Tag Archives: sociology

On Peace

You lay yourself down across the chasm impossible to cross give me pathway from isolation to home You tear down the wall built by my fears of everything other show me beauty hiding in scars you bear You see white … Continue reading

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On Mercy

The Pointer brought the bird I had winged in flight carried in mouth soft as satin On his nose a drop of blood from a wounded dove scented of sage from the hill And so softly dropped the bird quivering … Continue reading

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On Grace

Grace is the way you face the wind blowing in from the sea you bend the knee to a wave in tide Grace is the how you hold your hand` out to greet the stranger how your eyes smile at … Continue reading

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The Good Life

The good life   [so people say] is filled with stuff The shipping is free A game`changer!   [the guy says] in the TV ad I am Waldo   [I am afraid] lost on some page surrounded by junk I … Continue reading

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Windows of We

Living in the crowd we are too much alone intimidated by the noise of too many machines Reading people’s lips in the boistrous bars the fat roosters agawk at sight of legs & breasts stalking for laying hens plumped for … Continue reading

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On Optics

We see each other thru windows vision skewed by flaws in glass once grains of sand The eye will distort grief to grace or scar to beauty filtered thru the optics of love The eye transforms hand to fist or … Continue reading

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Tinted`Glass

We are citizens of a world we cannot see Sunday`drivers out for a cruise in our Escalades windows tinted to shield our eyes from reality’s glare the stooped`men out in the fields digging at weeds the young girls pregnant on … Continue reading

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On Choices

We make of the world what we might some make a heaven others make but hell the same means to the hand we have  We build in the world windows or walls doorways of welcome tall towers with gates ours is … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Twenty

Along the road came a handy`man lumber on his back saw hammer in hand his blue`print bold to rebuild a world out of wreckage From survivors came apprentices searching meaning vocations that matter in caring community healing brokenness of body … 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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On the Economy

Can you hear it? That sound of money like the stainless`steel balls spit from pachinko machines lined up in banks on walls our world the casino in a new economy       pa`ching       pa`ching     … Continue reading

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Like Snow

Like snow on the limbs Christmas melts in milder air mid`winter The news on air`waves again mundane the past year in review In a stable only the ashes remain of a fire lit for warmth and a birth We are … Continue reading

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