Valerie Lynn Stephens' Blog
- Canton, Ohio, United States
- June 06
- Published poet, blogger at www.diabolusexmachinavaleriestephens.blogspot.com, www.livejournal.com, www.oursalon.com and many other incarnations...
MY RECENT POSTS
- AURIBES TENERE LUPUM (TO SEIZE
A WOLF BY THE EARS)
January 15, 2014 03:25PM
- TRUE FAITH
November 30, 2013 04:12PM
- KRONOS & KYROS
November 22, 2013 01:07PM
- A SALVATION WROUGHT IN FEAR &
November 19, 2013 02:30PM
- ODE TO JOHN FREDERICH NIMS
(Published in Nomad's Choir)
October 29, 2013 04:11PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Indeed, indeed. I was
just thinking the same thing
read yours, because I
August 10, 2013 03:23PM
Yes, I agree,
that most harm done to others
is out of self-defense
July 13, 2013 04:17PM
- “And also in you. God
October 19, 2012 02:50PM
- “And also in
October 19, 2012 02:48PM
- “"That which doesn't kill
us, makes us wish we were
October 15, 2012 06:44PM
Valerie Stephens's Links
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Sometimes the darkness is there to lead us to the light. The darkness always finds the light, no matter how reluctantly, deriving its very being from it. Yet still, the outside often seeps in too keenly, no matter how hermetically sealed/… Read full post »
To tread untrodden earth,
'Tis the price of rebirth,
A journey unmeasured but true,
To the victory being won in you. Read full post »
Dear God, bear fruit within this rancid, barren Soul.
Do Your work in me, Your unworthy servant.
Perform Your miracles of metaphysical Parthenogenesis.
Utterly scourge me, if You must.
Wring me out, turning me, again & again,… Read full post »
The more gainfully we walk towards the Light,
With equal & opposite force, the darkness doth beckon,
For the faster our hearts in Him, quicken & take flight,
How masterfully, with the Beast now stricken, we must reckon. Read full post »
Contrary to our human tendency to romanticize and even idolize mere mortals for their extraordinary feats & accomplishments, we are all mere ordinary people attempting extraordinary things.
We are, in essence, ordinarily extraordinary.
Each and every in… Read full post »
We are whole when the suffering has ceased,
and we can see it for what it was all along-
Mercy, Absolution, Transcendence.
For when Love has been neglected,
and is felt once more-
is let into the Soul,
this experience carries with it,
its… Read full post »
If only we could lose control of that most unnatural selection,
which barricades the earthen church of all that is forbidden yet sacred
from our grasp & sustenance would life no longer need be lived
in masked revolt against those dar… Read full post »
Come out, my Stoic friends!
Enter the womb of fire & force,
all ye born from the friction of matter
which hath sought & succeeded in realizing your form!
Heat! The giver of all Life!
The catalyst for all Harmony & Strife!
Convertible to emo… Read full post »
Evoking the shocking, evocative silence
of red balloons billowing across
a blindingly black on white landscape,
Eternity whisps on a tangent
down the rough strewn alley of Apathy,
boisterous, looking for a riot-
the lazy creeping haze commands,… Read full post »
As Night's corrective ink spills across the burgeoning sky,
It makes right,
All of Day's errs & wrongs-
The Spirit's wings quiver in delight,
For now may they fly,
And the Heart gayly sings,
It medley of victory songs,
For in having escaped another Day's… Read full post »
There is no "me" that you can ever pin down.
I variate & fluctuate with the tides of each precious moment, each breath, each and every heartbeat.
And it is only in these ordinary yet transcendent moments that I am at my most true, my most… Read full post »
Voltaire once said,
Thereupon his death bed,
"I would renounce The Devil,
Thus eagerly bringing level,
The apostate heart of every rebel,
But I ponder I must refrain,
From such low-brow disdain,
For though I am a man weak in death,
In life I was quite… Read full post »