The band struck up a joyful tune With beat lively and fast; “Come join in, the host proclaim,” “We’ll party and have a blast!” But some of the guests ignored his words; Others just stood around. A few joined in the circle; Many were by fear so bound. The band played a more gentleContinue reading “Come Join the Dance”
What sort of people will we be? What will we choose to believe? Will we be open and unafraid; Or angry, frightened, Stuck in our own ways? Will we choose generosity And noble pursuits; Will we be tight-fisted, Uncaring brutes? Will our power and wealth Be invested for good Or squandered and hoarded Until allContinue reading “The Heart of the Matter”
As Mr. Trump debates whether he will keep the US in the Paris Accord, I have this thought: We are powerful people. We can choose for ourselves: Will we give in to control? Or will we stand on our own? We can decide what is right; No one ever does that for us. Thoughts, feelings,Continue reading “Powerful People”
As long as there is life, There will always be something new: Blossoms in Spring; Fruit in July; Thoughts and ideas; A newborn baby’s cry. As long as we search, We’ll always find something true: Words from a friend; Hope when we pray; Peace at evening’s end; The dawn of a new day.
It seems that there are so many fresh thoughts and ideas coming into my head; So much new information: News items, results of studies and research… Yet the things that are solid enough to put on paper – or computer – seem old and stale. The new things are like trying to catch clouds OrContinue reading “Writer’s Block”
If you read through my blogs, it might become evident that I have a passion for building community. Strong towns and neighborhoods are crucial for our well being, especially now, when prejudice, threat of deportation and the possibility of having vital services cut loom so darkly. That has inspired the following: Coming together as citizens;Continue reading “Community”
Hope never dies; She only sleeps. And when the warmth of springtime comes, She’ll awaken, yawn, stretch And change into dreams fulfilled.
Let the truth be known; Hold it in high esteem. “Alternative facts” don’t make it; They’re nothing more than schemes. Let Truth rule your heart; Honor and keep it near. Even when Truth seems difficult; Declare it loud and clear. Great is this treasure, A valued gift and right. Let us join inContinue reading “Truth”
Another year is coming to an end; Many words have been shared; But this one thought I leave with you my friends: All joy, peace, hope, love and care Be yours, Now and always.
A frosty veil falling; Crystalline blanket white; Appearing in secret, While all sleep through the night; Then, upon rising, We see in the morning light The marvelous work of nature, So dazzling and bright. How many things happen Before we ever know? They’re neither seen nor touched; Some never seem to show; Then, upon learning,Continue reading “Blessings of Every Size”