Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The Great Search...........

Painted by Lorraine Rigby. 2016
Since Reason graced my being,
I have searched for you,
my mothers and fathers have searched for you,
it is my deepest desire to know you.

But I have a divine bond that holds us strongly,
that bond is my path in this labyrinth called the Earth.
I have stared at this bond with a knife, my dark days unnumbered...
ready to pull and slice it in savage hope.... in a world of suffering

I searched you out with all my heart! 

I wish the word of God to be locked in my heart,
allowing the wonders of that great mystery, to go deep within me,
revealing a greater truth for my presence in the Universe,
and in my prayers I will allow your presence to manifest itself in my soul!

Let go off that blade of desperation and denial! 

Hold onto that divine bond, I will not lose my way,
I will now, know my way, though every corner is unknown to me and
every turn a wrong direction.

You are held in me and I in you!

Amen

Friday, 13 May 2016

A bowl of ice cream

Painted by Lorraine Rigby. 2016. 
There he was with tea and sun,
Music flew around....
The flirty tatoo'd girl ran from her car...
The happy boozy tramp sang his song...
The metal beasts that transform our soul,
squeezed passed...

There he was with tea and sun,
Mother and Daughter merrily silent,
Staring into the distant future and past,
The bald shaded hard man under the King,
The nose pierced bohemian creator wanting to fly away.

But there he was with tea and sun,
The waitress threw down their food,
We laugh in dismay and struggle what to say.
But it's Friday...
And he sits with a bowl of ice cream,
under the sun, on this most beautiful day.....

Thursday, 5 May 2016

My Path!

Painting by Lorraine Rigby. 2016. 
O Spirit Divine, may my path not be crossed by the wicked,
But if they do, may my heart be true and not follow them on their path,
May I reside in a friendship of true giving and sharing,
And not be seated with the greed and gluttony of the privileged.

May our ways be fueled with a desire of relationship and community,
measured in an abundance of compassion and love.
The ways of the wicked will be driven away,
The winds of righteousness will seek them out. 

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

In Expectation

I sit....surrounded by Plato's greatest four....
They look down upon me in expectation....
Justice, Temperance, Charity and Fortitude
They explore my heart, they tap at my consciousness, they nestle closely to my words and deeds...
The Spaniard reveals to the world his Academia,
The Irish big eye'd, solemn beauty..
The American is noble and true...
I sit....surrounded..........

I assumed.....

Painting by Lorraine Rigby. 2016
I didn't know the pain you carry,
I didn't understand it was so difficult,
I didn't realize you had a long ago's...
Or a Once Upon a time....

I assumed this and that about you,
I assumed you were fine and at one,
I assume so many things....
I assumed it ended with a happily ever after.

You walk with a pain...
You are confused by your pain...
Your past story is etched in your present fairy-tale,
Your story has always been...

I didn't realize I was the monster in your tale...