Category Archives: poetry

Reverse Drive

Reverse Drive

Study of the wonders
Life offers
And he said, she said
Each and every day
On what to believe,
How to live,
So on and so on,
But one item stays the same
Yahweh’s Love, always, forever~
Others say otherwise,
Then Reverse Drive
Away from such a lie
And into the expanse
Of utmost and perfect Truth,
Always, Forever and ever!
Yes Reverse Drive
On pathways of Grace
Away from the Darkness
For a spell,
But then forward speed
Into the fray of black
For your Light shines
To release others from the dark.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

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Into All of Him

Into All of Him

(for Kevin Spivey)

Fresh opportunities
To go Deeper, further
Into the Beauty of God
Along rivers of Grace
And fields of Truth~
The poppies blossom
In Abundance
Over and over again
And the fragrance lingers
Even under Winter’s frost
For the Heart rests immersed
In Abba’s Love,
An ocean of Peace
To swim and play in~
Oh Fresh opportunities
Dance eternal
Along every trail to take
For a son to bask
In his Kingdom Skin,
The Identity always longed for
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

Precious Few

Precious Few

Sway to the anthems
Arms raised or not
Precious Few Moments
Speak to the Graciousness
Of the Father in Heaven
As the moments
When Sons and Daughters rise up
To take ownership
Of their Faith~
Beautiful transition
Of old life into new,
Of coated in sin washed clean
And the voices in Heaven raise louder~
“Welcome Sons and Daughters!
Welcome to the newness
To Praise the King of Kings
In Spirit and Truth
With your whole life
And the Angels rejoice
For once you stood lost,
But now you Dance found”~
Precious Few minutes
For the voice of Yahweh to declare,
“Son, Daughter, I Love you.”
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

Rewritten Dreams

Rewritten Dreams

(for Allison Ngo)

A story derailed,
Dreams lost
And a Daughter uncertain
Of her Identity and future~
Do not fear or worry
For Abba breathes,
“My Daughter, I love you
More than the sands
In every sea floor combined!
I Am always for you
And I Am your Daddy
Who holds Rewritten Dreams
For you and your heart~
Some may stay the same
And others may change,
But regardless you stand secure
In me, for me, with me,
So never worry or fear
For the Rewritten Dreams
Await for you
And each one stands ready
To propel you further,
Further into my midst.”
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

Higher Propensities

Higher Propensities
 
(for N-Squad October 2016)

 
Journeys to live
One day at a time
For Higher Propensities
To Love well,
To live joyful,
To go with the flow
And to make decisions
Get birthed along the way~
So never fear
Or even worry
For the King of Kings
Propels you all
Into greater depths
With and for Him
And the Beauty realized
In each story
Shines forth even more!
Yes Higher Propensities
Of Grace to manifest,
Of Passion to rise up,
Of Sons and Daughters
To realize their Identities
In Spirit and Truth~
So go forth warrior
And live to the fullest
The life destined for you.
~Selah~

 
~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

Audacious Capacity

Audacious Capacity

(for M-Squad October 2016)

Audacious Capacity
For love, for Grace,
New growth into new levels
And the means to walk
In Authority and Courage
Each and every day~
Amounts to handle
Exponential in size,
Not to worry or stress
For ever dime appears
And Abba’s smile widens
To witness His children
Take on every valley low,
Every mountain high
And trek mile upon mile
Under sun or rain,
Through misty days~
Audacious Capacity
Grows each person
More and more
Through each process
To realize their truest Identity,
They stand a son
Or a daughter
Of the One True God!
Adventure on~
Do NOT be afraid~
Walk with your head held high
Eve on the difficult days
For your stories, testimonies
Stand powerful to change
Hearts and atmospheres
To lead others
Into the Fullness
Of Abba’s Love~
Such Audacious Capacity
To witness and cherish
Each and every day.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

Artful Explosion

Artful Explosion

Stumped.
No words.
No images or thoughts
To put to page~
Stuck
In more than quicksand.
Pause. Rest.
Let the imagination go
And wait.
Wait…wait again,
Then in a moment
An Artful Explosion
To splatter canvas
With new thoughts,
New images and words
All to release
The creative power
To be one’s self
In every possible way.
Artful Explosion~
Glitter and Confetti,
Paint, Ink and more
Whatever the medium
Let loose and create.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

Love in Process

Love in Process

Story after story
Of relationships in Jeopardy
With no single answer
For each different
And the means to share
Rests in the fabric of heart
Ready to go Deeper~
Love in Process
Can hit rocks and waves
More torrential than any other;
Messy at times,
Downright chaotic at others,
But through the process
More genuine Love emerges
When hearts buffed and washed
In salty waters
Causes the roughness
To smooth through pain and hurt
All to shine light on Truth,
The love for another
Stands through tests galore~
Yes Love in Process
A beautiful means
To grow more and more
With the ones cherished most.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

Probable Flaws

Probable Flaws

A double-take in the mirror,
Fingers to caress creases
And the mind plays tricks
To whisper probable flaws
Of the image witnessed~
So many wrinkles,
Age spots, pimples,
Nose too big, too small,
Gut too round, too skinny,
Crooked knees, deformities
High, low, everywhere
And on and one
Over and over again~
Ahhh….Silence!
All lies, every single one
For look in the mirror again:
You. You stand you.
Unique, beautiful or handsome,
Whichever you prefer
And even if others speak hurt
God always and I mean Always
Speaks Truth of your Identity~
“My Son, my Daughter,
I see you ~ so beautiful!
So strong and courageous!
I know every part of you
And find you Perfect,
Perfect in your design
With NO Probable flaws!”
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

His Words to Me

His Words to Me
 
I Am so proud of you!
The way you walk for me
The way you live
For everyone you encounter
And the deep abundance
Of Joy, of Grace
Within your heart~
Oh my son! I Am
So in love with you,
The transitions you trek,
The life you lead,
All you do for me
Even the little moments
You do to reach out to me
For a need, a want,
Or just because~
Oh what Joy you bring
To my heart and mind
When I witness you sold out
To love me,
To love my Daughter well
To love all of my children
With the same authenticity
I love you with!
My son, I Am so proud of you
For all of the way
You come to me~
Thank you for you, Davek!

 
~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

Deep in the Core

Deep in the Core
 
Deep in the core
Passed the soil and crust
Of our hearts
Rests the Dreams
To belong,
To stand accepted
And to experience love
In Truth and totality~
The Depth of such
Launches us into wholeness
More complete than
Any perfect circle
And the ramifications
Of each propels one
Into avenues never known before
In a way they become
The catalyst for others
To experience too~
Yes Deep in the core
Of us all
Rests the Dreams
To belong,
To stand accepted
And to experience love,
What passionate experiences!
~Selah~

 
~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

Log Jam

Log Jam

Moments to think, to write,
To pour thoughts out~
Chalk to the ground
Ultimate doodles,
And yet the mind
Sits, rests, waits
In a log jam of sorts
To swim through waters
Never known before
To figure out the worlds,
The characters, the stories
For which bog the mind~
Yes a Log Jam
Dams the creativity
Long thought to contain
The answers to questions
Stacked up over time,
So one-by-one
Remove each log,
Examine it and let go
And in awhile
The dam loosens and breaks
To burst forth
Thought after thought.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

Elevens Dance

Elevens Dance

(for Sunshine)

11 countries, 11 months
Journeys of our lives
Years and years ago,
And yet again
Elevens Dance
All around us
With transitions
Of our lives
To take full force
After 11 months together~
Yes Elevens Dance
Over and over again
For us to grow together
More and more each day,
And the Truth of the matter
Rests in three words~
I. Love. You.

~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

Autumn’s Culmination

Autumn’s Culmination

Still days away, you see,
But in every hour to pass
Comes Autumn’s Culmination
For temperatures to dwindle,
Leaves to transition many moments,
And the eve of Winter
Draws ever closer~
So stand in awe
Whenever you find yourselves
In a myriad of colors
From dark auburns
To the brightest of ambers
And all in-between
Or beyond
A kaleidoscope of Joy
For change to take place
On Autumn’s Culmination.

~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

27 Breaths

   Today marks the 27th birthday of my bride-to-be! Please give her a shout out! I’m so thankful for who she is and how well she loves me! Love you Sunshine!

27 Breaths

(for Erin Jackson)

27 Breaths
In ~ Out
Along the timeline
Of a Daughter
Set to arise anew
Into her truest self
With Grace, Joy, Love~
A paradigm parameter
On the Eves of a heart
To beat for 27 years
And beat even more
For many yet to come,
So, listen close
To the water Life
Which flows from Heaven
Straight into you
With Passionate Peace,
A prerogative translation
Of Yahweh’s Truth
To stand etched on His Daughter’s
Every aspect of self.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

Escape from Our Red Brick Walls

Escape from Our Red Brick Walls

Red Brick walls
Port o’ ships o’erhead
Along the means of patience,
The scenery warps
Chatter-box teeth
Splay all around the room
With the Antidote
Dote a cup of Jo’,
Yet forgotten in the sublime
The Truth of hearts
Over and over again
Of the utmost answer
To our pain and busyness~
Love, just Love,
Authentic, real, Joyful Love,
A Step above the depths
We languish in
And all the while
Our souls yearn for escape~
Escape from our Red Brick Walls.

~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

The Struggle

The Struggle
 
Transitions in life
Occur over and over,
Time and time again
And the mind rejoices
For the new experiences,
New chances, New life~
Then freaks out:
Am I gonna be okay?
What about…?
Or even…?
Oh The Struggle stands
Tall in the mind
When Faith grasped for
Slides through the fingers,
Water in the hand
And the Impossibilities
Loom larger and larger
Even at Heaven’s steps
Hand-in-Hand with the Beloved~
Oh hang on tighter my child,
Son, Daughter, all shall stand
Alright, more than alright
For the Father rests poised
To take action on your behalf
Over and over again.
~Selah~

 
~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

Skylines Mingle

Skylines Mingle

Distance gazed
Miles and miles away
Labyrinths beneath clouds
And Skylines mingle
With the stratosphere,
A tapestry of Joy
Even in the busyness
Of everyday life~
Look close, look up even
To witness the play
Between skylines and clouds
Each and every day
And the ecstasy rises
Of Possibility now
In utmost Truth
To dance on the skylines~
Imaginative Clues
Into whole new worlds.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

Breakthrough of Peace

Breakthrough of Peace

(for Lorenzo)

Passionate pleas,
Crimson seas
On eves of Beauty
Release into the atmosphere
A Breakthrough of Peace
Along the storms in life,
No matter the turmoil
The Calm comes
For Grace paramount
And God the Father echoes,
“My son, I believe in you!
I loved you from the start
And your dreams, yes your dreams,
Matter to me and the world.”
Oh yes a Breakthrough of Peace
Over every area of life
Within the breath of Joy
And newness explodes,
A Firework display
Never seen before.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

The Wait

The Wait
 
Security needed,
Capacity to love
And possibility anew
To reach for the heights
Known and unknown,
A colossal dream
Of renewed Truth
When The Wait
Takes one on a Path
Unexpected,
But worth every moment~
Oh the Wait ticks on
Again and again
And the heart in process
Transforms with Love,
Golden Truth
Of utmost Beauty.
~Selah~

 
~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

Discern Spirits

Discern Spirits

A gift to hear,
To know, to understand
The Shepherd
Good and Kind, mine
And the gift to discern
The spirits ~ good or evil,
Kind or hatred,
The depth of knowledge
Deepens and grows evermore,
Again and again, and again~
The Truth inherent in Love
Spoken from the heart
In the vibrations,
The frequencies of Heaven
Heals every possible of wounds
To draw the soul
Into Abba’s pools of Grace.
Oh Discern Spirits,
Sons and Daughters,
Test the words
Test every aspect you learn
And into All Truth
Holy Spirit shall guide you
Forevermore.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

Conquerors

Conquerors
They say I’m a Conqueror
Yet I hide ~ afraid and alone
In seas of people,
Of love and connection~
Oh how the world spins
And I whirl around
Over and over again,
Then in a moment
A white light sears through
The darkest of nights,
The darkest of breaths
For His Grace sufficient
And when He stands for us,
When He stays faithful
Even in our backwardness
Who could stand against?
In absolute Truth ~ No One!
What could separate us?
Not a damn thing
For Yahweh, Holy and Righteous
Loves Deep and never gives up
On the Sons and Daughters He pursues,
He cleaves to each one, to me~
So Yes in Him I Am
A conqueror, an overcomer,
One with Him
For He stands One with me.
~Selah~
~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

A New Command

A New Command

A feast, feet washed
And the Lord shares
More and More to come
Of why He serves,
Of the betrayal soon to occur
But most important
A New Command
Give by Love’s representative:
“Love one another,
As I have loved you”~
Yes, A New Command
On bated breath
“Love One Another”
With kindness, goodness, Joy
And allow such love
To heal the wounds
Of yester-year and beyond
In the Passion of Grace
Shown by a King
Who serves His brethren
Above anything else.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

80 Miles

80 Miles

Highway to Highway
75 to 10
And along the way
Stay 80 miles per
A constant reminder
Of averages and all
To gaze into fields,
Woods and rivers
All along the roads
And know life
Still exists
Even when blurs occur~
Yes 80 miles per
On average
With acceleration and slow downs
Moment by moment
Don’t blink
For life occurs
Even when blurs exist
Over and over again.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016

Windows Open

Windows Open

The summer heat ~ HOT!
The old beat up house
Even still ~ Hotter~
A/C units down
And the sweat multiplies
For the depth of our cores
Turned to sauna modes;
Windows open
Wider still
For cross breezes exist
And allow heat an escape
Within the confines
Of our stories and history~
Windows open
More and more
A signal for reprieve,
For Grace to flow
Straight from Heaven
Into our hearts and minds,
Ready for the revelation
From the songbirds and crickets,
Sonatas of nature
Set to soothe the mind.
~Selah~

~By: A.J. Wagoner
© 2016