This is NOW! Next Now … What NOW? Baby Breathe!
We talk, as we walk paths curving through city sanctuaries, thru the streets
and speculate on future memories, planned retrospectives, looking back on
the “good ole days” as comfortable as slumbers on the family couch.
Now, there’s no resting until the work of peace and love is done.
This is NOW! Next Now … What NOW? Next Step!
Here, the steps never retreat as we discuss the themes of today’s war and
bygone friends, as leaves of a single season float earthward on the path
before us, while a lonely few on outstretched branches, hold on for dear life,
forgotten by pale siblings who have surrendered on the sidewalks, streets
and neighboring lawns. These are memories left behind, while some pain
remains: like broken teddy bears in toy chests and dried flowers, forgotten
on the coffee table. There’ll be no place for better times until the works of
rediscovered love and friendship are done . . .
Excerpt from the book, “ENOUGH say their names.”
Ronald Montgomery is a St. Louis born activist, linguist, educator, musician, photographer and poet. As a world traveler, who has lived for many years in foreign lands, he often speaks of his extended family which circles the globe. He has completed several degrees, but his proudest title is “Dad.”
In his military and business careers, Ronald is an accomplished Human Relations/Leadership and Management Development trainer/facilitator and project manager. He has developed and delivered training programs for organizations such as the Department of Defense, the National Security Agency, the U.S. Military and Xerox Corporation, to name a few. His training experience has spanned more than three decades across several continents and has touched thousands of students. His focus is on helping individuals and organizations to develop personal and corporate habits respectively, that eliminate barriers to effective communications and help to establish and maintain meaningful trust-based relationships.
Ronald is an author who has written and published 13 volumes of his poetry. A central premise of his writing is that positive intentional living and developing meaningful connections to others is self-perpetuating. This process is beneficial to every aspect of society regardless of the culture. He goes a step further as he pushes the boundaries of life’s experiences to expose the connectedness of human desires for friendships, community, and loving relationships which only deepen with the acceptance of diversity. His books are available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.