Poetry

Return to the Scene

Return to the Scene

Mousy brown so small and Insignificant Wonder where the ten-story dreams went Somewhere the river bent and I went wide right Head hazy full of pink daisies Time didn’t use to be so lazy When I was a little younger Full of wonder and hunger My eyes sparkling with light I was bigger than Myself […]

By January 3, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Smash and Burn Christmas

Smash and Burn Christmas

    It’s Christmas and the tree is dead. You can work to hang all the ornaments, Wreaths, and mistletoe in the world, And not find a living soul to kiss.   Blistering wind sweeps into every crack. In every window, board and door, Angry words exchange in a breeze, As if it was a […]

By December 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Surely Right

Surely Right

A secularist variation on Silent Night. No event can deliver us all from the perils of this world, but a conviction shared by many and action based thereon can make the world a more just, safe, and benign place for us all. “Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of […]

By December 20, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
Oh Tata! Our Tata!

Oh Tata! Our Tata!

dontgiveupworld.com Nelson Mandela died today at the age of 95. By the time of his death, he was acclaimed by most of the world as a great leader and considered in South Africa to be the father of the nation. He was of course revered by his compatriots and often referred to by his Xhosa […]

By December 5, 2013 8 Comments Read More →
Honor the Brave

Honor the Brave

www.nytimes.com Flames flare upward toward the sky Still brave men dared to stay and try Men who meant each word they said Brave young men who’d soon be dead They wore no medals on their chest But they were some of America’s best One hundred men would attack that day Still these brave men chose […]

By December 4, 2013 6 Comments Read More →
The Tree

The Tree

  The tree where first we met shaded us as I fell into your arms giddy and spent, after you chased me round it till I could run no more. Squeals and laughter brought the envy of onlookers as they spied our perfect, private, public moment tussling in the leaves…   All the world’s a […]

By November 26, 2013 6 Comments Read More →
Vespers

Vespers

The last faint flush of sunset Lingers just above the trees ~ Fading in the twilight hour To all the lovely shades Of evening blue ~ Tree branches like black Lace against the sky ~ Mutely offer up their Evening prayer ~ Patient enduring Examples to us all ~ In this brief hour of peace […]

From The Beginning

From The Beginning

There is an ancient evil In this world ~ But there is also The equally Ancient knowledge ~ With which we All are born ~ Inherent in the very Blood and bone ~ Some things we are Born knowing ~ We carry the seeds of Our own destruction ~ Yet we carry the Means of […]

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