Resolution Refugees - July 25, 2015

For a few hours,
Or perhaps even a few days,
We cast our gaze
Into the future
And pray for change.

A brisk walk downtown
Will show many others
Who do the same

With a palm facing up
Or an empty donation cup
Each with a beating heart,
A life story, and a name.

Crusader Crooks - March 15, 2015

Hey! What are you doing with that?
Books are for reading, not for combat.
Don't pluck a verse to hit across heads,
Or did not your God teach how Evil spreads?

Perhaps if we understood
the teaching of the Books,
We'd lower the ironsights
and lose contempt looks
Before we brand believers
To all be Crusader crooks.