Feb 11, 2021

learn to respond with kindness


that i might let go of my judgments 

how easily they come 

that i might learn to respond with kindness 

and forgiveness 

to people 

to life 

and to myself 

-jobe


stay true to yourself 

even if the rest of us disappear 

and you’re left alone to face 

whatever the hell there is to face 

even if the sheep and chickens 

are lifted into heaven body and soul 

even if the world declares war on itself again 

stay true to yourself 

and keep your heart open

-jobe


To give yourself up without regret is the greatest charity.

-Bodhidharma


In Spain, the dead are more alive than the dead of any other country in the world. 

-Federico Garcia Lorca


When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.

-Malala Yousafzai


paul simon & george harrison/homeward bound

links

Ren Powell

Bait the Lines

Hardcore Zen

haiku eye

The Urban Mermaid

HOOT, a monthly literary magazine on a postcard

The Slowdown

clay and branches

THOTPURGE

Summer's End

Medusa's Kitchen

The Middlewesterner

The Morning Porch/Patio

VIA NEGATIVA, purveyors of fine poetry since 2003

thanks/jobe



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