Friday, March 11, 2011

Heavy

Holding Back The Night
I have no words today
my heart heavy with
victims of disaster,
abused children -
a childhood innocence lost,
men who don't know their own worth,
women who don't see their own beauty,
friends who don't understand their importance,
people wounded -
body, soul, & mind.

I hold no comfort
for the lost;
my bag of tricks
is empty.

Who am I to create
in the midst of their chaos?
Who am I to toss hope
like so many gumdrops
onto their tables?
Who am I
to say anything?

I am the mother of all,
longing only to enfold,
keep safe,
keep sane,
keep happy
the entire world.

But I have no words
in my juxtaposingly wonderful life
(deserved, but unexpected)
for the sorrow I feel
at all the damage I see.

I can only offer love.

I fear my love
is not enough.

I offer it anyway.

4 comments:

  1. And LOVE is enough, for me, for today.

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  2. Love may not be enough, but love in a space so sorrowful is better company. The presence of love reminds the ones that feel unloved and unlovable that lvoe is theirs and love is vigil to their woes.

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  3. well said m'dear

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  4. it's funny, i saw this painting by itself without the explanation, and it seemed the figure was communing with the void, balancing it. that's what i got from it initially. i really love this piece:)

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