You see violence I see love broken You hear silence I hear love unspoken You see a world failing I see a world ailing It’s not falling apart It’s just a big broken heart Below and above So near, my dear, right here When I look around I see a gap and love can fill […]
I was afraid That my broken heart would never heal That when he left me I was destined to limp through the rest of my life, wounded But it didn’t happen that way Love goes on His love taught me about being lovable The love I’d felt helped me grow strong I was afraid That when […]
After a good day’s work Getting things done Running here and there After dancing, cooking, and washing my hair I settled in gratefully, gracefully Savoring the night Loving my life And that’s when I got the word My friends a half a world away Are in jail Accusations and denials And as of yet, no […]
From morning to night We work to make our lives better But then At the same time How many of us Have some addiction we are fighting And that addiction Is simply put Self harm Whether it’s too much food, Gambling or a shot in the arm Addiction Is simply Self harm We run run run […]
Seek and ye shall find Is not Seek and forever keep seeking It isn’t seek and forever be lost, wandering, confused, grasping No Seek and ye shall find A way to feel at home Seek and ye shall find A way to not feel lost anymore Seek and ye shall find That the light you […]
A Story about one child, one of 22,000 homeless kids in NY Why do some kids have not even the most basic needs covered? What is it like to live such a life? In this New York Times article, Andrea Elliott tells the story of one girl. Unforgettable read.
Home is wherever I am The return address On this letter Here is where I’m supposed to be now And tomorrow I’ll be doing This, or something better – About the poem: “This, or something better” is a phrase I picked up from my 12-step community. (I went through the Al-Anon program for families of […]
Her smile is her spirit meeting ours Her smile is the simple truth Her smile lingers in our hearts Her smile goes on Her smile .. About the poem: A friends’ teenage daughter recently took her own life. In thinking about such a short life, when we think of a smiling face we can see […]
The caterpillar Stops eating, stops crawling, then Spins a quiet hope .. About the poem: It’s not continuing the same busy way of life that brings change. It’s the stopping, the quiet, the hope that things can be different …much different, much better. This is what allows the changes we seek.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uatCU8QzdyA?wmode=transparent&autohide=1&egm=0&hd=1&iv_load_policy=3&modestbranding=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&showsearch=0&w=500&h=374] Video: His Eye is on the Sparrow Why should I feel discouraged, Why should the shadows come, Why should my heart feel lonely – sung awesomely, wonderfully by the Mississippi Children’s Choir (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)