Poems

  • A Different Kind of Music May 24, 2015 ShareThe pianist pounds the keys And plays the notes he sees The sheet music does dictate The song’s sound, tone, and rate The drum regularly beats As the public sits in their seats A man gently taps his feet On the unyielding concrete His neighbor asks him to ...
  • Exiles in Babylon February 1, 2015 ShareThree exiled Jews refuse to obey the king of Babylon and bow to his golden image. This poem is an interpretation of part of the book of Daniel, in the Bible. In the land of Judah, Jehoiakim reigned But in his third ...
  • A Few Cans Of Food And Some Bottles Of Water January 27, 2015 ShareShould we prepare to survive in this world or prepare for eternity? A few cans of food and some bottles of water A gun in your hand and a garden out back A way to protect your wife, son, and daughter In your wilderness ...
  • An Open Letter to the Oppressed People of the Earth January 23, 2015 ShareThis poem introduces five ways of dealing with suffering. Around the world, people are suffering From hatred, attack, and plundering But each has his own way of dealing With the pain and sorrow he is feeling The first way of dealing with oppression Is to stoically ...
  • The Writing Is On The Wall January 15, 2015 ShareThis poem is about reaping what we have sown. You have devised a shameful thing for your house By cutting off many peoples; So you are sinning against yourself. Surely the stone will cry out from the wall, And the rafter ...
  • Make Your Choice January 12, 2015 ShareThis poem says that we must make a choice to listen to one of two voices. One voice leads to fear, and the other leads to love. Make your choice Hear your voice Let the love within you arise Or get caught in a ...
  • The Most Powerful Knowledge October 12, 2014 ShareThis poem is about knowledge, power, and the knowledge that brings us the most power or strength. Those from the ivory tower Say that our knowledge is power But what do we want power for? Will it be used to win the next war? If ...
  • Either Or October 5, 2014 ShareEither we know what we are, or we don’t Either we are one, or we are alone Either God is love, or God is judgmental Either we are like God, or God is a stranger Either we want peace, or we don’t Either the truth ...
  • Just Once September 9, 2014 ShareThis poem is about finding peace and unity in a world of conflict and division. You’re on your island, and I’m here on mine, and walls and bodies our limits define. My ideas and traits are not quite like yours, and each of us ...
  • To See Or Not To See August 30, 2014 ShareThis collection of poems is based on Review I of the Workbook of A Course in Miracles. The Workbook has one lesson per day, and the numbers before the poems refer to these lessons. To See Or Not To See: An ...