especially in times of dark

but especially in times of dark,
encroaching space,
my hope alights and leans
on an enduring faith
in the human spirit
and the myriad illumined pockets
of kindness and enlightened thought.
They are as the stars in a night sky:
escape the density of beamed artifice
and they are constant; visible.
For the heart sees what it looks for
as much as does the mind’s lensed eye.


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May You


May you be bathed in light and love
May you be where you are at home
And not feel lonely if alone.

May you feel warm and dry and full
May you find strength and joy
And take time to enjoy it all.

May you laugh louder and much longer than you row.
May you be blessed with gifts of Beauty’s kindness.
May you know the wealth and health
Of a peace of mind within our Now
And please you, have a very Merry Christmas!
And may the New Year ring in
Your resolve renewed
And may your highest wishes bear
The best of fruit.

May you stride purposefully
Into your future with the strength and confidence
And a trust in your judgement
That brings the courage to rise and face your tests.
May your life be blessed with celebration:
May you feel more Love
See more light,
Hear more truth,
Speak more wisdom
And taste real progress
By your own creation.


‘Not in my name’

All times, all space reframed
Where Reason rationed
A circular bastion
Of cruel fealty under flags aflame
With heartless passion
Casting darkly fruitful stains
Humanity’s cartographers, a peerless aim
Each grasping claim
Each blasting blame
An art of everlasting shame 

Not in my name
Not in my name
Not in my name





Submitted by Juli

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