Monthly Archives: February 2017

Redemption

there are no poets    only obscure old men       pushing around letters rearranging words    carried over the years       like pebbles in a pocket who realize one day    they have worn a hole … Continue reading

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The Rite of Spring

We are on the cusp of yet another Spring I turn a spade full of soil out in the garden See little creatures stir Little seedlings put out tiny little shoots Volunteers of lost spuds of autumn’s harvest A pea … Continue reading

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A Sabbath Rest

One can only look at the troubles of our times so long before he becomes troubled Those surrounded by chaos will become cynical When in a drought wise women know of springs where the living waters forever flow Their knowledge … Continue reading

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In the DNA

Don’t know about you but I don’t want to know the peculiar makeup of my DNA Some ignorance is bliss Knowing a thing before its time is fruitless to the ingenue Corruption is systemic whether in the individual or in … Continue reading

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Follow the Money

A river runs through the land A river not of water but one of commerce bountiful resources productive labor vast wealth On the river on its tributaries men have built dams villages towns & cities each taking out of it … Continue reading

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Blood & Bones

Of the people politicians emerge gifted individuals with eyes upon their community ears open to their needs clear consciences adept minds By the people they are selected to tackle the challenges facing cities states & nations in collaboration with other colleagues … Continue reading

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Muzzling the Ox

Everywhere the wheels turn grinding the wheat or grinding at the steel working`men work not for the share  for the wage Everywhere industry exists management wants more work for less pay owners want profits greater returns on capital Capitalists resent … Continue reading

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Lady Justice

Justice works if people are just She is a blind arbiter rendering fair judgments Except when those raising her arms get corrupted If the people will not obey laws that they have written will the judge do any less The … Continue reading

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We the People

                           Pablo Picasso We’re a nation of angular states Little curvature to our hard boundaries The people’s chins carved as of iron Marlboro men We are states of … Continue reading

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Have We Come to This?

Have we come to this? By chance or by choice far from where we started modernity has caught us up like fallen autumn foleage carried us off in its flow We have come to this! Once we were believers we … Continue reading

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An Affirming Flame

Out of the chaos of these anxious days a people too long silent are discovering conscience a people too long silent are finding their voice to speak Justice A ship on the sea is more visible at night than it … Continue reading

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Tribe to Tribe to Tribe

What congregations       we are as a nation Our dogmatic opinions       assuring isolation tribe to tribe to tribe Unity a construction       of the imagination The simple articulation       of our … Continue reading

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