Tag Archives: power

Selfless Love

Like the soil without water we’re merely dust without mercy we’re but ash But let love fill the furrows of our alienation forgotten seeds come to life Who guessed he held a garden until she cultivated his obstinate clay crushed … Continue reading

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Political Arena

“Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods?         Do you judge the people fairly?      No, in your hearts you devise wrongs;         your hands deal out violence on earth.   … Continue reading

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Government

“My heart overflows            with a goodly theme;    I address my verses to the king;           my tongue is like the pen               of a … Continue reading

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Blood & Bones

Of the people politicians emerge gifted individuals with eyes upon their community ears open to their needs clear consciences adept minds By the people they are selected to tackle the challenges facing cities states & nations in collaboration with other colleagues … Continue reading

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When Clever Hopes Expire

History comes home from time to time Rewrites itself even in the affairs of those who once stood tall against its tyrants We become a tyranny So subtly the politician wields his power First he teaches fear then hate comes … Continue reading

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Simple Questions

“The earth is the Lords’ and all that is in it,       the world, and those who live in it;    for he has founded it on the seas,       and established it on the rivers.”~ … Continue reading

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So Help Me God

“In your strength the king rejoices, O Lord,       and in your help how greatly he exults!    You have given him his heart’s desire,       and have not withheld the request of his lips.   … Continue reading

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The Almighty Laughs

“Why do the nations conspire, and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and his anointed, saying,       We will burst our bonds asunder! … Continue reading

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Holding On to Time

Ah that we could hold on to time Stave the flowing tide Guard these sand`castles of ours from washing from shore Naught but foam stays where we set our feet We can do nothing The unpicked grape hangs heavy on … Continue reading

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The Poet’s Flagon

Daily the poet carries his flagon of water up the hill to his house so that in the heat of the day he’ll have water to drink and as he’s walking words like stones rattle around in his dry mouth … Continue reading

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