Saturday, November 22, 2014

Am I Left or Am I Right?

Am I left or am I right?
Am I a simple meek little sheep?
Where will I stand that last night?
What will my actions reap?

Will I be attentive to my God
In his million masks in the street?
Or duck my head in cowardly nod
To keep my life nice and neat?

When the Son sets at last
Will I have loved Him like I ought
Or will I be under a spell I cast
Among the finite works I wrought?

God bless,
Joshua Fahey

Friday, November 21, 2014

Memory Leak

I cannot recall
What I ate this past week
It seems I am a victim
Of a memory leak

Beholding thoughts of food
Which when I try to seek
I encounter a hole
Where my memory leaks

It worries my heart
My body is weak
Perhaps I didn't eat
And I have no memory leak?

Sorry, we were talking
Think me not a freak
But what were you saying
I've had a memory leak

God bless,
Joshua Fahey

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Tension of Drama

The tension of drama
That tautness of laughter
Relentess joy
Up through the rafters
Ringing a belfry
Dusty and stale
By a boy
Cheery yet pale
Enlightening the darkness
With mischievous light
Riding silent and coy
But not fearing a fight

God bless,
Joshua Fahey

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Numbing Air

Numbing air, halting prayer
My fingers move along the beads
Cuffs of steel, a bitter meal
Walking down the reeds
Walking with my brothers
Down on through the reeds

Youngest one, a woman's son
The woman who now pleads
Riders slow, whip us go
Walking down the reeds
Walking 'way from mothers
Down on through the reeds

God bless,
Joshua Fahey

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Strung so bold and taut
Taught the life that angels sung
Sing a melody so simple
Simply within my soul it rung

God bless,
Joshua Fahey

Monday, November 17, 2014

Crystalled Life

Crystalled life, formed and framed
Every one our brother has named
Pure pyre of frosted flame
Signaled snow, recall his name
Silent breath of the holy Lord
Surround me with the eternal Word
That I may dance with as much glee
As the angels serving thee

God bless,
Joshua Fahey

Sunday, November 16, 2014


If a friend lends you some grace
Do not bury it in a darkened place

God bless,
Joshua Fahey