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Ascension

by Barbara MacDonald (writer), CANADA , August 02, 2013

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The birth of a new day, ripe with the grace of possibilities...

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn. ~ Henry David Thoreau

In this hollow,

The valley of my soul

I lay my conscience bare

Waiting in patience

For wisdom, strength, healing

To climb this summit again....


Lovingly embracing this solitude

The dawn of another day

Fruitful with possibilities

The spirit of gentleness

Before the world opens

It's eyes to awaken ...


Feeling the sunlight like love

Caressing , cascading

Embracing me

Filling the hollow with abundance

No longer alone nor wanting

Benediction pronounced...


The love that flows through me

Eradicates the smoulder

Burnt, bitter taste from my mouth

Restoring the embrace

Of love, light , grace

Shining its healing power...


No longer in the valley

The hollow overflowing

Carrying me safely

Beyond any obstacle

Arriving at the summit

Bathed in serenity...


Drawing me closer to God

As God washes through my heart...



About the Writer

Barbara MacDonald is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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By Uttam Gill on August 03, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Barb,Thoughts cannot be created in a poetry by sheer thinking...it has to originate from the depth of your heart and that's how this poem has come up so beautifully with a hope of dawn...This is the perfect example of hope...And In this poem, I see hope sustaining life...In the serenity of your thought I see you Barb...Certianly so beautiful creation...Keep it up

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By Shaun Gibson on August 04, 2013 at 01:48 am

As said above a GREAT Poem like this needs a mind that has truly been places to convert thought matter into sheer brilliance.

Because this is what this is.

Love it.

Shaun

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By Barbara MacDonald on August 04, 2013 at 01:27 pm

Thank you so much Uttam, yes, you do know me so well...my thoughts always find their way into what I write...especially when writing poetry...:D...thank you again for your beautiful encouragement...

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By Barbara MacDonald on August 04, 2013 at 01:29 pm

Thank you very much Shaun...very kind of you. I am happy you liked my poetry...it is the format I am most comfortable writing in...I think basically I am a poet by my nature...:)

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By Coach Phatty on August 04, 2013 at 04:37 pm

VERY nice poem my friend! Keep up the good work! Well done!

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By Barbara MacDonald on August 04, 2013 at 05:36 pm

Thank you Rich, I guess by now you can tell my favorite way to write is poetry...:D

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By riginal on August 05, 2013 at 04:56 am

Bathed in serenity, baptised in goodness is you Barb. That path which all mankind should aspire to...not stagger along reluctantly falling into misguided potholes of self deception.

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By Barbara MacDonald on August 05, 2013 at 08:50 am

Thank you Riginal.... nice to have you visit...have a beautiful new week my friend. :D

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By riginal on August 05, 2013 at 04:12 pm

U2 young lady.

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By Barbara MacDonald on August 31, 2013 at 08:21 pm

Your review is so humbling Amity, thank you so much...:D

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