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Sunday, November 15, 2015

What lies within : Poetry of reflection and heart


Thank you so very much for stopping by. I have just one poem today for my post, but it is a poem that reflects my mood lately. I have been thinking about family, about legacy, about love.
In this reflection I have also reflected upon spiritual themes and concepts. Things that give me hope, comfort, understanding and peace.
I have been remembering the feeling of things more than specific events. Does that make sense?
It's not just because the holidays are coming up. I have just had time to reflect lately. Writing my story has prompted that, as well as some quiet time in between substitute teaching jobs.
The past few weeks have been busier on the inside than on the outside!!
Anyway, I have one poem to share and I hope you enjoy.


I carry within myself
the memory of You-
all my senses rise
when the thought of you stirs my mind awake;
part of you I carry within my heart's desire
and as I go toward it
you are with me
within me as enthusiasm
peace, vision
even joy.
Early morning in the sunrise
I see your promise, your love
carry on

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Loving the person you've become

    Hi! Thank you for stopping by.

    For today's poem I was inspired by a quote. I love a good quote. One that inspires you and makes you smile or sigh in agreement. One that reverberates within your heart long after you have read it.
The quote I found for this week caught my attention because it speaks of inner awareness, self-respect, self-love, appreciation for just being. It is simple yet and profound in it's wisdom. See if it strikes something within you:

                          "I love the person I've become, because I fought to become her."
                                                                                                                                  Kaci Diane

    Wow. Can't you just feel the pride and understanding, the awareness, just oozing off the page?
Words like that take my breath away. Do you have a favorite quote, book or song that speaks to you like that? Simply amazing.

     In thinking about this, I was led to reflect upon my own journey. The journey we all take. How I am not the same person who used to be afraid of so many things. Who sees things so differently now.

     Taking up writing has been part of my journey and I am so glad I listened to the urging of my spirit and started to express myself through poetry. It has been life changing in many ways!

     I'll end today's reflection with a poem about this very topic. I hope you enjoy!


     I am unencumbered
     released and free
     of my past at last;
     standing upon the solid truth
     of love.
     My eyes are opened to truth-
     I see the path I took
     choices all my own
     led me to where I am;
     my openness to my inner light
     births a new self-designation-
     She who embraces possibilities.
     I feel the pull of yesterday
     seductive and comfortable
     yet my passion for this new Self
     gives me strength to persevere.
     I am new and strong
     giving myself all that I
     feel and know
     is my birthright.
     I shine