The Carpenter’s Walls

The Carpenter’s Walls

You and I are the walls of this house,
and our parents form the roof.
Other people we know make the
other homes, Our feelings and attitudes
are the decorations on the walls,
and they change as we change.
Time is expressed in the moments
shared by our memories.
The condition of our house will depend on
the original designs of the Master Architect,
the quality of construction of the Carpenter,
and the repairs made while we
live together in our house.

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LSC Fraternity to get new woman member?

Karen Ladonnavich

Woman real estate executive sponsored for membership in unofficial Lambda Sigma Chi fraternity

For the first time in its history, the unofficial Lambda Sigma Chi fraternity at the World of words by Elias Tobias is considering a woman to be included in its ranks. One of first LSC brother Adrian parker has established himself as a major contributor to the website, and with this nomination, has suggested the all-male fraternity has become more like a professional or honorary type of fraternity.  Parker argued that if the boy scouts can allow girls in cub scouts and females in that organization’s leadership, then the Lambda Sigma Chi’s could include a qualified female.

Parker has nominated Karen Ladonnavich, a real estate executive and manager for a major real estate company with an office in Peoria, Ill., where Parker has been an insurance agency since the 1990’s.  He has successfully built up his agency to the point where he and his wife and four children from their marriage and past marriages have moved to a new house, brokered of course, by Ladonnavich.  By now, most of the children have moved away and started their own families.  The new residence has become “grandpa’s house” and Adrian his considering an early retirement to play the new role as a grandparent.

Parker and Ladonnavich are members of a Peoria -area chapter of an organization called BNI, that stands for Businesses Networking International, which thrives on its members referring business to each other, and the referrals are measured in dollars.  Over the years, the homes Ladonnavich has sold were sometimes insured by Parker’s business, and Parker brought her new clients as well.  As members, they got to know each other as friends and he discovered her hobby of writing poetry.  After a review of her work and other later discussions, Parker has made a formal nomination to include her as a member of the unofficial Lambda Sigma Chi fraternity.

Copies of her portfolio of work have been sent to the other members of the Lambda Sigma Chi fraternity, and the work will be considered for two months.  By the first week of July, the vote of the membership will decide if the all-male group will have its first female member.

 

 

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

I look around, and time
goes by in a blink of an eye,
and it’s hard to believe what
I have seen.
I feel like I’ve lived 100 lives
in one, and each carnation
is a different reality, yet each
one somehow seems the same.
This chameleon changes the camouflage
to survive, with tan to the sand
and white with the snow.
Yet I know that it’s me in
those pictures taken long ago.
My journey continues, with each
day different than the one
before, building on the knowledge
and experience gained
in each of the past lives.

 

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Sooowat

Sooowat

The parking lot salesman sells his stock
from the inside of a coat, and wears his
job out on his arm. Sooowat!

The clouds cover the sky, still the Madame
says the stars line up with some planet
and my future is bright. Sooowat!

The anchor weighs the news that all the
nation needs to see; death, violence, and
the President is on the TV. Sooowat!

Michael Jackson sells Nth billion album and Liz
Taylor has a new man. A court has declared
Elvis is officially croaked. Sooowat!

Stocks go up or down, and junk bonds are
thrown away. Municipal bonds are tax-free,
and T-bills are the thing. Sooowat!

Old-time religions are going out, the new-
fangled evangelists are in, and Catholics are
holding on to their God. Sooowat!

Rap music has become state-of the-art, and
pop music is losing air from it’s balloon.
Now the country is country. Sooowat!

The weatherman says there’s not much of
a chance of rain, and the weekend holiday
will be a reason for a good time. Sooowat!

The ad says this cleaner is supposed to be
the best, and that car can perform every
consumer-demanded test. Sooowat!

A bearded man in a hat looks for a job on
the corner of the intersection, holding a
“homeless” card in his hands. Sooowat!

All I need is took keep my car working,
make sure I get to my job on time today,
and keep my wife and kids. That’s wat!

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The Brass Ring

The Brass Ring

I go on
doing what I can
day after day.

I go to work,
then I go home
to rest and play.

But I’m still watching for the
brass ring to fall
(fall, fall, fall) from the sky.

So I could be watching for that
brass ring to fall
(fall, fall, fall) until I die.

 

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Hole in my heart

Hole in my heart

There’s a hole in my heart,
And the pages in the past keep on turning.
The love that was lost keeps on burning.
I just can’t understand why
You don’t want me for your man.
I can’t live my life without you.

Things are not as simple as they seem to be.
It’s convenient to invent another reality,
But the past resurfaces eventually,
Since keys to memories remain daily.
Fingerprints on the scene are obviously
Evidence she did the crime convincingly.
Like a cake, layers of lies raise possibilities,
And suspects’ motives twist ironically,
So much, it makes for a movie mystery.
At the end, she walks away, innocently,
But that is never the end of the story.

There’s a hole in my heart,
And the pages in the past keep on turning.
The love that was lost keeps on burning.
I just can’t understand why
You don’t want me for your man.
I can’t live my life without you.

Things are not as simple as they seem to be.
Sign with a stamp, and enter automatically
A million dollar sweepstakes or lottery,
But the odds of losing are mathematically
Decided, and, of course, done legally.
The real winners are a strange minority.
Costs of winning transfer to the majority,
And the promotion is done effectively.
Business incomes increase exponentially.
There will be those who want things free,
But that is never the end of the story.

There’s a hole in my heart,
Yet love for my wife keeps on beating.
The pain I feel inside keeps on hurting.
I just can’t understand why
You don’t want me for your man.
I can’t live my life without you.

Things are not as simple as they seem to be.
Time and again, humans ignore history,
And try to extend their possibilities.
World resources are used inefficiently,
And many people suffer, consequently.
Aided with more machines and technology
Countries connect by a complex economy.
Governments try to work together politically,
But strengthen their power with the military.
Life would be better if we lived in harmony,
But that is never the end of the story.

There’s a hole in my heart,
Yet love for my wife keeps on beating.
The pain I feel inside keeps on hurting.
I just can’t understand why
You don’t want me for your man.
I can’t live my life without you.

Things are not as simple as they seem to be,
When it comes to relationships romantically.
Who we love or hate is found astrologically.
Teenagers deal daily with changes in puberty.
Feelings and emotions are expressed musically.
Years of childhood disappear dramatically
Birth rates are proof of love’s popularity,
And more marriages are mixed racially.
The definition of what makes a family
Is challenged in county court rooms daily,
But that is never the end of the story.

Things are not as simple as they seem to be.

There’s a hole in my heart,
And the pages in the past keep on turning.
The love that was lost keeps on burning.
I just can’t understand why
You don’t want me for your man.
I can’t live my life without you.

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Are you related to George Washington?

Are you related to George Washington?

I remember when my mother did
some research in our family ancestry,
and she found out we were part of
hundreds related to George Washington.
I remember a picture of him, a young
surveyor’s son with the ladies,
a future father of America, a general
and president George Washington.
I’ve always liked history and this is a
fun fact to for me to know,
a connection to the man on the
dollar bills I use, George Washington.

 

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Rainbow of Love

Editor’s Note: This is the only poem that my wife has written to and for me.

Rainbow of Love

My love for you is like a rainbow.
It’s a never ending circle of love
with you at the center of its existence.
The shades of the rainbow range from
bright to dull, as do my emotions.
They are bright and lively when you are near.
They are subdued, even perhaps dull,
when we are apart. The colors of the
rainbow reflect my passion for you.
My passion ranges from hot red,
Whenever you touch me, to cool blue
when we have to part. And like God’s
promise of the rainbow to all men,
for all time, let the rainbow be a
visual reminder to you of the promise
from my heart, to love you for all time.

To my beloved Mike: Patty

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Night Becomes Day

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A poem by Brother Kyle Morgan Stewart

Night Becomes Day

The hunter becomes the hunted
just as night becomes the day.
The predator’s killing instincts
are used to survive in their own way
when another views the hunter
as just another meal, it’s daily prey.
Despite this unique law of nature
man blends black and white into gray,
causing the balance of nature to
change, to be altered and sway.

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I can feel the strong winds blowing

I can feel the strong winds blowing

It seems like I’ve been here before,
but really this is a new place to stay.
I’ve lived here nearly a year now,
and I think I should be on my way.
I’ve been on my own for a long time.
and no place has felt like a home.
I have a paying job, and a box of an
apartment I come back from work alone.
There are people I work with and know,
but their faces seem to be the same,
and whenever I leave here again,
I will probably forget their names.
I’m good at my line of work, and
I know just how to get along, but
there seems to be something missing,
like an ending to a fantastic song.
I’ve lived here nearly a year now,
and I think I should be on my way.
I can feel the strong winds blowing, and
the skies are turning cloudy and gray.

 

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