Dog-Ear

Dog-Ear

I search and search
Round about
And once I find you
I Dog-Ear the page,
Your beauty ethereal
Real, true
And I never want to lose
Th moments our eyes meet,
The moment our hearts connect~
Oh I Dog-Ear the page
I meet you
Even though I’m chapters behind
For I know my heart
Draws closer to yours,
The Beats transcendent.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Napkin Juxtaposition

Napkin Juxtaposition

Sit in a coffee shop
String Theory alive
All around
With laughter and smiles
Side-by-side
And I pen words
Never seen together,
A Napkin Juxtaposition
Along long lines
Of teahouse Giraffes,
Hippos too
And ice twice and nice
Rests on ice cream
Waffle Cones
Satisfies the Dragon breath
To juxtapose you and I

One to the other.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

My Mind Swims

My Mind Swims

My mind swims
With thoughts of you,
With thoughts of possibility
And I am unaware of the depths,
Of the depths we could go
Into Imagination’s eye
Lost to reality
On a whim and a prayer
With the beatbox flow,
The drum roll please
And a violin on replay~
Oh my mind swims
Along the rivers of worlds
Never even known,
Never even thought about
An endless stream
Of places and people
Who could never exist
In a world devoid of Imagination,
So arise, awaken your mind
And let the Free Flow begin~

My mind swims with pink piranhas,
pirate penguins and zippered zebras,
Oh words take on a new realm
and transition strange
Into collision courses
With emojis and half-pipes
To where the electrical currents
ZIP and ZAP
back and forth
Through space and time,
The synapses to fire
One-by-One after another
And my mind swims
The distance of the sun
Light-years away
Just to gaze upon the Possibilities
etched upon the sky.
~
Look up!
My mind swims
To take a deep breath
Pure Oxygen~
Join me in thought
To take in the sights.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

An Apology

An Apology

My Dearest Readers,

Three weeks without lines,
Without a post at all,
And my heart weeps
To the fact I let you down,
Even when circumstances
Exist not of my own volition~
Out of control craziness,
Nonetheless I must apologize
And hope you will forgive me,
Hope you will read again
And maybe even share with others,
A truth for the depths
Of words lined in rows
To give a semblance
Of Strength and Beauty~
Thank you either way!
Let us get back
Into the swing of Poetics
For all the world
To hear our voices.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Speedy Slow

Speedy Slow

(for Annie Heathorn)

A whirlwind ride
Round and Round
Where the mind
Tries to super charge
The process
For which Abba sets
Into motion~
A Speedy Slow
Conundrum,
Oxymoron even,
And yet good…
Yes a good process
So settle down,
Sit back on the porch
And let the sunsets
Show His Glory~
A Speedy Slow Process
To transform
Caterpillars to Butterflies,
Seeds to Flowers
And blank canvas
Into Modern masterpieces
~Selah~
In Him.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Growth Spurts

Growth Spurts

(for Luke Maxwell)

Exponential multiplication
Upon the paths traversed
To follow the heart
Where Growth Spurts
Blossom forth
And a Son realizes
His truest Identity
In His Father’s Love~
Yes aches and pains
Groan onward,
But in the depths
Of Good Soil
Roots take hold
Into the Joy of Life
To nourish the soul
Through every obstacle~
Growth Spurts occur
To heighten the Truth
Into the fabric
Of a Son’s Identity,
Deep in the core
Of Gentle Tomorrows.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Cloudy Arrows

Cloudy Arrows

(for Ebony Perry)

Look up!
Cumulus and Nimbus
The wind guides
For no matter the chaos
Cloudy Arrows
Can and will lead
The Father’s Daughter
Into her Destiny~
One or two brushstrokes
Paves the way
To unleash Creation
Birthed in her heart
And allow for her Beauty
Known and unknown
To shine Bright
Unto all the world,
So look up
And follow the arrows
Of Cloudy proportions
Straight into Abba’s Heart
For the sounds echo
“Now stands the time
For her Greatest Potential
To let loose and rest unleashed!”
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Beautiful Nets

Beautiful Nets

(for Megan Burtner)

A Daughter rises
Into her true self
To shine brighter than stars
With a magnitude
Never known before
And her smile
Resonates Ripples
Throughout the places she goes~
Beautiful Nets
To catch the sunrise,
The sunset
And share her heart
With the Nations,
A Symphony of Grace
She embarks on
For her own Journey
To Love the broken whole
And share her Abba
With the whole world~
Yes, Beautiful Nets
Cast from her Presence
To draw in the lost
Into Redemption
And an embrace with Hope.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

All for Good

All for Good

(for Britnee Harbaugh)

Circumstances swirl
Good and Bad
Some for Destruction,
Others for Advancement
But no matter what
The Father will
Yes He will bring good
And Light from any darkness~
Do NOT be afraid
For no matter the paths
All for Good
Will lead you closer…
Closer to Abba’s Heart
And the Love of Heaven
Pulsates True
To lead His Daughter
Into Greatness~
So Rest in Him
Release worry
And allow All for Good
Come about
To give Glory unto the Father.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Greater Depths

Greater Depths

(for Anna Woofenden)

Down, Down, Down
Through locked Doors
And Alleyways
One journeys great lengths
Into Greater Depths
Of the Father’s Heart
To love and Love some more
Along treacherous grounds~
A beacon of Hope
Within every community
To witness the miracles
Of the Son
With fresh eyes
And remain a voice
To the hopeless,
The broken and downtrodden
And weave a community
Together ~ stronger
A semblance of three cords
All woven and intertwined
For Greater Depths
Into Redemption await
Today and Tomorrow.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Beauty in the Atmosphere

Beauty in the Atmosphere

(for Nora Woofenden)

Noises rise up
All around,
Yet in the quiet
Of her soul
A melody sings out,
A song never heard before
To give credence
To the One she loves
And when her voice echoes
A Beauty in the Atmosphere
Shifts darkness away
For Love to Descend
Onto Earth from Heaven~
Yes, A Beauty in the Atmosphere
Causes Light to explode
With the tone and pitch
Of her heart
Alive to her Identity
Found in the Abba
Of her soul,
So rest easy
Let His Presence surround you
And fill you with Himself
In unison and in time
With the Wonders of Creation.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

All Possible

All Possible

(for Maximus Lindlahr)

Dreams abound
For the Future
Holds great adventures,
So do NOT hold back
But Shine evermore
To push the limits,
The boundaries
Of the good in you~
Yes, All Possible
Rests in your hands
On the paths you choose
To follow and live
In such a way
To inspire generations
To rise above
Their circumstances
And Love ever one around them~
Dream on
Into the clouds
Of what can rest Possible
For the key you hold
Unlocks every Potential.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Straight On to the Stars

Straight On to the Stars

(for Vasilis Djamas)

Valley lows creep up
On the strongest
To rock the boat
And test their mettle
Of how they will overcome~
Adversity, fear,
And all the while
Courage rises up
Straight on to the Stars
To elevate a champion,
A world changer
Into an Epic Story
For which legacies get written,
So never fear,
Never let darkness win,
But let the light of Love
Shine Bright
And Brighter still~
Arise, Arise…
Straight on to the Stars
The Constellations
Await to tell your story.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

The Tension Brews

The Tension Brews

Undue stress
The rope tightens,
The cable taut
And minds swirl
With founded and unfounded thoughts
Where the Tension Brews
To boil and toil
And every little nod
Or question
Turns to offense~
Oh I’m sorry my Lord
For the tightness I bring
And I ask now
To release the tension;
Let loose your Grace
And allow for Hope and love
To breach once more
From the surface
For only then
Can Growth occur
Upon the Depths
Of your Beautiful Truth,
While the Tension Brewed
Gets released to dissipate
Away from the hearts
In need of release.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Bounce the Sun

Bounce the Sun

Giants rise to play
A solar system away
The sun taken
For a gentle game~
The bellow follows,
“Bounce the Sun”
Into a goal or not,
No matter
Black holes arise
Obstacles to avoid~
Pinball levers
Rise and Fall
Unto an axis
To settle the dust
From a Constellations’
Fun Park Festival
Where giants swirl and twirl
In skies so clear
Whirlpools form
Galactic Pinwheels
A motion surprise
Round and Round,
Further in onto our minds
To Bounce the Sun
And lighten the load
Of Gravitational Pulls
Away from the Beauty
Of Abba’s Heart.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Doodles Away

Doodles Away

All over the pave
The imagination moves
To sketch the thoughts
Of images seen
Eyes opened or closed~
Rest easy on the Mountain Ranges
The pines along the lake
And the Creatures
Never dreamt by others,
Yes Rest in such a place
For Doodles Away
Cannot mean one lacks attention,
Bu rather one longs
For stories never heard before~
Arise, Awaken
To the Beauty
In your own mind
And Heart
And Doodles Away
Speak louder still
Unto the structures
Once deemed impossible.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Moment by Moment

Moment by Moment

Moment by Moment
We traverse seven seas
Or pilgrimage through adversity
Unaware of the battles around,
Which try to wipe us out
For when Sons and Daughters
Lose sight of themselves
Then His Kingdom dims,
But when they come alive~
Oh the Beauty which explodes
To shine His Light
Into every dark corner
And rescue more
Of His Children~
Yes Moment by Moment
Draws us closer and closer
Unto the Depths
Of Abba’s treasured Heart
To give rise to Love,
To Joy and Grace
And the echoes
Ripple on for Eternity.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Blistered Hearts

Blistered Hearts

Rough Journeys,
Paths to follow
With the way
The world turns
Leads sometimes
To Blistered Hearts
From lost friends
And failure of an means
Cauterizes the openness
Once cherished~
Labyrinths in mire,
Depressive states
Along walks and runs
To get away from pain
And Blistered Hearts
Ache day and night
In hope of relief~
Where does the help come from?
Oh rise, rise gentle souls
For no matter the ache
Love rains down
To massage the hurt away
And bring redemption close
Again and again~
Hearts sigh for renewal comes
To heal the pain away.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

In the Blink of an Eye

In the Blink of an Eye

All the  world can change
In the Blink of an Eye
When worlds smash
And collide in our pavements
For friends and loved ones
Struggle to breathe,
Hooked to machines
And we never let go,
While tears and brokenness
Manifest all around~
In the Blink of an Eye
Life fades,
But always Hope shall Blossom
With strength and Love renewed
Beauty in the possibility
Of newness and refreshment~
Oh Abba, Come!
In the Blink of an Eye
The Earth can shift
And our worth vibrate
To a higher level
Upon which Glory resonates,
To Heal broken hearts
And draw us closer,
Closer unto the King of Kings.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Watch the Ripples Grow

Watch the Ripples Grow

The Ink bleeds through
Red and Bold
Impregnated with Hope
The Depth of Possibility
Along Avenues traversed
Journeys throughout our lives
With Drips of Passion
In every teardrop~
Painted Horizons
Of every Hue
The backdrop of our souls
With every Mountain high
Every Valley low
And every beachside breeze
Breathes Strength anew
Into weary hearts
Aflame in fiery Beauty
Where Journeys converge
Of Brothers and Sisters
To make a difference
In their own lives
And the lives of all
They encounter~
Watch the ripples grow.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

A Collective Sigh

A Collective Sigh

Back and Forth,
Up and Down
List to the side
Anchored at Sea
And in the Distance
The sun sets to shine
On the Hills
The land dry and dusty,
Yet alive with Possibility~
Let your laughs out
And the stress loose
For all around
Life blossoms
Even on the swells
We rock on,
The Light shines
Brighter and Brighter
And a collective sigh
Breathes out
While we Drift together
On a Journey
Into the Unknown~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

A Son Walks In

A Son Walks In

Stories pulsate with fear
Lost in the mire
Alone and scared,
But please look around
The sun shines
And Hope rises
When given the chance
To open youreyes and heart
For Angels surround you~
Light encompasses you,
While the Father whispers
“My Son, My Friend,
I Am with you
And I Am for you!
Do NOT be afraid!
Do NOT let fear overwhelm you
For Life and Light I pour
Upon you, My Beloved!
Yes, allow me to come in
And the Light will shine
Bright into all aspects
Of your Life and story.
I Am for you,
Never against you!”
The Door opens
And a Son walks in
With a Proud Father
Who waits to Embrace Him.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Step In

Invisible Portals
Surround us
Step In!
Take the leap of Faith!
Let boldness rise
And Courage to pulsate
For on the other side
Arms, gentle and kind
Await to Embrace you~
Eyes of Fiery Passion
Twinkle with Love
And Hair whiter than snow
Flows in the gale force
For All around Him
Sing the many voices
Of His Angels
And the Cloud of Witnesses
To give Praise unto Him!
Step in
To the place where
Love overwhelms fear,
Grace and Joy overcome Death
And His Peace settles chaos
Of war-torn hearts
From the battles of life~
Evermore Invisible Portals
Await the march
Of Sons and Daughters
Awakened to their Identity,
Their Royalty and Inheritance
And the call echoes,
“Come to me!
Come to me
My Sons and Daughters,
I Am always in wait for you!
Awaken, Awaken
To me in you
And you in Me~”
Oh I step in
Through the Portal
Into His Presence,
His Heart a Waterfall
Of Love and Grace
And all my cares,
Worries and Fear
Wash away in His River~
His River of Grace.
Please, my brethren,
Step in
And take my hand.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Listen

Listen

Listen…
Listen to the crash of waves
On the beach shore,
To the laughter of kids at play,
Jack hammer, Wind chimes,
Gulls screech and trumpets blare
For all around us noises dance,
A raucous crescendo
To invisible orchestras
And our ears bristle
To the depths of melodies,
Of harmonies unforeseen
For the world moves, rustles
In order to play
The theme of Life in every scale~

Listen…
Listen to the wind in the valley
Through the hidden pass,
To the tears of broken hearts,
From construction sites to theme parks,
Zoos and open plains to music halls
The music races on all around,
Climbs up and down the mountains
Our mind reels from so much
To the details of wavelengths
Of the speed of the galaxies
For the Earth, universe spins and spins
With a force, a passion
Which sometimes overwhelms~

Listen…
Listen close
For in the turbulence
Of the noise and music
Comes a whisper on the wind,
A soft voice to cut
Through the clouds and madness,
“Son. Daughter. Friend.
I Love you. I adore you.
I cherish our time together
Even if you do not believe,
I can assure you
I believe in you and your potential~
Come, come away with me!

Yes Listen…
Listen close
For much do I wish to tell you,
My Beloved One,
Allow me to speak into the darkness,
The pain of past circumstances
And my Light shall wash your wounds.”
Oh listen close
The whispers come in a full tide
To cleanse the darkest nights
And enrich the noise with sweetness~
A new song, melody plays
On strings and drums of Heaven
Where Anthems of Joy
Resound through Eternity.
Listen Close…
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Progress of Our Hearts

Progress of Our Hearts

Oh Lord
Penetrate the walls
Which stand
Sentinels in the night
To hold in our pain,
Our hurt and mistrust~
The madness we cling to
Instead of you
For without your work
In our hearts,
In our minds and souls
Then progress stays stunted
And stagnant~
Oh Lord
You rest in wait
For a sliver
Of a Glimmer
Of a Yes to your Call,
Then you cling to us
To jumpstart a snowball effect
Of Redemption and Restoration
Of new Growth
To launch the Oak
Of our souls
To heights unknown
With Progress of our Hearts
Into your Passionate Garden
The goal of your Agape.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

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