Living Color

As endless days count down to mark the year,We wish that all our troubles disappear.Whatever sorrows gripped us in the past,We hope and pray that somehow they won’t last. The wretched souls believe their fate is sealed,And wait for destiny to be revealed.They fear the die is cast, their future firm,And sit beside the grave …

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Where Freedom Lives

I went to sea and rode a whaleand asked if he could take meto find where freedom lives.I nearly drowned. I soaked up life and drank too muchtrying to find freedom livingin the bottom of a bottle.It was empty. I wandered desert’s scorching sunwhere life fights for every breath,thirsting for a sign of freedom.My lips …

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The Power of Kind

The Power of Kind

Where is the merry and happy this year?Where is the peace, the goodwill and the cheer?Distrust and dislike, accusations and liesHave filled the airwaves and darkened the skies. Some say Armageddon has finally come,The end of life’s game with a zero sum;Time to suffer the slings, accept the abuse,Turn your face down and cry what’s …

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Memory Lane

“Good morning, sunshine.” A large black man in a green nurse’s aide uniform pulled the window curtains back and the morning sun splashed the room with bright light. The gray in his hair put him on the north side of fifty. “Time to rise and shine, George.” The old man blinked several times trying to …

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