Category Archives: Religion

I Wish I Could Believe (#poem #NaPoWriMo)

The prompt for day 15 is to write a dramatic dialogue. I think I failed, but here it is, anyway. I wish I could believe in God. It’s a free country. Believe what you want. I can’t believe something just … Continue reading

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The Magic and Mystery of Ministry (#poem #NaPoWriMo)

Know how in the 1970s the televangelists All had perfectly sculpted and blow-dried hair? Well, my Daddy was at least partly responsible For all that glitz and fancy get-up. He didn’t do hair for anyone as famous As Pat Robertson … Continue reading

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On the Disastrous Art of Losing (#poem #NaPoWriMo)

On our first meeting, she Described me as a “near Buddhist,” Meaning, of course, that I had The ascetic qualities of a monk.   And it was true that Siddhartha Helped me lose my appreciation For things. You learn first … Continue reading

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Life, Love, and Leaving in Livingston, Texas (#poem #NaPoWriMo)

In a previous century my grandfather died Only weeks after my great uncle. A few weeks later, my grandmother Made a quick trip to the grocery store And returned to find her house in flames. Having lost her brother, husband, … Continue reading

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The Unintended Consequences of Complimentary Behavior (#poem #NaPoWriMo)

He made a clumsy compliment, And it was taken for an insult. Immediately, he tried to explain The misunderstanding, but He was told to “stop digging.” And so it was. He wasn’t in love, exactly, But he admired her Constantly … Continue reading

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God is in the Details (#NaPoWriMo #poem)

Some see God where Others see only Pain and suffering. I read in the news About a lady whose home Was destroyed by a tornado, Except for a closet She happened to be hiding in. She called it her prayer … Continue reading

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Exit Strategy (#poem)

“… come out of the wardrobe, cross the line of the rainbow and be who you want to be!” Dona Onete After encouraging him to explore his “other side,” She said, “If you leave me, I will tell about this, … Continue reading

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