Monday, July 27, 2015

Saturday, July 25, 2015

PRPG Hall of Fame

Cowboy Hall of Fame

Medora, North Dakota
Faces chiseled by age and sun
Gift shop
Painting of cowboys on the prairie
with Native American ghosts on horses
galloping across the bluffs.
Though it was expensive,
I regret not buying it. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

PRPG Disney World

Epcot Center at Christmas

The giant golf ball
Gathering of around-the-world buildings
Sculpted Disney Character hedges
A tall scantily decorated Christmas tree
Nineteenth century Christmas carolers
A thin Father Christmas
dressed in red velvet with white fur trim
saying a bunch of forgettable words.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

PRPG Notre Dame Cathedral

What If?

I’ve been alone
in large church buildings
at night
and I know
how creepy it can be.
What would it be like
to be locked up
in Notre Dame Cathedral
on a quiet
moonlit night?
The creaks, the statues,
the stained-glass shadows.
Would one
start believing
in ghosts? 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

PRPG Auschwitz


A ll my heart can do is grieve when I think of Auschwitz. It’s hard to
U nderstand how people can do such horrible things to other people.
S ometimes, I wonder about the things that are going on today.
C hildren beheaded, bodies torn in two between vehicles, mass shootings.
H eaven help us humans become more humane and stand against the horror.
W hen we have a chance to do anything to make things better, urge us on.
I ntervene, Lord. Rise up against the evil that’s taking place in this world.
T urn this around, Lord, and let Your name be glorified. Give us
Z eal for loving You and loving others. Even so, come Lord Jesus, come.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

PRPG San Francisco


The sixties Rice-A-Roni commercial
Emblazoned on my mind
The hills
The bell
The cable car
The cheery jingle
Rice-A-Roni a San Francisco Treat!
Better than potatoes!
I’ve never been to San Francisco.
I’ve never tasted Rice-A-Roni.
How did such a memorable commercial
not entice me to buy Rice-A-Roni?