Tuesday, June 8, 2021


 some paths are worn
 deep rutted circles
 the same ground pounded
 deep and hard sun baked

some paths are blocked
 black chainlinks barring
 forest walks, rambling dog
 wandering adventures

some paths are crooked
 all roots, stumbling rocks 
 soft sand shifting underfoot
 or swampy mires

some paths are straightened
 by prayers, acknowledgement,
 songs, meditation, kindness
 unconditional hospitality. 


  1. I love this! So many paths. It is always good when the path becomes more clear and easier to follow. I love the rambling dog!

  2. You're on a roll! Roll these poems out like a long carpet, it's story like a long path with both crooked roots and flat easy earth. This poem says the journey in life is both. Nice work.

  3. I love that you didn’t specify which book. I know the parable though.

    Unconditional hospitality is a beautiful path to healing and spiritual growth.


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