Posts tagged ‘living’
Settlers among the ruins
Of human sufferings
Looking for a place of refuge
From persecution and bitterness
That cut like a winter storm
Prosperity is never found
In the midst of void
Where one is afraid
Bind your time in chains,
and breathing will come no more.
Life will rust away.
Just a reflection of what I once was,
yet I still stand tall though I lean.
Time seems to have beaten me down,
but don’t feel sorry for me;
I ran long and hard so these feet deserve a rest.
My eyes have seen more than their fair share.
I’ve witnessed wonders and miracles,
and beauty beyond words.
The pain in a lifetime only intensifies
gratitude of the goodness one is gifted.
You, too, will reach that point of slowness,
a time that simply being silent and still
and knowing yourself inside more than out
is enough in itself…it is a deep wisdom
that comes with age and experience…
it comes to those who have truly lived.
When you see me as a gnarly and holey old woman,
I ask you to look again and see that I am holy.
I tell you to never forget life is sacred…
one day you will be here reflecting
upon the shell you once were.
Stems that hold life
Fragile as flower petals
Dip and twist, rising forth
To greet the rising sun
This life we hold in outstretched hands
Is what we make of it
Do we live it in shades of gray
Or in breathing colors of nature?
Branch out and touch the world
Rise forth, wise one
Cusp this life in your hand
Step inside and live it out loud
just beyond the ocean waves
beneath shining sun.
How can time stand still
when worlds await to be explored
and your soul beckons?