Radiant Child

raw essence

Harmony meters measure
The moods rising
Off the tarmacadam.

Adults, in the swing of
Bills, forget to smile.

Less entertained by obligations

In the local park, a
Teen plays a keyboard
Harvests raw blurred notes, hint

Of a cool soundtrack.

High harmony
Readings encompass
The radiant child.

Echoes of lyrics dignify
The sensual pitch of her
Voice. She sings:

“Harmony travels
at the speed of joy.

A luminous poet is as light
as an ounce of osmosis.

Time after time

Parents, in the swing of
bills, forget to smile.

Moods rising… radiant child.”

Honesty Box

Hold 1

accomplish my dreams?

on my
at loggerheads.

If when walking on the Avenue Of The Future,
I should happen to encounter
a fortune teller

who tells me: “You will mend your luck
when you turn back the clock.”

Will I deposit my gratitude
in the honesty box?

Or will I forge on ahead
weighed down by

Lady Serenity

When Lady Serenity
saw me, she swerved.

Her detour a reminder not to dwell on anxiety.

I want to absorb the tempo of my female hero.

Go with her on a journey. We’ll decide.

Fill a syrup-colored packing case with maps loosely packed.

Plan our getaway on the backs of envelopes.  Take me with you.

“Live and love as if there’s no tomorrow.” I wish she’d said to me.

“Die to tomorrow.”

Add as a P.S.


Thought For The Day

MEDITATION is not something different from daily life: do not go off into the corner of a room and meditate for ten minutes, then come out and be a butcher — both metaphorically and actually. _ J. Krishnamurti

Born: May 12, 1895, Madanapalle
Died: February 17, 1986, Ojai

Where is Peace?

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I struggled to make sense of the world in which I lived until I went to Sierra Leone to work for peace.

TEDxDirigo – Libby Hoffman – Forgiving the Unforgiveable – YouTube

TEDxDirigo – Libby Hoffman – Forgiving the Unforgiveable
– YouTube

I just saw a screening tonight at the Foto8 gallery in London of a new documentary film about Sierra Leone called Fambul Tok (“family talk” in Krio). This film is the blueprint of how to document sustainable peace in post-conflict Sierra Leone.

The question I’ve been asking myself over the past year is: How does Sierra Leone find her new voice?

This wonderful new film Fambul Tok is the first film I’ve seen about Sierra Leone that begins to answer this question in a profound and positive way. This film is a masterclass in non-violent conflict resolution.

Stay blessed.