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Meditative Musings

James Revoir

Musings about Faith and Life

 

This is a personal collection of poetry, borne out of twenty years of life experience.

 
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Meditative Musings

 

A Personal Anthology of Musings about Faith and Life

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
Table of Contents

 

Blackberries……...………………………………………..……………………Chapter 1

 

Grampa’s Hands……...…………………………………..……………………Chapter 2

 

Hitler……..............………………………………………..……………………Chapter 3

 

Mouses and Houses……...……………………………………..………………Chapter 4

 

Rush Hour..……...………………………………………..……………………Chapter 5

 

Thousands...……...………………………………………..……………………Chapter 6

 

Gringo……...………………………………………..…………………….……Chapter 7

 

Waiting Room……...………………………………………..…………………Chapter 8

 

Because……...………………………………………..…………………………Chapter 9

 

Danger……...………………………………………..……………...…………Chapter 10

 

Devotion……...………………………………………..………………………Chapter 11

 

Different……...………………………………………..………………………Chapter 12

 

Fill……...………………………………………………....……………………Chapter 13

 

Finished……...………………………………………..………….……………Chapter 14

 

God’s Presence……...………………………………………...………………Chapter 15

 

He Chose Me……...……………………………………..……………………Chapter 16

 

He Gave……...…………………………………………...……………………Chapter 17

 

He Is……...………………………………………..…………………..………Chapter 18

 

Hunger……...………………………………………..……..…………………Chapter 19

 

I Am……...………………………………………..………...…………………Chapter 20

 

If……...………………………………………..………………………………Chapter 21

 

The Beginning……...………………………………………..…………..……Chapter 22

 

Jerusalem……...………………………………………..……………..………Chapter 23

 

Soon……...………………………………………..………………...…………Chapter 24

 

Joy……...………………………………………..………………………….…Chapter 25

 

Lord Jesus I Love You……...………………………………………..………Chapter 26

 

Israel……...………………………………………..…………………..………Chapter 27

 

Patience……...………………………………………..…….…………………Chapter 28

 

Prayer of Self Surrender……...………………………………...……………Chapter 29

 

Psalm……...………………………………………….…..……………………Chapter 30

 

Rave……...…………………………………………….....……………………Chapter 31

 

Reach……...……………………………….……………..……………………Chapter 32

 

Restoration……...………………………………………..…………...………Chapter 33

 

Shake! Break! Rattle! Roll!……...………………………...…………………Chapter 34

 

Simple Grace……...……………………………………..……………………Chapter 35

 

Swine Slop……...………………………………………..……………………Chapter 36

 

Taught……...…………………………………...………..……………………Chapter 37

 

The Call……...………………………………………..……….………………Chapter 38

 

To Jerusalem……...……………………………………..……………………Chapter 39

 

War Within……...………………………………………..…………...………Chapter 40

 

World to Come……...………………………………………..….……………Chapter 41

 

You’re the One……...………………………………………...………………Chapter 42

 

You Were Thinking of Me……...……………………………………………Chapter 43

 

Dreams……...………………………………………..…………..……………Chapter 44

 

The Capsule……...……………………………………....……………………Chapter 45

 

The Face of Evil……...……………………………………….………………Chapter 46

 

Driftwood……...………………………………………..…………..…………Chapter 47

 

Gloomy Gladness……...………………………………………..….…………Chapter 48

 

I’m Ugly……...………………………………………..………………………Chapter 49

 

Lonely Soldier……...………..…………………………..……………………Chapter 50

 

When Friends Fail……...………………………………….…………………Chapter 51

 

Bus People……...………………………………………..………….…………Chapter 52

 

Christmas Lights……...………………………………………………………Chapter 53

 

I Saw Bat Boy Biting Santa Claus……...……………………………………Chapter 54

 

Jack and Jill……...…….………………………………..……………………Chapter 55

 

Kismet……...………………………………………..…………………...……Chapter 56

 

First Dance……...………………………………………..………...…………Chapter 57

 

Free……...………………………………………………..……………………Chapter 58

 

High School……...………………………………………..…………..………Chapter 59

 

Karaoke……...………………………………………..………………………Chapter 60

 

Silly Geek……...………………………………………..………..……………Chapter 61

 

Lighthouse Keeper……...……………………………….……………………Chapter 62

 

Autumn……...………………………………………..……………….………Chapter 63

 

Ballad of the Sea……...………………………………………….……………Chapter 64

 

Midwest Winter……...………………………………………….……………Chapter 65

 

Sunset……...……………………………………………..……………………Chapter 66

 

Audrey Hepburn……...………………………………………………………Chapter 67

 

Spanish TV……...………………………...……………..……………………Chapter 68

 

Mr. Whipple……...……………………………………..……………………Chapter 69

 

1969……...………………………………………..………...…………………Chapter 70

 

Camping……...………………………………...………..……………………Chapter 71

 

Meteor Shower……...………………………………………..….……………Chapter 72

 

Plunge……...………………………………………..…………………………Chapter 73

 

Summer Camp Skivvy Scamper……...…………………………...…………Chapter 74

 

Choose……...…………………………………………………….....…………Chapter 75

 

Divine Dialogue……...…………………………...……………………...……Chapter 76

 

 

 

 

 


 
Blackberries

 

The cooing, wooing voice of the doting mother
 
Brings a peaceful comfort to the infant child.
 
While outside the sanctuary of their home
 
The world crumbles and decays;
 
While outside the sanctuary of their home
 
Untold thousands of lives are shattered;
 
While outside the sanctuary of their home
 
Untold thousands scream and cry out in utter agony-
 
Inside the protective sanctuary of their home,
 
Mother and child open the fridge
 
And share a quart of fresh blackberries;
 
Mischievously giggling and making silly faces at one another,
 
They open their mouths wide
 
To show off their crimson tongues and purple-stained teeth,
 
Their lips smeared in sweet, delicious, scarlet delight.
 
In an eternal moment frozen in time,
 
The world outside seems so far away-
 
There is mother and child and no one else;
 
And the quiet sanctuary of their home
 
Is their entire universe. 

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alphamomma wrote 514 days ago

I am finally publishing my book of poems. I took your advice about the arrangement. I would like to include your comments in the front of the book along with the other "reviews."

“As your name means "like Christ" so your poetry beautifully reflects your passion and intimacy with Him.” James Revoir

If I have your approval, please leave a permission message on my Facebook page - Christine Gail Garcia.

Thank you.

Peter B wrote 529 days ago

Yeah, we all wanted to marry Audrey! Super collection of musings, that is a good assessment. This is not just one afternoons jotting down notes speculating on so many different topics and aspects of who knows what's to come next. Nice job buddy Jim. Peter B.

evermoore wrote 565 days ago

Such insight...depth...pain...hurt...laughter..love...and such a gift you've shared. From the first...Grampa's Hands...the descriptive way you spoke of his life, comparing it to the rings of a tree...how he used that axe making you bring up Adam in the Garden...and his comment...ohhhhhhhhh, James...I laughed. I knew your poetry would be a delight to read and I was right.

God bless...Linda
Children Walking With Jesus

patio wrote 577 days ago

Gloomy Gladness read like a song
I love poems, hence I love this book
MAX STARS

patio wrote 659 days ago

You done a good story on Hitler

Cara Gold wrote 669 days ago

{Meditative Musings} – James Revoir
I read the first five of your musings; ‘Blackberries’, ‘Grampa’s Hands’, ‘Hitler’, ‘Mouses and Houses’ and ‘Rush Hour.’
What a lovely collection you have here! In these five short chapters, you have already shown such diversity and given me a great deal of enjoyment.

I like ‘Blackberries’ for the way you explore the relationship between mother and child. The last three lines truly touched me ‘There is mother and child and no one else/And the quiet sanctuary of their home/Is their entire universe.’ Mother/child relationships are something I like to explore too in my writing, so this really touched me!

‘Grampa’s Hands’ was very different, more personal because of the use of the first person. It made me pause for a moment and think – nice shift from the Adam in the ‘Garden of Eden’ and the old man, Adam Smith. Interesting… this made me think…

‘Hitler’ – your writing is powerful here, to capture the brutal nature of what Hitler did. The link to devil and fallen angels is very strong.

‘Mouses and Houses’ – such a light contrast from the previous chapter! Enjoyable with its comic undercurrents :)

‘Rush Hour’ – lots of terrific images to capture the feeling, indeed, of rush hour. The very structuring of the poem itself is ‘loose’ and rolls fluidly along, keeping the reading pace fast, and making us feel like we’re caught in the rush.

Thank you so much for sharing these, they are delightful to read and I hope to come back soon! Thank you also for your lovely comment on ‘Dawn of Destruction’, it means a lot to me that you like my writing :)
Sincerely
Cara

hadley wrote 711 days ago

Hi James I am finally making my way down my very large list of books to read and I have found yours to be quite delightful. Whether you are describing situations from high school, watching the News or going off to summer camp you obviously have a very poetic way of expressing your thoughts. I love how in the last chapter you sum it all up as being a choice as to how one decides to think feel etc no matter what life throws at you. God is still in control and we just need to trust. Thank you for your honesty and biblical creativity. This would be a great daily devotioinal and benefit many. Nice job, high stars and watch list,
Mary ann
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JamesRevoir wrote 891 days ago

Hello Bridget:

Thank you for your kind comments and for backing Meditative Musings.

Bless you!

James

I enjoyed reading your poems. I think you are a great poet.
Blessing,
Bridget

Bridget Sherman wrote 891 days ago

I enjoyed reading your poems. I think you are a great poet.
Blessing,
Bridget

John Page wrote 954 days ago

Beautiful poetry...meditative indeed. Clearly your life is one of wonder, musing, and reflection, and humor. Best wishes.

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