Michael Bray

Author of A Time To Kill

Fellow House Dwellers

Gone the Fellow House Dwellers Did they fly away? Suddenly we realize Gone they are all day! Kids up and left. Found new cribs to live In with husbands, indeed! Oh, they did grow up, Gone and on their own. Got their own telephone Even a whole new address Where they make their own mess […]

Pure Praise

Pure praise comes from the lips Of the one who knows he was chosen. Left to himself he would serve himself Found his own philosophy of life, Chose his own way, his own wife, Go about living his days By his own whims and ways But having been called from above By God who displayed […]

Jeshurun’s Scorn

Jeshurun did scorn The Rock of his salvation, Made the Lord mad with abomination. Yeah, they did spurn and provoke And the Almighty said no joke “You blokes are done Gonna send you on a run, A perverse and faithless generation, A God-provoking, foolish nation.” Got a fire going in His anger Famine and plagues […]

What Do I Do?

And what do I do? Read and write poetry, Of course, and why not? It keeps the mind hot Stirring thoughts of the world And our lives unfurled As we look at the Book And consider Him who took Himself out of that heaven And came down here even To hang with gross sinners With […]

What To Do?

What to do when You’re through with school Go on a picnic? Bomb a clinic? What to do with your life? Oh there is strife With all the sin Slackers suckin’ on gin, But you have a rule A trustworthy tool, That word from above It’s all about love And the Truth sent down A […]

Something About a Letter

There is something about a letter.Unwrap it from an envelope Feed that anticipation and hope News from a friend or kin What has life brought them? What news from afar?A good way for the day to start Others are those he came for And so are we to open the door For those who yet […]

Wanna Live Long?

So you wanna live long Less food and give up the bong? Well, you need a new song. You sing to the One above Who showed us all that love. Said you wanna lengthen your days? Got to walk in My ways! Got to love, obey, and hold fast. Says right there in Deuteronomy. Page […]

Two Children, Maybe Three”

“Two children, maybe three” Sang those Temptations In conformity With birth control trolls, Those monitors of the earth Who frown upon birth When numbers exceed What they think the planet needs. But what will they say Facing the Creator on that Day In whose image they were made? What stocks and bonds will they trade? […]

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