22 May 2016

simplicity (day 309)

wrestling with wonders
transcending any ability
to articulate
transfixed by thunders
in skies aching
to precipitate
bedraggled by blunders
enacted by eagerness
to elucidate
paralyzed by plunders
initiated by inability
to participate

until
one
giggle
transforms
perplexity
into
simplicity

Thanks.

(and Happy birthday to my Big Blue :)

#40wordprayers 



10 May 2016

vertigo (day 308)

when you awaken
to the world
spinning
out of your
control
and gravity
no longer
works
leaving you
no options
for regaining
control
unmasking your
illusions of
control
what can you
do?

Be.
Still.

Breathe.
Deeply.

Kneel.
Humbly.

Heal.
(Hopefully.)

#40wordprayers





09 May 2016

zeroing in (day 307)

a quiet day
sunshine and Silence
i stretch back
and stretch open
my soul
my self
and one memory
touches that place
sensitive and silent
wounded and wounding
my being
and i recoil
closing in
upon 
my self

(again)

Selah.

(inspired by 'Zeroing In' by Denise Levertov)

#40wordprayers


08 May 2016

mothers (day 306)

we receive life
from their courage
amidst strife
and the pangs
of our cries
and our pain
and our lies
through the Love
that reveals
and unites
and heals
beyond blood
sisters brothers
distant lovers
undercover
from another
Mother

Thanks.

Amen.

#40wordprayers #happymothersday



07 May 2016

hootenanny (day 305)

when creations
of different
ages and stages
come together
and open themselves
to each other
in conversation
and celebration
the Creativity unveiled
turns soliloquies
into symphonies
segregated individuals
are transformed into
spiritual instruments

(musical instruments
are optional)

thank You.

Amen.

(thanks to Mercy for letting me join in her celebration today)

#40wordprayers


06 May 2016

secretly (day 304)

the winter
of mostly discontent
has overstayed
its welcome
like clouds
too heavy
with tears
for the Wind
to blow away
but the weight
of this
eternal storm
is lifted
by the wait
for Love
that exists
secretly
to emerge

#40wordprayers #pdxinspringtime






















(taken at SE Bybee Max Station)

05 May 2016

spaces (day 303)

Your friend C.G. once asked,
'If i can't stand
to be alone
in silence
with myself,
why do i
inflict myself
on others?'

On a day
of fiestas
for freedom
and platforms
for prayer
perhaps i'll choose
spaces
for Silence...

#40wordprayers #cincodemayo #ndop