Tag Archives: paradigm

Perspective

~~~~~ I’d happily spend all of my days as nights, If I could only live all of my nights as days. What’s the problem someone random says? They are but labels; call them what you like. Trees, I believe, may well be dogs or birds. While dogs are railroads and birds flowers. Seconds could last […]

Crazier Than Loving

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Crazier Than Loving ~~~~~ We place profits over people Witness how our world works And we all pay the final bill Where violence, hatred lurks Governed by greed over need Do I, really, need to go on? Do we come from a […]

Being and Belonging

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Now it’s time to move along My day does not grow younger So many places I belong Yet for other places I hunger ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ See more of my creative […]

Love is All

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ……… Love is All ~~ Ancient before time, impenetrable void waited. Crawled from its atomic shell; instantaneous illumination flared. Newborn this moment. A swirling figure moves, is every moment. Innocently wise, hopeful, in constant conflict. Cooperation in every interchange. Full of wonder, every […]

Can You?

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ……… Can You? Life might seem like endless chores Some say better than heavenly choirs You would have to live on love alone Unless endless singing a way to atone It is all made up, no matter your belief Can you find solace […]

Confusion

When men become frightened, they’re willing to sacrifice love for power. When in charge, they confuse one for the other. Philip Brent Harris

Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door

In 1883, Emma Lazarus, daughter of immigrant families, wrote a sonnet entitled “The New Colossus.” You almost certainly know part of it. It’s emblazoned on a plaque which now resides in the museum of the Statue of Liberty. Perhaps, unlike me, you knew the complete verse. I must admit to being surprised when I learned […]