Youth

Give God your time,
when time is long;
Give God your voice,
in praise and song.
Give God your tears,
while you feel,still-
Give God your sweat,
your youthful zeal.
Give God your work,
while there is light;
Give God your ways,
your will to fight.
Give God your love,
your mind, your heart;
Give God your life,
at it’s start.

Seasons

Hesitant buds,
(coaxed by soft, gentle, cool rains,)
bold, violent; open in a delicate, bright beauty.
Sigh of a breeze released in its pollen dust,
still with an element/memory of
death’s recent frigid rule-
Edges of the dominion softened with
the gradual erosion of sharp bitterness.
Ground retracts it’s blanket of a blend-
red clay and sallow snow.
Angles blossom into adolescent development of
softness and beauty in the glossy leaves then the
Wedding day with sultry, shimmery air-
honeymoon in the stillness,
cicadas, crickets, birds serenade-
coconut-scented air intoxicating.
The aging approaches rapidly, brilliant silver years
pinch of cold air, and vivid, crisp burnt orange,
red, and mustard yellow,
til the last leaf has fallen into
sallow grasses, the night
unresponsiveness returns.

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Senate Bill Calls for Women to Register for Draft in 2018 — TIME

(WASHINGTON) — Congress is on the verge of ordering young women to register for a military draft for the first time in history, touching off outrage among social conservatives who fear the move is another step toward blurring gender lines. The female draft requirement, approved late Thursday by the Senate Armed Services Committee, could be…

via Senate Bill Calls for Women to Register for Draft in 2018 — TIME

Man Demands Taco Bell After Waking Up From a Coma — TIME

A Florida man’s first demand after waking from a 47-day coma earlier this month was… Taco Bell. “I want Taco Bell,” Jake Booth told his family and doctors gathered at his bedside, USA Today reports. Booth, a 35-year-old Army veteran, had been hospitalized for pneumonia in February when he had a heart attack and slipped…

via Man Demands Taco Bell After Waking Up From a Coma — TIME

X-men

The bitter view their bitterness
as strength,
even when the will is gone and
they are wracked within it’s wall.
Dictates, compels
flood gushes over the dam to
unintended victims.
No stronger, only huddled
inside the electric wall,
soft and vulnerable,
while their mutant power of
wrath, in electric bolts,
destroys everything around them.

Shock value

Terms of beauty, scarlet blooms

unfurl in your face-

Vivid, eerie sharpness

in the thorns.

Cut off blooms,

leave the wilted corpse,

dripping stem

called beauty.

Strange neutrality

a hearts common response

so little distortion left

that will sear a callused mind.

Identity

Question your enneagrams, your type-indicator,
Aristotle theories;
wrap the descriptions around your throat,
a scarf you wear with pride.
Temperament vs. tabula rasa.
All serve some benefit,
but only cover cosmetically
compared to you being the King’s
little princess.