As the tears suddenly transform into words
I begin my ascent back to life.
I am at a loss when words elude me
And I lie in a heap of raw emotion.
Words are my solace, my balm.
Words are my liberating key;
I am a slave to words.
They hold so much
And yet they fall like water through my palm,
Leaving me wet . . . → Read More: Wet
I am in the space
The emptiness beyond emptiness
The sliver in between
The crack where the light comes through,
Where words make sense, where connection is prevalent
Where the moment feels pregnant with new life
And I am enough.
I am past the crying, the sadness, the self-pity
The longing and the despair.
I am in the free zone, but
I only notice the crack . . . → Read More: The Sliver
After the storm
There is silence.
After the storm
There is no chance for reconciliation
Between Mother Earth and its inhabitants
Between my lover and myself
Between my troubled mind and the larger Mind to which
I long to return.
There was a chance
On the battlefield
In the storm, in the fight, in the moment.
That moment is now.
It is always now,
But now, now, more . . . → Read More: Now
Mother Earth is no longer talking
She is beyond a whisper
Beyond a close brush
Or a stinging reminder.
She is screaming
She is crying
She is tearing us apart
As she Herself has become torn.
She is aching
She is troubled
She is Softer than we think
Than we presume
When we tear at her
Rip her apart in our greed.
She is dying
And in her last throes of . . . → Read More: Mother Earth
by Grace Eagle Reed
I am Medicine Woman. I need circles of chairs or stones to sit you on and fires in the middle of things where smoke rises to clear night skies full of moons and stars of promise.
I need to smell the smoke of raging fires and sleeping embers.
I need to hear the bark of . . . → Read More: Medicine Woman Needs
by Aya Rice
It is only the ocean coming home to me
It is only the waves
They only seem to be crashing
But really they are individual drops
A whole rainforest shower
Kiss each one as it lands
And you will be free
Of the fear that arises
Whey you try to swim the entire ocean
On your . . . → Read More: The Ocean
Power and courage reside fundamentally in human life and each individual has the ability to bring these forward. Human life is deeply interconnected to other people and the physical environment around us.
Once we use our ability to recognise these interconnections, we can draw forth strong, inspiring and courageous images from the outer phenomena and use them to bring out our inherent abilities to live out a powerful life.
This section of poetry explores how our lives are interconnected with other people. Some times we are influenced by people’s characters and at times we influence others. But the key question that poses a challenge to the mind is – How to recognise that we are influenced by others and how to find solutions through creativity to see these influences differently so that we might be influential in return. . . . → Read More: Human Power: People and the Environment
This section of poetry explores how the natural phenomena can be used as an inspiration to draw forth courage, passion and powerful energy to drive our lives forward. . . . → Read More: Human Power on a Landscape
Some of the great brains of the world gathered together in the 20th Century for the United Nations Universal Declarations of Human Rights. Further, some of the basic tenets of democratic countries are freedom, equality and justice.
Whilst institutional policies or social laws exist to ensure that these tenets of democracy are protected, in the vast societies, human beings themselves become minuscule. At the fundamental level of life, yet at the level of local human interactions and relationships, it is human beings themselves who ensure their rights.
Each individual has the right to free speech, expression, and growth in a healthy physical and social environment that is free of physical and emotional harm.
This section of poetry throws light upon how human beings can live with true inner freedom, enjoy healthy and vibrant development as adolescents, and how human relationships can enrich individuals – the positive energy of which can be brought into societies at large. . . . → Read More: Freedom, Human Development and Relationships
This section of poetry explores that dimension of human existence, which seeks to move out from the solitary self and form connections with the outer world. Human beings truly exist, when they exist in connection with others. In addition, this poetic work also demonstrates the beauty and the energy of peaceful co-existence. . . . → Read More: Co-existence on an Artistic Canvas