roaddog forest feast

Tom Boland (
Wed, 24 Dec 1997 17:47:25 -0800 (PST)

I have seen roaddogs combine their pennies and dumpster-dived carrots
And feast among drums in the forest.

I have seen angry people walk off and talk,
and return to the circle as friends, ready for decisions.

I have seen dreams of mutual aid burst forth, where hope had been sparse,
to rally divided hearts to soothe and share and create.

I have seen my own hopes resurrect,
my own heart mended.

In this cruel season of commerce,
I have seen Friend give to friend,
And higher angels train demons into useful service.

What a blessing life is, despite our suffering.

(Happy HolyDays to all.  You are part of my family.  Thanks for your friendship.
--"Harmonica Tom" Boland)