bravery

Maverick


 

 

The modern-day lamb in stripes and stars

 

Lay in sacrifice of what should be.

 

He re-ignites the paschal-candle of brotherhood

 

and kindness in a country so dark.

 

darken from the light of goodness.

 

He poured from the receptacle of time,

 

and honor and devotion.

 

He lays the gauntlet of ‘moving-on’

 

In hopes others will follow.

 

Copyright:  2018, Sept 1, CMM

(In honor and memory of Sen John McCain )

 

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Knell Bell


Ash, fallen losing its form,

drifting to places—

Places once given to life

now void in the body.

Blemished leavings of

perfect love and life—

Spent time, celebrations

now void in the mind.

Consciousness

to awareness made up

of dreams and hopes,

now void in the soul.

The ticking of the clock,

the clanging echoing,

noises made in the senses,

now void in the hearing.

Spoken words of promise

of heart felt memories

devoted love forever—

now void in heart.

We have heard many

warnings, sounding often

in the distance, never noticed—

until we hear the ringing.

Knell bell

final sounding—

Echo without vibrations,

muted sounds, never heard; but felt.

copyrighted: CMM 2002