my parents

August 14, 2009

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They were too young to marry
Nineteen and sixteen
With so little direction
Stuck adolescents
 
No tools to navigate life
No compass to guide them well
No awareness of the sail
Tossed on open seas
 
When the storms of life hit hard
Bad decisions sunk the ship
The children thrown overboard
Confused and alone
 
The mother was lost at sea
The father stayed close to help
Giving all he had to care
Relatives helped with love
 
Survival became my way
Tossing on the sea of pain
With no words to speak the shame
Desperate for love
 
Looking back I see the light
Of God’s love surrounding me
Meeting every need
Keeping me safe and secure
Helping me survive the storm
 
written January 19, 2009
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voice of the children

August 6, 2009

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Is anyone listening

To the voice of the children

They are broken tossed about

Searching for real hope

 

As a child I was confused

My parents I dearly loved

Failed at loving each other

Four children were lost

  

The child had no words

No one knew how to listen

The unconscious self arose

And helped me survive

 

The skills that I learned

And the love I did receive

Helped me find my way

 

There is wisdom in a child

They will respond to loving

When it’s real and authentic

My child remembers

 

Never under estimate

The wisdom that was given

Every child is amazing

Unique and beloved

 

I will fire that spark

Look deeply into the eyes

Ignite with a smile

 

I’ll learn to receive

When I look at a person

I will see the child

 

As a child I was drowning

The deep waters covered me

The neighbors rescued my life

I was their delight

 

A spacious place was given

They reached down and embraced me

And cared for me as their own

I remember well 

 
written August 6, 2009
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