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Small Things II

A smudge on the glass A rustling page The tick of a clock and the coming of age   The end of a dream The sprinkle of rain The drip of a tap and the silence of pain   The … Continue reading

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Pastoral Pathways

Today is a day of loss. Another life, well lived has ‘graduated’. There is a sadness but it is a different kind of sadness. It is not a gut wrenching sadness; others will feel that. It is a sadness of … Continue reading

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Penguins 4

Some live in darkness some live in light Most are peace-loving creatures, but some love to fight Some go to peace marches and wave banners and flags Some just argue and some sort of nag   Penguins keep secrets, you … Continue reading

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My Country

Is it OK to cry for one’s country? I find myself doing that quite a bit these days. I cry for the lostness I see around me. I ache for the people who are voiceless, lonely and unnoticed. I cry … Continue reading

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Penguins 3

Another verse about Penguins… Penguins have names like Harry and Stan Betty, Joan, Felicity, Cheryl, Wanda and Pam They have only one name, they think that is cool especially when splashing around in a pool   Penguin babies (they are … Continue reading

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Sunsets

I have been reflecting on sunsets over the last few days. We know that every day of one’s life is book ended with a sunrise and a sunset. We might say that there is nothing remarkable or unusual about that. … Continue reading

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