The world is crazy now
Because it’s captured Christmas
But in quiet streets from houses simply lit
Against all garishness and harshness,
It is released again
The ransom of the wise
Having been paid
By those who pray and help so much
C L Couch
I use C L Couch when writing formally because it is a version of my name that's genderless. And, frankly, easier for handwriting--I have a severe writer's cramp. In conversation, I go by Christopher, having been named for the boy who had the poly bear and finally being (achieving) fine with that.
I use small Xes all the time because WordPress won't let me cut and paste the text from my program page to this one. (Grrrrrr.)
I am a career educator, semi-retired due to disability. I live in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (USA).
The main photographs at this site (of the road, of me) were crafted by photographer and my friend Debra Danielson. A variety of her work is available for appreciation at
Thank you, lookers, hearers.--Christopher
January 8, 2018 at 9:07 pm
Beautiful writing agsin. Such serenity and calm in your writing. A finding of the peacefulness within the glamor and glitter, in the simpleness of Christmas truths.