In this house
everything is new.
Nowhere do I see
remnants of the past.
that once held legal dramas
and murder mysteries,
now holds only
And that stove,
that brewed witches’ stews
of boiled stink-eyes
and simmering regrets,
now, with its instant gas heat,
cooks meals of choice manna.
Where once I dwelled
among pottery and rugs
passed down from ancestors,
now I am cloaked
in your luminous blanket.
Where once I lived
with hostile roomies,
now I am greeted each day
with a warm bear-hug
over tea in the kitchen.
I did not run from that old place.
Instead, through your love
I was simply transported
into a pure and perfect now,
a cozy home
on a mountaintop,
So grateful to receive your inspiration this am.
Comforting and easy to relate to.
Grateful to live on Lama Mtn., North of
The simplicity, the gifts, so many.
The Master’s Grace and Love to you.
Thank you, Teddy. I am so happy that you have been graced with a comfortable home. I know a bit of the journey you traveled to arrive there. Truly it is a reflection of your inner contentment.
I’m so happy for you and the way your life is unfolding in such loving care of both the Master and those in your life who surround you. This poem is lovely on many levels, but mostly it speaks to us all who have to leave our former places of mental residences and are gently, kindly guided to a new and better neighborhood. Beautiful, brilliant poetry, as always!
Thank you, Rudy. As always, you really get the deeper meaning I am hoping to impart with words. Yes, I am grateful to have taken the leap to create a new living situation, both on the inner and outer.
Possibly one of the most beautiful poems I have read. I will savor this one and re read it many times.
Happy Turkey Day and much love,
Kelley, your comment makes me so happy! You have taken the leap into new lives many times in your journey, and you know what courage it takes. Happy Turkey Day to you, and so much love!
Dear Lesley and Kelley,
thank you both, this is exactly how I feel!
I can so much identify with your poem Lesley at this new stage of my life. Thank you so much, John
John, I’m happy that you identified with the poem. And now I wonder about the new stage in your life. I will look for clues on FB. Thank you, dear friend. 🙂
Brought tears of longing and of immediate Presence. So precious.
Wow, Kevin, I’m so glad the poem touched you. Longing and immediate Presence…that’s what it’s all about! Thank you.
Such beautiful words! My breathing and my body relaxed as I read and reread them. I felt an infusion of peace, contentment, and gratitude that is lasting throughout the day.
I’m so happy to hear that, Stephani. To live our days in a state of peace, contentment, and gratitude…what a gift. Thank you!
Beautiful, and inspirational as always. A testament to how life unfolds so gracefully when you truly focus on His love in each moment. Thank you!
So true, Chloe. Life definitely unfolds gracefully when we focus on His love. Thank you!