Random Snowflakes


Random snowflakes mix with the rain pounding

on our roof,

dancing off the pavement

as the wind stirs

the pine trees.

I pull back from the window

and I realize

it’s time for my favorite book,

and a cup

of Irish breakfast tea.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2020, ancient skies

In the Spring Woods


In the spring woods, listening to the water dancing,

we can see more clearly to the other side

a spirit vision through the water,

bringing healing

through the mist

of battle scars.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2019, ancient skies

A Prayer for the Oppressed


During this thanksgiving season Lord God, we lift up

to you all those oppressed in our world,

the victims of war, refugees,

all those who mourn, grieving

deeply in their spirits,

those with little or no food

to eat, those that are sick

and lacking medical care,

please work in these areas,

in physical and in tangible ways,

as in the days of old.

Pull us through the darkness,

and out into the light.

Help us Lord God to be lights too

of encouragement,

with whatever hope we can offer.

We know You can do this

Lord God, and so we humbly ask.



Prayer Poem and Image © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

Under the Weather


When our body is worn, our bones deeply imbedded with fog,

our spirits can be lifted, with encouraging words.


I have really been under the weather lately, feeling miserable (physically). When my wife tells me I need to take a break, I know it’s for real. So even though I have words stirring within, I will be visiting you less, just for a couple of days. And yes, My Love did fix me some wonderful chicken noodle soup! I’m a blessed man and I know it.

See you soon. Peace.


Writing, Poetry, and Image © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

No Words


I have no words for when madmen open fire. But perhaps, if we pray and weep together, it will draw us closer. Rest in peace dear ones, and may your families and friends receive comfort. God please help us.


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