Tricolored Heron, Juvenile
I went out to cut grass this afternoon and found these guys. A glorious day on the bayou!
June 2018, Houston, TX
Hypocrisy is killing people,
It’s killing the Christian message!
You say you believe and shout “Praise the Lord”,
But when you’re dishonest or spew hate, I must say, I’m floored!
You seemed so sincere,
But what am I to believe?
The verses you speak or your latest Tweet?
You say you love everyone yet there are some you won’t go near,
Are they beneath you or is it just your fear?
Can’t you open your heart and try to understand?
Everyone is not just like you, though you demand.
If you truly think you’re right, and with another disagree,
Seems like compassion would help your plea.
For their soul should be your concern,
Is there nothing you could learn?
Stand by your faith and in what you believe!
But don’t be a stumbling block and impede.
Open your heart, and show God’s love,
“Be wise as serpents, but harmless as doves.”
RRH 10/23/16 – 7/11/18
my head, my head,
the pressure grows
my head, my head
pain please let go!
years and years I’ve begged relief
but pain remains and so I grieve
i have no energy
pain steals it away
so here I stay
In bed all day
doctors have no answers
but prescribe all the same
drugs with many side effects
for conditions without a name
what more can i do?
i ask myself everyday
and still I have no answers
so here I will lay
These two cemeteries are side by side in Alpine, Texas. I meandered from one right into the other without knowing until I was gone that I had actually been in two cemeteries.
The Elm Grove Cemetery had a good variety of Woodmen of the World tombstones. But what I really liked about this cemetery were the plots fenced in with iron fencing. I just like the look I guess.
Holy Angels Cemetery is the more modest of the two and there is something even more sobering when standing in the cold looking at homemade crosses and tombstones next to cactus against the vast sky at sunset.
“Them also which sleep in Jesus, will God bring with him. 1 These. 4:14” & “Not for the dead in Christ we weep. Their sorrows now are o’er. The sea is calm, The tempest past on that eternal shore.”
They Hound and HOUND
They don’t let up
They’re disaster bound
Need I list them here?
You know what they are
You close your eyes at night
You know they ruled your heart
You must ignore
Don’t be consumed
And be no more
As you turn
Louder they shout
But keep your focus
Your wits about
Scripture works within your heart
Softly whispering to your soul
“Be still and know that I am God”
“Draw near and be whole”
The shouts will fade
And peace will nest
Upon your soul
That you may rest
Then once renewed
A higher mission
Which lasts forever
Purpose from God
Meaning without end
A reason to live
A reason to grin