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PEOPLE BEING PEOPLE

People being people
Aren’t always kind.
Forget everyone’s equal;
That life’s intertwined.

People being people
Don’t always see.
Contribute to upheaval,
Live to disagree.

People being people
Can be self-righteous;
Shout the unspeakable,
Create a crisis.

People being people
May throw stones.
Mock, insult, cripple,
Ignore another’s moans.

People being people
Do rise above.
Continue the ripple
Born of love.


Untangling Lights

People not speaking
Over things forgot;
No use seeking
What God wrought.

Peace on Earth
Changes to chatter;
Money decides worth,
Dollar signs matter.

Yuletide greetings lie;
Kumbaya moments fade.
Nobody can justify
This Christmas charade.

Love can unite
Beyond all reason;
Spread its light
Throughout each season.


May

 

 

I may die today,
Tomorrow or next year.
No one can say,
Living involves fear.

I may go broke,
Be without a home.
Dreams up in smoke,
Doomed to forever roam.

I may be forgotten,
Lost in the background.
A promise turned rotten;
My fortune never found.

I may or may not,
No one knows tomorrow.
We only get one shot;
Live today with gusto!

 


Your Gentle Heart


Silence Speaks Louder

Words aren’t enough

When life’s rough.

We say much

With a touch.

 

Sit in peace;

Let words cease.

An unspoken word

Is better heard.

 

Take a stand;

Hold my hand.

Burdens you share

Lighter to bear.

 

Talk is cheap;

Silence runs deep.

Words are weak

When hearts speak.

 


Prayer

Prayers aren’t pennies
Thrown into a well;
No wizard or genie
Grants wishes, cast a spell.

God’s no four-leaf clover
Or rabbit’s foot to rub;
God’s waiting, watching over,
Accepting those we snub.

Knocking down another
Pushes everyone down;
Hate will slowly smother
Until we finally drown.

We’re God’s hands,
Left and right.
Together love expands;
Floods darkness with light.


REPOST

PURIFICATION

 

How can I forgive

What I daily relive;

Smile and pretend?

Pray to mend?

Sigh and shrug?

Sweep under the rug?

Stay in the closet?

Believe I caused it?

 

Will folks know

Or whisper low?

Will speaking up

Remove this cup

Or staying mum

Keep me numb?

 

I cannot run

From what’s done;

Erase or rewrite

Make wrong right.

I’m not to blame

For this shame.

All who moan

Are not alone.

 

I will restore

Each day more;

Stand tall,

Survive the fall;

Again soar,

Win my war.

 

Trust won’t betray

One fine day;

None will fear

Stranger or peer.

Finally, we’ll live;

No need to forgive

Or see

Another me.

 

 


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