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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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Along the Road: Day Two

Along the road came the dreamer out`sider looking`in at in`siders looking`out confused by the sign at the city’s limits welcome home! She said to me I am a transplant in the culture`garden a beauty to touch`taste up`rooted for turnips tossed … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day One

Along the road bodies of children broken out`side`in by a demented child as impotent leaders lament the powers of gun`makers Why we crush our own flowers before they bloom in freedom’s garden lies past any reason their Good curbed by … Continue reading

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Pathway to Life

We travel many roads over our lives some for work some for leisure some for Love where we end is set where we begin We blaze some trails merely to find ourselves alone in the wilderness Or walk in steps … Continue reading

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