When Without

She who was without in life
found thousands who now her adore
for in reaching out to others
became not barren, but of life
honored now in eternity
is our friend, Mother Teresa
now at peace, now at home

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Paradoxal Glory

paper cutter

The dreaded paper-cutter,
an airforce base with her nukes
the former banned, for safety’s sake


(strangely true; Photo attribution: Nathan nfm at the English Wikipedia; license here.

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Upon Wings

A lost child

Tattered wings, frayed edges
and broken hearts,
sail on wings of our God


(photo courtesy of Pixabay.com)

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Within the Vow

Within the Vow

Residing within the marriage vow
exists life’s great paradox
the place where love and fire combine
and ignite an eternal flame


(pic is courtesy of Pixabay.com)

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