Strength to Each Other


In times of crises our eyes search through our masks,

for safety, for strength

with our hearts longing to feel the surge

of our common humanity 

to no longer feel alone,

so we write,

we draw

and paint,

and photograph,

to encourage ourselves

and to give strength

to each other.

Because that’s who we are,

it’s what makes us



Poetry, and Image © Copyright 2020, ancient skies

A Vision of Hope and Unity


We each need to feel loved and accepted don’t we? Especially in this time, in this world in which we live,

we need to respond in the opposite spirit of hate.

White Nationalists create fear of the other and hateful rhetoric, even in these United States.

Let us stand together offering acceptance of people,

even those different than ourselves, with a vision of hope and unity.

I’m standing with immigrants, and all victims of violence, in our world.



Poetry and Image © Copyright 2019, ancient skies

In the Year 2154


If we are still alive, will it be any better? or will the earth groan under the weight

of our hostility? When the soil is depleted, our food will come from the sea,

 where millions will seek to be washed of their anger, and to return

with a sense of the beginning – to return to being human

once again. Perhaps it is not too late

to start over. At least

we hope and pray so.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, Ancient Skies

We Must Not Lose Faith


“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”

Mahatma Gandhi

We must hold onto the light of hope and encourage each other.

And embrace the wonders of our ocean.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Quote from Gandhi

“When we love people we give them hope.”

A Word for Wednesday – Healing


We do not heal wounds through arguing, or trying to prove we are right. The word for today is “Healing”. As our world opens old wounds, and creates new ones at an alarming rate, the need for a people to be sources of healing has never been greater.

There are many different types of healing, and of course many different types of wounds. But may the One who made us, who knows all that we go through, keep us far from hate, and teach us to love one another.

May each of us be the healing that someone else needs, and may we all be made whole again.


Writing and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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