September 14th, 2019

Friday Reads

Friday Reads

'Stephen Spender: Journals 1939-1983' Edited by John Goldsmith

'Ducks, Newburyport' a novel by Lucy Ellmann

'Cold Warriors Writers Who Waged The Literary Cold War' by Duncan White

'Biblical Theology of the New Testament' by Peter Stuhlmacher

'Doing Theology With The Reformers' by Gerald L. Bray

'Romans 1-8' New Testament VII Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited By Gwenfair Walters Adams
  • Current Music
    Mogwai 'Central Belters'

Charles Bukowski - Born Into This - Dinosauria, We

Born like this
Into this
As the chalk faces smile
As Mrs. Death laughs
As the elevators break
As political landscapes dissolve
As the supermarket bag boy holds a college degree
As the oily fish spit out their oily prey
As the sun is masked
We are
Born like this
Into this
Into these carefully mad wars
Into the sight of broken factory windows of emptiness
Into bars where people no longer speak to each other
Into fist fights that end as shootings and knifings
Born into this
Into hospitals which are so expensive that it's cheaper to die
Into lawyers who charge so much it's cheaper to plead guilty
Into a country where the jails are full and the madhouses closed
Into a place where the masses elevate fools into rich heroes
Born into this
Walking and living through this
Dying because of this
Muted because of this
Because of this
Fooled by this
Used by this
Pissed on by this
Made crazy and sick by this
Made violent
Made inhuman
By this
The heart is blackened
The fingers reach for the throat
The gun
The knife
The bomb
The fingers reach toward an unresponsive god
The fingers reach for the bottle
The pill
The powder
We are born into this sorrowful deadliness
We are born into a government 60 years in debt
That soon will be unable to even pay the interest on that debt
And the banks will burn
Money will be useless
There will be open and unpunished murder in the streets
It will be guns and roving mobs
Land will be useless
Food will become a diminishing return
Nuclear power will be taken over by the many
Explosions will continually shake the earth
Radiated robot men will stalk each other
The rich and the chosen will watch from space platforms
Dante's Inferno will be made to look like a children's playground
The sun will not be seen and it will always be night
Trees will die
All vegetation will die
Radiated men will eat the flesh of radiated men
The sea will be poisoned
The lakes and rivers will vanish
Rain will be the new gold
The rotting bodies of men and animals will stink in the dark wind
The last few survivors will be overtaken by new and hideous diseases
And the space platforms will be destroyed by attrition
The petering out of supplies
The natural effect of general decay
And there will be the most beautiful silence never heard
Born out of that.
The sun still hidden there
Awaiting the next chapter.
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

Christ is the Lord whom God has set over the universe

It is 12:35 PM Saturday afternoon in the death flow. The sun has decided to come out this afternoon here in west Michigan. It has been normal day for me thus far. I can sense right now I am about to fall asleep so I better hurry up and write down some words before I collapse.

This morning I got up around 6:45 AM. When I got up I found my wife in our living room reading her Bible. I got myself a cup of coffee and a slice of coffee cake and walked to our dining room. After awhile I decided to mess with our main computer. Next I made for breakfast a pot of oatmeal. After eating mush I wrote in my paper diary and read till Noontime from a book titled, 'Biblical Theology of the New Testament' by Peter Stuhlmacher. I also filmed a short video this morning for my Youtube channel.

Amazon delivered this morning a book I had ordered titled, 'Kinship by Covenant: A Canonical Approach to the Fulfillment of God's Saving Promises' by Scott W. Hahn.

Carol left this morning for a Woman's Bible Conference. She works tonight from 4 o'clock PM till 8 o'clock PM.

Last night we drove out to Lake Michigan to watch the sunset. I mainly read last night, 'Stephen Spender: Journals 1939-1983' Edited by John Goldsmith.

I will close to drift and watch college football. Tomorrow we will be in the middle of the month. We all will soon be either in Hell or Heaven.

Lake Michigan sunset
Lake Michigan sunset

Lake Michigan sunset

Lake Michigan sunset

  • Current Mood
    exhausted exhausted