Fluttering and billowing
in the breeze,
a bevy of lilies;
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rising from the ashes
to shoot up new leaves ~
the felled tree
Originally posted on Purplerays:
“We are women, and my plea is Let me be a woman, holy through and through, asking for nothing but what God wants to give me, receiving with both hands and with all my heart whatever that is.”
― Elisabeth Elliot
Underneath this same
shade of blue,
I made houses
of sand and sticks,
boxes and weeds;
strapped on my back
with mother’s head-tie.
I played house with
friends and siblings
pots of cans
soup of mushrooms
and water leaves
I watched ants
appeared and disappeared
into tiny holes.
I played hide and seek
in the open yard,
rain or sunshine
and climbing trees.
I smiled and cheered
I sobbed and wailed
when sad or hurt
no shame or pretence.
I miss my younger self.
Originally posted on Black and Write:
What lies on distant shores,
Buckets, pigeon holes, troughs for segregation.
Language, dress, birthplace do not an enemy make.
Where came this bitter misdirection?
Religion, culture, song, dance,
These are things of man’s creation.
Strip naked man and woman–
Lay them bare of their mortal inventions.
Confiscate their language, dress, birthplace,
Expropriate their religion, culture, song, dance,
Take all they have of this world;
What have they left?
Blood and skin and bone;
That which crumbles with inevitable death.
Hopes and dreams, emotions;
intangibles that define humanness.
Air, food, water, shelter;
That which sustains us.
Boundaries of man hold no sway over these.
We are but one species,
Born and consumed in life,
Until the day we return home
To the dust from whence we came.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~