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MICHAEL MILLER

SONGSOPTOK THE WRITERS BLOG | 2/10/2015 |




PROVISIONS
Earth         was a perfumed garden
residing in a single                    galaxy
          beauteous fair among the planeted channels
so blooms its presence           which has given birth       to me
lighted reflections among the waterfalls
      succulent as oranges in bowls of cedar 
            or apple blossom petals dancing in the winds
there enticed my heart
        to the park of natures nursery 
               where the trails are laden
with baby’s breath and blueberries              myrtle
juniper  , ash , thimbleberries , and chanterelles
we have steeped peppermint , currant         and sassafras for tea
with hyssop , palmetto , and mandrake
turmeric , saffron , paprika , sage                among our spices
dried plantain , maiden hair and olives
                 have graced our tables
    mallow , ginseng , nutmeg , cinnamon , pennyroyal
tamarind , rue , every flora and fauna that sprouts
unrivaled in all her bounties
provisions made for                  every delight
      energy and power has shaped her mountain ranges
         meadows , valleys , islands , and seas
so complete her resources
       that we can find nothing that delights
                 lacking in her                                   but we ourselves


how quickly man has replaced
        her cotillion of species
with cement and a                  flat screen
         where empire means empty
                 and shaped steel means plenty
and the dance of dominion
         is the desolation of what supports our lives
shackles , chains , slavery , prison
         to a shallow society of souls surrendered
 to the immolation of creation 
          the arsenal of greed and pride
                 which has bound the herd
upon the precipice of suicide
where swiftly the poison of property
has dashed and crushed life
upon the rocks where nothing can grow
                                the slow death of humanity
          drowning in his own debris
           our luxury someone else’s slavery
the 10 year old who is hungry
and climbs into a pit for what we consider
                 less than nothing
                 mining our riches
we decry poverty and bondage
but sight unseen              does not make us clean
where sensory masturbation is the
                                         addiction of the masses
all that is left for the ” lower classes “


I’ll not give you this
if you haven’t looked around
you are considered      ” remiss “
the 99 percent are still richer than 
                           two thirds of the rest of humanity
your baby sitter is no longer “black and white”
but unfettered violence of every type
                     when the store is empty
          where will you turn  ?? 

Matt 24:3-14
IITim 3:1-5   Apocalypse 11:15-19
COPYRIGHT © 2011 C Michael Miller
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LOOKING GLASS
We looked through the looking glass
to see what we could see
We looked at mankind’s history past
and of the promised future        that’s to be

We studied the pain and suffering
and of all the things we brake
of what peace on earth will bring
the paradise of      which you spake

We have contemplated lives entwined with ours
upon their hearts and thought
the lack of tender childhood find
and the painful life that       it has brought

We have listened to all the stories
and paid attention to lessons laid
considered all virtuous glories
and the commands of Love      you bade

Even still with all we’ve sought
perfection in ourselves we do not find
instead we this accursed lot
that affects our hearts            and mind

Seems no matter how hard we strive
it is imperfection we all do
we find the law of sin alive
the impossibility of          faultess true

We sought out wisdom     and foolishness
found pleasure    and stabbing pain
our education is oft lost on us
our own stupidity           in mind takes reign

Only one example has shown the Light
of what a faultless man could be
in every instance his judgment right
displayed an understanding        we could see

If ever there was beauty to be found within a man
someone must have witnessed it and showed a divine plan
nothing in mankind’s history has overcome his lust for war
its beyond our imagination     to die for Love our overture

A majestic character and personality
you have sought to teach
with human stories with their understanding
each ones heart                have sought to reach

James 1:22-25
Proverbs , Ecclesiastes


COPYRIGHT © 2012 C. Michael Miller
via Duboff Law Group LLC
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DARK AGES
Mankind lives in an constructed maze
to occupy his heart and off truth to gaze
tightly woven ideology disguised as true
to keep the facts from coming into view
A world designed to feed ones greed
to convince inhabitants to exceed their need
the pursuit of pleasures and mammons wealth
competition and vanity disguised as health
The dark ages have become darker yet
when majority have materialism as mindset
love of family and neighbor is reduced
inflamed selfcenterness has Satan induced
A life of luxury many seek to attain
to develop good character do many abstain
ambition for substance does quality drain
and know not why ones existence is pain
Generosity and hospitality things of the past
the revelry and parties society holds fast
if you don’t partake you become outcast
those in the know know the party won’t last
to seek ones fortune and acquire it’s fame
within books of history to have ones name
contemn your neighbor as not the same
and for self failure do others blame
Fame rarely attracts true affection
but character within upon inspection
honesty and loyalty things to value
without fidelity no friendship is true
To inspect ourselves in light of whats good
and distinguishing qualities are understood
days that are filled with useless chatter
not considering the values that really matter
What we desire to impart to each other
will determine whether enemy or brother
givers and takers in one world live
in demonstration Jesus chose to give
So many this life has richly gifted
with talents they’ve used others have lifted
Hype, this system with all it’s gloss
a possessor of things but character loss
COPYRIGHT © 2009 C Michael Miller
via Duboff Law Group LLC 



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