True Love Stays

Grown girl

ticket bought

Packs her bags

takes her lot.

Off she flies

shadow cast

No regret

goodbye past.

Mother sits

table set

Room for three

no regret

Works so hard

she does too

Doesn’t talk

knows the truth

Money comes

successful team

Salon is both

their perfect dream

white and brown chairs inside a salon
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Books are full

place just shines

Locked arms

so sublime.

Prodigal girl

living high

Shining lights

money buys

Reckless life

gross, grim

Wasted, strife

pays for him

Present choices

eyesight dim

Wakes up

money gone

Lives in box

feeling wrong

grayscale photo of human lying on ground covered of cardboard box
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Drugs can’t fill

the empty hole

Stomach hurts

takes a tole

Dirty skin

messy hair

Thinks about

salon back there.

Sees a mirror

empty sight

Sees a daughter

tiny light

Starts walking

thumbs a ride

Head down

worlds collide.

Mom sees

her approaching

Sends a party

joy announcing

She is back

pour the wine!

Love her more

so sublime!

alcohol alcoholic anniversary beverage
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Pink party

brand new hair

Gorgeous dress

extravagant affair.


she is back

She resents

picked up her slack.

Mom knows

holds her close

True love stays

what matters most

She was gone

now she’s back

You are here

there’s no lack.

Heart is full

debt is paid

Don’t you see

true love stays

God is love

always forgives

God is love

always lives

Within a Christian


Life is full

finally us,

We. Are. Three.



noun a person who spends money in a recklessly extravagant way.

The Parable of the Lost Son

11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his propertybetween them.

13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father.

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

25 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27 ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’

28 “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’

31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”

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