Michael Bray

Author of A Time To Kill

Poetry

Honor to Whom Honor is Due

(cir. Jan. 2020) FiremenPolicemenPastorsTeachersPolitical office holdersMissionariesCoachesMartyrs (“over there”)ParentsHusbandWifeEmployersEmployeesCaregiversLobbyists (Whoops!  Forgot those”clinic bombers”!   Ah.  If you neglect to do your duty, you deny yourself blessings from God.  And when the churches of God give respect due them, revival will come.  You get blessed in your OBEDIENCE.)

To Wilmington (WCC)

7 Jan.,  2020                                                                                                          ‘Twas a time when the gates Were down No where to be found Were the people of mercy Of God Fled by the Fed Oh the dread That someone might be caught For naught! They hid themselves from the chore They closed the door No more for the poor In Spirit and […]

Here I Sit, Again

Here I Sit, Again 23 Dec., 2019 Here I Sit, Again The music plays To the right The light of day Breaks through the glass The feet on the wall Over water walk To the center Where the union Shows her and me And then to the left The many that follow On that tree […]

Babies Butchered

Babies butchered One, two, three Why not me? Spared was I‘Twas merciful mother How about you? You live and breathe And look away “Another day,” you say And time passes And Oh! the ashes We never see. They blow away ‘Tis another day And on it goes The Judge will come What will we say? […]

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 […]

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