Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Passion

unbridled love
invades our soul
for others met
or how we live

no idle thought
or casual choice
no cautious step
or planned retreat

for passion rules
when once it strikes
and thence defines
our happiness

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Confused

I understand
their anger
a fervent need
for change

for many felt
abandoned
their future hopes
betrayed

but then to
vote for hatred
for one who
has abused

it shakes my
faith in humans
and leaves this
soul confused

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Reunion

a pleasant meal
a rooftop view
so much to say
so long apart

old times relived
regrets unveiled
mistakes to share
and pain to hide

as two discuss
what came to be
of promise made
but never kept

the decades gone
no going back
what might have been
a futile thought

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Kindness is Enough

no public prayers
or sacred rites
no special garb
or books to quote

no holy wars
or gods to fear
no guilt instilled
or hate condoned

just clear your mind
and free your soul
for in the end
kindness is enough