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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Northbound

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A poem by Brother Levi Jacobs

Northbound

Fortunately, the other lanes have
blended into one on this
highway to heaven,

but I have a devil of a time with
those on the southbound
lane trying to cross the center
line.

An accident in the northbound
could cost a person the
ultimate fine in the Final
Court of Life.

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No Mail Today

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A poem by Brother Kyle Morgan Stewart

No Mail Today

Today my mailbox was empty,
such an unexpected thrill.
I already got my magazines to read,
and I don’t need any more bills.
The vacancy was a real relief.

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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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Put the Blame on Me

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A poem by Brother Rufus McDougal

Put the Blame on Me

If you are going to blame anyone.
just put the blame on me.
I should have been with you more often,
not places I needn’t be.
I’m sorry if I caused you any pain,
My vision wasn’t clear to see.
Like the saying goes, I couldn’t
see the forest for the trees.
Your eyes can see through to my heart,
and it is your love I need.
If you are going to blame anyone.
just put the blame on me.

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Or I Don’t Have You At All

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A poem by Brother Bill Kelso

Or I Don’t Have You At All

There have been lovers in the past,
but I can’t remember their first names.
Being with someone was important then,
and I treated it like it was just a game.
I was merely a child then,
wishing that I would quickly get old.
I searched for a time I’d find who
would let me wear their ring of gold.

Now all the cards are drawn.
The chips are on the table,
and it’s time to fold or call.
Either I win your love tonight,
or I don’t have you at all.

Other men want your affections.
All they want is to hold your hand.
If you give me just one more chance,
I will prove to you I can be your man.
I can’t say exactly what the others see,
but as for me, I am color-blind.
I can feel the love you have for me
in my heart, my soul and my mind.

Now all the cards are drawn.
The chips are on the table,
and it’s time to fold or call.
Either I win your love tonight,
or I don’t have you at all.

Remember that night together when we
first met, camping under the stars?
We talked about our dreams that time
and thought together we would go far.
The fire glowed full over your face,
and I heard you laugh with a smile.
The good times don’t have to end there.
The trail goes on a few more miles.

Now all the cards are drawn.
The chips are on the table,
and it’s time to fold or call.
Either I win your love tonight,
or I don’t have you at all.

I need you love more than you
can ever really understand.
Now you look away, close your
eyes and shake your head “no”.
I am pleading with you to just
give our love another chance.
You say you are in a hurry,
and it’s time for you to go.

Now all the cards are drawn.
The chips are on the table,
and it’s time to fold or call.
Either I win your love tonight,
or I don’t have you at all.

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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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