Hope

Hope Today I felt the heavy pain of the land Entire forests burned, charred Entire mountains with blackened scars The leaves of the valley oaks dulled orange Not from autumn skies But from death Demise Destruction Yet then there is this An angel in the skies bringing life Color Salmon and periwinkle Coral and slate…

Eighteen Theme

I hadn’t written any poetry yet for 2018, but today it simply began to flow and I just went with it. I think the theme of 2018 is going to be rest and restoration, and what brings that about is beauty and joy and delight. So, I hope that this piece will get your year…

Beauty Among Us

Beauty Among Us Amongst the earth Amongst the stones Beauty blossoms And carries on The truths that we all know within A simple saunter, a gentle whim Is often the only thing we need It’s good to know It’s good to succeed Yet the only thing we really need Is to love and to be…

Violet Still

Violet Still We rest here Violet spirits amongst steel gray chains The interlocking of humanity Amongst the confines of metal earth We seem so ethereal here Because we are Bringing beauty to a place of woven barriers These so called borders That do nothing but impede our way Yet our beauty will always have its…

Refractions

Refractions Are You only found in simplicity Or is it only in complexity? Could it possibly be a “both” and an “and” That brings us to the touch of a Father’s hand Could it be my eyes are so close to me That I cannot see the good that sets me free? I sense the…

Trivial

Trivial Without the daily occurrences There would be no poetry We all look for the grandeur There is nothing wrong with that Except we tend to miss the glorious Within the small, the tedious, the mundane For wisdom plainly speaks The greatest goodness is in the earth It is the poet who discovers it Then…

Clover

Clover Isn’t it amazing That in the midst of nowhere God places his nicest beauties In the places where feet trod, unbeholden, Stomping the life out of it all Completely unaware, uncaring, of the life being crushed   Yet right there is where His beauty lies Right there is the place where I can decide…

Intricacies

 Intricacies This is amazingly intricate Accidental it cannot be Every tiny fiber making it’s small contribution Every contribution critical to the mass I refuse to see through a looking glass Whose lenses are shattered by mere reason That is why even in the deadliest season One can see that beauty exists Beauty lives Beauty speaks…

Brown

Brown I’ve noticed that the earth is brown It seems that it could be the color of down Yet I sense it carries something much more A place where there is an opening of a great door Where earth is a gate to heavenly places Joyful gatherings and beautiful faces simply spring to life and…

Sunset Morning

Sunset Morning I step into another sunset morning Where my eyes are closed And I see the dreams The place where I don’t know what anything means Yet I know that not knowing means everything I hear the rhythms of distant stars They awake the heavens and Dance does meet With the sounds of the…

Glimpse

Glimpse I have seen a glimpse of angels Right here on the porch This morning eternity was in the creek Meandering through time’s torch While those of the highway overpass Went by toward their destinations All the while they still went by The creek moved still in contemplations It always has, it always will So…

Inspiration

Inspiration Sometimes I wait on inspiration to write Sometimes I can’t wait any longer That’s when it is called “work” And work it is Grimacing over every word and idea Fighting off the demons of criticism and lack Wishing that the winds would come Lifting me into the heavens Where everything is easy and light…