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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Rising Up Part II

Photo Salvatore Vuono

Rising Up Part II

Yes, still I rise
Out of the darkness
Out of the ashes
Just like a Phoenix
Wings flaying, flapping
Against the resistance
Up beyond earth
Beyond clouds, beyond sky
A few more laughs
A few more tears
Babies, children, pets
Pain, joy, longing
Death, love, fears
To freedom at last
And whatever waits there
I’m rising up

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Rising Up

Rising Up

I’m rising up
The night time is stealing my soul
The day time is making me whole
This life has been knocking me down
Don’t look there cause I won’t be found
I’m rising up
The darkness seems blacker than coal
The light breaks apart all that’s old
This life has been knocking me down
Don’t look there cause I won’t be found
I’m rising up
Up into glorious skies
Remembered inside of my eyes
Leaving my earth bound ties
It’s time for this soul to fly
I’m rising up
Up in to heavens so bright
Up far away from this night
Everyone I love so missed
Yet nothing can stop this bliss
I’m rising up

Art:  "Rising Up"

Tuesday, March 10, 2015



What is it that connects us all?
Humans and angels
Flowers and trees
Animals and birds
Earth and seas
There is only one thing
It could possibly be
Love is the answer
Love is the key

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

take away poem by Zack Mills

My nephew, Zack, is serving God in Taiwan.  Our family is so proud of him for deciding to leave his lovely life behind to help others less fortunate than himself.  He also writes beautiful poetry, and today I would like to share his latest with you instead of one of my own.

take away poem
no money and only this. richer than I've ever been
living far, way far east.

lateral distances and long term relationships disappear beneath a multi-dimensional surface perspective.

meanwhile, tones sing their songs on the streets, beating chants in traditions parades
living far, in the way far east.

coming closer to home? still its an internal travel, moving along time's roads; walking up or just waking up
in the far far east.

things deepen deeper on the road. it's always been so 
on the path to the east
and as for others of old, they tell it the only way they know.

If you’d like to know more or to donate to Zach, please follow this link:

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Tonight I light candles
Not just for my creations
Both here and to come
But for mankind
Those that suffer
Those that are sick
Those experiencing lack
The innocent
The downtrodden
Those with addiction
Those with broken hearts
I light these candles
To gently burn away our pasts
So as to ready us for our futures
Tonight I light candles for peace
Tonight I light candles for you

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Drop in Time

A Drop In Time

A day of peace
A day of love
A day of light
All is right
An autumn tree
Full colors blaze
A sky so blue
A brilliant view
Some simple lines
fall from my pen
And soon to sleep
my heart will keep
this day so near
remembered well
A drop in time
Pure and sublime

Friday, November 4, 2011

All I Am

Tonight a thousand stars shine down upon me
A thousand rivers flow by me
A thousand mountains tower above me
A thousand forests surround me
But only one heart
One thought
One love
One bliss
In all