Friday, January 14, 2011

Change and Choices

I really don't know what to say
About our continuing to be away,
Except that it became impossible
For my love and me to prolong our stay.

I tried so hard to to be content;
For this was where we had been sent.
But I couldn't keep the sense of peace
That, to me, was obviously lent.

I yearned for my people and my land
That most clearly had left their brands.
Upon my flesh and on my soul,
I felt that they had kept their hands.

History shared is such a strong bond;
It lasts our lifetimes and beyond.
These people here help me to see
That love is more than feeling fond.

It is becoming a part of me
As my true self comes to be,
The Holy Spirits that light my way
And give me a sense of being free.

Free to fly with my strongest wings,
And to listen as The Spirit sings,
The stabilizer in my soaring
Like the tail on a kite brings.

I wish that I could take all I know
To the world where I love to go.
But the path is not all magic carpet ride;
Sometimes I land with a crushing blow.

The time has come to make a choice:
Which one is the strongest voice,
The friends that give us space to rest,
Or those with whom our souls rejoice?


  1. Those with whom our souls rejoice! Of course.

  2. I am with Fred on that, but you show such contradictory feelings in the prose.

    Funny as I read the title 'Our Tennessee Home' I said to myself, for how long?

    Take care and think for you and Richard then think WITH Richard!!!

    Love from Florida