in tears because the innocent have to die in this country, theirs, and others in tears because many put gifts above their own happiness their own needs in tears because politicians, like children bicker, squabble, then smiling stand on the wreckage of a once beautiful country In tears because Aboriginal … Continue Reading Shed

Rescues Me

in forty-eight years beheld, these eyes joy, grief, love, angst, melancholy of widest shades in exhaustive measures external are triggers of delight, woe, adoration yet I know within me stems worry, depression subjugating friendless isolation vexing my most patient friends, family how very bleak it seems till a child’s smile … Continue Reading Rescues Me

War, Washes Out Good Common Sense

war, the bastard cousin of hate on winged, angry cherubs clutching immense patience out-waits peace for opportunities frequent their crooked tooth smile knowing our weakness our violent propensities brim his fiery chasm unleashing untold griefs upon a scarred landscape © 2012 by DC Lessoway

Emotional Olympics

I was asked why do I tear up when I see someone win, or lose, or simply compete at the Olympics? I answered: not because I am a man, a Canadian, but because I am human. Understand, it’s not the race, game, competition being watched; it is the person who sacrificed … Continue Reading Emotional Olympics

Be Human, Not Inhuman

If even a few would: Under no circumstances assume someone is, or is not okay. Under no circumstances project their own feelings onto another. Under no circumstances believe they can “fix” someone. Under no circumstances force their opinions, thoughts and beliefs onto another. With complete impunity accept who they are, … Continue Reading Be Human, Not Inhuman

My Canada

From West to East a voyage to witness invigorating breezes in spirited rain forests unsullied waters raging through canyons of grace standing watch, the mountains of rocky nobility breathe in, see the azure over sprawling prairie wheat baskets paddling streams, rivers, lakes of teeming wildlife quieted, forever stretching tundra of … Continue Reading My Canada