Mixing color

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If our hearts were forged anew by all these funerary fires, burning away tough realities

If only light would render us right with love for each and every one

 

If the flames were to scorch our shame, until what is left remains together-

A beautiful reflection of soldered pieces of color

 

The searing would singe us newer, cleaner, more clever

And our mournful dirge would end its musical score with no more edits

 

It doesn’t make perfect sense… but it might. Like a bee flying, on and on it might go, defying nature and her laws.

 

We should defy our nature.

 

We should allow this inconsolable pain to change the boundaries on unity, let hope stretch out her hands and cradle each of us in a land where we choose, carelessly and carefully, to flout opinions of what we think toward another.

 

Starting forward.

 

We can try differently.

 

There are 365 days, and 365 new chances. (Each heart a part to play in mixing the colors.)

Rest

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Listen to song here

Sit down before me, and rest

Hide in my shadows, and rest

 

You have nothing to hide

I will give you peace, and rest

 

Sit at my feet, and rest

Feel angel’s wings, and rest

 

You have nothing to fear

I will keep you near

So rest

 

Rest in Me

My beloved

Rest in Me

 

Rest in Me

My beloved

Rest

 

Bring forth My bread, and rest

Lift up your head, and rest

 

I am mightier than all

So keep to me close in rest

 

Rest in Me

My beloved

Rest in Me

 

Rest in Me

My beloved

Rest

 

Won’t you rest in Me

Rest

Won’t you rest in Me

Rest

 

Meadow Stones

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Dawn’s frost kisses wooden planks, afloat, with pellucid sparkle

Distinguishable, unblemished prints

Marks a journey—

Evidence left behind

of a dog and her girl

 

Down the path, lakeside,

Followed by nature’s shallow breath

Clouds bid farewell to

Trees much more than trimmed,

All but capsized in death

 

As morning’s shadows

offer mid-stern  diagonals

perched across the earth

(like brown thrasher’s tail arrested on river’s birch)

Their twin’s light is cast,

Sun aground

Pointing out meadow stones,

providential gifts, smooth and round

 

Moments of wonder cause my wired stares

Inside tiny cragged

Fissures

These crystalline spheres

narrate boldly

stone’s torrid earthly affairs

 

One after one, glossy among the alabaster dirt,

offers a belly up

polished

pretty by the rain and wind

One by one, tucked away tightly inside

My pocket’s warm and velvety skin

The Amen prayer

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Amen: “Amen” is a Hebrew word that stems from the word aman, which means “to be faithful, support, or confirm.” The word “amen” actually means, “so be it,” or “truly.”

 

Because it is so:

You have lead me through the desert;

You have given me your comfort;

You have delivered me from my enemies;

I am called your child; amen.

 

You confirm to me:

Be free from worry;

Be free from discontentment;

Be all that I have called you into existence;

Be mine alone; amen.

 

I say truly:

You are my vision;

You are heart of my own heart;

You are my inheritance;

You and you only; amen.

 

 

 

Loyalty’s law

 

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What is death, but Heaven’s sigh before gently closing her eyes?

And what is grief, but that which Heaven reveals?

 

The two —death with grief— are merely a quick scribble, one hurried stroke,

But faithfulness lays claim in the heart and is to be held close

 

As are its accompanying friends

 

Compassion

Devotion

Allegiance

Philios

Light

 

 

For loyalty’s law is soft, and like a falling snow

It touches every inch of a fallow soul

 

 

If it be, love

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The loving well is deep

Forever it brings

Beauty in colored hues

 

Compassions  afire

Taming our flaws, continually,

With the strength she imbues

 

Etched grace on gilded wings

Angelic love withstands

Countless craven winds offer’d circumstance

 

And keeping holiness’ sleep

Sweetly sweet

Whereupon the cardinal’s breast stoops

 

She breathes on faces underneath

Fearfully and carefully

One courageous rule:

 

If it be, love

If it be, love

If it be, love

 

One, two, together

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Hey little fighter

C’mon, get up

I know it’s hard after falling down

But we have to

 

Keep Going

 

Hey little fighter

You’ve done well

So well through this all

So stand tall, very tall

 

Again and again

 

Little fighter

The bright side is getting brighter

One, two, together

We’re almost there

 

So near

 

Little trooper

Your strong is greater

Sweeter, and more special

Than you will ever

 

Hope

 

So, let’s get up

C’mon, one more round

You’re sure to stand

This time solid ground

 

Is coming!