earth day discussions these are words i understand these words, my native tongue . .
When I look back Let me look with love When I think back Let the warmth shine through I can’t understand now Why we all did What we all did do But when I look back Let me take notes And learn how to do better Then when I look back Let me look with […]
You vex me, you perplex me But anymore you don’t upset me I love you I don’t understand you I might not recommend doing what you do But I love you It’s like you’re from another culture, but you’re not It’s like we’re different genders, but that’s not true It’s like we grew up in different cities, […]
Are those arrows that you sling With careful focusing Aimed to harm lives Or do you simply Suck At juggling knives No matter No splatter I have superpowers You know not of Weapons flying in Warp in a shield of love To a clear mind It ain’t no thang I transform them Not into a boomerang But cherry […]
Not even green Is black and white .. About the poem: When I first thought of this poem (or it was delivered to me, whatever!), I was thinking about how in a situation, rarely do people see it the same way. So, maybe I’m not so goddang right as I’d like to believe. (Uh oh, […]
Flaming emails Snappy hot nit-picky comments Smoking accusations about right and wrong Impassioned, burning tirades Storming in Stomping out None of these Can hold a candle To sitting (Not smoldering) Just Witnessing Observing Then speaking calmly A little Letting the fire die down Being slow to argue .. About the poem: Arguing is such […]
In response to a quote about forgiveness, a friend posed this question recently, “Forgiveness is important in right context. But indignation for injustice seems equally important. They seem to contradict each other. If we forgive injustice, it would appear accepting injustice. How to combine forgiveness together with justice is a challenge.” This is a tricky […]