Monday, February 28, 2011


Oh Bob,

a fallen comrade…..


How can I say “fallen”?

Rather saved,


gone to the light,

moved beyond

this mortal coil.

And for you, Bob,

“How is it?”

You who loved school,

and learning,

accomplished with degrees.

Have you already signed up

for your next courses?

Is it what you expected?

Our ribbons of prayers

coil their way up to your spirit,

as you look back with pride

at all the searching

and giving

you accomplished

in your 64 years here.

May your soul

thrive forward

in this new school.

Lizette Estelle Stiehr

February 28, 2011

Dedicated to Bob Evans,

a high school friend who just "passed over".

Monday, February 21, 2011


Once the Cumberland Gap
was a “new pass”.---
Later Lewis and Clark explored,
what the 5th dimension
native people lived,
but was “unexplored”.
The gold miners
flooded the “chilkoot trail
in the “last frontier.”

Now we study and pack,
make our reservations
and plan our 2012 journey.

What world are we
marching to,
reserving space in?
How much love,
how much kindness,
how much compassion
how much peace and harmony
does it hold?

How much is in your life today?

The ratio in 2012
will be what
you can hold,
Will be what you choose.

And your choices
are reflected in
where your heart
and head
spend their energy

What do you choose?

Lizette Estelle Stiehr
October12, 2012