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Unless

At the crossroads we stand.
My bags I’ve packed.
I have my map, my ticket, my cash.
I leave tonight,
Unless you call me back.

~Esther Davis

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For A Friend

The worst pain is
   the invisible kind
   the kind that doesn’t leave scars
   the bruises that don’t blacken
   the wounds that don’t bleed
   the heart left in ashes and char
.
Don’t suffer in silence
Don’t hide in the crowd
Don’t dam up the tears which would be
.
Please, speak.
I’ll listen.
.
And together we’ll wait as your
unseen brokenness heals
.
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~Esther Davis, 2018
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Nearer, My God, to Thee—Japanese-English arrangement

arranged by Esther Davisphoto-by-esther-davis

(translation at bottom)

Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee!
E’en though it be a cross
That raiseth me.
Still all my song shall be
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee! Continue reading

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Preservation and Choice

The world was dying

and they must flee

Or they should’ve died with it too.

The cock crowed

on the final morn

And all gathered in to hear

The words of the One

The Magician Mighty

Who had created their escape

to a foreign land.

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A Small and Simple Seed

I hold the seed,
Warm and burning with life.
Small? Yes.
Insignificant? No.
For though now small and simple
It can grow into a great thing.
If planted.
If watered.
If nourished.

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