Dancing with Joy!

Soul stirring Heart overflowing Joy Joy surging from every pore Swinging arms in gleeful awe Smile broadcast from cheek to cheek Head thrown back with outrageous joy. The black lab emerged, obediently, from the car Every movement controlled looking to his human for release she nodded ascent and his joy erupted! His tail wagged inContinue reading “Dancing with Joy!”

Bridging the Chasm

While on a writer’s retreat Meeting with creative, intelligent people Engaging in meaningful discussion I met a lovely young woman. As I sat with this woman, warning bells clanged She spoke of her beliefs She spoke of her pain of isolation and rejection And of suffering caused by others’ judgments of her. Her beliefs wereContinue reading “Bridging the Chasm”

Good Friday Lamentation

  Good Friday Christians around the world Recall the crucifixion of Christ The day is sad, woeful A sense of lingering doom Clouds the day As Death is anticipated   It is not always that way I have sat beside many people As they stand watch Their loved one approaching death They remain alert inContinue reading “Good Friday Lamentation”

Putting Down My Fork . . . Between Bites

Recently while eating in silence with mostly nuns I became aware that I was rushing I saw myself merely shoveling the food in As I have done for years Always hurrying to the next event. But during that meal In silence I had an awareness of the preciousness Of each moment. I became open toContinue reading “Putting Down My Fork . . . Between Bites”

Morning Light

Morning Light A fresh beginning Awash with possibilities A clean canvas On which to paint The life of my choosing A fresh beginning Yesterday’s missteps released and Warmed by the rising of today’s sun I embark upon my day A fresh beginning Each step imbued with hope Going forward into the unknown I stand onContinue reading “Morning Light”