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Old world wisdom, new world insight – poems, poetry, philosophy, dreams, commentary, ideas


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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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You woke up, today. You won

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

He walked out of the war zone.
Almost no one survived the barrage.

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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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Just One Thing

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

I stumbled during a recent quest to understand why we celebrate Friday.  For some it’s just another day. For others it is their Monday.  For shift workers Friday could start as late as 11 o’clock in the evening. Why does this day get universal “thanks” for a crown? Continue reading


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A conjuring pure

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

A command opens the door
to what is now called silence 
inside comes fulfillment
a directive
sent
received
now integrating
every molecule of the realm

A choice to bring a just light
to bring a just light
a just light
just light Continue reading