Author Archives: jamjobryan

both sides now

She sits with vases of flowers surrounding her. Some fresh and vibrant, some with bent, dead blossoms that have been kept too long. Suddenly I feel the weight and see the irony of my mother sitting there amongst the vases … Continue reading

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gravity

I’ve written about gravity many times. I see how it’s needed and all, still i resent it’s pull on some days. But something i’ve just discovered is that poetry lifts the weight. Somehow, some way it brings relief to the … Continue reading

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time

time. when we are little , we think we’ll never run out. when we are old, we always want more. it’s a funny and agonizing reality that we live under , even a little fuzzy like the picture above. the … Continue reading

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pain

“ Love keeps us in the present , inviting us to wholeness by blocking our flight into places of false safety.” -Jan Meyers    Listening to Love today is one of those days it’s hard to be present. it hurts to … Continue reading

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wild

holding my hands open has never come easy to me. or naturally either. i’ve been suspicious as long as i can remember and i often find myself holding my breath, waiting for the other shoe to drop. i don’t fully … Continue reading

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redemption

Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder the things of the past. Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth. Will you not be aware of it ? I will even make a roadway … Continue reading

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remember

we spoke on the phone yesterday. do you remember ? i said that i’m coming out to visit and that i’d like to take you to lunch. do you remember? i’m suspended in the warm California air as i write … Continue reading

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mercy

i have my mug of hot coffee in hand and my face is warmed by the morning winter sun. lately i’ve been so aware of my need to just sit in the warmth and comfort of God’s presence.  to receive- … Continue reading

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belonging

belong [bi-long] verb 1. to be part of,  be in proper place  2. to be affiliated with or be a member of   the holidays are looming. so, naturally it’s that time of year again when we start thinking more … Continue reading

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delivered

i’ve lost some things and i’ve found some things since i’ve last written. i realize it’s been nearly 3 months but i’ve been away awhile and i’ve been processing. wondering if i could find the words to tell a bit … Continue reading

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