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(re)form now and not yet form

Posted: April 30, 2013 in @SCRiMiE, poetry
don’t tell me show me politic
issue and action not infinite distraction
pattern democratic dialogue not schismatic sophistic
shared future modeling broad grassroots connection
cross old boundaries transform fractal compensation
don’t tell me show me politic
space shared is shared space duplication
pattern spiritual capital not polemic rhetoric
reform present structure blue print revision
don’t know how dig old wells
spells of fear invoke violent collision
stories of hope ring these bells
don’t tell me show me politic
love and faith form filled in
pattern deep humility leadership within civic
society needs structure delineate liminal within
soul damage reality pain fettered history
don’t tell me show me politic
bow not bound past narrative transparency
pattern i/we democracy new leadership synergic
no surrender mantra reconfigure role supplanter
open our heart eyes that see
desire other politic division healing encounter
don’t tell me show me politic
know the issue is not structural
pattern a table laid presence demonic
shared future reality brutal fact paradoxical


Posted: March 22, 2013 in @SCRiMiE, poetry

i heard a story over by the croi
a story of debauchery
if you weren’t listening
you now maybe
it was a story of a certain LTV

this is not now the time nor place
to expose here in cyberspace
the story might not be true
the mature response is likely grace
love that covers sin and profits peace

i heard the story from a ghost
lingering she was by the peace post
i know the story by her word
could be she is not one to trust
her eyes made me think i must

her retold hope was only to attend
liturgy where she might make amend
heard cries she had of joyful acclamation
attracted by such faciend
what she disturbed was anti-reverend

the alleged protagonist LTV
was co-participant in ecstasy
recreational was their use of the lord’s name
not faithful invocation of the same Almighty
as had assumed the said jumby

learn from the experience of the poltergeist
when venturing into the heart unannounced
shared space is space shared without demarcation

it is safer then to congregate post bell peel
come burning then with holy zeal
at other times perhaps one should knock
or at least announce an imminent reveal
by clarion voice, cough or clumsy arrival

prodigal (re)frame

Posted: March 20, 2013 in lectiodivina, poetry

Sibling rivalry
Anatopistic destiny
Traumatic history
Wandering discovery






Sibling scapegoating
Emotional outpouring
Anger simmering
Father modelling
False self resisting
True self transcending


Posted: March 16, 2013 in @SCRiMiE, poetry, reconfig

alone in the emptiness
are you there?
at one with the silence
are you here?

here i am
will you come?

love unfathomable
persons unknowable
god of cain and abel
are you there?

surrounded by darkness
restless in the stillness
deliver me from selfishness
will you come?

lost without presence
filled with the meaningless
teach me (no)thingness
Wisdom come

here in the taciturn
now strangely warmed
my heart does burn
false self succumbed

nailing (de)nial

Posted: November 14, 2012 in @SCRiMiE, ACACiA, poetry, reconfig

delineate difference enabled
embrace reconciliation renovate centre
new day old ways together navigate unknown
imagine cruciform k e n o t i c culture daily chapatti
anticipate heavens bread await intervention cathedra
lean into difficulty transcend disfunction renegotiate normal

decode healing paradigm division disabled
envision unknown innate pathways reconnoitre
negative perspective choose death or life crackdown
i we you me desire just words of peace do you know obligati
alleviate community distress re-couch shared f u t u r e exedra
lament sectarian d e n i a l distraction denied default catechismal

© acacia @SCRiMiE all rights reserved 2012

Corrymeela Qs

Posted: October 31, 2012 in poetry, reconfig

Community connections
Distracted distraction
Unspoken relation?

What are our questions?

Corrymeela infertile
Future denial
Shared dementia?

Account Deficit
Governance vacancy
80K or leadership?

Networked relationship
Cross-dressing Alastair
Feline disaster?

Roel purpose
Freedom chosen
Lotus rose?

What are our questions?

Vision mission
Strategy strategic
Culture toxic?

Wisdom discerned
Future hope
Faith led?

Elephant present
Awareness absent
Wisdom latent?

Fear Not
Story tell
Practice silence?

What are our questions?

Elijah Jack
Working hard
Not smart?

Missional priority
Vernacular clunky
Other equity?

Networked memory
Mini-skirts stranded
Stories stewarded?

Micro Projects?
Astute conjuring
Meaningful connection?

What are our questions?

Kyrie Eleison

Posted: May 31, 2012 in @SCRiMiE, poetry

Kyrie Eleison

Wine o’clock leads me again to the cross roads
Knowing where the in-between corrodes
What the fuck is it all about?
Our indignation a silent shout
Structure stripped of power democracy exposed
The holy highway appears closed

Kyrie Eleison

Nations and their peoples rival on
Justified with or without their chosen canon
Is a peace of truce all that should be realistic?
Might a peace of transformation be optimistic rhetoric?
Who will model another way?
Does hope exist after the third day?

Kyrie Eleison

It crossed my mind to simply leave
But compelled I declare that I believe
What then does it mean to remain engaged?
How might a woman or man no more be caged?
Instead what might freedom mediate if realised?
Faith stirs burning desire a way will be materialised

Kyrie Eleison

Let’s together walk the talk pedagogy manifest
Future ways researched developed and put to the test
Will we act to defend innocent children?
Or will their blood cry out a silent siren?
How do we resist such violent sectarian hate?
Only wisdom from beyond is likely to alleviate

Kyrie Eleison