out into the world – April 23

4.23.2014

wandering wandering

the house seems vacant

as if meaning took

a powder when the

book was finished

 

like having a

baby who then

grows up and says

bye bye without

actually saying it

 

gone. empty. space.

out into the world.

let go.

 

missed.

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not now – April 22

4.22.2014

not now, I said

I don’t want to

think about it

now.

 

now, she said

the time is now

and if it’s not,

not.

 

so I went with

it.

 

smart choice.

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when I was young – April 21

4.21.2014

when I was young

I prayed for a red

Columbia bicycle

and for the mean

kids to leave me

alone.

 

I didn’t know that

You paid attention

to the big stuff and

thought that maybe

You didn’t care

 

until you touched the

big stuff in my life

underneath, within,

around

 

that pushed, pulled

and graced me

onto new paths.

 

I loved that bicycle.

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Easter Morning – April 20

Easter Morning

Hallelu-jah.

Hallelu-jah.

Hallelu-jah.

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Holy Week 6-Easter Eve – April 19

Holy Week 6  – Easter Eve

on a night like tonight

people passed over

 

from a land filled with suffering

to a place of new heart

 

on a night like tonight

the wild avenging angel

 

struck down the arrogance

of a people of blood

 

on a night light tonight

death gave its last gasp

 

of trying to hold the

One who’d been killed

 

on a night like tonight

we all were brought over

 

to a place of new promise

for a life of fresh starts.

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Holy Week 5 – Good Friday – April 18

Holy Week 5

robbery, rape, murder

treason, theft, cruelty

 

mean kids bullying the

weak, strong kids

pushing their weight

 

a mother beating a

vulnerable child,

a father violating

their innocence

 

when we are at our

most despicable,

totally inexcusable

 

you died for

our sins.

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Holy Week 4 – April 17

Holy Week 4

the maundy’s mandates

call us again

 

to remember by doing

to recall by caring

 

bread wine feet souls

the simplest things

 

for telling the most elegant

of stories.

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