Dear gentle heart You are a deep diver in a shallow world A refreshing presence to behold A relief from callousness, abrasiveness A balm to tender souls. You are unassuming and genuine A pursuer of continual growth Human and so easily relatable To hearts both young and old.
There is no need to see the horizon ahead Because here and now, there is hope Love lifting our tired shoulders Even as the way before us disintegrates. There is no need to know what will be Because here, in this wondrous moment, There is peace settling into our souls Even as tomorrow begins toContinue reading “Here and Now”
The world as we know it has turned upside-down And we are walking like strangers inside a foreign town Familiar streets now laced with traces of fear Trying to find our roots again in spaces once held dear It’s like we are close to arrival but not quite yet Hearts remembering traumas our brains attemptContinue reading “Milestones”
Songs that feel like sunlight!
Eventually we begin to accept the rhythm of life Between the collision of each crashing wave And the soft, peaceful lulls of recovery Learning to balance ourselves in the in-between Functioning even as the next wave builds Exercising unwavering hope in what will be While accepting the reality of future downfalls That there is neverContinue reading “Resplendent”
Coming back to life From the cracks in the ground Where I had buried my awakened self. Rising slowly from the ashes Tending to my own weeping wounds Rescuing the parts of me long lost To the contingencies of human experience. Learning to savor life Armored, apprehensive, autonomous, But with a soft and tender heartContinue reading “Coming Back to Life”
I am nothing if not teachable, So teach me, dear soul, Remove the blinders from my eyes Bring awareness to this naive mind Allow me the rewarding experience Of transforming ignorance Into openmindedness. I am nothing if not reachable So help me to reach you, dear soul, Show me how to create a safe sanctuaryContinue reading “Teachable”
Even tired eyes And burdened shoulders The ever-present worries And the downward pull of health Cannot take the light away from me. No person, event, or condition No barrage of unrest No persistent attempt to derail Could ever silence the hope in me.
As we float along, We learn the capacity of our fortitude Understanding our limitations Deciphering our soul’s longings As we surrender to the flow of life Unsettled but uncontrolled by circumstance Keeping an inner anchor steady When the rapids rage When the rain pours When there is no other choice Than to allow the streamContinue reading “As We Float Along”
I stepped into the sunlight And all at once My soul began to thaw As if it had been parched for light. I am learning to stand On my own trembling feet Expecting nothing, wanting nothing Just relieved to be alive Still able to feel sunshine on my face And hope for humanity in myContinue reading “Sunlight”