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A Thought for Today
Memories live on. They are the yardstick we measure our current lives by.
Yep, I'm still in hard drive down limbo. Had a note from tara who says her husband (Tech Guru Bill) suggests I "Zap the Pram." Right, Bill, but might that not kill the baby?
Not being the computer geek I'd like to be, what in the hell is the Pram?
Here are some poems from "The Carols of Christmas."
THREE POEMS from "The Carols of Christmas"
The Singer and The Song
Jesus, can you hear me singing?
Is my voice tuned loud enough?
Am I mixing with the choir
or soloing an edge out front?
Jesus, at the echo's ending
is my song still strong and true
or has it blended with the mudlark
and been lost in silver forests ?
Jesus, is an answer coming
to the prayers I prayed before
or should I repeat them now
and settle down to wait again ?
Jesus, pardon me for asking
but will you grant me one more hour
to your own or to my liking
so that I might work with you?
Too much was asked of one small virgin
that she should be an architect
and labor as a workman does
yet do so in an angel's guise.
Those of us who think ourselves experienced
are given scriptures as The Daily News
and told beyond all doubt that they are fact.
Present fiction has a truer ring
than some old writings of another time.
Men have sailed beyond the ocean's edge
and even walked out on the moon;
why not a virgin birth?
Well, there was no television then
and Norman Mailer has no notes
he scribbled at the scene.
Still, if man today can build with vision
and tear down with lack of conscience
yesterday's young virgin's giving birth
is hardly miracle enough to turn our heads.
The marvel is that some of us are still around
to celebrate this august birthday once again.
May your hand be full for always
if only with another hand.
May your heart be empty only
long enough to give you cause
to fill it up again with love.
May your soul be lost to you
only to be found by God.
-from "The Carols of Christmas," 1971
THE LAST WORD
In Pennsylvania, two Amish men were arrested for distributing cocaine. "Police got suspicious when they noticed a horse pulling a Camaro."...Conan O'Brien
(Submitted by Eric Yeager)