Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Life Is

Life is simply too short to sit back, to let the status quo grind along. I know justice can be broadened, that poverty can be challenged, that predation amongst my fellow humans can be resisted. Small, tiny acts build, flow together, creating a river of growth, of progress. We just must act! Each action, no matter how small, grows, collects, cumulating in the amazing. Do something, stand together, do something else; it's the path of progress.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Pushing Through Lines

Cross lines, I might.
Upon the fracture of
Our mind and random dreams.
Upon this fracture could be
The redemption
Of life, liberty, then head
Into the the dream of soul's.
Joys embrace.

Against Fears

May someday our fears
Collapse against the bright truth 
Selfless love redeems.  

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Young People Today

One of my current frustrations: people groaning about youth. About them taking selfies, too self-centered, too intertwined with their families...I can make this list mammoth, if you so wish. I've had the privilege, though, of getting to know a number of teens and early twenty-somethings. And these are great people. I delight in spending time with them. Their energy and enthusiasm are just so damn wonderful. They have ambitions, dreams. They're deeply talented and CARE about their work.

The universe is in good hands with them. I'm happy.

[Updated to deal with autocorrect brutalities. For a professional writer, this was abysmal.]

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Song for the Worn

Weariness, driving my soul,
Compressing dreams into
The edge of oblivion.
Trust collapses inwards,
Longing lost against this
Background of loss, change's
Drifting malaise consumes

The sacredness of the collective

Needing each other,
Concepts that challenge
Our current narrative
Of ruddy singletons
Who need no assistance.

Our need for each other:
Desperate. Alone, truly
Alone, we die. The greatest leader,
Without others accomplishes

Thrive on interdependence,
When one thrives, so do all.
We tunnel into and through
Ourselves, escaping into each

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day

Mothers, may the appreciation showered upon you today make up for the manifest times you're taken for granted. "Being taken for granted" means your children have the deepest sense of trust, of security in you, in your presence. Security; that stony foundation upon which life's brutalities break and fall. Thus we move forward, stronger from love, from faith in ourselves; knowing we can yet still do better. Fully believing we will get there.

Bits and Bytes, The Dance Digital

I'm exploring some new poetry ideas.  A newer style, based on thinking like a computer; like bits and bytes:  8 lines by 8 syllables. This is still kinda haiku-like, yet something new. I've worked on this all throughout the day. Tell me what you think.

Bits and bytes flowing freely hence
Through the megalith called the web
A dance, of sorts, runs globally
Lights flicker upon my dear screen.
Over this ever-watched image
My life becomes this dreamlike state
Dreams dance over my mind's canvas
Living for love's completing gaze.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Seeing Darren Hardy Speak Next Week

I'll see Mr. Hardy speak this Tuesday. Should be interesting. I've heard a bit about him, but haven't explored his ideas in depth. I'm curious how practical his ideas are, and what I will take away. Stay tuned...

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Your Future, And Mine

In the Center of my soul
Upon my mind's lens
I see your future, glorious
And wonderful.

I long to witness it, to savor
Your victories, comforting
Upon the inevitable setbacks.
And I expect to do so.

Yet, uncertain life can be,
Perhaps I'll be absent.
Then I'll take comfort knowing
I helped nudge you forward.

Annoyed with my iPhone

Currently, I'm annoyed as heck with my iPhone. The glorious Jesus phone started doing such things as calling random people, after my screen going black. Weird enough, I guess. My usual solution to such ails is a reboot. And, lo, there's an update to install. So, let's combine the two. Dear lord, no, no...never again will I make that combination. Stalled installations, resetting to factory defaults, then reinstalling from a backup (glad I'm a bit neurotic about my backups), all making for a delightful night and morning for me. And I'm still discovering weird tweaks: incomplete syncing of contacts the most recent.


Thursday, May 01, 2014

Haiku: June 5, 2019

Summer's new splendor Sunlight's now starting to wane An un-mowed hillside