Earth Day

Earth Day

On your beautiful earth day
That you graced us with the presence of
Your incarnation for this lifetime
Twelve years ago today
We were blessed with an earth angel
An old soul filled with wisdom
So kind and gentle
Abundant in compassion
Brought to help us heal this world
Part of a new force
With love your only weapon

I believe in magic

I believe in magic

They were dumbfounded and aghast
When I did confess that I do believe in magic
They did not understand how a grown human being
Of sound mind and reasonable intellect
Could have faith in something of childhood innocence
But I had to make it clear, I had to make it understood
Magic is not to be mistaken for illusionary games and such
To me it’s the beauty of the northern lights
The colours of the rainbow after a healing rain
And the automatic beating of our hearts
It’s the answer to a whispered wish, indeed a kind of prayer
And let us not forget the fairy folk and those unseen
For there is so much this world contains
That defies suitable definition or explanation
And these great glorious things that I have come to meet
In the recent journeys of my life
Are what I do consider to be magical
I do not doubt the possibility
Of being hexed nor blessed by spell
For words filled with intention
Will be heard by the unseen ones of this world
And magically manifested to this life
I believe in magic for a see it every day
And I wish a little of this wondrous magic
May come and bless your day

Light

Light

I woke this morning and snuggled in the warmth of my blanket
I breathed air with life giving oxygen
I spied a little sunshine through the window
Of the house that gave me shelter through the night
I woke having had time to rest and rejuvenate
To be fresh to start this new day that I am here for
Before leaving the comfort of my bed
I said a little thank you for all the things I have
I also asked the Universe for help in remembering
That I can find the light today in everything

Finding Purpose

Finding Purpose

Many days have passed me by
I know not what I’ve done with them
Nor what they’ve done to me
For I’m suffering from a disconnection
To this life I trudge through day by day
I see no progress and no purpose
To the things I have to do
I see no point in trudging further
In this doom and in this gloom

A butterfly lands on my arm
And flaps its wings in front of me
It flies away and back again
Inviting me to watch it go
I look up from the water’s edge
And see what it wants me to
The sunset fur of a female deer
Shackled fast into the ground
By nasty jaws of steel and chain

My heart cries out at this injustice
At the cruelty of mankind
To inflict upon a living being
Such pain and suffering
I step out of my weighted shoes
And run to give some aide
Releasing my new friend
And disposing of the trap of death
I see the light and meaning now.

Meditation

Meditation

I sat in silence trying to find answers
Clear your head and think of nothing they said
I was trying so hard, but my head was like a market place
Each thought screaming louder than the next
For each felt it needed more attention
See them as clouds and let them drift by
It’s okay that they come, but just let them go
They would not leave, details and decisions needed
I breathed in another deep cleansing breath
And puffed out the thought and blew it away
But another saw the opening and dived right in
Just like a driver in traffic filling a too small gap
I had to pause, slow down to let it in
I tried again to focus on the words
To breath and let my mind go clear
But my thoughts had other ideas
Every single one wanted to be heard at that moment
Like the end of season sale they’d all gathered in a frenzy
I hadn’t even realized there were so many waiting
I closed my eyes tighter, thinking I could shut them out
But they kept on coming, voices loud and clear
I opened up my eyes and stared at the candle lit in front of me
I saw the orange and the yellow and the purple and the blue
I watched it burn, I watched it dance, I just watched
And as I watched this fire mesmerized I stopped to think
I heard the silence of my thoughts, I found an answer there.

Teaching me

Teaching me

Thank you seems so insufficient
To express the gratitude I feel
For all that you have taught to me
I am the mom and thought I’d be the one to teach
But yet another lesson that I have learned
Is that you are one of my greatest guides
Sometimes gentle, subtle and discreet
And others harsh, painful and complete
Your instruction always a necessity
You came to me by choice
And for that I am so glad
To have you as my tutor and my child

Parting

Parting

I’m sorry if I hurt you for I never meant to
I had to walk away, I had to leave
Our paths were diverging, we were changing every day
The world was calling to me to come this way
I had to find my own path, I had to come and see
This is the way it was meant to be
I had to leave to set you free, also to find the real me
I’m still finding myself each and every day
I’ve already come such a very long way
I’ve only ever wished the best for you
For you to find the path that is your own
We never did discuss this parting of our ways
We were destined for our paths to cross
To share a little of our lives
But our paths diverged again and off we had to go
Friends for a little while, but indents for a lifetime
I thank you for the lessons and the memories
And wish you peace, growth and happiness
On every step you take along your way.