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More To Life

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Jun 5, 2012

MORE TO LIFE

Crossing the rivers of indifferenceSwimming into awarenessWhere all the whirling stopsThe heart wins over the mind...There is more to life thanmeets the eye....Perceptions running freeLike crystal clear waterfallsBringing the gift of lucidityRevealing the perfect reality...There is more to life thanmeets the eye....Touching the very essenceIn which all life is rootedI'll call upon the silenceThe vast void...There is more to life thanmeets the eye....Defining my illusionsI will ban from my soulAll the melancholy accumulatedFrom endless nights of longing...There is more to life... (more)

Tags: poetry, life, vision, more to life, illusions

Let My Hearts' Song Be Gods' Breath

By Barbara MacDonald , published on May 30, 2012

Let My Hearts' Song Be Gods' Breath

They say that God rests in reason...

That God moves in passion...

Your soul being the battleground...

Bring me sweet unity I pray...

Let not my mind rule my heart...

Gift me with the instinct and grace...

To discern false temptations...

To unite my justification...

With dedication flowing from

A heart filled with truth and devotion...

Let us meet and embrace in the clouds...

Lifted in elegance and ardor beyond

Earthly adobe and transplanted bewilderment...

Bring... (more)

Tags: love, soul, passion, reason, soul's home

An Eclipse Of My Soul

By Barbara MacDonald , published on May 26, 2012

An Eclipse Of My Soul

My mind floats

Through the merging

Of illuminated dreams starry spots

Of luminescence

Moving towards the void

Of silence which softens

And hugs the illusions

Which once held my dreams

Letting go of what never was

And embracing possibilities

Of what may be

Overcoming my ambience

Which obscures my mind

An eclipse of my soul

Which I will hold sacred

In my memories...

"A friend of mine had posted a song on Facebook which I had never heard and I loved it... so I... (more)

Tags: love, peace, heart, soul, eclipse, illusions, longings

Mark Sky...Another Lesson...

By Barbara MacDonald , published on May 23, 2012

To kind of paint you a picture of what it was like on an average day in the drop-in, let me give you a little info so you can maybe visualize it better. I know when I started working there I truly had no idea how much I would love and hate it at the same time. The love part came with my ability to see beauty in all people . I just usually choose to focus on the positive no matter what the situation. Working there that certainly was a helpful thing. The hate part came from the frustration of knowing I could do so much more. Unfortunately when you work for non-profit there is only so... (more)

Tags: alcohol, hope, addiction, drop-in, aa, mark sky

...Perception...

By Barbara MacDonald , published on May 19, 2012

PerceptionI dance to the songsWhich play within my soulA clarity whichExclusively livesBreathes in possibilityGrowth beyond the parameters Constraining our cosmos...Many may gatherPointing, laughing, pityingI understand their staresI will not pretendThey don't hurtLeaving scars on my heart...Then I hear the echoThe wind singingThe fairies dancingWith me --to songsThey will never hear...Echoing a harmonized HeartbeatThe rhythm of the soulA life force Of purity & faith...I realize it is IWho should pityTHEM....Open their eyes pleaseTo the truth which lives In their souls..."The voyage of... (more)

Tags: mind, perception, understanding, eyes, blind, spiritual knowing

DESTINY

By Barbara MacDonald , published on May 15, 2012

DESTINYSitting in the nucleus of debris and effulgence of the pastWatching the breaking of a new day, searching the perspectiveLonging for a glimpse of the road less traveledCarrying in my soul a song which will resonateStrumming the apparatus blending in harmonyThe hope and heaven this new day brings me...Contemplating my life , accepting in the fullest measureWithout illusions but open to expectations I will generateFulfilling my suppositions with a cry of joy on my lipsMy heart beating with the rhythm of my dreams Marching to a beat I feel in my soulTime for reflection when the day is... (more)

Tags: poetry, destiny, life, fear, grief, footsteps, contemplation, tapestry, forbearance

BOX OF DARKNESS

By Barbara MacDonald , published on May 11, 2012

Holding in my handsYour gift bestowed unwantedTo me an affirmation of sorrowCrucifixion of my heart and soulLeft dripping with melancholy...Still I hold this sacred knowledgeTransforming this curse intoBlessings which frees my existencePropelling me onward to embrace Luminaria of a candle burning within...Overabundance of purposelessRealities masked by inconsequential Addictive savoir-faire arrogance Will not abide with me ever toDestroy the elegance of transcendence...At last seeing the truth I refused toAcknowledge existed within your beingEyes wide open encompassing withForgiveness granted... (more)

Tags: poetry, freedom, darkness, light, vision, rebirth blackbird

Tell Me...Just Asking...

By Barbara MacDonald , published on May 9, 2012

Tell Me...Just Asking...

Tell me does carrying that bitternessAnger and resentment "feel " goodDoes it give you peace , is itSomething we need to teachOur loved ones and children...We all are here together unitedIn our humanity and strugglesThere is a "higher' self whichLives in all of us , waitingTo rise above pettiness...Can we all walk togetherSharing our own personal truthsI know you can teach me I also can open your eyesTo something you are blind to...We are like a flower waiting to blossomSpilling forth endless beauty and peaceLove is our gift to ourselvesEncompassing all mankindJoining... (more)

Tags: poetry, love, legacy, life, anger, Forgiveness, hope, strength, bitterness

Everybody Is Beautiful

By Barbara MacDonald , published on May 6, 2012

I am revisiting Howard for those of my new friends who may enjoy meeting Howard....another person gone but not forgotten. Howard was one of the many people I met and worked with at a drop-in for the homeless....The many lessons I was privileged to learn from so many has stood the test of time and bettered my own life in so many ways. I would like to tell you about Howard, another one of God's beautiful creations. Howard was around 30 years old and had been coming to the drop-in for around 5 years. Under all the crazy long reddish brown matted hair, the fringed suede coat, the dirty... (more)

Tags: memories, mental illness, lessons, compassion, seeing with our hearts

Our Path In Life

By Barbara MacDonald , published on May 4, 2012

OUR PATH IN LIFE Espouse thisIgnore thatSix of oneHalf dozenOf another...Forbearance counseledConnections neglectedRedundancy discerned Choices grappledPoints given and taken away...Facing crossroadsCrossing a fewRather than waste themAscertain the qualityChoose wisely...Better to forgiveLetting goThan to carryBurdens undeservedReleasing...Impulse is of the soulGently guided by the heartWhispering intuitionIn faith acted uponBrain left outside...Better to feed the soulStarve the propensityAsking what areWe here for anywaysWhat is truth...Equanimity balancedFilled with loveForgetful forgivenessConsorting... (more)

Tags: life, choices, path, forgive, crossroads

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