19 October 2017

seconds (day 359)

about 360
in Newtown
480
in Orlando
600
in Vegas
840
in Columbine...

a matter
of life
and death
and seconds

amendment
or
Commandment?

a question
of allegiance
and priority
and seconds

may Wisdom
and Compassion
be our Authority

Amen.

#40wordprayers #GunControlNow


17 October 2017

#metoos (day 358)

wounded wretchedly
harassed horribly
sharing openly...

i listen silently
...ponder reverently
...grapple honestly
...grieve holistically
...recognize complicity
...own responsibility
...confess humbly
...respond intentionally
respecting universally
admiring eternally
...blessed bravery
...incarnational integrity
...transformational vulnerability

...wounded Wonders
harassed Healers
living courageously

Amen.

#40wordprayers #nomeansno #ibelieveyou


09 October 2017

prayer flags (day 357)

whether the Air
is saturated with
steam from storms
smoke from fires
scars from bullets
they flap
and flutter
like butterflies
emerging from cocoons
of tension
and release
snapping Spirit
to attention
with elations
for Creations
in all Weather

Amen.

#40wordprayers #LasVegas #CAFires #PuertoRico



30 September 2017

less bloodshot (day 356)

i finally get
one full night's sleep
but then
the next night
it's back
to tossing
and turning
but i awakened
the next morning
and my eyes
were less bloodshot
than they'd been
in ages

small problems
(en)large(d) perspective

Thanks.

#40wordprayers


29 September 2017

eyes (day 355)

we wrestle
with wonders
and blunders
and thunders
and use words
to attempt
to contain
the skies
and limit
the lies
and regularize
surprise

Your friend Brian wrote
that it is best 
to pray
with your eyes
wide Open

Amen.

#40wordprayers #RIPBrianDoyle


27 September 2017

dew (day 354)

Your friend Joy wrote
that dew
is a Source
of Energy
from Earth
and walking barefoot
through morning grass
is a Source
of Rebirth
which means
i need to roll
on the lawn
at dawn
in my (Re)birthday suit.

Amen.

#40wordprayers

('Morning Dew' © Chevy Fleet)


26 September 2017

between (day 353)

Your friends CSNY sang
'Carry on...
Love is coming
to us all...'

Your friend Bono sang
'...But i still
haven't found
what i'm looking for...'

and i'm tottering

along a tightrope
terrified, yet trying
to find
the Balance
between...

Amen.

#40wordprayers