So Anxious In That Art

May we once again experience beauty In the crabapple, Crabby Appleton villain He withstood tests of time over 62 years, Then small boy of seven watching with bent Eyes, mother into mommy, into mom, Never Dorothy, worthy woman, she was Bitten by divorce, to be called as single Parent, Two children “Whore, you whore, Out,Continue reading “So Anxious In That Art”

The Love Eternal of J.S. Bach

  Oh Eternal, and John, who He did Love best Who wrote of Perter’s great conversion Touched Him, Jesus to touch Peter, Least of these Twelve, Anna, oh he loved her into children Eleven dear ones, great musicians,every note Intertwined  in four Part Harmony, Love St. Mathew’s Passion, Eternal govern Me Oh my Lord, AngelicaContinue reading “The Love Eternal of J.S. Bach”

Softly Meditation

I sat today, no matter who I am, In time when 25 minutes seemed Like five. I jounsed my adversaries, Lack thereof focus, money pre- Occupation, more than language Than speech could understand.   Yesterday, without asking My teacher, not spoken in months, Helped me remove stain on men’s Separation, deliverance of divorce For eachContinue reading “Softly Meditation”

Storey of Christmas Concerto

My Memories of California and the Divorce, We walked orange orchards two blocks away From our home on Teechoe Road, in Ojai A little town defined by oranges. I could walk Below Coastal Range Mountains, Walking groves Of Old Man Biggs, owner, richest man in midway Town. He owned that ranch where orange groves GrewContinue reading “Storey of Christmas Concerto”

Doctor, Psychologist, Explainer

Dr. J Chris found no fault in this man This was a trapped, frightened boy, Seeking to shed his guilt, he’d found Nothing unusual as he explained “You Were but a child, with your play pretty You condemned yourself for nothing. Nothing unusual in your boyhood as you Sliced your wrist for nothing, so letContinue reading “Doctor, Psychologist, Explainer”

3 a.m. Dad Sleeps Without Hearing

Understand me; I do not proselytize. I sit quietly In clutter, dad’s possessions of 60 years lie Between my pacemaker and his bedroom, he’s up; I’m talking about doctors about emergency rooms, Hearing aids freedom from fearful bodily limits, He’s 88, I’m talking about friends, enough food, Safety, lost phone, his driving when mostly he talksContinue reading “3 a.m. Dad Sleeps Without Hearing”

The Lord Brings Me In

I was so dishonest, yer God sees streaks Of what remains, as my Mother slipped Into the church with legally married Don, My step-dad, honest and tears falling White rain Love and Honesty given As Conscious willing with Jesus brought Them closer to truth about Charles, rumored He’d never known the Lord, and father inContinue reading “The Lord Brings Me In”

Gift of Marriage with Child

  She came after mother’s 17 hours of labor, No C section, mistake of doctors, left my wife With her damage, doctors sometimes not Everything, consider this, “All I’ll give you, Since you’ve asked is all our time together,” tale Of rugged passages, the near misses, the broken Messages, yet the controlling each other, neverContinue reading “Gift of Marriage with Child”

For Jan, My Gentle Pastor, Legacy of Hudson, my Grand Nephew, my unknown friend.

Because of listening, he brought me Realizations that I’d found my God My Jesus, my Holy Spirit, some 30 years Ago plus a few months. This at Christmas Tide, December 10, 2017, realizations In Grace divine, Oh my Jesus keeper Of lambs, you found me as seven Year-old-boy at Baptist altar call, At baptism throughContinue reading “For Jan, My Gentle Pastor, Legacy of Hudson, my Grand Nephew, my unknown friend.”

Son’s Love for Two Sisters

Dorothy, their dear tender mother, Who listened to her sons in sickness, Dorothy meaning “Gift of God,” May we remember dear Ruth, Beauty, wonder in recognition her tenderness toward Dorothy Hoffman His mother Citizen of His Crown, Ruthie’s Beauty given from God, his mother had instinct, Ruth undermining hate making greatness as a Certified NursingContinue reading “Son’s Love for Two Sisters”