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Along the Road: Day Twenty`Five

Around the camp`fire the salesman told his tale a fox met an eagle on a road each eyed a salmon in a stream the one’s gift was his strength the other’s was his stealth their’s was the contest And so … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Twenty`Four

Around the camp`fire the activist danced her tale a nymph rising from the sea like some primordial goddess capturing stars in her hands to plant in the fertile soil of her reclaimed eden Her dance embodied the incredible resistance straining … 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 Ten

Along the road came the advocate a young man passionate about the cause of justice fresh out of law`school building a business of pro bono work All that he heard he’d scribble down on his pad of legal`paper one day … 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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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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In Detention

Who was it   put the sign     of the Cross   on his brow first a priest   then a gang     one of water   the next ink mark a man   the ink dries   … Continue reading

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We Grieve

We grieve for things lost for things slipping thru our grasp un`named The trust we once held in others’ kindness seen now with suspicion The truth we once knew the innocent beliefs child`like faith in justice The honor in the … 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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World`Views

When we look at the world objectively all we’ll see are its troubles    poverty    prosperity    disparity When we look at the world subjectively all we’ll feel are its miseries    injustice    indulgence    inequity When we … Continue reading

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Apophthegm

My friend the cynic insists the fruit of kindness is always abuse by those kindly done suspicion his art but I say love’s love’s own wage as hate makes us into beasts kindness makes graceful As we sow we also … Continue reading

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