Michael Bray

Author of A Time To Kill

Poetry

Ode to Jayne and Lamentations

10 December, 2019 Essays to writeBattles to fightSo often I thought naughtAbout you You had your taskChildren to baskI had my duties to doBut you, oh youWere always there waiting“Look at me.  ‘ttention!” Oh yes, in due timeI’ve got mine to doAnd yes I didAnd we did great thingsChildren and justice Were served Life is […]

Here I sit

2 Dec. 2019 Here I sit in my own templeMusic pouring about my earsTo the right travel my feet on waterOver lands and cities distantMidway are the books of recordHistory, family, things to knowAnd to the side is Mercy’s treeRed and black with faces adornedThey smile at me, I thinkAnd I think some moreEver glad […]

And It’s One, Two, Three

(Inspired by [and in mockery of] Country Joe McDonald’s tirade at Woodstock against Americans in the Viet Nam War.) Modern Godless culture is all about sex, dope, and murder: Verse 1Well its one, two, threeOh won’t ya let me beDon’t ask if that baby’s aliveI don’t need no prolife jive Verse 2‘Cause I’m pro-choice an’ […]

A Song of Imprecation from those Faithful Presbyterians

16 August, 2019 The Orthodox Presbyterians published their Trinity Hymnal in 1961,  the 25th year anniversary of their existence as a denomination.  They distinguished themselves, like Missouri Synod Lutherans and the Conservative Baptist Association and other mainline denomination groups from the apostasy of “modernists” who abandoned the historic, orthodox, and creedal view of the Scriptures; […]

Da Done-Wrong Blues

(Composed c. 2017) Ah got da done-wrong blues!Ya see da Lord He only care ’bout youYeah, I got dem done wrong blu-hoo-oo-oo-oosI’m sayin’ da Lawd He only care ’bout you! Ya see He don’ cayh fah me (N-a-a-a-a-wh!)I say He don’ give a fig fah meNah Ah don’ know what to do-hooI know da Lord […]

“Bublos”

22 July, 2019 It is defined in my lexicon (Liddell and Scott) as follows: “The Egyptian papyrus the root and triangular stalk of which were eaten by the poor.” The definition is credited to Herodotus. And how appropriate that this be the root word for the Bible. That book which is the Word of God […]

The Transgenderist’s Resolution

“Lord, you made me a damned man!  I don’t want to be a damned man; I want to be a woman!”  “My will be done!” says he. “I’ll be whatever I want to be!” Freedom of choice! That’s his creed.  He’ll be whatever he wants to be! “God be damned if He doesn’t like it.” […]

House Cleaning

7 Feb., 2019 I did don my varsity cleaning attire And did wash and scrub everything everywhere Leaving anything, I did not dare! For pain, suffering, weariness I did not care My beloved was counting on me Beyond this truth nothing I could see Off then, I labored through filth and pee! Confident then in […]

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