26 June 2015

poiema (day 117)

when primordial humus
was fashioned into humanity
You didn't make
statues to obey statutes
You created
people to embody poetry
in the rhythm and rhyme
of respect
the language
of Love
the freedom
of faithfulness
the gravitas 
of Grace

Amen!

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25 June 2015

happy hour (day 116)

happiness
thrives in shallower waters
than joy
the kiddie pool
the swim-up bar
and while joy
undergirds and infuses
all conceivable depths
happiness
comes in waves
that buoy body
and send spirit
higher
for one hour
at a time

Amen!

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sweat (day 115)

it emerges from exertion
it elucidates exhaustion
it expunges impurities
it exfoliates anxieties
lunging through a run
lying on a beach
wherever heat and Light
are within reach
of muscle and skin
and tension within
refreshing release
purifying peace 

Amen!

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for us (day 114)

Your friend Chaim lamented,
'Master of the Universe,
what ARE You doing?'

fear reigns supreme
bullets produce blooddrops 
like racist raindrops
raging onto rooftops
as exorcism extreme
terrorism elicits teardrops
like security stops
and corrupted cops

what are WE doing?

#40wordprayers #Charleston #Ferguson #Syria #Palestine #HumanRace #BodyOfChrist #KillingOurselves


24 June 2015

for all the martyr-ers (day 113)

the philosophy
that profligates
and proliferates
and permeates
like poison
the psyche
the pneuma
the person:

the conviction
(in comparison
to communities
lacking commonalities
with conventions
accepted congruently
among congregations
of conformity)
that WE
are somehow
BETTER
than
THEM.

HELP.

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for the Charleston Martyrs (day 112)

Cynthia Hurd
Susie Jackson
Ethel Lance
DePayne Middleton Doctor
Clementa C. Pickney
Tywanza Sanders
Daniel L. Simmons, Sr.
Sharon Coleman-Singleton
Myra Thompson

for these precious ones
who chose 
welcome
over discrimination
forgiveness 
over vengeance
Love
over hatred

Eternal
Comfort
Joy
Salaam

Amen.

#40wordprayers #CharlestonNine #BlackLivesMatter


20 June 2015

wanted (day 111)

wandering
through days
with dreams
and desires
disillusions, despair
at knowing
which way
to go
and realizing
that any
which way
is filled
with uncertainty
and unfamiliarity 
anxiety, angst
but knowing
as well
that i'm
wanted

Thanks. 
Help. 
Please. 

Amen. 

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