Lord, we pray for the power to be gentle; the strength to be forgiving; the patience to be understanding; and the endurance to accept the consequences of holding to what we believe to be right.
May we put our trust in the power of good to overcome evil and the power of love to overcome hatred.
We pray for the vision to see and the faith to believe in a world emancipated from violence, a new world where fear shall no longer lead men to commit injustice, nor selfishness make them bring suffering to others.
Help us to devote our whole life and thought and energy to the task of making peace, praying always for the inspiration and the power to fulfill the destiny for which we and all men were created.
Where sunless rivers weep Their waves into the deep, She sleeps a charmed sleep: Awake her not. Led by a single star, She came from very far To seek where shadows are Her pleasant lot.
She left the rosy morn, She left the fields of corn, For twilight cold and lorn And water springs. Through sleep, as through a veil, She sees the sky look pale, And hears the nightingale That sadly sings.
Rest, rest, a perfect rest Shed over brow and breast; Her face is toward the west, The purple land. She cannot see the grain Ripening on hill and plain; She cannot feel the rain Upon her hand.
Rest, rest, for evermore Upon a mossy shore; Rest, rest at the heart’s core Till time shall cease: Sleep that no pain shall wake; Night that no morn shall break Till joy shall overtake Her perfect peace.
“OWNERSHIPNERSHIP!” a poem a.k.a.: “You’re The Only Possession I Cherish & I Am Yours!” March 21, 2019 [Thursday]
Your can “OWN” Texas-land-and-cars, diamond-studs-and-rubies, And-I’ll-get-them-ALL-for-YOU – from-The-Folks-who USED-TO-BE-“boobies,” For THEY ALL KNOW – that:-“ownership’s a-big res-pon-si-bi-li-ty,” So they were really “pleased as punch” to hand-it-all-over to-me, To take control of all that STUFF, that many crave and wish-for, But – lemme-tell-you, Honey! “Owned-things create-a FIS -SURE” A BIG “CRACK” IN ONE’S LIFE, REQUIRING CONSTANT “FILLING IN,” And, with all the responsibility-and-worry, you-REALLY – never win!!
Besides, my Love – This concept – of ownership and rule, Is REALLY! oh, so laughable! It-def’nitely – ain’t “cool,” To think of HAVING – any-thing! especially-YOU, my Sweet, For-YOU BELONG-TO-THE-UNIVERSE! You’re-“on-loan!” So-come; let’s eat, On our rented table – in our borrow tent, Saying-prayers-to-each-other, for WE-ARE HEAVEN SENT, Sent-here -to-make-some-Heaven, and change some points of view!
“EVERYONE OWNS EVERYTHING!” And-“NOTHING-is PAST DUE!”
“MY BEST PAL!” a poem for The Most Beautiful Girl In The WHOLE WIDE World! In the series: “Mr. & Mrs. Cuddly Poo!” March 23, 2019 (Saturday)
The Most Beautiful Girl (in The World) is-in-“The-Heart-Texas,” on-My-Corner!
I-talk-with-and-see-her, maybe, twice-a-day, but- I-AM-STILL A MOURNER! A-mourning-to-not-be-able (pause) to-be-with-her-always! Such FOND DESIRE! For – she is sweet! [and]-radiantly-petite! and-She’s-filled-with-glorious-fire!
Yes, with “The Spirit – of The Lord,” so hot – and-sen – su-al; She-is-a HANDMAIDEN OF-THE-KINGDOM, and angels call her: “PAL!”
“THE KEEPER OF THE WORLD ZOO – IS YOU!” a poem March 23, 2019 (Sat.)
When an actor in YOUR story becomes-SO-PROFICIENT at-“their assign-ed-role,” They might come after you! to-try-and-take-away “Your Pole, Position!” [but-not-to-worry] No matter how expert they might become, They are YOUR creation! Compared-to-you, they-[only]-“suck-their-thumb!”
Even IF they BELIEVE – that they are in control, YOU-are-the-one who has planted that notion – in their ‘storied soul!”
So – DROP THE IDOLS – and write away! You-needn’t-fight ANYONE any day, For, within YOUR story, you’re-still The Hero! Call yourself Christ or Buddha – for-you ARE “Nero!” But you needn’t be The Nasty NERO, from another story you-did-devise! BE MORE LIKE “NEO,” but-[you-might-want-to] keep-on-your-clever-“disguise!”
And remember: NEVER FIGHT FOR REAL! You simply do not have to! For you’re THE KEEPER with “The Keys” to The World Zoo! And THE ZOO IS YOU, so-don’t-be-so-“blue!” Just write-a-lot-of-happy-“resolutions!” It’s-not that hard to do!
Plus, IF your dream’s not going well, and you “wake up” prematurely, Just revise a pleasant ending! It’s-never-too-late – or-early!