I have grown weary of the shallowness of life
Feeling instead on such a deep level, that I question
Does anyone else inhale LIFE
Searching always for a higher place
A place blessed by empathy and compassion
Relinquishing bitterness and judgement
Instead, embracing another 's imperfect humanity
Holding them with understanding and forgiveness.
I exist in my own self-created world
Given birth to with many tears and joys
In equal measure, this has been my life
Lessons bestowed through fire and grace.
The triviality and egoistic existence
Brings tears of sadness to my soul
Because I know we are so much better
Created in God's likeness.
How do we get lost, lose our benevolence
I want to live heaven on earth
Rather than carry burdens of hurt and anger
Even if I walk this path alone.
This has burned my own heart at times
Watching the ashes blown into the wind
Like an innocent child being punished
For what they will never understand.
Copyright © 2012 Barbara MacDonald