The Naked Truth Of The Word
Lo, thus, as prostrate, "In the dust I write My heart's deep languor and my soul's sad tears." Yet why evoke the spectres of black night To blot the sunshine of exultant years? Why disinter dead faith from mouldering hidden? 5 Why break the seals of mute despair unbidden, And wail life's discords into careless ears? Because a cold rage seizes one at whiles To show the bitter old and wrinkled truth Stripped naked of all vesture that beguiles, 10 False dreams, false hopes, false masks and modes of youth; Because it gives some sense of power and passion In helpless innocence to try to fashion Our woe in living words howe'er uncouth.
This book was written in response to some questionable practices regarding the development of "Green Smoothie" Books on Kindle. It Serves as a Warning to Customers Purchasing Green Smoothie Type Books as well as those making such "Books" that God is Not Mocked - Whatsoever a man soweth, He will also reap - One Way or Another. It is my sincere desire to speak God's Word to Life and Power for the Reader.
If it is true for you that "sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me," then your words are soft, weak and ineffective. Words can hurt; words can shatter; words can strip you naked, forcing you to see the truth no matter how precious the lies. This is the kind of word craft that awardwinning author and renowned spirituality teacher Rami Shapiro promotes in this fresh and unapologetic guide to writing as a spiritual practice.
The Naked Truth," by poet Allen Richey, is a story about a never-ending love between a man and a woman-a relationship that will last forever and a day. The context is of raw emotion put into words; it is not for the faint of heart. This story is a wild ride, with its ups and downs, laughter and tears. A few say that, while in love, only the strong survive, but sometimes it takes a strength outside ourselves to survive some of the things we live through.