T.Byron K. 2013

Snowflakes

I always thought it was quite a miracle that
snowflakes, like us, are one of a kind creations
made by divine intention.
1/28/2021
T.Byron K. 2013

Peace Is A Choice

I still believe that peace is a choice because "peace is an attitude" as Mattie Stepanek would say. Choosing hatred is much like being stuck in quicksand and refusing anyone's help to the sinking end. Make the choice for peace today, and faith instead of fear. Refusing to acknowledge suffering or evil will never change what needs healing.
-T. Byron Kelly
1/21/2021
T.Byron K. 2013

Coal Miners

Most of my family (as far back as I can see) are originally from Eastern Kentucky (Pike/Prestonsburg) & migrated north to work in the coal mines in West Virginia and the Railroad in Roanoke Virginia. I am the great grandson and grandson of coal miners. -T. Byron Kelly

T.Byron K. 2013

The Beginning of The End

The forgotten
rose may
still travail-
last pale petals
turn cold
& shudder too
long now
into December.
The stilling
Autumn leaves
turn a fragile
brown beside
the darkening road.
Too quick
a wandering
cat avoids
my shadow
like a ghost.

After the
morning star
arose in our
hearts
the early dawn
was like
a new Heaven's
beginning.

12/14/2020
T.Byron K. 2013

Appalachia

Most of my family (as far back as I can see) are originally from Eastern Kentucky (Pike/Prestonsburg) & migrated north to work in the coal mines in West Virginia and the Railroad in Roanoke Virginia. I am the great grandson and grandson of coal miners


T.Byron K. 2013

Actual Change

Corporate endorsement in a region decimated by corporations for centuries is not necessarily a good thing. We do not need a profit driven popularity contest, we need actual change in Appalachia.