Tag Archives: Children

On Prayer

It takes a child to believe in prayer it takes an old woman past the age of innocence as she purls & pebbles mumbled petitions into divine ears Prayer requires unselfconsciousness absent from those of us writing our lives as … Continue reading

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The Fourth Oasis

Around the fire at sabbath’s even`tide as bats flutter over`head it is as if the spirits of children inhabit emerging fire`flies as if to say we’re here among you still We live forever within your memories love now in your … Continue reading

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The Innocents

The children of the migrants pay for the crimes of their parents so innocently Born here they are citizens yet live in the fear their parents will be deported The shadow of that fear hides constantly in eyes darkly open … Continue reading

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Gracias a Dios

I got lost today A van full of preschoolers on the way to a summer academy I’ve been driving the route a week but with my wife as the navigator She was out sick today so I got lost today … Continue reading

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The Poppy Pods

The poppy pods lie still beneath the tulips       waiting       waiting till all the Prima`Donnas have their full day Bright bulbs pale petals blown in the wind       floating       floating … Continue reading

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The Peace`Maker

“You have made your people         suffer hard things;   You have given us wine to drink         that made us reel.   You have set up a banner         for … Continue reading

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