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Oct 2020 · 2.7k
“Keep on the Watch”
“Keep on the Watch”​—The Hour of Judgment Has Arrived!

The information in this study article is based on the brochure Keep on the Watch! released at the district conventions that were held around the world during 2004/05.

“Keep on the watch . . . because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.”​—MATTHEW 24:42.

1, 2. To what did Jesus fittingly liken his coming?

WHAT would you do if you knew that a thief was on the prowl, burglarizing homes in your neighborhood? To protect your loved ones and your valuables, you would keep alert, watchful. After all, a thief does not send a letter announcing when he is coming. On the contrary, he comes stealthily and unexpectedly.

2 On more than one occasion, Jesus used the ways of a thief as an illustration. (Luke 10:30; John 10:10) Regarding events that would occur during the time of the end and that would lead up to his coming to execute judgment, Jesus gave this warning: “Keep on the watch, therefore, because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But know one thing, that if the householder had known in what watch the thief was coming, he would have kept awake and not allowed his house to be broken into.” (Matthew 24:42, 43) So Jesus likened his coming to the arrival of a thief​—unexpected.

3, 4. (a) What is involved in heeding Jesus’ warning about his coming? (b) What questions arise?

3 The illustration was fitting, for the precise date of Jesus’ coming would not be known. Earlier, in the same prophecy, Jesus said: “Concerning that day and hour nobody knows, neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Matthew 24:36) Jesus, therefore, urged his listeners: “Prove yourselves ready.” (Matthew 24:44) Those heeding Jesus’ warning would be ready, conducting themselves properly, whenever he would come as Jehovah’s Executional Agent.

4 Some important questions arise: Is Jesus’ warning only for people of the world, or do true Christians also need to “keep on the watch”? Why is it urgent to “keep on the watch,” and what does this involve?

A Warning for Whom?

5. How do we know that the warning to “keep on the watch” applies to true Christians?

5 It is certainly true that the Lord’s coming will be thieflike to people of the world, who shut their ears to the warning of impending calamity. (2 Peter 3:3-7) However, what about true Christians? The apostle Paul wrote to fellow believers: “You yourselves know quite well that Jehovah’s day is coming exactly as a thief in the night.” (1 Thessalonians 5:2) There is no doubt in our minds that “Jehovah’s day is coming.” But does that minimize the need for us to keep on the watch? Notice that it was to his disciples that Jesus said: “At an hour that you do not think to be it, the Son of man is coming.” (Matthew 24:44) Earlier, when urging his disciples to seek continually the Kingdom, Jesus cautioned: “Keep ready, because at an hour that you do not think likely the Son of man is coming.” (Luke 12:31, 40) Is it not clear that Jesus had his followers in mind when he warned: “Keep on the watch”?

6. Why do we need to “keep on the watch”?

6 Why do we need to “keep on the watch” and “keep ready”? Jesus explained: “Two men will be in the field: one will be taken along and the other be abandoned; two women will be grinding at the hand mill: one will be taken along and the other be abandoned.” (Matthew 24:40, 41) Those who prove themselves ready will be “taken along,” or saved, when the ungodly world is destroyed. Others will be “abandoned” to destruction because they have been selfishly pursuing their own way of life. These may well include individuals who were once enlightened but who did not keep on the watch.

7. What does not knowing when the end will come allow us to do?

7 Not knowing the exact day of the end of this old system gives us the opportunity to demonstrate that we serve God out of a pure motive. How so? It may be that the end seems to be a long time in arriving. Sad to say, some Christians who feel this way have allowed their zeal for Jehovah’s service to cool off. Yet, by our dedication, we have without reservation presented ourselves to Jehovah to serve him. Those who know Jehovah realize that a last-minute display of zeal will not impress him. He sees what is in the heart.​—1 Samuel 16:7.

8. How does love for Jehovah move us to keep on the watch?

8 Because we truly love Jehovah, we find the greatest delight in doing his will. (Psalm 40:8; Matthew 26:39) And we want to serve Jehovah forever. That prospect is not less precious just because we must wait a little longer than we may have expected. Above all, we keep on the watch because we eagerly anticipate what Jehovah’s day will mean for the accomplishment of his purpose. Our earnest desire to please God moves us to apply the counsel of his Word and give his Kingdom first place in our life. (Matthew 6:33; 1 John 5:3) Let us consider how keeping on the watch should influence the decisions we make and the way we live our life each day.

Where Is Your Life Heading?

9. Why is there an urgent need for people of the world to wake up to the significance of our times?

9 Many people today recognize that serious problems and shocking events have become everyday occurrences, and they may not be pleased with the direction that their own life is taking. However, do they know the real meaning of world conditions? Do they realize that we are living in “the conclusion of the system of things”? (Matthew 24:3) Do they recognize that the prevalence of selfish, violent, even ungodly attitudes marks these times as “the last days”? (2 Timothy 3:1-5) There is an urgent need for them to wake up to the significance of all of this and to consider the way their life is heading.

10. What must we do to be sure that we are keeping on the watch?

10 What about us? Every day we face decisions that involve our employment, our health, our family, and our worship. We know what the Bible says, and we endeavor to apply it. Therefore, we do well to ask ourselves: ‘Have I allowed the anxieties of life to push me off course? Am I letting the world’s philosophies, its thinking, determine the choices I make?’ (Luke 21:34-36; Colossians 2:8) We need to continue to demonstrate that we trust in Jehovah with all our heart and not lean upon our own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5) In that way, we will keep “a firm hold on the real life”​—eternal life in God’s new world.​—1 Timothy 6:12, 19.

11-13. What can we learn from the examples of what happened (a) in the days of Noah? (b) in the days of Lot?

11 The Bible contains many warning examples that can help us to keep on the watch. Consider what happened in Noah’s day. Well in advance, God saw to it that warning was given. But apart from Noah and his household, people took no note. (2 Peter 2:5) Regarding this, Jesus said: “Just as the days of Noah were, so the presence of the Son of man will be. For as they were in those days before the flood, eating and drinking, men marrying and women being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark; and they took no note until the flood came and swept them all away, so the presence of the Son of man will be.” (Matthew 24:37-39) What can we learn from that? If any of us are allowing mundane concerns​—even the normal activities of life—​to crowd out the spiritual activities that God urges us to keep in first place, we need to think seriously about our situation.​—Romans 14:17.

12 Think, too, about the days of Lot. The city of *****, where Lot and his family lived, was materially prosperous but morally bankrupt. Jehovah sent his angels to bring the place to ruin. The angels urged Lot and his family to flee from ***** and not to look back. Encouraged by the angels, they did leave the city. Lot’s wife, however, evidently could not let go of her feelings for her home in *****. Disobediently, she looked back, and for this she paid with her life. (Genesis 19:15-26) Prophetically, Jesus warned: “Remember the wife of Lot.” Are we acting on that warning?​—Luke 17:32.

13 Those who heeded divine warnings were spared. That was true of Noah and his family and of Lot and his daughters. (2 Peter 2:9) As we take to heart the warning in these examples, we are also encouraged by the message of deliverance contained therein for lovers of righteousness. That fills our heart with confident expectation of the fulfillment of God’s promise of “new heavens and a new earth” in which “righteousness is to dwell.”​—2 Peter 3:13.

‘The Hour of the Judgment Has Arrived’!

14, 15. (a) What does “the hour” of judgment include? (b) What is involved in ‘fearing God and giving him glory’?

14 As we keep on the watch, what can we expect? The book of Revelation outlines progressive steps in the fulfillment of God’s purpose. Acting on what it says is vital if we are to prove ourselves ready. The prophecy vividly describes events that would occur in “the Lord’s day,” which began when Christ was enthroned in heaven in 1914. (Revelation 1:10) Revelation alerts us to an angel who has been entrusted with “everlasting good news to declare.” He proclaims in a loud voice: “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of the judgment by him has arrived.” (Revelation 14:6, 7) That “hour” of judgment is a brief period; it includes both the pronouncement and the execution of the judgments that are depicted in that prophecy. We are now living in that period.

15 Now, before the hour of judgment concludes, we are urged: “Fear God and give him glory.” What does this involve? Proper fear of God should cause us to turn away from badness. (Proverbs 8:13) If we honor God, we will listen to him with deep respect. We will not be too busy to read his Word, the Bible, regularly. We will not minimize his counsel to attend Christian meetings. (Hebrews 10:24, 25) We will cherish the privilege of proclaiming the good news of God’s Messianic Kingdom and will do so zealously. We will trust in Jehovah at all times and with our whole heart. (Psalm 62:8) Recognizing that Jehovah is the Universal Sovereign, we honor him by willingly submitting to him as the Sovereign of our life. Do you truly fear God and give him glory in all such ways?

16. Why can we say that the judgment against Babylon the Great stated at Revelation 14:8 has already been fulfilled?

16 Revelation chapter 14 goes on to describe further events that are to take place in the hour of judgment. Babylon the Great, the world empire of false religion, is mentioned first: “Another, a second angel, followed, saying: ‘She has fallen! Babylon the Great has fallen!’” (Revelation 14:8) Yes, from God’s viewpoint, Babylon the Great has already fallen. In 1919, Jehovah’s anointed servants were set free from the ******* of Babylonish doctrines and practices, which have dominated peoples and nations for millenniums. (Revelation 17:1, 15) They could henceforth devote themselves to promoting true worship. Global preaching of the good news of God’s Kingdom has taken place since then.​—Matthew 24:14.

17. What is involved in getting out of Babylon the Great?

17 That is not all there is to God’s judgment against Babylon the Great. Her final destruction is soon to come. (Revelation 18:21) With good reason, the Bible urges people everywhere: “Get out of her [Babylon the Great] . . . if you do not want to share with her in her sins.” (Revelation 18:4, 5) How do we get out of Babylon the Great? This involves more than just severing any ties with false religion. Babylonish influence is present in many popular celebrations and customs, in the world’s permissive attitude toward ***, in the promoting of entertainment involving spiritism, and much more. To keep on the watch, it is vital that both in our actions and in the desires of our heart, we give evidence that we are truly separate from Babylon the Great in every way.

18. In view of what is described at Revelation 14:9, 10, what are alert Christians careful to avoid?

18 At Revelation 14:9, 10, a further aspect of ‘the hour of judgment’ is described. Another angel says: “If anyone worships the wild beast and its image, and receives a mark on his forehead or upon his hand, he will also drink of the wine of the anger of God.” Why? “The wild beast and its image” are symbols of human rulership, which does not acknowledge Jehovah’s sovereignty. Alert Christians are careful not to allow themselves to be influenced or to be marked, in either attitude or action, as being in servitude to those who refuse to acknowledge the supreme sovereignty of the true God, Jehovah. Christians know that God’s Kingdom has already been set up in heaven, that it will put an end to all human rulerships, and that it will stand forever.​—Daniel 2:44.

Do Not Lose Your Sense of Urgency!

19, 20. (a) As we get deeper into the last days, what can we be certain that Satan will try to do? (b) What should we be determined to do?

19 As we get deeper into the last days, pressures and temptations will only intensify. As long as we are living in this old system and are plagued by our own imperfection, we are affected by such things as poor health, old age, the loss of loved ones, hurt feelings, disappointment in the face of apathy toward our efforts to preach God’s Word, and much more. Never forget that Satan would like nothing better than to exploit the pressures we face to induce us to give up​—to stop preaching the good news or to quit living by God’s standards. (Ephesians 6:11-13) This is not the time to lose our sense of urgency regarding the times in which we live!

20 Jesus knew that we would be under much pressure to give up, so he counseled us: “Keep on the watch . . . because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.” (Matthew 24:42) Let us, then, keep ever alert to where we are in the stream of time. Let us be on guard against Satan’s ploys that could cause us to slow down or quit. Let us be resolved to preach the good news of God’s Kingdom with ever greater zeal and determination. By all means, let us keep our sense of urgency as we heed Jesus’ warning: “Keep on the watch.” Doing so, we will bring honor to Jehovah and will be among those in line for his eternal blessings.

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ALL I EVER NEEDED
I never really needed anyone
all that I need
He is better
the a mighty Viking-
He is the maker of all things
He is the one who truly loves me
that is all I ever need.
- Judy Emery © 1993 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
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DON'T BE SCARED
Moonlight don't be scared
you have nothing to fear
because I am hear.
- Judy Emery © 1978 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Oct 2020 · 1.0k
WHY DO YOU CRAVE LOVE
Dark Angel looks at me with his piercing eyes
for a moment I think he is trying to be nice.
Moonlight, he would say;
"Love, is from the seed
that burns really deep,
it will keep you in the gray
lost of days,
So, why do you crave
what you already have?
I know I could never show you Love
the way you would like me to,
But love does hurt
don't I give that already to you?
give that a thought.
Why do you hunger for what you already have?
that just keeps me mad."
- Judy Emery © 1997 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Oct 2020 · 1.0k
YOUR LOST SHEEP
You showed me so much Love
and how much You truly love
Your sheep that are lost
not matter the cost.
You will clean them up
and bring them back to YOU
Praise belongs to You
Your mercy endures forever.
- Judy Emery © 2019 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Judy Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC JUDY EMERY
Oct 2020 · 965
THE BEAST OF WORDS
Dark Angel is a beast of words
"You are my queen,"
"I miss you,"
"I love You,"
But he only say these thing
to manipulate my emotions.
- Judy Emery © 1997 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Judy Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC JUDY EMERY
Oct 2020 · 960
OH EVIL ONE
Oh, evil one why don't you leave me alone?
why do you need to come and bother me?
what have I done to make you like this?
it hurts me so
when you call me your own
but I know I do not belong
to someone so cold.

He cast his spell and gave me a life of hell  
stolen my heart and tore my life apart;
this is my living nightmare;
this is a life I would never wish upon anyone.
One day, I do pray this nightmare will end
until the it will keep one being written.

My heart is falling apart without love in it,
What must I do?
So I put a candle next to my bedroom window
to let this beast know
I'm okay on my own.

But it didn't take long for the old beast
to bring on the pain
to drive me insane
he deserve all the blame.

The rain came  pouring down
the more he would tell me I am his queen
the more I prayed for him to just leave
my poor heart is collapsing
because I feel there isn't a way out of this nightmare.

- Judy Emery © 2009 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Oct 2020 · 826
I DON'T MIND
I didn't mind telling my story
about the life of the falling
and I don't mind being kind
just don't try to play on my mind,
because I know what it's
like to have that kinda life
where people wasn't very nice
and I know what its like
not feel anything
but always someone casting on blame
to make me feel ashamed
when it wasn't my problem
they just used me as the scapegoat,
and I know what it was like to feel out of place
living in a town of hateful clowns
that didn't know love or grace,
I know what it was like to have love
and then  have it taken away,
I don't mind telling my story
but I will not keep going around saying I'm sorry.
-Judy Emery © 2013 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Oct 2020 · 770
I SEE YOU
I see you standing across the street
just staring at me,-
Your face is brave
but I can also see
You are a BEAST
ready to FEED.
-Judy Emery © 2009 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Judy Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC JUDY EMERY
Oct 2020 · 730
THE POET AND WRITER
For I am the poet and the writer
that puts my heart down into ink
for the whole world to read
what my heart bleeds.
-Judy Emery © 1983 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Judy Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC JUDY EMERY
Oct 2020 · 802
MY POETIC PEN
I lead my poetic pen,
to every thought of him,
where our love begins
and to its painful end.
-Judy Emery © 1983 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Judy Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC JUDY EMERY
Oct 2020 · 873
MY LONELINESS OF MY LIFE
My Loneliness is killing me
keeping my poor heart weeping,
this coldness
of true loneliness
is eating away at me
No one should have to go through life like this.

I could no longer fool myself living in a place of happiness
when all I see is the gray hovering over me,
my heart is truly broken
like someone had left me for the dead
I have no where to rest my head.

Because my mind is traveling over time
that reviles what I am feeling,
I know this may sound silly
but really
this has became apart of me.

In my mind I would see a place that haunts me
I am upon a mighty sea
where his eyes are looking at me...
but I never understood what it all means,
I just no I am in something deep
that scars the hell out of me.

In this darkness of my loneness
I have found myself in something deep
that leaving me cold and weeping,
I don't really know if I'm sleeping
my pains are cutting me so bad
leaving me feeling mad.

I’m bleeding out into the sea
because this old loneliness has taken over me
left me feeling cold and very alone;
but I keep hanging on
like an old sad song
that keep playing on.

I can no longer bear it
but somehow I am getting stronger
I know I must-
standing around in this dust,
this loneliness make me feel like I have no existence,
No self-worth
Oh, how this hurts the worst.

A life of a living Hell
Did that wring someone's Bell?
out in the cold
so very alone...
trying to make it on my own
I have nowhere to call home
all I do is roam.

Oh, how my body craves to be loved
but love was never a part of me,
my empty heart just bleeds like ink
as I wrote my famous lines
for the whole world to read
about a life that kept so many hooked.

So I could set my soul at easy
and my spirit run free
so I could feel a touch of love
and just maybe be love back
instead of always being attacked
behind my back.

It is crazy how so many has read my book
they all wanted take a better look
like they are hooked
but then it was them that wanted to bring on more rain
just to give me more pain.

But when I wrote down my story
of my lonely life
that made me cry
in my own bloodstained ink
where it is my sprit sink's
to pass the time-
to easy my nights
to easy my mind
my pains of loneliness remains,
but one day it will go away.

- Judy Emery © 2017 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Judy Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC JUDY EMERY
Oct 2020 · 674
TO THE BEGINNINGS
To new beginnings,
in fear and tears
that lasted for years
I still kept the faith.

To love I give a toast
the the ones who host
and to those who see ghost
Oh, please don't boost.

Hear is a toast
to the new and to the old
that written the hearts out long ago,
for the good and the bad
leaving some sad or even mad.

But lets not forget the ones
who writing in famous love
that still makes on blush,
in a world hearted up in lust
that still takes guts.

Oh, and let us not forget
the fines of poetic art -
that reaches down in everyone's hearts
The Love Of Jehovah God.

-Judy Emery © 2004 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Oct 2020 · 653
UPON THE WONDEROUS SEAS
Upon the wonderous seas
come those darken dreams,
where time keeps sailing on by
like a silent sad outcry.

Late-night upon the ship
is where my intelligent mind
begins to write
my famous lines.

What a knowledgeable thing for me to do
when I am feeling so blue-
even the wind is blowing it hues
over something that happened some time ago.

I see the moon hanging down low
like it is seeing a show
or maybe it is seeing a ghost
that it is trying to host.

It something about the night
that plays around with my creative mind
that keeps me up to write
what I discover that feeds my poetic spirit.
-Judy Emery © 1987 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Oct 2020 · 600
I ALWAYS THOUGHT
I always thought you were that light
that made all those diamonds shining bright
that was once shining into my eyes
but it was all just a big old lie,
it was only the stars that shined
that made this love so blind.
-Judy Emery © 1984 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Oct 2020 · 575
I GAVE MY WRITTEN WORDS
I gave my written words
even the ones that hurt
some are delicate
and some runs sweet
just for you to eat.

Some are sharpened to the edge
just enough to reach your heart
that is how sharp
and deep my words can get.

-Judy Emery © 1990The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Oct 2020 · 532
I SEEN IT MORE THAN ONCE
I have seen those that walk around
with hard apologies of the town
beaten the good ones down
while they look like clowns.

They never mean a thing
they just go around calling people names
making them feel ashame
while they push the game of blame.

They always have words of lies
making excuse for the why's
for abusing their wives...
pushing deeper the knives
deeper into their hearts.

As they go around saying words
to tickle the ears
to all those who want to hear
I love you
I need you
then they hurt you.

I told myself to never give them heart
they will only use
and abuse
I've seen it more than once
and that is no doubt
so I left town.

-Judy Emery © 2004 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Oct 2020 · 519
MY HEART WINDOW
I open my heart window to set my spirit free.
-Judy Emery © 2004 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Oct 2020 · 756
A STORM IS BREWING
A storm is brewing
and the night is cooling
yet to me
I feel so free
like an adventure to spread my wings
in the shivering of night
I take flight
in so much delight
that is why they call me
MOONLIGHT.
-Judy Emery © 1980 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 523
WHAT WAS WRONG
Time was I shrinking from within
from what was right
I have fallen into sin,
that kept me in fears and tears
that lasted all those darken years.

What was wrong
kept hanging on
like a sad untune song,
at the time I wasn't about to fight
because they were too strong
But now I cast those evil spirits out.
- Judy Emery © 2020 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 501
THE DAY WE MET
The day we met
my life started changing
with so many regrets.
- Judy Emery © 1995 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 635
HE WOULD TELL ME
He would tell me
every time I look
in your eyes
it is like reading a book.

You are the story
that has made history
you are the fairy tale
I love to read.

- Judy Emery © 2010 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 447
WOULD YOU STILL HAD TRIED
If you look into my eyes
would you have still tried
to take my life?
Oh, you are right
I still need to take over this fight.
If you look longer in my eyes
you would have seen
I already have fought all that was in between
God gave me the power to accomplish those things
can you see my beautiful wings?
I seem not so human anymore
that is for sure...
Do I need to say more?
Don't try to put my life on hold
because my life isn't yours.
- Judy Emery © 2020 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 409
LOVE IS SWEET
Love is a sweet dance
it holds so much romance
until its final day
when it slips away.
- Judy Emery © 1980 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 443
WHAT A FATAL SIGHT
On the ship, there were men that were so hideous,
they would get drunk and sing to their lover's songs;
it was a fatal sight to the holy of eyes-
the words have gone
until another dawn.
Ah, you lovers come to sing along
let us keep this passion burning like a flame of candles.
these men would dance around like women,
they would blow kisses to the wind
casting on more sin.
They're an overpowering force of ****** passion
hearted up the room of doom
they know what they are doing wasn't right
but they wanted their own delight
they cast their spells to all the eyes that dropped
they made bloodshed on that stormy night
it cost them all their lives.
as their bodies were cast into the darkening sea
like an evil disease.
- Judy Emery © 1980 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Woe to those who go down to a place where war is at hand
because they didn't listen to Gods commands;
They only rely on humans,
the strong in power
that hides in the towers.
bowing down to idols that were made by hand
calling out to clay for a command
but it has never had anything to say
yet, you give it all your best
burning beast from the fields
hoping these idols will prevail
what is keeping you ill-needing some rest?
But you never roll your eyes up to the heavens
never looking for the holy one,-
you never seek JEHOVAH GOD.
So when it is the time
He will remove your Pride
He is wise;
But not in your evil eyes,
He will bring disaster
and make your land a place so isolated,
Who going to help you when you cry out?
will you ask your images of idols to help you?
look around upon on the sand
where it is you bow your head,
Do you see the blood you have shed?
Turn from your evil ways
and give God your very best
then in time, you will find rest.
- Judy Emery © 2020 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 434
YOU WILL NEVER PREVAIL
Why won't they comprehend what I'm feeling?
I hear cries coming from the fields
they sound like they are ill-
this is for real.
I see them burning books
like it is a performed art
while given ***** looks
slashing paintings that once touched someone's heart.
In the background of the screams
I hear poetic walking about
giving a poetic shout...
Screaming for crying out loud
what is wrong with the people in this town?
that is when everyone stood around.
Then the poet said;
Oh, take this kiss I give upon the brow
and give love back to the crowed
and don't be so proud-
you point your fingers at the poor
and burn their books
because want them to silent
and keep them from learning what is holy.
Don't you know, God is the one in control?
don't you hear the sound
of this little old town?
no matter what you do
they will still learn -
because He is the one who teaches
He is the one you hear crying out in the fields
why you are making the town ill,
but I say this-you will never prevail
Because God is REAL
and He will heal.
- Judy Emery © 1977 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 450
TO THOSE WHO READS MY WORDS
To  those who read all that I write
in my own bloodstained words
no matter the hurt
the cuts that are on my guts
that pours from my all deep within
that pours from my heart into ink
I write no matter if my spirit sinks.
I write about my hurt
no matter the dirt
of what people say around this town
they are only cheap clown
that hold big frowns,
that like pushing people around.
In the silence of the night
you will hear the cries
of foreign tongues
making a mockery out of me
just because I write down what I see
and making it apart of darkening dreams
where I hear all those screams
crying out to me
not knowing what it all means
where lies are always being told
leave my soul feeling  cold
but no matter what I still stand bold
in this darkened world
where I live my life
trying to do what is right
no matter the pain
that cuts away at the mind
most of the time.
- Judy Emery © 1986 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 395
STILL WEARING BLACK
Now I walk with a deeper hole in my heart
in the garden of lost dreams
designed to appear a place at easy
but my heart still screams,
at night I walked the cold sandy beach
still wearing black...
as my mind truly takes me back
just for a moment where we could say our goodbyes
it hurts me so bad that you have died,
I kept crying out WHY???
but never got the answer-but silent cries
that blows in the night.
- Judy Emery © 2018 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 390
ETERNAL WHISPER
Eternal whispers
of ancient words coming from a king
upon desolated shores,
of a darken dreams
where there are unconquerable winds
that truly screams
are calling out to me
calling me his queen
what does all of this mean?
- Judy Emery © 1979 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 375
THE HEART
The heart is like a beautiful art-that is blooming only to die.
- Judy Emery © 1979 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 351
MY FAMOUS BLUES
I sit here all alone in my cold darken room
writing my famous blues
over You...
my heart breaks at the thought
one day you will be reading them.
Judy Emery © 1982 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 531
I SEE YOU IN ALL MY DREAMS
I see you even when I did not want too,
I see you in all my dreams...
that really makes me scream,
leaving my heart bleeding
as it rips apart in every beat;
but again that is your art
cutting deep into my heart
leaving me weeping
while my spirit is sinking
but the night covers all my tears
yet, I still feel the fears
just knowing you are near.
- Judy Emery © 1980 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Love has always been the story with no end
it was created way before life
yet, it was written by through the prophet's pen.
- Judy Emery © 1980 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 369
MY HEART PROCLAIMED
In my heart proclaimed HIS love,
for the Righteous One
His word set afire
with strong desires
for me to serve.
- Judy Emery © 1977 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 358
IN THE CHAMBERS OF MY MIND
I heard the sound of crying in the wind
all those sound of a nightly visit of storms
in the chambers of my mind
where I hear him calling me deep within.
Oh, how I wished, I long believed,
one day I will dance away my pains
right out into the pouring of rain.
In the sounds of the wind
I keep hearing him calling out my name
casting on more blame.
Oh, how my mind was filled with memories
that filled my heart with aches and pains
where I was left in the pouring rain.
I can still remember the sound
of the ancient past ;
blowing through the castle,
that filled my mind with all those haunting thoughts,
as the night made many sounds
like poet's looking for a good rhyme,
that would bleed through time,-
In the silence of the night
spoke out loudly in a melancholy tone
yet, my heart keeps beating on.
- Judy Emery © 1990 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 401
AT THE PROPER TIME
Moonlight looked all around herself because she feels something is about to happen why else would she see an angel was sitting on a long park bench, with his head held down like it was praying, and what would he be praying about? then she gets images of things that were going on behind him. It was a green city park and tall trees scattered all around, and behind that images was a very big building of importance...and life was carrying on, but she felt something was very wrong, why else would she be seeing this? Then another angel pouring a bowl upon the city and soon everything became darken, and people and beast were screaming in so much pain of deep agony that they never felt before. In this darkness, she would hear people of all evil saying words that are blaspheming God's good name.
- Judy Emery © 2020 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 357
EVERY MOMENT
Every moment of my life I think of He,
in the stars words are unseen
but in my heart, He has written them down.
- Judy Emery © 1979 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 307
WHAT I CALL POETRY
It never fails he would say- looking my way,
to the lonely eyes that see beyond the stars,
yet they shine so fair like the moon
eyes that change with mods,
a heart full of love and cheerfulness,
cares so deeply for others
and has been through plenty
now that is what I call poetry.
- Judy Emery © 1999 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 327
WONDERING
Looking out of the window wondering about the universe.
- Judy Emery © 1980 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 392
IN THE UNIVERSE
Let there be the memories of us in the universe
that bleeds with time-that will play on other minds
that will read about our day and night,
we must face it all in togetherness
and forgiveness.
Let the winds of the heavens dance between you and me.
let those memories be written out of love
just remember-Love comes from heaven above
where another makes a bond of it.
So, let the mind fabricate us moving upon the sea
where the memories of our love rushing between the shores
of your soul and mine.
- Judy Emery © 1982 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 333
WHAT'S TO COME
In the ninth years, in the tenth month,
on the tenth day of the month,
it was written down in stone the name of those days,
on that very day.
There are people walking around everywhere
not thinking about the hour of the day
because their minds are swept away
Woe to the ****** city,
The cooking *** is hot
and it will cost so many a lot.
Yet, I will never know and their lives will ensue;
those that could have loved Him,
could have listened to His Word,-
but insetted they have gone around
making the innocent hurt.
I'll never wonder who,
or what is cooking in the ***,
could it be all those names
that cast down shame?
piece by piece
one by one
look at them run
Now they see it isn't fun
for what they have done
spilling the blood of the innocent ones.
woe to you rebellious house
where it is your names have been written down.
To all the things to come
and all those things that have past
He will soon come back
no matter who tries to attack
He will fight them back
and take them down
there is no one else like Him
The thing I never think about-
and the only thing I do.
- Judy Emery © 2004 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 426
WITHIN THE WOODS
Do you hear the cry's within these woods?
Can you almost feel their pains while they
are still crying out for help in the pouring
of rain, while Dark Angel walks about calling
them so many bad names, making them feel ashamed
as he tells them they are making him do these things.
- Judy Emery © 1980 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 301
I AM THAT POET
If you would take the time as read my famous lines
you would find pieces of me in everything I have written
no matter who calls it forbidden,
it was for your eyes only.
After all, I am that poet that bleed out in all that I write
what is a poet if their heart has never bleed?
- Judy Emery © 1981 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 413
YOU ARE THE REASON
You are my Love
My Life
My Everything,
You are the reason that I want to change,
that makes me want to dance in the rain.

- Judy Emery © 2020 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 372
ALL MY DARKEN DREAMS
All my darken dreams, that made me scream
inspired me to write them down,
and spread the word around this old town.
- Judy Emery © 1979 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 272
THEY INSPIRED ME TO WRITE
All my darken dreams, that made me scream,
with time, they started playing on my mind,
So, I started writing them down
because they were painfully real
I even started getting ill,
yet, they started inspiring me to write
just like Charles Dickens, and Emily Dickinson,
they all gave me a reason, no matter the seasons.
- Judy Emery © 1979 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 559
SISTER
Sister, I don't think you know your self -worth
yet, I do understand I been there myself
it hurts like hell, and that is for real,
life can be so unfair,
I know we both had our share feeling no one cares.
I know we are like night and day
but that is because we are made that way,
But no matter what, I will always love you,
and I will always care about what happens to you,
You are my only sister in this world
and you are worth so much.
- Judy Emery © 2020 The Queen Of Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 291
HIS WORDS
His words were not the same,
they kept on changing
like the seasons
but he had no good reason.

What I felt
wasn't the same as how he felt.
His words he would say
were played out like a cared game.
-Judy Emery © 1981 The QueenOf Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
Sep 2020 · 358
BRAIN
Everyone has a brain, so now use it.
-Judy Emery © 2016 The QueenOf Darken Dreams Poetic Lilly Emery
THE QUEEN OF DARKEN DREAMS POETIC LILLY EMERY
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