Tag Archives: Obedience

POEM: Draft Registration Civil Disobedience, aka, Holy Obedience

This poem is a poetic excerpt of my David and Goliath battle with the world’s most powerful superpower. Actually, Daniel in the lions’ den is more on mark. My refusal to register for the military draft back in the 1980’s … Continue reading

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Testimony for National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service — END DRAFT REGISTRATION

I prepared the below testimony to present at a public meeting in Chicago before the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, a commission created by Congress to deal with questions of draft registration, most specifically, whether to end … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Autobiography

I wrote the below spiritual autobiography a dozen years ago as part of a servant leadership study group. ¬†While it definitely needs updating, it serves well as a brief overview of my spiritual history and development over much of my … Continue reading

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POEM: Another Martyr Bides The Dust

Another martyr bides the dust And I was a stray Beside myself In the fog Of yet another mourning The missed over my heart Feeling only that ephemeral beaten The wait on my brain Fueled into thinking of the dread … Continue reading

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POEM: Nazi Murder Trials, 1963

Courting the truth Their stories were tolled Not simply for just us But for awe of them Beyond monumental To re-member A broken body politic This poem was inspired by the 2015 German movie, Labyrinth of Lies, about a young … Continue reading

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POEM: Until Hell Frees Us

Be very frayed Terrorism comes From know where Deep in the recesses Of kindergarten bullying Capital vocations And martial lawlessness Awe rapped up in won’s highest I deal Those unspeakable prophets In security Detained indefinitely Until hell frees us Ever … Continue reading

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POEM: Brew Aha

In the mettle of this Brew aha Beside myself I took a stand In countering Such ponderous courting How civil this obedience Wear black And white lies Segregated Only spotted As if Sent out to posture Presumptuous in a sense … Continue reading

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POEM: The Game of Life

One day I realized The game of life And going back In the box Only to find The rules had been lost Long a go And still The game goes on This short poem plays with the notion that life … Continue reading

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