Right to Real Food

Right to Real Food

Food be the source of energy
May my fuel be clean and powerful
Let it push me forward
Not weigh me down
And drag me under
Nourish and nurture
My soul to my fingertips
Free of toxins and the unnatural
To give only nutrition, not disease
May the world join me in this plea
All sustenance to deliver vitality
Not wealth to the greedy
Unconcerned in the content of the quantity
Lost and forgotten quality
Producing only food-like substances
The real needing to be labelled organic
The fake not always carrying
The stamp of GMO
May our rights be restored
To consume nature freely, healthfully
As it was always intended to be.

Invisible Opportunity

Invisible Opportunity

The mist whispered past me,
Wrapped itself around me
And faded me into invisibility.
The release of my position
Starting my disappearance
For without title or a job
I can’t possibly have purpose
Nor reason to be seen
For I am nothing without
The approval of others
But without expectation
The requirement to deliver
I have the opportunity
To meet myself, find myself
And fall in love with me
To discover my passion
The kindling to my soul
And the flame with which
To ignite an eternal goal

Waiting?

Waiting?

We wait for a better day, for a better life
Sometimes for a better husband or a better wife
A better job, a better salary, better prospects
We wait in queues, for seasons to pass
For exciting events and happy news
And while we wait life passes us by
We don’t get up to try and catch it up
Or stop it, maybe just slow it down a little bit
We bemoan its speed, its rush and fleeting presence
But continue as we have always done before
Waiting for a future that we picture brighter and better
Not living the brilliant today that stands before us.

Rear view

Rear view

I hesitate to ask a question of a stranger
I shy away from having to ask anything
For fear of asking a stupid question
For fear of appearing a fool
For fear for fear’s sake it would seem
I scare easily and struggle on
I have not yet jumped at my shadow
But it is not a total impossibility
I miss much fun and opportunity
For the fear to risk grips me tight
It rules with tremors and shakes
Red cheeks of embarrassment spring forth
At what to others are simple things
But here in my fear shrouded world
Nothing is simple and everything is doubted

For fear in the driver’s seat does not travel
With confidence, pleasure or success
It doesn’t stop for opportunity
And questions the validity of everything
It will drive you to loneliness and isolation
And convince you that you’re safer here
It’s time to bid fear adieu, confiscate its licence
Take the wheel and aim for a new destination

But how to steer and pick up the passengers I need?
I’d love to welcome confidence, pleasure and success
Along for the ride. To help me navigate and choose
The road to get me there, the one meant just for me
But what I’m finding out is that I’m already on that path
And even in my trip to rid myself of chauffeur driven fear
I’m learning strength and courage from the back seat
Which I’ll put to use further up the highway of my life
With fear and doubt distant memories in my rear view.

Adoption

Adoption

My heart is warm and my faith restoring
To see humans love, cuddle and care
For beautiful, sweet four-legged beings
Who have suffered abuse and abandonment
By the hands of others of our species
Some still cower and shudder and scamper away
Others close their eyes in bliss
At a simple scratch behind the ear
Or neck cuddles and head kisses
After loss of my gorgeous, old babies
I’m feeling a little pride in the human race
When they leave taking a doggie with, to its new forever home
To learn that our breed can be kind, gentle and loving
And are worth loving in return

It’s possible

It’s possible

Confounding contradictions I’ve received
To keep my feet planted firmly on the ground
To dream and aspire to reaching the stars
A healthy balance is to strike the gold
Feet lightly on the earth
With a spring in my step
Ready to stand on tip toes
And leap or float up into the air
Though neither matters
Without faith in the possibility

Take a Moment

Take a Moment

I might be the loud extrovert
But that doesn’t mean I’m confident
Perhaps I hide behind my voice
Feeling stupid, idiotic and childish
For what comes out my mouth
Getting louder and laughing longer
To hide the rouge of embarrassment
I might be the quiet introvert
But that doesn’t mean I’m unapproachable
Perhaps I learn from observation
Feeling intimidated, envious and uncomfortable
For that which I can’t express
Getting quieter and more invisible
To evade detection by anyone
Don’t judge the one you don’t know
Take a little moment of your time
In general conversation with a little interest
It could reveal a gem of humanity
That a rapid fire conclusion
Might have made you miss
We mask ourselves to the world
Afraid the internal layers
Fall short of acceptance and inclusion
The popular goal of most