Poem for Peace and Grace

In this moment there is peace 

Found inside of me.

In this moment, all suffering,

In the world’s buffering.

What do we choose to feel?

What is our “real”?

One is an illusion

Made for confusion.

One is deep inside,

Enjoying the ride.

Fear or love is a choice.

Often we are not given voice.

The middle class is dying.

We are helplessly crying.

People must rise and unite

Or we will lose the fight.

We hold so much power.

The time is near, our hour.

Change must come

For us to become

All we are meant to be.

We will soon see

Beyond the discrepancy

Into the love and light 

Of a unified sight. 

Peace on Earth happening now 

Is the only way to how 

We will evolve and grow 

And God only knows. 

Keep prayers strong

For it won’t be long 

Until we are shown the way

For a brighter day. 

Darkness won’t last 

It lives in the past.

We believe in the power of love

And all that comes from above. 

In this lies our strength,

The necessity of Truth,

To prevail over all darkness

And lead us to selflessness.

It is from this humble place

That the world receives Grace. 

American Tears

Together as one nation we stand

Taking heat in our Homeland

For all the sins of this government

We clearly did not vote in

There is undeniable immorality

Because of the house of white’s rigidity

But here we are (all of us) held captives

To their games being played to make us reactive

So we sign the petition and march at rallies

They take our money, programs and allies

This climate change is real

The weather we can all feel

When will we see the future together?

The common oneness of Her

To save ourselves and the planet

For our future and not for profit

These checks and balances falter

This USA must be altered

Tiny cries go unheard for now

But we will have our day somehow

God bless America

God bless the global, new idea

 

Recovery

Ahhhhhhhh

I overheard 2 old timers talking. One was smoking a cigarette, one had quit years ago. The one smoking said,”Man, I gotta kick this, it’s killing me!”

I nodded.

The other one said,”Have you done a self-forgiveness around it? I suggest looking at the fourth step toward yourself.”

I hadn’t thought of it like that. Yes. More self-forgiveness and self-compassion, even for when you mess up once in awhile. It’s not a competition, it’s a journey. And we should be kind to ourselves, very gentle to ourselves, always.

Peace within, peace without.