Surrender

the need to resist

to fight back

is leaving me

i have felt my head

rest on the earth

and i realize

i am

no more and no less

than the rest of her

children.

we all are  as one unit

working together

or not

choosing to

find our highest expression

or not.

grateful for the choice

i finally relax

into being

one spark in the fire,

or one cell

in her body,

or one thread in her tapestry,

part of it all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oasis

Like a generals of battle weary armies , we  walk our inner landscapes surveying the cost of holding strong,even forgine g ahead with torch held high , in the face of  walls of adversity. We see and feel and honor the impacts of living through times of great oppostion.

On this day I went back in time and saw the years of exclusion that formed the me I have  come to know. It was so common an experience that  it  no longer felt stinging. Feeling  shut out from the comfort of belonging felt normal.

I can let it go now. I see it  never was for me to claim myself  as a  victim of such living, for I had chosen to be there .

It was for me  to walk thru the darkness with the optimism that sometimes only I could feel,, light guiding each step,  loving the nurturing essence that sustains me. There is joy in this living….of being attracted to love .

There was being sustained by love so deeply that the wounds were not apparent until the journey through the places where unawakened hearts abound, opened

into an oasis. An oasis that restores us to walk  yet another day into the collective unconscious tapestry  of wounding . In this collective unconscious suffering we go about our day living however we do in the expansiveness we know ,crossing paths , knowing wonder , ever hopeful.

 

 

His Present

The things I held onto

until the last moment

of parting,

could not b taken .

Accepting this,

they left me

without  a trace

of regret,

bound for new  hands to

use in  different  homes.

no  imagined pang

of pain

touched me

as i felt them lifted

from my hands.

His smile

of thank you

still warms me.

Ah giving,

even with hesitation,

is its own

present.

 

 

 

REUNION

 

REUNION (May 13, 1988)

So Stunned by the force of
You
Am I
That
Here I AM
Heavy of heart
Bursting with Love
Infusing, injecting everyone
Who passes
I am electric
at the thought of
You
Ignited by your passionate
adoration
Of Life
Simultaneously connected
to our Source
Manificently resplendent
we are
Burn me open
Flames of Love
Surge my pulse
Let loose my horde
of Silent Screams
For I should love
To hear them resonate,
reverberate
Long and melodiously,
We
Finally freed
to love each other
In delicious, tempestuous
exchanges
As
Thunderous Waves
of Love
Powerfully engulf
Our
UNION.

 

Copyright linda lawson