Earth tears

earth tears

i’m sure the oceans
are made of tears,
when the world weeps
we say our prayers,
and the mountains writhe
in agony
because of Earth’s
catastrophes!
the trees sway
in mourning,
loss of consciousness
let’s heed the warning….

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Heaven’s tears

Prayers for Mogadishu…

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

crimson rivers

Heaven’s tears
touch the earth,
crimson rivers,
crying is heard.

Infused with cruelty,
fear spreads,
too much blood
is being shed!

In a world of misery,
our hope gets lost
disaster upon disaster
we count the cost!

Look to the heavens
from whence our help comes.
Love each other
until the pain succumbs!

Joy

“Joy has to do with seeing how big, how completely unobstructed, and how precious things are. Resenting what happens to you and complaining about your life are like refusing to smell the wild roses when you go for a morning walk, or like being so blind that you don’t see a huge black raven when it lands in the tree that you’re sitting under. We can get so caught up in our own personal pain or worries that we don’t notice that the wind has come up or that somebody has put flowers on the diningroom table or that when we walked out in the morning, the flags weren’t up, and that when we came back, they were flying.”
― Pema ChödrönAwakening Loving-Kindness

 

joy

in the mystical
i don’t always see
controlling forces
of gravity,
surrounding me
with love and light
shielding me
through darkest night

in the blizzard
when life turns bleak,
He tends my wounds
when i cannot speak.
i know peace
beyond
understanding
i’m not afraid
or ever abandoned

when evil conspires
to destroy,
the Divine lives
to bring me joy.
i am safe in His hold
Angels appear
to console

Blossoms red

I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.
― George Matheson

blossoms red 2

i beg, i plead
i ask You intercede
my substance ruined

i cry, i wail
an endless tale
being only human

i petition, i pray
that You’ll find a way
to joy enfold

i know You’re there
please take my tears
i’m unconsolled

the nights are long
and i’m not strong
i need a friend

with eternal grace
reveal Your face
that pain might end

A World Ablaze

“May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder. ”
― John O’DonohueEternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong

the world ablaze

I’m guided into
colours,
of the iridescent sky,
saturated by splendour
my feelings intensified.

Cool and calm
forgetfulness,
infused in my being,
and zephyrs are blowing through me,
I am the air
that I breathe.

The green of the grass
filters wastelands,
and stones shout in praise,
while oceans roar with significance,
an Earthen
world ablaze!

I am one with
the shimmering firmament,
whispering
among the stars.
Sweet messages are heard
in the dark expanse,
of abiding memoirs.

The moon ushers me
into belonging,
moving through open places,
living in
utter gentleness
of a compassionate
destination!

The lightness of Being

Draw alongside the silence of stone
Until its calmness can claim you.”
― John O’Donohue

the lightness of being 2
losing momentum
forgetting the words
touched down in silence
scenes where light concurs

writing a new song
on interior walls
crumbling fixtures
destiny calls

hearts in accord
with darkness and light
echoing chambers
providence recites

crossing the chasm
onto holy grounds
minds unencumbered
by temporal sounds

overflowing with love
and lightness of being
mystical universe
other-worldly seeing