Monday, May 15, 2017

poem ~ namaste

There is a divine light
that shines in you,
It was born in your soul
and is a part of all you do.

There is a divine light
peeking through, 
Even when 
you're in a dark black hole too.

There is a divine light 
I promise you,
Don't let fear
have it's hold on you.

There is a divine light
that wants to be discovered,
By the one whose enemy 
is intentionally fighting you.

There is a divine light
when you live for more,
And generously give 
through every open door.

There is a divine light
that I can't live without,
For its my guide
to know what life's all about.

There is a divine light
from heaven above, 
It's yours for the asking
if you'll believe in His Love.

There is a divine light
waiting to be recognized, 
By the one whose looking
deep into your eyes.

There is a divine light
I know it's true,
For love is found
when I'm with you.

© Misty W Gilbert 
[inspired by the Nameste Quote: Nameste - the divine light in Me recognizes and honors the divine light in You!]
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poem ~ just forgive you

When you go to a blame game mode
and are finger pointing to,
You've lost the connection
to what's hurting inside of you.

Sometimes it's very hard to see
what brought this about to be,
But if we stop to think we'll discover 
there's more peace when I just look at me.

When I connect to what I'm feeling
it allows me to feel beyond the bleed,
And not stay in desperation
making you the reason for my need.

For I can't control what you do
or ultimately how you treat me too,
But I can guarantee that I've got my part
if I stop and search with all my heart.

Instead of asking why you did 
the very things you did to me,
I'd get more ahead if I'd just live
extending grace and let you be who you be.

To be defensive and shut you out
causes more pain then what life's about,
It's better to forgive it's true
then hold onto all the pain inside of you.

But to get to this point
requires me to look beyond the facts,
And focus on what I'm feeling
to create a vision that will match. 

To get outside of the grip
of everything you ever said or did,
Means I've got to communicate
and not keep it all bottled up under a lid.

To resolve the pain in my head
requires I let go of the story I know, 
And share with all my heart
so connection can restart. 

I must take responsibility too
for the choice is mine in the blame game view,
To prevent this hurt to wreck havoc more
and destroy our friendship to the core.

All I can ask is that you listen to
everything I say to you,
As I give away a part of my heart
in hopes of healing the broken parts.

No matter what you choose to do
I can't hold back because of you,
I must love you even more
for this is what Friends just do.

© Misty W Gilbert
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poem ~ the apology

You avoid them
because you don't know what else to do,
When if you'd think about it
you could apologize for treating them so rude.

We all make mistakes
and do things we regret,
But the choice to repair the relationship 
is better than carrying the weight of it on your chest.

Relationships really aren't that complicated 
because we all know deep down what to do,
When we openly show our love
it's really simple what forgiveness contributes to.

Putting up these walls
to keep everyone away,
Doesn't solve a thing
as you go about your day.

You're only building more layers
of hurt upon your heart,
Which is going to make things more difficult 
to get the key to reach inside that part.

The choice to dissolve the issue
is only one you can choose,
Because nobody can make you
live a life of unresolved apologies, but you.

I promise that the tension between
you and your friend that's suffering,
Won't diminish the hurt you bring
in the silent treatment that you fling.

A simple statement that you can make
that says I'm sorry I hurt you,
I didn't mean to be this way
please forgive me for how I affected your view.

It really doesn't take that much
to restore and make it new, 
But you have to care for something more
than what's going on inside of you.

Yet it seems we often go
long periods in painful silence, 
Wishing we could escape 
the results from the words we hastily said.

Oh how we let it eat
away at us like grief,
When if we'd let it go
there would be connection of our souls.

Life doesn't have to be
this fragile or painful to enjoy, 
There's always a way to show we care
if the determination is right there.

It's up to you today
to show which path you'll take,
For some things never go away
unless the high road you generate. 

So as you step back and think about
your friends and loved ones dear,
It's in your hands what you do
to restore relationships that matter to you.

© Misty W Gilbert
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