“God’s spirit makes us loving, happy, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled.” Galatians 5:22-23
Portrait of the Damned
The face is glum as always
Drawn lonely drooping lines
On sides of lips convey besottedness
To things unhappy such as pain.
Each day a blot of black on blue
And bluer still it goes,
“Hello to hatred unresolved.”
The perfect host
Hugging fears the moment they approach.
Why! complaining is a truer friend,
Praise, the unwelcome stranger.
Sleek patronage in honesty’s proud name
Dances with all liars
And woe to happy, loving, good…
They can’t be real.
(JCB, October 1, 2009)