31 December 2014

It's Not An Emotion

It’s not an emotion…
just a feeling of the hour…
Is it our privilege?
Is this why our souls cower
in the dark all alone
in absence of its light?
We are all lost without
this word’s four letter might.

Life seems dim and lonely.
Lost, it feels most like a curse.
Crushed by low betrayal…
Sentiment born in a hearse…
But… what might we be
when we turn from the cold?
What might be our new fate
if our path may be so bold?

Between two lonely hearts…
a bond forged in loyalty…
a gift to birth our hope…
we find strength in honesty.
In it’s throes we revel…
an assured companion ours.
The heart of warmth and light 
On our future dream flowers

This pledge is an embrace
all the gift that is True Love
Love’s not an emotion 
It’s much more than we dreamed of
Love is more than passion…
always more than honest…
Love’s not an emotion.
My heart, Love is a promise.

30 December 2014

Mother's Lament

Mother’s Lament

Once upon a time, I lay a-bed and slept.
I slept and slept till could sleep no more… 
Slept till wakened by my lover’s kiss.
To sleep, per chance to dream…
Sleep, glorious sleep, sleep, sleep!
Sleep deprived, to old to nap… 
Oh to revel and lie a bed!
To sleep till slept enough!
To roll over and sleep some more…

Just… just because I can!

Sigh. To sleep through the night…
Not be woken by patter of feet…
Clonk and jangle of the door’s rattle!
To wake to the day’s bright sun…
Oh to sleep past the dayspring…
To lie a bed till well past dawn!
Once, I dreamed of glory and fame.
I dreamt of being a great success.
Dreams of fabulous wealth danced in my head…
Of heroic deeds and wild acclaim.

Now ‘ere night falls, I close my eyes…

And pray and dream… of  SLEEP!

26 December 2014

Shariara's Lament

Lyrics sung by a lonely soul along the shore of a stormy sea…

I lift my eyes to see you
Your smile once shone on me
We danced a while as one heart
Now I dance alone

The dance plays on
and alone I weep
for a promise lost
in fading memories
You sailed away
on a stormy day
And sank beneath the briny sea

I lift my eyes to see you
Your smile once shone on me
We danced a while as one heart
Now I dance alone

So now I wait
for your shade’s return
I stalk this shore
dancing here for you
With your faithful hound
trailing by my side
I embrace the foamy brine alone

I lift my eyes to see you
Your smile once shone on me
We danced a while as one heart
Now I dance alone

I composed the lyrics and the tune. I also provided the vocals and the sound mix. The above drawing is also by me.

by D. Denise Dianaty
@ 10 October 2014

Pick up your own copy of my first book of poetry at My Life In Poetry

17 December 2014

Shadows of Christmas

Advent is our Hope against the darkness,
Living into the expectation of Christ.
Who is the Light born to dispel shadows
From the hearts of the People of Advent.

At the center of His holy Nativity are
Shadows of pasts, Crucifixion, and Ascension
In dark of night, from the dark of the stable
Emmanuel, the Light was born at Christmas.

In the shadows of all our Christmases
We see shadows of the past behind us,
And live the present in the shadows of Hope.
In shadows of Hope, look to an eternal future.

12 December 2014

Voices of Hope

The Players
     Angels: Afriel [penned by D. Denise Dianaty]
Zadkiel [penned by Kara Lynn Goode]
Jophiel [penned by Clive Tilley]

Humans: Son of Adam [penned by John Gabriel]
Daughter of Eve [penned by Rita L. Severino]

Introduction by angels in unison - offstage [penned by D. Denise Dianaty]
                            A trio of Angels… a-watching,
                            Guiding fragile humanity…
                            These three always and ever hoping
                            Mankind o’ercomes petty frailty…

                 Afriel: In this season of expectation
                            Afriel, angel o’Hope and Youth
                            Inspires in all new contemplation
                            Planting frail seeds of Peace and Truth

             Jophiel: I am come, not with flags and fanfares.
                            But Hope and inspiration bring.
                            Can we but take away mankind’s cares
                            And renewed, yuletide praises sing?

              Zadkiel: I am Zadkiel, the third of nine, 
                            Share my comfort and kindness,
                            Time to find a guiding light to shine;
                            Calm serenity in darkness.

                            Afriel, dear angel Jophiel,
                            What has become of brother man?
                            Do they need a reminder gentle,
                            The Christmas season is at hand?

              Jophiel: A light you seek to aid humankind
                            Th’Light given e're 2000 years
                            Yet these mortals do not seek to find
                            That sacred peace that knows no fears.

                Afriel: What more may we say to wayward man?
                            Oft and oft reminders we’ve lent…
                            Peace gives way to war since time began…
                            Burned up the hopeful Youth we’ve sent.

              Jophiel: Pestilence and plague sent t’give them fright
                            A thousand peaceful prayer desires
                            And I’ll wash away their love of fight,
                            A thousand sparks t’light cleansing fires.

             Zadkiel: Often I despair and then delight,
                            Cru-el but kind these men can be,
                            Care for more than kin on Christmas night,
                            Hope is alive ‘neath the trimmed tree.

                Afriel: Angel Jophiel, what’s that shines there?
                            Bright shines Heaven’s light upon earth.
                            Man rushes in to soothe plague’s scare.
                            They still seek peace in soul’s Rebirth.

              Jophiel: Like moths they gather beneath God’s light
                            Each holds aloft a candle flame
                            On Cringle’s eve, they pray for Earth’s plight
                            Hearts lift with carols in His name

                 Afriel: I hear the music, Hosanna’s Ring
                            Hearts and minds raised in gratitude
                            Hands lent for Hope and comfort to bring
                            Bending to feed His multitude

              Zadkiel: I hear people sing with open hearts,
                            See them joyful with season's cheer, 
                            Continuing on through fits and starts,
                            Never surrendering to fear.

      Son of Adam: The seed of Adam I am become,
                            Man’s image here on earth’s domain,
                            With sins planted on my brow the sum
                            Of all his hopes, desire and pain.

                            As we come towards the Savior's birth,
                            Not all are here to celebrate,
                            To many just  gluttony and mirth
                            Or pain and hunger is their fate.

                            Though many good men do selfless deeds
                            Not ALL men of faiths gather here,
                            Still  they will show love for those with needs,
                            Easing hunger, cold, thirst and fear.

             Jophiel: Can they sustain across a year's span?
            Zadkiel: God's love and light does live in you.
               Afriel: The Song of Heaven rings new in Man
            Angels - Unison: Son of Adam doth hope anew

Daughter of Eve: Eve's own heir, I nurture fragile life
                            Mother's faithful heart beats within
                            I hold Earth's future, my wishes rife
                            For true brotherhood to begin
                            As Yuletide fills each heart again
                            Their hopeful voices sing as one
                            They harmonize with righteous men
                            The advent of the Dawning Sun

                            So hearken now the joyous news,
                            The melody and each bell’s toll,
                            For in these notes my hope renews
                            That humankind can be made whole

                  Afriel: The hope renewed in Man doth shine forth
                Jophiel: In all tongues shall man’s faith increase
               Zadkiel: From lips of Man and God love shall poureth
              Angels - Unison: Daughter doth raise up Hope and Peace

                 Afriel: Harken, eternal companions mine
                            Mankind doth join Heaven’s chorus
                            Youth and inspiration brightly shine
                            They heed the call to Peace from us 

             Zadkiel: The hour is nearly upon us all,
                            From every corner gather,
                            Men who have answered His holy call,
                            Join with the Spirit Son and Father.

              Jophiel: Relived in that first star's shining light
                            Tonight, men sing 'neath His banner
                            We our tasks complete this holy night
                            Angels all now sing “Hosanna!"

Conclusion by angels unison: [penned by Kara Lynn Goode]
                            Standing vigil we stars from afar,
                            Three angels to shelter and guide,
                            Bowing to worship on the altar,
                            We shall ever be by your side.

Afriel - Traditional angelic lore informs us that this being of light safeguards young life, and is also considered to be protective of that which is youthful and tenderly growing within each of us, no matter how old we actually are. Afriel is believed to grant youth, vigor and vitality and is prayed to for these gifts and attributes. Afriel encourages newness and exploration, offering guidance to those who dare new thoughts. He inspires our spirits with hope, promise and a belief in the ideals of youth. An angel considered to be protective of children and young animals by thwarting the designs of the female demon Obizuth who would see them destroyed. He is also an angel of force (power) who may be Raphael in disguise. 

Zadkiel Angel of Prayer " An angel of solace, charity and gentleness. Zadkiel is an angel with several different identities, depending on the reference. In a Theological Discourse of Angels, by Benjamin Camfield, Zadkiel is the angel of Jupiter. Because he is the ruler of the sign of the zodiac of that planet. According to the Zohar, Zadkiel is one of two chieftains who assist Michael when the archangel goes into battle. Zadkiel is also said to be a co-chief of the order of shinanim (along with Gabriel) and one of the nine rulers of heaven, as well as one of the seven archangels presiding next to God. In rabbinic works, Zadkiel is the angel of benevolence, mercy, memory, and chief of the order of dominions. But perhaps the most common identity of Zadkiel is the one presented in the Bible, where he prevents Abraham from sacrificing his young son Isaac to God. We pray to-this sacred one for comfort when we are in need of gentle guidance. Zadkiel also kindles a desire for spiritual development in humankind. He guards the powers of invocation; the best known and most powerful form: prayer. Zadkiel will facilitate the healing and transcendence of unhealed energy generated from painful experiences so that we may realize forgiveness. Upon our request, Zadkiel will assist in our releasing, healing and transcending negative thought patterns and negative beliefs that we developed within the illusion of self defense against painful experiences and against unbalanced relationships.

Jophiel - The Archangel of art and beauty, is the patron of artists, helping with artistic projects, thinking beautiful thoughts, to see and appreciate beauty around us. Helping to create beauty at home and at work, Jophiel illuminates our creative spark by giving us ideas and energy to carry out artistic ventures. He also helps us to see the beauty in all things, including people. You know Jophiel is at work if you are searching for answers to the questions in your life and wish the greater wisdom to be revealed to you, and all of a sudden you experience flashes of insight in which everything suddenly becomes clear. ("The Beauty of God") By some accounts Angel Jophiel guarded the Tree of Knowledge in Eden, drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden, and watched over Noah's three sons His symbol is a flaming sword.

Son of Adam - The representative voice of wider humankind, both male and female, throughout the world. The character speaks on behalf of human society.

Daughter of Eve - The representative voice of the soul of humanity in humankind, both male and female. She speaks of the hopes for future generations.

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08 December 2014

Jeremiah 29:11-14 -- A poem

NIV Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you," declares the LORD

Jeremiah 29:11-14

I’ve been stretched out
Broken on the rack of life
Had the pieces picked up
And put together again
Only to be wrecked once more

I’ve watched my dreams shatter
Seen them ground away
Become sand on the endless shore
Windswept and lonely in the storm
Where broken yesterdays fall

I thought all those yesterdays
Would be my only ever futures
Repeating… repeating… repeating pain
Fire raining ‘pon my dreams 
As I danced on the edge of a volcano

’Til at last the sandy shore
Brought me to this protected harbor
Where the storms cannot batter me
And I have learned that the fires
Are the forge that has made me

I look back ‘pon those yesterdays
Now I know they were creating
A space of endless gratitude
For the joys of my now… my future
I see Your mighty plan writ in the past

I know the promise fulfilled 
Of Your great work for me… for us
I know now You heard my every cry
And used the fires to Your purpose 
To give me hope and to prosper

“And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history – money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery – the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.” –C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

“I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: ‘Go down again - I dwell among the people.'” -- John Henry Newman

D. Denise Dianaty
© 04 September 2014

Pick up your own copy of my first book of poetry, entitled My Life In Poetry at D. Denise Dianaty

04 December 2014

Empty Soul

An introduction to Greedy-Greedy…

Empty Soul
Plagiarism is the enslavement of someone else's genius.

Greedy Greedy, riddle me this…
Rhyme me a rhyme from the black abyss
You bought it all and you’ll buy more.
There’s never enough ‘cause there’s nothin’ in you.
You’ll take and buy and steal and grasp,
Your greedy, grasping heart never satisfied.
No price, no fame, no infamy, nor glory gained
For you, Greedy Greedy, is never enough.

More and more and more and more
Sucked down into the black abyss…
Used up, discarded and never mourned…
“Cause more and more and more and more 
Is just… can never ever be enough.
Empty hands and empty heart…
And empty life brings empty soul, 
And soulless life gives no gifts.

The soulless stealing another's gifts
Gifts they lack because
They've emptied their souls
In hot pursuit of greed…
Inspiration… just another empty, empty thing…
A thing that can’t be bought by you.
So, Greedy Greedy, you steal it,
You claim it, you take it as your own.

You never give… you only take,
Wondering why… why your life…
Your empty life turned out this way.
Greedy Greedy, you think you have it all,
And have the right to ever and ever more,
Never understanding that all you take,
Draining you out, makes you
Ever and ever more an empty soul.