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Hello to the Poetry Soup Community

My name is Woodrow Lucas and I was born in Columbia, Maryland.  I am married to the most wonderful woman in the world, Machel, and I have a 14 year old daughter, Autumn and a 4 year old, Gabrielle.  I have a master's degree in Theology and a Masters in Business Administration and work as an analyst.  I often tell people that I am an analyst by trade but a preacher and writer by vocation. 

I love poetry man!!  I mean I love it.  I also write fiction and have published two books, one entitled A Book of Rhythm and one entitled Insane Joy.  I encourage encourage anyone who is interested to check out my website at and/or my blog website at  Some of my favorite poets include but are not limited to: Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Pope John Paul II, Gwendelen Brooks, Owen Dodsen, Edgar Allen Poe, Allen Ginsberg, and poetry soup poets Sue Mason, Mary 'Duhart, and Vince Suzazil (ok this brother's last name is a bit difficult to spell so bear with me.)  I used to read poetry a lot before getting diagnosed with Schizoaffective in 2001.  After diagnosis, I have limited my reading to "must read" material.  But through God's grace and a lot of prayer (some of which came from folks on poetry soup)  I am reading great poetry again.  

Some of my favorite prose writers include but are not limited to:  James Baldwin, Goerge Orwell, Charles Dickens, bell hooks, Toni Morrison, Alexander Dumas, WEB Dubois, Jane Austin, William Julius Wilson, and Cornell West, all of whom I believe walked in the prophetic for most of their lives.  I believe that there is a strong connection between music and poetry, so some of my favorite musicians include but are not limited to: Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Common Sense, The Gritz, Tupac, John Coltraine, Eric Clapton, The Doors, Beethoven, and Kanye West all of whom I believe also either walked or walk in the prophetic. 

Most of my poetry either has a religious (Christian Universalist) or Social Justice tone, but as I read some of my old stuff, I am hoping to experiment with some lighter and more "everyday" subjects.  I feel like Poetry Soup is another sort of place of sanctuary for those with the prophetic gift who often find it hard to discover their place in this world.  But that is another Bio altogether....

Thanks mucho,


New Website

Blog Posted:10/23/2012 4:34:00 PM
Hello Everyone,

I have created a new blog website entitled, "The Jesus Paradigm."  The link to which is below:

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  1. Date: 10/24/2012 12:03:00 PM
    fascinating blog... enjoyed "oh death, where is thy sting..".. hope to read more ( i'm interested because i took so many units in theology in my masteral program in counseling/ psychology... hope you enjoy henri j.m. nouwen's books..:) huggs!

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  1. Date: 10/24/2012 7:10:00 AM
    Wonderful to see you at the Soup again Woody. I will check out your new site. Have a wonderful day. Love and blessings to you and yours always, Carol XXXX

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  1. Date: 10/23/2012 8:50:00 PM

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  1. Date: 10/23/2012 6:34:00 PM
    Welcome to PS. Look forward tro reading your work.

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My Past Blog Posts

It Was Worth It
Date Posted: 2/4/2013 9:00:00 PM
The Post Election Blues
Date Posted: 11/10/2012 6:42:00 PM
Destination Love
Date Posted: 11/4/2012 2:54:00 PM
Happy Halloween!!
Date Posted: 10/31/2012 1:22:00 PM
Sex is Violent
Date Posted: 10/27/2012 7:28:00 PM
The Elusive Power of Peace
Date Posted: 10/25/2012 5:34:00 AM
New Website
Date Posted: 10/23/2012 4:34:00 PM
Date Posted: 8/5/2011 12:10:00 PM
5 Keys to the Puzzle Principle
Date Posted: 8/4/2011 1:16:00 PM
Date Posted: 7/21/2011 2:45:00 PM
To Whom It May Concern:
Date Posted: 7/15/2011 9:49:00 PM
The Pool - A Fourth of July Reflection
Date Posted: 7/4/2011 2:54:00 PM
The Descent
Date Posted: 6/30/2011 8:54:00 PM
Spam Poem Comments
Date Posted: 6/26/2011 4:58:00 AM
Lord John?
Date Posted: 6/20/2011 4:16:00 AM
The Ostensible Beauty of OUR IMPERFECT SAVIOR
Date Posted: 6/9/2011 4:00:00 PM
To Those Who Worship
Date Posted: 6/4/2011 6:32:00 PM
Eternal Calculus
Date Posted: 6/1/2011 9:54:00 PM
The Rapture
Date Posted: 5/24/2011 5:15:00 AM
Of Heroes and Villans
Date Posted: 5/16/2011 9:48:00 PM
Free Ebook of The Jesus Renaissance Blog Now Available
Date Posted: 5/15/2011 4:37:00 PM
God Bless America!!!!
Date Posted: 4/29/2011 11:17:00 PM
4 Beliefs to Help You Succeed without Losing Your Soul
Date Posted: 4/18/2011 9:10:00 AM
Date Posted: 4/17/2011 9:53:00 AM
The Cigarette Temple Incident
Date Posted: 4/13/2011 5:32:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
8/11/2014I Am RisenBlank versebeautiful,beauty,career,c
10/5/2013Misery and MiraclesBlank versechristian,
2/13/2013The ShadowBlank versedark,light,light,me,
1/24/2013SlumberBlank versefaith,
1/19/2013A Ray of SunshineBlank versedepression,
10/31/2012My Crazy LifeBlank versedevotion,forgiveness,frie
10/31/2012He Brought Us MusicBlank versedevotion,religion,christm
10/23/2012The EdgeBlank verseepic,nature,nostalgia,sea
10/22/2012Oh Death Where Is Thy StingBalladdeath,devotion,hope,death
10/16/2012Come Glory This All Hallow's EveBlank versehappiness,holiday,mother,
10/16/2012Who Can Find A Virtuous WomanBlank versedevotion,romance,thank yo
10/3/2012Mr OfficerRhymeangst,black african ameri
9/23/2012If IRhymedepression,death,day,deat
8/22/2012Bitter BeautyRhymeblack african american,
5/15/2012NatureBlank verseangst,depression,
8/24/2011Mother, Forgive UsBlank verseanimals,caregiving,daught
7/20/2011I Am A ChristianRhymefaithchristian,christian,
6/4/2011To Those Who Worship: Abridged VersionI do not know?faith,friendshipmusic,lig
4/9/2011An Accuser's PrayerRhymereligiongod,me,prayer,fre
1/18/2011The Sacred DanceBlank versereligion
1/18/2011You Can Do ItBlank verseblack-african amerlove,
7/23/2010Free Verse NonsenseFree verseangstpoetry,
7/18/2010Fellowship MountainBlank versenostalgiagod,people,sound
7/8/2010You FollowedI do not know?dedication
6/16/2010An Ode to my Christian BrethrenI do not know?brother
3/10/2010ScarsBlank verseloveparents,autumn,parent
2/10/2010Rise Prophets RiseBlank versefaithfood,
2/10/2010I CryBlank verseloveday,
2/1/2010Ralph Ellison is My FatherBlank verseblack-african amer
12/8/2009JerseyFree versenostalgia
12/2/2009For BeautyBlank versefaithgod,brother,brother,
11/16/2009My OrionBlank verseloveme,time,me,time,
10/27/2009Heroines and Heroes (In Honor Park Center Outreach)Blank versededicationworld,
10/21/2009That Tears Would Soon to FollowBlank versenostalgiame,light,light,m
9/28/2009This is Graduate School!!Blank versesatire
5/8/2009My JoyBlank versefamilyday,me,time,
4/23/2009In the Space of a DayBlank verseinspirationalspace,
4/15/2009The Other SideBlank versebrothertime,sun,time,
4/15/2009We Walk AloneBlank versefaithme,people,time,voice
4/3/2009TranslationBlank verselove
2/19/2009If I had the wordsDramatic monologuesadhope,may,
1/31/2009My Office RevisitedEnclosed Rhymefunnyday,
1/29/2009Prayer for the Sacred GaiaFree versefaithfaith,miracle,thank
12/10/2008An Ode To Seven ProphetsBlank versebrother
11/15/2008dis poem, in honor of unstable poetsElegydedicationwar,war,
11/15/2008When?Free versefaithchild,
11/15/2008All things consideredFree verseallegorywoman,life,sun,
11/4/2008Straight Up Star WarsFree verseblack-african amerstar,me
10/27/2008Two ForcesFree versehistory
10/16/2008The Clouds of Autumn SunshineBlank versesadautumn,autumn,
10/13/2008EmbodiedBlank verseblack-african amerbeautif
10/8/2008Perhaps I need an AudienceBlank versedepressiongod,god,
9/28/2008We RageBlank verseinspirationalworld,lost,l
9/24/2008What is the sound of zion?Free versechildhoodsound,me,sound,
9/23/2008This BodyI do not know?black-african amerme,loss
9/21/2008PassingFree versefaith
9/20/2008Wake UpBlank versepolitical
8/19/2008Ah What a RestI do not know?health
6/28/2008Invisible AngelsBlank versesympathy
6/28/2008Chasin LightingBlank versevisionarylanguage,faith,l
3/27/2008I saw a man limpingFree verseinspirational,
3/23/2008My Symbol and My SaviorFree verseblack african american,lo
3/8/2008The Shadows of VictoryBalladvisionary,pride,
3/3/2008Cry the Beloved CountryBalladblack african american,da
2/26/2008Ya Never KnowBlank versewar,god,god,
2/25/2008One by OneRhymelove,
2/3/2008BethelBlank versefaith,world,
2/3/2008Machel the ArchangelBalladpassion,recovery from...,
2/3/2008Tim and WyclefBalladblack african american,
1/2/2008Two TitansBalladurban,me,me,
1/2/2008I Got RollsBalladurban,wife,
1/1/2008The Lucas Seven Hip Hop RemixBalladurban,school,world,school
1/1/2008Ode to two poets and the poetry soup prophets hip hop remixBalladurban,
12/31/2007We are One Hip Hop Remix in Honor of Vince and MaryBlank verseurban,jesus,me,
12/9/2007Phantom RisingBlank verseinspirational,body,moon,
12/8/2007Dear SatanBlank verseangst,sad,god,me,time,god
12/7/2007The Sound of ChristmasBlank verseseasons,christmas,sister,
12/6/2007I am a hero of oldBalladehealth,hope,imagination,l
12/5/2007I am going to sit here - Letter to a strong black manBlank verseblack african american,br
12/2/2007Rain down of meBlank verseinspirational,sun,
12/2/2007How is it Possible?Balladinspirational,son,god,bea
12/1/2007The Sound of FireBlank verseimagination,
12/1/2007Moses' FireBlank verseimagination,god,fire,fire
12/1/2007Fat in the Land of PlentyBlank verseangst,black african ameri
11/29/2007The TruthCoupletphilosophy,truth,
11/26/2007Women in DarknessBlank verseblack african american,de
11/25/2007If by Woodrow LucasBalladeuplifting,god,god,love,ra
11/14/2007Mangled MindsAlliterationloss,
11/12/2007Why I must be a business scholarBlank versebusiness,people,business,
11/11/2007WHENBlank verseinspirational,self,love,m
10/3/2007I am that I amBalladinspirational,me,world,ro
9/6/2007RevivalBlank verseuplifting,
9/4/2007ReckoningBlank verseinspirational,uplifting,h
9/4/2007Beauty in MadnessBlank verseintrospection,
8/14/2007Ninety-One CamryCoupletparody,political,
8/12/2007I RememberBlank verseconfusion,death,faith,me,
8/12/2007My OfficeBurlesquefunny,
8/12/2007CelebrationBalladblack african american,de

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