VOICES OF HOPE
By Audrey Hope

 

 

EARMUFFS

Great Spirit,
I want to hear you,
But the world is talking . . .

Making an invisible carnival
    of noise,
To hide the stillness,
And the time to find you. . .

Committing a dangerous crime,
More destructive than bombs and guns ‹
DISTRACTING me from you.

Spiraling and turning
And round and about,
To confuse my line,
to mess with my hearing.

But my wisdom/antidote/defense is clear -

EVIL IS THE POWER OF DISTRACTION.
STILLNESS IS THE POWER TO PEACE.

And like my friends in
   
distant lands,
Like the child next door,
I learn a gift,
More precious than gold.

Truth is an arrow.
A straight line,
Raw and pointed.

There is few words in it.

In the dissolution of all
    stupid noise,
I hear the only thought that matters.

Great Spirit, I am with you.
Great Spirit, I am with you.
Great Spirit, I am with you.

And guide me to help myself and the planet.



Audrey Hope is the spiritual counselor at Passages Rehab in Malibu, and host/producer of REAL WOMEN, an international award-winning talk show dedicated to life-altering perspectives.
Please visit:
www.hopesrealwomen.com

 


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