Tag Archives: Humanity

The Psalm for the Day

Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights! Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his host! Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars! Praise him, you highest heavens, … Continue reading

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Advent Love

When I love you simply masks do you love me we’ve lost our way you’re too small & I’m too big to think it Love “Love means to look at yourself The way one looks at distant things For you … Continue reading

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On Wisdom

The Prophet prefers wilderness to the ivory`towers of Academia Eats flat`bread sopped wild`honey with toasted locust and rain water Asks questions rather than answers offers long silences given equations Shuns a society convinced of itself without conviction thru medication Wisdom … Continue reading

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On Stains

The stains on the shirt long remain to remind us of our spills in pale blue & purples To others a heads`up to the flaws at our hearts to ourselves the danger of hubris “Like Oedipus I am losing my … Continue reading

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On Sensitivity

Was a time a man could say whatever he thought calling it being forthright just telling it like it is a man would say every time Is the time one should think` twice ere one speaks calling it being respectful … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Thirty

By the fire`light the lawyer read case`law regarding detained migrants rounded`up put into detention not for anything they’d done simply for who they were a risk for flight We have a right he reminded the travelers guarding us from harassment … Continue reading

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On Mercy

Had she been Eve she’d have abstained she says An ideal in an ideal edenic`myth But flying Eve fell That we might fly winglessly over nets of grace We are Adams all each failing the mercy of God “Call it … Continue reading

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On Masks

Was a time before you knew my name you recognized my face – you know – the one beneath this mask We were innocent then and lovely still with chins unscarred by the razors of failure of disappointment Lives lay … Continue reading

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The Christ Tree

The wood of the fir`tree winter`fragrant where it is cut drips pitch Ever`green in musty dust of winter`room too long shut upon itself So strong its branches to hold a story of a coming yet to come To portend another … Continue reading

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His Coming

He comes as one who goes unseen in the crush of a crowd He stands among you with the poor thirsting at life’s well He sleeps next to you on pavement shiv’ring at mid`night He waits in line with a … Continue reading

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On Choices

Between good and evil a no`mans`land of perpetual twilight not yet the night no longer day All is gray We too lose our color here in shadows simply better or worse when compared to each other in shades The flaw … Continue reading

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On Christmas Eve

At times a truce is peace not for the long term but at least for the moment not in the everywhere but at least here and now Who knows why we fight our way through life Something deep in our … Continue reading

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