by Jenny Leigh Hodgins, poet, writer, lyricist, composer, blogger, podcast host, entrepreneur, educator
Shining like a pot of gold
This light within--
My promised land.
I want to hold it in the
palm of my hand--
and truly understand
how the years of
ups and downs
dramas told, tragedy,
built this composite of me-
That when reflected upon I see as a bright, burning potential
Taking misery to mission--Changing pain into credential
Defined by my decision to purify my heart's vision.
This brilliant treasure in my life--Glistening Jewel that I possess
Emanating from the Paradise that exists inside of me--
Nonetheless, can seem so far away, I confess.
Peeling away false layers of reality,
I've learned to look beyond illusion like fame or fortune in society
--such things are mere delusion;
Fleeting, empty, yet in *fusion* with the total life, the picture whole;
The truth that everything connects--from macrocosm
to unique soul...
Oh, Power!--that a single prayer injects into
the story one person directs...
and if I am the actress upon this stage,
I wrestle like madness against all sorrow, in struggles and torment,
I raise myself to change tomorrow
To climb again, my Kilimanjaro...
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