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Israel: The Wounded Side

As Jacob set out for home, A man wrestled with him, Once he was finally alone. The match revealed his sin, Robbing Esau of all he’d own. Jacob wrestled with God and man Till the breaking of day. Did Jacob

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My Coffee Brood

Derek Walcott had it right, wrong In his Arkansas psalm. His coffee pot dripped in zeroes, But my colored heroes Have a rich aroma and taste: An earthiness, this race. And there’s something energetic And at once electric About sharing

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Resurrection Bodies

Look in every direction, And you’ll see resurrection. Consider love; how it truly dwells In our inner selves When we die to self And live for someone else. In the same way, We see a resurrection day When a seed

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Beyond

I take up such a small space Among the human race That it humbles me To see: The trees, sky, and stars And just how far Creation extends above Self love. Thinking just about me Is so limiting: So I

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Smiles

We capture smiles And hold onto them for a while, But somehow it’s the frowns That drag us down And appear to us in moments of repose. But suppose, just suppose We renewed our minds with smiles. Perhaps, then, we’d

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My Wandering Lamb

I like it when my son calls my name. Surely, our jealous God wants the same. When my son starts to crawl far away, My love draws him close to me again. Perhaps, that’s why God chastens those He loves

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Coming Spring

Spring, where have you been? It’s good you’re coming again. Please bring back your flowers And share your regenerative power. All I can say is thank you For promising you’re many hues: Pinks, yellows, reds, and blues. Now that you

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What Do You Think About Most?

In the olden days, some worshiped a calf; We think this is absurd and even laugh. But aren’t there other things we prize, Not calfs, but things we greatly surmise. Things that have filled our thoughts Which we’ve fought for

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Surprised by Joy

Joy works nights at WalMart as a second job. But she rings up customers like she’s in love. “Did you find everything OK, sir?” I give her a quizzical look, “Yeah. Sure.” She smiles at me through tired eyes. I

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Old Age

When Jesus appears before His brother Jews, He reminds Peter and us, too: That when we’re young and strong, We can make it along Wherever we want to go, But when we’re old, this is not so. For we stretch

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