Wind Talk

Banff region of Alberta, Canada

Banff region of Alberta, Canada

the fragility of who we are

hangs in the shadows of our feelings

as life urges us to hang on…

walking among the trees

the wind whistles serenity

and somewhere hope is in the mist–

the climb is steep…

all around are beings

who shout us down

even saying, “you don’t belong”

telling us to eliminate ourselves

telling us we are horrible and worse…

that we are nothing…

that we meant nothing…

that we are inferior to who they are…

that we don’t quite measure up…to their idea of perfection…

that we are not worthy of love…

that we are not worthy of life–

pain is intense as we chew the words flung at us–

then we need to go deep into the stillness inside

and listen to the LOVE from where we came

and be at home  in that peace…

be still in the heart of GOD…

be still and know it is there that we are…

be still and know we are at home with GOD…

and listen…

to the Wind Talk











22 thoughts on “Wind Talk

  1. Mary Jane Farrell says:

    Painfully spoken and shared……but we must continually struggle to have trust and hope in Spirit to survive. Aloneness is so hard. Blessings to you Jane.


  2. thank you, Mary Jane…thank you for your visit…and your blessings! hope you are doing well!


  3. risinghawk says:

    Lovely work, as always 🙂 BTW, I have returned to my first blog, (I kept the imagery but changed the name). It is called “The Fires Within,” and it is at Hope to see you there 🙂


  4. thank you, Celestine! Hope you are well! Lara is in Mango, Togo. She loves it! She is coming home for three weeks in September and then returning.


  5. tersiaburger says:

    How terribly sad this is my friend. How are you doing?? Much love


  6. As usual, this is excellent. Actually, that doesn’t begin to describe it. One can use all the adjectives in the world and it still will not come close or do justice to your writings. Perhaps it is because I know you as well as I do that I am so touched by your words. You truly need to create an anthology of your poems and let the world see you as I do. I still think
    you should move east; after all, those conservatives call easterners, especially northern easterns, intellectuals like it is a dirty word or a bad thing to be educated, to be able to express oneself in polysyllabic words. You may live in the hinterlands of Wisconsin, but your brain is definitely from Boston,


  7. johncoyote says:

    I agree. It is good to listen to the wind and nature. Thank you for the amazing poetry.


  8. alexraphael says:

    The fragility of who we are
    hangs in the shadows of our feelings

    Wow. Great stuff 🙂


  9. thank you, Alex, and thank you for the “follow”…your words encourage me to continue my efforts at writing!


  10. as always , a beautiful post which makes a person think! 🙂


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