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At the Tomb of the unknown soldier.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

How many have lain down their heads?
How many have been called to sleep eternal?
How many do we not know?
Our brothers. Our sisters.
We are one people Lord;
not by creed or colour,
but because you redeemed us.
You transformed our hearts.
You, O God, gave us a new spirit.
A Spirit of Hope, A Spirit of Joy,
You God are our light and shield,
You are our defender, our protector, our redeemer.
In you there is life.
In your laws there is freedom.
In you there is forgiveness from all our sins.
But God, you are not an unknown soldier;
you dwell within our hearts.
You are the light that lives within us.
Our goodness is but a reflection of your grace.
In the stillness of your voice there is peace.
By your hands we have been made free.
By your stripes, your hurt, your death
we live.

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Christmas Sonnet 2014

How sweet the snow when fresh appears in wint’
for days are short and home is in our heart;
we join the throng of yuletide merriment
and follow fam’ to tables à la carte.

We feast togeth’; for all, the Lord provides.
Kindred spirits at last we reconcile.
Our home is warm, and there we do reside:
with chants, with song, with Spirit we beguile

Dear God, we implore a thankfilled heart.
Your grace has provided all the year long.
For making us your masterpiece of art,
we give to you this gift of grateful song.

Dear fam’, dear friend, dear all and Spirit True,
with love and joy I give this gift to you.

Love Labored Found

STOP! STOP!
or you’re going to lose
the very thing you are
searching to find.

Let love come
from all angles
without tormentingly
forcing down the door.

Let Love grow in patient
and sweet endeavors to find
Love lost to all mankind
serve you.

Be free
to let Love be
everything and all
of which blossomed flowers spring.

The heart may ache
and be impatient,
but Love labored lost
will be Love labored found.

A Beautiful Paradox

What is a rocket
that goes to the moon
if it cannot fly
without the help
of winged birds
and soaring balloons?

Far outstretched is the hand
that sees in order to give
that can take some trash
and make art
that can create the light
from the dark.

No one can fathom the mysteries
without the ability to think
and think you shall
when nothings left but
the life you so desire.

“Come and be free” said
the Man of Lamb
with holes still in his hands
from where thistles sought
to take a life
of something they knew not.

What is a rocket
that goes to the moon,
without the help of winged birds
and soaring balloons?

It is freed.

You are my Good Shepherd

You are my Good Shepherd,
in whom I trust.

You have protected me,
have calmed my spirit,
have given me strength in failing,
have given assurance in confusion,
have fed me in hunger,
and have restored my soul.
You, my Lord and King,
have called me out of darkness
after breaking the chains of my captivity.

Though my mind was depraved
and living in shadows of delusion,
Your Goodness and Light know no bounds.
The Heavens cannot contain the love you have
for those who call you Father,
and seek you with their whole heart.

You provide wisdom to those who fear you,
and guidance for those who are lost.

You are my Good Shepherd,
in whom I place my trust.
Deliver me from sins depravity,
uplift my soul O’ Lord,
that others may see your Grace.

You are my rock and shield
on whom I will build my life,
for you are my souls foundation,
and you will protect me
from the wasteful lust of sin.

You are my Good Shepherd.

A Birthday Sonnet to Ms. Virginia Thomas

May you, my friend, Ms. Thomas find the way,

and walk with myriad angels abreast.

May God shine down his blessings on this day,

And grant you strength, courage, and steal duress.

 

On this your birthday we will celebrate.

As you gain another year in your life.

We honor you with treats, with love, and cake.

And grant you riches that we found a rife.

 

To quote good words and strike a chord n’your heart,

“This is the day the lord has made” for you;

“Let’s rejoice and be glad” were not apart.

Unhappy thoughts, ill forms, we will eschew.

 

Tis your Birthday and life is in a bliss,

Good God above protects you with his kiss.