Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving 08

On this day of Thanksgiving
your worries
your misgivings
your loneliness
your depression
your certainty that things will never be right

Think not about
Things you cannot control
politics nor economy
people and things lost
dreams out of reach
arguments and dissention
backyard wars

Search your heart for that which is true and real –
That which you have,
no matter how tentative,
how simple:
a roof over your head,
food in your stomach
clothes on your back
a right to free education

And then think a minute more
And realize how many people love you
No matter how imperfect the love
No matter the confines of that love friendship


Monday, November 3, 2008

Your pain, discomfort, suffering, sorrow, situation
Unlike any I have had, though I’ve had my share,
Scares me
Too easily could I stumble
Too easily could your woe become my own.
For now I stand here grounded, hand extended to you

“There but for the grace of God go I.”