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Nature and Images

This section is for poems about primarily about nature. Many of my other poems have a focus on nature, but often they are in the context of faith, family, or other topics and are included in other sections.

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Arts and Letters

This section of my poems are focused on arts and letters, great writers, painters, and education.

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Family and Childhood

This section of my Poetry blog is focused on poems about family and growing up.

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Less Quiet Desperation.

The masses of men lead lives of quiet desperation
except when
the demands of the day
of tasks to be done
exceeds the available time
and
the stress at the desk
exceeds our coping
Then, the desperation becomes less quiet.

The masses of men lead lives of quiet desperation
except when
friends bury their sons,
the homeless man
who seemed to be getting back on his feet
gets attacked outside the soup kitchen
and spends a month in the hospital
and victims of domestic violence
loose their children
to DCF
or their abusers.
Then, my soul cries out.

The masses of men lead lives of quiet desperation
except when
the time spent
caring for a loved one
leaves little time for self-care
and all that is left
is groans too deep for words.

And God says
“My Grace is sufficient”
as the 1% hoard the manna from above
leaving others.
hungry, struggling.

So, while dreams are on hold
because of daily life getting in the way
I will wait quietly on my Lord
with less quiet desperation.

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Beach Worship

My Beloved gently runs His fingers through my hair
in the breeze on the beach
as He calls me
constantly
in the rumble of the waves.

Overhead,
the birds fly
like seraphim
proclaiming His Love.

I look to the sea -
His love is even more vast
than the endless horizon.

Yet there is a pile of bottles and cans
that someone has left in the sand
that need to be cleaned up.

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