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Kristine K. Lowder

A former editor and aerospace professional, Kristine Lowder earned her degree in Communication/Print Media from Biola University. Her byline has appeared in numerous hard copy and electronic venues and more than thirty ezines. She has published eight books to date and is working on her next title. For more information, visit Kristine's Korner.

Knuckle White

Can I bind myself to that naked stake
Shall I lift high the red-striped timber
Will heart and hand fully lade partake
Can flesh fade without a whimper?

Do roses bloom without a brier
Shall I bend Thy will to mine
Doth dross consume sans smelting fire
Shall branch preserve the Vine?

How can I embrace the One
Who gave all upon the tree
If I lose naught of self to Son
But cling knuckle-white to me?

Copyright ©2006 by Kristine K. Lowder