‘The Doubtful Warrior’

I've recently been hanging around in the book of Judges. More specifically around the story of Gideon. When I read his story, sometimes I have a laugh at Gideon's candour when the angel of the Lord appears to him. Bear in mind that this story is part of the old testament. The time of tabernacles and…

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‘Find Your Joy’

It may seem ridiculous that dream on the shelf, Down with those doubts and believe in yourself, Take a look in the mirror see the real you this time, A perfect creation of an artist divine, If its important to you its important to him, So without hesitation take the time to begin, Understand there's…

‘Renewal by Fire’

Comfort zones challenged, gentle persuasion becomes an enthusiastic shove as faith bubbles vigorously under questioning doubt and quiet expectation... Dross keeps coming to the surface, aches of the past; dark, murky, clumps of muck swirling, afloat upon a red fiery bed, overpowered, all impurities retreat chasing fears along the way hurrying upwards towards the surface,…

“Time Delay”

"Oh no no no no no no, this simply won't do! We're done for!" Mr Joyner paced nervously up and down the passenger train car, his hands on his forehead. "Sit down Aaron!" barked Mr Atwood sternly. "You're being a nuisance. We're moving and that's what matters. Calm down." Mr Joyner returned to his seat.…

‘Curvature of Hope’

I analyse the curvature of hope Linear it is not, no, Fickel, sometimes fleeting, A hummingbird hanging free Chasing the next flower The next burst of colour Upon which to suckle, Gorging on the nectar of the moment, Sweetness is but a flicker, A short burst in the now Leaving you asking when, When will…

‘Starry Eyed’

Through ambitions and steps outside, hopes rekindled and heart untied, dreaming big and starry eyed, looking up but petrified, fear comes calling cocky - snide, in a loud voice courage replied, get lost fear I'll kick your hide. © Copyright 2018 - Ricardo Amaral (All Rights Reserved) Image by Mindaugas Vitkus

‘Numb’

What of the hands that fall numb to touch, or a heart that longs to love - but really can't, What of the loneliness dark, and cold, What of the smile, that hides the pain, What of the heart that wouldn't speak that despite what you think, it feels this way, What of the days,…

‘Daydream of You’

Daydreams of you In this boring space Trapped in a farce, Forcing interest through fake faces, Waiting, hearing but not listening, as this daydream  hits - mute - upon wasteful nonsense, corporate jibber jabber meaning precious little, as I daydream of you. © Copyright 2018 - Ricardo Amaral (All Rights Reserved) Image by Bethany Legg

“Crash and Burn”

He woke her up before twilight, crashed against her window glass, on the fifteenth floor above her town, while ailing from some terrible pain, Shaking still from shock and fright she stepped up and looked upon him, lying there on the balcony floor a fallen hero in red cape and boots, So she opened up…

‘Not For Sale’

On the run from tyrannous ways, once a father now in trade, selling a daughter to a groom chosen, seeking money and riches golden, with no thought for her broken heart, he caused his daughter to depart, with guests a-waiting at the temple, she escaped on a ship in the Bay of Bengal. © Copyright…