Some Who Find the Light

Some who find the light still can’t find their way,

preferring the darkness of conspiracies,

their own hearts drifting,

lost at sea.

Yet some who find the light know the way of love,

becoming a beacon, a sign of hope

for each one of us.

Not really following a doctrine,

simply being

who we were intended to be.

Amen.

Poetry and Image Copyright © 2021 rivers renewed

With a Trans Woman at the Vegan Place

She rushed in front of him to pull the door handle when they walked up to the restaurant. She opened the door saying, “This way sir!”. When she laughed her head went back, and he noticed she really did look like a woman when she did that. All he could think of to say was, “Funny lady…” They both smiled.

Once they were inside though the staring began. He had been going there for 2 years and had never seen anything like it. When they found a table, a young blondish woman walked over setting 2 menus on the table. She said nothing and walked away. And she was not smiling. The two of them looked at each other.

They were on a first name basis now, so she said, “Nathan what do you want from me?” He looked at her bewildered, saying nothing. “Nobody is nice to a Trans woman unless they want something…..so what do you want….? Her raised eyebrow told him more than her words.

“Oh God!” was all he could think of to say. “You think that??” He was stunned and hurt by her words. “I don’t want anything!” Ok that came out too loud. A couple of people turned to look at him. “Ally why would you think something like that?” She was quiet but her eyebrow lowered.

The same blond waitress came out to take their order a short time later, but she said nothing. She simply stood there silently, with a disgusted look on her face, holding her notepad and pencil. They did place their order and he was about to say something else when the waitress walked away silently.

Ok now he was hot. Ally could see it coming, and cautioned him, “Nathan don’t!” Too late. He pushed his chair back, stood up and declaring loudly said, “Hey wait a minute! Who do you think you are??” “Nathan please! Sit down!” Ally was beginning to panic while the whole restaurant was quietly watching them….” Yet he continued, “You can’t treat people that way!”

To be continued later today.

Writing and Image Copyright © 2021 rivers renewed

Save Yourselves

If you are in a church that preaches against the vaccine, or against the wearing of masks, run

or walk safely, but very quickly to the nearest exit.

Save yourselves.

Otherwise

there might not be a hospital bed for you

when you really need it.

Faith can be very beautiful when blended with taking precautions.

Please be safe and healthy!

Poetry and Image Copyright © 2021 rivers renewed

Mental Health Awareness

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Remembering the hospitals of years ago, and the horrors, she was scared at first to get treatment. But the doctors and her family seemed right. Was it true? Maybe her thoughts were more than just dreams, maybe she was too high. But she was torn and deeply saddened, by the reality that nothing had gone the way she planned, she cried often. Her spirit was broken into pieces.

But she borrowed strength, wanting to bless others, so she held onto her faith in God, through her tears, she took her medicine. But what she cherished most perhaps, were the visits and the hugs, from her family and church friends. And somehow deep inside she knew, it was going to be alright.

She knew deep down, she was loved.

    

Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 2-6th of this year, and September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Please bring love and hope to those with mental illness.

For more information: www.nami.org

     

Writing and Image © Copyright 2016, Ancient Skies