Hear myself out

This is one poem in a series from the “Write to Recover” group I facilitate. I put them together from phrases that resonate with me while participants read, adding nothing but punctuation and the occasional conjunction. This one is comprised of the words of four participants who were writing on the theme, "Your own voice." … Continue reading Hear myself out

In the Beginning was The Word

Here's another poem written during grad school. This one is on the opening page of my thesis. In the beginning was The Word And The Word was with Silence And The Word was Silence. In the beginning was Voice. And the Voice was with Mother, And the Voice was Mother. It was with Mother in … Continue reading In the Beginning was The Word

Yes! I Will Speak

I stumbled across this poem today that I wrote two years ago during grad school. I don't remember writing it and it's far from the best poetry ever written. But it's fierce, and I like it. Yes, I will speak my truth although you tell me it's not true Yes, I will cry even though … Continue reading Yes! I Will Speak

Stop striving. Start listening.

This is a follow-up to this post: On a mission (statement) I've written of Serendipity and Synchronicity before. There have been many examples of it in my life, such as the time two women showed up to one of my workshops out of the blue. It "just happened" that these two women were from the … Continue reading Stop striving. Start listening.

Self, Reclaimed

18 months ago I did one of the hardest things I've ever made myself do. I sang in public. What made it so hard wasn't that I had never done this before, it was that I had. Many times. I started performing when I was very small. I was in school musicals where I usually … Continue reading Self, Reclaimed

W.O.R.D.S.: A new project

Can I tell you how much I miss blogging? When I began this strange - as I saw it at the time - new form of writing over five years ago, I was quickly (as in, instantly) hooked. I loved the freedom of my own forum, the informality, the brevity, and above all, that lovely … Continue reading W.O.R.D.S.: A new project

Trust the Process (pt 14): The finale (or the beginning)

Three years ago, almost to the day, I was sitting on a bed just like this one. Same ugly, motel-like comforter and surprisingly puffy pillows, the same blank off-white walls. But it's not the same bed, it's not the same room, and I'm not the same person. On that day in 2010, I felt forlorn … Continue reading Trust the Process (pt 14): The finale (or the beginning)

Authentic Voice Project: Y is for Yes!

For redefinition, I was thrown back to myself, to my inner knowing… Marilyn Sewell, Cries of the Spirit The Authentic Voice Project: Week 26 (Full Moon) Y is for Yes! This is the last post of the year-long Authentic Voice Project. I didn't always stay on schedule but I did make it through the whole … Continue reading Authentic Voice Project: Y is for Yes!

Authentic Voice Project: V is for Voice

For redefinition, I was thrown back to myself, to my inner knowing… Marilyn Sewell, Cries of the Spirit The Authentic Voice Project: Week 23 (Full Moon) V is for Voice Having a voice is embracing all questions and possibilities, accepting them all as part of the whole truth. It is feeling everything – pain and … Continue reading Authentic Voice Project: V is for Voice

Authentic Voice Project: D is for Drive

The Authentic Voice Project: Week 4 (New Moon) D is for Drive Society says: Drive is good. Drive is what allows one to come from nothing and go to something. Drive makes the downtrodden get up, turns the girl next door into the celebrity on the hill, and gives the death-diagnosis a bill of good … Continue reading Authentic Voice Project: D is for Drive