Michael Bray

Author of A Time To Kill

Poetry

The Sheriff

3 July, 2018 The Sheriff is the reeve of the shire Keeping us out of the mire Yeah, he keeps us from all we dread From threats from the living If not the dead Oh we need more than this To see that Place of bliss We need a solution, we need Salvation Not just […]

The Lethal Waters of Baptism

June 21, 2018 The lethal waters of Baptism Cleanse us from on high No more are we forsaken Left to wither and die We stand before Him steady Free from all alarm He has our souls if not our bodies Free from any harm [Version 2: substitute “as we die” for “from on high”; substitute […]

The Honest Baby Butcher’s Ode to Himself

19 June, 2018 (Sung per “rap song”) I slaughter them left I butcher them right I cut their heads off Throughout the night O the blood That I pour out It clogs my drain Under the spout But Ah need that buck I have no fear I bleed those kids I have a beer! The […]

“The Evening Hymn of the Greek Christians”

16 June, 2018 So-called by Clement of Alexandria.  It was probably not new to Clement.  “It was probably not confined to the Greeks any more than was the Greek of the Gospels and the Creeds.  Its proper name is ‘The Eventide Hymn’ or ‘The Hymn for the Lighting of the Lamps’ and was doubtless uttered […]

The Wise Fool’s Rap Song

“I am the ruler Of my fate!” ‘Least that’s what is seems When I meditate No, He is the Ruler Even still It matters not Whatever you will He controls The world above Sends His grace down Like a dove Finds us helpless To save ourselves Foolish folk! Helpless elves! Grace it is And ever […]