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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?


Monday, June 11, 2018

His Children

With kindness and caring, with compassion and love
This is how He has treated  us: the good God above
So, we, as His children, the recipients of this all
Should turn and be similar to the great ones and small

We are, all of us, children of an Immense Loving God
He is ever beside us on each road we trod
Though we are often forgetful in some of our ways
We are forever protected by the Giver of days.

The tempter will always tempts us in everything we do
He will whisper the wrong things and distort what is true
A jealous one from the outset he will push us to be
Forgetful of the others and the promoters of  "ME"

We are, all of us, children of an Immense Loving God
He is ever beside us on each road we trod
Though we are often forgetful in some of our ways
We are forever protected by the Giver of days

If we are not loving and not doing our best
To spread seeds of kindness and true happiness
We are only being selfish and not being the all
We were fashioned to be initially when God choose to call..

We are, all of us, children of an Immense Loving God
He is ever beside us on each road we trod
Though we are often forgetful in some of our ways
We are forever protected by the Giver of days..

So turn to Him always and turn to Him right now
And tell Him you are ready by a promise and a vow
To be for Him always that vessel of grace
That will flow out to the world in every time and place

We are, all of us, children of an Immense Loving God
He is ever beside us on each road we trod
Though we are often forgetful in some of our ways
We are forever protected by the Giver of days




Saturday, June 9, 2018

It isn't out there

What it is it that can make a person happy and make another  one really sad
Is it, the acquisition of so much money;  is having it... what needs to be had
Why is it, then,  that the rich and the famous: the ones who can own their own store
Are suddenly fallen the  sullen victims of the insatiable desire for more

Could it be, that,  the very act of our wanting: the desire that is moving us all
Is not something that can we can acquire ..but a Someone we need to re- call
The inner thirst that is keeping us moving.. the working ..the staying up all night:
Is it not the unquenchable realization, that we are insatiable till we rest in the Light

So we go on, with all of our searching: through books and the endless store;
Seeking out that one satisfaction that will silence all our desires for more
Thus  we buy and we buy and we travel; and we run till we can no longer  run
We end up in the same place where we started   the place where it all had begun..


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Alive for me and you...

How slowly the morning overtakes the fleeing night
While sparrows and robbins serenade the approaching light
With chirping and melodies, they lift our souls from sleep
We can feel them and hear them: all the secrets that they keep

The rushing  could be so easy; but, what if we could pause
And savor every second:  so beautiful and without flaws...
The daylight, ever breaking and the sunlight always near
Both have their own versions of  "the creation"we can hear

So, soften, all your footsteps and step outside your door
And hear what is ever sounding and see what beauty is in store
The plantlets and the creatures and the grass so green we see
Are singing ever so sweetly and are inviting you and me

 I can tell you from experience from encounters real and true
 That the morning and the evening are alive for me and you
 We have only to take the moments and the seconds of each dawn
 To experience what is delightful before it is all withdrawn


Friday, June 1, 2018

Warning ...reading this might enlighten you

The media is one sided..but not for the right
They run with corruption but not with the light
Biased and uncaring they will put all in print
That'll exact more production: do you get it ..hint, hint?

While true stories are stifled, the others can run
The newscast is our answer when the day is all done?
Broadcasting most loudly till they're proven all wrong
CNN and Yahoo are just  a part of this throng

We tire as a nation of the stories they air
But no one will stand up and cry "its unfair"
Since when are they elected, these anchors who talk
Like some sort of prophets.. we need them to walk??

As far as my conscience,  my ability to think :
Most of the news world is a big ugly stink
Nothing is trustworthy and nothing is fair
They publish the dramatic:  I'm sure you're aware!



Monday, May 28, 2018

Something is echoing

A volcano is flowing and erupting all around
Kilauea, sweet Kilauea, what an ominous sound....
Streams of her bright lava and her fiery display
Reminds us that everything will all pass away

And dear Mother Nature is acting up still
She whispers and rages in line with God's Will
The mountains are all shaking and the rivers overflow
Something is echoing, through all of this, you know

Storm clouds are all gathering; the rains showers down
And rivers are overflowing in a Maryland town
Earthquakes are all over and the whirlwinds do run
Reminding us always that life can be undone

And dear Mother Nature is acting up still
She whispers and rages in line with God's Will
The mountains are all shaking and the rivers overflow
Something is echoing, through all of this, you know

Nations are all gathering and making an attempt
To secure peaceful actions some hope to extend
With all of the hungry and all of the greed
Love is the only answer that will give what we need

And dear Mother Nature is acting up still
She whispers and rages in line with God's Will
The mountains are all shaking and the rivers overflow
Something is echoing, through all of this, you know

Sometimes through the happenings of nature and drought
We come to our sensese and can figure things out
The whirlwinds and tornadoes the volcanos and the floods
Are here to remind us that were are in need of God's touch

And dear Mother Nature is acting up still
She whispers and rages in line with God's Will
The mountains are all shaking and the rivers overflow
Something is echoing, through all of this, you know


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Sunlight whispering....

Sunlight whispering through my  pane
Touching lightly, with is sweet refrain
Hushed its melody, hushed its sound
But its warmth spreads all around...

It shines , it dances.... on everything
Illuminating spaces that are yet unseen
Star of morning..glowing globe
Dressing earth with radiant robe

Creatures, plant-lets leap with love
As they feel its heat from high above
Acknowledging Greatness in its flame
Singing praise, they bless God's name.,.

Thank You, Father, loving Lord..
For creating this warmth with Your Own Word
Wisest Wisdom that surely shines
Upon this world and in all times.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Humble lights


Help me shine for all to see
Not with wealth or PhD
Help me be Your constant love
Lifting broken ones above

Let me be, my dearest Lord
A true ambassador of Your Word
May I be for one, for all
Your True Light and sounding call

Today might be that special day
When another may come along my way
Seeking shelter solace relief
From the worldly and the thief...

Let me be, my dearest Lord
A true ambassador of Your Word
May I be for one, for all
Your True Light and sounding call

Far too often we seek to run
From Your work, that's left undone
For more attractive to our ear
Is the praise we long to hear..

Let me be, my dearest Lord
A true ambassador, of Your Word
May I be for one, for all
Your True Light and sounding call

Staying humble and out of sight
Is so difficult for our pride
So we toot and blow our horn
Whenever we help the poor and scorned

Let me be, my dearest Lord
A true ambassador of Your Word
May I be for one, for all
Your True Light and sounding call


Monday, May 21, 2018

We stand amazed

Before the awakening dawn
Lets out her shine and yawn
The robins are chirping away
With gratitude for the day

Like clouds that hang around
The elements and atoms astound
With how they unite together
To lift up the birds of feather..

The air we breathe, its true
Helps give the sky its blue
We stand here so amazed
At how God's plans are made

The heart with its very own fire
Can move the soul's desire
To touch the flame Divine
That makes its being shine

We mustn't ever ignore the pleas
Of angels who ride the breeze
Inviting and calling out loud
They beg us: "keep away from the crowd"

Each morning we have our chance
To join the creative dance
Of plants and creatures galore
Who dance before Heaven's door..

There isn't any time to waste
So let us approach without haste
The day its beauty and shine
Given freely from the Lord Divine


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Just outside our door

The silence before our daylight is much better than purest gold
It has so much inside it; so many treasures to unfold
Plunged into its greatness my soul feels its release
From all that held it captive: it's immersed in endless peace

The quietness of the silence is so healing for one and all
It has within its boundaries the ointment for great and small
Breathing inside its presence is like the Eden of olden times
That bares its fruit in gardens that produce the greatest rhymes

Take away from all this beauty the essence of all that is:
The sacredness of tomorrow and  today's eternal bliss
From the portals of the Almighty without the need for many words
Creation was created and so was the biblical verse

There isn't a need for running to this place or even that
To find our souls contentment or to find where joy is at
For the beautifulness of our world that is right outside our door
Can lead us to so much happiness that we wouldn't seek for more


Friday, May 18, 2018

Quiet ambasssador

Do you not know who you really are
A child and a person and a shining star:
Created for a reason and for a reason  you go
From moment to moment with your heavenly glow

Vessel of the Sacred and a spiritual dome:
You provide for God's spirit a temporary home
From which He may administer and give to us all
Be happy be elated and proud of your call

Do you not know who you really are
A child and a person and a shining star:
Created for a reason and for a reason  you go
From moment to moment with your heavenly glow

In this world so needy: so full of awful hate;
You are a quiet ambassador.. an answer to the irate.
Carrying within your spirit, the wisdom and the right,
To be for your neighbors: a reflection of the Light

Do you not know who you really are
A child and a person and a shining star:
Created for a reason and for a reason  you go
From moment to moment with your heavenly glow

Like the angels from the Heavens you go with Heavenly Might
To a darkened world that is searching for its sight
Only through your living, your speaking and your love
Can you lead this world to the saving God above

Do you not know who you really are
A child and a person and a shining star:
Created for a reason and for a reason  you go
From moment to moment with your heavenly glow


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Always here...

Bring your brokenness to Me
To My Heart: this Loving Sea
All your hurts, your every grief
Leave them here; I'll give relief

Bring your worries: bring your fears
Every one of all your years
I will take them bring them all
I can heal you if you call..

Morning evening noon and night
In the darkness in the light
I am waiting I am near
You can speak and I will hear



Sunday, May 13, 2018

For every one of you mothers....


For every one of you mothers: up in Heaven or on earth
We thank you very kindly for your partipating in our birth
For contributing to our makeup:  our genes and who we are
We thank you for your efforts: you are our super star

We also  thank you mothers  who have never given us birth
But have brought to so many people a newness upon this earth
By your laughter and your sharing your kindness and your joy
You have been our spiritual mothers whose efforts cannot be destroyed

So many are the many women..the heroic and selfless ones
Who have reached out to a dying world and stopped the destructive tongues
Who have lifted up the broken hearted and have assisted the destitute
Your lives are an open haven and your words are our saving fruit

Thank you



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

All this here..

Good morning, dear world, your song delights my waking, beating heart...
All your beauty..your sounds..enlighten me and give me such a healthy start
Hearing your serenity..your peacefulness..reminds me of where I want to be..
Inside these moments of early bliss, I find I'm closest to You, O Most Holy Three

Yes I can see You in every moment, every molecule, awakening in the atmosphere..
In every second, every minute, Your voice is always whispering "I am always here"
So I can embrace You and praise You in every moment that I can move and breathe
For I know You are my Life Breath, my Vision, my Inspiration that I daily receive..

Oh that all could know this..this most mysterious awesome  mystery..
They would hasten to hold it like someone holding most precious form of Divinity
The gift of everything-ness..the living loving growing world ..that's all around
Is the most priceless precious form of Immortality that can ever be found

I am so lucky, so blessed, beyond the words that I can ever say
To know of this happiness that's presented to all so freely each and every day
Poor as I am, I couldn't have ever afforded the things others feel are happiness
So thank you dear angels for showing me this lesson so laden with peacefulness




Monday, May 7, 2018

What we're missing...

There's so much beauty, so much loveliness:
We're surrounded by so much awesomeness...
Countless flower-lets and numberless landscapes:
Souls are surrounded by so many sweet escapes...

And yet we are missing it all when we are running around
The beautiful-ness that cannot break through all of our sound
So we have to take the time outs to see what we're needing to see:
The sunlit skies above; the earth; the land is calling to you to me

It takes only a tiny moment of our busy time
To sit down and soak in the eternaity of rhyme
Set out for us by our loving and caring God
To bless us whereever and whenever we trod..

And yet we are missing it all when we are running around
The beautiful-ness that cannot break through all of our sound
So we have to take the time outs to see what we're needing to see:
The sunlit skies above; the earth; the land is calling to you to me

Hush now and hear it all inside of you
The Creator's voice who gave us such a view
He is inviting and challenging from within
See now this world that is in continuous spin?

And yet we are missing it all when we are running around
The beautiful-ness that cannot break through all of our sound
So we have to take the time outs to see what we're needing to see:
The sunlit skies above; the earth; the land is calling to you to me

I cannot believe that you cannot see
The greatness of His Own Selfless Immensity
Nestled inside the smallest of the smallest trees
And crying out from those plantlets that no one sees

And yet we are missing it all when we are running around
The beautiful-ness that cannot break through all of our sound
So we have to take the time outs to see what we're needing to see:
The sunlit skies above; the earth; the land is calling to you to me

Hear them each morning as they willingly sing
Their songs to the Creator, the Giver of everything
Birds in their sweetness and colors galore
Give us more than we can ever find inside a store

And yet we are missing it all when we are running around
The beautiful-ness that cannot break through all of our sound
So we have to take the time outs to see what we're needing to see:
The sunlit skies above; the earth; the land is calling to you to me

Will we choose to listen and learn today:
All of the secrets that are strewn across our way?
Opening up  our eyes up, will we finally see:
This world, this creation,  is  here for you for me?

And yet we are missing it all when we are running around
The beautiful-ness that cannot break through all of our sound
So we have to take the time outs to see what we're needing to see:
The sunlit skies above; the earth; the land is calling to you to me



Thursday, May 3, 2018

Take a break...

Close your eyes now rest your heart
Let your worries all depart
in your sleep and in your rest
God can remove the "unwanted guest"

Shut the noise out.. close your mind:
See what wonders you can find.
Apart from everything, peace unbought;
Will restore you, as it ought

Take some time out.. yes you can
Take the moments to quietly stand;
In the void and empty room
Fruitful visions can come to bloom.

Don't you fear it.. don't you run
From the soundless overrun;
Of the Heavens, the Great Divine;
Let the Immortal in you  shine.

Slow your tempo ... slow your speed:
In this stillness, is all you need.
Deep connections, all unseen,
Clear your spirit: make it clean..

Softest soundings, echo deep:
Moving you throughout your sleep;
To that oneness, to that peace
You can share and give release



Wednesday, May 2, 2018

It is our calling

Do you love them, oh do you love
Every person like God above
Do you give out to them or do you care
For every person that is everywhere?

It is our calling our inner goal
To love  each person love each soul
To give and help them to hear and see
How God would have it.. It's all in me

When you are grumpy and it is late
Will you help out or become irate
Are you conditional and not for all
Very selective when taking a call

It is our calling, our inner goal
To love each person, love each soul
To give and help them ; to hear and see
How God would have it: it's all in me..

The present leper the one you hate
Is needing your love and your dinner plate
If you would love them and not be brass
You would be most true to your inner task

It is our calling, our inner goal
To love each person, love each soul
To give and help them ; to hear and see
How God would have it: it's all in me..

It is so easy to love your friend
It isn't hard ..there's no need to bend
But to help your enenmy the one you loathe
This is the one you should seek and cloathe

It is our calling, our inner goal
To love each person, love each soul
To give and help them ; to hear and see
How God would have it: it's all in me..



Monday, April 30, 2018

I breathe in the Heavens...

I breathe in the Heavens when I breathe in the air
A tiny bit of Eternity is lingering there
Inside them: the molecules..the atoms galore
An entrance is waiting: a true open door

So I inhale the Spirit the Great God Divine
Who gives me my spirit.. this vessel of mine
I praise Him, I thank Him and see Him in all
That carries His imprint: the great and the small...

I see Him in the aura and the Heavenly glow;
Shining through the universe and everything I know:
The created; the living; the sky and the sea:
The Creator Omnipotent is ever present to me...

So I inhale the Spirit, the Great God Divine
Who gave me my spirit...this vessel of mine..
I praise Him, I thank Him and see Him in all
That carries His imprint: the great and the small..

Each morning and evening, in the darkness and light
The Great God of Heaven is enabling my sight
To see what is seeable and to see what is not
The gift of God's Spirit is a treasure unbought

So I inhale the Spirit, the Great God Divine
Who gave me my spirit..this vessel of mine..
I praise Him, I thank Him and see Him in all
That carries His imprint: the great and the small


Saturday, April 28, 2018

Every person's a poet

It's 4am and there is still a darkness that lingers
One sparrow's awake now and is challenging my fingers
to type into being the sound of his song
Painting for the world what my spirit has found

Morning's still distant but creatures awake
Singing and serenading some verses they make
Happening so quickly: the night becoming they day
So its so very important ..to dutiully relay

Even in the city:  the carrier of noise
A person can hear it: the Unspoken Voice
By waking up early and creating some time
Every person's a poet and master of rhyme

Morning's still distant but creatures awake
Singing and serenading some verses they make
Happening so quickly: the night becoming they day
So its so very important ..to dutifully relay

Calm down, my being: be silent, be still
So much is now happening: its touching the will
In an instant a moment and the sun fills the skies
Night time is over and  day captures my eyes

Morning's now present; and creatures are awake
Singing and serenading some verses they make
Happening so quickly: the night becoming they day
So its so very important ..to dutifully relay


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Real friendship

Would you be so kindly so understanding..and so caring
As to help me without fanfare with this burden t am bearing
Too often I have had it from tbe passing well wisher or friend
A kindness shown  me only , if they felt glorified in the end...

Real friendship and selfless caring are so very hard to find
Giving, kindly people: are there any with humble mind
Yes, out there, there are people, who have no desire, but to give
The love that they had been given when the good God said "you shall live"

The world has its own version of doing good and doing well
The giver of any kindness likes to ring an enormous bell
That summons all of the media and the cameras and the fame
Nothing is done for loving or for the good of the other's name..

Friendship and selfless caring are so very hard to find
Giving, kindly people: are there any with humble mind
Yes, out there, there are people, who have no desire, but to give
The love that they had been given when the good God said "you shall live"

That someone would be so loving and so kind as to really care
Can often makes others wonder: is this person totally there?
Who would give up their savings or their earnings and their all
To someone who might not mirror it the giver would need to call

Real friendship and selfless caring are so very hard to find
Giving, kindly people: are there any with humble mind
Yes, out there, there are people, who have no desire, but to give
The love that they had been given when the good God said "you shall live"

For you to be considered kindly or a child of the Most High
There isn't any special requirments: just give from deep inside
For the lover and the giver and the Christian God fearing soul
Is he or she who will live it without needing to shout their goal.

Real friendship and selfless caring are so very hard to find
Giving, kindly people: are there any with humble mind
Yes, out there, there are people, who have no desire, but to give
The love that they had been given when the good God said "you shall live"




Tuesday, April 24, 2018

In every raindrop

Gray skies stretch out all around
Raindrops fall and cover the ground
Breezes blow and create some chill
Seedlets await the spring time still

Squirrels will romp and race the rain
Pinwheels spin again and again
Robbins poke and seek for food
Showers will soften the soil: they should

Hour by hour the second hand turns
One more droplet... another soul yearns
Storm clouds carry the  pains, the sighs,
In every raindrop: the universe cries