A Christmas Vision in Three-quarter Time

When I woke up this morningThis bright Christmas day.As God is my witness, it happened this way.Right there by my bedside, who’s sitting right there?It was Jesus, our Savior, in my old comfy chair.Quite startled, I yelled “Jesus!”What brings you around?It’s your birthday you know,What brings you to townWe’ve not much to offer or thingsContinue reading “A Christmas Vision in Three-quarter Time”

Fly The Friendly Skies…

So, I’m driving home just now, listening to George Winston’s Autumn album and thinking about Friday and my weekend… Then I noticed this sky… and suddenly, I am transported back to my “Frequent Flyer,” “Road Warrior” days and those uncountable Friday afternoon/evenings… The days when I was likely riding one of these contrails. You wouldContinue reading “Fly The Friendly Skies…”

I Want To Be A Tree (For the beautiful Ms. Angela)

I want to be a tree… And raise my head and hands to the azure blue To feel the wind blow in my leaves and dig my toes deep into the rich black earth.   I want to be a tree… A home for birds and squirrels And welcome the pileated to tap-tap the rhythmContinue reading “I Want To Be A Tree (For the beautiful Ms. Angela)”

“Shuffle Off This Mortal Coil”

This summer… heck much of this year, has been a surreal journey into a new phase of life for me… It’s called end of life. Up till now, “Vigil” has just been a name for the night before Easter. That’s sardonic Catholic humor… Much of this summer has been a summer of vigil, both metaphoricallyContinue reading ““Shuffle Off This Mortal Coil””