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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