to citizens of secret kingdom

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”   – Jesus  (John 16:33)


what have you to fear?

suffering betrayal and injustice by ones you trusted

evil gaining power to wreak havoc and violence


what have you to cheer?

love, grace, forgiveness…received and given

good stands stronger than evil and will overcome


peace has your back!


A quadrille with the word “cheer” and something secret…linking to dVerse poets pub!


overripe for freedom?

Current events quadrille for the Nicaraguan people…and dVerse!


Nicaraguans are



image from pinterest


taking it to the streets;

cobblestone city streets,

paved with “somoza” stones

of past dictatorships;

socialism promised

justice but in reality

cobbled the people

who’ve had enough

of corruption and

being lorded over by

self-serving politicians

who bury citizens

under bureaucracy.

contempt of court


in June, the bridal month,

five wise-in-their-own-eyes

justices rule supreme injustice;

deny reality’s own design,

declare bride is unnecessary

to have a wedding — absurd

as the emperor’s new clothes.

our founding fathers gave their

best to balance the powers that be.

We-the-people lament loud over

the proud actions of judges

who bring the gavel down

on a rainbow bully pulpit;

over-ruling states’ rights,

the Constitution, even

basic common sense.

Does anyone see the

naked shame of tyranny?

Justice Alito, in dissenting opinion, observed that “even enthusiastic supporters of same-sex marriage should worry about the scope of the power that today’s majority claims. Today’s decision shows that decades of attempts to restrain this Court’s abuse of authority have failed… All Americans,” he concludes, “should worry about what the majority’s claim of power portends.”

(quote from July 6, 2015)