A Sad and Irrational Irony: A Poem – 7 October 2016

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NOTE: I do not support Mr. Trump! A Sad and Irrational Irony Inaction fostered by division grinds the nation down. A sad and irrational irony grips the nation angered by inaction. Anger fosters division Division fosters inaction Inaction fosters anger …

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Sweet Nothings of Prophecy: A Poem

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Sweet Nothings of Prophecy Deep in my heart of hearts, in the deep soul of my being, I am filled with doubt. Is this the way it’s all supposed to work itself out and does anything I do or say …

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The Permanent Unavoidable: A Poem

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The Permanent Unavoidable It’s there all the time and won’t go away A permanent reality now Unavoidable Unmistakable Unshakeable Sometimes I almost don’t notice it Then the news will report a death Or a song will excite a memory Or …

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The Sun Lifts: A Poem – 9 August 2016

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The Sun Lifts Oppressively soft the morning mist – the mourning mist the funereal fog – hangs a pall over the casket of the day. The doves coo their sorrowful plaint and even the ravens – their undertakers’ frock coats …

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The Perfect Scorecard: A Funeral Homily (James McKee, 28 July 2016)

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston at the funeral of James William McKee, July 28, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the …

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Sincerely Held Religious Belief: A Sonnet (27 May 2016)

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Sincerely Held Religious Belief “But what is truth?” the Roman prefect sighed; and was not answered by sincerity. The heartfelt falsehood is still just a lie, while truth invites to uncertainty. A sincerely held religious belief – a rattle portending …

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Good With Death: A Pastor’s Lament ~ A Poem (23 May 2016)

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Good With Death: A Pastor’s Lament They say I’m good with death; I do death well, they say. “That was lovely,” they murmur as they go. At the reception, I sip my wine (No, I don’t! I guzzle it. I …

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Maple Leaf Colors – A Poem (23 May 2016)

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Maple Leaf Colors And so I wandered through the day picking bits of plans strewn across the floor Sunlight filtered maple leaf colors illumined forgotten schemes again The cat looks up lazy amber eyes questioning what did you expect? they …

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A Wedding Homily – Sunday, 15 May 2016

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston at the Blessing of the Civil Marriage of Christopher William White and Robert William Powell, May 15, 2016, to the people assembled at First Congregational Church, 91 South Main …

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Stairway to Heaven – Sermon for Easter 4C – April 17, 2016

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==================== A sermon offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 17, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day …

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