Monthly Teaching Letter Archives

Ecstasy – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

ECSTASY O God Most High, forever I shall be in love with Thee; Thy priceless kiss of forgiveness redeems my stained and sterile soul, That I may spend eternity Among the wildly happy free who worship Thee with harp and … Continue reading

Bid Me Farewell – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

BID ME FAREWELL O World, I will not miss you        when I go O Flesh, I’ll leave you mouldering        here below; The world is but a dust speck        on the scales … Continue reading

Tired of Time – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

TIRED OF TIME   Tired of Time—bound down with all its fetters Numbers 1,2,3 and A,B,C of letters The step-after-step constant chronologicality Of ticking-tocking clocked-in clocked-out reality Linear living lopes on from task to task No oasis of just being … Continue reading

Holy Wounds – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

HOLY WOUNDS (A SONNET) The holy wounds Jesus of Nazareth Bore in His head, His hands, His feet, His side, Forgiveness finished full at His last breath; The church begun when flowed the crimson tide. There where the soul its … Continue reading

The Woman at the Well – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

THE WOMAN AT THE WELL My man lay resting in the shade His arm over his eyes was laid His garment stained with dust and sweat A half-day’s work remaining yet. I cleared away our midday meal Grateful I still … Continue reading

Divine Love – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

DIVINE LOVE The intensity of Love divine        White-hot the inextinguishable flame        Jealousy inseverable as death’s chains        Unyielding as the graveyard’s claim.   Flesh on the fire in sacrifice   Bind to … Continue reading

Pressure and the Precious – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

PRESSURE AND THE PRECIOUS   Green plants producing food to feed Of value to man’s daily need And when the fruitful harvest’s o’er The plants descend toward a value more.   Vegetation pressed down, decayed Heavy pressure thereon laid Becomes … Continue reading

Trees – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

TREES   The quivering leaves of the trees Blowing lightly in the breeze Gently to the heart bring ease So full, so fresh, so green The swaying branches preen And groundward fall the dancing leaves.   The preaching trees upright … Continue reading

Camellias – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

CAMELLIAS   Camellias bloom in winter Lush beauty out of season With deeply layered petals, Colors rich and Densely dyed, blossoms Prolific fully fill the Bounteous bush, drawing Eye to linger the while, Implanting subtle hope Within discerning spirits Of … Continue reading

The Wise Man – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

THE WISE MAN My story is long, it might take a while So make yourself comfortable, sit, listen my child The actual events happened so long ago But the content holds Truth you truly must know. My name is Balthasar, … Continue reading

Deception – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

DECEPTION   “Why do the heathen rage,”      —how short their stint upon the stage— “And the people imagine a vain thing?”      Can lies dethrone the Truth as King?   The devil rails when his time is … Continue reading

God’s Treasury (A Sonnet) – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

GOD’S TREASURY (A SONNET)   He notices and knows:  the widow’s mite Surpasses all the gifts offered that day; Of value more two coins were in His sight Than largest sums the rich could easily pay.   Out of her … Continue reading