Broken vows

Come, come, whoever you are.
Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving—it doesn’t matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times.
Come, and come yet again, come, come.

—Rumi

dappled sunlightfaint droplets
of her taut breath,
entwined
in shadows.
she grasped quietude
in dappled sunlight
of mother earth,
and swung and turned
into a beginning…
her ending
never was,
and could it be prayer
that brought
her here,
or did the slow rise
and fall of earth
remain in belonging
of her conscious
thought.
when tentacles
spread
their darkness,
innocence could not
be forgotten
or erased
from the suffocation
of her mind,
and she turned to look
for a witness to her shame….
when all meaning
had disappeared
into the ether
of dysfunction,
no longer
her tranquil
blood
pulsed through
these disturbed
dreams.
she returned to
locations
of decay
beyond formations
of discovery,
where stars
lit the way
in dull acceptance.
her fate
written on unnatural walls
of emptiness,
shed tears
consumed by
isolation,
where upon
brotherly love
was discontinued
transfixed
by parental woes.
longing
was her only
acquisition.
she was sold into
silence,
wordless,
disfigured by
rejection.
documents
of learning
mattered more
than compassion’s
benevolent
distillation….
her broken vows
of secrecy
taunted her.
she grappled
again
with the unknowable,
her inner
voice
muffled,
she wrestled
to know
the beloved chime
of self-acceptance…

©allysoally2017

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a sea of holy breath

sea of holy breath

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.”
― Eckhart TolleThe Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

if i’m in a sea
it’s a sea of holy breath
an ocean of translucent love..
gossamer winds
of synchronicity
revive me..
benevolence pours over me
and i’m infused with
transforming rain..
comforting mists
of belonging
envelope me in tranquility..
i inhale
and i am inhaled..
surrounded by acceptance..
light infiltrates
and resonates..
i wallow in kindness
and compassion…..

©allysoally2017

Lessons in Leadership

madiba 8Be like the man
who cared for humanity,
he lived his life
in gentle humility.
Be like the man
who embraced
all religions
forgiveness his mantra
when he came out of prison.
Be like the man
who loved all people,
not judging their status,
he fought for freedom.
Be like the man
who never desired riches,
he shared his possessions
and built many bridges.
Be like the man
whose voice can be heard
from beyond the hills
a modest shepherd.
Be like the man,
who was prepared to lay
down his life,
to bring freedom to the masses
and make poverty decline.
Be like the man
who fought for his nation
loved by the world,
incredible gracious!

Teach me where the light is!

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
― Jalaluddin Rumi

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I’ve said
too much
and reached too deep.
I feel your tone,
will my secrets
keep?
Your eyes don’t lie,
they show disdain!
My deepest fears,
words can’t
explain!
Will your unblemished life,
show up
my flaws,
and why do I crave
your
vain applause?
I am reaching down
into
the bloody
mess,
plundering
inadequacies,
of which
I obsess.
My heart is qualified,
to feel the hurt,
as I grovel
in legions
of dirt.
My clenched fists
hold onto
the pain,
pouring agony
like torrential rains!
Bleeding out
flows with
sublime release.
Insane
perceptions
begin to deplete.
I’ve been ravaged,
more than I can bear.
Heaven
gathers
my persistent
prayers.
These muffled
sounds
coming from my life,
are crimson
rivers
of raw divine!

©allysoally2017

Earth Angels

“Earthly Angels do not allow other souls to dim their light; they just keep shining bright as the sun, for this helps other souls to reconnect with their own light and shine brightly too!”
― Molly Friedenfeld
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Thank you bright Angels,
who unveil the way,
you are a beacon of light
on leaden days.
As I steer my life
through murky seas
caught in hurricanes
my fear released,
and when I lose sight of the
faraway shore,
you bestow discernment,
my soul is restored.
I behold monsters
beneath the waves,
abandoned hope,
in tenebrous graves.
Fluorescent Angels
you illuminate the gloom,
and encapsulate hope
until my faith resumes.
To you glorious Angels,
who have touched my life.
You resuscitate truth
and reveal the Divine….

©allysoally2017