In gratitude for light
Warming with the inference of caress
Not direct expression but a gesture
Unless one remembers
Of radiant generality
One should not take personally
A bomb left in a trash bin
As the warmth of the sun
An IED is indiscriminate
Everyone has an equal chance
Except those deliberately absent
Our calls paralyze the network
Until we find our own
Make sure they are safe
Yes everybody’s fine we
Assure out of town relations
But it is a lie
We are not fine
Someone took some of our limbs
And a few of our lives
To make the anonymous political statement
That we are not safe
But this is not news
And we did not need it told us this way
Today I bask in the universal warmth
Knowing it does not judge
But shines on everyone
No matter what they’ve done
And I dream of a time not yet come
Of the warmth of peace and freedom
The light of gratitude
Reflections on the bombing of the Boston Marathon, Boston, Massachusetts, April 15th, 2013
Currently I am experiencing rapid changes. I am grateful. It means I am certainly alive. But one significant change is the amount of time I can spend online, which has been greatly reduced. Still, although I have been busy in the ‘real’ world I have not be idle in the virtual.
As one might suspect from my last post the winners of the annual Eye On Life Poetry Contest have been posted, and since then other fine poetry has found a home at Eye On Life as well. So I hope you’ll stop by The Poetry Locksmith and check it all out.
I also published a brief article about the Golden Rule if you would like to read it.
My music has been all off line so I have nothing to share at this time, but I have lots and lots of ideas. 🙂 Also my offline music has been most rewarding as the band in which I am a member, “Unclaimed Freight”, has been gigging more. I am experiencing growth as a simple trombone player working with a trumpet player to enhance rhythm and vocals. Sometimes we produce a fine synergy.
Anyway I just want to stop by, kind of sheepish about not being around as much as perhaps I should. So thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back when I have new things to share.