Span the Divide

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Dress yourself
not in the bulky armor
of righteousness and intolerance;
put on instead the flowing tunic
of patience and loving-kindness,
and dare to step out
into strange environs,
stopping here…and there
at first to listen, only
to listen.

© 2017 Dennis Ference

O Divine Spirit

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O Divine Spirit,
you are the itch
that I must scratch,
the melody I can’t
stop humming.
You are the thorn
that prickles me incessantly,
the weight that would leave
a gaping chasm of emptiness
should you fly away.

© 2017 Dennis Ference

My book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is  available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.

Hubris

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Individuals, groups.
families, and nations—
we are all vulnerable
to hubris. We must
all witness our innocence
shatter in the mirror.

© 2017 Dennis Ference

My book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is  available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.