Being an enigma is far from bad Every finger print differing for a reason Consider the differences in the Grand Canyon And Mount Everest Trenches and peaks falling and rising in varying proportions A cave remaining dark all day And snow lingering on precipices, up high A bat needing a home during daylight hours And man…

Our Nation, July 3rd, 2017

I fear that I’m falling out of favor   And part of me believes that it’s okay to be me just because   Who else understands my mind better than this heart these breaths   Apart from God alone   Independence from my atrocities now and forevermore   Rejoicing with the family I know In this…

(re)build us

Reform our minds And we can Improve   In a day where The word change Sounds made up Made to cover Engulf Swallow Just as the fires are used in a controlled burn So, too, can we Refine Ameliorate And improve this cycle time season of life Where the winds of change Seem capable of…

The Angel Oak

I stare at a painting of the Angel Oak above my desk and think about the longevity of its branches Alive still Even today Once climbed upon by natives of her land Pilgrims’ children, too I think of the famous row planted centuries ago at Boone Hall Oaks stronger than their Pecan brethren Storms incapable of wresting them down Branches…

New Story in a New Book

For those interested in a magnificent, new story and poetry ensemble, look no further than 4ink7’s inaugural work, An Unction from the Holy One – (hardbound). It’s available on Amazon, and it leads off with Ambrose Bierce’s masterpiece – “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.” I can attest to the power of writers such as Hank…

Permanency.

The world changes minute-by-minute. Man-made advancements and technological marvels rise. The earth itself is always subjected to freeways, turnpikes, & sludge. Here’s a little comfort in knowing nature’s resiliency through it all–     “Men may dam it and say that they have made a lake but it will still be a river. It will…
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