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Untitled by Chestlyn Draghoender

[tabby title="Poem"] Things got broken,And then they assaulted me.I cried like a little bitand then the shit began.They went crazy. I hated themFor treating me this way.At first, everything was good.Until they heard that I was gay. They didn't think...

Ten things I hate by Chestlyn Draghoender

[tabby title="Poem"] Ten things I hate: The fake pastor's automobile. The almighty attitudes of some. The young heart of a player. Nasty habits that lead to addiction. The constant friction between a husbandand his wife. The mentalities of those that...

The Promise by Chestlyn Draghoender

[tabby title="Poem"] We've been waiting patientlyfor the gift,until the day of Pentecost.We've been waiting patientlyfor the promisefrom the Father.The one Jesus spoke about,soon after his resurrection.But you,You think that we're crazy.You think this is a game.You say that we have...

My Father’s Hands by Chestlyn Draghoender

[tabby title="Poem"] I wasn't raised by my father's hands.Those tiny hands couldn't raise a monkeyeven if they wanted to.When he visited I kept my fingers crossed,In the hope that my mother wouldn't see himand lose her temper. I wasn't raised...

Unconditional Love & Unforgivable Sins by Chestlyn Draghoender

[tabby title="Poem"] DO NOTspeak of sacrificeand commitment,Without knowing whatthey mean Carry onas though we had no reasonto leave. Believewhen you said we would fail A thousand livescouldn't make up forthose unforgivable sins DO NOTspeak of unconditional loveWithout learning how to...