Three Little Pigs vs. GodzillaOnce upon a time there were three little pigs venturing out on their own. The first little pig decided that he needed a shelter to live in, so he built a little hut out of straw. Some time later, Godzilla ventured into that part of the village and came across the straw hut. He asked the little pig to come out and the little pig said, "Not a chance, buddy". So, Godzilla huffed and puffed and blew fire and burned the straw hut to the ground and enjoyed roast pork for breakfast.Three Little Pigs vs. Godzilla by melodiousglenndog
The second little pig decided that he needed a place to live, so he built a log cabin. Some time later, Godzilla ventured into that part of the village and came across the log cabin. He asked the little pig to come out and the little pig said, "Not a chance, buddy". So, Godzilla huffed and puffed and blew fire and burned the log cabin to the ground and enjoyed smoked ham for lunch.
While Godzilla was busy devouring the first two little pigs, the third little pig decided to build a brick house. Some time later, God
In Loving MemoryWithin the aphotic recesses of my heartIn Loving Memory by melodiousglenndog
Exists a place left torn apart
A hole my friend did occupy
My dearest friend too young to die
His memories float through my mind
But, memories are all I find
He is gone and I bereft
An empty space is all that's left
He is better off today
His pain and suffering gone away
Cancer can exact its toll
But, cancer can not take a soul
I wonder what he'd have to say
To hear me carry on this way
Yet, he is gone and I remain
With wounded heart and much disdain.
I Think a Gnome Lives in My FridgeBeyond the fridge door is a magical roomI Think a Gnome Lives in My Fridge by melodiousglenndog
With the door closed - cold, dark, gloom
When one opens the door on turns a light
To brighten up the darkest night.
The light makes visible food and drink
Some of it is still good, "I think?"
"How does the light come on?", you say
I think I might have discovered one day.
I think there was a little gnome
Which ran a little too slow back to his home
I seen him trip on the butter dish
And duck behind three day old fish.
When I looked again he was not there
He could not just have disappeared
Did he hide behind the chicken legs?
Or climb into the carton of eggs?
Where does he go when you open the door?
He turns on the light and is seen no more
Does he jump into a bowl of peas?
Or hide behind some moldy cheese?
You must think I am quite mad
But, I have seen the tiny lad
Unless I was not quite awake
And dreamed him up for goodness sake.
One day I'll find this tiny gnome
And you'll think twice about this poem
But, one more thing before I go
Why are ther
Trapped?I wonder if its clear to seeTrapped? by melodiousglenndog
That I am trapped in masonry.
These powerful wings did once fly free
Before these walls did capture me.
There are forces here not understood
As evil tries to conquer good.
This wall of stone that holds me still
Has taxed my strength, but not my will.
Even in the hands of death
I strive to take just one more breath.
In that breath new strength it brings
To badly bruised and battered wings.
I know now what I must do
This prison wall I WILL break through.
Once again these wings will fly
Unfettered through the open sky.
The Itsy Bitsy KillerThe itsy bitsy spider lived on Carver Lane,
Nobody knew of the children he'd slain.
Out of the darkness, with charming wit he came,
Lying through his fangs, we never knew his name.
The itsy bitsy spider lived across the street,
Luring children in with a promise of a treat.
Out came the knife and little Katie's gone,
The itsy bitsy spider is preying on your spawn.
The itsy bitsy spider is waiting after school,
You better warn your little ones that people can be cruel.
Out comes his web and innocents are caught,
Nobody knows what caused his mind to rot.
The itsy bitsy spider is someone you know,
Maybe it's a teacher, putting on a show.
Be careful with your children, know where they are,
The itsy bitsy spider is never very far.
The Inner DarknessYour wretched heart stabs the flesh,
Bleeding out, drowning in sin,
Mere mortal's gaze,
Wrapped in haze,
Unseen, you hide in dreams of rage.
Your hunger devours,
Lusting with dark desires,
A feeding frenzy of unconsciousness,
Never quenching the burning fires.
Abandoned, forgotten in time,
Forever clawing at these eternal rotting walls,
Left alone to die in this deserted hole,
Surviving only within
The heartless soul of this living drone.
I've been thinking a lot based on current events just where I fall on issues such as homosexuality, abortion, or even Christianity. Phil Robertson recently was very outspoken about what the Bible had to say about homosexuality. Many Christians have rallied behind him, because of his bold assertions and standing up for what he believed in. After all, did he not just take the biblical approach and use his freedom of speech to take a stand on something that is clearly immoral? But, he did not stop there. He went on to say that he did not even understand why gay men would be interested in the anus when their is a vagina...after all "there is more there." Again, just sharing his opinions, albeit a bit crass. However, this is where he showed a lack of understanding and hence a lack of empathy and compassion for homosexuals. First, he alienated half of the race by only referring to gay men. Second, he pointed out that he clearly lacked an understanding of why people would be gay, in the first place.
Which begs the question, did he really take the biblical approach in his ramblings at all? Christians, especially in recent times have struggled to somehow regain some sort of moral ground or footing in a world that they see becoming increasingly sinful and immoral. But, oft times in doing so, they have almost placed themselves up on some sort of imaginary pillar of moral SUPERIORITY. This has a two-pronged effect. It alienates them nearly completely from the world around them...and it makes them come across as judgmental buttheads. When I look to the Scriptures, I don't see Paul in any of his ramblings about homosexuality somehow singling them out or showing any kind of lack of understanding about gay people. In fact, at one point he mentions it right next to lying as a reason none of us are worthy of escaping Hell fire, except for the grace of God. So, did Phil Robertson take a biblical approach in his ramblings? I think not. When confronted with the issue, he should have said that we are all sinners in need of a Savior of which I might be the worst of all. That would have put the attention back on Phil Robertson by humbling himself instead of elevating himself to some sort of moral high ground, as if he was somehow better than his gay fellow men. It also would have deflated the interviewer...or took the interview in a different direction to focus on why Phil Robertson sees himself as a sinner saved by grace. What an opportunity would that have been to share his own personal experiences of how he found God in his life. Instead, we know what really went on to happen.
This opens up the bigger or biggest can of worms about how all of Christendom handles hot topics like homosexuality, violent crimes, racism, and/ or abortion. I think a disturbing trend is that Christians have begun to take the same approach as Phil Robertson. They have oft times forgotten where they were and where they have come from. A great many Christians have become so comfortable in their salvation that they forget that they themselves are sinners saved by grace. In their struggle to face a world that seems to be becoming more separated from them...as they continually try to separate or elevate themselves from it...they have in their own minds become morally superior. This way it makes it easier to justify seeing others in need of a Savior as morally inferior. They can create labels for these people...(gay people, race haters, murderers, liberals, poor and lazy, etc.)...instead of just seeing them as hurting people in need of Christ's love. This in turn creates a complete lack of empathy, understanding and compassion for anyone that they deem as not like them or beneath them. This is not in any way the biblical approach. This is not in any way Christ's approach.
Perhaps it is far past time that Christians stand up for what they believe in. Which is that all people are hurting, alone and in need of God's love. It is time to once again see people as people in need of compassion, grace and love. It is time to see sin as sin and realize that we ourselves are the biggest offenders of all. We are not somehow better or superior because we don't struggle in a certain type of sin...but rather God's grace has managed to safeguard us from that pitfall. When we look at ourselves from a biblical perspective...only then can we reach people where they are and truly see them as God sees them and truly impact the world around us in a positive way.