Saturday, August 29, 2015

There would be


There would be silence, if mind was still
there would be peace, if there was will
yet all that lingers are doubts within thought
for everything one could and ought

Each year does trickle by seconds unseen
fading in darkness of unending dream
motions the turning of time
most without reason or rhyme

There could be fortune if coin did not measure
but rather by family and laughter our treasure
prosperity grown without greed
with faith and compassion our seeds

There might be solace if he did not linger
tempting the spirit to posture by finger
a world without anger or hate
I wonder if it’s now too late…

There might be marvel within every turn
If much like our children, from heart we would learn
A pastime of wonder by sight
Where hope is our stronghold at night

There might be acceptance, if judgment would die
And for all our failings we simply would try
For we cannot mold man from clay
and God will address all one day

I would not be foolish if I had the mind
to seek not these blessings of which I can't find
I would not be weary if I would relent
accepting what is, in content

But no I must linger and grope in the dark
for any small proof of a wondrous spark
wishing and hoping this world still had heart
far from the failings of start, with virtuous truth to impart.

 
K. E-C.
Deo Volente
August 29, 2015

Saturday, May 2, 2015

meaning?

I was asked what I thought the meaning of life is and to be honest I have no clue. I only know that we are here for a reason and only God knows what that is, our job is to do the best we can in the time we are given.

I sit
I breathe
I am
I believe

I laugh
I cry
I live
I'll die

I'm still
in thought
I'm lost
I've fought

I doubt
I dare
I struggle
I care

I fade
I glow
I wither
I grow

I break
I mend
I wont pretend
life is...
and I endure
God's great
of that I'm sure.



D.V.
May 2, 2015.



Friday, January 2, 2015

New to me...

I watched silently as the world celebrated the final moments of 2014 and nothing...not a glimmer nor a spark. 2014 had been the year of loss and reflection and now I stood, atop another. I found myself filled with uncertainty and skepticism, diminishing the fresh anticipation of 2015. So as I reflect in the twinkle of this new year on my solemn departure from the old, this is my resolution...

If it be thy will oh Lord,
lead me with thy great accord,
in each step I have to take...
for me and for my loved ones sake.
Hold me closely to your heart
till we can't be told apart,
let my light shine from your flame
and to my loved ones, do the same
for though we are but specks on Earth
with you oh Lord we'll find our worth.

Amen

Deo Volente aka
K.E.C
1/2/15

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

My Wish this season

Another year has managed to slip by and here we are again, on the skirt tail of a new one. Standing in the hue of Christmas lights, the shadow of hope, the sparkle of dreams and wishing for what ever our hearts hold dear. For me my wishes are simple; may everyone find themselves cloaked in the love of God and family and dream as vast as the night sky because with faith and love the possibilities are endless.

Merry Christmas World!

D.V
12/23/14

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hollywoodized!

Have you ever read a book and loved it? As every line shackled you and with bated breath you simply could not wait to turn the page, romance novels do not count (personally I detest those things). I mean a book, a tale so riveting it plays like a movie in your mind. Assuming you said yes and the memory has come flooding back, you're smiling aren't you? now flip the script. Ever watched a movie of a book without reading the book and was captivated by it, so much so you could not wait to get your hands on the book? After all the book is always better right... au contraire.
I watched the movie " A walk to remember" more than a dozen times, having fallen in love with it from the first time I saw it. Over the years it has ranked as one of my favorite movies of all time. Well several months ago I got my hands on the book and a few weeks ago I read it. Let me tell you I was crushed, had I read the book then seen the movie who knows how I would feel. So I offer this advise to those who have seen and loved the movie, leave the book on the shelf or if you must read it, forget about the movie. The two are very different, in fact, the religious premiss of the book is almost completely removed. The similarities begin and end with the names of the characters, almost all else has been... dare I say, "hollywoodized!" I am not at all sure how I feel about that.

D.V.
10/22/14

Monday, August 11, 2014

What a loss!

I am stunned at the news of Robin William's passing, he is my absolute favorite comedian. There was never and never will there be anyone as talented as he. May he rest in peace.

D.V.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Empathy and the lack there of...

I watch the news or what snippet of it I can find each day, I have always been that way. In my youth I made a point to watch the year in review just to see if I had missed anything during the year. Lately I have had the hardest time watching the news for a few reasons. To begin with there is so much tragedy, hatred and cruelty. It's as though humans are caught in the grip of something sinister, I have a hard time listening to the broadcasters and or reporters. I would like to think that this is a turn of the screw, deeper yet no different than the turn before it but I can't. I have come to the conclusion that greed and lack of empathy seems to dictate the actions of so many, we as a human race are destined to rip each other to pieces. What happened to our world? I sit here thinking of a song by Lou Rawls that I loved long ago, maybe you know it, if not, it's worth looking up. It's called "What's the matter with the world" it goes on to say "has the world gone mad, nothing's wrong with the world, it's just the people that's in it" It all gives me pause; war, disease, murder and the list goes on. I just don't see the harm in the idea of live and let live but I suppose that would require empathy and not too many of us even understand what that means anymore.

Be well
Deo.