Soul-Searching (Haiku Series #183)

Edge of Darkness

Harsh rhetoric harms

Angry political camps—

Nation tears apart

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Stepping Forward

Division falls back

Country must always come first—

Democracy breathes

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Time for Compromise

Conflict’s stormy waves

Navigating nation’s course—

Finding common ground

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Life’s Handbook (Haiku Series #160)


Life’s puzzling game board

Patience offers solution—

Much improved focus

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Trauma’s darkness reigns

Deepest burdens lock up life—

Love offers its key

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Accepting life’s flaws

Turning to another page—

Conscience walking free

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We the People

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“We the People” drafted

Constitution crafted


Forefathers build nation

Democracy’s station


Living in common cause

Unity never pause


Choosing “We” over “Me”

Finding means to agree


America’s ship sails

“We the People” prevails


World War II fought and won

Nation working as “One”


Sacrifices show pride

Freedom’s devoted ride


Imperfect union lives

Unselfish people give


What’s happening today?

Are we losing our way?


Debating common sense

Rhetoric becomes tense


Choosing “Me” over “We”

Lady Liberty flees


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Charles Stanley Quote

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Good intentions aren’t enough to make a proposed plan right.  Learn to appreciate your conscience–God’s gift of an internal warning system–and heed its admonitions.

From 1 Timothy 1:18-19:  “I am giving you these instructions, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies made earlier about you, so that by following them you may fight the good fight, having faith and a good conscience.  By rejecting conscience, certain persons have suffered shipwreck in the faith.”

Josh Billings Quote

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Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.

From Hebrews 10:22:  “Let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with out hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.”