Archive for March 2017

Hello World!   3 comments

What a day!

My mom says I’ll be as big as her someday

But for now I’ll take the shadow she provides

And all that she is teaching

What to avoid and whom to trust

To learn to survive and live to thrive

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Starting Young   Leave a comment

Sometimes it’s a vision … perhaps just a glimpse

Or having our senses incited by a whiff

Instilling what our future holds

Depends so much upon the world that we let in

Steeped in choices percolating new ideas

Stirs us deeply in our souls

To share with one another all the good that we behold

 

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To Be Free   Leave a comment

When our mind is set

To the point we are obsessed

Who then is the captive

And which one of us is caged

 

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Things are Looking Up   Leave a comment

You can float — And you can fly

And even walk if the ground is dry

Your very presence offers me

Reminders of endless possibilities

 

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There is Only One   2 comments

The colors in the sky are too many to name and varied beyond belief

We try to memorize or duplicate to rekindle for relief

You leave us with indelible impressions everywhere

Water is Your mirror providing for our pleasure and our needs

You are water, You are light, You are the air we breathe

Without any part of all of You nothing could survive

But mere existence is not Your aim

We are made for Your delight, and to delight in You

To love when days are dark or light

To trust that once and for all

You are for one … and for all

With eyes fixed on Your magnificence

Our hearts burst forth with what becomes uncontainable and clear

That the breath of our lifeblood is in our acts of love and care

And to acknowledge that You are with us at all times and everywhere

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What’s Visible isn’t What’s Most Valuable   2 comments

I know that you can see me

You want what’s in my hand

But once you think my hand is empty

No longer do you care

If you could see what’s in my heart

You’d all be swarming near

To warm yourselves and fill yourselves

With the vastness of the never-ending love that’s there

 

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What is this Life but a Vapor … (James 4:14)   1 comment

There is so much noise out there

Vying for our attention

How do we — How can we

Hear what Inner Spirit has to say

And have our voices heard above the fray

Beware a counterfeit call to action

That may only serve to be a distraction

‘Together We Can’

A well-worn phrase

Rests on wisdom’s page

Taming rage and poisonous resentments

Unified we can burn with new desire

Create new healthy appetites to inspire

With a welcome message that includes all at the table

Matters not if you’re well or able

But what matters first is our willingness

To feed first another

Perhaps astounded we’ll discover that this recipe for empathy

Will relieve our own hunger-pangs and inner grumbling

The greatest offering and hardest one might be

To include those we might deem our enemies

We cannot pray for just ourselves

Or those we love, or like, or haven’t even met

But those we do not love, or like, and haven’t met

Must be met with good intentions just the same

This is as Jesus said the harder thing to do

Yet isn’t what we seek universal harmony

The hope of good for all

Of course there will always be

Self-seekers, ruinous people, and their lies

Beware association and remember to be wise

Even with patience and forgiveness as our lifelong friends

From some people or situations it’s best we be divorced

For love cannot be forced

Noise erects buildings with flimsy sticks soon to turn to dust

Our voices are what will last

Recorded in every listening ear and knowing heart

Then archived for a time beyond this place for which we are set apart

I must seek to choose each word and deed

As though it is the only currency I have to spend

I guarantee the tide will one day turn

And in the silence of mid-tide will come the answer

Racism, criticism, and every other ism yet defined

Will be, can be, must be

Overcome … not left undone

For another generation

Powerless yet powerful

Dependent only upon

The One who made us

And can save us

On the condition of our free will

Which is why we must turn our trust

To the Creator and the Creative that lives in each of us

And with courage take a stand

And if for whatever reason you cannot stand

You can and you must support the ones who can

 

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