Poems From The Soul

 

We Light A Candle In Our Hearts

Today we light a candle in our hearts

For the broken,

For the suffering

For the misjudged

For the hurting

For the lost

For the lonely

For the isolated

For the crushed

For the dying

For the grieving

For all who need sustenance

And comfort,

Strength and hope.

We light a candle in our hearts

And ask God to pour light into

The unjust

The persecutors

The ignorant

The unloving

The cold- hearted

The arrogant

The self- righteous

The neglecters

The cruel

The greedy

The selfish

The apathetic

The indifferent.

May their hearts

and minds

be opened

In a new way

To love.

Amen

 

23.11.14

 

 

Yet We Love

We live in a secret hidden world few know

The world knows us not, acknowledges us not

Persecutes and even harms us

Sometimes deliberately,

Sometimes through ignorance

The world knows us not

But we know each other

We understand or try to comprehend

The intensity of invisible suffering

The inner brokenness of the body

The separation and isolation

Forced upon us to survive.

We do not meet

We cannot move

Yet we love

With the greatest compassion

Of all.

 

29.10.15

Be Bold

Take time to be still and find me.
Reach into the stillness of my love.
Let it fill you.
Let your heart say Yes to me , endlessly Yes.
In that Yes we can work wonders
In that Yes all things are possible
Be Bold
Come find me
In the power of that Yes
Fill me with Joy.
Take the step that leads to me,
Only say Yes
And find me

 

 

The Shifting Sands Of Time and Space

It is the soul who is poetic

The soul who sees clearly

With amazing wisdom,

sensitivity and inner vision.

Oh how we need to open ourselves

To the true knowledge

The amazing depth 

Of awareness

That is our true nature

Totally in touch with the truth

Of all that is

Knowing God in His intimate fullness 

And singing songs of joy

And praise

For ever more.

Amen.

The soul is unique

And shining clean and bright.

It echoes truth

And beauty

In the world.

It is the true knower

Of God in His essence. 

It is the light

That shines within us

In the darkness

Of our physical existence

For it is the light

Given to us by God 

Before our birth,

Radiating spirit

Living in the shifting chaos,

Yet connected, ever presently,

To God Himself,

Knowing the truth of reality

Beyond the shifting sands of time and space.

 

 Lord, Give Me My Life Back

All of me hurts

I do not know how to endure it today.

It is constantly with me.

It will not reduce,

Calm down,

Go away.

It pounds at me.

It burns me.

It makes me weep 

With its voracity.

18 years 

And it still will not

go away.

What else can I do now

But beg it 

to go away.

Lord I cry to you

Take it away from me

now

Make me well

It is too much

It is well over enough

Please hear me

And help me

Give me my life back 

So that I can be kind again.

 

21.1.12

Snow Dog

The snow fell today

And dog

Who had 

Gone away

Slowly materialised in snow

With ears a glowing

And a stone nose and eyes

What a surprise to see him

So forlorn

And icy cold

Boldly going

To and froing

In the snowing

We remember our beloved dog

With tender love

And tears of joy

Both so sad that he is gone now

But oh so glad

That he is one now

With the Son now

And still a playing

Every daying

Close by

With us

In the snow

 

 They Leave A Trail Of Love

They leave a trail of love in your heart when they go,

Each one adding together to the others

Who sing and dance and leave a path of memories in your mind,

Till the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Wrapped in a special golden energy,

Their images dance within you

Flashes of kindness, sadness, special words and deeds,

All meaningful, important, precious,

Come back at unexpected moments,

Tip over into every day feelings,

Run riot with bittersweet joy at the memory and grief for the loss,

Blend your mood with what is lost and what is remembered,

Yet touch your life with an urgency

To feel,

To express,

To be.

To recognize

The precious space

That is your life,

Always remembering, 

Never to be forgotten,

How they have touched you,

How they have helped you,

How they have warmed your life,

How they have loved you too.

 

We Remember

We remember them with kindness for it is important to honour the dead

We remember them with tenderness for we cared beyond imagining

We remember them with trepidation for we have to face our losses

We remember them with boldness for it takes courage remembering the pain

We remember them with sadness that they are no longer here with us

We remember them with frustration that they were not helped

We remember them with anger that they are gone

For we remember 

All the hurt

All the denial

All the extremity of pain

All the neglect

All the harm

All the harrowing moments

All the suffering

All the grief

And we weep with gratitude

For their precious lives

For their tremendous personal strength

For their utmost conviction

For their forthrightness in speaking out

For their passion in life

For their compassion to others

In a hostile, empty world.

We remember and give thanks

For who they were

And who they will always be

In our hearts.

 

Living On The Edge Of Existence

Living on the edge

of existence.

You cannot plan,

You cannot predict,

You cannot control

your experience,

thoughts or actions.

You live there, in a strange surreal state,

Unknown to most,

Not knowing how or when

You might leave.

Others live here with you

Strangely visible to us

Even from a great distance,

Yet oddly invisible to the rest of the world.

Some leave painfully quickly and young,

Whilst others cannot endure the uncertainty, the isolation, the negation,

nor the multi- layered pain

And choose the moment of their parting,

To silently, let go,

Whilst we look on, helpless

to know how to help

them,

each other

Or even ourselves.

And yet we, remaining, still hope,

For better moments

For healing to somehow magically occur,

Despite the odds.

We hold each others virtual hands

And send out love across the universe

Into the abyss of not knowing,

Praying for miracles

to save us all.

 

When I Am Overwhelmed

When I am overwhelmed 

and incapacitated by fear

I focus on all that is good, 

all that is safe, 

all that is true right now.

I see the beauty of nature 

surrounding me,

as Spring unfurls.

Whether I am outside or trapped indoors,

I think of the trees.

They stand glowing

As buds burst into new life.

A promise of blossom

then an abundance of fruit to come.

They tell me, they are not afraid.

Spring is coming in.

Nothing can stop the slow, steady progress

Of their growth toward the light.

When I feel fear staring me in the face

Blocking my senses

Tearing at my mind

Whispering unhelpful possibilities,

I look up and out upon the stars.

I tell myself

that they are not afraid

of falling from the sky.

Their light still shines

From a billion light years away

To reach me in the gathering gloom.

When I feel fear grasping at my heart

I look to you 

and see you

Standing before me,

Arms open wide

Loving me

Caring for me,

Affirming me

Helping me stay strong.

Against all fear

We stand together.

 

Love Has Held Me Close

What we have been through 

simply cannot be expressed

So many tortured moments 

lived within

Lived through

Barely lived at all

Heartbreakingly borne witness to

Can never be completely recaptured on a page

All I can say is that love has led the way

And love has held me close

Even when touch when impossibly hard to bear.

Love has been the guide

And the victor

In a story too painful to fully recount.

Years of fractured moments

Dissolving self into virtually nothing

Have been held together by the brightest spark of hope

Held high by my beloved

Till helplessness

And hopelessness

Have simply flown away,

Comforted by a warmth of love that never wanes

Or dissolved away with the countless tears

That washed me clean for just a moment

Long enough to feel the truth

That we are greater than any suffering

Your love remains a tower of strength in the darkest night

And holds me to each tomorrow

With its golden light.

 

Spirit in action

 

flows like the wind

dances like fire

               

encompasses all in

the Light of the World

               

whispers of freedom

sings wildly of Passion

               

Brings Power and Wisdom

to all those who hope

               

Spirit is action

and Spirit is Fire

               

Spirit is Freedom

and Spirit is here

               

Spirit flows like a fountain

cleansing all in its Pathway

               

unstoppable Spirit

the Spirit of Love.

               

Spirit is Joy

and Spirit is knowing

               

Spirit is wonder

and Awe at the sight

               

Spirit brings Peace

and a Joy never-ending

               

in a dance of forever

Spirit brings us to Light

               

Spirit is Tender

and Spirit is water

               

Spirit is weeping

and Spirit is Prayer

               

Spirit brings Love

to the heart of creation

               

Spirit is gentle

and tenderly there

               

Bringing all in its pathway

to once hidden places

               

Setting Light to our hearts

bringing Hope to despair

               

Blessing all as it passes

it moves like a windswell

               

breathing Life in our spirits

bringing all now to Truth.

               

For Spirit is God

and is there at the centre

               

and Spirit is Love

and holds all for all time

               

and the Peace that God brings

is the Peace of forever

               

and the healing that blesses

brings Life to us all.

               

Oh Love - hear our call.