Restored #forgiveness #poetry #uganda

They curse the dry unyielding ground stubble from impotent crops remain toppled huts call out in anger “we will never be whole again they have maligned our children destroyed our spirit” only bitter weeds grow strong *** lovingly they pour water on hardened ground fingers soiled with ancestral dirt music filters through new huts goldenContinue reading “Restored #forgiveness #poetry #uganda”

War Torn #Peaceonearth #poetry

  I held a Sudanese hand it fit so small in mine I caught a ragged smile I wished I had more time We sang a song of praise they dance with all their might their mamas and their papas they lost them in war’s night fortitude and strength the littlest they stand hope, faith,Continue reading “War Torn #Peaceonearth #poetry”

wire #children #atozchallange

man size stripes children forced to bare who will make this right cold hard becomes the stare *** wire cuts clean through  innocence dies sign our own doom none believe the lies * children pay the price no money can repay history must think twice there is a judgement day My Focus this month isContinue reading “wire #children #atozchallange”

One Cannon #haiku #memorialday

rough log house surviving century’s seasons feather beds * beneath cool shade verdant battlefield covers scars blood stains * whistling through reeds sun warms each blade of grass soldiers memories …And they fell. No matter the mother’s sorrow or the lover’s tears they could not be revived. Such is the fate of the fallen warrior.Continue reading “One Cannon #haiku #memorialday”

X where the roads meet #atozchallenge #Uganda

Can I paint a picture for you where four roads meet and a story is told? A young man closes his eyes and I hear a six-year-old huff and puff as  his feet dash  from tree to tree. “Please soldiers don’t look up from your noon day sleep.” He and his family run back toContinue reading “X where the roads meet #atozchallenge #Uganda”

The Ultimate Sacrifice #memorialday

Wind beats at the flag above the memorial nothing still about the death of these lads they stood impossible ground defying the odds as they fought as the storm raged they trudged I lift my eyes unable to stifle a tear names of men that I will never know who died that I might enjoyContinue reading “The Ultimate Sacrifice #memorialday”

Not Ashamed #poetry #freedom #veterans

Sails billow as they unfurl we prepare to release our mooring waiting expectantly for the wind to greet our faces as we set sail and why should we be ashamed? Quickly and purposely we unchock the wheels remove the air intake blocks pull the flags covering the pitot engines start to cycle and why should IContinue reading “Not Ashamed #poetry #freedom #veterans”

Silenced #hiroshima #poetry #poem

  Awakened from deafening noises pushing away this long night mare unsuccesful I rub my dark eyes trying to look through a dusty cloud I shake cob webs that I wear Looking in a mirror I lay back on the floor  fear grabs me as I  curl up knowing that this dream must end orContinue reading “Silenced #hiroshima #poetry #poem”

Changing Seasons #Bible #ourworld #war

  Blessing comes in the form of peace safe haven while war rages about Blessing comes in refreshment sparkling waters flow in time of drought blessing comes in the form of life leaves remain green though nothing lives blessing comes in the form of provision  there is enough when resources are destitute ~MDW   AreContinue reading “Changing Seasons #Bible #ourworld #war”

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