Month: October 2016

My Soul is Screaming

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Where art thou? Why haven’t you arrived with me? Lone wolf howls. The echo carries across the desert. A lion lifts his head. Soul-sister-sun Rise and shine. Promises broken. Curses, too. No more false obligations. A massive mane shakes. The howl: longing for home.  

Living in Increments

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A mathematical model I have just learned Living in increments My not so mathematical version: One day at a time After ten years had splintered into a million pieces The screeching of breaks An unconditional survival function One step and then another Mom learning to walk again One breath at a time As panic attacks rolled over my body Tear, by tear, by tear Washing your pain away An unsuspected laugh That ray of hope […]

Breaking Free

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Imagine a time, somewhere, somewhen. Just a time, eons ago. Centuries ago. Life times ago. Like groundhog day. Over and over again. That time. Imagine a place, somewhere, somewhen. Here and there, and no where at all. The place doesn’t really matter. Still groundhog day. Over and over again. In each place. And every time, there was hurt. And every time, there was pain. And every time, there was ignorance, violation, disrespect. You unlearned love. […]

Blue

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I feel blue So do you Or you do Feel blue too There’s a hole in my shoe I have no clue What to do And I still feel blue ran a creativity workshop today and asked my students to write a poem in 5 minutes, around the colour blue. Their poems were way better than mine 🙂

The Piano & Silly String

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The black door screeches Now you have dared opening it Solid wood slams shut Behind you An empty room full of silly string A full coloured picture set to 90% opacity The only solid piece A piano in a corner As you begin to play The silly string dances and twirls Until it dissolves into a rainbow of light Scars turned into light Through stories, and dance, and song That’s how they heal The room […]

Once in a While

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Just so I stop In the middle of a hectic day And breathe Once in a while Just so I look up And look around And see Once in a while Just so I bend down And smell The roses Once in a while Just so I hold still For a moment and listen To you, or her, or him Once in a while Just so I let go Of anger, of fear, Of worry […]

Run yourself alive

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Run child. Run, run, run! Into the wild Into the woods Into life itself Run child. Run, run, run! Embrace! Love! Sing! Dance! Run child. Run, run, run! Take yourself along. Stop for friends. Breathe in love. Run child. Run, run, run! Breathe out darkness. Listen to your steps. Feel the air.