Burden – Poetic Lament

Burden – Poetic Lament

Burdenfear nibbles at the edges of her soul, like a rataboard a sinking ship that leaks, lists and tipsbecause she has woken to face yet another pain filled day, unrefreshed in every wayher spirits are plummeting fast and her heartcontracts as she thinks about the...
Everness – Inspired by Psalm 23

Everness – Inspired by Psalm 23

Inspired by Psalm 23When healing oil was needed      for the wounds within my soul, When battered raw and bleeding,      I needed to be whole. When enemies surrounded me,      and all I knew was fear, My Shepherd came and found me,      and whispered, “I am here.” He...
Not The Way Things Ought To Be

Not The Way Things Ought To Be

It’s not the way things ought to beAnd yet the way things are,I look above and see a voidAnd not one single star.Then in the day the blue is grey,The winds of change are stilled,My heart it seemsMust die to dreamsI’ll never see fulfilled. It’s not...
The Gift of Pain

The Gift of Pain

Pain swallows hope whole, quashing anticipation, motivation, and strength as heartbeats tumble through our fingers   in a tempest of raging shame. Without hope, we wither, unmoored and disconnected from the Body, depleted. Yet in the beginning   was the...
Heliotropism | Poem

Heliotropism | Poem

Yesterday I drove by fields of sunflowers,their happy faces tracking the constant sun. All day, the stems, the east-facing halves,grow and lengthen, bending their flower heads in timewith the westward-moving light. All night, their west sides grow,oscillating their...

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