Overwhelming grace

“Dare to love yourself
as if you were a rainbow
with gold at both ends.”
― AberjhaniJourney through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

the light of the sun

I touched the sky,
but I could not feel.

Drenched my wounds
in pain that is real.

I’ve scorched my soul,
by the light of the sun.

Submitted to heaven,
a life undone.

I’ve known a love
that covers all sins.

Never lost the hope,
which eternity brings.

I’ve allowed judgment
to muddy my waters.

Seen outcasts weep,
in halls of the slaughtered.

I’ve buried my pain,
beneath pretence.

Been saturated by grace
that was heaven sent.

Some may know kindness
that leads to repentance,

Overwhelming grace
in shrines of transcendence.

I may be standing in
the ruins of my life.

But I was created worthy,
by the Divine.

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Tangerine sky

“Even after all this time, the sun never says to the Earth,
“You owe me.”
Look what happens with a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.”
― Hafiz

tangerine sky

tangerine overtones
beckon the night

an intoxicated mood
holds the light

making a spectacle
in a nonchalant sky

the outpouring of color
intensifies

submerged in the aura
of heavenly tones

the atmosphere gives way
to an amber flow

a divine perspective
of blushing hues

captures the essence
of glory infused

Freedom Day

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It was 1994,
in lines we stood.
We voted for freedom
and it was good.

Oh, happy day
of celebration.
Our hearts united
in jubilation!

Nelson Mandela
Father of our nation
He brokered peace
it was our salvation.

Remember his legacy
keep his dream alive.
Care for the poor
and let *Ubuntu thrive.

*One of the sayings in our country is Ubuntu – the essence of being human. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can’t exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our inter-connectedness. You can’t be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality – Ubuntu – you are known for your generosity.

We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole world. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity.
Desmond Tutu

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Happiness

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
Oprah Winfrey

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Happiness is swimming
in a warm ocean.
It’s a stroll on the wild side,
a loved one’s devotion.

It’s a fragrant forest,
the moon in full glow.
Life’s resonant praise
and letting it flow.

Sometimes it’s elusive
and hides in the dark.
Other times it awakens
with songs of the lark.

Happiness weaves into
the fabric of life,
the sharing of kindness and
contentment inside.

Its breath sustains us
till next time it visits.
Timeless laughter,
moments of no limit.

Mostly we try to hold it
and keep it in full view,
despite seasons of sorrow
it leaves residues.

Happiness sprinkles
into the cosmos of time.
It’s a constant remembrance,
of an eternal Divine.

©2017