What light has this soul found among the darkness;
what glimmer of hope for me,
for if I wish upon this star
for peace on earth for all alike
and struggle with my own…Continue
By Daniel Rigney
... a reflection on the trajectory of globalization in the 21st century:
BETTER! $TRONGER! FASTER! Better! $tronger! Faster! Better! $tronger! Faster! Better Stronger Faster faster better stronger faster better stronger faster better stronger faster better stronger faster better stronger faster better…Continue
The waters of the soul are deep and wide;
Few know how deep and wide they are.
To traverse them takes great courage.
Time and empathy often reward the human spirit
But it is Soul Work that results in depth of character.
Oh, the water is wide...
Yet I must still cross over
Dive into the…Continue
A Remarkable Moment
Snow angels come to mind
on an asphalt playground
nineteen fifty-five the year;
my little sister next to me
plus assorted friends,…Continue
THE BALLAD OF HARRY PALMS
His life was sweet no more because
His job two years ago
Was lost in economic storm.
Now, he was out of dough.
The winter came to reap his shame,
Sleighs And Stars
We look to sky for sleighs and stars
and wonder what is myth or truth
much easier to have belief
when we were all but simple youth
however busy in our lives…Continue
Names Of Dead Children
2012 12 20
Flowers bloom in fields after bloody war,…
Added by Surazeus on December 20, 2012 at 8:39pm — No Comments
Snowmen often follow when they dance
it seems it comes from indecision,
never knowing where to go
to blend in with that scene of snow;
so as I frolic in the…Continue
In search of what we do not know
desire what we cannot know
she seeks strange desires inflames.
Strange is the only life I’ve known.
When I was young
I thought for sure
Some girl would marry me
And we’d be happy.
I didn’t know
evils in this world,
tasks of aging disease death.
Under duress I vowed
to be good boy
Most of the time I’m scared.
Life is risky.…Continue
The Fire Barrel Carols
Hoboes gather Christmas Eve
somewhere near the iron rail
singing songs around the fire barrel;
songs of gladness, songs of joy
which touched each, as a little…Continue
Try To Imagine
A quiet night beneath the winter sky
clear view of stars which light the night;
fresh understanding of how small we really are
but peace comes in the knowing God is near,
as some men sigh for want of…Continue
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Sunday spent alone as rain
steadily falls in hushed tones
rivulets on window panes…Continue
It's 3 o'clock in the morning here and I can't sleep. A dear friend of mine once wrote that "The problems of the world are huge. None of us can solve them all. We are all mostly busy dealing with the minutiae of our own daily existence." As deeply disturbed as I am by recent events, neither my outrage nor my prayers can undo them.
My friend also wrote that "love is all there is," so that's what I'm going to focus on. These words are for him.…Continue
Tonight it rains
nature sheds my tears
as I remember…Continue
EVERY DAY ABOVE GROUND
May 13, 1985
Word expresses mind like grape into wine.
I wash my voice…Continue
no hands for empty mittens,
no snow can cover up such pain;
insanity, a bitter rain
young faces lost
before the miracle of time
has had them open up
life’s wonderful experiences
tragedy hangs from fireplaces
instead of colored stockings
blessed with treats
we try to understand
but there is not an answer…
Once, a frozen lagoon
where we cut the ice with steel
gliding on our way
in a wintry, white December
so long ago;
old, used days
all pave the way of memories
and there remain a group of boys
who gamed plus chased the girls
as we skated on.
This night the moon is washed in a misty halo
Glowing brighter as it floats…Continue