28 August 2015

Gifts unbidden (day 184)

doctors
who are saving lives
teachers
who are inspiring lives
artists
who are giving hope
advocates
who are living hope

students
of mine
were they all
at one time
Gifts unbidden

how did i
get so lucky?

thank You.

Amen.

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dog days (day 183)

for wordless friends
canine companions
feline friends
marsupial mates
and creative
clever folks
who devised days
to celebrate those
who offer themselves
to us
unconditionally
to comfort
and calm
without language
with Love
within affliction
with Affection

thank You.

Amen.

(remembering our dearly departed Bart with gratitude for her and all our animal allies :)

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26 August 2015

Air quality (day 182)

sauntering through
days filled
with Laughter rivers
Soul shivers
Wisdom-givers
and Life-livers
towards a climax
of cosmic proportions
a crimson tide
of passionate partying
and compassionate converging
encompassed by clouds
of smoky insecurities
choking my Spirit

needing

quality

Air.

Amen.

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24 August 2015

under the influence (day 181)

neither of us
imagined this day
(not even when
under the influence
of spirits)
sarcastic punks
now dressed like monks
one slightly greater
in height
and substantially greater
in holiness
both unpredictably 
under the influence
of Spirit

thank You. 

Amen. 

(in honour of my brother, Roger, at his ordination...and in surrealistic shock that both of us somehow ended up joining the 'Cloth Club' ;)

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21 August 2015

no greener grass (day 180)

living through life
feeling broken apart
looking at others
thinking it's amazing
how they hold
it all together
while those who
are supposedly holding 
it all together
look at you
and marvel at
the same thing

all
broken
together

Amen.

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the Eternal Now (day 179)

perpetuating problems
in the provinces
of the past
only fosters
fearful fossilization

fretting frenetically
in the fields
of the future
only paralyzes
propulsive potential

the Eternal Now 
is all there 
is all we 
are all 
we need

thank You.

Amen.

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20 August 2015

'insane' (day 178)

you know things
are distorted
beyond recognition
when the one
person who
seems to
make sense in
a crowd
growing increasingly
incoherent
is the one 
person singled
out as
sounding increasingly
insane

sound like
Someone
You know?

Wisdom.

PLEASE!

Amen.

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