If you want to love Jesus

December 11, 2008

He looks like this:

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Not this:

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before you place
money in hand –
blow off the dead
like dust


a new year thought

January 1, 2008


and Prosperity
for the Poor

(for a change)


Pray for Peace

December 28, 2007

The dogs of war continue to rule this world. Your place and mine. Their opportunity is hostility and ignorance. Their game is manipulation. Terror is a tool – the fear of hell, ridicule, beating, bombing, jail, locusts,  the list goes on and on. Each place has its own special box of terror.

When I Become Santa

December 14, 2007

We move operations south
to Newark, Watts, Bronx
East LA and ten thousand
other empty places.

We begin to make toys for souls.

Peaceful and playful
thoughtful and joyous toys.

unafraid and knowing –
we will walk this earth
giving gifts.

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leave me alone for Christmas

December 10, 2007

Like in a glass-sided beehive,
the poor and dying press
against the window of my mind.

I cover the glass with candy canes
and Santas.

dear God

December 10, 2007

help us to understand
(not that we would change


what if
we stopped
building mansions

what if
we began
to build ourselves.

our home
in our hearts

our home
in each other

our home
in love compassion

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on the outside looking in

December 6, 2007

You never look
at me.
I often look
at you.

You have
those things
I am told
bring happiness.

I have
those things
I am told
bring shame.

I look into
the restaurant –

you spend
my week’s wages
in a night

so elegant
so white

table cloths
and candles
fine wines
and waiters.

I could go on
and on,

but I have been ordered
to move along…


November 20, 2007

Every no-name human who has to live
in the frightening shit holes of this world.

Every person who struggles by their side.

All those who stand up to tyranny
in the face of beatings and death.