Posts Tagged ‘gifts’

My Gift Is Smiling: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

August 5, 2012

Lesson Learned during a sermon at St. James Church, Hyde Park, London

My gift is smiling.
I try to. At everyone.
They may wonder why.

Remembering To Meet God: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

August 5, 2012

Learned from a sermon at St. Andrews near Hyde Park, London:

The people we meet/
have God in them. Use your gifts/
to help Him lift them.

Christmastime Gift Is Still Selfishness: Revolutionary Improv Email Sonnet

December 22, 2010

I came at Christmastime bearing gifts,
not of gold, frankincense and myrrh,
but instead of contemplation,
intelligence and mirth.

My offering was time:
the chance to step away
from the duties, the struggle
of her day-to-day.

I thought my kindnesses
would somehow extend
needed emotional relief;
a heart-felt helping hand.

But gifts that ignore another’s deeper need
are simply signs of my self-centeredness and greed.

Gifts and Love Ungiven: A Romantic ConTEXTing Poetic Lament

March 23, 2010

In my pantry,/
closet,/
drawers/
r gifts:/
Some yummy,/
some funny,/
sum of time./
It’s a crime/
they waste/
my place space./
But gifts,/
like love,/
r no good/
when shoved.