I took a couple of days off from the challenge because nothing was flowing. I didn’t want to force anything if I weren’t truly invested in it. That said, I am back. This piece just flowed out.
Speaking of Brokenness
To be human is to be broken
And break we must
Before we witness our true nature
Divine beings in diverse Earth suits
It is our duty to seek the others
Who think they are broken
And sit with them
To draw out the Truth
In our brokenness
We are one step closer
In our wholeness,
Who we really are
There is no single atom
Which is not truly Divine.
Although I am loath to discuss spirituality extensively here, I am finding that the poems which I am writing have a particular bent at the moment. My second April poem-a-day follows.
I surrender to this becoming
All that I was, I still shall be
This, and much more.
Growth, a shedding of old identities
The person I used to be, the stories that were currency
I hold them close, but they chain me no longer.
Just as much as we are created beings
We create ourselves anew
With every moment, with every choice
Every time we say ‘I won’t let this define me.’
So it is – pain will not be who I am
I bow to its important work
Yet resist allowing it to claim me
For once, I am certain
I will be more.
I hope this post finds you well. I’m enjoying the ride with regard to Stones in the Road at the moment. Seems to be taking on a life of its own.
You can hear the first mention of the book on Source FM here – from about 30 minutes in.
There is further news, however. I will be speaking about Stones in the Road: Poems of Grief and Growth on the programme at 9.30am on Monday 20th October. I’ll read a couple of poems, and speak a little about the book and the story behind it.
Meanwhile, if you’ve read and enjoyed the book, may I ask you to share the link with somebody who might enjoy it just as much? I’m also tweeting and posting on Facebook about the book, using the hashtag #stonesintheroad
It would be fantastic if any social sharing could use the same hashtag.
Looking forward to posting after Monday’s show.