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Jade

Jade – A short book of poetry

Seven stars
for seven angry skies
and their tears fill the void
and their rain falls on the morning
to heal the world
to finish its dreams.

Through it all
we grow stronger every day
till we see with a mind and clarity
far greater than our own
faith is ever tested
belonging to eternity
and not to this time.

 

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I choose above all else,
above all other noble things,
to find serenity and solace,
in the facets of how you change my very day,
when that day finds me beset to speak with you.

i promise i create only with the hope desperate, to begin your day with a beautiful thought;
a token of how you touch my depths of feeling,
as often my beautiful thought is only of your grace.
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You have and will inspire all the days of my life.
Beyond the physical you, the dream that I was never alone.
Ours is the exquisite art,
the gentle first driven snow,
that lays silent all the tremors of the world.

My heart is at peace,
given life within your presence
while time is our enemy no more.
It is the growing miracle
that God has granted hope
with each coming dawn.
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You have become my first breath in the barren morning, my final tear to fall with the moon’s light;

Let others speak of us and learn of the extraordinary transcendence of self sacrifice, knowing with certainty that a greater love in the universe does breathe and exist;

Alone, I speak to you in my mind with a dream that you hear me with your heart and understand the truth of my existence, that I was made to watch over you always;

One soul set across two forms, in places separate, exacted in the same time, held in the infinity of space and circumstance.
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Where I am wisdom, passion and energy;
You are strength, compassion and patience.

In natural and effortless compliment; one to another.

Where my wisdom draws to an end, your strength becomes my own;

Where my passion makes me foolish and sends me reckless, your compassion makes a better way;

When my energies do not suffice and fail to move me further, your patience is my teacher and my home from the surrounding storm.

In natural and effortless compliment; one to another, long apart or very near, you are the better part of me in so many ways I never had imagined real.

while others are trying in earnest to question, through proof or disproof, the existence of God; we being convinced of his existence can only question what he wants from us; when the answer to both questions is so simple any child can understand…love. who can debate the existence of love, since it is all around us, everywhere; and who can question its motivations, it simply exists whether we choose of our own free will to experience it or not.

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If religion is the milk of God for the masses, science is His fire and I read each day by the candlelight of that flame of inspiration. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

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All war is based on deception. – Sun Tzu
Every endeavor of humanity is warfare cleverly veiled. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

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Change occurs at the edges and works its way inward. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

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If you do not both love and fear a thing, you can not truly respect it. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

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Great warriors are never lovers of war, they are lovers of the victory of peace. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

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i am more God than man and less God than God and for this i suffer endlessly in fear and turmoil as to my fate and future. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

In all things and in all ways it is better to fight and win a battle before anyone has come to realize that you even have declared war – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

And summer came to gaze upon the stars and softened overnight to fall asleep and give way to a chill and the fall. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

Sometimes on a quiet night, when the air is lofty still and somewhat languishing, time unfolds history over histories so that we can see who we were, are, and will be, all under the same earl grey October sky. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

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my years without the friendship were like a cancer, an undiscovered country formed from the blessing i required but did not realize in my own eclipsed imprisonment, without Sol, without illumination, without love unconditional. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

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And comes the morning, where God’s universe infinite, for a glimmer, comes down to you..and me.

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I’d forgotten how in love i was with the sound of your voice, as it whispers in secret of inner beauty.

 

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I kiss the vile years past as they bring us now to face. I thank the blood, the barrenness, the nights stolen without spice for my appreciation of reunion. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

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A great general knows how to greatly inspire his troops. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

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The joy the stars must feel when the sun and the moon laugh together to heal each other’s scars. Oh how our laughter eclipses all things and gives cause for sadness to tremble. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

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The price of an extraordinary life is more pain than any ordinary person could bear to experience and endure, but on the other side of that pain is glorious beauty enough to erase all memory of suffering. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

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And comes the morning, where God’s universe infinite, for a glimmer, comes down to you…and me. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

She becomes a wraith, given to God, given by God, the past in form corporeal, a haunting snow falling cold into a blanket remembered and made of me destined to be forgiven with empathy. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

…that’s not the right question. the question you are really asking yourself is, am i man? or am i superman? man is forgiven. superman fights the pervading rage and becomes forgiveness to heal the arena watching from the gallery, searching for absolution tender and encompassing. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

For so, too many years, I couldn’t find the words. Then one day, I heard a song, this song, in the rhythm of you…and the words found me and the sky…the sky became vast and bathed me, awakened me, clean. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

What is there more beautiful than to inspire another. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

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Yesterday’s a vivid dream, she came into my soul. The sun it shined so brightly, as we talked, the world grew cold. And, I…I run to her. I run…to her.

***

your kindness loving is my harbour, protecting me from storm, nurturing my strength, anchoring me in laughter. It is where I go…to be.

***

Our friendship, a blessing. Beautifully unwraps us in the rising sun, folds us again with its setting, gives us breath, gives us voice poetic, binds us and knows us well.

***

so very rarely in my experience has my breath been taken away by the presence of another. A solitary feminine downward glance was all required to render deaf, dumb and breathlessly enthralled my mind, body and soul at their core in the most literal sense possible. I may pass from this world a true believer, knowing now that beauty has a name and lives among our eyes and walks drifts about my head. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

Listen to the words of your sometime gentle Spartan prince. Although he leaves, he never lies, and at all times of need returns. Although he fears and cries out, he is powerful in your defense, your strength flowing through his veins and arms and days, Athena. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

Affection shines through my eyes as they fall upon my goddess. If only she could see what I see, she would know the depths of how elegantly she affects those in her arena, alive and with breath for her essence. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

When our eyes meet. Will you know me then? Ends the separation, that feels like, I’ve known you for so long.

***

I surrender and surrender, and surrender being not one but many. Is it him or is it me inside, my head. My heart beat smooth, beats steady. Like it sees the future, carry on, and carry on. Is it him or is it me, the lyrics fill my head, don’t entertain, just be. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

it takes trust and trust takes time. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

if you know another heart as you know your own, then you know you are where you should be, and that you should not be afraid of anything more than losing what you’ve found. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

true love is an infatuation that addictively recreates itself, so as to last a lifetime. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

Only…Am I the only, one?

Who breaks and bleeds,

where no one sees.

Am I the only…one?

Whose horizon’s needs

trial empty things.

 

I have to understand

that the world, is only,

what any think to know.

 

I see horizons fall

before me.

 

I understand, it seems I’m

always where no one

needs to go.

Am I the only…one?

 

I’ve been here before,

So many times,

So many ways.

Am I the only…one?

***

don’t anybody tell her because it will ruin the illusion…but I surrender when I pretty much darn well want to surrender and not a moment before. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

Our friendship in love, sanctioned by the will of God, baptized in the Jordan, cradled by the cloud at day and pillar of fire at night is my possession of greatest importance as I grow in wisdom and greatest circumstance. A ballet of emotion through our eyes ever shining, our hands intertwined as symphonies play on and play on. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

just remember that when I touch you

the more you shake, the more you give away. – Evans Blue

***

When you are lost and cold and drifting, seeming forever, follow the breadcrumbs along your path and find your way…home. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

Listen to the words of your sometime gentle Spartan prince. Although he leaves, he never lies, and at all times of need returns. Although he fears and cries out, he is powerful in your defense, your strength flowing through his veins and arms and days, Athena. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

Affection shines through my eyes as they fall upon my goddess. If only she could see what I see, she would know the depths of how elegantly she affects those in her arena, alive and with breath for her essence. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

When our eyes meet. Will you know me then? Ends the separation, that feels like, I’ve known you for so long.

***

I surrender and surrender, and surrender being not one but many. Is it him or is it me inside, my head. My heart beat smooth, beats steady. Like it sees the future, carry on, and carry on. Is it him or is it me, the lyrics fill my head, don’t entertain, just be. –  Sean Maurice Jefferson (from Jade)

***

it takes trust and trust takes time. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

if you know another heart as you’ve known your own, then you know you are where you should and always would be, and that you should, not be afraid, of anything more than losing what has found you as you rested your past in the dark. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

true love is an infatuation that addictively recreates itself, so as to last a lifetime. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

Only…Am I the only, one?

Who breaks and bleeds,

where no one sees.

Am I the only…one?

Whose horizon’s needs

trial empty things.

 

I have to understand

that the world, is only,

what any think to know.

 

I see horizons fall

before me.

 

I understand, it seems I’m

always where no one

needs to go.

Am I the only…one?

 

I’ve been here before,

So many times,

So many ways.

Am I the only…one?

***

don’t anybody tell her because it will ruin the illusion…but I surrender when I pretty much darn well want to surrender and no time before. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

Our friendship in love, sanctioned by the will of God, baptized in the Jordan, cradled by the cloud at day and pillar of fire at night is my possession of greatest importance as I’ve grown in wisdom and greatest circumstance. A ballet of emotion through our eyes ever shining, our hands intertwined as symphonies play on and play on. – Sean Maurice Jefferson (from Jade)

***

just remember that when I touch you

the more you shake, the more you give away. – Evans Blue

***

When you are lost and cold and drifting, seeming forever, follow the breadcrumbs along your path and find your way…home. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

feel free to question, feel free to doubt, it’s only as natural as the air we breathe, to wonder at anything that rings so true as is hard to believe such things wander into our lives. we’re free to question, only ever doubt, burn the inspiration, if returning, is true, if returning, the spirit in you. –  Sean Maurice Jefferson (from Jade)

***

Because of my love for you, even a crumb fallen from your table holds great meaning. God makes of me a servant of insistence and compromise for the sake of your needs common and uncommon. In surrender each morning it begins anew, flowing from the spirit and not just my self. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

Spires of heaven bleed in to my ever weary heart of hearts, consume the consumer before the darkness climbs from the pit and spittle. Why now? Why even spread me open and let fly the crimson ruler of every needful thing. Let fly the fury and past regrets Augustus could not bear. Let fly the salted seeds of pride and pity, scorn me no hope, no other tally of melee before the funeral pier. Weigh not heavy on my throat of cries, ‘till they fly no more. –  Sean Maurice Jefferson (from Jade)

***

as the river Time flows, the gift she becomes, the spirit within, more than a broken arrow, piercing the heart, making blood new, the water of life, wisdom over logic, sacred cover for the throne, tender to the flow. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

Horizons fall before me and worlds crumble away toward the prime mover. Here in my heart where, close away, I hide the rest of me, saving, the best of me for a promise kept in hope for something that may not want. –  Sean Maurice Jefferson (from Jade)

***

today I call you Willow, as it is my most favored among the trees, provider of shade and protection, wonderful to mine eyes, unique in the grove, a tall and elegant drapery in jade, shimmering and dancing with the wind in the sun, dry beneath the Winter’s snow and Fall of rain, ever steady, never too far a walk to lie beneath and within. Today…I call you Willow. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

because I fear too, the best I can ask is that you put your hands and trust in mine, so as, if by faith, we do not fear, and do not dance this life, alone. –  Sean Maurice Jefferson (from Jade)

***

it comes to me often that there are two kinds of people in this world, those who study history and those who make it, some in violent action and some in violent risky thought.

***

nothing and no one ever truly leaves us. the transformation terrifies, begins the separation, turns back the page, throws for the cavern, change at the precipice of mortal sacrifice. Each end beginning something more, than what was coming before, letting nothing and no one crash and empty shallow all our hope. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

is that mockery? it tastes as so. bitterness on just the tip of my tongue, sweet beyond, only a slight sting, a playful tug, shy in thoughtfulness, fun with a prick of pain…then again, as i think more of it, mockery brings out the wicked in your smile my love. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

oh how I have missed you, a brightly awakened spirit of springtime after so long winters in solace without rhyme. Even the creeping cold at the feet of my midlife is chased away by the warmth of your presence renewed.

***

It has come to me that each, each written step, is a little love, letter, over time, becomes a book, over time, tells the history and lives of just two, over two.  –  Sean Maurice Jefferson (from Jade)

***

ACHILLES: I’ll tell you a secret—something they didn’t teach you in your temple. The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because every moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful for the doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are right now. And we will never be here again. –  David Benioff  (Troy screenplay)

***

the ones we hate are only half of the war. The deepest casualties, we bury within. –  Sean Maurice Jefferson (from Jade)

***

In the deafening silence a whisper is all He needs. The evolution comes to the ones who have nothing, but to listen, blind to all else, hungry from morning to dusk, empty in surrender, closer to the end, courage unafraid. –  Sean Maurice Jefferson (from Jade)

***

careless, oh so careless, breaking grind on the hallowed ground beneath me. my feet brought me, in tribal steps, here, giving much, too much. Careless, oh so careless, as I’m waiting on you. My prison, cage, is how you see me as I see myself looking in while I sing this song beneath an auburn crazy sky. Careless, oh so careless am I, am I. – Sean Maurice Jefferson (from Jade)

***

you are the best, of everything I have ever known. apart from you all is havoc, red rain and lightning seed. So slow I burn for you, in spite of any better judgment, stealing me away, so small, that I can’t stand enough, tall, to see my mirror and see the little dream in streams falling from my eyes. So small, I swear, I hadn’t known what love was, until so slow, I burned for you. – Sean Maurice Jefferson (from Jade)

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***

Listen to the words of your sometime gentle Spartan prince. Although he leaves, he never lies, and at all times of need returns. Although he fears and cries out, he is powerful in your defense, your strength flowing through his veins and arms and days, Athena. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

 
***

 

Affection shines through my eyes as they fall upon my goddess. If only she could see what I see, she would know the depths of how elegantly she affects those in her arena, alive and with breath for her essence. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

 

***

When our eyes meet. Will you know me then? Ends the separation, that feels like, I’ve known you for so long.

***

I surrender and surrender, and surrender being not one but many. Is it him or is it me inside, my head. My heart beat smooth, beats steady. Like it sees the future, carry on, and carry on. Is it him or is it me, the lyrics fill my head, don’t entertain, just be. –  Sean Maurice Jefferson (from Jade)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ92eyxnxmQ

***

it takes trust and trust takes time. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***

if you know another heart as you’ve known your own, then you know you are where you should and always would be, and that you should, not be afraid, of anything more than losing what has found you as you rested your past in the dark. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

 

***

true love is an infatuation that addictively recreates itself, so as to last a lifetime. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***
Only…Am I the only, one?

Who breaks and bleeds,

where no one sees.

Am I the only…one?

Whose takes then needs

end on empty things.

The only one…

 

I have to understand
that the world, is only,
what any think to know.

seeing horizons rise
horizons fall
and nowhere home.
– Jade

 

***

 

don’t anybody ruin the illusion…but I surrender when I pretty much darn well want to surrender and no time before. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

 

***
Allied in love, sanctioned by the will of God, baptized in the Jordan, cradled by the cloud at day, illuminated in the pillar of fire at night, greatest in exception of omnipotent importance as grown through wisdom and olivian circumstance. A ballet of emotion through our eyes ever shining, our hands intertwined as symphonies play on and play on. –  smj (from Jade)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGHH-BK66GY&NR=1

 

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And hope is like the stars — the unseen cascade in the daylight sunshine of prosperity, ever only able discovered during the night’s long shadow, adversity. –  smj (from Jade)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqJMYtf85PQ
***

What thing have I done that have not I’ve done before. The crushing choke of

Inspiration’s grasping hand is more to bear than the one can suffer. To be many things seen in single form is to be a candle surrounded by mirrors, only image of possibility, no sense, no structure, breathless whispers accounted for in too short a time, their fleeting mire. For there is no glory seen from the sun. To know this, you must burn away any and all doubt of what you feel is of meaning…as though it was of coincidence never. –  smj (from Jade)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joGt2eUPCVg

***
just remember that when I touch you
the more you shake, the more you give away. – Evans Blue

***
When you are lost and cold and drifting, seeming forever, follow the breadcrumbs along your path and find your way…home. – Sean Maurice Jefferson
***
feel free to question, feel free to doubt, it’s only as natural as the air we breathe, to wonder at anything that rings so true as is hard to believe such things wander into our lives. we’re free to question, only ever doubt, burn the inspiration, if returning, is true, if returning, the spirit in you. –  Jade
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o9BCQP0cns

 

***

Because of my love for you, even a crumb fallen from your table holds great meaning. God makes of me a servant of insistence and compromise for the sake of your needs common and uncommon. In surrender each morning it begins anew, flowing from the spirit and not just the fire. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo8QmLMUphA&feature=related
***
Spires of heaven bleed in to my ever weary heart of hearts, consume the consumer before the darkness climbs from the pit and spittle. Why now? Why even spread me open and let fly the crimson ruler of every. needful. thing. Let fly the fury and past regrets Augustus could not bear. Let fly the salted seeds of pride and pity, scorn me no hope, no other tally of melee before the funeral pier. Weigh not heavy on my throat of cries, ‘till they fly no more. –  smj (from Jade)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqY5lO1DKyg

 

 

***

For when she feels dead inside, now starts the craft of the Father…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAAkL1qiAUU

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as the river Time flows, the gift she becomes, the spirit within, more than a broken arrow, piercing the heart, making blood new, the water of life, wisdom over logic, sacred cover for the throne, tender to the flow of souls opium. – Jade
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHMJARPLmcg&feature=fvw

 

***
Horizons fall before me and worlds crumble away toward the prime mover. Here in my heart where, close away, I hide the rest of me, saving, the best of me for a promise kept in hope for something that may not want. –  smj (from Jade)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrGHN9-kpVo

***

today I call you Willow, as it is my most favored among the trees, provider of shade and protection, wonderful to mine eyes, unique in the grove, a tall and elegant drapery in jade, shimmering and dancing with the wind in the sun, dry beneath the Winter’s snow and Fall of rain, ever steady, never too far a walk to lie beneath and within. Today…I call you Willow. – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***
because I fear too, the best I can ask is that you put your hands and trust in mine, so as, if by faith, we do not fear, and do not dance this life, alone. –  Sean Maurice Jefferson (from Jade)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO9BMAbiOfc&feature=related

***

it comes to me often that there are two kinds of people in this world, those who study history and those who make it, some in violent action and some in violent risky thought. –  Jade

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72RD-g76Rmw&feature=related

***

nothing and no one ever truly leaves us. the transformation terrifies, begins the separation, turns back the page, throws for the cavern, change at the precipice of mortal sacrifice. Each end beginning something more, than what was coming before, letting nothing and no one crash and empty shallow all our hope. –  Jade
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrpI8XZXj8Q&feature=related

***

is that mockery? it tastes as so. bitterness on just the tip of my tongue, sweet beyond, only a slight sting, a playful tug, shy in thoughtfulness, fun with a prick of pain…then again, as i think more of it, mockery brings out the wicked in your smile my love  – Sean Maurice Jefferson

***
oh how I have missed you, a brightly awakened spirit of springtime after so long winters in solace without rhyme. Even the creeping cold at the feet of my midlife is chased away by the warmth of your presence renewed.

***
It has come to me that each, each written step, is a little love, letter, over time, becomes a book, over time, tells the history and lives of just two, over two.  –  Sean Maurice Jefferson (from Jade)

***

ACHILLES: I’ll tell you a secret—something they didn’t teach you in your temple. The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because every moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful for the doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are right now. And we will never be here again. –  David Benioff  (Troy screenplay)

 

***
the ones we hate are only half of the war. The deepest casualties, we bury within. –  Jade
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO9BMAbiOfc

***

In the deafening silence a whisper is all He needs. The evolution comes to the ones who have nothing, but to listen, raging blind to all else, hungry from morning to dusk, empty in surrender, closer to the end, than the beginning, courage be unafraid. –  Jade
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_klil_eOEY&feature=fvw

***
careless, oh so careless, breaking grind on the hallowed ground beneath me. my feet brought me, in tribal steps, here, giving much, too much. Careless, oh so careless, as I’m waiting on you. My prison, cage, is how you see me as I see myself looking in while I sing this song beneath an auburn crazy sky. Careless, oh so careless am I, am I. – Jade

***
you are the best, of everything I have ever known. apart from you all is havoc, blood red pain and bridled see. So, slow I burn for you, in spite of any better judgment and wills, stealing me away, so small, that I can’t stand enough, tall, to face the mirror and see the little dream in streams falling from my eyes. So small, I swear, I hadn’t known what love was, until, so slow, I burned tides for you. –Jade
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHMJARPLmcg

***
Seven stars for seven angered skies and severed their tears fall through the void and their reign, fill the morning, to heal the world, to finish its dreams. Through it all we climb stronger each every day till we see with a mind and clarity far greater than our own faith is ever tested, belonging to eternity and not tender this time. –Jade
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INRDAksO_pY

***
beauty, sit, still in the candle room, slip into this, song, wear it well in wait, haunted silent…for me to take ravish of you. epic, so there will, can, be no other. – Sean Maurice Jefferson (from Jade)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY4LnZ3F22A&feature=related

***

there has always been something so noble in how Superman endures.
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of all the gifts I’ve received in time, you are my, the one only, gift of God. I loved you then, I love you now, I’ll love you when… taken, my spirit and my heart, become gifts to you. – Jade

 

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If ever a soul could be brought to hell for just barely a stolen kiss, it is I who need be afraid in the hidden quarter, ever well entranced. If fall I ever, ever I fall, let it all be forgiven as I lived it a thousand times before the one I failed time. – Jade

***

so much, so many things that apply to us, apply to so very many as well, so much so that when we manage to live our lives unafraid as lions of the cold dark winter we become a ministry of days as days pass by. – Jade

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it’s not in when I succeed that I know God loves me, it’s when, I fail blatantly, miserably, crawl in flame, then come to turn around finding Him already waiting to hold me that I know just how deeply I am loved. As it is until this day I don’t know what it was to be forgiven. – Jade

***
on the first morning of the first day of the new year, awakened by the Marked and faded words of a ghost, brought me here kneeling to fall before this song, a call for each to live a life, of every day inspiration.
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You hide behind your walls
Of maybe nevers
Forgetting that there’s something more
Than just knowing better
Your mistakes do not define you now
They tell you who you’re not… – 3 Doors Down
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The ghosts of our better loving angels walk among us, ever by our side, forevered on our side, quiet hidden in the sometime fear that seems we walk alone. – Jade
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First we listen, then we learn, we grow, then…we bridge all distance. – Jade
***

 

You have and will inspire all the days of my life.
Beyond the physical you, the dream that I was never alone.
Ours is the exquisite art,
the gentle first driven snow,
that lays silent all the tremors of the world.

My heart is at peace,
given life within your presence
while time is our enemy no more.
It is the growing miracle
that God has granted hope
with each coming dawn.
- Jade

***
when I love most the look in her eyes, when she turns them fully upon me. I never feel more aloft, remade and framed in confidence, sublime, perfect if just in a momentary glance. – Jade

***

it is impossible to use the shield in your hand if you turn your back to your enemy, so much more when fear is the enemy and faith is the shield. – Jade

***

Alpha
I stride to bring to you flowers of the spirit over flowers born in trident fields. the blossomed of this world, for all their breathtaking glory, fade broken and die in the grip of time, disappointment before your laden eyes. flowers of the spirit bloom in blossom, rise inside you, wanting only to surround your heart with fragrant everlasting as the hands of a loving God brush the sand of time from sight knowing the messenger is not the message. – Jade

***
what is stronger in sincerity than the depth, hunger and passion, feeding desperate lasting, the truest love that comes as necessity to us again… and again. – Jade

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of all I do, of all of what it comes down to, by Lord, destiny is the something I can not do alone. Your spirit calligraphy passing over the darkened oceans of life filling the void I made as I painted in pain myself throughout the lasting night. –  smj (from Jade)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-jgzVHyZd4

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a cover for the never-ending book.

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sometimes a promise means more than our pride, if pride is all we have left, then enough, we do not have. Pride is earned from the promises we hold, the promise we give up to our lives to keep. – Jade

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This love, true love, can never surrender, because it has seen and been all the other places…and has nowhere else to go. – Jade

 

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Dust
come out into the garden. come to me alive with anticipation. feel your skin, drinking in the color of life, sunlight spinning circles in the dust. If we are only dust, come alive, feel the rhythm in the wind, freedom as free as the ageless given wing, singing within, sing within. If we are only dust, let it be. let us be the dust on everything we touch and touch everything that is good in this life. this is life – Jade

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjV_fRDC440
the truth needs no proof

Either it is or it isn’t

you know by the way it feels…and the way the feeling stays

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The Fallen
as I continue to try and accept God on my time, on my terms, within my comfort, all I end up with is half a God and sometimes half a God feels like no God at all. But when the story is not over, just a chapter in the middle, the soul can find forever, for the pain is just for today. This is the great war come upon us, both near and far, because in this life we have so very far to go and so little time to get there. – Jade

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the more you fight against your destiny, the more it hurts to have a destiny.

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I don’t believe in luck. But it sure doesn’t hurt to have it just the same. – smj

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I never know where my daily journey will take me, but before each day ends I always seem to find myself surprised, even if in some little way – smj

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David’s victory against Goliath came not because he fought well, but because he believed well.  –  Stephan Blinn

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give me some incentive to believe in who you really are. Give me some honor. For it is truly the honor of kings to seek out truth and I, I a man of scorn. –  Stephan Blinn

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though taciturn and veiled, still we learn honor and mercy through a silence richly golden in spirit as He speaks in whispers, riddles and rhyme, being everywhere while seen nowhere at all. – Jade

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never accept anything less than everything. – Jade

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have I the unbearable suffering of history in my hands. if I live just one inch below my potential to rise above, everything changes and none for the better, so find a better way, any better way. – Jade

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sleep child, sleep away soundly and dream the tomorrow things – smj

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the art of God, is the art of love, it is up to each of us to have the spirit to become a living masterpiece. – smj

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I can sum up Christianity in just three words, for a life; a life given – smj

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We must sit and wait and die the little death while God rebuilds purpose, as it is His to give and His to take away in seasons and in dream. – smj (from Jade)

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