​Call for Submissions | Heal the World Issue 12 | Parousia Magazine

  PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 12th Issue to be published by September 2020 The theme of this forthcoming Issue is HEAL THE WORLD Psalm 147:3 KJV He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Heal the world is a theme inspired by the present pandemic that has plaqued…

A Poem from Kelsey May | PAROUSIA Magazine

  Your Hands, Instruments of God after Francesca Bell Oh, the mooring. The fishing boat stranded, sandbarred & unsaved. Who can salvage when each net is tangled in coral, when what is underneath & unseen is fated. Then the pierced palms. The feet calming the storm, no more waves, no more wind. How the moon…

Balm by Victoria Crawford | Poetry | PAROUSIA Magazine

  Balm Jagged glass shards shedding their twinkle slivers crystals of dust lacerating callused soles, souls dry air, hard air slicing skin dogs panting hot season gasps beyond even the embrocation devotion of balm Mary Magdalene rubbed over the feet of Jesus Rain patters on metal roof, unheard, unnoticed until I wake into cloud-shadowed morning…

Three Poems from Kelsey May | PAROUSIA Magazine

    Thirty Candles Burning   I never expected the betrayal, the dew so sweet I hit it under my tongue and didn’t tell a soul. Days passed, and I didn’t sleep. I untied all the ropes. The morning thistled but couldn’t tempt me. I brushed my hair with a gold-toothed honeycomb. The lion’s claws…

true self by Rick Davis | Poetry | PAROUSIA Magazine

lying on the pillowy bed i count my breath running from random thoughts like jonah fleeing nineveh i encounter a system of larks realizing that the observable universe is transient and less than real as i eclipse the depths of peace finding a God of mercy in daffodils & tulips allowing myself to become an…

Three Poems by Kirby Olson | PAROUSIA Magazine

  EVOLUTION OF THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY On the planet Sirius, a comic mood prevails. There are beings with nine heads & 88 arms Who can juggle 880 balls & whistle in 9 Octaves simultaneously. God sits & watches the planet Sirius, A blue orb in a brighter area of the universe, And eats it up…