Tag Archives: Psalms

The Trek

The trek down a mountain is always slipperier than the climb up It is life In ascent we are full of hope for the summit`view a miniature`world removed In descent we are distracted by memories of glory so we cannot … Continue reading

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Psalm for a Narcissist

The Straw`Man says he is a genius tho he plays the fool He insists his folly is but fake`news The Wise`Man says he tells truths tho his words are lies He calls his versions alternative`hist’ry The Strong`Man asks for the … 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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Unsung Psalms: World Poetry Day

How American not to bother to know whom we have come from from where our roots What its argot We speak like first`generation selves in words that seem to us of our own innovation Sophistications And we wonder why our … Continue reading

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White Rabbit

“Do not fret because of the wicked;          do not be envious of wrongdoers,      for they will soon fade like the grass,          and wither like the green herb.  Trust in the … Continue reading

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The Weaver

“Transgression speaks to the wicked        deep in their hearts;     there is no fear of God before their eyes.  For they flatter themselves in their own eyes     that their iniquity cannot be found out … Continue reading

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Deliverance

“Contend, O Lord, with those     who contend with me;        fight against those         who fight against me.  Take hold of shield and buckler,      and rise up to help me!  Draw … Continue reading

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In Mothers’ Tears

“Come, O children listen to me;     I will teach you the fear of the Lord.  Which of you desires life     and covets many days to enjoy good?  Keep your tongue from evil,     and your … Continue reading

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Al-ḥamdu lillāh!

“Blessed be the Lord,       for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love          to me when I was beset as a city under siege.  I had said in my alarm,       ‘I … Continue reading

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Sojourners

“You have turned my mourning          into dancing;  You have taken off my sackcloth          and clothed me with joy          so that my soul may praise you       … Continue reading

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We Are Guests

“O Lord, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill? Those who walk blamelessly and do right, who speak the truth from the heart . . .” ~Psalm 15:1-2 If I stay as a guest … Continue reading

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