189 results for 'Barbara MacDonald '
I can remember so clearly when my marriage ended and I had three children to take care of on my own and no job. I had been lucky enough to be able to stay at home raising my kids and I truly treasured that time I had with my kids. I did lots of volunteer work and spent my energy and focus on my kids and family. It some ways it laid the foundation that my kids would have for the future when life got tough.....It's not easy being a single parent, especially when their other parent goes "insane" and adds many complications to their life, and you are the one left holding the bag and picking... (more)
Wishing none had to travel this path, but knowing too many do...
Looking into your beautiful eyes I read your thoughts. Your eyes speak..saying..." I am here, I am so very tired...but I am still here." I know this is the last fight of your life. What glory I see blossoming now in you. Is no longer about a long life...is simply about a real authentic life. Something in your soul reaches out with all the courage and defiance you held inside for so very long. All the times people made you feel "less than", unimportant, no longer useful. I use to cry for this, as I felt your pain... (more)
TRUTHI will not hide
from this naked truth
even though it crushes my soul
let me look it straight in the eye
embrace the pain it brings me...
Knowing the umbilical truth
as I amble forward
never looking backwards
like dressing and undressing
my mind looking within...
Finding myself and knowing
what I value and trust
has importance beyond
the narrow thinking you
wish to accuse me of...
Truth always stands firm
no matter how much you may try
to twist it to justify your actions... (more)
I had to call myself out last week. I found my self thinking wrongly , and doing something I would not do in good conscience . I had gone out after digging myself out from a huge snow storm, so perhaps my mood was not quite right at the time. This is not an excuse that I will allow myself though. I arrived at the grocery store I normally shop at. I go there as I find they have a great selection plus very reasonable prices. I personally hate wasting money when shopping for food, as I am very aware of so many that do not have enough to buy the proper food for themselves or their family.... (more)
How shall I look for you My Love?
You already reside inside of me
My heart beats and I feel yours
I breathe and inhale your sweetness...
With a thousand hands I search for you
I open mine eyes and see through yours
An infinite blending, merging of two souls
Love is our resurrection and purest gift...
I open my love window for you to enter
I ask the moon to shine it's splendor unending
Press your face against mine and breathe
Bring a mountain river to quench my thirst...
There is a closeness... (more)
How many times do we feel all alone in this world? I know I am not the only one to have felt this...is a common human state . We may of felt disappointed by someone we loved and trusted, rightfully or wrongfully. It really does not matter, the feelings are there whether rational or irrational. Perhaps we put all our work and resources , energy into making a dream come true. Only to have it blow up and die before our very eyes. Does this mean we then give up? No, I never will give in to hopelessness...I may stumble, but I also know I will rise again when I am ready. This is the commonality... (more)
I was born in Detroit and have always loved R&B and Motown music. It speaks to my soul and always has. Years later , my husband and I met a wonderful couple from Cardiff, Wales. (Pat and Royston Marcus) one halloween night. They had just moved in that day and felt bad they had nothing to give out for Halloween. They were our neighbors for five years and through them I was introduced to reggae music and soca, calypso music. In fact my son Marcus is named after him...We use to spend our weekends together listening to music, eating, drinking and just enjoying this wonderful friendship.... (more)
Let me spread this blanket
Beneath this dream
Come lay beside me
A gentleness and smile
Blooms inside my wanting heart...
Love is the beloved
Water of life ,creating
Unending thirst's craving
A consuming hunger undeniable
The snow bringing me closer to your lips...
With the sweet glance of love
Like alchemy I am transformed
Searching for you in a thousand thoughts
An earnest prayer offered to the universe
Manifested inside the window of our hearts...
Let the lovers play with glee
Many times mine eyes have cried
Rivers of tears unending
Sad tears, happy tears, grateful tears
Salty tears which could fill the ocean...
The tears which flow from the heart
Being so much more than salty water
The emanation of the breath of life
The substance dreams are built upon...
Today while walking in this new snow
I lift myself to envision
A diamond placed meaningfully
Demanding my attention...
Bright and sparkling
Beautiful abundant strength
Assistance bestowed... (more)
There are times we unknowingly present another with the gift of a grateful heart...who it is, where they are, what is their life...we may never know. We send into the universe a thought, a healing in words, an open heart: praying it reaches a needful soul and eases their journey in even the most miniscule way. May they breathe deeper and easier to find within themselves hope which may of been lost along their way...
Time after time I read and sense a longing through words written here...to be understood. The beauty of expression amazes me and in perceiving this I then offer... (more)