Release

I was in the arctic.Those frozen forests of Alaska.North of Fairbanks,in the wild Yukon. It was night,and the moon shown,on the white, bright snow.Everything had a light, blue glow. It was cold,minus 60 degrees,and I prayed to God,for a sign to go. I needed a change.A new life, away.And a way to go. A wayContinue reading “Release”

Those Mines

Those mines ruled my world.The coal mines of Southern Illinois. My family came from,the Tennessee mountains.to dig in those mines. They fought the Civil war and died.They farmed and mined.They sang, fought and prayed. Working men breathing that dust,killing themselves every day,and drinking it away at night. Union men from Lewis day,beating scabs to death.Continue reading “Those Mines”

Scary Things

That scary thing won’t happen.Reject it; stand against it.Get in its face, like a boss.Break its nose; then laugh at its blood. Has the worst thing come to pass?How many times in your life?That anxiety demon;kills us a thousand times, before death. I will pray about it now.I will believe I am safe.I will trustContinue reading “Scary Things”

Prison Church

I was in an isolation cell;when I realized God put me there.He sat me down to speak.He shook me awake. I began to live again.Everything was ok, again.I felt Him there, again.I knew who I was, again. I went to those prison churches.Those gatherings of criminals, like me.Those broken, hurting men like me.Those sons, husbands,Continue reading “Prison Church”

Mother’s Day Poem

Mother’s Day Poem The beauty and love of God is in all things. God said, “I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children…” After the Fall of mankind in the Garden, God said this to Eve;the mother of all humanity. And it has been taught that itContinue reading “Mother’s Day Poem”

Conspiracy Theorist

I am a Conspiracy Theorist.I can’t help it.Maybe it’s genetic.Maybe I learned it;when those I trusted  lied.When those who should know,didn’t.When they just told me,what they were told,to tell me.When they say, “Because I said so.” Maybe I’m a rebel.Maybe you are too.I see things, that don’t add up.I hear things, that don’t match.I haveContinue reading “Conspiracy Theorist”

The Blessings of COVID

There have been many bad things that have come out of this COVID-19 shut down order. We all know what they are, and can imagine worse things to come. But, I want to talk about the blessings. It has given people the chance to see what is really important. It has given people the chanceContinue reading “The Blessings of COVID”

Nature’s Breath

In those days;when the shutdown came.When Mankind laid low;and the money didn’t flow. In those days,Nature took a breath.Nature began to heal.Nature felt relief. In those days,the poisons stopped.The greed died,and the rich man cursed. In those days,the birds sang.The butterflies flew.The bumblebee worked. In those days,the virus stayed home.The virus lost wealth.The virus gaveContinue reading “Nature’s Breath”

The Ugly People

I am one, and perhaps you are too. We might not be ugly, but we are ugly to the perfect, pretty people. Our past is ugly. Our life is ugly. Our homes, our cars, and our kids are ugly. They are not good enough for the pretty people. We never will be.            Continue reading “The Ugly People”

Work Harder

Work harderand pull those boot straps.You’ll have the dream, they sayyou’ll get fatter. But not today;today you’ll tighten your belts.You and your kids will waitfor a future time to play. Work yourself to deathand we will take a third.A little more here.A little more there. Work harder,get 2 or 3 jobs, partner,and we will takeContinue reading “Work Harder”

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