He who is upstairs
is ubiquitous, watching
your every move
A Billion Years Ago
Iron oxide rose
The ground heaved and belched *
Rocky Mountains form
* “And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so.” (Genesis 1:7).
Banished from the Garden
I was banished from the garden for digging up the basil plants and throwing them into the fire. A temporary exile, but my heart was pierced, and my guilt, heavy. Such an addictive Asian herb, the "Tulsi" in Hindi diction (Sacred Basil), pungent and sweet, should be banished instead of me. What herb deserves such adoration? "Such a wonderful Italian herb," my food aficionado friends say. But au contraire, it was liberated by the Italians, who paired it with garlic, tomato sauce and thyme, olive oil and rosemary and lemon, finished with a refined Cabernet. I blame the South Philly Italians, the friends you gave me, who glorified this ancient herb, and so I burned it. To honor God . . . . Copyright © Donald Lindsey All rights reserved July 2, 2019
We say so long to our beloved friend today. We shall meet again in God’s Heavenly Courts. The doctors gave her eight months to live. She lived another eighteen years. Yes, she grappled with multiple symptoms over the years, but by and large, the cancer did not claim victory over a happy, productive, godly life. Praise the Lord!
See a haiku dedicated to my friend and God below.