The Summoning

There is a battle that ensues In mind and body both Each fights within itself nonstop And both against the other too. The more my mind darts forth and back And far and wide and long and fast, The more my busy body sinks And aches and downward droops. As these two the battle goesContinue reading “The Summoning”

Maundy Thursday

Harp strings flutter their touch through me – Soothing my soul. “Holocaust” symphony – That does not flutter. It seeps into you – behind your eyes, within the wailing wall of your heart. How could such beauty and gentleness in the twinkling music Co-exist with the knowledge of such terror – knowing that this couldContinue reading “Maundy Thursday”

Turning Point

A time when a decisive change in a situation occurs, especially one with beneficial results. A point at which significant change occurs. Imagine a dancer. You choose. A ballerina spinning with supreme control. A modern dance interpretation. A jazz gyration. Swing dancing in synchronized, yet wild enthusiasm. A powerful footfall through hip hop. Do itContinue reading “Turning Point”

Hope

  I barely can sense it’s shiver of awakening. But. I stop in stillness, Searching for the shimmer. In a drawn down lip-line, In a shallow breath, In a tear-drop caught in its passage. My consciousness whispers that it’s there. My footsteps inch toward it. It must be! Because. I hope for it. By SusanContinue reading “Hope”

Sometimes, Heaven

Sometimes, Heaven is right under your feet – shoes off, velveteen blades caressing your sole – soul. Sometimes, Heaven hides behind your furrowed brow – waiting – for the right moment to crawl down your cheek in a single tear into the light of day. Sometimes, Heaven floats on the gentle currents above – thatContinue reading “Sometimes, Heaven”

Sustenance

Weather not always balmy obstacles appear amid swirling wind and storms former experiences illumine strong ropes: faith, hope, love Biblical passages apply over centuries these guide provide balance become sources of courage and strength when mountains overwhelm grasp ropes tightly     I Corinthians 13 “ And now these three remain: faith, hope, love. ButContinue reading “Sustenance”

March?

Winter wanes into Spring. Cold. Slate to granite to Italian marble slide on feathered wings The burden an oxen would struggle to bear. Winter wanes into Spring. Cold. Spirals to about face to thrusts buffet in swirls of caress The force Thor would struggle to resist. Winter wanes into Spring. Cold. Slithers to worms toContinue reading “March?”

Drifting

Like a seed imbedded in feathery wisps Carried on a gentle breeze. Drifting Like a torn shred of sea grass Floating on the surface as the Gulf rocks and rolls. Drifting Like a spinning pinwheel released from the tree top Carried by its own delicate balance despite the stillness. Drifting Where to alight is upContinue reading “Drifting”

The Gift of February

It can be hard to see the gift if the country you’re in is North. It can be hard to see the gift if cold walled you within a fort Of slouching and huddling And turning towards ‘in’ To seek refuge from ‘out’ And bow low in chagrin. It can be hard to see theContinue reading “The Gift of February”

A Trail of Poetry

Over the years I have written to friends needing support and encouragement.  Learning my words helped another gave me a great feeling. Several years ago, poetry sparked my interest and I attempted this genre.  A friend said a poetry group met at a local library.  With some trepidation, I decided to attend.  The poets haveContinue reading “A Trail of Poetry”

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