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By Barbara MacDonald , published on Mar 26, 2012

SEEING WITH MY HEART I saw you todayAnd the sorrowI tried not to seeWas etched deeplyWithin your soulI saw you and wantedSo badly to rock youin my arms and bringA mother's comfortBack to you.Take you to a placeOf innocence and comfortLost when we lostThe naivety of aSuckling baby uponA mother's breast.I saw you lookWith salted eyes intoYour own heartAnd cryTears that would not CeaseI saw you needingThe hope that youHad left in her armsLong agoEtched in sorrowI saw you bowYour head in prayerSearching for theStrength to beginAnew with courageI saw you and thoughYou did not seeI too bowed my headPraying... (more)

Tags: poetry, compassion, giving, knowing, heart's eyes


By Barbara MacDonald , published on Mar 24, 2012

A HIGHER SELF In silence we know the sound of our hearts knowledgeOh that we would bring to fruition the "words" that areOnly spoken within our spiritual adobeWhispered interior cries ...Verisimilitude of venerable ideals...Touching the naked truth ofMy higher dreams whichManifest esoteric visionsCalling me to a "higher" stratumA well-spring of abundant wisdom...Bless my eyes with the treasuredEmotional profundity foundIn the abyss which linksUnderstanding, comprehension, enlightenment.Gift me with this courage to discern my egoMoving only with humility...Let me walk my soul's pathWithout listening... (more)

Tags: understanding, soul path, higher love, comprehension, enlightenment.


By Barbara MacDonald , published on Mar 22, 2012

JOIN MY SOUL Behind walls built with phantasmWounded from an uncaring worldBeyond this place, in your coreTrust, truth , beautyLong to blossomLike a barren flowerGrowing in the desert Drink from the chaliceOf pure love's nectarFly with wings of desireThe core of our immortalityA portal open to only thoseWho dare to hope and trustEven in the face of life's chaos Listen to the music of your soulsymmetry with harmony...Taste the shower of my tearsCreating a river in your heartTranspicuous glimmeringThe essence of myoverabundant happiness Move with and throughThe etched memoriesEngrained now... (more)

Tags: love, soul, intuition, life's journey, fused


By Barbara MacDonald , published on Mar 20, 2012

WHAT SHALL I GIVE YOU? What shall I give youthat will remain foreverem-blazed, etched, imprinted upon and withinyour heart and soul***Let me gift you withquenching your thirstto fill a bottomless voidof endless hungerknowing you are loved,cherished, owned as my only ***Things have little meaningI never yearn in maniafor trivial paraphernaliaMy ravenous aspirationgrows and is birthedwhere divinity growsinto the sacredbounty of life ***In giving with joy...although often breathedinto existence through painwe baptize our hearts surrendering to the purityoutside our own needs***Know that you deserve... (more)


MY MARY...Gone but never forgotten...

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Mar 16, 2012

I haven't said much about what my work has been. I have been so blessed to actually go to a job that I love...that brings purpose to my life. Life is so much better (not to mention easier) when you know where you are going, and what you need to do with your life.

One of my first jobs after my marriage ended was working in a drop-in with street people and the homeless. I hadn't worked in years, having stayed home raising my three children. I was a little anxious to be back out there in the real world again. I had worked a contract position doing community development... (more)

Tags: inspiration, schizophrenia, lessons, personal freedom, missing her..., drop-in


By Barbara MacDonald , published on Mar 13, 2012

There will be days like this My Mama said...Days when everything you pick up knocks you back down.When comforts are empty and the world is noise.When the world is screaming and you still are deaf to it's meaningThe meaning being ONLY what they comprehend it to be.I will turn my face to the lightGo within and find a chalice of serenityWhich has been implanted in my soulFrom years and being branded by theFires of life's perplexities. There is still goodness in this worldthat even a river of tears cannever wash away.That the armies of adversity canNever destroy unlesswe choose to let them.On... (more)

Tags: poetry, faith, hope, darkness, light, strength, gratitude


By Barbara MacDonald , published on Mar 12, 2012


transposed energy

brought to transference

as exigency

soothing the jagged sensibility ***

Caressed, stroked, fondled

cherished, felt, blessed...

then put down again

to draw upon

when the soul cries for them***

Remembered embers of yesterday's delights..

enraptured surrenders of

the souls "home"

Unforgotten shadows

congruent but not released ***

Learning from them

I place them gently

in my soul's attic

to draw strength when

drowning... (more)

Tags: poetry, memories, good, bad, bittersweet


By Barbara MacDonald , published on Mar 11, 2012

I left my ego behind today

sent him to another place

far from me

to no longer

fill my mind

or heart

with detrimental fabrication.

I awoke this morning

fresh from a peaceful dream

then ego took over

"oh, I don't want to get up"

"it's too cold out"

"I want to sleep some more"

"don't want to spend the day cleaning"

The voice took hold

stared at me when

I glanced

in the mirror

saying"oh you look bad today"

"don't even think to smile "

"you have... (more)

Tags: poetry, judging, control, empathy, ego based thinking


By Barbara MacDonald , published on Mar 10, 2012

Serenity Sometimes we are walking blindly not even realizing how clouded our vision has become... What is that sudden flash of thought, feeling, awareness... to awakens us and bring clarity into a sacred focus Seeing truth beyond any emotional, narrow, preposterous definition of who or what you think I am to be... I am created by a higher being made perfect in his grace and vision reaching beyond any worldly parameters to reach steadfast existing grace and abundance... Placing all my heart, soul, quintessence surrendering to what is to be knowing there is peace and love waiting in... (more)

Tags: poetry, destiny, home, purpose

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