Followers of The Way

Followers Of The Way : By Joshua David

 

Followers in fleeting autumn days,

and whisperers in the night;

We are but few who pass this time,

in keeping with the Light.

The upright walk and courted heart,

which keeps the dark at bay;

Steel your soul, hold fast my friend,

Ye follower of The Way.

Blessed is the mind which quanders,

all His splendid gifts;

It causes not the heart to wander,

upon the sands that shift.

On solid ground is he who stands,

within the belted gap;

So fervent, broad, bold and true,

that not an ail will sap.

Carry forth the good news,

the message of our Lord,

that has been written on your heart,

today and forevermore.

Keep still and listen,

His voice is wise and true,

He whispers not to fear the end,

by then what’s due is due.

Ghost of one who has come to pass,

and is forever here,

Host of Spirit who’s been sent down;

His word our mouths declare.

You know truth, you know reason,

Don’t let the evil of this world shake you;

You know mercy, you know love,

never-the-more this world can break you.

Give great to others,

and keep little for yourself;

Your treasures are in heaven,

where every ounce is double-delt.

Treat others quite the same,

as want would be your soul,

remember brother, sister,

this is the golden rule.

Our Lord is coming!

Tis sooner the day now, as it ever was!

When every heart will joint proclaim,

blessed is the Lord, our heavenly host!

That day when every knee shall bow,

and His mighty voice will say,

“Your hearts are well with Me,

oh Followers of The Way!”

 

I hope you enjoyed this post. May God bless you all,   Joshua

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Circle Life

Circle Life : By Joshua David

 

I float in a never ending circle,

never slowing down, never stopping to rest.

I’ve been around so many times.

My life spans from one revolution to the next.

I have a dream of stopping my circle,

but dreams will only fade…

I have a dream of stopping my circle,

of having a circle free life one day.

Dreams of Life

This is how I remember,

my happiness in dreams.

I think of rain and morning;

laughter and many other things.

Things that were dear to me,

and things that have never been.

Things that I may or may not see again.

Only here… in dreams can I see,

everything in limitless collage.

It spins the web of my mind,

and traps the aspects of the day.

My mind wraps them up and saves them,

for a later time.. a later day.

And I hope the weave is strong enough,

to keep my dreams from falling away.

I dream until I wake, I dream all the night long.

These dreams they are my thoughts, they are my mind,

My existence, my life.

My dreams, they are me.

Super Huge Mondo Anniversary Event!

Okay, so I know I’ve been quiet for a long while now. Almost the entire month of May in fact. I’m breaking the silence today for a special announcement. 🙂

June is a special anniversary month for me. I celebrate the 3rd anniversary of my first short story publication “The Survivors”, published June 2nd 2014. I also celebrate the first year anniversary of my blog! What?!! It’s been one year already you say? Yes, it has been my friend, and so now I want to celebrate.

Join me June 1st, 2nd and 3rd for the celebration.

We’ll begin June 1st when my novel Nowhere will be free both June 1st and 2nd!

Then on June 2nd and 3rd, The Survivors will be free!

Lastly, on June 3rd, I’m releasing my next self published title. In a way it’s a one year anniversary of some of my favorite blog posts, but it’s also an anthology of new, never before seen short stories, but wait… it’s also a new revised and extended version of “The Survivors”!

The Survivors And Other Stories, get it on June 3rd! Check out the wicked cool cover design by author Milo Abrams! 🙂 Good stuff man, I hope y’all like it!

Ironing Out The First Draft : April/Nano Recap

So my April Camp Nanowrimo is reaching a close. I’m trying to crunch out words till the the last few minutes of the event.

For the first week I worked on my novella Albert Einstein : Chrononaut. I completed about 6,000 words on it, then I moved to my novella series A Brief Word On Hypersleep Studies and wrote a new chapter for it. Lastly I’ve been working the past week or so on my rough draft of This Boy’s Mind. This will be my second completed novel. Right now the manuscript sits at around 57,000 words. I added two chapters and edited the first 150 pages pretty extensively. I’m working on the second 150 pages now.

Altogether, I firmly believe that my writing routine has started to revolve around Nano now. I’ve participated in 5 Nano events now and each time I feel like Nanowrimo months seem to jump start my writing routine again and then I progressively lose my regiment month after month until the next Nano event.

So here’s the outlook for the next few months. In may, I’ll be coming out with a book of short stories. It’ll be titled The Survivors and Other Stories and will contain most of the shorts that I wrote in 2016. Later this summer, I’m hoping to publish This Boy’s Mind. I’ll keep working on my second book of short stories to be published as Albert Einstein : Chrononaut and Other Stories and also my third novel entitled Horntooth’s Farm. I’m looking toward both for a Fall release date. Finally I will publish finished versions of both A Brief Word on Hypersleep Studies and The Boy With Dragon Wings hopefully late this year.

That’s a lot of linking to do in one post! 🙂

Just trust me when I say that I feel like God has given me some epic stories to tell and I’m working really hard to get them all out of my head and on to paper so that you all can read them. It’s taken a long time to get this far. Here’s hoping that 2017 is as big year as I’m planning for.

Wish you all the best,

Joshua