The Hounds of Happiness

The hounds of happiness have been taught well
By master Guilty Fear to seek out all
The hearts where mirth and joyful feelings dwell;
The sound of glee and laughter is their call.

The hounds don’t live in time, or dwell in space,
But they can always find a place on earth;
The minds and hearts of people they do chase,
For they devour jealously all mirth.

The hounds detect all sounds and smell each scent;
Each laugh is heard throughout their darkened sphere;
They shred your life until your days are spent,
And chase to hell where there’s no hope or cheer.

We can escape the growling hunting hounds,
When fear is gone and only love abounds.

The First and the Last

This poem’s form is prescribed by the “First & Last Form.”

The First and the Last is for real
He takes all our sorrow to heal
Feeds thousands a miracle meal
Walks on the water in a storm
Is baptized with a dove’s white form

Passes through each city and town
Makes the unclean spirits all drown
Is mocked with a sharp thorny crown
The world, He did come to reform
All His works, real love did inform

He taught everyone to repent
To become, with our lot, content
To overcome our foe’s torment
He put Satan under His heel
The First and the Last is for real

“First & Last Form”
There are 15 lines, 5 lines per stanza.
This is the rhyme scheme: Aaabb cccbb dddaA
There are 8 syllables per line.
The first and last lines in the poem are the same.
There are only 4 different rhyming sounds (a-d).

Love Waited

This poem refers to spiritual love (spiritual union) and not to romantic love. There are more people who hate spiritual love than people who are disillusioned with romantic love. People can fall in love with someone romantically and never really know the person. On the other hand, spiritual love implies a deep knowing and understanding of the other person. The form of this poem is called a trianglet. It rhymes AbcxddxcbA (where the x lines don’t have to rhyme and the A lines are identical). The number of syllables per line is 1-2-3-4-5-5-4-3-2-1.

till the end
of time for you
to recognize it.
Now that you prize it
what will you do
to commend