WikiPsalm Sixty Seven


The human condition

Choices for the disadvantaged

The frailty of our kind

Beckons the purveyors of the mismanaged

Rise above the madness

Surrounded by the Repugnant

Look first within

excise the malignant

Take action we must

Account for the harmonious

Can we become more?

Or are we just Sanctimonious?

WikiPsalm Sixty- Seven

DCG

The ambivalence of affection


If you act with reason

Generous acts can never be misplaced

Love is never wasted

Love cannot be debased

The failure of recognition

If only one in seventy-seven see

A change in the culture

A change in the apogee

A resource of human potential

Escaping many only actualized by the few

Love will permeate conflict

Those who love know this is true

Love has no expectation

That many fail to comprehend

Their understanding is divided

They fail to apprehend

The world needs practitioners

The broken-hearted on the mend

The ambivalence of affection

Consumes only those who pretend

DCG

For Me This is Clear


There must be a reason why I’m still here

I’ve escaped death so many times

I must have unfinished business

For me this is clear

Don’t get me wrong

I’m not trying to die

I don’t have a death wish

I’m not ready to say goodbye

Life is precious

If we ever figure this out

Influence the lives of others

And what we can cast about

W. Somerset Maugham’s the razors edge

Larry Darrel discovered a rarity

No longer a captive soul

Now on the course of prosperity

Live like there is no tomorrow

Rage on with enthusiasm within

Do it with love

Do it with a grin

DCG

Almost died the night before


Almost died the night before

Tears were in my eyes

Woke up to my surprise

No longer can I hide from the night before

Invest in yourself

Funny how things turn out

A person takes stock in themselves

Creates opportunity no doubt

Yet we must grant forgiveness to ourselves

Mortality

A curious thing

Brings us face to face with our morality

And what we bring

Almost died the night before

Tears were in my eyes

Woke up to my surprise

No longer can I hide from the night before

What is befitting?

I cannot say

But we can change

If I wake to see a new day

Older person says

Take nothing for granted

The experience of a fate

A reality check for the enchanted

Fear not but act

Clarify the essence

Clear out what has no use

Strengthen the convalescence

DCG

My Poetry is my X-Ray


The universe is mysterious

Connecting to messages we send and receive

Responding to what is positive

Or that to which we grieve

Somebody living in Boise

Relates to someone in San Diego

Somehow a connection through the ether

Slips out of the shadow

I know you’ve experienced loss

But in loss we can also find our way

There is a purpose in our healing

Pain is a teacher but it does not have to stay

Even 953 miles

Does not seem far away

Something I can’t really explain

So my poetry is my X-Ray

DCG

dedicated to Julie Roberson

Thanks Jules

Motives of the beguiled


Motives of the beguiled

Often hidden from the meek

Considered safe to prey on

The non confrontational are who they seek

The vapid souls

Who bring about discontent

Harm themselves

The insolent

In every interaction

And with every exchange

We have a chance to better ourselves

We have a chance to change

A pattern in our behavior

Not always self-evident

Sometimes the questions of others

Can extrude the eminent

We are not just the animal

Not just the beast

Nor are we an insect

As human reason can be released

I don’t see the truth

In the words that you speak

Only in the behavior

And the actions which you seek

Part of the human condition

We are able to reflect

Think about our past

And begin to dissect

Only the conscientious

Only the awake

Examine themselves to reconcile

Better for them to give then to take

DCG

Out by the seaside


I have a surprise

I would like to share

For a few hours in the day

Outside in the fresh air

You told me once

Something you’ve never done

Not as a child

Or with your daughters and your son

I want to invite you

For you and I to take a ride

Out by the boardwalk

Out by the seaside

Wind in our hair

Tandem bicycle built for two

You’re with me

And I’m with you

It brings me joy

If I can put a smile on your face

It is your happiness

That I’d like to embrace

So come with me

And enjoy the ride

Something to remember me by

Along the ocean tide

DCG