All posts tagged: children

The Power of Words

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Not Alone / prayer

Dancing girl Please bear with me Hear my plea Hear my prayer This pain is not yours to carry This hate is not yours to keep This war is not yours to fight This anger is not yours to hold on to Let go of pain, of hate, of war, and anger You have your place You have your land You have your name You belong You are home Earthen boy Please bear with me […]

A Southern Indian Ocean Beach

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Poem

Two heads of cacao coloured hair Four brown eyes Four ocean blue eyes Two heads of sand coloured hair All four are dressed in turquoise Two spoken languages Hundreds of unspoken ones As they hunt hermit crabs Caught in a red plastic bowl Alcatraz for sea creatures Who were not fast enough For double twin power As soon as the girls turn their backs Tiny spiky arms emerge An invisible push and tumbling down comes […]

Pebbles are Skittish

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Poem

Male Victims of Domestic Abuse The pebbles had rolled off the slopes. They could not hold on any longer. They were too light, too smooth, too innocent. The tornado carried them away. Male Victims of Domestic Abuse Parts of his soul. Parts of his heart. Parts of him, carried away into the unknown. Male Victims of Domestic Abuse So the pebbles lived in the eye of the tornado. Bouncing around the globe as she saw […]