Within Our Love

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You gave me eyes My Love, to see the horizon really does go on forever,

to see real strength within a flower, and that small things

should be celebrated, embraced even

and that our victory

always lives

within

our love.

 

Note: Based on a poem originally posted August 2016

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In Our Most Sacred Dreams

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In our most sacred dreams

of our victories won

of overwhelming light

we can seldom ascend

by washing ourselves

in rivers of peace,

or through bathing

in a spirit of serenity.

No. More often our scars cry out for revenge

or we find a rare jewel

a priceless emerald

buried deep within

our darkest ruins.

Waiting

to be lifted

into our hope.

Did you know you are the courage

we’ve been looking for?

 

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Fig Leaves Brushed My Cheek

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Fig leaves brushed my cheek as I made my way

to the river,

having seen the invitation,

I found a oneness

in the sun.

A poem was clearly calling

my name, so I pursued

the words into a meadow –

capturing them, with my pen.

There wasn’t a fight really,

only a surrender.

      

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The Doves in the Morning Light

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When I see the doves in the morning light, I know there is still

some tenderness in this world, a gentle strength,

they encourage faithfulness, don’t they?

Yet I see their determination

to be vulnerable,

and to be

together.

     

Note: Based on a poem called “The Doves”, posted May 2015

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My Words Seek a Path Not Hidden

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As if in a thick forest my words

seek a path not hidden.

Well it seems as if my site has been compromised again. Yes, we are in a summer lull, but this is different.

So, I had to make a decision today. Do I post once a month? Once a week? Do I go the opposite way, and blast 5 posts out in a single day? Nah! I will say that the less I am here, the more my site becomes an easy target.

So why am I still here? To be honest I believe in my work, I really do. And I want to see it do well. I ask for nothing in return, I make no money, I ask for no sponsors. I love to write, and I love to read your work, that’s why I’m here.

And I do get wonderfully encouraged. A blogging friend recently said I should, “share my gift.” That really makes my day! The strange thing is I had been thinking about writing more often. Many of you feel comfortable interacting with me through comments, and that is very special.

So, I don’t want to end this blog, or my faith based blog, Walking through Psalms, which is also limping along. And no, I’m not just looking at stats.

I have some ideas for moving forward, and one idea I have for now, is to share some of my older work with you. Did you know that for awhile I was posting twice a day, and I wrote fiction? There are more than 2,100 posts on this site!

And maybe I’ll throw in a quote once in a while, or an update about my wife and I. Let me know what you think. I’m seeking your input.

To all my readers thank you for reading and for your wonderful support!

Peace.

    

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