Truth and my omnipotent God made flesh remain the same.
My soul is disquieted for where in this life can The proclamation
Be heard?
The Body is dispersed, set upon with discrepancies and too much The things
Of this world which slash and tear the garment of holiness.
My help comes from the Lord! Yet I am constantly crushed and pulled
Into the pit, overcome with outside forces dwelling in High Places.
Yet, I call upon my God! Surely in these days His voice is constrained,
Quieted and my ears filter only disgust.
There is salvation and peace in my Lord, the God of heaven and earth!

Open my ears Oh Lord! Send once again the promised Helper! Oh, gentle,
Most overcoming Spirit of Truth! Silence all others, rescue me from voices
Of ungodliness and lies!
Pastor and calm my soul for it longs for your Word, the one and only Truth.






October’s Ominous Occurances

Falling into fictitious fantasy…

Sometimes hitting raked leaves…

Or knocking all breathable air away…

Finding hallucination funny

Or ghastly as mind bends

Along with body, bloody, terror.

Fearing to name the horror

Or look into its face

After all it’s

                   đź”±   October ⚰️                  

Blinding Grace

Line by line



passes, encompassing the soul

in exuberant joy.

Changing  life in fits and starts.


Turning, sweeping, leveling

like Autum wind,

Melding  new and old

into One.


Creating a blinding image,

more beautiful and rare

than eyes like mine deserve.



in His infinite glory and faithfulness,

Pours out Grace upon Grace

Leaving me face down

in Wonder and Praise.


Straights and Creeks


A lunar pull apart.

Born of self-same shelf.

Dig deep, Ye Pictorial Builders,

Ye Leatherneck Drivers!

One, young living coral.

Another, ancient decayed pluff.

May you tender the shelf.

Let your lines be straight.

Above the orb on reef and marsh

Life and death flow in sync.


Dedicated to


Photographer: Tanya Ackerman

Something Happened and Nothing Happened

Come you Huddled Masses

You Impoverished

And Homeless



Come All

To the

Lady of Liberty

Work, Live, Speak and Worship

In Freedom.


Something Happened.

Bang! You’re Black!

Bang! You’re Gay!

Bang! You’re Illegal!

Bang! You’re Muslim!

Bang! You’re Christian!

Bang! You’re White!

Bang! Because you are different!


In the Wake

The Huddled Masses

The Impoverished

The Homeless





Nothing Happened

To Stop It.

“Latitude 27o N X 82o W”


searching hues




inching  down.









tiny spongy tokens

rooting running things

in earth’s sweet dankness

toward its Destiny


in its own


One Finer Actor

Fine actors in television and movies are few and far between. Mark Rylance  is, in my opinion one exception.

In the series “Wolf Hall” available on Amazon Prime, Rylance shines and draws one into his portrayal as Thomas Cromwell, both hero and villain. As a villainous hero prone to pride and riddled with fear, he fits the bill.

Rylance maintains electric tension of a man in constant turmoil. Torn between an insecure standing in his position and self-grandiosity, he teeters on the edge of hopeful friendship with those born into the true status of social acceptance and freedom and daily insecurity of his ultimate downfall.

Paired in juxtaposition to doomed “Queen” Anne Boleyn, he refuses to see that he marches toward the same fate.


Wolf Hall Sundays, April 5 – May 10, 2015 on MASTERPIECE on PBS Part One Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 10pm ET Having failed to secure the annulment of the King’s marriage to Katherine of Aragon, Cardinal Wolsey is stripped of his powers. His hopes of returning to the King’s favor lie in the ever-loyal Thomas Cromwell. Shown: Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn (C) Giles Keyte/Playground & Company Pictures for MASTERPIECE/BBC This image may be used only in the direct promotion of MASTERPIECE. No other rights are granted. All rights are reserved. Editorial use only.


Boleyn and Cromwell are two peas in a pod, scratching and clawing for self-aggrandizement through manipulation of the king. Thinking themselves smarter, better equipped and full of charisma, they underestimate a strong “god-anointed” Tudor of royal blood and his ruthless advisers. Boleyn receives her recompense in the series, Cromwell’s comes later.

Claire Foy numbers among fine character actors in this film of which I look forward to Part Two. Accolades to Masterpiece Theatre, Rylance and Foy!


photography rights : Masterpiece Theatre and IMBD…..


In eagerness hearty soil shows it’s worth

Northerly gusts defy nature’s pulse

Knotty roots push tender shoots fiercely sunward



Notes open and close like Pandora’s Box

Joy in praise to God

Grace abounds as we seek His face