Posts

Many Days

Many days I vacillate

Between despair and hopefulness.

The bitterness and vile hate,

The love and many ways we bless.

I sometimes wish for only one,

That all our finest work be done.

Yet for Good to make her mark

There also must be temptation.

Thanks for Reading! Be Blessed!

If my poetry moves you or speaks to your condition, please consider giving a gift of any amount!

Tension’s Grasp

Tension is the place of change,

The factory for all things new.

We find the path to what can be

Between what is and all we knew.

When we flee from Tension’s grasp

So all our comforts can be clasped,

We find our progress, growth have lapsed

To keep our structures from collapse.

And yet, if we would just lean in,

Accepting that we need the stress

To forge a novel way ahead,

We’ll heal our worst and fuel our best.

Thanks for Reading! Be Blessed!

Click HERE to leave a gift for the Poet to help keep him going!

It’s Not You

Oh, beloved, it’s not you.

You’re not to blame for what they do.

A blossom in the midst of thorns

Is not to blame for bitter scorn.

You shine your light in your own way,

Nevermind what nays they say.

Those of us with working eyes

Are better able to surmise

The endless value had in you.

So find your bliss.

To that, be true.

Thanks for Reading! Be Blessed!

Click HERE to leave a gift for the Poet to keep me going!

Faith is Fight

Faith is fight in the face of fright,

When froward, fearsome foes to light

Come forth and blight the path of Right

Til Justice seems so out of sight.

Faith is founded not in gods,

Gleeful giants playing odds,

But from the Light that lingers lightly,

Loosed by Love til shining brightly

From the depths of human hearts

That witness evil, break apart,

And, showing faith, decide to start

The journey to

The world a few

Know we can view

If we dare to

Begin anew and see it through.

Thanks for Reading! Be Blessed!

Click HERE to leave a gift for the Poet to keep me going!

Capture Home

Capture home and hold it close

To keep in mind what matters most.

When all of life comes clomping in,

When dark anxieties begin,

When rest is fleeting, days are long,

Nights grow fraught, and all is wrong,

Turn within to that old box,

Fastened tight with battered locks.

Undo the buckles, raise the lid

And glimpse the treasure in it hid.

Let your sense of home be balm

That re-instills your sense of calm.

However far away you roam,

You’re just a breath away from home.

Thanks for Reading! Be Blessed!

Click HERE to leave a gift for the Poet!

Up Late

Let me slip into a sleep

That pulls my mind into the deep,

The dark, the stillness of the soul

Which feeds and heals and makes me whole.

I will face whatever comes,

Whether bliss or burdensome,

If only I may rest the night,

And be reborn with morning light.

Thanks for Reading! Be Blessed!

Click HERE to leave a gift for the Poet!

Why Stand?

Why stand?

Why speak?

Why fight the flow?

Why debate how things should go?

Why the anger?

Why the grief?

Why grapple, toil sans relief?

Why the tears?

Why suffer pain?

Why pay the bill for Other’s gain?

Why not float?

Why not drift?

Why not deny the growing rift?

Why have I heart if not to feel?

Why shouldn’t I make justice real?

Why should I turn my eye away?

Why should I heed what you would say?

Wait…

Why do you seem so okay

With leaving Others

In dismay?

Thanks for Reading! Be Blessed!

Click HERE to leave a gift for the Poet!

Tomorrow’s Child

Have heart, have heart,

Tomorrow’s child.

Things will totter for a while.

Days will darken,

And nights grow long,

Yet such is what will make you strong.

Guard your light,

And let it shine,

Sweet, resilient child of mine.

You cannot know

Or yet perceive

The breadth of what you can achieve

If you but hold on

And

Believe.

Thanks for Reading! Be Blessed!

Click HERE to leave a gift for the Poet!

Help Promote Equity in Education

Greetings, dear Reader!

My friends and brothers have co-founded a nonprofit that has been KILLING IT when it comes to promoting equity in education.

Through the Leadership Brainery, diverse and first-generation student leaders are empowered and given the tools necessary to succeed and change their communities.

I’ve been a part of the LB family since its inception, and if you’ve been reading my work, you know the Quaker values of Community and Equality mean a lot to me.

That’s why I am asking you to consider giving to their end of year campaign. It’s a chance to let your gift of any amount go toward changing the world for a student, and for us all.

Click HERE to read about the Leadership Brainery’s work.

Click HERE to give to the campaign!

Thanks for Reading! Be Blessed!

Happy Hand

Hold the happy hand of Hope

That takes the tattered, torn terrain

Of spirits soured, seared, and scarred

And points to places past the pain.

Get you gone from garish, glaring

Nightmares now not nearly nixed.

From the fertile fields of Faith,

Find and follow, fight and fix.

Thanks for Reading! Be Blessed!

Click HERE to leave a gift for the Poet!

Click HERE to view my published works!