Monday, July 6, 2015


On every day, in every measure
Lord, listen to my heartfelt cries
To deny myself untoward pleasure
To deny the father of lies

Grant me holy and righteous fire
Let me spit in that dark one's eyes
Let me praise you with song and lyre
And deny the father of lies

Make my very blood cry out in fervor
My bones to burn, my soul your prize
My lips and tongue your private server
As I deny the father of lies

And though I am unworthy of such joy
Though to you I may be of insignificant size
I ask that you purge me of every sinful ploy
And purge out of me all lies

God bless,
Joshua Fahey 

Saturday, July 4, 2015


What do you do with a beloved parent
Whose path has begun to become errant
Do you praise them drunk or sober
Do you praise them high or lower

What does honor require for mama
What does love require for papa
As they slowly destroy themselves
And leave any dreams and loves on shelves

Before their troubles turn to death
Before their darkness gives a breath
What can be done day after day
What can be done besides pray?

God bless,
Joshua Fahey

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Freedom Haiku

Pop bubbles of fire
Light falls to the people
The smell of freedom

God bless,
Joshua Fahey

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Evil Genius

Burning metal in my bones
Finds a way to chill my veins
So that the lungs dulcet tones
May coagulate blood in my brains
While I evilly make finger thrones
And my eyes make shifty refrains

God bless,
Joshua Fahey

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


A close shave is needed
To return unheeded
In a home of cat purrs
With cut and whisked whiskers

God bless,
Joshua Fahey