Like dust in an old house,
The bustle and busyness settles.
Quiet takes over as
Loved ones take their leave.
Flotsam emerges in colorful bits
Of tinsel and paper
As he wanders through
Empty rooms.
Shadows of melancholy
Edge the memories kindled today;
Loneliness waits in the wings,
Ready to take over the night.
Then your Spirit speaks to remind-
Love is the “why” for the occasion,
Eternity is the gift,
And “alone” is a myth.

Little Rebellions


I won’t do it
Live hate and negativity
Telling the children
This is all your life can be
Acting like goodness
Is false – ain’t no positivity
I won’t shut doors
In the face of possibility
Wear blinders to
Kindness, love, and generosity
Close my eyes
To the joyous world it could be

I won’t drink it
The poison of animosity
Shrink my mind
Like little bottles of hostility
Spread the darkness
Of media hypocrisy
I’ll fight it
With everything I can be
Believing in
Faith, hope, and eternity
Giving freely
What little bit I can of me
I won’t give up
On a hill a light I’ll try to be
Live fully
This blessed life God gave to me

We hold out
Our hands and hearts to one in need
We lift up
Our fellow man from murky deep
Fight despair
Allow a little dignity
With open minds
Practice sensitivity
Bring happiness
And grace and love and charity
So much more
Than in our most amazing dreams
When we know
This human race is family
Then we spark
The flame of peace and harmony

-KJ Roe

A Bit of Wisdom

Are we going to be brave, dignified and unselfish? Or will we forget our human dignity?


Wisdom from a man who endured the most terrible kind of suffering and persecution, including starvation, abuse, torture, and losing his beloved wife, imprisoned in concentration camps during WWII:
“The way in which a man accepts his fate and all the suffering it entails, the way in which he takes up his cross, gives him ample opportunity – even under the most difficult circumstances – to add deeper meaning to his life. It may remain brave, dignified and unselfish. Or in the bitter fight for self-preservation he may forget his human dignity and become no more than an animal. Here lies the chance for a man either to make use of or to forgo the opportunities of attaining the moral values that a difficult situation may afford him. And this decides whether he is worthy of his sufferings or not.”
– Victor Frankl
We all have that choice every day. Will we be brave, dignified and unselfish? Or will we forget our human dignity?