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The Suffering Christian (A Collection)
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TITLE (EDIT)
The Suffering Christian (A Collection)
DESCRIPTION
These are my very first Blank Verse poems, Heroic Couplets, and a Stanza in Heterometric form. The Blank Verse poem possesses some rhyme, and is about being Christian and a selfish sufferer (wanting Christ to return to end your suffering before you have even really helped anyone). The Heroic Couplet is about the Christian struggle with the flesh and how that develops in the life of a believer. The Heterometric Stanza is written about a Christian (in this case me) who is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and what that is like. All these poems are introspective. I hope that anyone out there finds my work at the least worthy. God bless all.



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TITLE KEYWORD
Spiritual
AUTHOR
Michael Harris
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
African American male. Accepted Christ as savior as I have been born again since August 1st of 2002. I have been writing on and off for about 10 years though I'm pretty determined to keep at it this time.
[August 2012]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
[email protected]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (24)
Alone With My Sin (A Collection) (Poetry) This is a collection of poems wherein I express the stinging loneliness that sin has caused in my life as a Christian and the fallout of those transgressions. There is also a long poem expressing what... [2,477 words] [Spiritual]
Attack From The Beyond (Short Stories) A guardian race recruits human beings in the defense of the Earth in the face of the Aelkighted. The fourth tale in what I'm calling "The Adrian and Lucalan Saga." The first story is called "The Riv... [11,647 words] [Science Fiction]
Chronicles Of Zefaria: The Plight Of The Free Peoples (Novels) These are dark times for the people of Zefaria. Lord Osmadaan's provinces are causing havoc throughout the land. Tonomoli Foster embarks on a quest to attract help from some of the bigger countries ... [33,846 words] [Fantasy]
Chronicles Of Zefaria: The Realm Of The Ancients (Novels) Here follows the first four chapters of the continuation of my Chronicles of Zefaria series with a bit of chapter five thrown in for good measure. This installment of the series follows the exploits ... [8,455 words] [Fantasy]
Evil's Fingers (Short Stories) After a young boy by the name of Timmy Hutchinson falls into a pit and is rescued, circumstances arise in Blackberry Village that none are prepared for. Read and you will not be disappointed. [7,440 words] [Fantasy]
Here And Thereafter (Novels) A young, dirt poor African American couple struggle to make ends meet. The husband places all of his beliefs in his unfinished fantasy novel, while the wife struggles with the everyday realities of t... [12,076 words] [Drama]
Journey To The Planet Merridion (Short Stories) This is my third tale in what I'm calling "The Adrian and Lucalan Saga," unless someone can come up with something better. It follows the short stories "The Rivals" and its sequel, "The Arrivals." ... [8,445 words] [Science Fiction]
Octavia's Obsession (Short Stories) This story is about... Octavia's obsession... [2,237 words] [Drama]
Star Saga (Screenplays) The year is 2120 and colonization of space is well underway. Thanks to the unlocking of the human genome during the 21st Century, humanity is experiencing a time like no other. No intelligent life h... [11,766 words] [Science Fiction]
Star Saga: A Clash Of Empires (Screenplays) Sequel to my sci fi scipt "Star Saga: Swarm of the Bulgata," which came after the script "Star Saga." Two months have passed since the conflict on the colony of Dorridion ended, and now the Earth Emp... [22,716 words] [Science Fiction]
Star Saga: Swarm Of The Bulgata (Screenplays) Sequel to my sci fi script "Star Saga." The Bulgata have been beaten back on the alien planet of Unisee, and the Earth Empire watches over the people. However, a new conflict soon surfaces on the co... [17,954 words] [Science Fiction]
Tales Of The Horror Inducing Kind (Short Stories) Three short stories documented by a horror enthusiast whose attempting to collect supposedly true stories, and told from the perspective of those who saw them. "The Centipedes" - A story about a man'... [12,838 words] [Horror]
The Arrivals (Short Stories) **********WARNING*********** Do not read further without first reading my short story, The Rivals, unless you want to be spoiled**************Adrian Belfast is suffering through events that took place... [10,381 words] [Science Fiction]
The Caged Introvert (Short Stories) A shy, unattached man's journey for love... [3,644 words] [Drama]
The Deluded Youth (Short Stories) A boy and his dreams... [3,699 words] [Drama]
The Exploits Of Tal'on Kepp (Short Stories) This is a short story set in my Chronicles of Zefaria series. I hope that all enjoy. [2,542 words] [Fantasy]
The House That Bernard Wellingsworth Built (Short Stories) Eli Wellingsworth travels from upstate New York to Manchester, England, to take control of the estate of his deceased and demented uncle, but he could hardly be expected to be prepared for what he is ... [5,645 words] [Horror]
The Man Who Walked Unseen (Short Stories) An account in the exploits of the life of the unseen... [1,457 words] [Horror]
The Menace Of That Most Demented Order (Short Stories) Eli Wellingsworth finally comes face to face with the horror perpetrated by his demented Uncle Bernard. The third tale in a series that I am calling "The Perils of Eli Wellingsworth." The first one ... [12,529 words] [Horror]
The Path That Eli Wellingsworth Took (Short Stories) Sequel to my short story, "The House That Bernard Wellingsworth Built." Eli Wellingsworth travels from Manchester, England, to New York after resigning defeat in garnering the attention of anyone who... [9,402 words] [Horror]
The Rivals (Short Stories) Adrian Belfast, a young and aspiring author, chances upon the works of one Lucas Slaughter, a person whom he considers his rival. Sequel forthcoming. [5,415 words] [Humor]
The Struggle Within: Sestina Number One (Poetry) A sestina is a poem where you interchange six words at the end of each line in six stanzas. This is my first. [258 words] [Horror]
War Of The Writers (Short Stories) This is my first fantasy themed short story. I welcome any and all comments. Thanks in advance! [1,955 words] [Fantasy]
We Storymaniacs Should Be The Best (Essays) An essay dealing with why I believe many of us Internet writers will one day be a cut above the rest, and what it will take to get there. [1,101 words] [Motivational]
The Suffering Christian (A Collection)
Michael Harris

 
A Poem for the Schizophrenic: Heterometric Stanza #1


Shattered prism sees the world through slanted angles;
A kaleidoscope of viewpoints, sent to distress:
Suffocating you without surcease, all strangles
And tangles giving rise to feeblemindedness.

Relations under strain; solitary struggle
To meet and greet, form and fasten cordiality;
A love not lost but never found, crosses to juggle
In social spheres; possessed with psyches of fragility.

They accost and aggravate with words of fear,
An awareness of the past appears awarded;
Sifting through old wounds, strength is needed to persevere;
Endure until the end and you will be rewarded.

Seducing speakers seize the mind as their own,
Sent to supremely unsettle, shake, and distemper;
It is the Lord Jesus Christ they wish you to disown,
Allow God to ignite your heart with an ember.

Lurching along as if you are in the Twilight Zone,
Conditioned by a monster capable of chaotic mess;
Seek God and his Grace; Heíll never leave you alone;
Giving whatís needed, sustainment and paths to egress.


The Christian Struggle with the Flesh: Heroic Couplet #1

It happens to even the best of them,
An aspect of a three-fold stratagem,
A shadowed you seeking to sway your soul
Back into hellís embrace and Impís payroll.
The Flesh lusts against the Spiritual side,
It will not rest until Christ is denied.
It joys in things that impact adversely,
Wrestling until you backslid inversely.
Wanting to wallow in sin, waiving chaste
Honesty; flee from these with godly haste!
A life-long struggle sits smack before us,
Fleshly charms are sly and insidious.
Walk in the Light granted to you by God,
Think it not strange when prodded; nay, nor odd.
The Flesh declares, ďAnything but Jesus!
Say no to Christ and be one blasphemous!Ē
To die daily, crucify the Old Man,
Being a facet of this race weíve ran.
So Serve Christ, fret not about phantasms;
Christís will embrace you bridging all chasms.


Don't Be a Selfish Sufferer: Blank Verse #1

Christian Chaos surround, tempests abound,
Life now and again takes an unsure turn.
Faith maintained; blooming seems slow in stemming.
Shadowed age portends an end to it all.
Christ to return, trumpet to sound, being on
Earth will be over with an angel call.
Long indeed for heavenís embrace though all
The while seek His face so that those around
May learn of Godís Grace, and be drawn to the
Savior of the human race; endure worthily for Christ.
Open the Book that God sent down, dust off
Your Bibles; reacquaint yourself with His Word.
Adversity will be availed to abet others.
Terrible trials and tribulations
Always work together for good to them
That love God, to the called according to
His purpose. Let patience have her perfect work
In you. Fret not about Satanic attacks,
Seducing spirits, and spells of fear. The
Enemy can only do what God allows.
Consider those around who are spellbound
In sin and know not that they are hell bound;
Let God translate your nightmare into a
Gracious story and redemptive work;
Use the gifts that God has granted you with.
If not you, then who? You may be burdened
Down, perpetually being denounced by the
Devil; always on the defensive
And know nothing but defeat; donít let that
Be a discouragement. Let God reinforce
You by the Sustainerís power and run
The race that is set before you with patience.
Be not a selfish sufferer; serve well
For the sake of Christ and in the end
Your weights will be translated into an
Endless weight of glory; endure for Christ.

      

 

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