Saturday, July 05, 2008


By: R.A. Slater
Gone are the days of blue haze
The mowers came one day
And cut it all down
They showed no remorse
They showed no regret
Only stisfaction in a job well done
Gone are the days of youth
Gone is our innocence
Now we must trod the path unmarked
We may travel without joy in our bosom
Or hope in our heart
But faith still abides
For though the path is unmarked
Robbed of the delightful blue haze
It is still the same path as before

Friday, June 27, 2008

Tantalize 2

Tantalize Me {pt 2}
by: R.A. Slater

Once in our secret place
You tantalize me
Your touch is light as a feather
Becoming firmer as I press into you
Teasing me at the edge of my senses
Your fingers trace my face
Running along my cheekbones
Under my chin, caressing my neck
You draw me close to you
Without my being aware
So easily you reached into my world
And drew me away
Pulling me into your own
Where thought stills
And attention is focused on you
On your touch
Your gaze
Your beating heart
Blending somehow with my own
Longing for more of you
Hoping that this moment does not end
But goes on forever

Thursday, May 08, 2008


Inspired by a recent sermon by David Wilkerson that I read entitled "An Eclipse of Faith".

By: R. A. Slater

Why do You hide?
Why do You leave me alone?
Your hand which covered me
Now covers Your face from me
Withholds Your presence
Keeps Your very breathe
Afar off

The barest shimmers
Along the edges of perception
Serve to remind me
Of the past glories
Of how things used to be
Instead of reminding me
That You are not completely gone

My heart cries out for Your return
Even as I deal with the anger
Over Your departure
Not understanding WHY?
Why God?
What did I do to deserve
The absence of You?

Can't You see
What this is doing to me?
How I can't breathe?
How I stumble and fall
Because I can't see
In this diluted darkness
Of this eclipse?

I wish that I could give up
I long to give up
But something keeps prodding me
A faint glimmer of hope perhaps
A last shred of faith
That this too shall pass
That You will return to me

Friday, April 25, 2008

Tantalize 1

Tantalize {pt 1}
by: R.A. Slater

How you tantalize me
Drawing me on
Tempting me with bits and pieces
Marking the way with delectable morsels
Each one designed to captivate
And hold my attention
As you lead me to your destination
Where we can be together at last
With no one to bother
And no interruptions
So that you can ravish me
At your leisure
Taking your time at exploring me
Pleasuring in my pleasure
This thought draws me on after you
You never waiver
Never let me wander
Keeping our eyes on each other
And the destination
And the as of yet unknown
Ecstasies that await us there
My heart pounds in anticipation
And I hear the echo of this desire
In your voice as you encourage me on

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


A change of pace.....sort of a commerical break maybe? lol!

by: R.A. Slater

Sleathily I rise above the horizon
Uncurling my luminescent beams
As a flower opens her petals to the sun
Or as a maiden unfurls her hair for her lover
For so I desire to be to you
Stretching forth in my beauty
I long to wake you
Arouse you from your slumber
To caress you with my soft tendrils
Pleasure you with my sweetness
To bathe you with my incandescent glow
Seduce you with my smooth milky white
To feel your hands reaching back
And see the desire in my eyes
Reflected in your own
Pulling closer to each other
No longer existing in distant orbits
But dancing closer and closer
Until we are in the same plane
Will you be there when I wake
Or will it turn out to be a dream
Regardless I display my beauty for you to see
As a maiden slowly disrobes for her lover
For so I long to be to you

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Count My Tears

Count My Tears
by: R.A. Slater
Do You count my tears
Each one as they fall
In a steady stream
As anguish breaks my heart
Yet once again
As I am forgotten
Shoved to the side
And ignored
Do You count my tears
Shed in loneliness and despair
Differently from the other tears
Shed in joy and delight
Though far and few between
Do You keep them in seperate bottles
Or pool them all together
Do You count my tears
That I cause myself
Or consider them deserved
Unworthy of marking
Do You count my tears
Even when they aren't shed
Held in by fear
Of judgement and condemnation
See them now
Dropping, streaming, falling
How can You count
A continuous stream

Saturday, April 12, 2008


by: R.A. Slater
Sometimes I don't know where You are
Looking high and low
Until I am weary and faint
I curl up inside into a tiny ball
The pain of my loss too great to bear
The world bears down on me
Cutting off my will to live
Cutting off the very air I breath
Though my tongue has been silenced
Still my heart cries out to You
Knowing that where ever You are
You always hear each whispered shout
How I miss Your presence
Your arms wrapped around me
Keeping me warm in this cold world
So now I wait...
Sitting here alone and cold
Weary with my crying
Waiting for You to find me again

Wednesday, April 02, 2008


by: R.A. Slater
April 5, 2008

I am so weary of my life
Of waiting and longing
For open doors that aren't there
Of hoping for things
That never come to pass
Even the windows are solidly locked
I have checked them twice
There is no escape from this dark passage
As I groan beneath the weight of my burden
Trying to scream
In a world of deaf people
I find that I am invisible
No breath of cool air
To bring me relief
No oasis in this darkness
To quench my thirst
Blindly I grope along
Needing to keep moving
If there is a light
At the end of this tunnel
My heart feels that it is far off
And I despair of living long enough
To see it with my own eyes
Instead of imagining it
But I am weary
Unable to keep my chin up any longer
Needing rest
And finding no safe refuge