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Into the Wind

Nothing is ever built without sacrifice       in nation       in community       in family without suffering we can’t know wholeness Resistance is the friend of all true affection       in marriage … Continue reading

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On Nationalism

The fabric of our society frays like denim of worn jeans at the seat disclosing the backsides of the neighbors who yesterday hosted us who today fear our color suspect our touch as if we were but lepers while saying … Continue reading

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In Anxious Times

In anxious times when all is not well when so many selfish`folk think of none other than themselves Let the good`folk recall God is still God who in his mercy yet holds all in his strong hands by his providence … Continue reading

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There Is a Rage

There is a rage in the autumn air born out of injustice as much as of fear the truth will out The truth`tellers far too long silent stifled by dark shame are naming names of their abusers Power`brokers with privilege … Continue reading

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Impending Crisis

A storm hangs dark over the land the sky is black though it is day the air weighs as if water on sand We wait breathless as the beams groan below us lightning sheets surround us as if anger of … Continue reading

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On Our Crises

“There is no immigration crisis; just a hatred crisis.” Paul Krugman, NYT 06/22/18 “We travelers, walking to the sun, can’t see Ahead, but looking back the very light That blinded us shows us the way we came, Along which blessings … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Twenty`Three

At eventide by the fire`side the politician turned to tired songs of the sea how rising tides raise ships prosperity trickles`down Some`where deep down inside a good man drowning in rip`tide compromise fighting for a foothold with no more tread … Continue reading

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A Morality`Tail

The Mice in the Kitchen concocted a plot for how to get the Cheese First thing they had to do was trick the Cat who guarded the Asiago How’s this the mice said What say we steal his Tuna`Fish as … Continue reading

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On Dignity

That the man should care how he appears in the public sphere is given That the man should care how he appears in the private sphere is hoped That the man should care how he appears in mirrors is cause … Continue reading

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The Dusk

A dark Day for Democracy as the Sun is setting on day`Dreams at Night`fall Our Journey towards Liberty and Justice for All moves in Circles of Immaturity The Masters trade in Options on new slave`blocks The new Chattel Immigrants Flesh`n`Bone … Continue reading

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The Wall

Along the lane where once we met among the open fields you with the shovel I with the cane A king has built a wall as tho to say our commerce is unsafe trading in but words which is our … Continue reading

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An Epiphany

White`owls upon the Hill sit wondering winter away in quand’ry asking Whoo has any notion what’s going on up there in the White`house Wise`men they are not More wise`guys making bets on markets Mean`while the creatures take to burrows anticipating … Continue reading

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