Tag Archives: history

Near but Far from Home

Near but Far from Home ~~~~~ Out for a day, near but far from home, Where do you think this child might roam? Hither, thither and even yon, What might I chance upon? A mighty tree, With children at play, becomes a tower, Though it changes by the hour. A hidden trail beneath a massive […]

Time Alone

Time Alone ~~~~~ Are we contemplating our days of future past? Do we think anyone may remember us at last? Study us, analyze where, when, why we ended, find out how we died, greatness we pretended. Will they applaud us, the sun, moon and stars. view us like the finest horses, fastest race cars? Discard […]

Life and Time

Life and Time ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Life is trying, trying to stretch me, stretch me thin. Extenuated tries, treasons, lies, reasons, death and life, sorrow trouble borrowed double. Tears flow, falling like rain, striking, splashing, battering, splattering. Ripples spreading, intersecting. No respite, no recrimination, […]

Along for the Ride

Along for the Ride ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Listening to a long-time friend, nearly 50 years, who currently lives more than 5,000 miles away, playing a bamboo flute, somewhere in Chicago. A mysterious mélange of time and space, relative to not only distance but also […]

Other Plans

Other Plans ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ If I knew I was dying, what would I say about me? To you who knew me best, better, perhaps, than I know myself. Still, I have secrets. We all have secrets. What will I say about my life? […]

All So Simple

  ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ What’s a person to do? When every day there’s something new, war and violence, feeling blue. So, what’s a person supposed to do? Rich fools spout madness, though some agree, guns for all, that’s best. Don’t you see? Braggarts and […]

Ere We Fall

Ere We Fall ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Who knows what we’ve lost in the cause of war? Music, art, novels, plays, poems, films and more. Bach, DaVinci, Cassatt, Monet, fodder of kings, Shakespeare, Elliott, Beethoven all gone missing. Would we find saviors numbered with the […]