Tag Archives: freedom

So Go Vote!

Today we choose what we’ll do with our yester with our morrow who we will be faith`full free or fear`full bound Today we stand to be counted for what is right for what is wrong what’s the truth what’s the … 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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For Priests & Poets

For priests & poets who hide behind words of metaphor dogma simile fat as tree`plucked fruit ever ripe for picking Let us to the streets to walk among real men chew on kernels of poverty drink the beer of despair … Continue reading

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On Dying

The fear of the thing the unknown flat`earth`edge where sailors tumble into the abyss We still set dragons on our charts where darkness denies insight leviathans play us A priest or any poet will know better a poem’s last line … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Thirty`Four

Beside the camp`fire the runner spoke of pain not the pain that is an enemy but the pain that becomes a friend thru one’s simple endurance beyond the agonizing fog he told the sun`light His aim was freedom his method … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Twenty`Two

At eventide by the fire`side the dreamer sang a song about five birds fleeing a drought by flying north over a river In the fields lay ample grain for a world of birds only the farmer feared their gain as … Continue reading

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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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Making`Change

Those who hold all the power of the status`quo abhor change their truth is a lie Those who hate hide behind their white`sheets of advantage lest liberty be free Change is a remedy to all injustice the work of those … Continue reading

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The Course

The course of things is bad the river running red in blood those who say peace mean but war those who say love practice but hate those who say freedom sell bondage water` jugs fall shattered in sands of hope … Continue reading

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Turbulent Times

We’re living in turbulent times the tides of change push us to the edges of our comfort zones the sands give way under our footing afraid we retreat to our tents to our tribe where roots still run deep & … Continue reading

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A Passage`Way

We looked for a passage` way to freedom some small opening in a granite wall through which to scramble To get free from someone is a lot easier than to be free to something The gate is locked from the … Continue reading

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On Freedom

A man who marries can’t play the field his freedom checked by his own choice Merely ask his wife A woman who enlists in the marine corps cannot opt to sleep in her liberty given up to her code of … Continue reading

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