Monthly Archives: June 2014

Encounter with Carmen

She’s been widowed for months We see each other briefly between shifts in our weekly visits to the silent chapel Long months of care giving and now aloneness have etched her face in sorrow and fatigue She looks hungry for … Continue reading

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Purpose

Grow me oh Lord, our vine into a branch of you strong and flexible Flower me with color Stretch my life’s canvas with your artist’s hands Create in me your image abundant love true and full of joy Above all … Continue reading

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NIght Blooming Cactus

How did I miss your blooming? You grew like a child, too quickly Your buds were full of promise I did notice— kept you fed and watered But my care became routine a pitfall of time passing My attentions scattered … Continue reading

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Prayer for Calm

My anger blows like a windstorm at times out of nowhere or everywhere at once Sometimes it’s just a whisper, never far from reach It snaps at me when I’m disappointed full of judgment or unforgiving I bristle when criticized … Continue reading

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Meeting at the Well

The snarls of life hold me captive in the daybreak of my darkness His gaze sees through me to the spark I think is gone smothered in the night by thirsty passions spent in worthless flings I call my loves … Continue reading

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Poets’ Voice

Poets give voice to thoughts mined in hearts answer their call– go deeper Grapple with questions answered by mystery Poets grant dreams a place to distill in darkness gleam without pretense like sun on silkened webs deceptively enduring Poets seek … Continue reading

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Clyde’s Grief

He doesn’t cry, or talk it out It’s not his thing But he does work and sometimes writes when the feelings are too deep to speak and the tears too damned to spill His mother died He did not cry … Continue reading

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