Posted in life

I am enough

I planted my sorrow in trenches of light
speaking my grief on darkest nights
drying my tears in the setting sun
gathering in fields
I became undone…

I let my broken heart
blow me wherever
I sunk into the presence
of the unmeasured…
narrating my despair to all who heard
I grasped at kindness
I called on words…

I surrendered to my breath
when my doubts grew loud,
recounting my blessings
remembering my vows!

I paused awhile when times were tough
and started to believe
that I really am enough…


Posted in Poetry

World Poetry day…

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
― Mary Oliver

I am written into eternity
in lines of love,
seen by the angels
and fondly spoken of.

I’m greeted each morning
by the song of birds,
gathered into being
by the kindness of words.

I’m heard in the catacombs
when I silently pray,
celebrated in the heavens
every single day.

I’m touched by the memory
of all my joy,
found in dark places
I secretly avoid.

I’m comforted by the rhythm
of falling rain,
saturated with love
even through my pain.

Beloved by the earth
as I lay me down,
adorned by nature
on holy grounds.

I’m promised faith
when I cannot see,
held by compassion
when I can hardly breathe.

And when I’m broken
and shut in by grief,
I can still sing the anthems of
a higher belief…


Posted in heroes

Human Rights Day South Africa…

The tragedy came to be known as the Sharpeville Massacre and it exposed the apartheid government’s deliberate violation of human rights to the world. The democratic government declared March 21 Human Rights Day to commemorate and honor those who fought for our liberation and the rights we enjoy today.

Posted in Joy

Catching a glimpse…

“We are one, after all, you and I, together we suffer, together exist and forever will recreate one another.”
― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Catching a glimpse
in a whimsical moment,
falling in love
with just a part
of an entire universe
of color.

the substance of love
has a movement of grace
when the water
touches the sky.

and I am part of this whole,
in a gathering
of something
truly beautiful!