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Saturday, November 17, 2018

In these moments: calm and still

In these moments: calm and still
When the heart is with the will
Quiet whispers soft and sweet
Bring my soul its needed treat

Like the moonlight or the sun
As they're shining over everyone
So God's grace so warm so real
Teaches, directs me:  heart and will

No more question ..no more why's
All is present before my eyes
Without classroom, without book
I am taught to see to look.

With the angels with the saints
Love is given without restraints
As in Heaven so on the earth
Every moment is my rebirth..



Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Through the breezes,, through the rain

Autumn breezes sing to me of
Coming winter and Lasting Love
Like angels with their hearts aglow
Creation sings songs we should know

Bitter rains with icy cold
Challenge all to be so bold
To venture out: to walk/explore
Beyond the safety of our door..

Frosty figures, ride the wind
And follow us till we come back in
Like dancing dancers they all go
Spreading glitter to and fro

Brave the elements go outside
Let your soul and earth collide
Through the energy of the day
Hear what God has yet to say


Saturday, November 10, 2018

The angels above are all weeping...

The angels above are all weeping
Over all of these things we've been speaking
Unkindnesses and rivalries galore
Are shaking the earth to its core

The earth is becoming one big battle place
Everyone is  fighting for power and space
Name calling, and cheating,  and hate:
What has brought us all to this state?

The angels above are all weeping
Over all of these things we've been speaking
Unkindnesses and rivalries galore
Are shaking the earth to its core

The politicians, the leaders, the kings
Act like they're in some wrestling rings
Mud slinging and divisions and war..
What is all this fighting even for?

The angels above are all weeping
Over all of these things we've been speaking
Unkindnesses and rivalries galore
Are shaking the earth to its core

Families and friends are all dividing.
Over such craziness,  they've  all begun fighting.
Like: who are you going to vote for
"Agree with my view or there's the door..."

The angels above are all weeping
Over all of these things we've been speaking
Unkindnesses and rivalries galore
Are shaking the earth to its core

The atmosphere of quarrelling and hate
Has become like a thick smog as of late
People who are all from the same nation
Are living like they're seeking some separation

The angels above are all weeping
Over all of these things we've been speaking
Unkindnesses and rivalries galore
Are shaking the earth to its core



Saturday, November 3, 2018

True friends..

True friends will support us: not just for a day
They're present...ever present in a most special way
Through texting or smiling or liking a post
Friends are our friends without needing to boast

The proof of one's friendship is measured by time
Year after year they can inspire us to rhyme
They move us towards greatness, they're here till the end
Nothing's more priceless than the heart of a friend

So let's cherish our friends and let's give them some praise
Let's thank them for kindness: for unending days,
Of sharing and caring and being around
There's nothing more needed than a thank you's sweet sound



Tuesday, October 30, 2018

No strings attached

If you would be my friend today
These words I need to hear you say
No strings attached I'm here for you
There isn't a price on what we do

No strings attached, no strings attached
Our friendship is real it is unmatched
I'm here for you through thick and thin
It was God's love that helped us begin

There are no locks: no chains to hold
Our hearts are one without a mould
We give, we care, and we do not find
Any strings attached or rules to bind

No strings attached, no strings attached
Our friendship is real it is unmatched
I'm here for you through thick and thin
It was God's love that helped us begin

If you're in need, your needs are mine
I'll help you out ..no forms to sign
We'll walk together ..like family, like friend
No strings attached:  our love won't end

No strings attached, no strings attached
Our friendship is real it is unmatched
I'm here for you through thick and thin
It was God's love that helped us begin




Monday, October 29, 2018

Oh Indonesia

Another tragedy, another prayer
To the God, Who's everywhere
A plane was leaving, taking flight;
Then it dropped down:  out of sight

Oh Indonesia, what sorrows on you befall:
From inside the waters, your loved ones call
Holding those spirits, once on board;
Lion Air is submerged and floored

Families waiting weep and cry
For the loved ones supposed to fly
Awaiting updates awaiting news
Not the notices, you would choose

Oh Indonesia, what sorrows on you befall
From inside the waters, your loved ones call
Holding those spirits, once on board;
Lion Air is submerged and floored

Though far away from where I live
My heart is there with support to give
Through words of hope of empathy
I unite my heart to your tragedy

Oh Indonesia, what sorrows on you befall
From inside the waters, your loved ones call
Holding those spirits, once on board;
Lion Air is submerged and floored

We forget so often that we are all a part
Of this great big world: we share one heart
Though times are trying and often unfair
Lets take a moment for some selfless prayer

Oh Indonesia, what sorrows on you befall
From inside the waters, your loved ones call
Holding those spirits, once on board;
Lion Air is submerged and floored




Saturday, October 27, 2018

I am crying for you, oh city of Pittsburgh

I am crying for you, oh city of Pittsburgh
A litany of deep sighing has started to emerge
A gunman with hatred has darkened this day
Robbing the Most Sacred with his heartless display

What callousness of heart what coldness of mind
Has motivated this frenzy: this hatred we find
A gathering of faithful, all desirous to adore
Lost all momentum when.... evil entered the  door

I am crying for you, oh city of Pittsburgh
A litany of sighs is starting to emerge
A gunman with hatred has darkened this day
Robbing the Sacred with his heartless display

The cults of the cowards are starting to rise
And thus we see tear drops emerge from the skies
The prejudices, hatreds, and political schemes
Are fueling these rampages that make for bad dreams

I am crying for you, oh city of Pittsburgh
A litany of sighs is starting to emerge
A gunman with hatred has darkened this day
Robbing the Sacred with his heartless display

Tomorrow will be like no other you'll know
For someone will be missing from the places you'd go
Though different we're united and it'll always be true
We're bound up together beneath "The Red, White and Blue"

I am crying for you, oh city of Pittsburgh
A litany of sighs is starting to emerge
A gunman with hatred has darkened this day
Robbing the Sacred with his heartless display



Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Before the noisiness of dawn

I rise up before the birds begin to sing
And I can hear the songs that angels like to  bring
Like songs of love, of grace, and God and everything
Though it's  quiet, my heart can hear the secrets of the King

While, the rest of the world, around me, soundly sleeps
My heart is singing of things that angels like to keep
Like happiness hints and mysteries of the heavenly home
Inside these moments, my soul is free to run and roam

Like water rushing from an enormous ocean tide
My heart is overcome by countless hosts of angels by my side
Singing softly but intensely of the better brighter place
I cannot wait to spend my eternity inside this Sacred Space..

If only everyone could see it: the solemness of this sacred time
That takes this poet to places that makes her want to sing and rhyme
How many more would not rise and wonder and want to meditate
Before the noisiness of the morning makes it way too late...

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Rays from the Eternal..

Sprinklets of the morning sun shines down on everyone
Rays of golden goodness warm the creatures as they run
Cooler weather brings its chill; but the star of morning shines
I see the silhouettes of grace: they're peeking through the vines.

Like a warrior rising up all proud,the golden globe appears
Majestic in its confidence... faithful throughout our years
Reaching down through atmospheres, heating up all the earth
This radiant ball of glowingness illuminates the morning's birth

Bask awhile and soak it all in: the warmth of this loving glow
It echoes in each ray that falls the goodness of One we know
The uniqueness of its mission and the magic within its shine
Reminds us that this world is but a prelude to The Everlasting Shrine


Friday, October 19, 2018

Never really alone

In everything that happens whether in the night time or in day
A hundred thousands angels are there along the way
To watch us and  protect us and to keep account: it's true
Nothing is ever happening that isn't before their view

So, let us always remember that.. we are never really alone:
What we think that is always hidden;  is ever before God's throne.
He sees us in our thinking, our sleeping and in our mind;
And a hundred thousand angels are around us all the time...

Those stories we keep on fabricating for the edification of all
Will all have an expiring time when all their edifices will fall
And we  stand there  all ashamed at .. the things we loved to tell
For the sake of building honors while embracing the road to hell

So, let us always remember that.. we are never really alone:
What we think is always hidden:  is ever before God's throne.
He sees us in our thinking, our sleeping and in our mind;
And a hundred thousand angels are around us all the time...

In those times that are most trying and when we feel that no one knows
The truth of what is happening, although  the evidence shows
We're innocent of their claimings and their condemnation of us
We must keep on ever clinging to those guardians we can trust

So, let us always remember that.. we are never really alone:
What we think is always hidden is ever before God's throne.
He sees us in our thinking, our sleeping and in our mind;
And a hundred thousand angels are around us all the time...

It should be our constant consolation, and  a warning to us as well
That our consciences are ever speaking like  angels who run and tell
The secrets of our intentions and the promises we haven't kept
Nothing goes uncensored by a God who hasn't slept..

So, let us always remember that.. we are never really alone:
What we think is always hidden is ever before God's throne.
He sees us in our thinking, our sleeping and in our mind;
And a hundred thousand angels are around us all the time...




Tuesday, October 16, 2018

You are my Everything...

In every moment of every day
In every second that's passing my way
I want to sing O Lord to You
You are my Everything.. it is so true

When I am awake or am asleep
I want to spend my time and keep
A vigil with all who dwell above
And sing forever of Your Lasting Love

In every moment of every day
In every second that's passing my way
I want to sing O Lord to You
You are my Everything.. it is so  true

Sometimes when I am feeling down
I feel Your angels..they're all around
Whispering Your words to encourage me
I'm blessed, protected and happy as can be...

In every moment of every day
In every second that's passing my way
I want to sing O Lord to You
You are my Everything.. it is so  true

At times there's  heartaches and laughter too
They follow us all..our whole life through
Sometimes we're smiling and before you know
A sorrow will strike and bring us low...

In every moment of every day
In every second that's passing my way
I want to sing O Lord to You
You are my Everything.. it is so  true

In good times ..bad times:  happy or sad
I will lift my voice and sing I'm glad
There's One Who's here ...through thick and thin
I'm ready to sing.. this morning again.....

In every moment of every day
In every second that's passing my way
I want to sing O Lord to You
You are my Everything.. it is so true



Friday, October 12, 2018

Dancing with angels

All I can really say
is what I have always tried to say:
God has been with me, always,
and has blessed me along the way:
In the good times and the bad,
the daytime and the night:
God has kept his promises
and has been my Truest Light

Like One, Who is always watching;
but always on the side
God has been that Presence..
Who has kept me from my pride
He is quick to be my Partner;
but, so slow to take my part,
Whenever I am not acting
in accord with His Loving Heart

So today I am dancing with angels
and singing with all the best
Who have hovered over all the cities
and watched us as we rest
These guardians of all the peoples
and these spirits invisible to sight
Will help us as we continue to try to
walk towards the Lasting Light



Thursday, October 11, 2018

In sadness and joy

 Try to remember when the storm's passing through
 That millions of angels are all surrounding you
 They're  sent by The Father, with a mission of love
 They're watching, protecting and guarding from above..

 Times may seem devastating and impossible it's true
 But, watchful and ready, is a God who's  loving you:
 Awaiting your petitions; your pleading, your prayer
 That's asking and trusting  His guidance and His care

 Picking up the pieces of what seems utterly sad
 Might leave you with a mindset that is bitter and mad
 But letting go and letting God into the mess that's around
 Will make it all beautiful.. a masterpiece to be found.

 Heartbreaks and laughter and sadness and joy
 Can come from one household and still not destroy
 For the believer who is anchored and living God's grace
 Everything is a blessing and never out of place..



Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Nothing worse than a liar

There is nothing that's worse than one who will lie
Who fashions false stories without blink of the eye
Telling you one thing and then changing it  around
How awful is a falsehood and how bitter its sound

I know a few people who can embody this way
They're quick to deceive us in all that they say
Because of their status they feel they can lie
If only I could prove it but why should I try?

Like the foulest of odors, their story will smell
Each word is a maggot from the caverns of hell
They're proficient in telling their lines that deceive
They look at you sincerely and expect you to believe..

So what should we do when we encounter such a one
Is there anything at all that can even be done?
Should we act like one pursuing a criminal or thief
Or sit back and await it.. the truth's sweet relief..?


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Michael's coming

 Michael roars below our coast
 Bringing things we fear the  most:
 Torrential downfalls ...tornados too
 Flee get ready: he's coming ..it's true

 Though the path seems set in stone
 Michael will shift from what is shone
 Steady your belongings and hurry away
 Act like one, who will host his stay

 Michael roars below our coast
 Bringing things, we fear the most: 
 Torrential downfalls..tornados too..
 Flee, get ready: he's coming ..it's true

 Don't be brave and stick it out
 His roaring winds will pierce and shout
 Shattering plantlife throwing all
 Who will refuse the warning call..

 Michael roars below our coast
 Bringing things we fear the most: 
 Torrential downfalls..tornados too.
 Flee, get ready, he's coming..it's true

 I know you've heard it so many times
 How storms bring out the crazy crimes
 Like those who loot where storms have hit
 Don't remain there: get away from it.

 Michael roars below our coast
 Bringing things we fear the most: 
 Torrential downfalls..tornados too.
 Flee, get ready, he's coming..it's true

 Trust the weathermen in your heart
 Angel spirits that say.. depart
 Though you're brave ...don't remain
 Go with your family: it is so plain

 Michael roars below our coast
 Bringing things we fear the most: 
 Torrential downfalls..tornados too.
 Flee, get ready, he's coming..it's true


Monday, October 8, 2018

Take all of our warring away


Each day whenever I pray
These words I form and  I say
Take all of our warring away
Today and everyday

Because we have all so tragically changed
Our values have all been rearranged
And instead of being the loving uniters;
We are all..the instigators and fighters

Each day whenever I pray
These words form and  I say
Take all of our warring away
Today and everyday

It is not just somewhere out there
Where the machine guns rattle the air
But here  close to our own United States
Things are happening worse than the fiery debates

Each day whenever I pray
These words I form and I say
Take all of our warring away
Today and everyday

We all seem to think that we know
What is the best for the rest and so
We raise up our voices and shout
And drown all the other opinions out

Each day whenever I pray
These words I form and I say
Take all our warring away 
Today and everyday

If only for once and for all
We could let all of our weapons fall
The name calling the lying the hate
And be satisfied with a civilized debate

Each day whenever I pray
These words I form and I say
Take all of our warring away
Today and everyday

We were once, all,  so united ...so caring
Independent but everyone's burdens bearing
Now we are so tragically torn apart
By the divisions our politics impart

Each day whenever I pray
These words I form and I say
Take all of our warring away
Today and everyday


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Haunting hellos

A misty fog was all around
When early morn let out her sound
Mystic muses quieted me
Immersed my soul in  mystery

Like smoky remnants from a fire
A foggy feeling, did inspire
Lines of wonder.. lines of awe
Beautiful reminders of what I saw

Rising up like incensed cloud
Her silent rising spoke out loud
To my soul and to my heart
Poetic soundings found their start

Backed up by the birds who sing
Mysterious molecules rose to ring
A musical melody in the air:
Haunting hellos were everywhere

Friday, October 5, 2018

So Insensitive

 Who do you think you are puffed up as you are
 A flying super hero..an overpaid movie star
 Who do you think you are ..who do you think you are

 You walked right by me today
 Dressed up and on your way
 I reached out my hand to you
 You walked right pass me: it's true

 Who do you think you are, puffed up as you are
 A flying super hero an over paid movie star?
 Who do you think you are..who do you think you are..?

 I wept before you today
 And you had nothing nice to say
 You kept on challenging me
 Not to let others see...

 Who do you think you are: puffed up as you are...
 A flying super hero..an overpaid movie star?
 Who do you think you are... who do you think you are?

 While you ranted about what you had
 You didn't make me feel so glad
 You boasted and tooted your horn
 While I was dressed up in my rags so torn  .

 Who do you think you are: puffed up as you are
 A flying super hero..an overpaid movie star?
 Who do you think you are.. who do you think you are?

 Have you ever stopped to think
 To offer me food or drink
 Or are you lost in your own parade
 Of praise of you: self-made

 Who do you think you are: puffed up as you are
 A flying super hero..an overpaid movie star?
 Who do you think you are.. who do you think you are?

 There are others who need you car
 But you walk around unaware
 Lost in your own cloud of pride
 You seek your own glorification outside

 Who do you think you are: puffed up as you are
 A flying super hero.. an overpaid movie star?
 Who do you think you are.. who do you think you are?


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Un-American

What are we becoming and what are we doing
We, the united, are  constantly renewing
The hatreds, the rivalries, the violences galore
What are we doing now and what is this for..

The Democrats, the Independants, the Republicans too
All need to step back and consider what's true
We're fighting ..not uniting.. like American's should do
We're becoming a spectacle for the whole world to view

What are we becoming and what are we doing?
We, the united,  are constantly renewing
The hatreds, the rivalries, the violences galore
What are we doing now and what is this for?

America the beautiful your land and mine
Is calling inviting through a patriotic line
Return to your roots now your unity your grace
We're fighting too much now.. it's all over the place

What are we becoming and what are we doing
We, the united,  are  constantly renewing
The hatreds, the rivalries, the violences galore
What are we doing now and what is this for..

It's ugly unAmerican unfiltered and unkind
This backbiting...dividing ...is all out of line
How long will it take us to see who's the source
He lives in the Hades and demonic in force..

What are we becoming and what are we doing
We, the united,  are  constantly renewing
The hatreds, the rivalries, the violences galore
What are we doing now and what is this for..


Monday, October 1, 2018

Inside of every American...

Inside of every American..
is a lovely living soul
Though outside we may be different;
we have one lasting goal
To live, to love, and grow up;
into the potential that we are
Our lives are all so precious..
we're more brilliant than a star

So why don't we treat each other 
like the gems we really are 
Why do we act so distant; 
when we aren't so very far?
We're breathing, living beings..
so very near.. yet far away
I am wanting a revolution 
where love will win the day

The other day I saw it..
it was appearing on  the news:
The bickering, political backbiting:
an awfulness set loose;
Yet we have grown accustomed
to side with one view or another
What if we would change this pattern
and choose to love each other??

So why don't we treat each other 
like the gems we really are 
Why do we act so distant; 
when we aren't so very far?
We're breathing, living beings..
so very near.. yet far away
I'm wanting a revolution 
where love will win the day

I find myself in a panic
like a part of me wants to die
Whenever I see the news now..
can't we all begin to try
Is it all so really necessary
this awful hateful talk
I dream of another time when
we all together will walk...

So why don't we treat each other 
like the gems we really are 
Why do we act so distant; 
when we aren't so very far?
We're breathing, living beings..
so very near.. yet far away
I'm wanting a revolution 
where love will win the day

I'm thinking of the first days
of the America that we know
How we would strive to work together
and help each other grow
How is it, that we have become thus:
this divided political land
If only go back to that time
when were glad to work hand in hand

So why don't we treat each other 
like the gems we really are 
Why do we act so distant; 
when we aren't so very far?
We're breathing, living beings..
so very near.. yet far away
I'm wanting a revolution 
where love will win the day


Sunday, September 30, 2018

Oh Indonesia, I weep with you

Oh Indonesia I now weep with you
Over all  the sorrows you've been through
Scores of bodies, all lined up:
You have truly drank the bitter cup

And I weep with you .. I weep with you
Over all the trauma you've been through
A quake ..a wave.. and so many lost
Lives destroyed and homes are tossed

The news, so bitter, has come to me
The sight the sounds are all tragedy
So many times already you have known
This same story this news now shown

And I weep with you .. I weep with you
Over all the trauma you've been through
A quake ..a wave.. and so many lost
Lives destroyed and homes are tossed

If only next time you are  prepared
For the coming wave ..you all have shared
Some plans in place; some escape routes too:
Maybe some other countries can start helping you..?

And I weep with you .. I weep with you
Over all the trauma you've been through
A quake ..a wave.. and so many lost
Lives destroyed and homes are tossed

We have our worries it is so true
But none have known them just like you
So I'm hoping now that some will rise
And help you build some exits from the skies

And I weep with you .. I weep with you
Over all the trauma you've been through
A quake ..a wave.. and so many lost
Lives destroyed and homes are tossed


Saturday, September 29, 2018

Fall is here

Leaves are falling all around
Soft their whisper soft their sound
Blessing earth with warming smiles
Autumn is coloring the earth for  miles

And the Fall is here, she's here
Cooling calming temperatures appear
Earthy orangey tones surround
The Autumn breezes that are all around...

Squirrels are gathering all their food
Hiding..preserving it as they should
Jaunting jumping and playing too
Work can be so fun: it's true..

And the Fall is here, she's here
Cooling calming temperatures appear
Earthy orangey tones surround
The Autumn breezes that are all around..

Warmer clothing becomes the style
Lighter garments are in a pile
Into the boxes and put away
Summer clothing,just cannot stay

And the Fall is here, she's here
Cooling calming temperatures appear
Earthy orangey tones surround
The Autumn breezes that are all around..

A certain somberness and quieter tone
Surrounds the earth like one alone
Rest has come to plants and trees
Hushed the whispers hushed the breeze

And the Fall is here, she's here
Cooling calming temperatures appear
Earthy orangey tones surround
The Autumn breezes that are all around..

Monday, September 24, 2018

Why are you running?

In this whirlwind you're making ... do you need any rest
Is there something you're escaping something you detest
Does the inner soul challenge you.. the spirit ever speak?
Why do you keep running ...what is it you seek?

And the world keeps on spinning it spinning around
From one thing to another .. you're everywhere found
But the silences calling; the friendships; the spouse:
You've left them all behind you like leaving a house

You can't help your heartbeat its beating top speed
You're fulfilling some ambition some imaginary need
While the people who are around those closest to you
Are wondering and waiting for your attention: it's true

And the world keeps on spinning it spinning around
From one thing to another .. you're everywhere found
But the silences calling; the friendships; the spouse:
You've left them all behind you like leaving a house

The more you keep runing the more you are lost
Inside of the whirlwind your worries are tossed
But not only your  worries your heartaches your pain
You're losing your frienships..they're beginning to strain

And the world keeps on spinning it spinning around
From one thing to another .. you're everywhere found
But the silences calling; the friendships; the spouse:
You've left them all behind you like leaving a house

So take heed for a momment and think for a while
What's more precious than a heartbeat a frienship a smile
Have you forgotten the values that formed you your heart
In the whirlwinds of money ..have you let them all depart

And the world keeps on spinning it spinning around
From one thing to another .. you're everywhere found
But the silences calling; the friendships; the spouse:
You've left them all behind you like leaving a house



Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sunday morning Christians...

Oh Sunday morning Christians..
you are the first to fill the pew
But what do you do after its over..
oh tell me what do you do?

The other day I was with a Jesus follower...
who mocked and mocked another
I wondered inside of  my heart..
is this the love we should show each other
Than I walked beside a Sunday preacher
who had a bible inside his hand
He was condemning a homosexual
as if he was a vile and most miserable man

Oh Sunday morning Christians..
you are the first to fill the pew
But what do you do after its over..
oh tell me what do you do?

Somehow, I feel, you think you're so special
not a sinner like all the rest
You wouldn't ever think of keeping company
with some of the most un-blessed..
Yet you will  quote them all your scriptures
and you'll tell us we must be saved
While scowling at the faceless homeless
and shaming the poorly shaved..

Oh Sunday morning Christians..
you are the first to fill the pew
But what do you do after its over..
oh tell me what do you do?

The motto of loving like Jesus ..
is so grand and  truly fine
But what about the countless others,
who  never make it into  your line?
What if each Sunday you'd  choose some someone
to love and really embrace
Someone who has no real somebody
and who everyone thinks is a waste of space..

Oh Sunday morning Christians..
you are the first to fill the pew
But what do you do after its over..
oh tell me what do you do?


Saturday, September 22, 2018

The echo with

My pen was stopped the rhyme was too
But  my heart it sang with love, it's true:
Creator Redeemer and Lord of All
What wondrous things, inside me falll

The day, the night, the hours that pass
They sing, they shout, they call at last
To a silenced writer and an artist too
Return return to what you best do...

So once again with the hours galore
I listen and hear and write once more
For He who gives and dwells above
Would have me sing and share His Love

Oh can you hear it.. oh can you not:
The echo within you:  that echoes a lot?
Its bursting and bubbling and longing to be
An attractive gift for humanity

So let it out and let it begin
That secret something.. you're holding within
Don't worry, don't fret or measure its worth
Just let it out and it'll bless the  earth..


Monday, September 17, 2018

Stormy aftermath

The trees they whirl and they toss about
As  the winds continue to madly shout
A screech and a roar and the things do fly
As another tornado is passing by

The stormy Florence has left its true..
But remnants of her wrath keep coming through
Inside of the winds and the pounding rains
We feel her might..for  it still remains..

Day four and all of North Carolina cries
For people displaced beneath unsettling skies
Reminding  us that this storm is still  here
Inside of the destruction and the atmosphere

We must think of each other and lend a hand
Where ever we're needed and whenever we can
For the fate of those suffering this awful plight
Could come searching for us:  some day some night..


Saturday, September 15, 2018

Florence

Florence came with her devastation
And a tragedy for those whose hesitation...
Kept them near her path, her breath:
See how far her winds did stretch?

The rains have fallen without an end;
Ocean waters inside them blend:
Sighs of anguish, sounds of grief...
Echoing within this whirling thief

Her path kept changing ..this we heard
Weatherman pointed; changed their word
Warnings posted: here then there
Some were slow to leave or prepare

Now she's passing but not so fast..
Her shadows continue to wave and pass
Through our counties and through our homes
Uprooting lives.. like fragile stones


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Change...

Beware of the winds now that change here and there
They come with a warning, for people everywhere
In an instant, in an inkling, our life can rearrange
We must be ever ready, for the Heavens bid us: "Change"

Like the mountains that erupt now, and the oceans that explore;
Nature is responding to the things, that shake her floor:
Like the warring and the fighting and the arguments galore..
The Heavens are reacting and will not take it anymore..

So the floodgates are all open and skies let down their rain:
A cleansing for the earth, now..and all her needless pain..
The elements and the molecules and the moisture and the air
Are all crying out with a vengeance:
     "The earth's inhabitants are unfair"



Sunday, September 9, 2018

The hurricanes of mid September

The ocean is coming alive now on the southern most eastern coast
Florence and a couple others are starting to make their boast
With their whirling winds,  so noisy and their might for all to see
The  hurricanes of mid September are as visible as can be...

Don't wait for them to arrive here get ready now and prepare
For the disturbances they are bringing are more than we can bear
Some will become  all flooded and some will  feel the wind
It's time to get out and plan now for these storms will enter in

Look out to the ocean waters and see how they build their might
These storms from the African waters will bring a bit of fright
With whirling gusts all noisy and storms and terrors galore
We know that they are coming now what else are we waiting for?



Thursday, September 6, 2018

The secrets I kept...

I said I would wait awhile before I'd begin to write
Of the many missing pieces that were hidden from other's sight
I had kept them all inside me and was waiting for many year
To release these secret sorrows that have created all my tears

But the time has come to hear it and the time has come to read
The things  my family had covered up under guise of sacred creed
With the incense in the background and the stain glass all around
I woud weep inside my spirit and play back the horrific sound..

We were all so very catholic ...and it was evident as can be:
That we were good at genuflecting and at praying the rosary
But behind the mask of holiness and behind the sacred prayer
There was brokenness and abuses and scars from lack of care

I would weep my way to school and I would weep my way to sleep
There wasn't a single corner where I didn't kneel to weep
The fasaad of being happy was a ploy for everyone to see
So  they couldn't ever imagine what was happening to me..



She kept it all inside


Tears welled up in her eyes... as she thought about it all
They claimed to be good christians but never bothered to call
They read up on their bibles and were fond of the Sunday pew
But they never bothered to visit her they never did it's true

But who were all these people putting sadness in her eyes
They were brothers and a sister and her very own blood ties
They were quick to cut her short  and tell her how she's wrong
For confessing all the sorrows she knew her childhood long

It would have been much better had she never spoken of
The many secret things that the family covered up
Every one would have loved her .. had she kept all inside
Every heart ache, every beating, every hurt ..since she was five

Denial was their custom and it is still the same today
Ignoring what is evident and hiding it all away
Pretending that nothing happened and claiming she had lied
Everyone who lived then is content to push it   aside...


Sunday, September 2, 2018

For we are light..


When will we see truth as right...
Turn from wrong,  both day and night?
When will we be strong ...be brave
Let others see the hope we save..?

For we are light and we are love
Children of One God above
We are washed and pure again
Through God's Son who lives within

When will we say enough's enough
Be bold enough to reject that stuff
That taints our heart our soul our will
When will we be strong, be strong as steal?

For we are light and we are love
Children of One God above
We are washed and pure again
Through God's Son who lives within

When will we stand up for right
Pursue God's cause pursue His Light
When will we see ...see all as one:
Brother and sister...everyone...?

For we are light and we are love
Children of One God above
We are washed and pure again
Through God's Son who lives within

When will we all sleep and rise
With God's grace....with His eyes
Resting peacefully ....rising up
To give to others from our cup?

For we are light and we are love
Children of One God above
We are washed and pure again
Through God's Son who lives within




Saturday, September 1, 2018

Can you hear it..everyone


Hear the sounds that sweetly ring
Through the air and everything
Cicadas humming..dancing round:
Soothing; singing; rythmic sound..

Coolness lingering.. welcomes the day
Crickets sounding..brighten the  way
A peck, peck, pecking can be heard:
From the dutiful...hungry bird

Whisps of breezes here and there
Touch the creatures touch my hair
Whispering secrets whispering prose
Sounds like invites but who knows..?

Listening lightly much is heard
In the moments that are  stirred
By the elements and  by the sun
Can you hear it .. everyone?


Sunday, August 26, 2018

In this Eden of our day...

Singing out in soothing sound
Cicadas ..crickets create a round
Of healing energy..soft and sweet
True refreshment for the heat

Chirping sparrows, blue jays too:
Supplement, life's round, it's true..
Leaving room for mind and heart
To serenade and have a part..

While in slumber, others sleep
Poets, artists, slowly creep..
Through the silence, through the dawn
Capturing all the morning's yawn

What's still hidden, still unheard
Listening hearts will show in word:
Secrets..soundings..Love Divine
All who want, can see this shine..

Take a moment, take some time
Immerse yourself in wordless rhyme
In this Eden of our day
God is present in every way


Friday, August 24, 2018

Angels are our companions

While the world is all silent and before the dawn's new light
I listen for the movement of angels in their flight
Their wings are ever so quiet;  their voices hushed but clear
My soul has grown accustomed to listen and to hear..

For angels are our companions and they are all around
Though they speak angelically; they are ready to be found

As daylight begins to surround us and morning light I see
I can hear the voice of angels like  the most simple mystery
Echoing throughout the breezes and touching plants and trees
Angels are all around us and they ride the wind and breeze

For angels are our companions and they are all around
Though they speak angelically; they are ready to be found

The difficult times and the good times.. the darkness and the day
All host the band of angels who are guardians of our way
We're never out here abandoned ..never out here alone
God has made a promise and our angels will lead us home

For angels are our companions and they are all around
Though they speak angelically; they are ready to be found




Sunday, August 19, 2018

Life is much better than the pain we can know

The saddest story that I read today
Was a man wanting to end his life some way
The teacher of others was now seeking his end
I pray he finds comfort in some family or friend

We know life is much better, than the pain we can know
There's beauty and awesomeness everywhere we stroll
The pain may deceive us with its awkwardness and  release
But living despite it will bring us true peace

The angel of darkness can bring us despair
He can breathe out discouragement: every place, everywhere
His clouds are more ominous that the worst thunderstorm
But he'll speak with such sweetness:  with words "kind and warm.."

We know life is much better, than the pain we can know
There's beauty and awesomeness everywhere we stroll
The pain may deceive us with its awkwardness and  release
But living despite it will bring us true peace

An example for others, the sufferer of pain
Can show us life's better than the feelings that remain
For deep down in our being our spirit still soars
And carries each moment to the Eternal One's doors

We know life is much better, than the pain we can know
There's beauty and awesomeness everywhere we stroll
The pain may deceive us with its awkwardness and  release
But living despite it will bring us true peace




Saturday, August 18, 2018

Where clocks are never ticking..

Sprinkles from the Heavens are dancing across the lawn
And little pieces of the God-ness are greeting me at dawn
Like fireflies, by the millions: the rays of morning sun
Are falling upon the universe and warming everyone..

Tapping upon my windows and whispering to my heart:
Countless beams keep calling: "it's time for you to start"
Though, no one else can hear them.. without an earnest try
My soul is attuned to hear them: they are quieter than a sigh

Prancing upon the sidewalk, and jumping here and there.
Squirrels and little bird-lets  are making me aware
That time has come to feed them... to bring them out some feed:
Rambunxious little creatures who are boisterous about their need...

The buzzing of the car-lets that pass by with noisy run
Creates an unnaturual disturbance.."can't wait till they are done"
For the beauty of the morning is more effective without sound
So..I wish them all a blessing and breathe in happiness all around

How often do ever wonder and get lost in endless time
Where clocks are never ticking and sounds so easily rhyme
Does it happen to you in the morning or happen to you at all
If ever you experience this mystery you'll want to keep it on recall



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

If only we would dig deep in faith...

Some days the clouds they linger on and block the shining sun
And shadows fall and follow us and nothing can get done
We're caught up in the grips of fate that seem to show life dim
If only we would dig deep in faith; we'd see our hope's in Him

Some days the pains that plague our heart are deep and all around
We find it hard to move about and flee the joyful sound
The smile is hard to form within and so we wear the frown
If only we would dig  deep in faith we'd shine when we are down..

Some days were flying high in hope and nothing seems to hurt
We're laughing loving all around and can see diamonds in the dirt
While these moments  seem limitless they're gone and we forget
If only we would dig deep faith, they're easy enough to get..

So let us learn to live our lives in the good times and the bad
Knowing that in every hour there are  blessings to be had
There's happiness and sadder timers and times we wish were not
If only we would dig deep in faith we'd have what can't be bought


Monday, August 13, 2018

God's Blessings are there for you..

In the early hours of morning, I can hear the sparrow sing
Though I haven't really awakened or started anything
Like a messenger of the sunlight or a herald of the day
This little creature of morning is brightening up my way

When I sit to have some nourishment and have some morning brew
The sound of many creatures is seeping in: it is true
Like a symphony of the  morning or an orchestra most fine
These birds of many feathers are most welcome as I dine

As I open up all the entries and step outside: I see
An array of wonderful beauty is there to welcome me:
The freshness of the dew drops and wonderful ensemble of sound
Accompany the display of awesome that God has splashed around

Like a finder of some treasure I want to hurry up and share
With everyone who'll listen with everyone who'll care
For the awesomeness that's out here is also out there too
You have only to open up to see: God's blessings are there for you


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Outside our window

The sunlight is "peeking" across the lawn
While all the universe is beginning to yawn
So much of God's sweetness is filling the air
While creatures are calling and singing everywhere..

The quietness of morn is delighting my soul,
And clouds, oozing with rain, are starting to stroll...
Yet, the diners of daylight, are pecking away
At the spread of seed, I have put out, without display..

Gentle droplets of rain are creating some rhyme
Rhythmic their sound that blesses our time
Soaking the earth, so drenched and worm:
We wait, to see, the rainbow of morn..

Hushed the seconds that are filling my house
So quiet it is, you could hear a mouse...
But mice wouldn't play here, inside of my place
For kitties would hurry to stifle their pace...

Outside of your window, what is it you see?
Would you put it in verse, and share it with me?
For the beauty, outlining your parcel of land
Can serve to uplift you and steady your stand...


Saturday, August 11, 2018

He has invited me daily

In memory of Lambert Klumper: Rest in Peace

 I touched all the heavens, and I touched the sky
 I tasted the sweetness of love passing by
 In all of the universe and in all of the air
 God is all Present, and He is everywhere...

 In all of the minutes and in all of the day
 Angels are working to prepare me a way
 For the passing of Heaven in the Spirit of love
 Inviting each person to  the Heavens above

 In each of the plantlets and in all of the sea
 In everyone present and in all humanity
 An echo is sounding: a force calm and still
 Is preparing this world for the Eternal One's Will

 I've fought the good fight now am ready to see
 My Maker, Creator, The Most Holy Three
 For far from this world and all it can give
 He has invited me daily to come There and live


Monday, August 6, 2018

The things we miss

In every moment...and in every hour
Wisdom is speaking with all her power
Will we ever hear ..and  will we ever see
The things we miss..when we're too busy?

The sun will rise and the sun will set
But all this beauty;  our minds reject?
For..we have to run and we have to  buy
But it's just a moment..oh won't you try..

In every moment...and in every hour
Wisdom is speaking with all her power
Will we ever hear ..and  will we ever see
The things we miss..when we're too busy?

The raindrops fall and the thunder claps
A twirling wind, lifts a tree that snaps
The calm will come and the rainbow shine
And we'll see all this if we have the time..

In every moment...and in every hour
Wisdom is speaking with all her power
Will we ever hear ..and  will we ever see
The things we miss..when we're too busy?

The sparrow chirps and the songbird sings
Before we're awake or the  alarm clock rings
But it doesn't have to  occur this way
We can rise up early and welcome the day

In every moment...and in every hour
Wisdom is speaking with all her power
Will we ever hear ..and  will we ever see
The things we miss..when we're too busy?

A baby's hand or a simple cry
The beggar who begs and we all pass by
The person who weeps and the old who wait
All these we miss when we're running late

In every moment...and in every hour
Wisdom is speaking with all her power
Will we ever hear ..and  will we ever see
The things we miss..when we're too busy?

So the timing's now and  the time is here
For us to take some moments to really hear
For the clock it's ticking and the day will end
Will we be any wiser will we learn my friend?

In every moment...and in every hour
Wisdom is speaking with all her power
Will we ever hear ..and  will we ever see
The things we miss..when we're too busy?

Saturday, August 4, 2018

What are we doing?


Oh what are we doing, and what have we become
Can we stop for a moment: stop everyone
Stop all of this fighting,and stop all the hate
Heaven is crying and it's getting too late... 

The headlines, the media, the word on the street
Is echoing a sorrow that is tragically deep 
We've lost it the innocence the reason for being
And  become all  this madness that we're continuously seeing

Oh what are we doing, and what have we become
Can we stop for a moment: stop everyone
Stop all of this fighting,and stop all the hate
Heaven is crying and it's getting too late... 

The politics; the newsroom; the riots that arise
Are shaking the universe... from the floor to the skies
The elements; the minerals;  the air and the sea
All of them, are revolting.. Oh when will we see......?

Oh what are we doing, and what have we become
Can we stop for a moment: stop everyone
Stop all of this fighting,and stop all the hate
Heaven is crying and it's getting too  late... 

Whatever your reasoning  and whatever you say
Can never excuse it: what's  happening today
The hatreds the agendas the divisions we see
All of them are shouting ..and a reckoning will be..

Oh what are we doing, and what have we become
Can we stop for a moment: stop everyone
Stop all of this fighting,and stop all the hate
Heaven is crying and it's getting too  late... 






Monday, July 30, 2018

Whispering sounds

The cicadas all sing
And soothe everything
In morning and night
They heal with delight

At first signs of light
The birds before flight
Will pause and parade
The melodies they've made

Like a shower that falls
The rain gently calls
The children of earth
Who await their rebirth

The plants and the trees
All wave in the breeze
And everyone, everywhere
Breathe in God's pure air

So whenever you wake
With a schedule to make
Remember to  wait
For God's will to dilate


Thursday, July 26, 2018

The true friend

A true friend is there through thick and thin
No matter the moment, or trouble you're in
They're there and here and  will  always be
The hand outstretched and the eyes that see..

A friend is one who'll  go that extra mile
Whenever you're alone and needing that smile
They'll be right there whether night and day
Their heart is  open; you're welcome to stay

The friend you should value the most trusted one
Is the one who's with you when everyone else is done
The person who's honest and who's always the same
Seven days a week with only friendship to gain..


Monday, July 23, 2018

Time to let it all out...

Inside your eyes, I can see, so much built up brokenness:
The silent shadows, of days gone by; and.....so much hiddenness
Though you speak not of your inner pain, the tears that well up.. do
Let me take your hand in mine; together we'll make it through..

For quite a while, I have watched you, now, without saying what I know
The days have built up and the months elapsed: before  I had to tell you so
You have been the brave one; and so strong.. but now it is time to cry..
Let out those hurts ..those years of pain ..when others passed you by..

The ones,  who watched, and said nothing good; would have you keep it in
Their logic is: that the years are gone ..why should you revive them again?
Is it their concern, for the years gone by; or the fact they did nothing then
I tell you, my dear, it is okay to speak out and heal your soul within

The shell, that surrounds your heart and mind, is slowly breaking down
You know,  you're ok, with telling all: there's a new freedom you have found
No more a victim, or a frightened soul:  you can cry out from deep inside
"It is not okay, to be silencing me...  for its your own guilt you're trying to hide"





Saturday, July 21, 2018

And God speaks

Mother Nature speaks with a  voice of rolling thunder
All the earth is shaking and we can feel it down under
Rivers flow but do not ever seem to stop their flowing
Winds are wild and approach us with their outreach growing

And God speaks, and God speaks "I am here
Please do not fear, I am here."

Work has shut down and we soon find that we are unemployed
Neighbors rouse us from our sleep; and we are quickly annoyed
Family, we love, no longer knows us and we seem so very alone
Our body aches and we feel defeated: ill and sore to the bone

And God speaks, and God speaks "I am here
Please do not fear, I am here."

The battles roar and people are fighting more than ever before
Use to be, the wars were "out there";  but now they are here at our door
Hatred; prejudice; unkindnesses .... we hear about on the tv screen
Why oh why have we turned into something we're not; do you know what I mean:

And God speaks, and God speaks "I am here
Please do not fear, I am here."

On the road there are beggars who stand with scribbled signs inside their hands
And we quickly judge them and say they brought on themselves this circumstance
Eyes of hurt and loneliness we have all seen and felt in our own day
Someone is needing us and we are needing someone to show us the way

And God speaks, and God speaks "I am here
Please do not fear, I am here."

Will you be for someone that ray of hope; that light, that shines...oh will you?
It doesn't take much skill or knowledge or a PhD from some prestigious school
The only thing we know for sure is:  we were made of love to give each other love
And that love is that bridge that unites the earth with the highest Heavens above.

And God speaks, and God speaks: I am here
Please do not fear, I am here




Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The world is broken Lord...

The world is broken Lord;
it is  broken up into so many little pieces
People are hating Lord and this hatred is worse
than any of our worst diseases
Why can't we get along Lord
and why can't we stop fighting with one another
We are a family Lord; yet you never know this
by what we are doing to each other

And my eyes,  they keep  running, Lord, with the tears of all the nations
With every injustice and with the sighs and cries of everyone's frustrations
If only I could speak to them Lord the way You spoke to them so long ago
I would tell them all that  this hatred and   this fighting has to go..

Whether its on TV Lord or inside some dispute
that I am witnessing along the way
Your love has become an intrusion
that so many have pushed aside by what they say
But it isn't right Lord for us Your children
to ignore the world and its many needs
We have become Your followers but not beyond our words
and certainly not in any outward deeds

And my eyes,  they keep  running, Lord, with the tears of all the nations
With every injustice and with the sighs and cries of everyone's frustrations
If only I could speak to them Lord the way You spoke to them so long ago
I would tell them all that  this hatred and   this fighting has to go..

This world has forgotten Lord it has forgotten
those first days in the garden of Eden
Where we were fashioned and provided with everything
we could need or have ever have eaten
All of the beautifulness and all of the awesomeness
with which You formed us so long ago
We have traded away now for something the diabolic has promised
would help our happiness grow

And my eyes,  they keep  running, Lord, with the tears of all the nations
With every injustice and with the sighs and cries of everyone's frustrations
If only I could speak to them Lord the way You spoke to them so long ago
I would tell them all that  this hatred and   this fighting has to go..


Monday, July 16, 2018

Words for the journey

When you are giving, give with open hand
Do not count the cost or proudly stand
For if you are caring and if you are kind
The act of giving will  bless your mind

Whenever you're praying or singing praise
Do not over shout or flaunt your ways
For the God who sees and the God who knows
Will bless the one who humbly glows...

When life is tough and your road too long
Do not fuss or fret or claim its  wrong
For the timing's right and the route is clear
If you'll walk by faith His voice you'll hear..

When night's approaching or the break of dawn
There's still  a song for you to carry on
The melody of hope and that of peace
So do your part and share this sweet release...


Saturday, July 14, 2018

In my hands, I do hold

In my hands, I do hold,
All of God's healing, I am told..
Yet, I am hesitant and I am afraid
So all of God's work for me is delayed

The brokenhearted are at my door
Seeking a handout, and something more
But they are waiting, and waiting long
For my spirit to become more strong

In my hands, I do hold,
All of God's healing, I am told..
Yet, I am hesitant and I am afraid
So all of God's work for me is delayed

The troubled spirits and the deranged
Are walking alone,  like souls estranged
But people flee them and people try
To avoid their encounter: oh my, oh my...

In my hands, I do hold,
All of God's healing, I am told..
Yet, I am hesitant and I am afraid
So all of God's work for me is delayed

With all of my vision, I  can see
All of the wounded of humanity
The poor, the orphaned...the undefined
Are some of those, who are now in  line..

In my hands, I do hold,
All of God's healing, I am told..
Yet, I am hesitant and I am afraid
So all of God's work for me is delayed

The sounds, the echoes...of my past
Are in my spirit and on full blast
They seek to stifle and to disrupt
But God's grace keeps saying  "I am enough"

In my hands, I do hold,
All of God's healing, I am told..
Yet, I am hesitant and I am afraid
So all of God's work for me is delayed

These words, these lyrics, of this song
They are also yours...so sing along
Today's the day ..the new start of you
Doing all that you were meant to do...

In my hands, I do hold,
All of God's healing, I am told..
Yet, I am hesitant and I am afraid
So all of God's work for me is delayed



Friday, July 13, 2018

So, here I go....

In the morning let me praise You
With my words allow You to shine through
Touching creatures and touching people
Without a pulpit or even a steeple

So here I go into my morning
Shining Your Light without a warning
To a world so needful and hurting
I am Your ambassador with a hope alerting..

When I'm working, oh let me bring You
To my coworkers and the projects I may do
For You are the Power behind my being
And it is You, the world should be seeing

So here I go into my morning
Shining Your Light without a warning
To a world so needful and hurting
I am Your ambassador with a hope alerting..

When inside company, let me be You
Speaking a hopefulness in all I do
Not with  preachiness ...but pure love
I will encourage others to seek You above...

So here I go into my morning
Shining Your Light without a warning
To a world so needful and hurting
I am Your ambassador with a hope alerting..


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

What are you doing.....?

What is it, you're pursuing,  with all of your might
Is it selfishness, selflessnes; darkness or light?
The source of your seeking.. the reason for your run:
What is it, that motivates you, to get everything done?

With everything that's happening in the busy-ness of your day
Have you stopped for a moment to consider your way
For what are you doing this ...and for what do you seek
Have you gotten into a routine that won't make you unique..?

The hours and the minutes and the seconds of each day
They are passing and evolving and filling our way
But what of our activities and and what of our stride
Will we lay down each evening and know a healthy pride??


Monday, July 9, 2018

The storms we need

 The rain is creating her own melody
 Of soothing-ness and serenity
 Soaking the earth ..so parched and dry
 And leaving her rainbows..in the sky

 The skies all graying produce their lights
 Of awe inspiring lightning strikes
 They flash, they fizzle, they move so quick
 Heavens own version of the neon stick..

 All glowing and shaking, the skies above
 Thunder with echoes of limitless love
 Ominously rumbling with its frightening sound
 Thunder is helping the earth and the ground

 And after all these storms, so loud and clear
 A sign in the skies is reminding us all here
 That shaking and trembling may take over our land
But we will be okay again: do you understand ?



Friday, July 6, 2018

He drank his life away...

He drank his life away.. yet he had it under control
This is what he said ... when the questions started to roll
A little bit won't hurt you . it helps me to calm down
When they carried him away empty bottles were all around

And he loved to drink his wiskey and he loved his finest wine
Whenever you'd go to visit .. he tempt you all the time
With another type of  liquor:  a margarita or a gin
He had a big variety .. it was killing him deep within

He drank his life away.. yet he had it under control
This is what he said.. when the questions started to roll
A little bit won't hurt you . it helps me to calm down
When they carried him away empty bottles were all around

Soon he'd seemed to struggle with the words he wanted to say
He never could understand it.. what was eating his brain away
But the liquid inside the glasses.. he poured when he got home
Were the demons he'd never acknowledge yet they did freely roam

He drank his life away.. yet he had it under control
This is what he said.. when the questions started to roll
A little bit won't hurt you . it helps me to calm down
When they carried him away empty bottles were all around

It seems to be so acceptable a very cultural thing to do
For all of the major networks are advertising it to me and you:
The bottles of the Ole Jack Daniels the Michelobs and Miller lite
Never get followed up by the medical warnings or some insight...

He drank his life away.. yet he had it under control
This is what he said.. when the questions started to roll
A little bit won't hurt you . it helps me to calm down
When they carried him away empty bottles were all around

Why was it he poured those glasses of liquor so many times
He had everything he'd ever wanted but must we read between the lines
He was trying to cover up some something that he could never tell
So he smiled beneath that whiskey and that bottle that made him swell

He drank his life away.. yet he had it under control
This is what he said.. when the questions started to roll
A little bit won't hurt you . it helps me to calm down
When they carried him away empty bottles were all around



Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Stand up for the red, the white, the blue...

In this land, so bold and free
Where we celebrate our liberty
We should stop and consider well
We're not free ..can't you tell...

The media and the press
Hold us captive, and create stress
And though we cannot really see
We're all locked up: both  you and me..

The rights we fought to acquire
Are all destroyed by the global liar
Who, in an instant, can train our mind
To believe whatever it claims to find..

Would that we could walk away
From all of the gossip of the day
Oh .. we'd be quickly criticized
And from all our circles ostracized..

When the evil one is able to deceive
Creating divisions without reprieve..
We know it deep inside our heart
A revolution is soon to start...

Love for the foreigner is all good
When we love our country as we should
But how pitiful is the day
When we let the foreigner destroy our way

Today I am challenging each of  you
To stand up for the red, the white, the blue
And as our freedom was bravely bought
Strive to create unity like you ought..



Tuesday, July 3, 2018

God's love displayed

The cicadas are singing ..the sparrows are too
A whole ensemble of melodies is now coming through..
For the morning has awakened, with vibrancy and joy
Can you hear all the lyrics of the songs she deploys..

Before all of the mugginess, or the heat of the day;
The sweet wind is whispering, a coolness my way..
She's singing out her symphonies, through all come her voice:
Our dear Mother Earth is offering to all of us a choice..

To sit down and to savor it: the loveliness sublime
We  are all being invited if we just make some time..
It isn't at all burdensome or a taxing thing to do..
Will you take time this morning or this evening .. will you?

A few minutes in  the daylight or a few moments each night
Can serve to refresh us; if we figure things right
For the plant-lets and the creatures and the trees with their shade
Are empowered with a mission:  to be God's love displayed


Monday, July 2, 2018

Thoughts and more thoughts.

The hours  are ticking away and slowly the new dawn
Slips into the activities, like the squirrels upon the lawn
For beautiful though she be, there are the have to's to be done
and the memories of this morning will be silenced by our run...

So I savor them: every moment, every second of this grace
That puts me into her arms like a child in some safe place
Resting inside her quietness and basking inside of her light
I bid this sacred princess to share with me some inner sight..

These mimosas of the morn are not found inside some book;
But await our inner gaze as we jump inside to look
At the questions of the heart, that beats with rarest joy
Whenever we are included in these sweet seconds that deploy..

Immeasurable in the value, these jewel-lets of sacred ryhme
Put us into a pause that cannot be held by space or time
And  transcending the rules of dimensions and ever measured pace
We breathe inside the Eternal the effects of lasting grace..

Time is our own creation and it ceases to be above
So let us use it for God's glory and learn to live and love
Every creature and every moment; every element far and near
Until we arrive at our completion for, for each other we are here...


Sunday, July 1, 2018

News Flash...

Our time, here,  is too short for us to fuss or fight
We have all these moments, here, to share our light
Robed in the greatest of God,  we can always give
This warring world, our reasons, to peaceably live...

See, how many there are, who fail to really see...
Our reason for being here, our ultimate destiny..
Caught up in the foolishness of our present day
We stumble and fall, over the things,  that clutter our way..

Just enough to be .. is all we ever really  need
Yet so many gather around the fields of endless greed
Would that we could fully understand ...what true happiness is...
We would all stop trying to acquire such an abundant-ness



Saturday, June 30, 2018

All that loving light, inside of you

Oh, would you tell me:  Do you care
About every person..everywhere?
Do you nurture it: the Love Divine
And if you do ..do you let it shine?

For all the world has turned irate
Given to quarrel and political debate
The world is needing it oh yes they do 
All that loving light, inside of you...

When you rise up...every day:
Is love the light ..that lights your way
Do you resolve it ..the moment you start
To love every being with all your heart

For all the world has turned irate
Given to quarrel and political debate
The world is needing it oh yes they do 
All that loving light, inside of you...

Today, tomorrow and even next year
All the world is needing to hear
That love's the answer to every wrong
If we really wanted to; we could get along

For all the world has turned irate
Given to quarrel and political debate
The world is needing it oh yes they do 
All that loving light, inside of you...

As you're reading this: do you smile
Thinking: "how marvelous, for a little  awhile"
But to continue it ..with relentless pace
We'd need a miracle and all God's grace

For all the world has turned irate
Given to quarrel and political debate
The world is needing it oh yes they do 
All that loving light, inside of you...



Friday, June 29, 2018

It's a beautiful sight

Four thirty, this morning, and chirping away
Birds are all ready, with so much to say
Not everyone can hear them, for many still sleep
How privileged I am, with the hours that I keep..

The branches are waving, with the help from the wind
And grass blades are singing: "It's time to begin"
"Rise up with the sunrise and open your eyes:
So many, the blessings, that fall from the skies..

A new day's upon us, it's glowing so bright..
The critters are romping..it's a beautiful sight.
A little seed and silence and a visit outside
Will fill one with a wonder it's impossible to hide..


Thursday, June 28, 2018

Simple revelations

Tell me, tell me, if you will..
Are you silent, are you still:
When the morning star appears
And invites us all  with gentle cheers

Do you ever take the time
To hear the earth inside her rhyme;
And taking vibes from all the wind
Does your soul stir deep within?

With all the angels can you hear
The eternal voice's atmosphere
And do you try with all your might:
To capture day and capture night?

Of all the wonders we have around,
The greatest ones create no sound
So we must look and we must see
What speaks without voice to you and me

Like a rising mountain top
Creation bids us all to stop
For in her arms and and in her breeze
Rests the One that  no one sees

Not in buildings, not in space
Does the Almighty confine His Grace
But in the  beauty and in  the love
We can connect to this God above

Would you take some time today
To listen a moment along your way
To  hear what's sacred and what's near
Though beyond what we can call clear.



Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Boundaries...

Together we can do so very much
But, for many, this idea is so out of touch
Instead we're content to rabble and ride
On political viewpoints that crush and divide

We want all the world to see our view
Despite the cost it may place on you..
So we push and push with our rants irate
And create through our protests:  an un-divided state.

Perhaps if we were all schooled in a little law
We'd change our view on what we saw
We'd see our family: the United states
Exposed and vulnerable and needing some gates


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Please help me understand..

Please help me understand
What is going on inside our land
Oh..can you help me see
Why there's so much animosity

In this land so bold and free
Why aren't we learning: you and me
How to love and how to care
For every person every where

Please help me understand
What is going on inside our land
Oh..can you help me see
Why there's so much animosity

Looking left and looking right
Nobody's really using the Light
Instead we're choosing ( you and me)
What is divisive: can't you see..

Please help me understand
What is going on inside our land
Oh..can you help me see
Why there's so much animosity

If only we were really seeking  peace
All this warring would finally cease
But you and I just can't agree
That there's so much we fail to see..

Please help me understand
What is going on inside our land
Oh..can you help me see
Why there's so much animosity

I want to know it:  yes I do
Why we cannot find it: all the truth
And instead of pushing our own way
We try to bring unity to our day

Please help me understand
What is going on inside our land
Oh..can you help me see
Why there's so much animosity


Sunday, June 24, 2018

We should thank Him always

I open my eyes up and I see God's grace
In every moment and in every place
In the roof above me and in earth's ground
I can feel God's Providence: it's all around

So let's sing each morning and let's sing at night
We should thank Him always  : this Giver of light
For everything living; and for everything here
We should show our gratitude; for He is so dear

The storms that linger..the heat ....and the rain:
They are all God's blessings, so let's not abstain;
From praising and blessing and from our prayer
Let's let  all of the world know: that God is everywhere..

So let's sing each morning and let's sing at night
We should thank Him always: this Giver of light
For everything living; and for everything here
We should show our gratitude; for He is so dear

Sometimes we're laughing and sometimes we're not
But in all, we're  cared for; have you forgot?
The God, Who's everywhere and the God, Who's all...
Will never ever leave us... we have only to call

So let's sing each morning and let's sing at night
We should thank Him always: this Giver of light
For everything living; and for everything here
We should show our gratitude; for He is so dear




Saturday, June 23, 2018

Like angels in the wind

Singing, oh so softly, like angels in the wind
Birds are chirping sweetly over and over again
Soothing and ever cheerful these messengers release
An energy so healing; that it gives us inner peace

Whispering into the daylight, plant-lets start to dance
Echoing sounds of refreshment, asking us to chance
A moment of quiet calmness, apart from all the rest
Will we take some time now and be their honored guests

Reach out into the softness of those breezes passing by
Capture just one molecule or an atom from the sky
So much goes into this artwork  this living tapestry
Yet we fail to take a  second .  a moment to even see

Morning noon and evening we are always on the run
Everything happens so quickly: there's oodles to be done
But never did we stop to consider that we haven't a real need
To rush through every second every moment with such speed


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Just stop...

Stop for a moment; and breathe the air
So much awesomeness...is everywhere..
Too much worrying not enough peace
Stop for a moment and then release....

Stop all you're doing and hear the sound
Of all of  this universe and all around
Quietly shouting out: touching deep within
Stop and savor it:  you can  let it in.

Stop all of your arguing; stop and share
All that is beautiful: everywhere
Time keeps on leaving us..o can't you see
Stop for a moment and let it all be....

Stop all of your fidgeting stop and care
Hold what is wonderful: here and there
Nothing is pressing us; so just be still
Stop and enjoy it all life is so  real..

Stop,just a moment, and  you will see
Life has something here for you and me
It isn't all expensive  and its not in a store
Stop and you'll find it: what your looking for..




Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Before the start of day

Tapping on my window, like a messenger of grace
A tiny little sparrow disrupts my sleeping space
He pecks away a tune then lights onto the ground
Chirping as he does an invitation to his sound

The skies are overshadowed by the grayness of the night
Which lingers on a bit as the dawn is bringing  light
Melodies are all sounding from the birds of every feather
Challenge my drooping spirit to get myself together

Earlier than the sunrise all of these songs  arise
While fluffs of floating clouds speckle up the skies
Temperatures are all soaring; humidity's all around
As the early breeze of morning carries  all this sound

Hour by hour its happening the melody of each day
And all of us can particpate as we go our way
But we must take some moments and partial out some time
So we can become the melody of our own poetic rhyme

Monday, June 18, 2018

Revolutionairies


I will hear it; and I will listen to it
 with everything that is sounding inside my heart
To all of the melodies; to all of the harmonies;
 that are giving this day her lovely start
So much, the awesomeness, so much the beautifulness
that is sounding outside the door for me
How can I not want it, and not desire for it
to become a part of my daily spirituality

The world is so amazing once you take her out of the thread
of the media and of CNN
It has become so evident that we're becoming so tainted
by the news we're taking in
Graspers of the dramatic they twist and turn what is
into some falsified form of  reality
And then present it to us; like some Gospel truth
that they are wanting us to believe

We must revive again and divorce ourselves from the trend
of following the awkward crowd
That takes its nourishment from the media
and the stories put out there, on the cloud
We can become the revolutionaries;
the rebels of the mind control that is happening every day
And show the world that happiness can be had
without the having or doing like "they say"


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Did you know...

 Today the winds are whispering such songs of gentle love
 Crying out with utmost carefulness: Give praise to God above
 He is the True Creator of the universe and all the sky
 The winds are carefullly whispering sweet songs for you and I

 The earth is humbly rumbling a soft rythmn for me and you
 It is challenging all our senses and our intellect it is true
 Through everything that is now growing and everything all around
 The earth is all transportive of the Great Immortal Sound..

 The sea is so surrendering its sounds of endless praise
 Through rushes of tides now forming and sound of crashing waves
 It is echoing all the Powerfulness and all the Majestic Might
 That began with Simple Whisperings and made both day and night.

 The hours are all expanding and all of the minutes are too
 They are carrying the Great Awakening the Eternal I Love You
 Yet we are all still sleeping and so deaf to all of this love
 The clock it keeps on ticking as He awaits us: the God above....


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Do you have time?

Oh the soundings of this amazing early dawn
She is serenading all the creatures on the lawn
And those who wake to greet the early morning sun
Are in awe of all the activity that has already begun

The birds they wait around for their morning seed
But some will begin to peck around for what they need
All the world around me is starting to romp and creep
Through blades of grass that are slow to sigh or peep

Skies are graying because rain is wanting a little more time
To drench the earth with rythmic drops like some poetic rhyme
Fresh cooling airs are circling around as they appear
So very rare for this season and this time of year..

How beautiful, these moments, that are slowly passing away
Each second, that's expanding, has something nice to say
The words,  the sounds, are almost silent to the naked ear
So one must hush and be silent and allow the heart to hear...

Join me, now, if you think you have the will and time
To hear the earth as she is composing her poetic rhyme
Through every creature plantlet and the atmosphere
You wont be sorry you chose to open up some time to hear



Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Time to change

There's chatter in the household: a child's run away
Fingers start pointing: oh what can we say
After making the rounds about..who is at fault
They conclude by admitting: "it's the child" by default

And we fail now to see it beyond all our pride
The culprit for our failures is lurking inside
We dig for some reasons but find what is old
Anything to stop it: the truth from being told?

The countries are now meeting with an agenda of peace
But politicians are sticklers and want it to cease
Too proud to admit it that  we can learn how to forgive
They strive to rally forces with  lies that they give

And we fail now to see it beyond all our pride
 The culprit for our failures is lurking inside
 We dig for some reasons but find what is old
 Anything to stop it: the truth from being told?

The lion and the child will learn it some day
That peaceful coexistance can create a new way
Its promised through the pages of a biblical rhyme
Wild beasts and children will be friends in due time

 (Is: 11-6; Is: 11-8)

 And we fail now to see it beyond all our pride
 The culprit for our failures is lurking inside
 We dig for some reasons but find what is old
 Anything to stop it: the truth from being told?

 The children are all learning from all that they see
 We have to acknowledge it:  we are who'll they'll be
 Before they can even spell it:  the word bigotry
 They can see it so embodied in you and in me

 And we fail now to see it beyond all our pride
 The culprit for our failures is lurking inside
 We dig for some reasons but find what is old
 Anything to stop it: the truth from being told?

 So what will we do with this verse for today
Will we toss it a snicker and continue on our way?
 Or will we even consider it: that maybe it's true:
 A new world can be heralded by me and by you

 And we fail now to see it beyond all our pride
 The culprit for our failures is lurking inside
 We dig for some reasons but find what is old
 Anything to stop it: the truth from being told?