The Essence of God: A Poem from Storm of Roses

  The Essence of God   The image of God is The uniting of man and woman Why do we call Him “he”? You are masculine and feminine You have a child You are the holy family The Father, the Son Jesus, and the Mother Spirit The Father does not spare us his commands, anger,…

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Holiday Gift: A Pandemic Proof Life

During these troubling times, I feel that we need our loved ones more than ever. This is why it was particularly difficult this past December. What used to be a big, loving fiasco of 30 or so family members turned into a very small pow-wow of just my two brothers and their small families. It…

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Doll: A Poem from Storm of Roses

  Doll   I was thrown Tossed to the side Glass eyes I was used Now I’m lost Among his other dolls In my little dress He could have put me Back on the shelf neatly But I was cast back I’m not even sitting straight With my legs twisted, My arm curled under me,…

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Screwed Over In The Dark: A Poem from Storm of Roses

  Screwed Over In The Dark Floating on the boat of despair The river of tears sending me forth Eyes stinging from cold fear Will you always be there for me Or did you speak false seduction For your own wicked amusement So that I may lie trusting beside you Heart and body naked before…

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Justice Will Rise Again

These are tough times to live in. Though Justice has stopped, other things must go on. Our children must go to school. We must earn a living. We still get married, without a big wedding. Birthdays and anniversaries come and go – perhaps celebrated in a chat room or live streamed. Life goes on, but…

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Lynching Version 2.0 (poem)

Lynching Version 2.0   Knee on my neck a modern noose Passive bystanders watching, recording, ignoring   Dignity cracked to pieces; faded fast into the trees Pressed hard; viciously like my cheek in the pavement Tears evaporated Breath dissipated Until breath was no more A divine expansion   Spirit flown into the arms of my…

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COVER REVEAL – SPARK: A Story and Poems Lit Aflame

Yay! Here’s the cover reveal for SPARK: A Story and Poems Lit Alflame. SPARK is the first “single” off of my book Storm of Roses, 2nd Ed which is due to be published mid/late Fall! This single, “Spark” will be released within the next 30-45 days. EXCITING! You can get an electronic ebook or a…

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Keep Churches Closed and Hearts Open

One of the difference between being religious and being spiritual is that religious people feel an overwhelming urge to “check off the boxes”. In the business world, to “check off the boxes” is a well-known catch phrase for pointing out superficiality. This is to say…we’ve taken an action, when the reality is the action resulted…

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Earth (Poem from Storm of Roses)

~*Earth*~   The earth is alive Her heart is the heated core Skin, cool soil Grass, the thin hair of her arms   We are the microorganisms Sometimes we do right by her Other times we don’t And she flushes us away in floods Warps us with disease Or rips us apart with hurricanes Her…

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