A Modest Molehill of Four Poems

Source: Larry Cuban

like perfectly straight lines
does not exist in Nature
it’s manmade
and as with all the rest of our artifice
any slight excess here
ends up poisonously anti-human.


we all heard them say:
he couldn’t find his way
out of a wet paper bag
even his own life to save!
Ha!Ha!Ha! we all laughed
but who of us had 
love enough to ask
what poor old what’s-his-face
was doing there in the first place?


“Frank, rebuild my Church!”
“Say what?”
“You heard me.”
“But all I have is this little book
of origami paper.”
“That will do.”
“But it will hardly last.”
“Take a good look at history, Frank,
and tell me what of beauty
ever really does?”

Blessing for the Road

May every inch under foot
or under wheel;
may every stone kicked
by anger or by accident;
may every field passed
by speedily or somnolently;
may every whole and part
of your road be blessed:
the signs, the lines, the end, the start
and all the paved or dirty rest.

Greg Kennedy, SJ works as a spiritual director at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario. He is author of Reupholstered Psalms volumes I, II, and III; and Amazing Friendships between Animals and Saints (Novalis Press).

  • Eric Jensen
    Posted at 14:39h, 08 March Reply

    A post-birthday comment for the poet: keep on truckin’ man!

  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 14:44h, 08 March Reply

    Thank you so much Greg!

  • Barbara French
    Posted at 20:54h, 18 March Reply

    Brilliant…thought provoking…worth way more then one read…thank you!
    (Barbara Bishop, in another life)

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