Grief…

Hidden shadows lurk

beneath heavy tear-stained grief.

My heart can’t let go.

Words and Image by Magical Normal Life

The Meaning of Gratitude…

The cubby arms of

gratitude hold close warm hugs

filled of lifetime joys.

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The Journey…

Once again, the heart

yearns to journey up towards

love, peace and healing.

Magical Normal Life

Image: my artist journal. Angel and unicorn in upper right hand corner is a magazine cut out. The poem is by Mary Oliver. The rest is original. 🙂


The Journey

Written by Mary Oliver

One day you finally knew

what you had to do, and began

though the voices around you

kept shouting

their bad advice,

though the whole house 

began to tremble

and you felt the old tug

at your ankles.

“Mend my life!”

each voce cried.

But you didn’t stop.

You knew what you had to do

though the wind pried

with its stiff fingers

at the very foundations,

though their melancholy

was terrible.

It was already late

enough, and a wild night,

and the road full of fallen

branches and stones.

But little by little,

as you left their voices behind

the stars began to burn

through the sheets of clouds 

and there was a new voice

which you slowly

recognized as your own,

that kept you company

as you strode deeper and deeper

into the world,

determined to do

the only thing you could do,

determined to save 

the only life you could save.

Joyful Memories of Family…

This Christmas lingers,

tiptoeing softly within

my haunted heart.

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Blessings in Life…

The blessings in life

are found in priceless moments

of everyday life.

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Painted Masterpiece…

Small and beautiful

flowers, shower painted wings

of a masterpiece.

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Believe In Yourself…

Remember… you are

incredible just the way

creation made you.

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Love and Kindness…

The present moment

holds us tightly so we can

feel our holiness.

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Tangerine Orange…

Tangerine orange flares

upward, spraying cheerful beams

of sunshiny love.

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Sunshine on Rainy Days…

Sometimes we need to

create our own warm sunshine

on cold, cloudy days.

Words and Image by Magical Normal Life