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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,


The Pool - A Fourth of July Reflection

Blog Posted:7/4/2011 2:54:00 PM
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  1. Date: 7/5/2011 6:48:00 AM
    An honorable sacrifice woody. May each of us find our special place in the sunlight of God's one Spirit. Agape, Moses

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  1. Date: 7/5/2011 3:13:00 AM
    I don't mean we should condemn anyone..sorry about saying that..I feel that is who Jesus wants us to help..

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  1. Date: 7/5/2011 3:11:00 AM
    I read your blog and feel as you do.I do not celebrate 4th of July..We buried my brother who was killed in 1970,3 months after coming from Nam.I was at a church function and an elder man with a beer come and ask for food..We had plenty but he was told :sinner be on your way"..I am a firm believer that we need to walk in others shoes before we condemn..Loved what you had to say.God bless you,Woody.

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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
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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
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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
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The Cigarette Temple Incident
Date Posted: 4/13/2011 5:32:00 AM

My 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

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