Boxes

Boxes
All is in boxes
home in a box
family in a box
life in a box
work in a box

squares
even
straight
closed
safe…

I want to live and love in a circle,
a triangle
an oblong
a sphere
an oval

Push at the boundaries, the confines,
fight the boxes, boxes, boxes…..

I am Woman..

I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back and pretend
‘Cause I’ve heard it all before
And I’ve been down there on the floor
No one’s ever gonna keep me down again

Oh yes, I am wise
But it’s wisdom born of pain
Yes, I’ve paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to
I can do anything
I am strong
I am invincible
I am woman

You can bend but never break me
‘Cause it only serves to make me
More determined to achieve my final goal
And I come back even stronger
Not a novice any longer
‘Cause you’ve deepened the conviction in my soul

Oh, yes, I am wise
But it’s wisdom born of pain
Yes, I’ve paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to
I can face anything
I am strong
I am invincible
I am woman

I am woman watch me grow
See me standing toe to toe
As I spread my loving arms across the land
But I’m still an embryo
With a long, long way to go
Until I make my brother understand

Oh, yes, I am wise
But it’s wisdom born of pain
Yes, I’ve paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to
I can face anything
I am strong
I am invincible
I am woman ……

Perfection is….

I have been feeling somewhat miserable today, full of cold and aching and feeling very sorry for myself.

Michael Lee is a fellow IM’er, who sends me information as I promote some of his videos and meditations. Today, he sent me this, which made me laugh so much I asked him for permission to post the link here.

http://www.20daypersuasion.com/self-help-video-111708.htm

If that is perfection, I think I will pass!!

Choices

CHOICES

If¬†I can’t do
what i want to do
then my job is to not
do what I don’t want
to do

It’s not the same thing
but it’s the best¬†I can
do

If¬†I can’t have
what i want . . . then
my job is to want
what I’ve got
and be satisfied
that at least there
is something more to want

Since¬†I can’t go
where I need
to go . . . then I must . . . go
where the signs point
through always understanding
parallel movement
isn’t lateral

When¬†I can’t express
what I really feel 
I must practice feeling
what I can express
and none of it is equal
I know
but that’s why mankind
alone among the animals
learns to cry

by Nikki Giovanni

Longings…..

I long to watch you sleep
To feel the warmth of your breath upon my cheek
I dream of tracing the outline of your face with a gentle touch
Just to see your lips¬†move in a sudden smile…

Am I asking too much…

I long for you to hold my hand
To feel your arms surround me in a hug
I dream of looking up at you
Just to see your eyes dance with laughter…

Am I asking too much……

Remembering

Today, we remembered. We remembered all those who died in countless wars. We remembered all those who fought to preserve our right to free speech, democracy and freedom from persecution. The service is aimed at Service Personnel, but we also took time to remember the civilians caught in the fighting over the years.

It is 90 years since the ‘War to End All Wars’. It didn’t, and was then renamed to World War 1. The services were solemn and gave pause for thought. The words were meaningful and sincere, the decorations worn by those who had been involved in fighting were many, and the poppies were abundant. Yet still we fight. Will there ever be and end to the killing?

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Binyon

“When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,¬†
For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today”

 

It’s over

So, its finally over, and the guy who everybody seemed to want to win, won. We can only hope that he is the man we all¬†think he is and that somewhere down the line the US don’t end up regretting their choice of President, as they usually seem to do.

Politics changes people. It’s a dirty nasty game, full of sleeze and spin, believe me, more about who you know, not what you know, and in some cases, very much about ‘what’s in it for me’ not ‘what can I do for you’.

He seems a good guy does Obama, lets just pray that he will stay that way!