Unity

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Perhaps if we walk a little closer to the light,

we will see the path,

leading us

to unity and life.

    

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies

Writing through the Pain of Our Times

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Writing through pain and tragedy is one of the most difficult things a writer can face. How much do we say or not say?

I like you, feel things deeply. And the last week has often been horrific, hasn’t it?

It would be easy for me to rant against far right extremists. They have caused so much suffering and pain.

And yet right now I am grieving, and standing with the people of Pittsburg, and the Jewish community there. I simply can’t write a poem about nature at the moment.

May the One who made us all, comfort all who are grieving.

Amen.

The flowers are for those that lost loved ones today.

This is too important of a time to be silent. I will be writing more about this historic time in the future.

We must each do what we can to make a difference.

Peace to each one.

Writing and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies

Beyond Words

Beyond Words

In every season there are signs that we are loved,

the gentleness tucked inside

a spring rain,

the warmth of the summer sun

caressing our faces,

the brilliant colors of autumn

inspiring us,

and the quiet of a winter snowfall,

bringing us peace,

all speaking to us,

in a language

beyond words.

   

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2017, and 2018, ancient skies, originally posted July 2017