Category Archives: Poetry

God-usury

IIt is startlingly easy to forget you in the good timesand remember you in times of need;protect my heart from usurythis poison that seeps within and radiates out II“I remember you only when I need you,” I say, hanging my … Continue reading

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The furious cleansing, or, When you cannot rage at them

Slam your anger upon me, says the Lord,rage, rage at mehowl and lash and attack and slash;empty yourself of toxicity © Meisaan Chan

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Pacing yourself

There is always more to do– you know this –so why despair that there is more to do? © Meisaan Chan

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When I am known and unknown

Sometimes I see what I am to become:New flesh, reborn –Sometimes all is dark, wrapped tight:The chrysalis tightly closed © Meisaan Chan

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You can only give what you have

I wish to give you my beauty but have it not, O Lord,so you give me beauty that I may give it back to you I wish to give you my courage but have it not, O Lord,so you give … Continue reading

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The nature of jealousy’s holes

Have compassion on those who are jealous of you –your love that goes in will fall out of their holesbut better your compassion than your spitewhich will stick to you both © Meisaan Chan

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Sometimes you have to start over, and agonizingly so

Sometimes you have to start over, and agonizingly so;just as the trees every year lose the crown of their gloryand the days lose their strength,just as the seed loses its protectionand the cougar loses its territoryand birds lose their flight … Continue reading

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What gets overlooked – on rage

Rage is a sword with no handleso while you wield it and slice and killyour hands, to the bones, your hands – © Meisaan Chan

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The twisting path: When there is no precedent

O, how the path twists!Have confidence not in what has gone before;have confidence, instead, in me © Meisaan Chan

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Vision

When I am pushed to the maxhelp me handle myself carefully, tenderly, delicately:Help me discern who also willand who won’t © Meisaan Chan

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