Keep sweet and holy

and remember to laugh

Your serious nature can make

you glum, even morose

All sorrow carries its own joy

though often born deep

Although we do defend the truth

the truth needs no defending

There are many voices in the world

some strong and absorbing, more unheard

Stand on the ground of the truth

that you find is sure and rejoice!

Make your choices and leave

your worries with God

For God cares about you

Get into God and get into the world with God

Be active, be happy, be strong

and when the light fades

and the stumps are drawn

Retire to God’s pavilion

and take refreshment

You will bat again

and bowl

Total salvation, though immediate

takes time to work out

And time belongs to God

for God is eternal

A spiritual mind is a free mind

Do not keep a rigid mind

Relax, the Spirit comes as easy

as we breath

Life is for living and giving

not only receiving and believing

And at the day’s end

you may smile and be assured

You cannot change the world

except by changing the world in you



Even so, come Lord Jesus, come quickly ~ amen!

.. .



Authors Note:- I found two old journals of verse that I wrote in the 1980’s during my thirties and even younger and I was struck by their freshness and minimalist naiveté.

I have enjoyed reading them, almost as though they were written by someone else. They speak of aspirations, of faith and hope which is what I believe we all need right now. There is a nice Kerouac naturalness about them too so I’m going to put them here on my site for people to read and make their own mind up about them. Catalogued and Categorised – THE LOST JOURNALS 1980’s

Also, I am reminded of the great wordsmith and troubadour BOB DYLAN, a personal mentor and inspiration to me, who has said that on reading the early songs he wrote back in his twenties from albums like the Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan – that he doesn’t recognise the person who wrote them anymore. Of course Dylan is in fact the supreme enigma and says a lot of stuff but then we all do, don’t we?




Desdemona and Othello

About edenbray

I am a writer ... a beat poet who began writing poetry way back in 1966 ... 'edenbray is born ugly, wet, covered in blood, mucous & bodily functions, the effluence of my short life' ... I recently published my 1st solo Anthology - the best of 60 years writing - previously I ran my own Art Supplies Store for 40 yrs before I became a full-time writer I am a Blogger who has posted 1,000 poems - available in 24 themed booklets ... please ask for details + leave a 'like' or a comment for my encouragement, thank you so much for listening - I truly value your opinion on my work ~ in fact I literally survive on your creative input ~ edenbray
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