January 17: Holy Bible

January 17
Holy Bible

 46.

For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to yield fruit.

~Jeremiah 17:8

47.

For the Scripture says, “Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain,” and “The worker deserves his wages.”

~1 Timothy 5:18

48.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

~Philippians 4:8 (ESV)Money Matters.05b

January 17: “Ronald the Crankster” by Day Williams

RONALD THE CRANKSTER

 

The needle slips inside the vein,

The tubing tight around

The arm, and Ronald feels a rush

That lifts him off the ground

 

Of the men’s bathroom stall at the hall

Where bowlers knock down pins.

The needle and the tubing go

Back in the pack. He grins

 

And springs out to the Reno street

To dumpster-dive and score

Once more in a parking lot

Near a casino floor.

 

“This is my change of lifestyle, cop,

I slam the speed and go

Outside to root in garbage, not

Like cranksters at the windows,

 

Listening to walls. I used to be

An alcoholic. . . . Why,

With all the tweakers round, stop me,

A long-time Reno guy?”

~Day Williams