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Do Not Enter…


This poem comes from a prompt of Jill Badonsky.    “Write to expose those things that need light to be shed upon them.”

What are those place within and around that have a ‘Do Not Enter’ sign on them?

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It wasn’t hard to push at that mind space

The sign, Do Not Enter, was a lazy drape over the frontal lobe

Almost like it was ready to slip right out my open mouth

With a sudden blurt, an uninhibited want to speak the hidden

How many times had it been readjusted perfectly to ward that off?

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The mind was churning with want to expose

The  heart voice hoped to know better of it

The bubble and brew within the cranial housing

couldn’t hold the thoughts old and hungry for release

Readjusting the signs yet again hoping no one would knock

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Hoping that what needed to fly out into the open

could be contained

a little longer,

a little longer

just a little longer.

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Clarity’s want gave one hard pound on the bony surface

Took hold of that Do Not Enter sagging there

Flipped it off like a spider on a shoulder

Out rolled the hurt, the frustration,

The holding on for dear life.

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It wasn’t meant to hurt the beloved traveling The Path

Only to speak to what drives the hurt

What lays waste to  dreams

What shudders and boils old fear

And here we are blistered, peeling pain off

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Never was the want of clarity so unclear

There is no re-hanging the Do Not Enter

There is no taking back what needed saying

The sign fell and seethes in the pot of life’s letting go

Adding single drops of forgiveness to get it right again

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KINDNESS… a pantoum


There is no ponder to an act of kindness

Kindness comes as it will like breathing

It is the only pathway to peace and love

A lay down of all that holds us to fear and resistance

 

Kindness comes as it will like breathing

There is never a time it doesn’t caress the heart

A lay down of all that holds us to fear and resistance

Choices lead to consequences

 

There is never a time it doesn’t caress the heart

Fear stains the heart’s beat with certain death

Choices lead to consequences

Sequences, like bad habits need adjusting

 

Fear stains the heart’s beat with certain death

In your defenselessness your safety lies

Sequences, like bad habits need adjusting

How will you adjust to Kindness’s call?

 

In your defenselessness your safety lies

It is the only pathway to peace and love

How will you adjust to Kindness’s call?

There is no ponder to an act of kindness

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allowances


I think this is the longest I’ve gone with out laying out a post in the last two years.  Not for laziness.

I’m shifting.  Moving my inner workings about.  Re-calibrating.  Pondering next steps.  Anyone else feeling a new pull, a certain whisper on the wind?

For awhile it won’t be every day of diving into a moment with poetry.  I’m going to let the muse have me and wander me about in other places that words need to be written in.  I hope to allow it all to bubble and brew in this heart cauldron of mine.

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Allowances

 

Wash the dishes, clean your room

feed the dog, mow the lawn

Allowances were given

 

drop the glass, forget the errand

often late, missed the plane

Allowances were given

 

In the allow of this for the giving of that

In the allow of that for the misplace of this

in doing the right thing to the forgetting

 

Open to the allow it to happen as it will

In the generosity of the space not yet filled

up with doing and mind jumble

 

Where does it matter most on the life way

that allows possibility in the night and day

of what can be seen or hides in the shadows?

 

When allowance feeds the greater good

and gives the free flow a kind radiance

that lights the way for others.

 

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POETRY BLOCKED. me n’ Roald Dahl


26TH day… I think what I did might look clear enough.  Took a page from a Roald Dahl Book. and then I blocked out words to make some Haikus.

There are 3 of them, I separated them by the pink lines.  It’s challenging to read and more challenging block out and make any sense.  It was kinda fun.  I’ve done it long ago and forgot it’s what it is.  Makes my want DairyQueen and big Buster Parfait .   mmmm yummy

 

 

 

 

 

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HEALING HAIKU…


DAY 20, NaPoWriMo

LUNA

Inhale the Sunshine

Fill up on all that is light

Laze in your warmth

 

Fill the air with love

Exhale from an open heart

Inhale the Sunshine

 

No wander is lost

Pleasure in the getting there

No end to the trip

 

Pleasure the journey

Ease to the rhythm

No wander is lost

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This is your moment

Is your moment this?

Your moment this is

Moment this is yours

 

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Fear Or LOve… Boston, Texas, The World.


18th day, NaPoWriMo

 

I thought I might not ‘go’ to the tragedy of Boston, of Texas, the spots of angry fire, and fear, with all the pain of it, the anguish of it.  My inclination is to seek some joy past the horror and grief.  To not join in with the fear, to not feed it the food of my angry/sad feelings and still feel deeply, passionately, without avoidance.  Fear is not what I wish to feed.  And feelings are not for my evasion; necessary to have so they don’t build in my body and create a whole other kind of pain.  And in this mix of emotions stirred by personal and world events, I invite grace and gratitude, joy and peace, into the cauldron, while I stir in love and the spirit of Oneness that I believe we all share in.

 

I will not feed the fear

In the having of feelings

that get drench and expose

burned and seared with the

incomprehensible

 

Comprehending the allowance

of loss as it fills me

letting in what will tear

away in that vast salty

ocean of endings

 

Grateful for the salty

bouncy in the fear of

drowning rising to the

surface a buoy bobbing

seeking a safe shore

 

I will not feed the fear

in the having of feelings

that need to be felt

in the vulnerability

of living love expressively

 

Of rising to an angry

cause to pray away

unfathomable acts of

violence that feed the

fear and fearful

 

I will have my

sorrow

I will have my

rage

I will have my

Joy

I will have my

Peace

 

I will have all of me

And

Today

I will feed forgiveness

 

 

 

 

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FOR THE CHILDREN. FOR ME. FOR YOU


What I feed grows.  Bodily and spiritual nurturance comes with positive intake and outsource.  I choose to feed Love and Peace.  I choose Joy.  Tragedy needs Loving intent and especially needs the outpouring of Generosity of spirit, care and kindness.   A tragic boy with a twisted mind is as tragic as the dark depress he poured on innocence life.  I pray for them all.

I find myself practicing the Hawiian HO’oponopono, “Making it right”. I seek some part of the tragedy within myself, i.e., my loss of innocence, or maybe some piece within me that feels like a twisted mind moment . I identify it, I sit with it quietly, and give this prayer, ‘ I’m sorry. I forgive you, I love you. thank you.’ By healing my own inner demons, or painful loss of innocence, or whatever… I help heal the world.  And so it is.

 

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MEXICAN CEMETERY

Death of innocence..

I’m sorry. I love you. I’m sorry. Forgive me. I love you. Thank you

 

Twisted mind

I’m sorry. I love you. Forgive me. I’m so sorry. I love you. Thank you

 

Loss of loved ones

I love you.  I’m sorry. I love you. Forgive me. I’m sorry. Thank you.

 

War within and without

I’m sorry. I’m sorry. Forgive me. I love you. Forgive me. Thank you

 

Inner demons

I love you. I love you.  I’m sorry. Forgive me.  I’m sorry. I love you. Thank you.

 

Judgement

I’m sorry. Forgive me. Forgive me. I love you.  Thank you

 

Critique

Forgive me. I’m sorry. I love you.  I’m sorry.  Forgive me.  Thank you

 

Rage

I’m sorry.  I love you.  I love you. I’m sorry. Forgive me.  Forgive me. Thank you

 

Betrayal

I’m sorry.  I love you. Forgive me.  I’m sorry.  I’m sorry.  Forgive me. Thank you

 

No being enough

I love you.  I love you.  I’m sorry.  Forgive me.  I love you.  I love you.  I love you. Thank you

 

 

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