Connected

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“I’m trying to understand this deep connection the people have to their forest,

she talks about a network of energy that flows through all living things.”

From the Movie Avatar

     There is something within us, deeply embedded, that makes us want to be connected. Why else would a sunset be beautiful, or mountain air seem so refreshing? Even in our popular culture, like the movie Avatar, we love that connection, or at least seeing it in others.

And we also long to be connected to people, especially our families. It’s good and natural. But many of us also love our communities, and our people. 

With nature, we may not be as connected as we used to be, but we can be connected to the creation, and to each other, as long as we respect the earth, and the value of each human being.

There is always hope.

     

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Gravity

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There is no center of gravity to hold us when we are praying

to help us hold on, to keep us from falling, into our imploding kingdoms.

Yet we know there is a healer, who can take us back

restoring our minds, our souls

so that we do love again.

Firmly held.

        

And in that sense – love really is our salvation,

our gravity.

      

Poetry and Photo © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Artwork by Unknown Artist

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Blessings for Your Week!

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May your courage run strong even in the crumbling desolation of our world.

May your art run like rivers in your veins, overflowing to those around you.

May your every fear be defeated as you choose to love anyway!

May you be blessed living in the light,

and taking back the night.

You know what to do.

Blessings!

      

Have a wonderful and creative week!

Peace.

        

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

The Departure

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A ship moving, plowing through the waves

the lifting of her calling, the bay lets go

sails snap to attention

forgetting the anchor,

there is only the horizon,

an ocean waiting

to receive her with

benevolent

waves.

A time of freedom

and expectation.

     

Another week is beginning. Are you ready for the open sea?

        

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Three O’clock

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At three o’clock

a clock chimes on the wall

a sermon

to remind us

time does not go well without

truth as a soldier,

standing tall.

With tea

angels transport our minds

to the sun streaming

through unbroken limbs

and the hope

carried

by tomorrow.

      

Influenced by the poetry of Emily Dickinson but the words are mine.

        

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

My Love and I at the Beach

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Our chairs under the umbrella

the tube

of suntan lotion

with your fingers

on my back

rubbing gently

covering me.

Bottles of water

in our cup holders,

as you open a book

I wipe sand off

our apples.

      

Later the smell of lavender in our room

as you step out of the shower,

wrapped

in a towel.

My Love!

soft music playing

in the background.

      

As you call me “handsome”, with your hands on my beard

we gaze into each other’s eyes, reflecting the waves

I realize, we should have food delivered

tonight.

       

Note: These are wonderful memories.  We are not at the beach right now.

       

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Independent

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I’m changing my political affiliation. I was very conservative years ago and yes a Republican. But over time I changed, and my views changed. I became more concerned about people, poverty, and that everyone – should have access to healthcare.

I wasn’t seeing that in the far right, in fact I distinctly saw a lack of compassion, or at least that is what I thought I saw. My wife surviving cancer, and having difficult health problems for years, had a big part to play in my views changing.

And Democrats are far on the other side, believing some things I don’t, but at least I saw a move towards caring about people. Again that was my perception and still is.

The rhetoric in both camps is horrendous, but my opinion is, that it is far worse on the right than it is on the left. The right loves to make personal attacks against people, including our President, and I simply cannot stand it anymore.

So I have no choice really but to vote with a conscience that is independent. And I have not mentioned Trump or Clinton, because I really don’t like either one. I wish I had someone to vote for right now.

Perhaps this is how Independents are born.

       

Note: This is not a normal post so I will be sending out some poetry later! For now the comments are open.

      

Peace.

      

Commentary and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Black, White, and Brown

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If you look at the white on this page I am not really white

I’m more of a light tan – and my wife is beautifully

brown. I have no idea why she loves

my pale skin, my grey beard.

And our children are a wonderful shade

of tan – proud of two races.

      

Perhaps we are all – just different shades

of brown and there are no

black and white –

only light and dark brown.

      

We are all wonderfully made,

and love

is the greatest gift.

       

Image is not of us – it is from google

Poetry © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Walking With a Dragonfly

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A dragonfly

takes me in

watching me

darting to the left

to the right.

I am still, and waiting.

       

While bumble bees dance

discovering the love

they were made for

and a woodpecker

taps his percussion,

chipmunks

look, then run.

       

When I do start walking again

the dragon fly follows me,

but I want to follow him instead

realizing I have been cleansed

of the unimportant.

Now my feet – barely touch the ground.

        

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Tiger Lily

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The Tiger Lily has a brave and tender heart, at the same time – lifting

her beautiful prayers for us humans, so that we would put down

the darkness, and live in the hope, that has already

been given. And when no one is looking

she roars – with light.

                 

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”