Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fall

I cannot believe how quickly this month has gone by. It seems that the days have swirled by as fast and furious as the leaves...

It has been a trying and triumphant month.

Losses and gains.

Work and life are a roller coaster ride and I am hanging on, hoping and praying that all will be well.

The strange thing is I am not the only one affected. It seems as if the universe is all topsy turvy. Everyone I know seems to be going through a similar cycle. I hear talk about the economy all the time. War, peace, loss, fear. "These are the times that try men's souls." (Thomas Paine)

I will write more. But now I need to shower and get ready for Halloween with 3 of the 8 greats. Hoping the night is clear and the candy is flowing!

New poem... about the family farm.

In the curve of the land
where my life began
is where I wish my life to end.
in the wild grove where my grandmother’s
roses still grow
where wild garlic from a long ago garden
and buttercups and daffodils
are grown,
That is the final place
I want my ashes sown.

From the earth that nurtured me
and fostered my dreams
and even now tugs me back
for respite and care
I want my last bones and cells to return

I want my DNA to mix into the mud
with which I played
so that someday
maybe future generations
may touch me inadvertently
and feel a whisper of my passion
of my love
of my soul.

I want for them
the love of this land
that never left my bones

It seems only right to put me back
where my heart,
my soul belongs.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Life of late...

Much has been happening and I have not had time nor inclination to write.

Things have been rather strange here, lots of struggles and frustrations. I prayed for strength and now wished I had prayed for peace. I know God is with me but I feel so alone at times. I have cried so much its ridiculous even for me. But I am lucky, blessed with a great support system: family, friends, church and co workers. I will persevere. I will keep on going. Because really what other choice is there?