Excerpt from Note to Self

Under the weight of regret, I hit my knees and leaned onto my hands, digging my fingers into the soft earth. There was a small puddle settled just between my hands. Seeing my reflection in it, I inquired, “What have I done?” I stared into eyes that were undisturbed, an unanswering reflection. I considered my […]

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The Hero from Bagshot Row

There is a friend, closer than a brother; Through thick and thin, you’ll wish for no other.   His comfort, sweet; yes, sweeter than honey: His care, like lembas, keeps for long journeys.   Look past his stature, for value’s unseen: Look in his heart, there is treasure beneath.   He may appear to be […]

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Another Resurrection: If Only We Could Understand

G. K. Chesterton’s The Everlasting Man is a beautiful, engaging, and insightful summary of human history understood from the perspective of Christ’s Church. In this work, Chesterton displays two very important elements of history that have been overlooked in modern society. First, mankind is so much more than modern society imagines—an artist made in the […]

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The Truth Will Set You Free

“The Truth Will Set You Free” is a free-verse poem that explores the dystopian elements underlying contemporary Western society. We live in a strange time that seems to be defined by two utopian pursuits. These pursuits are taken by two groups of people, those who seek comfort over all—“the tranquility of repetition”—and those who seek […]

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Orwell’s 1984, 70 Years Later: Are We the Dead?

Imagine a rather thin, middle-aged Caucasian man, his face wearied with life. Imagine the man’s head is crowned with a dark mop of hair — shaved on the side, but shaggy on top and parted down the middle. Between a pencil-thin moustache and nearly non-existent bottom lip, the man clenches a lit, hand-rolled cigarette. Begin […]

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A Sonnet to Music: The Language of the Soul

“A Sonnet to Music: The Language of the Soul” is a Petrarchan Sonnet that highlights the personal and transcendent nature of music. This sonnet is meant to lead the reader to recognize that music speaks to and from their soul: it draws them to reveal their darkest secrets, share their most precious memories, and find […]

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God, the Playwright

“God, The Playwright” is a free verse rendition of Frederick Buechner’s book Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale. In this poem, I take the reader through the Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale of the Gospel in order to reveal that our Creator is in fact the Master Storyteller and the […]

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