Posted in News, Poems

Rainbow Hues

When mind is full
But stomach empty
Mindfulness
Becomes a burden

When mind is empty
And tummy full
Mind your own business
Don’t become a burden

Don’t let contempt
Shade our world in red
Don’t let compassion and respect
Be principles of the past

Trust in yourself
Believe in others
And color through cultures
In rainbow hues

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Posted in Poems

Breathe

~

When life

throws rocks at you

and you feel scared,

dodge

and play ball

~

If the trees

grab with wood fingers

try to hold you down,

smile

and hold their hands

~

When the wind

swishes your clothes

entangles your limbs,

dance

and hold it tight

~

Breathe, my child

breathe

live

feel

~

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Posted in Poems

Gentle Sentinels


When life’s too much
and tears at the fabric
of your soul
take a breath
and slow down
to the heartbeat of the trees
Feel their blood
dripping gently
through bole and limb
Feel their roots
digging down deep
into Mother Earth
stretching out
to brothers, to sisters
Feel their arms
reach for the skies
gently rocking
to the playful wind
among their fingers
the bark tough but alive
Ground your feet
plant your toes
surrender your weary thoughts
to these gentle sentinels
Feel one
become one
and let go
All life is connected
and offers freely
draw strength
from us all

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For Nancy & Bert

Posted in Personal, Poems

Angel

Today an Angel was born
in hope transformed
from woman and daughter
to memories

Hollow arms, empty
crave for her warmth
they stretch, defeated
in search of her presence

Patches of laughter
echo through silence
in light and shadow
her energy is captured

Forever young
Forever loved
Forever
Angel

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For Nancy and Paul, who lost their daughter Heather.
She is now reunited with her brother Declan.
Much love,
Marion

Posted in Poems, Writing101

Lost

Lost in memories
I am so sorry
that you could not love
my loved ones more
the ones I care about too
whether two or four legged
the ones I can’t
I won’t
live without

You were part of my life
but day by day
you drove me a little bit further away
until you could no longer reach me
until I shut down, and out
slammed the doors to my heart
shut tight
to stop the bleeding

I care about you still
but can not share my life
with you anymore
I need more
I am more
than what you want me to be
let me be
I need to be
me

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I wrote this for Writing 101: Serially Lost: Today, write about a loss. The twist: make this the first post in a three-post series.