Life Giving Flow

Water, the ever crashing sea to shore
The source in the mountains flow
A trickle, a stream down paths
Water erodes and water grows
It etches rocks, smoothes pebbles
Water, life giving, life taking
The soul of the planet, water
People’s tears in drought heart breaking
Water pours from stormy skies
And bring about the healing rains
But also deep deep floods of sorrow
How water, swirling, is our pains
Drink deep the well of love
The joy that life giving spring
And how we hold our memories
Wash us over in happy things
The river, time, in weaving lines
Flows ever forward to the seas
And in my life water constant
Relief, growth, pain, joy, it washes over me

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Love: A Biblical Essay written 2003

By Damien Knight

 Love is Kind and forgiving, for it is said: “Love covers over all wrongs.” Proverbs 10:12. Goodness is part of love. To eat plain with love surrounding you is better than to have steak in a room filled with bitterness. Love is understanding, “He who covers and offense promotes love.” Proverbs 17:9. Many seek out love, yes even I, “What a man desires is unending love.” Proverbs 19:22. And many claim their love never fails. Yes, men might fail but love is unfailing. I choose to fill my heart with love.

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Be Happy, Free (Oct 2012)

By Damien Knight

I felt so trapped here
Now I understand
I know what it means
The past I hate to dwell
On things I once said
That it was over
If I bury all pain
I can forget misery
If I smile and dream
Yes then it is over
Say it was once me
But now I’m happy
I now get it
Count my blessings
I once was angry
Now that’s not me
I won’t be that
I won’t be weak
It’s not who I am
Not me anymore
I am strong
Yes you can be sure
So lean on me

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Head Strong

By Damien Knight

I can feel the ache in my bones
Pain of years gone by.
They said I wouldn’t make it on my own
Truth, they didn’t lie.
How can I stand on my feet
When I was given broke legs?
Taunt, call me weak!
I won’t cave, not a man who begs.
You can knock me down,
But you wont count me out!

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Our First Ask Me Anything

Answers Written By Damien Knight

Shade of Writing AMA Link

Hello, I am Damien, the head blogger of our family blog The Shade of Writing. We are a home-school family of writers that love to travel. We write on various topics such as education, philosophy, poetry and history. We also have a Twitter, an Instagram and a YouTube.

I write poetry and share drafts of my novel when I am not in classes at the local university. My kids post their writing assignments from their books and papers on topics that interest them. My spouse travels for his job and most of our travel and food reviews are from him. We all are open to questions so ask away.

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