Grenfell Tower – Poem/Tribute

Grenfell Heart

What happened to you makes no sense, it makes me cry

It should not have happened – you did not have to die.

What happened to you makes you mad, it makes you cry

Children thrown out of windows though they cannot fly…

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Why?

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There’s not enough water – London towers rise high

There’s not enough help! There’s not enough time!!!

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This is not a house of cards, but it surely burns like one

London fire caused more pain than their knives had done

This is not a house of cards – there are lives inside

Real life people, left behind, who shouldn’t have died

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I’m praying for you if you have survived… You’ll rise…

And for you who’s lost your loved one or many loved ones.

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I’m praying that those in power do all in their power

To prevent another fire from burning another tower…

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Tribute to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Keep Swimming – Poem

stony beach

A brief definition of a beach, by me –

Soft & golden sand with a fresh breeze & the sea

Yet, this shore, right here, without one grain of sand

Is believed to be qualified. I believe, but not quite…

Well… Sea? Checked. Breeze? Checked.

But then.., stones – and sooo haaard!

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In my mind, there’s a memory of a soft & smooth beach

Without the soft sand, my bare feet feel so… eek!

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Rocks are surely great for the ‘mountain time’

Yet, each beach, in my mind, requires… the sand…

Second thought – let’s revise

It’s a fruitful land…

As in spite of my hurting feet

Which from pebbles bleed

 I prefer to keep swimming

In the sea bottomed hard

Than to drown in the one

Underlaid with soft sand.

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Final thought:

“Just keep swimming” Dori from “Finding Nemo”

All the Time & Everywhere – Poem

lost found searching

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You don’t just find Him in Love, although

Many people like to think you do…

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His Love & His Peace break through our Hate

You find Him in joys, but more in despairs

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You find Him in dry spells. You find Him in rain

You find Him at night and during the day

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He is all the time. God is everywhere…

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Yet, here is the most beautiful thing

About finding Him…

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When you cannot find – you can’t even search

Your heart is too tired and too weak to care

He will find you…

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Wherever you’re at…

In sadness, in pain,

In the storm, in the rain

He is there…

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All the time & everywhere.

I See You. Unbroken. – Poem

I hear you…

You have a beautiful way with words

Such an able mind you have,

And yet it’s so sad

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I see you…

Broken faith, broken dreams

Broken body as it seems…

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I feel you…

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I don’t know you, but I do

I’m so human… just like you

I’ve known pain for many years

I believe it rhymes with ‘tears’

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In my world…

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Poems, prayers, sermons helped

When I hurt so much I yelped,

And when pain was lingering –

Chronic, constant, deep within

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I see you…

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Unbroken. I see you unchained

It is not a word, but I C U unpained

Free from all your tears

And those wasted years

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I see you…

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I see you unbroken

I see you unbound

I know you are lost

Yet, I see you found

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In my Father’s Heart –

In your Father’s Hand

Unbroken.

Better, Faster, Stronger

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There’s a type of pain that makes you cry

You might even feel like you’re going to die…

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You’re looking for help, but there is no point

You’re feeling a pain no one felt before….

And the ones that felt it cannot give a hand

They’re too busy fighting their own type of pain

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So,

Your mouth is now widely shut, but

Your eyes must be open – looking up…

There is God!

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Suddenly,

You become better, faster, smarter & stronger

Your mind is much clearer, your body lasts longer

.Finally, you may rest… Finally!

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And after the rest…

There comes yet another ‘friendly’ type of pain

Your growth must continue. It must start yet again ♥

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Just Say “Yes” Already.

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Image from clipartkid.com

This post is about the importance of knowing how to receive. It’s about forfeiting that bad pride which makes you go without, all the time.

Is it needful to write about that? You might ask. Well, I think so. I don’t know about you, but I’m quite independent and often forget that I do need others. I’m used to doing what needs to be done when it needs to be done, all by myself. Though not always without a fuss. 😉

I was travelling, by air, when this very educational scene played out in front of my very eyes. A Spanish speaking flight attendant offered to carry an older man’s luggage. The man had two small bags and a laptop with him, but refused to accept the help. He confidently stepped out of the plane carrying his load, all by himself, down a very steep stairway. The attendant had not even finished expressing how orgulloso (proud) the man was when a huge commotion started all around us… You guessed it. The proud man (and his luggage) tumbled down the stairs. This was a fall with a bang, which looked very dangerous – especially for someone his age. Everyone rushed to make sure he’s okay, and thankfully he was. Phew! Yet, the whole situation could have been avoided easily…

Soon after the fall, a fellow traveller offered to help me with my bag, so I could focus on keeping my small kids safe. They were travelling with me, by the way. I was just about to say ‘I’m good, thanks…’ when reminiscing the other man’s fall, I heard myself saying ‘Yes’ happily. I graciously handed my bag over to the friendly stranger. We all went down the stairs and lived happily ever after… You know what I mean.

Why is this story so important though? Well…

If you don’t know how to receive you’ll miss out on opportunities.

Don’t be too proud, or too ‘orgulloso’ if you’re Spanish-speaking! Learn how to receive good things from good people, and from God. There are good things waiting to be given… to You! Yes, You. Heck no, I am not talking about being a freebee hunter. Just don’t miss out on genuine help when it’s due. Ask for it and accept it when it’s offered. Doing so graciously doesn’t mean you’re weak, and it might even save your life, one day…

Give HELP and know how to take IT.

Know how to Receive from Your Nearest & Dearest. Know how to Receive from Friendly Strangers too… Share Your Life & Your Load with others.

Just Say ‘Yes’ Already. You know you want to. 🙂

‘RETROSPECTION’

My past is a story of a tortured soul

Trapped in a jail with invisible doors

No way out and no way in –

Complete unawareness of being within

…In the heart of the greatest lie…

I was the most faithful friend of my greatest enemy

I was the lost coin

Looking for ways to be destroyed

Locked away. Locked in…

 

Believing religiously that I held the key

Surrounded by darkness from inside of me

I was a vampire, not even a leech –

so convinced I lived, convinced I was free

Chasing after shadows and fighting with winds

I just kept running around, like a chicken – beheaded one

Just running in circles, running in the darkness

Flipping my crippled wings in my utter madness

Admiring the image of my ugliness

Tripping against each stone on my way

In the dirtiest soil I kept washing my face

Not knowing why I kept running away –

Away from the world!

Away from myself!

Away from my fate!

Running after freedom, getting more in-caged!

I tried! …To break away from the spell of his darkness!

But was overwhelmed by fear and tangible sadness…

…After I experienced all deaths that were mine

He surrounded me with a silent shout singing:

‘Girl, for you my body has been drained of blood.

How many more times will I pass you by?

How many more crimes will you bring to life?

Recognize me – I am He… Acknowledge me now.’

My past is a story of a tortured soul

Trapped in a jail with invisible doors… 🙂