Helmet of Salvation

Helmet of Salvation

Mindful games
Dart all around,
Marks to question and confuse
So guard thoughts
With surety of Heart~
Perfect fit designed for each
To walk with Head held high
Unafraid of the lurk-some danger
And darkness quivers
To the pings of failed darts
For no headshots can occur
When the logic squared away,
The epicenter electrifies
A demand for Light polished
Dreams ~ the delight of Grace.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Shield of Faith

Shield of Faith

Sturdy and solid of any fashion~
Roman to Greek  to Barbarian too
For raised in hand
All guard the advance
Against the fiery words spewed
From black-fletched bows
Of hatred and bitterness,
Yet whether metal or wooden
Raise your arm and squelch death,
Mid-air the belief to continue
In the face of any enemy.
Yes, continue on and Trust…
Trust the gear given
And the hand-hewn Determination
Of the Dreams possible
To forge on into greater depths.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Breastplate of Righteousness

Breastplate of Righteousness

Gilded metal, lightweight
Not a hinderance at all,
Fasten the sides together
And hold NO fear
For evil’s slanderous arrows
Can never pierce the shine
Of Righteous Light
On which to reflect
The tremendous acts of Love
Exhibited from above
Upon each and every one~
Breathed on Sons and Daughters,
Warriors and heirs to the throne,
So no worries
In any sphere for darkness fades
With every Ray of Grace,
Which shines in, through and from
The Breasts of the Redeemed.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Belt of Truth

Belt of Truth

Snake length cloth, woven thick,
Three cords strong
Fastened tight
Around the waist
Holds one up in Truth,
The means to not sway
Within the wiles of darkness~
The lies mount up:
“The ground will not support you;
The sky canopy will crush you;
The world will fling you away;’
Hatred courses in her rivers”
And all the while questions swarm
Bees void of apparent sweetness,
And yet girded you stand ready
For Truth speaks into you~
The Depths of words, answers
Sweet to the soul
Ground the feet firm
On any and all treacherous land
Or even stormy seas,
For the quicksand passable
And earthquakes cannot shake
The solidified faith of the girded Son.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Boots of Peace

Boots of Peace

Strong, sturdy leather molded
Upon thick soles
For a purpose, a plan
To give us surety in our steps
And let the Good News
Of Peace Echo
On the footholds of Hope
In the valleys and forests,
The mountains and desert hills~
Everywhere shall Peace walk
Within His wake
Swords and hate shall falter
And Grace Prevail
For when we walk miles
In another’s footsteps
We gaze into New perspectives,
Fresh ways to know others
To lead our prints together
And hand-in-hand
With ones we used to hate
The Wheels turn and wind changes
To breathe Again a whole New world.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Jars

Jars

Old creakiness
sight unseen, unheard
of weathered walls
and rusty nails
held together by memories,
by the history
of long-gone years,
and every step echoes
through the silence gathered~
a woe-begone chalice
of aged wine
yet to reach due quality.

Chandelier sway
a circle of pedestrian light
to give rise unto seven seas
of distant rumors in the sand
along Silver roads of antiquity.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Excitement Brews

Excitement Brews

In the stillness,
the quiet,
the creak of doors
I never knew existed
capture my drums
and my mind runs
wild amongst Fields of Flowers
I though long lost
to the winter cold,
but now Open skies
beckon to my wild Heart
for the adventures
which lie ahead
upon the trail.

Excitement brews.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Golden Gratitude

Golden Gratitude

(for Jen Stam)

Heart so Bright
Beats with love, compassion
To guide to soul
Into ultimate Freedom
when one gives
With Cheerfulness
And upon the dissonance
Of Disbelief
Another beckons forth
A Golden Gratitude
To the one who gave
To bring smiles to children~
Oh a Golden Gratitude
To a big heart
Which shines and glistens
The Presence of God!
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Flowery Branches

Flowery Branches

(for Alexus Alloway)

Resonance and Melodies
Give rise to heart-felt Surprises
When the sun sets
In explosions of firework Hues
And the Flowery Branches
Speak unto the fruit
From seeds planted long ago
By the Great Gardener,
Where He looks upon Beauty
His Beloved Daughter
And whispers in the Breeze,
Which swirl around her~
“My Precious Daughter, I Love You!
You stand a Warrior Worshiper
And your Art declares my Glory!
Thank You for you rest
In your Identity~
My Adored One!
Oh how I Love You
And our story together
Shall set captives free
Through the ages and eons
Forevermore!”
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Dragon’s Stardust

Dragon’s Stardust

(for Uncle Johnny)

Darkened means, worlds away
Lost through Epochs and Eons
Innocence trampled, name spoiled,
Yet Hope remains
For in finite infinity trundles
Dragons and Elves, Goodness supreme
And every Breath exhales newness
Within fights so Bold
One forgets Progress made,
Galaxies explored, Lands discovered~
Oh but the Meteors respond
Dragon’s Stardust
To lighten the Night Sky
From burdens of old, dawn
Comes on the morrow
And stolen redeemed
For Love Remains in the fight
Along the chords, melody
Of gentle cellos and violins
A Rhapsody of Rest in Grace
A Trusted transition set
To propel Hope forward,
Grace Renewed in Dragon’s Stardust.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Son of Worth

Son of Worth

(for Jordan Thompkins)

Wayward wanderer
Blackholes lost translation
Sucked dry of possibility,
A Desert in search of Thirst
When The Light shines
A cool fluorescent spotlight
And a voice declares,
“Son, oh my Son, awaken
Hear my Voice, Precious One
I search for you mean so much,
My Heart misses you and I Love You!
Son, Oh my Son of Worth,
I find you worthy of my Love,
Of my affection ~ Please rush to me
Let’s Embrace and my Love shall refresh you
Come the time beckons
And my Heart beats for you!
Listen to the Rhythm,
To my Voice
Please, come and experience New Life.
Ye s, my Son of Worth
Found in me you stand
And radiant you will shine
For ALL the world to witness transformation,
The work of our Glory together.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Whispers: Invitation

Whispers: Invitation

(for Sissy)

Whispers escalate in the atmosphere
Of stories and Truths
Long foretold, simple fortitude
Along dreams of old stoked fires
Breath anew, Phoenix risen
And an Invitation rests
For one to draw closer,
More…closer and closer~
Love the chord plucked
And Grace the melody sung
Over and over, gentle whispers
In tune with the Father’s heart
Where He speaks forth,
“My Daughter, I Love You
And I AM so very proud of you!
You stand tall, a legacy so True
Even if you don’t see such a story,
The Truth rests and my whispers~
My whispers stand an Invitation to you
To come to my side
And taste of my sweetness, my goodness!
Come follow me for much to behold!”
Yes, Whispers swirl and peace dances
An Invitation into Agape Love.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Destination’s Thrill

Destination’s Thrill

(for Chris Ruggiero)

Identified time-lapse
Wonder filled gazes
Plays the Trombone, Tambourine,
A musical relapse
Into New Truth spoken forth
Foundational Cores
And a walk with ‘Son’ Shine
Streamers electrify
Into Destination’s Thrill
Upon the Seas’ ebb and flow
Where she sees her Beloved
Walk on the Tide~
Circumstances breath
And she Runs to Him
Arms open wide,
Embrace
Destination’s Thrill
A Heart-to-Heart
With the One who adores her,
All the while love beats rhythmic
And their breath quickens in time~
The search ends, Heaven’s Keeper.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Fields of Flowers

Fields of Flowers

(for Mikaela Isabelle)

Sunrises play in the sky,
Hues of Grace Dance on the clouds
And along the River of life
Fields of Flowers Flourish
A Kaleidoscope of Love, A Passion
In every fragrance found,
In every Graceful flight
Of Butterflies and Bees
Where Beauty Triumphs
In the confines of Renewed Hope
And Abba awaits His Daughter
To Dance with her hand-in-hand~
Listen to the beats of Earth,
The Rhythms and Joy
For His and her secret place
Brings out the best in her
And the world glistens anew
By her steps in tune
With Holy Spirit, Breath of Life,
In and Out, In and Out,
All around she dances, runs, plays
Alongside the Kingdom
In her special Fields of Flowers.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Doggie Gratitude

Doggie Gratitude

(for CA & Zach Ball)

Furry and festive
Love for one and all
Flows through their veins
And the noises of Grace
May rub the neighbors wrong,
But the joy of the Rescue
Warms Father’s Heart,
His Blessed Assurance
Flows all the more
To Coat the Precious Ones
You fight for with Love~
Howls in the Night,
Not of hateful speech
But humble doggie gratitude.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Elegant Determination

Elegant Determination

(for Marji Sherman)

Heart aflame with Passion,
Beauty Blossoms evermore
Each day a new petal
To glisten in the Dew
Of Possible Possibility~
An Elegant Determination
To reach the masses,
Scores upon scores
Within Spheres of Influence
And upon the morrow
Wisdom given with Grace
For a heart aflame with Love
Cannot be quenched
When even certain Silence
Speaks Louder than before
Oh such Elegant Determination
From a Beautiful Woman
Changes the outlook, outcome
Of Cities which never sleep.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Slivers of Light

Slivers of Light

(To my Mother)

Love Pulsates anew
Refresh Springs Reset
For out of ashes beauty arises,
A Rose blossom in the dew
And a voice resounds again,
“My Daughter, my Royal Princess,
I Love You! I adore You!
I have Never left
And I invite you ever closer!”
Oh Yea through valleys we traverse,
Yet hope remains, slivers of light
And Love, Faith Grow again
In fertile soil breathed TRUE~
Faeries, Dragons dance within the fields
Where Renewal, Restoration
Await for their cue
And the Wizard plays the flute,
A tune to Echo through the skies
In Humble Pursuit again.
What Love flows down from on High!
Firefly melodies in the night
And the murmuration of sparrows
Speaks to the wonders of Grace
In every aspect of Life’s Trek.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

A Whispered Devotion

A Whispered Devotion

(for Joe, MegaBus Driver)

Anthems Declared,
A heart ablaze
For more to come to
In life and paths to follow,
Hope soars and Faith grows
Within the Pine Grove
Of taller Sentinels
To gauge the Heat
Of a Man now Alive
Into his True Identity~
A Son of God,
One whom He stands Proud for,
One He loves and pursues
In every circumstance
For the darkest moments
Give rise to the Brightest Light
When to the end of the rope
And the edge of the cliff
Never come to a close,
One must Trust~
So in the quiet
Trust the small, still voice
For a Whispered Devotion
He speaks, “My Son, I Love you
And I care about you,
For your Hopes and Dreams
I Am always near~
Thank you for your Love.”

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Wooden Furrows

Wooden Furrows

     Blistery Cold
         Heat diminishes,
       Yet fortress of stone,
     A hearth of resilience
          Kindle and sticks stack
        Embers rebirth
          From old ashes
         And flames lick oaken bark~
     New heat rallies
          I gaze upon fresh marks
       Upon the wooden furrows
     Of life’s meander
          Through the slow boil
               Within trials and pain,
            Release the steam
          Up the chimney curls
        Where the wind blows
          In reticence and Hope~
               Dawn’s sunrise
            Back to the epitome
              Of Noon’s fiery swelter
            Even in Winter’s embrace.

                    ~By: A.J. Wagoner

Gentle Doves

Gentle Doves

(for Ashley Peterson)

Step outside, the sunbeams,
Hot and Humid
Amidst the busyness
Of every which turn
To see and hear
The whispers stirred
And in the storms
Gentle Doves
Light upon the shoulders
To remind, confirm
The Comforter stands
Always at the Ready
And Love fills, overwhelms
From the top of the head
To the tip of the toes~
An oil of Joy
To burst out in Laughter
With excitement and Praise
For the King of Kings,
The Gentle Doves
Always present.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Grounds

Grounds

(for Bill Bush)

Grounds to play on
Come alive
At the Prospect of Dreams
With Coffee beans
And Land given
Rests to provide
A means to Love,
To live in community,
And to grow evermore~
Change Paramount
In every sense
And Grace overflows
Into every area of life!
Playgrounds enhanced
By the care and safety
Provided for all
To allow Spirit Divine
To flow into every genre
Of the means to Love
Every single person met
Along the paths of Life.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

My Reality

My Reality

     Abba, you dwell inside of me
          My Reality
       For the galaxies and universe
               Swirl, vortexes of regeneration
           Deep in my veins, my soul
        A part of my anatomy,
                    My Biology
               To breathe goodness and life
          Into all of me,
                    All of us~
             Together, One
          Regardless of color or background,
     We all bleed RED
            And all desire to be Known,
          To be seen and heard
               In the recesses of time,
                    So I breathe, whisper
               “Abba, you dwell inside of me,
                         My Reality
                    And I belong to you~
                 Oh we belong to you,
                      A unified Bride set to rise
                             Into True Beauty and Love,
                           A Free Flow through Abba’s veins.”
                                   ~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

Mundane Hypothesis

Mundane Hypothesis

Day-to-Day
     One hour or two
  All of life infinite~

          Subliminal in deductions
               Stuck in routines
            The Mundane Hypothesis
          To break out, Free
            No more boxes
               Confinement in thought

and journeys trump, tramp

     all over geography,
    genealogy grounded~

Surprised scenarios tortured tendency
     through the canopy
          momentary glances prey, pray
         on a moment’s disguise,
     Theory conclusions, now, tomorrow
        of a Mundane Hypothesis~

     Ready and set to go
          Beyond the ordinary
        And Presence relies on entrance.

~By: A.J. Wagoner

More Than a Star

More Than a Star

(for Colby Gardner)

Gaseous balls deep in Space
To shine Eternal
Even after their Departure,
A Legacy of Light
And so he stands
More Than a Star
High in the Sky
For all to gaze upon~
Glorious to perceive,
But not for himself
For he shines for a King
And lives sold out
In every way!
Yes, More Than a Star
He shines Bright
To give Shekinah Glory
Unto his Father,
A Praise from his heart
And the depths of his soul!
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner

2014 in review: Thank you for reading

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. All in all, I’m humbled by seeing where everyone reads my poetry from! Wow! Over 90 countries! Either way, THAN K YOU dear reader for reading my poetry and enjoying my words!

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