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Television

What can make darkness itself
illuminate your room?

What fills you eyes with images
yet takes them from your mind?

What keeps your attention while shortening its span?
What can teach facts, while lowering intellect?
What stimulant acts as a depressant to the imagination?
What makes writers' names known yet takes away the desire to read?
What can make darkness itself illuminate your room?
My wife and I do not own a TV and we find it very liberating!
This is not at all a criticism of all TV programs! It's more concerned with the lifestyle of switching the brain off and switching the TV on, watching hours and hours of TV per day and also the adverse effects of exposing children and infants to too much TV, educational or otherwise... The poem can also be applied to facebook, twitter and youtube etc!

Dependance: A Prayer

Abba father
May I not be yet,
Clay that has been cast and set.
But in humble recognition
Of my nature fallible,
May I remain childlike
And in your hands malleable.
May I bow before you In broken dependence, Salvaged by your Unreachable transcendence, Which stretched the distance From holiness to degradation To plant inside flesh The seed of salvation:
The very will of God, Who chose as his raiment to endure Rejection humiliation and harrowing slaughter, to procure That which humanity Alone could never reach, As the stains of our folly The blood of Jesus did bleach.
May I never fall For any idol of allure, But remain in a garment Cleansed and pure. Lord, bid every facet Of my heart to stay in your hands only, With which you forged night and day,