The Art of Forgiveness

It’s a daily lesson Learned by rote The only way you make it Is to repeat and repeat Take the anger, take the pain And let them go from your captive heart Like paper boats bobbing away down stream Send your rehearsed and remembered wrongs Into oblivion Forgive again And again, and again Every day…

Watching the Tides

Eternity waits Sitting on the shore Watching the in and out The ebb and flow of time New eras flow in Old eras trickle out Detritus of the ages Remains like driftwood on the sand Erased and replaced By the never-ending tides

Don’t hold back

Let it all out Don’t hold back, now Gather the fire inside you and let it burn Embrace the power and give it voice Let it rain down Droplets of flame lighting up the air Igniting the spark inside Melting the ice This is your magic This is your soul Don’t hold back

Review “Dune” (2021)

Based on the first half of the novel “Dune” by Frank Herbert, this film follows the hero Paul Atreides, from his coming to the planet Arrakis with his family, until the attack by their enemies which leaves Paul’s father dead and Paul and his mother as fugitives with the desert-dwelling Fremen. Arrakis is the only…

Moebius Stripping

Treading all the familiar pathways Singing all the same old songs Two steps forward Two steps back Marching in place Til our feet wear holes in the floor Talk about life’s journey Pretend there is a destination As we ride our carousel horses Moebius stripping along our way Rushing headlong into nowhere Hey, haven’t we…

Bethlehem’s Star

They came from the east Following a path of light Taking a leap of faith To a new tomorrow A new star shines Hovers over a small town Lighting up the night With promises of glad tidings Through dangers and hardship The wise journey on Til they come to the place Where the world has…

A Christmas Gift

Parcels wrapped up in fancy paper Shiny ribbons and frilly bows Suggesting delights concealed within As excited children wait for Christmas morning Let us open the gift of love Let us open the gift of kindness Let us open the gift of charity Let us open the gift of hope Love descends on Christmas morning…

Christmas Tree

Clean smell of fir permeates the home, Dark needles shed to layer the carpet beneath Soft lights glow, casting peaceful shadow Ornaments glitter in the firelight Bells tinkle softly in a faint breeze And a star presides from the topmost branch Once evergreen came into the home Reminder on midwinter that spring would come again…

Advent

Purple for hope A candle for future promises Prophets proclaim the coming of salvation Purple for faith Flame flickers like starlight Shining on a moonlit town Pink for joy A blazing flame for light in the darkness Shepherds hear the good news Purple for peace A candle for the changing world Angels praise the living…

The Repetition of history

It’s what they say, isn’t it? That history must be remembered So it won’t be repeated But that hardly works in life Warfare and butchery are nothing new And certainly not forgotten But still it happens again and again Preying of rich upon poor Injustice in courts of law Inscribed in texts from ancient times…