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Back ward mask 001

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

You can read this passage more easily by using a mirror.
The essence of truth and light cause all realms to be conquered.
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Working hard

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

The idea of ‘work’ can mean building a palace or
destroying people and places.

Work can be hard, easy, profitable, masterful, secretive and even stupid.

Work also wears a “suit phrase”
which gives ‘metaphor’ a run for its money. (see below)

The biggest question for OG workers is:
How in the world can clicking a mouse be considered work? Continue reading


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This is who I am, right now

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

The butcher
the baker
a candlestick maker
A shoulder to cry on
The one who pays
attention to you

A dessert maker experimenting
on our ice cream sundaes
with m&ms
over spoonfuls
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Give

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

photo: Caroline Gorka

Faith turns out to be enough for a thinker.
Acts turn out to be much more for the doer.

Give a hand in need.

We demand justice when people are selfish,
but cry for mercy when we ourselves stumble?

Give sympathy.

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Famous last words – Ode to Ronda Jean

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

She took a swing and landed a belt.
The first heavy-handed blow.
Bonk!

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It’s your worldview that convicted you

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

“Why,” asked the defendant, “did they jury point out
that I was kind, and pretty and well intentioned?
Then jolt me with a mandatory sentence?” Continue reading