Street Psalm

Written 12/89

For the freedom of the air
that absorbs the smoke of hand-rolled cigs

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The Blessing of Silence

from I Wonder...

For the mystery that enfolds us and blesses us,
For the beauty that surrounds us and nourishes us,
For the life that flows within us and among us,
For the bounty before us,
We bow.

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Evolving

It was a long and complicated evolution
from matter
to life
to consciousness
to self-consciousness.

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Sacred Idleness

The soul hungers for a taste

of nothing.

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I Found It

A bumper sticker
displayed with pride
for all the world to see.

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Love

We meet again.
The moment,
Kind and generous,
The beauty,
Peaceful and serene

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Call Me Back

I am told that God answers prayer.
Always.
But then a few caveats are added,
meant to temper my expectation
for a quick and positive response.

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The Soul of the Psalms: from ashes to alleluias

Structured for Lent, but practical for any time of the year, this new resource examines the lament psalms for their connections to contemporary experiences. The introduction acquaints the reader with Dr. Walter Brueggemann’s analysis of the psalms into the categories of orientation, disorientation, and reorientation. A contemporary psalm/poem for each entry discerns the emotional tenor of the psalms and makes it relevant for the challenges of contemporary life and relationships.

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“The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth”

From the Boundless Life collection

“The meek shall inherit the Earth” said Christ
But what could this mean for the people today?
While corp’rates and rich folk gain more and more land
The poor live in slums where they’re still forced to stay.

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A Child Is Born

A darkened room
A trembling womb
Her sharp breaths cut the air

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The creators

Their relationship remains unclear.
They may be unlikely brothers,
or perhaps like Oscar and Felix,
they are simply an odd couple
sharing the same highrise apartment.

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The arms of love

I went to the funeral home last night
to see a friend whose life was entwined with mine.
Someone once told me
that if you want to know the truth about a person’s life
go to their funeral.

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