Thy Mercy

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Thank You for the mercy
of unanswered prayers
for often I mix
want with need.

Ah, the wisdom
of our Creator!

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Indifference

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What’s between
love and hate
is there a middle ground
perhaps indifference
lies there
waiting for us to decide.

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Home

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Where is home?
Why is it home?
What is it like for those
who have no home, who
somehow seem outcasts
unworthy, even causing
us to fear them?

What does it say about
a society which has many
empty houses and families
living on the street?
Thousands of homeless
children fight to survive
in cities too indifferent
to care?

H ome is something we all need
O pen your hearts to those in need
M ake space in your home for those who have no home
E very day be grateful for all you have and share

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According to the United Nations, 150,000,000 children below the age of 18 are living on the streets of our cities. Manila, has the largest homeless population of any city in the world – 3.1 million. Even the United States, often said to be the wealthiest country has thousands of homeless children, e.g., Los Angeles, California. Total homeless: 41,174.New York, New York. Total homeless: 75,323.

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My Voice

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I have a voice
that is uniquely mine.
It is full of spiraling ways
twists and turns
enigmatic conclusions
that answers to no one
for only I can be who I am.

I am a wise old woman
whose voice belongs to only me.
Perhaps I can reach into your heart
put a smile on your face
a thought to be pondered
but if not, just move along
though if you come back again
maybe that day I’ll be singing your song.

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The Voices of Others

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I am shutting out the other voices.
From now on, I am listening only to my own.
Do not discourage my uniqueness.
I am shutting out other voices.
Don’t be scared of being who you are.
Other people’s approval
comes at a price too high.
I am shutting out the other voices.
From now on, I am listening only to my own.

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Our Stories

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Stories told by story tellers
are real, but what is real?
Some days real and unreal
seem to merge together
leaving me just accepting
not analyzing
judging
for really, what if none
of this is important
or it’s important only
as long as it lasts
then it vanishes
like morning fog.

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Turtles

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Turtles
don’t rent apartments
home is everywhere they go
a wise way of living.

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