Shi Sai Sunday’s Week in ReVerse – 24 July 2016

It’s Sunday and time to look at the week that was. Here in the US many of us suffered through the boisterous culmination of a campaign, also known as the Republican National Convention. Well, I might be a bit biased. Perhaps it’s time for a Disclaimer and Apology…

Dear World,
Though it may be obvious, I feel compelled to mention that I am not of Republican Christian Right persuasion. That being said, please accept the apology of this bleeding heart, progressive liberal for the ugly spectacle that fomented across the airwaves from our broken country this past week.

There is an alternative reality that exists here…one of an inclusive, compassionate, respectful, peace and freedom-loving nature. And while we always knew that there was a dark poison lurking deep in the heart of our nation, I don’t believe any of us truly understood the pervasiveness of it until now.

If you are a praying person, please remember us (even as we remember you each time peace is ripped apart by violence or unrest and division where you live…this week, we remember our neighbor’s in Munich…)

It’s easy in the face of darkness to lose hope…but…(I love the word “but”) …but I also know that there is enough love and light in this world to overcome the darkness. It just takes a spark!

Peace, love and healing to us all. I believe in our capacity for goodness and I am inspired by your light. Shine on!

Shi Sai Sunday’s Week in ReVerse – 24 July 2016

We pray trusting that God is listening but…
intriguingly impressive
You never know what treasures you might find in a strange new place!
It gets the brain clicking and inspires.
Even when the price is great, good eventually overcomes evil
Those who are naive
Enough was enough
to guide them through the dark of night

Pray For Munich ❤️
While everyone watched in horror
Living in the light
dredg(ing) through stagnant surfaces
offers escape for the wise.


The Shi Sai, (formerly known as a ReVerse) is a form created by Kat Myrman in April 2016. It is a poem created by taking one line of verse from several poems of an author’s own collection. The shi sai is done as a review of a series or collection of poems and therefore, each line should flow in chronological order of the dates the poems were written (from oldest to new). The lines chosen should be the author’s favorite from each poem. This form works best if the author resists the temptation to read the full new poem before all the verses have been added. (It helps one to resist the impulse to change a line to make it “fit”.

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