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Borrowed Rage

Why do the heathen rage– With borrowed moral outrage Standing on the top rung of a ladder in the air The height of Babel’s Tower, built without foundation Why do the peoples plot in vain– The vanity of ethical criticism … Continue reading

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Death Certificate

A statement that the body has been planted in the ground Like a dead seed awaiting germination Or a document that returned dust has been severed from a departed soul And cast to the four winds Filed proof that the … Continue reading

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The Bird and the Window

This morning there is a sparrow tapping against my window Trapped in the open field and empty air Imprisoned on the outside Seeking entry into my home And I am on the inside, coffee in hand with my foot Rocking … Continue reading

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Piper’s First Trip to the E.R.

When they stole your blood For medical purposes It was red The same color blood That any doctor’s seen But it was yours “The life is in the blood,” The healing Scriptures say And this is true But first to … Continue reading

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