Monday, December 31, 2012

The New Year Cometh

Some thought it was ending,
but it's really just starting,
new year has arrived.

The Mayan calendars
were understood as we were finished,
it seems that this was wrong.

So our lives go on
as we knew before,
our days continuing forward.

So I've one wish
I'd like to share,
and I hope you'll wish this too.

That during this year
we'll conquer hate
and give all great reason to celebrate.

Sunday, December 30, 2012


There are some who'll take advantage
while another's chips are down.
They'll act as they're a victim
seeking a profit from a frown.

They prey on those with broken hearts
and others who offer their aid.
While inside they smile not giving a damn
living their life as one big charade.

They're using your pain to increase their gain
How did they become who they are?
Why do they steal faking your pain that is real?
Their minds and hearts must be truly bizarre.

Now those who've been cheated and suffering the pain
carry with them the rest of their lives.
A feeling of guilt and a hole in their heart
while emptiness is all that survives.

Where's their compassion, where is their care?
They've no care of the cost on your part.
As long as they get theirs they're shouting who cares.
It's plain to see they just have no heart.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

We Are All Truly Brothers

When it comes to our bigotry
we're born pure, without it.
But in the wrong environment
we tend to learn and form it.

Coming then from parents
yes from family and our friends.
We're often taught to share their hate
and their prejudice extends.

They bring us up to be like them
not realizing what they've wrought.
It's likely not their fault at all
it's just what they've been taught.

But others live within our world
we can seem different as night and day.
These differences though they be few
should never get in our way.

Just as we've then learned to hate
we can also learn to love.
If not from those surrounding us
let it come from up above.

Whether from Yahweh or from Allah
The Great Spirit or from Jesus
the one we like to call our God
our creator is who can teach us.

This love now that we need to show
should be extended to all others.
It's time that we start treating folks
as we are all truly brothers.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Are We on a Road to Bigotry or Love

When we listen
we hear.
If what we hear are lies
the lies enter our minds.

When we look
we see.
If what we see is evil
that evil tries to take up residence in our hearts.

What we hear and what we see
mold what we believe.
If that which enters us is wrong
we must learn to recognize and purge it.

What we believe
shapes our thoughts and feelings.
How we understand these
determines how we act.

Our actions
tell others who we are.
Whether we are filled with love
or hate

How do we want to be known?
For that love, for our hate.
That decision belongs to us
it's a choice we make.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What Choice Do We Have

We follow a path
to a destiny chosen.
Is this a choice that we make
or is this road we're on frozen?

Just how much control
do we have where life leads us?
Are we willing to follow
or do we just make a big fuss?

The doors that do open
they've been placed for a reason.
They're there for our growth
and to teach us this season.

So what is the purpose
of this free will we've been given,
if this frozen path that we're on
is really just driven?

The answer I don't have
only the question.
Is the road that I follow mine
or divine intercession.

Broken Bonds as Life Moves On.

As the road moves on
and our lives evolve
many memories
do often fail.

The broken bonds
which once were strong
become hidden
like a holy grail

They're not really gone
just quite neglected
as new doors
present themselves.

Once through these doors
a new path beckons
calling our names
to get off the shelves.

To travel these roads
moving on to new heights
guiding us towards
our destiny’s.

Regrets of the past
slow the blessings to come
along this new life
with it's melody’s.

The songs that are sung
and although they are new
will often sound
familiar to you.

Then memories will come
days gone by will return
and the bonds of your past
will come back anew-ed.

Monday, December 17, 2012

T'is the Season

Deep in the corner there stood a strange tree
with an unusual effect
it was talking to me.

It had these bright shiny ornaments on all of it's boughs
and an angel on top
not allowing my drowse.

The lights flashed so softly, it was a comforting glow
announcing the season,
letting me know.

T'is the time now for giving it's arrived once again
but why just at Christmas
the poor we have with us my friend.

Why is it we seem to ignore this all year
and only equate it
to eight tiny reindeer.

The needs of the poor who are human like us
are so easily forgotten
why's our giving so brusque.

Do we not care about those hungry and cold
haven't we learned
or have we just gotten old.

It could have been me, no it could have been us
that others ignored
and thrown under the bus.

I'm lucky enough to have not gone over that ridge
while others are barely surviving
living under a bridge.

Do we let them go hungry, do we let them stay cold
are we so blind we can't see
it could have been us in that mold.

That's why it's always the time whether we're from suburbs or hood
that we be working together
for the worlds common good.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Our Children, Gone in a Moment

Children gone
in the blink of an eye.
I sit here weeping,
wondering why.

So much now is lost
that will never be found.
As the blood of our children
now covers the ground.

It's not just those
of Aurora and Newtown.
But also in war zones
making us frown.

This killing goes on
it's totally senseless.
With most of the victims
completely defenseless.

The victims are children,
fathers and mothers.
Not only those killed
but sisters and brothers.

Lives changed forever
in ruins in a shamble.
Survivors left behind
who can only mutter and ramble.

For where has this world gone,
how deep has it sunk.
With the actions of many
treating life as mere junk.

How did we get here,
which road did we take.
This path to destruction
why weren't we awake.

Is there an answer,
can we return?
To a life as we knew it
a life with concern.

Concern for our neighbor
not only next door.
But for those we've not met yet
our love should out-pour.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Gospel of Love

They've a gospel of love
but that's only within.
To folks who are just like them
with skin oh so thin.

If you tell them that others
around them teach love.
They'll deny it and say
love only comes from above.

Though they may believe true
in their heart and their mind
to them “from above”
has it's limits that bind.

If you don't think just like them,
your beliefs not the same.
In their eyes you are evil
as you don't play their game.

They deny love exists
outside of their God.
Feel their faith may be shaken,
they remain quite tight jawed.

But the truth of the matter,
true love comes from within
and to me what this shows,
is their faith's pretty thin.

So if love resides in us
our outside will show it.
Not confined to the few
but be shared without limit.

Friday, December 7, 2012

True Friends

True friends they are precious
that's why there are so few.
How many folks out there
will drop all just for you.

For the most part we're selfish
that's just how we are.
Our priorities are held close
seldom traveling very far.

But once in a while
one may come along.
Open your eyes and your heart
they'll emerge from the throng.

So if you're lucky to find one
you should count yourself blessed.
For the bond you will find there
will survive any test..