So, withheld not, but given She takes her husband To little gym, linger they both Below the fig tree, Zachariah, Meant for another chapter In the Lord’s stones of life So the this short namesake Man did climb tree to see our Lord Pass bye, said to our Lord, “I give One half To poor,Continue reading “There is Love in Baroque”
Oh pure son of Abraham, your place set In Heaven, you gave this day, man of taxes Sinner of one half your riches, then four Times, what you have stolen, as this child, Boy gave his life, now is clean in Jesus, Christ our Lord has given this boy, man Simple ignorance made clean, heContinue reading “Zacchaeus Innocent”
I am moral man, and years of suffering brought me to this realization
Simple–I ask for a gift or two, and surprises, with new behaviors–my wife says, “Don’t go looking for a fight!” She’s right. I usually meander through conversations, not thinking much about what I say–not thinking of more or less as my friend Mel says of my life now, “Let God do the heavy lifting.” SoContinue reading “Harmony with 10 Days to Christmas”
There was nothing–I had three degrees, BA, MA, and Ed.S. with no meaning. The day before I’d resigned my TA in a fourth degree program from another Prestigious University. I had a penchant for good schools, and I’d drunk my way through each degree I earned. That, and I smoked a small ton of pot.Continue reading “I “Git Sober” the Hard Way.”
From the day I put down the first drink, from July 22, 1987, as I drove in terror away from the last of breaking into lasting full-time teaching, at that moment I recognized my utter terror, the dreams drinking and drugging had torn away from my soul, this shall I ever weep because I hadContinue reading “I Recoil from my own Substance Use, this Gift of God.”
Could not sleep Last night rolled back To morning light unfurled Like green removed in winter.
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