“So Will I (100 Billion X)” Lyric and Commentary

Hillsong United has come out with a relatively new song (2017), entitled “So Will I (100 Billion X).” Its songwriters are Joel Houston, Benjamin Hastings, and Michael Fatkin. I am personally a big fan of the song, particularly its melody and lyric. Click here to listen to it for yourself on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLURTvUQoTM VERSE 1 God of creation there at the …Continue reading →

Quantum Particles of Irresistible Grace

O detached string of causal necessity give form back its feeling by the imprint of Light’s touch. Your quantum particles of irresistible grace fill vibrating vessels of visible vicissitudes. Are you for real? Or just a figment of my imagination? Or part of my collective unconscious, if there is such a thing? How can I prove Your existence? Solipsists say …Continue reading →

Eternity Apart

Love is a mystery. That is not so difficult to understand, except if we ponder the mystery, then we’re back to where we began. But, what about love’s opposite? It, too, is a mystery. Some might say the antithesis of love is “hate” or “racism” or, how about, “evil”? Some might argue, however, from a philosophical perspective and say, “No. …Continue reading →

Plight of an Artist II

Curiosity and distractibility are braided together. Imagination and impulsivity hold hands. Temptation is built in to this intricate web of choosing. Patience–a virtue–is your best friend helping you unravel the knots of tension between beauty and betrayal. Wisdom–another friendly virtue–requires a vocation of untangling flowers from weeds. This, too, is the plight of an artist.

The space between your lips–

HOW I FELT about you, Sari, after we kissed for the first time:   The space between your lips— The foam of a Norwegian waterfall on my face.   The space between your lips— An eternity of curiosity and pleasure.   The space between your lips— A thesaurus of naked truth.   The space between your lips— The Tigris and …Continue reading →

epistemology

Besides the fact that epistemology is a teleological gift, it’s also fascinating because it’s very much like a beam of light, which emits natural revelation and illuminates our path to continue seeking, not only the origin to thought provoking questions, but also to arouse genuine curiosity towards its eternal Source.

Gentle Strength/Una Fuerza Gigante con una Ternura tan Grande

In Memory of My Beloved Uncle, Teacher, and Friend: Dr. José Thomas Campos The man that wisdom sought plucked at life’s virtuous string. What a melody you’ve made: your grandchildren skip in stride, while integrity sleeps soundly by our side. The stranger with gentle eyes is no stranger at all, but a challenge to make new memories come alive. Never …Continue reading →

Father

I wrote this poem about my relationship with my father a long time ago, but I always return to it like a homeless wanderer returning to his ole home town.   I miss the way we’d hold hands At night As you dreamt of your pilot days And restless pride. I held your thick fingers And you cupped my li’l …Continue reading →

Fear

Fear stifles love and ultimately imagination. To freely love and be loved (that is, to create a moment or memory with someone), one must stand ground in the presence of fear and its twin, condemnation, and smile in the dark. By the term “imagination” I mean the soul’s ability to freely create with bold, unapologetic pleasure. This courage and joy …Continue reading →

Cruel

I feel so cruel Leaving you behind With only crumpled currency. A leather glove of Mexican pelt Reaches through the window Into my world. “I must set boundaries,” So I tell myself. I inch across the border In a metallic time machine headed for a better life, So I think to myself. I offer only nickels and dimes Wrapped with …Continue reading →

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