Friday, December 28, 2012

Masacure - a (late) Christmas Poem

A poem/song I originally wrote about the mascure of baby boys after Mary and Joseph fled to Eygpt, though it makes sense for the mothers of those who killed in CT shootings.

Your eyes so small, so innocent,
A beautiful smile, so fragile, so sweet.
Tiny fingers, tiny toes,
My son I love you more than you'll ever know.

Your laughter is my greatest joy,
your four toothed grin, the only reward I need.
To be without you is unthinkable,
My precious boy, oh my dearest son.

They came on wings of darkness,
stealing love, stealing life.
They left you broken and torn,
sending you Home, washed in my tears.

I raised my voice and sang for you,
wept this massace of  innocence.
I held you close, refused thier comfort,
begging for your life, my son, oh my son.

Always will I harbor your memory,
deep inside, I will ponder your story.
I don't know why, the Lord chose you, to die today,
but I will try to understand, the underlying theme.

Even though they came on wings of darkness,
stealing my love, stealing your life.
Even though I've never been so broken and torn,
I know you are Home and it's everything you need.

Never will I forget your life, my gift.
Never will I forget, my son, oh my son.

Monday, November 19, 2012


In our culture, chivalry and young men in general are under attack. No one expects a guy to open a door, or offer to carry a heavy package. If they do it is most often seen as offensive, met with statements like, "I can do it myself!"
Sadly most people have accepted it. This post was written by a young man who is determined not too.(used with permission)

Declaration of Chivalry

by Luke Alistar

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for us young men to decide how we will treat the fairer sex in personal interaction, and to assume among the people of the earth the honorable station which the laws of God have ordained for us, decency of character requires that we declare widely the chivalrous beliefs we hold, in hopes that others will join us.

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created strong, as protectors; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unavoidable duties; that among these duties are chivalry, honor, and purity. That to carry out these duties, we must look to the Bible for wisdom, deriving our just direction from the Word of God through prayer; that whenever any man becomes destructive of these honorable qualities, it is our right to alter or abolish him, and to comfort those who have been hurt, keeping our values founded on what is true and good, which all comes from the Creator.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that the wisdom of older Christ-following men who have proved their values should not be disregarded for the drives of the passionate young heart or even our own interpretations of God’s word; but still all experience behind the advice we receive must be considered, and tested against the Holy Scriptures.

Now, when a long trail of abuses and perversions arise while men of all ages pursue beautiful girls, it is our right, it is our duty, to condemn such actions, and to provide our services for the future security of said beautiful girls. Such has been the sufferance of many innocent victims, and some not so innocent but still victims, and such is now the necessity which constrains us to sign this declaration and endeavor to alter the decadent decay of our culture.

The history of the present state of the world is a history of repeated injuries and perversions, all having in direct object the destruction of purity and honor, the selfish fulfilling of fleshly desires, and the oppression of all that is innocent and true. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

Men have refused to stand up for what they believe.

They have shirked their responsibilities as males, their divine duties, and utterly neglected to show unconditional love to those who depend on them.

They have refused to honor innocence when it would interfere with the satisfying of their selfish desires, or the reaching of their goals.

They have called together legislative bodies to pass laws, which give them the right to abandon families and pervert the perfect system of marriage instituted by God without facing any immediate consequences.

They have torn down the opposition repeatedly for resisting with manly firmness their invasions on the rights of the fairer sex.

They have endeavored to prevent the pursuit of pure and Godly relationships; for that purpose introducing all manner of intolerant attitudes and evil alternatives to purity.
They have obstructed the administration of Biblical justice, by refusing their assent to laws that would hold men to a higher standard.

They have raped; they have murdered; they have abandoned children. They have broken countless hearts; they have refused to admit when they are wrong; they have committed every atrocious work of evil that could be imagined.

We, therefore, the representatives of the Bible-believing Church of God, of which Jesus Christ is the greatest authority, in Christian brotherhood standing together and appealing to God for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name and by the authority of Jesus Christ, solemnly publish and declare, that we will do everything in our power to spread honor and chivalry through the world; that all women and girls have the right to be treated with respect; that we will never touch them without permission, and then only if the contact is in keeping with the exhortations of the Bible; that we will refrain from all lewd remarks and keep our eyes and thoughts where they belong; that those perverted men who cause harm and/or fear to women will be swiftly and justly dealt with; and that as sons of God we will treat all girls as sisters, standing firm to protect them from harm, to honor their wishes and requests as far as we ourselves are concerned. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the perfect and true Word of God, we mutually pledge to Jesus Christ and to the good of all women, our lives, our fortunes, our devotion of pure intentions, and our sacred honor as men, the divinely ordained protectors of those weaker than ourselves.

Let all those in agreement solemnly affirm this promise, and seal their commitment by adding their signature below.


This declaration is my prayer for the men who will read it. I pray that the Lord will enable you all to stand in the gates and be forerunners ofa new generation who will follow in your footsteps. And I pray the girls reading this will remember their duty as partners and encouragers in this venture we call life. We should spur the men in our lives on, affirm them, and build them up, not tear them down and participate in the cultural degradation of men.

So what do you say, guys? Will you sign your name large enough for Satan to read without his spectacles, as one of my friends so passionatly put it?

And girls, will you let them? For let’s face it, girls, we often are the largest stumbling block for men to overcome.

If anyone, man or woman, chooses to take up this cause, then I bid you this in closing. Give your enemies no quarter. Fight well. Don't lose heart. Embrace your calling.

About Luke Alistar
Luke is the published author of seven books including Offset which was a finalist in the 2010 One Year Adventure Novel contest and Snapshots! which took first place in the 2011 contest. He also writes for, a newsletter by Christian teens for other Christian writers.
You can find more of Luke's writings at his blog

Thursday, May 24, 2012


       I wrote this poem to describe the different voices that Satan takes in our culture to tell people who they should be. I got the ideas for  each stanza from  people that I've observed.

echo around her,
shrouding her mind,
telling her who she is:
"Incapable, misguided, and worthless."

hold her heart
dominating her thoughts 
telling her who she is:
"Alone, silent, and unseen."

build walls around her,
closing her eyes,
telling her who she is:
"Tormented, broken, and  hopeless."

wash over her,
sapping her strength,
telling her who she is:
"Imperfect, vulnerable, and lost."

whispers in her ear,
asking for her heart,
telling her who she is:
"Beautiful, loved, valuable, to die for, His daughter."

Thursday, March 29, 2012


 This is one of my favorite songs, Surrender by BarlowGirl. It's a slow song, but the meaning behind the lyrics is so cool!! So please be patient and listen to the lyrics then scroll down and read on. :P

Did you listen to it yet? This is your last chance... are you sure? Okay.

     This song talks about completely surrendering your dreams to God. Unless you give your talents and hopes for the future back to God - giving Him the oppertunity to potetially take them away - trying to use them for His glory is nearly useless. While it may accomplish some, it will never bring as much glory to God as it would if we gave it all to Him.

When you dig deep down into the depths of your heart and look at your dreams and ambitions, hopes, pains, and everything that makes you, you, it's hard to even imagine lifting it all out, handing it to your Father and allowing Him to craft into something for His gain. What if He doesn't give it back? What if I will never be able to have my own dreams?  What if what God wants me to do will show people who I really am? What if it hurts me? What if what I thought was a huge, utterly awesome dream is really not worth it to God?

It's easy to get lost in the land of "What ifs".

It's hard to let go when it brings you pain.

But. The reward. Is. Totally. Worth. It.

    God gives such  peace and joy afterwards that it's hard to remember why you were so hesitant in the first place. I've found that I am constantly having to let go of new things. My human nature yearns to hold on to something, to have something that's all mine. I've learned that I have to cling to God like letters to a page in order to keep my hands open for the gifts of my Father.
Another thing that I've noticed is that when I'm distracted by all the things I want, or hope to do I don't notice the amazing oppertunities He gives me to help others.
When I am fully committed to Him, heart, sould and mind, it is my absolute joy to do as He asks.

So what are your thoughts?