Category Archives: Poetry and Songs

Not even Judas

Hidden on the mountainsides of Appalachia lives beneath majestic canopies a tree they call the Judas tree. Its purple buds begin the spring break through the bark betrayed by winter’s silver hands. And as the sun burns higher in the … Continue reading

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My Father Ran

My father ran. He ran for Peddie School over muddy paths along New Jersey’s streams. He ran for Lehigh on the tracks in Bethlehem. He ran alone             in teams             against himself             against his fears             his insecurities … Continue reading

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Bursting Fourth

America begins again each year with a Big Bang so loud we cannot hear, the smoke so dense we cannot breathe, the light so bright we cannot see the dead, the maimed, the dark enslaved, the land now covered with … Continue reading

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A Masked and Virtual Easter

From the isolation of our fears             you lead us out with everlasting arms of love. In the mask that shrouds you in death’s mystery             we see the revelation of redemptive care. The body wracked with pain and gasping … Continue reading

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