes pine over the Love
Never Forgotten or dismissed
With Gentleness, Kindness
A Paramount Portion
Of an Inheritance
Long before Promised.
Oh, Early Morning Pine
The Essence in the Air
Of what anthems yearn
For audition with Abba’s Embrace.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Upon His Hands

“Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of my hands; Your walls are continually before me.” ~Isaiah 49: 15-16

Upon His Palms

Open hands, palms out,
Written names
Now His Fingerprints
The lines to read
Give rise to Creation
For every little creation
Holds resemblances of us
When each name and line
Helps to form foundations~
The residue to track Beauty
Back to the Father,
While we Rest in His hands,
His Fingerprints within every design
And never shall He forget us
For in every crevice and divot
Of hard-worn hands
Lies each one of us.

Yes, open hands, palms out
Scribbled in Love
My name and yours
Upon His Palms.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Listen Closer ~ The Stillness

Listen Closer ~ The Stillness

(for Priscilla Gray)

The Heaven’s speak
Of His Glory Divine
And in the chaos:
Listen Closer
For in the busy
Lies Stillness~
Peace for the soul
And grace for the race,
A timbrel of Joy
To penetrate the walls
Where Light shines
Ever Brighter,
Yes ever Brighter
Within the time
To let loose and play
A never before known,
One-of-a-kind,
Beat from the Creator!
Yes, Listen Closer
In Faith~
The Stillness overrides the chaos.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Shark Tooth Surprise

Shark Tooth Surprise

(for Tim Friesen)

Found.
Simple.
Found~
In Him
And with Him
A Trek along a beach,
Even a river indeed
To search for the new,
Only to come upon
A Shark Tooth Surprise,
A chance encounter
Of the smallest matters,
Which mean Momentous
Moments to Draw
One into an Embrace
Of Divinity and Love~
Grace Pervades~
Every instance,
Such a Shark Tooth Surprise
From a Father
Who loves Extraordinary.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Realities Awaken

Realities Awaken

(for Josh Garmon)

Realities Awaken

Upon the Dreams
Once Forgotten
And Freshness blossoms,
The Fruit of Practice
To coax Anthems written.
Realities Awaken
For the Dreams
Laid down long ago
And Newness explodes
Doors wide open
To declare freshness
Oh what a time
For minute hands
To back track
And allow
Realities to Awaken
Once more
Of Dreams yet Discovered~
Beautiful growth
Stuns the Mind
In Humble Satisfaction.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Runs With Wolves

Runs With Wolves

(for Jacob McCarthy)

Into the fray

Of a moonlit Night
Howls a Passion,
A Grace
For the least and all,
And a Voice
Arises, Bold, Courageous
To take on the Dark~
Runs with Wolves,
A pack and tribe
To Love, protect
Everyone Encountered
Along the paths of Life,
A proclamation
For the Nations
To know the Joy,
Which Pulsates true
Throughout the veins
On Runs with Wolves
To Care for the ones
Forgotten and uncared for.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Spotted Moth

Spotted Moth

(for Chris and Holli Scott)

Cool, dry locations
Full of light
Flies the Spotted Moth
Always attracted to the Brightness
And moves forward
Every time around,
But does indeed
Take a breather
To Rest awhile
On the solidness
Of Abba’s Presence
To internalize such an Essence
Into the depths
Of Identity~
A Grace seed
Planted and Watered,
Soon Harvested
By Creation’s design
To Shine ever more
Upon the Creator’s Truths
With Passion Embraced
Forevermore.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Fresh Rivers Break Forth

Fresh Rivers Break Forth

(for Pat Stiller)

Dull, dry landscapes,
Stuck in deserts
But a Key turns
And a lock clicks
To open the door
To New Waters
For Fresh Rivers Break Forth
Full of Creativity and Prose,
Words strung together~
All New in every way
To Proclaim His Love, Presence
Again and again
From perspectives
Birthed in the secret place
And melodies, choruses
Pump into the air
From Heaven ~ stay tuned
For Life, Love
Comes again
Through Fresh Rivers Broken Forth.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Thirsty Webinar

Thirsty Webinar

Scrivener drivels line-up
Corkboard
On the video web scenes
And all the while I listen,
I thirst…
Text to labels to the paves
Of the machine
Lost in Wonderment
Within the Rabbit Holes
All around us ~ the Icons
Split, split and split again
A simple river imagined
Rows and Columns
Into the air, waterfalls
And quench my thirst
Cool to the tongue~
Babel along the Ambrosia
A kite-drop mid-air
Oh the magnificence
Rainbows and all
The lights dance, Mamba large
And words come to life,
But now I thirst for more.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Elevated Flower

Elevated Flower

(for Drianna Litton)

Dreams so bold,
So Courageous,
His Name Quivers
At the mention
Of His Flower~
His Elevated Flower
To Lead and Proclaim
Grace and Truth
To Nations and people,
All over the Fragrance
Of True Beauty
Shines ripple effects
Of Identity blooms
Throughout fields of Grace.
Aye, His Irises Focus
And Light up upon her~
His Elevated flower
A mixture of the greats,
Yet unique in every way
Roses, Sunflowers, Tulips
A menagerie of them all
To Spice and flavor the Earth
In all new ways
With Beauty the Anthem
And Love the Chorus~
Glorious Shaka Shaba Testaments
Give Rise to much more!
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Held Hands

Held Hands

(for Drianna Litton)

Journeys and adventures
To come to,
To traverse hearts
Of God and people
And Love outrageous~
Fear bombards,
But strength lies within
And the Echoes heard
Speak of Held Hands
By Abba’s Presence,
His Essence Exudes Free
To drench in Love,
In Grace and Joy
For a smile,
So Beautiful
And a laugh,
So Sincere
Gives Adoration More Profound
And any incense
Or sacrifice.
Yes Held Hands
Keep the Heart Steady
And Trust blossoms
From the Depths of the Soul
To cover one~
Complete, Whole,
Truth be told ~ Radiant!
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Countdown to Grace

Countdown to Grace

(for Josh and Bri Rene)

Doors fling open, unexpected~
Life crossroads into Destiny,
The Countdown to Grace
To shine over every area,
Avenue to more and more
Upon the Dreams of the soul
Where Love’s Explosion
For people, tribes and nations
Take precedence and encourages
Faith ~ Hold Fast!
Yea, though ridiculousness
Occurs again and again
The Countdown to Grace
Catapults Joy to the surface
And Laughter overrides fear
Of the Unknown,
For valleys cultivate
The True Heart of Hearts
Into Rosebeds of Presence
Within the Gentleness
Of Abba’s Center Stage
To unfold Newness of Hope
In the Countdown to Grace.

~ By: A.J. Wagoner

Blossoms of Faith

Blossoms of Faith

(for Ezra Rene)

Seeds Planted long ago
Season of change
In Growth, throughout
Life water flows
And the sun, Son shines
In, through and around
The little Princess of Grace
To Shine ever brighter
And her spirit will draw
People, tribes together,
A unity all new in Truth,
A Love mighty
And full of Awe~
Inspiration in her veins,
The world never, ever
To be the same again,
Her Voice, Roar
Set to Rise high
To change the World
And call forth
Freedom from all encountered,
A Diadem full
With Blossoms of Faith.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

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