Monthly Archives: October 2018

The Pine Tree Sighs

The pine tree sighs at midnight the weight of its weight weighs too heavy in a stiff wind I lie sleepless listening to what the voice of its voice might have to say to my worries See me bend into … Continue reading

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The Psalm For the Day

When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great … Continue reading

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Maple Leaves

Maple leaves dance on the wind like twirling dervishes with autumn fervor cadmium`red One by one they tumble`down shimmering in the rain on October’s lawn receda`green The celebration can’t stay for long too soon it will be gone to naught … Continue reading

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Into the Wind

Nothing is ever built without sacrifice       in nation       in community       in family without suffering we can’t know wholeness Resistance is the friend of all true affection       in marriage … Continue reading

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On Elections

The pull of the tribes seems irresistible when November looms with boxes to fill for status quo or change Like leaves on amber trees ballots turn tremble fall into appointed slots we call it democracy or is it tradition how … Continue reading

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On Nationalism

The fabric of our society frays like denim of worn jeans at the seat disclosing the backsides of the neighbors who yesterday hosted us who today fear our color suspect our touch as if we were but lepers while saying … Continue reading

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The Words We Write

The words which we write are our photographs each one an image on film or crude set of pixels and printed out to capture    some moment       some thought    some memory If they fail to evoke … Continue reading

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Where Will We Be

Where will we be when we are gone when the light leaves the windows of our eyes when our final words are but one breath will we be Where There some do say up with the stars in glitt’ring star`dust … Continue reading

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The Psalm for the Day

Because you have made the LORD your refuge, the Most High your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. … Continue reading

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In Anxious Times

In anxious times when all is not well when so many selfish`folk think of none other than themselves Let the good`folk recall God is still God who in his mercy yet holds all in his strong hands by his providence … Continue reading

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On Sociology

Some make money by sweat`of`hand others by tick`of`mind then there’s those who’re wealth` born Elites look down on workin’ folks as simple bees`in`hives spittin’ the honey they put on toast While poor`folks resent the wealthy for their airs of privilege … Continue reading

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Taking Direction

Tell me would you sail on a captain`less ship though she be a fine yacht bound for Rarotonga with but novices for crew? This life is too precious to live without order a good map a steady hand at the … Continue reading

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