Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Exceptional Child

Set apart and lifted up Placed upon a pedestal An example for the world to see Expected to excel in every endeavor The beloved one, the exceptional child Living out the dreams of so many others And weeping when no … Continue reading

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Return to Naïveté

Sometimes I wish I could go back To the times before Pandora opened her box Or before I tasted the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil To the points where I knew nothing and trusted everything Before trust … Continue reading

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Wrestling with God

The world is broken, all around, as far as I can see I see the hurt, the wounds, the scars, the hungry mouths to feed And so I stand or bend the knee and seek and knock in prayer Yet … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 13: Weeping for Those Who Don’t Hear

Jeremiah 13: 1-11: The Ruined Loincloth  Thus said the LORD to me, “Go and buy yourself a linen loincloth, and put it on your loins, but do not dip it in water.” 2 So I bought a loincloth according to … Continue reading

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Images for the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost/ Lectionary 29

Luke 18: 1-8, the Parable of the Unjust Judge, and Genesis 32: 22-31, Jacob wrestles and is renamed Israel There are not a lot of images for the Parable of the Unjust Judge, but here is one: For the reading … Continue reading

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Two Short Poems

The Pasts Which Might Have Been Sometimes I catch myself in my ruminations Seeking a better past, overlooking the flaws Longing for things lost, forgetting why they were left behind Imagining the could’ve beens, the should’ve beens, the would’ve beens … Continue reading

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Polysyllabic platitudes of pensive prose performed per proper phraseology parameters Quickly and quiescently quaffing quaint quietude Rearranging relativity and rolling r’s to reflect refinement Subtly stringing synonymous sentences in sequences surely Trumping truth to triumphantly transcend transcendentalism Understanding the ubiquity … Continue reading

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