so far away

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(c) Loriann Signori

so far, my God , so far away,
your closeness recedes from yesterday.
but, alas, as much as I feel spurned,
I am certain, now, my back is turned.

(c) 2011-2019 rick j stassi

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sincerity

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Edgar Degas

Through a glass
darkly,
it seems –
I seek clarity
of those innermost
things.
If truth lies
awake
on the hem of
inner places
sincere,
waiting to divulge
and alight on my
outer being,
then I pray
for sincerity
for peace so
serene.

(c) 2011-2019 rick j stassi

 

peacefully arrived

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Van  Gogh

Shall times of peace be nevermore?
Accordingly amidst a toil-
My heart is hardly arable soil,
Feebly tranquil in unloving lore.

Spying under harboring stones,
I seek a foreshadowing need-
In a language I cannot read,
Increasing my heart bemoans.

Alas in grateful revelation,
A sound clearer than once before –
God beckoning through the narrow door.
Peacefully arrived to cessation.

(c) 2011 – 2019 Rick J Stassi

overlooking

How I quarrel
with what i need
and what I desire.
I quickly depart
from yesterday
with hopes of finding
a new light
to fill a hole
in this temporal mind;
overlooking
the cry for
love and understanding
in this eternal
soul.

(c) 2011-2019 Rick Stassi 

reason

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Resisting the imminent
postmodern presence
is akin to a man
opposing a glacier.
Should hatred
prevail in a world
where love must?
Reason is the eventual
catalyst of man
finding God
and showing
a deeper
kindness to all.

(c) 2011-2019 Rick Stassi