Howard Thurman’s When the Song of the Angels is Stilled

When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flocks, The work of Christmas begins: To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry, To release the prisoner, To rebuild the […]

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He Carries: A Tribute to All Fathers

Without making a sound, he carries the weight of our worlds on his shoulders. He carries the demands of our dreams and the sacrifices of our visions. He carries our expectations of a better life, our hope for a brighter future. He is Mister Right and Mister Fix- it. Our Prince Charming, he is the […]

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Mary Oliver’s “The Journey”

Mary Oliver extends the challenge beautifully but so many of us will not put one foot in front of the other.  Though the trip will lead to our true selves, we are not willing to leave and to leave behind what is familiar and routine.  But, there are a few of us who have heard all […]

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Edgar A. Guest’s ‘Equipment’

It was Carter G. Woodson’s favorite poem and promises to be one of mine.  Edgar A. Guest was born in Birmingham, England but moved with his family to Detroit, Michigan.  He was known as the People’s Poet and is the author of “Equipment.”  I look forward to sharing this truth with my son during our […]

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I Just Want To See

I cannot trust these eyes Seeing what they are told  I hope one day they will belong to me Before I get too old   To use this body redefined Labeled with checked boxes and color lines To catch a glimpse of reality while there’s still time If only for a little while    I just want […]

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