Poetry ~ I Believe

I believe in hope
          even in moments of despair
I believe in trying
          even when helping seems futile
I believe in carrying on
          even when I’m not calm
I believe in science
          even when science is in a
          constant state of discovery 
I believe in staying close to those I love
          even when I must do so from a distance
I believe in humanity
          even though we're suffering
I believe "this too shall pass"
          even though we will be forever changed

Poetry ~ My Hidden Place

when i go missing 
you will find me in my hidden place 
a realm where ancient wisdom
resonates

you're welcome to join me
in my hidden place 
we can contemplate
life's meaning and humanity's
fate

or we can listen to the 
roar of the masses as they
debate

it's no secret that
faith and delusion 
are human traits

come join me in my
hidden place where answers are 
elusive but questions
illuminate

Poetry ~ The Speakers

have you heard them?
the speakers?

there are too many to count
and yet few have been
successful in their quest

they have come to us
in every age
on every continent
walked and spoke
amongst every culture

the echo of their words
are found in great books
ancient writings
sadly, their meaning
distorted
lost

listen
 and you can hear their echo
of compassion
service
cooperation

the speakers
our teachers
imparting wisdom
on how to live together
serve humanity
and the world

is anyone listening?