Category Archives: Courage

#424 – “all that’s left”

“all that’s left”   let’s all sing the blues till we can’t anymore till our secrets are broken and our throats are sore let’s swim out way past where we’re safe and proud let’s hurt together till we all cry … Continue reading

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#382 – 5 Haiku

5 Haiku   in limbo; my hours waste into anger; waiting for the cable man      tangled up thinking dead ends and darkness on my old neural pathways      weight against my palms holding so many questions my … Continue reading

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#370 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   the road of dreams is paved with nightmares of failure and falters of faith     so many tunnels stretched out together; daylight always visible  

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#356 of 365 – “make of my bones”

“make of my bones”   I feel my future bearing down on her knees praying I don’t leave her adrift on the seas waves of eager doubt crash into me like stones stripping the resolve from the make of my … Continue reading

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#344 of 365 – “black dust”

“black dust”   bloodied concrete and broken steel unexpected goodbyes from a now hallowed field black dust in the air, grief in our lungs fear and rage that such evil had come so many hands reaching in for another deep-dug … Continue reading

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#337 of 365 – “something beside”

“something beside”   and what of the women whose silence is worn like echoes of living they secretly mourn I understand nothing claim no wisdom to teach wonder if they’re too deep in their garments to reach are their hopes … Continue reading

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#326 of 365 – “prayers for harm’s way”

 “prayers for harm’s way”   prayers come a long way over bloodshed and bones climb over graves with no crosses or stones they fistfight their way through riots and religion pull up the bereaved and souls lost to perdition they … Continue reading

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#323 of 365 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku     thin feathers so slight tossed everywhere by the wind no real direction     bits of sound so faint there are no echoes to share of self-confidence     watching trails of smoke disappearing in the … Continue reading

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#317 of 365 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku     back hurting, knees ache kung fu I do to stay young makes me feel so old       laughter so healing for all along for the ride except the driver    

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#206 of 365 – “wading”

“wading”   I can’t hide beneath the drops of light that burn through my disguise   as I go wading in the streams of sun than cleanse me and baptize   the dispiriting voices and disparaging reflections in my eyes … Continue reading

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