Category Poetry

Act After

Act After ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Where will we be on the midden of history? These moments, time, which none might recall. What will we or any other see? Torments of our climb, if we rose, when we fall. Who will, then, decide what we […]

Even When, We Must

Even When, We Must ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ We must celebrate what’s good, but expose what is wrong. We must never be complacent; say the day cannot be won. We must guard all the gain we garner, no matter how small. Even the smallest light, […]

Neither a Laugh Nor a Tear

Neither a Laugh Nor a Tear ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Today, I decided to remove my face, to discover what I would find beneath. It looked a bit like red, stringy lace. Much like we will all one day bequeath. Wait, that says you’re the […]

Live In

Live In ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~  ‘Tis a gift to be simple and uncomplicated, no bartered existence to prove we’re alive. Sit silently, existence within contemplated, no more true separation than bee and hive. Appearances deceive, all grand illusion. Alone,  same centers, edges and middles. […]

No Secrets

No Secrets ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ As I walk among the redwood trees, a funny sound I hear, a banana slug oozing oh so slowly across my trail. Birds sing, raven’s gossip, no secrets. Breath deeply, the freshening wind. Watch leaves dance, as breezes sing. […]

If I Knew How

If I Knew How ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ I am a weirdo, from bottom to top. Don’t ask me, I’m sure I won’t stop. It’s simply the way I was born to be, not crazy or stupid, completely me. Eccentric is the word you might […]

Whether Near or Far

Whether Near or Far ~~~~~   It is time to put people over politics, country over capitulation and world over wealth. ~~~~~ We all know that families can be difficult, complex, especially those to which we’re related, share blood. Where buttons pushed often yield answers by reflex, usually, without thought about what might be good. […]