By Chance

“The more i practice, the luckier I get.” I asked Her “Where am I, I feel lost and asea?” She did not answer – I did not feel at home. So, I said, “Here I am, I am, who I am” Now, She answered and made me happy I asked Her, “what’s up, this is […]

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Mercy

Mercy Sitting there in the Square ruined and disheveled, cloaked in drab failure, passers by pass by One stops and stoops and with extended hand says, “Tell me about it,” and sits to listen. “I took the coin and I ran, spending it all without care, and by myself, I was a winner. Now, look […]

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Insurgent

With mouth and eyes agape, I am a change agent but not for changes sake. I stand for attention, and will take the hard right; rarely the easy left. I won’t belittle change with something less than change. With back straight and chest high, I can’t just do something. I stand there with a “Yes”; […]

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Vesting

Dress the part Be the role Team players dress in locker rooms Putting on the uniform All for one and one for all Civil servants dress in precincts Wearing badges on the chest protecting and serving Celebrants dress in sacristies Donning multicolor vestments Welcoming all to the table Cooks dress in kitchens Tying aprons and […]

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Shortstop (Derek Jeter)

We sing in unison, then settle in to “Play ball” He turns and squats before Her, he bows his head and prays “Help me”, he asks silently, “I beg you, keep me whole.” Ready, he springs to his feet, filled with Her mercy He plays with abandon on his toes He plays gracefully with his […]

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Tie a String around My Finger

Don’t forget to remember Drink the moon shine Walk in delight Quaff the lunar twilight See the wind whine Move without flight Behold the Light’s soundbite Hear the bud sign Catch the sunlight Listen to the bees’ plight Smell the tree line Stroll with the height Sniff the branches’ bark blight Feel the sea’s rhyme […]

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Leap of Faith

I am this impossibility: my oneness trumps the universal; yes, I am not lesser but other. God is not less than or subject to the declarative demonstratives – the one for all and all for one rules; so too, I have union with our God without the commandments placebo; so too, Abraham is not condemned. […]

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Leap of Faith

I am this impossibility: my oneness trumps the universal; yes, I am not lesser but other. God is not less than or subject to the declarative demonstratives – the one for all and all for one rules; so too, I have union with our God without the commandments placebo; so too, Abraham is not condemned. […]

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Justice and Mercy

Justice speaks the truth Mercy hears the truth Justice is blind with his ears covered Mercy is shocked with her mouth covered Justice gives nothing and takes it all. Mercy has nothing to give and gives it all. Mercy listens with respect and convenes with a fiat Justice will not hear of it and adjourns […]

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Fierce

She is above the law and does not wear a badge. she is beyond the rule and does not need a shield. With wide open eyes, she mocks blind justice. With wide open arms, she gives peace and mercy. Without empty threats, she feels my pain with me. Without leaving a scar, she uses a […]

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