Perfect Ones

My beautiful broken pieces wandering from one day to the next- don’t you see how wonderful you are? With all your jagged edges, and sharp corners, and peeling paint- don’t you see? Don’t you see how you fit, one with the next, with the next, with the next? There is no rhyme or rhythm to your beauty, but you are awe-inspiring, breath-taking, powerful in your perfection. Look into that mirror. Look. For just one second, See. Continue reading

They Told Me I Was Small

They told me I knew nothing

I became the fabric of all things

They told me I could not speak

I became silence

They told me I was not enough

I became the sunlight

They told me I must fear

I became freedom itself

They told me I must weep

I became a thousand rainbows

on each tear drop,

They told me I must have

I became the wealthiest of them all

They told me I had four limbs

I became limb-less

They told me I was thirsty

I became the endless ocean

They told me I was empty

I became the soul of the soul

They told me I was tired

I became the path

They told me I was foolish

I became knowledge

They told me I was at war

I became my enemy

They told me I was alone

I became my Friend

They told me I can not

I became victory itself

They told me lies

I became the truth

They told me I was small

I became infinite.

Teach Your Children to Laugh

Teach your children to laugh-
To find the madness in drops of rain
Falling indiscriminately on hard, dry earth;
To laugh as that earth
Turns to mud,
In a moment of magic,
To wonder at the sown seeds
Sprouting tall and green
In days, pushing out,
Determined to see the light-
Teach them to cheer
As the flowers bloom bright,
Celebrate each petal
As it unfurls, and waits
To be loved,
Teach them to dance with the butterflies,
And chase sparrows
They’ll never catch-
Teach them to run until they can’t breathe,
Run in the open grass
And pretend they can fly;
Teach them to sing
As loud as they can,
Because the fairies are listening, and
The fairies will sneak
Little gifts under their pillows
In the dark of the night-
Teach them to laugh as they wake in the morn
And welcome the sun
Into the sky;
Teach them to hug
As tight as they can,
And scatter their smiles like the stars;
Teach them stories and riddles,
And the language of little wild animals,
Teach them
To tell you the colours
And the sounds and the sights
Of their dreams, awake and asleep,
Teach your children to laugh
In their joy and their pain,
And to scatter their smiles like the stars,
Teach your children to laugh,
To wonder, to listen, to hear,
To celebrate each now,
And each forever and beyond,
In gentleness, in love,
and in care.