20 September 2016

tempered scales (day 318)

car alarms
and cricket farms
train whistles
and whispering thistles
engines roaring
and egrets snoring
planes soaring
and squirrels storing 
screeching nails
contemplative snails
whining rails
crooning whales

the Music
of Creation
is not based
on tempered scales

Thanks.

Amen.

#40wordprayers


16 September 2016

away (day 317)

what does it
profit us
to save
our lives 
and lose
our souls?

where does it
lead us
if fear
swallows Love
supersedes Light
suffocates Life?

how does it
transform us
to give
our tears
fears
loves
lives
away?

Amen. 

#40wordprayers


28 July 2016

Now (day 316)

reluctant to
slough away
on a journey
i'm too tired
and sore
to make
on a pathway
too long
and foreboding 
to take
but waking Winds
spark aching limbs
and muddled mind
and stressed spirit

to step into


Now

Thanks.

#40wordprayers


20 July 2016

the Flow (day 315)

maybe praying
doesn't change
the direction
of the River
but rather
it opens
up new
Tributaries
and possibilities
broadening the scope
deepening the Hope
of where
the Water
might reach
and how
the Flow
might teach
us to trust

Thanks. 

(and thanks to Dave Bangsund for his impressions on the image of the River which expanded my own)

#40wordprayers


01 July 2016

evolving (day 314)

for the reminder
from a dear life-giver 
that in life
all of the goals
and striving
do not automatically lead
to arriving
and as the world 
is revolving
the purpose resides not
in solving
but in serving
and evolving...

Thanks. 

Amen. 

#40wordprayers



30 June 2016

branch trail (day 313)

a road
for rail
transformed into
a branch trail
in a land
known more
for superficiality
and pretense
than simplicity
and openness
yet each traveler
i meet
warmly greets
my sweaty face
with smiling grace
offering branches 
of blessing

Thanks.

#40wordprayers #TustinBranchTrail



18 June 2016

redemption song (day 312)

for a day
of new experiences
and old acquaintances
when a friend
says to you,
'It's nice
to hear
stories of redemption'
and you can
breathe and
(mostly) honestly reply
'It's nicer
to be
part of one'

thank You.

Amen.

#40wordprayers #GA222