Posted in Leaves on the Poet Tree (Poems)

Singing My Child

today
before the
gathering dawn
i saw
my heart
in the
sky
above

i heard
it flying
crying out
in joy
with the
morning
dove

singing
my child
embrace
today
for you are
precious
you are
loved

Posted in Prayers and the Sacred

Pariah (Forgive My Unbelief)

from where and when does it arise,
the broken record skipping
(scratch)
over the same lies
that you are ugly,
unloveable,
nothing more than a
pariah inside?

o beloved,
thou art known,
fully,
warts, fangs,
nails, talons,
and all
(such were the things that killed me you know)
(i was dead for little while anyways)
(and still i loved)
remember?
(smile)

knowing this
and me
yet you still
choose to
believe the other
(sigh)

well i am here
(always)
waiting for you
to remove the needle
from the spinning disc
in your tortured brain

i have a new song to sing to you
a lullaby of love
shh
listen
do you hear me?

(singing)

Posted in Prayers and the Sacred

DA – When Worlds Collide

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Song banging around in my head this am by Daniel Amos

“When worlds collide,
I’m on your side . . .”

Here’s hoping you feel the presence of God today.

https://youtu.be/WjFoqVwoyzk

Posted in Prayers and the Sacred

Hold Fast

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hold fast.

do not believe
the lie that
you are alone.

you have not been
abandoned
or forsaken.

for greater,
so much greater, is
the One within you
than he that is
in the world.

resist the despair.
cling to the hope,
the promise of
an always there
presence.

hold fast.

Posted in Musings and Reflections

The Labors of a Parent

Showing them when they can’t perceive it.
Pushing them when they can’t achieve it.
Crying for them when they can’t grieve it.
Removing it from them when they won’t leave it.
Helping them when they won’t receive it.
Having faith in them when they don’t believe it.

Posted in Prayers and the Sacred

God’s Eye

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in every whirlwind
there is a place of calm
round where warped
winds swirl
be still
resist the urge to
escape the spin
the fear will abate
as will the storm
you will awake in a
field of gold

Posted in Leaves on the Poet Tree (Poems)

Dips and Dives

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dips and dives
fill our lives
hard to survive
in the valleys
where death
thrives

dives and dips
an inevitable part
of this trip
snip
shake free
from the grip
keep hope
always
on my lips

Posted in Leaves on the Poet Tree (Poems)

Life Surfer

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Until the moon
falls from the sky
there will be
waves and tides
I will be moved
by forces over
which I have
no control
so then
my task
in life is to
become a
master surfer
to do
my best
to ride this
wave until I
come to rest
upon that
peaceful
shore

Posted in Leaves on the Poet Tree (Poems)

Pie in the Sky

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when you look up
you will not see pieces of
key lime or
lemon meringue
with whipped cream
clouds
floating there

here below
the taste of life is more
bitter sweet
so sour sometimes
it makes your
lips
pucker up

but that means
they are
being
made ready
to be
kissed