01 December 2016

solidarity (day 330)

awakening
to the sound
of a vigilante
reporter attempting
to slice through
a public servant
like a machete
through butter
but the butter
withstands destructibility
and maintains solidity
by affirming
a Reality
of Unity
more powerful
than polarizing
brutality

Amen.

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('Global Selfie' © NASA)


26 November 2016

Ohitika (day 329)

my ancient elders' voices
resound...

'if you don't
stand
for something
you'll
fall
for anything'

for all those not
falling
for seductions
from snakes
but
standing
upon the
Rock
for the
Rights
of that
Rock
and its
Residents...

Ohitika.

Amen.

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16 November 2016

grid (day 328)

it's a conflux
of connectivity
that's become
a vortex
of vacuity 
sucking me drier
with each click
my Spirit
no longer
a frequent flier
but increasingly sick
with dread-filled
diminishing desire
for inspired creativity 
and relationality

Jump

Off

NOW. 

Amen. 

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'My Brain Off the Internet: Stick Figure 1' by Leah Saulnier

05 November 2016

bouillabaisse (day 327)

days of Sunshine
and rain
rays of Moonshine
and pain 
cries of agony
and Ecstasy
sighs of perplexity
and Epiphany
so many expectations
of Harmony
too many manifestations
of misery
a bewildering bouillabaisse
of damned disgrace
and endless Grace

Thanks.


#40wordprayers


04 November 2016

atrium (day 326)

sloughing through Schleiermacher
coughing through Calvin
bartering with Barth
bulldozing through Bultmann
mystified by Moltmann
my scholastic chamber of horrors
transformed
by a weaver of words
into an atrium of Angels
piercing a paned prison
with penetrating
liberating
Light

Thanks.

#40wordprayers

(*inspired by my former 'study closet' at Princeton Seminary transformed into the centerpiece of an atrium which hosted poet laureate Billy Collins for reading and conversation, 2 Nov 2016)


survival (day 325)

the Mustang
squeals around the square
top down in November
speakers thumping an anthem
we all remember
monotonous in rhythm
momentous in message
crushed beneath the wheels
of circumstance
Gloria in excelsis Gaynor
says she will

but i

have.

Thanks.

#40wordprayers



02 November 2016

lists (day 324)

i started to make
a list
of everything i've yet 
to do
given the limited time
i have 
on this beautiful ball
revolving around 
the sun 
until
the Sun
ignited my heart kissed 
my Spirit 
awakened my self
to be.

#40wordprayers