For the youth

Why is it that youth need to be ‘empowered’?Who were our parents building for all along?We have never been“The next generation” –From the moment we were bornWe had a part to play.They told us to wait and watch.We were children thenAnd now we are adultsAnd it is becoming increasingly obviousHow foolish it is to keep […]

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Father’s bread

Fed me well. I grew up on the stuff, It taught my tongue  How good food tastes Gave my belly an appreciation  For wholeness  And sustained me in my youth.  So much of what I am today Is only possible because of it.  Coming home is more than seeing Familiar places  And missing old faces […]

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Long arc

One day I won’t take myself so seriously.I’ll know the difference between a bad dayAnd a bad life,I’ll enjoy the freedomThat comes fromNo longer striving.I’ll have ‘’won’’enough argumentsTo know there are no trophies there,Tasted enough of God’s graceTo be fully convinced of itBored enough peopleWith long-winded speechesTo learn that listening is far more valuableAnd stopped […]

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Any day now

You’ll be glad you leftThat toxic relationship.The pain won’t be as freshThe rejection won’t be as rawYour need for their pat on your backWon’t itch so bad anymoreAnd you’ll find thatWings are better than cagesEven though theyWill always have something to sayAbout the way you flap them.Any day nowYou’ll come of ageWhen you’ll be okayWith […]

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Unto Ourselves

Are there not limits to how muchSaving of ourselvesWe can do?If ‘God helps those who helps themselves‘Where does that leave the helpless?If ‘we are the ones we’ve been waiting for‘Where do we goWhen we don’t know where to go?How can we leadWhen we haven’t been led?Show grace when we’ve never beenAfforded the benefit of the […]

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Dreams

Cost nothing as a kid.Naivete about the world allowsChildhood aspirations to bubbleEffortlessly to the surface,And at that ageTime seems infinite,Our very existence is teemingWith possibility.As a kid, unless something comesAnd breaks your spirit earlier than usual,Anything is possible.Now as an adultDreams are expensive.Irresponsible even.And at some point,Many of us make peaceWith them never bearing fruit.Life […]

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La Brega

Spanish for the posture you assume When the odds are against you from birth, When foreign aid assumes a permanent role In your community Because it seems unlikely that you’ll ever Prosper without it, When people celebrate your capacity To suffer, To be hard pressed and not crushed. Songs of struggle should not be sung […]

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Accelerator crisis

In many respects, We live simultaneously the best and worst lives of any generation gone before us. The potential for greatness has never been greater Nor has the proximity of discontent ever been closer. Its easier to get more things in this life than ever before, Especially if you’re born in the right places with […]

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Benefit of history

This generation has gained much from being able to look back On the mistakes and victories Of generations passed; Examining their steps to find our own paths to success, Drawing parallels to their challenges and our own, Finding principles in the random decisions they made. We vow to be better. To not be abusive fathers […]

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