Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts By the inspiration of your Holy Spirit... For the filth of fear clings close, Closer than our skins, ingrained Within our every thought and word And deed. The deep suspicion that We, unloved, are on our own, that Heaven should be feared, Earth fought, And neighbours held at bay,…Read more Soak Our Souls
Teach us the ways of gentleness (of peace). Teach us to recall the faces we've seen Or despaired of ever seeing: The faces that tell us, Unreservedly, they are for us. Not, now, for themselves Or their pressing needs. Not for an end that makes Them mean and us their means. Not our competition, nor…Read more The forgotten virtue
Free at last, free at last... Free from others' control, injustice: unbound From their games, their stupid rules used To reduce, reject, exclude. Free, flown the nest, stretching wings Made to be stretched; parents' hopes Fulfilled in our new world. Free, ourselves, adrift, horizons empty, Our new creation reflecting only Our own voices, choices; void.…Read more Independence Day (the morning after)
How can I love you? Your face, your smells Repel me. Your arrogance And foolishness appal me. Your hate and anger grate On my ears, crush my Spirit, bring ruin to all I hope and believe in. Neither you, nor any Other, even notice - Let alone give thanks - For what I say And…Read more How?
Hands up, you precious coins Stuffed down the side Of sofas. Hands up, you buried Talents, wasted, wasting Away, Awaiting the light of Day, a hand up, a hand Out Of this, your enforced Idleness, forgotten Cages. What price discovering the pearl That is this human resource, Treasure Beyond compare, worth The sale of all…Read more Hidden Treasures
Time is scarce; deadlines Old as death, old as the sand We draw them in: "On six days You shall do all your work." But what if now were Beyond the rest we all long for, The far side of retirement, An eighth day, a day Without evening, without limits, A day, a life, eternal,…Read more Eternity
"A constant tension exists between fullness and limitation. Fullness evokes the desire for complete possession, while limitation is a wall set before us. Broadly speaking, "time" has to do with fullness as an expression of the horizon which constantly opens before us, while each individual moment has to do with limitation as an expression of…Read more Time is greater than space