Tag Archives: hope

On the Horizon

A light flickers on the horizon The sea beneath dark as sky above The light perhaps a low flying star or else the ship Advent Hope Some look up to heaven for his coming in an apocalypse while others spy … Continue reading

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Advent II

We see in the dark shadows of what the world’s become once so brilliant gone to grey by degree Darkness swallows all in halls of power on the burning hills careers into ashes fields to soot disappear We look for … Continue reading

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Advent I

We wait What else can we do? The darkness of the times creeps in upon us Swallows us in fears of isolation Of alienation from others Even from ourselves We wait What else can we do? Perhaps light a candle … Continue reading

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Looking for God

I went to Notre Dame in hope of seeing god The incense made my head ache Silencio! the voice said thru the speaker I left I climbed up Mount Fuji in hope of meeting god The cold snow froze my … Continue reading

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The Day After

The stadium sits empty today yesterday’s mayhem already forgotten by the seagulls circling seats searching snacks as the few work`men sweep bleachers haul out trash The dug`outs full of tossed`cups sun`flower`seed husks still smell of sweat too much spit All … Continue reading

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The Road Going West

The Road going West grows narrow with the years the pot`holes fill`up with rain`water Asphalt is a luxury when wasted on the elderly who will take this journey one way We came to see sunset when younger Four times now … Continue reading

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Sabbath Rain

Large rain`drops fall into the July dust making small explosions of grit into humid air leave tiny craters where they fall no sooner begun than done A summertime tease or the divine reminder fall will return grass go green again … Continue reading

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Good Friday Again

Good Friday again and again the question What’s so good about it? Yet another gray day another gray week Years have a way of taking all the colors out of life’s familiarities Soon we fail to see all but its … Continue reading

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Life Abroad

The Settlers looked for a place someplace specific at the fork of a river where grasses grew ways forth & back rode on currents Life thrived The Pioneers pushed onward feeling limitation in the picket`fence on the front`street preferring sleep under the … Continue reading

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Prayer

“Rouse yourself!          Why do you sleep, O Lord?       Awake, do not cast us off forever.           Why do you hide your face?       Why do you forget … Continue reading

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The Rite of Spring

We are on the cusp of yet another Spring I turn a spade full of soil out in the garden See little creatures stir Little seedlings put out tiny little shoots Volunteers of lost spuds of autumn’s harvest A pea … Continue reading

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Little Boats

Along the shore the little boats lie keel`up against rain waiting for someone to come turn them keel`down today put oars in locks push from shore leave solid footing row out on the river which carves the land remembers the … Continue reading

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