wash away all the fears

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the sky bleeds
each day,
renewing
itself in its journey,
which, yes,
is sometimes
frayed around
the edges, and is also
pure warmth
in its acceptance

of
a knowing
we hold
deep inside,
which,
reminds us to

look
to the sky, in
times of worry,
knowing we shall
see all of ourselves
in the glory we behold
on an early morning

sun rising,
golden delight,
washing the daytime
woes away,
with a single brushstroke
of warmth,
and rays,

filling the volumes
of our souls
with an everlasting
energy, and healing presence,
especially when
we are
feeling sad, and
so diminished

so,

when we
are quaking, and
in need of safety,
remember,
to look up, and
allow the light
to enter
your heart,

and
wash away
all the fears that
we continue to
hold dear


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heart and mind become one

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as the leaf falls
from the tree,
and tumbles
end over end
towards the earth,
I’m reminded,
of love, and
loss, and
all the things
in life we hold close
to heart and wish to
never depart.

yet,
we know all things
are fleeting,
even this feeling
I have, as I’m writing
this poem,
sitting, and
whimsically
staring at the screen,
as one word
appears, and then
another,
and then they disappear
from heart, and
mind, one
after the other,

and then?

another
feeling and
knowing comes,
and heart and mind
become one
.


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the blazing light

Image credit; Oziel Goméz

a frozen tundra,
outside,
calling us
to heed, and
answer
questions, not easily
received

yet,
limited capacity
persists, and
recalling them
in their entirety
beguiles us
quietly

we pause,
reflect,
and remember,
who

we are

as we make
our way through
the pain,
and
present dismay

and know
within

the icy cold,
ever present,
and not so distant,
exists
the possibility
of recalling
the knowledge
that resides
deep
in our hearts,
one said,
wisely,

so long ago

unable to grasp
the feeling,
our dwelling
shines
on the inside,
frightening
off the cold, and
bringing forth
the blazing
light, of
our collective
birthright

In response to the WDYS #89 prompt from Keep it Alive, by Sadje.


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Shining Heart

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watching life
move by, disengaged
as it rattles around
in my brain
without significance
or a way to rebound

detached
from reality,
like a kite that loses
it’s tether,
and flies off into
space with nary a
tarry nor a sound,
not heard, and never found

reflective processes
go unnoticed,
buried deep in
the heart, without
a tool to unearth
the myriad of possibilities
that live for a rebirth

then,

a shift
in consciousness
comes calling,
releasing the pain
a little at a time

and,

new tools
are brought forth,
provided by people
just like
you and me,
who’ve already
dug deep
removing the layers
of debris,
shining heart
we can now see


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Haiku #30

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flower grows tall, we
sit in silence, quietness
emboldens wisdom


As I do not have a diary entry this week, here are my wishes for a beautiful, beautiful coming week!

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