Monthly Archives: February 2018

Along the Road: Day Twelve

Along the road walked a police`man hand`cuffs on his belt next to his holstered glock in the eyes of travelers he cut a wide swath all looked down But for the child who smiling at him gained a smile in … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Eleven

Along the road came the man lost bent on finding who he was and from where he walked as if asleep asking of strangers directions home The old`woman noticed his bracelet ‘If found return to me’ along with it an … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Ten

Along the road came the advocate a young man passionate about the cause of justice fresh out of law`school building a business of pro bono work All that he heard he’d scribble down on his pad of legal`paper one day … Continue reading

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The Second Oasis

There is a place along the road`side a park of green`pasture a spring of artesian`water where pilgrims can find rest & refreshment along the road There is a time for strangers to tell tales of great aspirations of harsh disappointments … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Nine

Along the road traveled the priest praying as he walked his rosary`beads in hand the world in his heart his knees calloused by intercession Trading in hope he heard confessions carried others’ wounds as if they were his alone for … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Eight

Along the road there came the poet turning over every rock in his path just to see what was written under`neath of it he made a song to sing on his way Out of mere twigs he could build forests … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Seven

Along the road there came a doctor sans any health`care plan carrying an old black satchel with a stethoscope inside bandages ointments some analgesics At a slow pace he zig`zagged his way from one curb to another in search of … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Six

Along the road I met the veteran for love of country he lost both his legs wheel`chair reward for all his bravery soon forgotten No self`pity here only open wounds war without purpose waged without honor boys becoming men recycled … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Five

Along the road came the salesman carrying a fat portfolio brochures for adventures to Caribbean getaways amenities included at discount rates For the mystics Himalayan ashrams led by authentic gurus knowing ways to nirvana all the bells`n`whistles to heaven on … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Four

Along the road I met the activist covered head`to`toe in ribbons for his cause his mouth a machine` gun spitting cliches to save the earth Militant`minds are sheer mysteries turning on the lathes of our society’s troubles protests the vocation … Continue reading

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The First Oasis

O Come Let us rest in the adventure consider the weight of weary ponder` the texture of water Oases are a grace upon the journey shade from the heat ointment for feet blistered by the road “They are like trees … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Three

Along the road came a congressman wearing gold hand`cuffs cuffed to an invisible fence I asked him Is it heavy? Black`n`white he said I’m color`blind! Shackled`men are holding the keys to prisons inside walls they’ve built for themselves these keepers … Continue reading

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