Archive for ‘Angela.U.R.’

September 23, 2017

The Hard Way

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Another school year has begun. It follows days and weeks of fun,
But not for me.

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September 19, 2017

God So Loved

by Angela Umphers Rueger

The guilt of all
was paid in full

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September 18, 2017

Se agapo (Σε αγαπώ)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Se agapó, my dear one—I love you, my friend.
From alpha to omega, beginning to end.

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September 12, 2017

New Semester

by Angela Umphers Rueger

The campus is alive again!
Once empty halls are bare no more
As students come from far and near—

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September 11, 2017

Preaching on the Street Corner

by Angela Umphers Rueger

You passersby, please stop and stand and hear
About a Man who came to earth and bled,
Whose purpose was to drive away death’s fear.

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September 9, 2017

Moon

by Angela Umphers Rueger

I love my Lord with a love that is not my own.
I am but the moon, and His love my radiance.

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September 8, 2017

Hypocritical Oath

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Not just anyone can kill a baby;
It takes a degree to commit that crime.
The doctor’s conscience will hurt him—maybe,
But the guy on the street will do some time.

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September 5, 2017

Profitable

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I ran away, but then I found
That God would set me free.

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September 4, 2017

The Oak

by Angela Umphers Rueger

From the Cornerstone on which the foundation’s laid
For the church of Christ Jesus, by blood bought and paid,

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September 3, 2017

The Seed

by Angela Umphers Rueger

From the Rock in the desert that quenched Israel’s thirst
To the manna God forty years kindly dispersed,

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September 1, 2017

TERPOGIJC

by Angela Umphers Rueger

a reverse acrostic poem

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August 31, 2017

My Favorite Book

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Of all the books I love to read,
There’s one I especially favor.

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August 29, 2017

What God Has Done

by Angela Umphers Rueger

If it were up to me,
My life would be a shame—

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August 28, 2017

Lord, I Need You

by Angela Umphers Rueger

I’ve failed again. Lord, please forgive.
I’m dying, yet I want to live.

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August 25, 2017

Break My Heart, Dear Lord

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Break my heart, dear Lord, for that which Your heart breaks.
Help me comprehend the gravity of sin,

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August 22, 2017

Transformation (diamante)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Rebellion
proud, ugly

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August 19, 2017

The Shepherd

by Angela Umphers Rueger

The loving Shepherd walked among the sheep;
By name each one He called.

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August 17, 2017

Look and Live

by Angela Umphers Rueger

The blundering fools, why must they murmur so?
But I was one of them, and yes, I know

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August 11, 2017

Perfect Practice (senryu)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Crave repetition
Do it right or start again
Mastery beckons

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August 1, 2017

We Walk by Faith

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Mini Monoverse

Found sin’s cure,
Heart’s made pure,

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July 31, 2017

Morning Meditation

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Wind whips indiscriminately

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July 30, 2017

Fullness of Joy

by Angela Umphers Rueger

A stream flows freely from my heart;
It cannot be stopped—
Laughing, trickling, gurgling, bubbling,
Over weed and rock.

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July 28, 2017

Sunset (haiku)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

The sun lazily
Sinks under the horizon
On a summer eve

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July 26, 2017

Mountains Majesty

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Mini Monoverse

Stand and gaze
Mountain haze

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July 26, 2017

The Heart’s Defense

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Prudence serves as informant

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July 24, 2017

Rebuking the Storm

by Angela Umphers Rueger

This mother’s heart has been pierced.
“A soft answer turns away wrath.”
The rebuke sits heavily on my ears.

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July 22, 2017

Villanelle of Christ

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Great Redeemer is His name
Walked on earth so long ago
Age to age He’s still the same

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July 20, 2017

Poison Ivy

by Angela Umphers Rueger

—Don’t
—Don’t scratch!
It’ll spread. —No, it won’t.

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