Yes, It Is More To Me Than Just A Pen Name [Redux]

[after John 3:30]

Call it a handle, screen or bardic name:
it keeps me centered and has made me whole;
not taken to boast, or present a claim
upon the shimmering of hollow fame;
(me decreased and Christ increased in my soul).
Skeptics may make of it a mockery;
or have some snide remark of pointed shame

(with skewed remarks---inflicted repeatedly):
but I embraced it to my very soul,

a gift of appellation conferred
and gladly signed it to the poetry,

and pray to be near Christ---as, hence, Starward.




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