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Spiritual Poems

Poems about spirituality inspire and touch the heart. Few things motivate people more than faith, hope, prayer, and God. The Latin word for spirit means to breathe, and these spiritual poems breathe life into the soul of their readers. While true spirituality is difficult to define, many define it as the quality of being connected to something bigger than ourselves as opposed to material or physical things. That is what these poetic writings convey.

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Premium Member Sister Howling Wolf and her Turtle Totem
Sister Howling Wolf was having another totem dream, tossing in her sleep.
Her most powerful totem, Turtle, was determined to get her attention again.
Stick to your true path! Turtle lulled into her thoughts, telepathy quite deep.
Ancient primal wisdom came from Turtle,...Read More
Categories: spiritual, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th
Form: Rhyme

When Darkness Died
I was asleep 
when darkness died
Radiant joy lit up my fertile dreams,
the famine tears 
all were purity dried

My corona eyes opened wide
within the quiet void
of slumber death similitude

I saw the stellar light of truth
kill that withering abyss of flowering lies
rooted...Read More
Categories: death, inspirational, life, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
The Preacher with Steel Hands, Part IV
...Ray had pushed himself to become a kind man,
so he agreed to a few quick questions,
but the reported treated the sit-down
almost as if it were an intervention,
said,”People know you feel your guilt is earned,
but the world is asking, when will...Read More
Categories: change, forgiveness, meaningful, pain, people, spiritual, sports,
Form: Narrative
The Preacher with Steel Hands, Part III
...The media was stunned by this action,
and even more so when he retired,
he said he could not hit a man again
after what he had just seen transpire,
that making money of televised strife
couldn’t justify the taking of life.

Most figured this just...Read More
Categories: change, forgiveness, meaningful, pain, people, spiritual, sports,
Form: Narrative
The Preacher with Steel Hands, Part II
...Steel Hands leapt to the ropes to celebrate,
what a dramatic comeback victory!
cried out his joy while pumping his fists,
right there for the whole audience to see,
but his joy vanished hen he turned on back,
McGill still lay there, by tremors was...Read More
Categories: change, forgiveness, meaningful, pain, people, spiritual, sports,
Form: Narrative

The Preacher with Steel Hands, Part I
Ray Richardson was known as a fighter,
and a big hit amongst the boxing fans,
though few of them ever called him by name,
his sobriquet in the ring was ‘Steel Hands,’
like Forman, Wilder, he had power,
his fights rarely lasted a quarter hour.

Now...Read More
Categories: change, forgiveness, meaningful, pain, people, spiritual, sports,
Form: Narrative
B l i s s f u l

...such I exude as teacher, social worker, church writer-editor, surrogate Mom 

while rejoicing* to love God, conduct Bible studies, and indite poems

believing that faith, compassion, and humility please my Saviour

manifested through gratefulness, concern,...Read More
Categories: blessing, character, christian, faith, god, jesus, spiritual,
Form: Bio
White Goddess
White Goddess
by Michael R. Burch

White in the shadows
I see your face,
unbidden. Go, tell

Love it is commonplace;
tell Regret it is not so rare.

Our love is not here
though you smile,
full of sedulous grace.

Lost in darkness, I fear
the past is our resting place.

Published...Read More
Categories: dark, god, grave, love, spiritual, surreal, women,
Form: Lyric
'neath azure blue sky
For a while each day I drift away
To a place inside my head
The sun shines down on a sea so blue
My darling I am there with you
And as we stroll along the sand
Lovers forever hand in hand
You and I ‘neath...Read More
Categories: romantic love, soulmate, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
Today Is The Day The Lord Has Made
This Is The Day The Lord Has Made!
Today is the day the Lord
 has made!
The “road to happiness” 
has been made.

Only Jesus can bring true
He is our savior and 

Let’s bring glory and honor
 to the king.
Let’s make...Read More
Categories: appreciation, celebration, encouraging, faith, hope, jesus, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme

Jesus The Great Riser
A lot of us are not great risers
many a morning we hate that alarm
wish we could throw it out the window
but there was one with a mighty arm

Think on Jesus living 2000 years ago
imagine you're a disciple following Him there
then...Read More
Categories: christian, jesus, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Woman: WaterBearer
this multicultural shift from monotheistic "feminist"
to compassionate "womanist".

Not an either-or, competitive shift,
typically left-brain dominant;
But a more complementary
dipolar contrast
between ecological feminists
and theologically polypathic womanists,
reconnecting secular-sacred iconography
for MotherEarth's healthiest resilience.

struggling against egopatriarchal grand-staged history
of violence
capital-driven colonization,
rabid predation,
viral rabidity.

But, a womanist herstoric view
more...Read More
Categories: spiritual, caregiving, health, integrity, wisdom, woman,
Form: Political Verse
What matters most to me now
midst enhanced community quarantine?
Let me express them 
in my ABC way:

Assurance of God’s love* always abounding

Bliss with Christ’s peace-filled benefits

Compassion to extend, along care and concern

Drive toward hopeful tomorrows’ dreams

Expectations for prayers earnestly expressed

Faith fervently...Read More
Categories: blessing, christian, faith, god, jesus, spiritual, thanksgiving,
Form: ABC
Premium Member Parading into Purgatory
Parading openly into purgatory
    singing Irish folk songs
      smoking cigarettes, not joints
              one vaping

Appreciating our comradeship
   ...Read More
Categories: spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member They Visit Me Still
Train whistle
I think of Dad. He loved them so
Coyote comes to visit almost to my front porch
That’s Daddy too

Smell of smoke.
My father-in-law Dwight is here.
Cupboards slamming now
With no person in the kitchen, my mother-in-law, Helen.

I await my mother’s presence
Wondering how...Read More
Categories: spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Various Heresies
If God
is good
half the Bible
is libel.

Willy Nilly
Michael R. Burch

Isn’t it silly, Willy Nilly?
You made the stallion,
you made the filly
and now they sleep
in the dark earth, stilly.
Isn’t it silly, Willy Nilly?

Isn’t it silly, Willy Nilly?
You forced them to run
all their days...Read More
Categories: atheist, christian, faith, god, heaven, religion, spiritual,
Form: Verse
Premium Member I Live
As I walk through this life in history,
I live.
You may not like my lifestyle,
Still, I live.
You look at me with a beam in your eyes,
Trying to take a straw out of mines,
My straw is a single dried stalk of gain,
...Read More
Categories: africa, beautiful, birth, christian, confidence, endurance, spiritual,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Ronin

Forty-seven men
hereditary nobles
military samurais
serving their master
who was betrayed and killed by
another lord, ronin's they
turned masterless schemed
samurais three years 
spun thieves, mercenaries, and
madmen delight all
the challenges that are faced
the adrenaline that is
peaked did kill their lord
master betrayer and their
met deed all...Read More
Categories: character, muse, spiritual,
Form: Choka
God is God and God Alone
Eternity belongs to God
it's all His own habitation
no distance beyond His reach
He alone brings transformation

Man seeks to bring God down
to be at His level for all
not willing to give God His place
such is man's folly bringing his fall

To call God...Read More
Categories: god, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
Beseeching for genuine peace midst life's race 
miserably breathing out despair sigh
afflicted by iniquity-virus...
oh, my heart longed for serene pardon's grace*

With lurking skepticism of pride trace
my mind wrestled against sure unbelief
instilling confusion and doubt-filled angst...
oh, my soul sought to lean...Read More
Categories: blessing, christian, faith, god, jesus, spiritual, true
Form: Rhyme
Give Up
“Say uncle! Give up!” my older brother said
As he wrestled me to the floor.
No, keep at it until I got him down,
but soon Mom was at the door.

“You two at it again?” she pled
Oh, but I wanted to hold a...Read More
Categories: inspirational, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Opallios


blood opal
fire shines
turning within

I Am

life found 
within the solitude
of a bad dream
a heart stone burning


shot with 
amorphous lines
milky blue veined
jet ink ripped

words forgotten
in a lost brain
buried in hands 
now writing 

new Sanskrit

something calls
precious, shining,
in the turn of darkness
from the...Read More
Categories: dark, humanity, i am, light, solitude, spiritual,
Form: Free verse

I am free
I am released 
From his energy 
Thank you God for not leaving me

Instead of thinking
About what  he did  to me
I’m thinking how blessed I am
To be free
From his energy 
I feel better
I’m thinking clearly 

I respect...Read More
Categories: encouraging, faith, feelings, for him, march, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
Temples of Kemet
 In these desert lands,
there are these ancient sites.
I've come to meet with the powerful ones.
the ones who will guide me.

 In this antique city,
where the granite pillars stand.
walls are carved with age-old stories,
remnants of color are still preserved.
Where I...Read More
Categories: africa, devotion, history, love, prayer, spiritual, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Trilogy Of Light
 All roads lead to the heart of the warrior...

 I am the oneness that connects with all living beings
 I am of the lion, the lion of prophecy,
 deep in my belly it's the courage that reigns
 deep in...Read More
Categories: spiritual, inspiration, motivation, truth,
Form: Rhyme

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