Michael Bray

Author of A Time To Kill

Poetry

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 […]

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 […]

Arouse us to the Fight

Arouse us to the Fight (composed on 17 Sept., 2018) To the tune of “America” (Thesaurus Musicus, 1744) (“My country ‘Tis of Thee, Sweet land . . . “) Our land defiled with blood Shed in our neighborhood Let justice roll Arouse us to the fight Give us courage and might To keep their bodies […]

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 […]

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