What Do Thoughts Know?

What do thoughts know?
They’ve made me
see things
that weren’t there,
and made me
miss things
that are true
What do thoughts know,
other than what
we tell them to tell us?

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If You Don’t Have Time

If you don’t have time
to be compassionate
you’ve forgotten
what time is for

Rushing through life
bewildered and dazed
Futile efforts
to keep an illusionary score
Days turn to years
Years become your life
Eventually, the pace
you can keep no more

When we fall from
ego-made hampsterwheels,
and the pace
of the rat race
We see we never
found peace in more

Peace and understanding
go hand-in-hand
When we understand,
we have peace
When we have peace,
we understand
If we don’t have time
to be compassionate
we’ve forgotten
what time is for

A Reminder I was Given at an Ace Frehley Concert

My youngest son’s inspiration and favorite living guitar player is Ace Frehley. A while back, Ace was playing in Houston, TX. I took my son to the concert. It was so much fun because my son had such a good time. My ears were ringing for days after the concert.

At the concert, Ace would periodically throw his guitar picks into the crowd and people were pushing each other around, and some almost got into fistfights over the guitar picks. I wanted my son to have a guitar pick because of how much it would mean to him. As I was watching the mayhem over guitar picks, I asked the Creator, “Do we have to fight for the things we want, or is it best to just be where You want us to be, and then You will deliver to us what You want us to have?” Seconds after I asked that question, Ace threw a guitar pick over a group of adult men in front of us that were pushing each other around and too busy fighting to notice that the guitar pick landed right in front of me. I picked it up, said thank you for the blessing and reminder, and gave the guitar pick to my son.

Nothing is too big or too small to invite the Creator into. No question is too big or too small to ask. We are all children, awaiting whatever surprises, understandings, and reminders our loving Creator has for us.

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The Land of Sleepwalkers

Walking beside Spirit
In a world where Spirit
is ignored
So he feels alone sometimes
Spirit speaks with him
He speaks with Spirit
He’s just offering
A reminder of our essence
Carrying reminders
more valuable than money
in a world that doesn’t
value essence
Because they can’t
own it
control it
consume it
or
sell
it
And when he speaks
reminders too loudly
or too boldly
He’s no longer ignored
But considerd a threat
To the walking dead
Who only know how to
own
control
consume
or
sell
But he’s not afraid
And doesn’t care
If you ignore him
or attack him
He’s been given a vision
That walks him awake
In the land
of
Sleepwalkers

photo credit: Akello J. Stone