A COVID Groundhog Day

A COVID Groundhog Day

It was time to emerge From a long slumber Check my shadow Then decide Shall it be Spring A longer slumber Returning to ground Another month of waiting I sought the horizon Gazed backward, then forward Searching out the shadows Of a lesser existence Death ahead, death...

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Fabric of our Lives

Fabric of our Lives

The fabric of our lives is a rich weave Soft silks, coarse hemp, layer upon layer A tactile madhouse with no apparent design The artisan knows better… He sees a kaleidoscope Of beauty reflected within and without, a purpose Known to each of us if we but ask Him and...

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Native African Prayer for Peace

Native African Prayer for Peace

In 1986, Pope John Paul II invited representatives of the world’s 12 major religions to submit and recite a prayer for world peace at Assisi, Italy on October 26, 1986. These prayers are offered on this website, one at a time, as my expression of faith that we all...

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End of Life Conversations

End of Life Conversations

Compassionate care is about more than care for the ill and infirm, more than the services delivered and more than the heart of the caregiver. It is about the emptying of oneself for the benefit of another. How then does the caregiver refill their reservoir of love,...

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Shinto Prayer for Peace

Shinto Prayer for Peace

In 1986, Pope John Paul II invited representatives of the world’s 12 major religions to submit and recite a prayer for world peace at Assisi, Italy on October 26, 1986. These prayers are offered on this website, one at a time, as my expression of faith that we all...

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Dying is Hard Work

Dying is Hard Work

Knee up, knee down Hand on head Finger in ear, then mouth Breathing hard, gasping Then shallow easy breaths Dying is hard work Not having been there before I don’t know where to go How to get there A door? A moment in between? It’s confusing My body? What body?...

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Bahai Prayer for Peace

Bahai Prayer for Peace

In 1986, Pope John Paul II invited representatives of the world’s 12 major religions to submit and recite a prayer for world peace at Assisi, Italy on October 26, 1986. These prayers are offered on this website, one at a time, as my expression of faith that we all...

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When Do We Begin?

When Do We Begin?

I'm in my late 60s. At some point I became aware that I did not have a lifetime ahead of me to plan and hope. At some point, I became more aware of, more cautious about, the simple act of walking. I realized I could no longer jump from boulder to boulder as I crossed...

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Sikh Prayer for Peace

Sikh Prayer for Peace

In 1986, Pope John Paul II invited representatives of the world’s 12 major religions to submit and recite a prayer for world peace at Assisi, Italy on October 26, 1986. These prayers are offered on this website, one at a time, as my expression of faith that we all...

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Sitting

Sitting

I sit in many places, in many ways Cross legged and cross Feet turned outward, catching the light In the theater I sit, waiting to be entertained At the dinner table, waiting to be fed Sitting is more waiting than anything else Sitting on a stump, I watch God’s world,...

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