Prayers from the body

I fell into a deep depression
 alone… alone
 I fell into a depression
that opened into 
the home of my soul. 

 My soul was lost; and I dropped
 alone, alone
 My soul was lost, for I'd lost god, 
 my vast home. 

 I could not believe
 in goodness, no;
 for goodness had left me;
 it'd left my smalled soul. 

 I could not believe 
 in goodness, no;
 for goodness had left me, 
 and faith, that old home. 

 I lay sleepless, 
 quaking in fear
 fear'd replaced love, 
 and lurked ever near.

 I lay sleepless, 
 quaking in fear
 fear had replaced hope...
of any kind listening ear.

But I saw you like an 
 upwards anchor
 a mountain of strength, 
 quiet and dear

 and through my hopelessness 
 my body reached its voice
 and clung to your muscle
 which was spiritual, and clear. 

 You say you are not 
 a person of god;
you say you are agnostic;
 but I know in that moment
 you embodied
 the One and All
 that saved me from 
 the caustic.
Image: by Amanda Oleander

***
Dedicated to my husband. Like most of us, he’s not perfect, but he is very, very good.

Tell one person, even just one person, to lighten the burden; sometimes that’s all it takes to keep climbing.

Stay awesome, dear friends. Thanks also to you, for being the kind listening ears. Without you, these posts quite likely would not exist. :)) πŸ’›πŸ™ Love, xoxo “Lia”

18 thoughts on “Prayers from the body

    1. Thank you so much, dear Nichole. ❀️❀️❀️ Have you heard from your AWW lately and is he doing well? Miss him and his poetry so much around here, sometimes.

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        1. So sorry for the delayed reply… found this in my spam folder… bizarre, as it has nothing spamlike about it… anyway, beautiful words, I hear you Nichole… completely… it’s been a very challenging year. So much love for you too, and thank you πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ™πŸ™

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  1. Thank you as always for spreading positive vibes through your posts.
    I wish to be lucky enough that someone too dedicates me such beautiful poemπŸ’œ.
    The last para was so beautiful.

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    1. And thank you yash for helping make it possible that/if I do, with your uplifting and generous comments. πŸ’›πŸ™ I feel sure you will be that lucky, if you haven’t already been, especially since you can cook so well. πŸ˜‰βœοΈπŸ’—πŸŒ·πŸ˜‹

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  2. I think of the spiritual path as a journey from fear to love, from bondage to freedom and from ignorance to understanding. I believe love is a universal experience. Although concepts of love can be narrow and distorted, the experience of love is vital to healing and wholeness.

    Frances Vaughan

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  3. Powerful, heart-shaped words. These stanzas really struck me for their opposite momentum:

    ” I could not believe
    in goodness, no;
    for goodness had left me;
    it’d left my smalled soul. ”

    “But I saw you like an
    upwards anchor
    a mountain of strength,
    quiet and dear”.

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    1. Thank you so much Benjamin for this beautiful, kind and helpful feedback. (Heart-shaped words… could make a lovely poem…) πŸ™πŸ’› Btw I don’t know if you saw my comment reply on your song post… I saw the audio clip later… wow absolutely amazing song-making (and recording!) skills you have there. Super creative and inspiring. πŸ™ŒπŸŒ€πŸŒΏ

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      1. You’re welcome. Heart-shaped words is a good poem start. Could be used into something. No, I didn’t see them but I just did. Thanks a lot. It’s very nice of you to say. πŸ™‚ I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day!

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