Fear or Love

Fear The four letter word that gives rise to tyrants Terrorists And bigots   Fear Our excuse for prejudice Hate And anger Persecution of our neighbors   Fear builds walls prisons and slums Shackles the masses and silences our voices   Fear Crowns kings Starts wars Ruins lives Reasons injustice, murder and slavery   Is it better to be feared or loved?   Love Gives … Continue reading Fear or Love

Peace on Earth

“Let there be peace on earth…” There doesn’t seem to be much peace this year, the news is full of anger and fear, police brutality, terrorists and hate, crime is on the rise. Everyone shouting and screaming about the color of a cup or the words we use to greet each other. All the while children are being killed in their class rooms and shot … Continue reading Peace on Earth

When I tell you “You are beautiful”

When I tell you “You are beautiful” It is not the brilliance of your smile Or the color of your eyes It is not your physique Or your sexy new style It is the substance inside that makes you so Your strength, your courage, your wisdom. The most beautiful people are not the bodies of perfection Plastered on billboards and on covers of magazines It … Continue reading When I tell you “You are beautiful”

Changes by: Mom

This was written for my son Jason just after his first deployment. This week is his birthday and I thought I’d post this poem. I love you Jay-bird. Winter, spring, summer and autumn Leafless trees to flowering bud New birth, new growth Fresh flowers. Spring showers Every thing is new Once more Little boys flying kites Sailing boats And swinging high Grow to be young … Continue reading Changes by: Mom

What a Difference by Sherri L. Hollister

What a difference a minute makes You were here laughing at my jokes Brown eyes flashing with mirth Your smile bright, wit sharp Days pass, years—friendship entwines like kudzu vines Growing up out of the weeds and scattered seeds Clinging to the hallowed halls of haunted ruins Year book memories and elusive dreams. What a difference a day makes You were here new grandma Holding … Continue reading What a Difference by Sherri L. Hollister