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Retired archaeologist and governmental tree-hugger. I'm a: United Methodist lay pulpit supply preacher; semi-professional photographer; and poet.



Friday, October 21, 2016

Fall Garden

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

... and so he told another story.

"Huh?" the people asked.
"WTF?" the people thought.

"Two people got online one day:
To post and repost many prayers,
On their Face Book walls and such;
To tweet and re-tweet many witnesses,
On their Twitter feeds and other such;
To theologize; to instruct; to be present.
One honored the ten Commandments;
While the other honored the Beatitudes."

"Huh?" the people asked.
"WTF?" the people thought.
"Is he talking about me?"

"One thanked God:
That he was white;
That he was hetero;
That he had plenty;
That he was 'better';
That his church was THE Church!"

"The other cried to God:
Because she was broken;
Because she was beat-up;
Because she was in need;
Because she felt unworthy;
Because other people stared at her!"

"Huh?" the people asked.
"WTF?" the people thought.
"Did he just insult me?"

"One justified himself; while,
The other one, God justified -
One sought to change others;
One sought to accept change.
Those who raise themselves,
Above others will fall down.
Those who're humble servants,
I will raise up and I'll glorify!"

"Huh?" the people asked.
"WTF?" the people thought.

~ Tiwago

(photography by tiwago)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Medicinal Meditation

My mind in turmoil
Running many races
On hamster wheels
In overgrown mazes

My soul in hiding -
Curled up in a ball;
Hiding from the dark,
By closing my eyes.

My spirit in chains.
Myself much in doubt.
My value in question.
My, me, mine, myself!

Soothing cool water.
Calming liquid sound.
Nurturing green essence.
Sun of new hopefulness.

~ Tiwago

(photography by tiwago)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Palm Fronds