Poetry

Give Yourself To Love

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Give yourself to love. Never be afraid to love. Love the tender young, the wise old, animals (big and small). Love the tiniest of plants to the largest of trees. Love the air, earth, the water, the energy all around you. Love new acquaintances and lifelong friends, men, women, your ancestors, your children, your parents. […]

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Ancestor Worship

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“Waking Up,” giving many thanks to Alice Walker for the powerful voice she used to coax the early-before-day-morning radio audience to learn the names of our ancestors. Many decades ago, in continuous whispers, hushes and a rush she urged we learn the name Yemaya. Yemaya is the orisa who symbolizes all the oceans and the […]

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Seeing You as You

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Finally free from enclosure in my own fears and worries, I can truly see you, not as an object or a means to my ends, but a genuine person with unique concerns, thoughts, feelings, and values. I can appreciate you as having as much importance and value as my own self. I can relate to […]

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Nothing Is Lost

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One of the nice things about writing beyond the wisdom I live is that at times when my thinking has gotten all messed up I have my own words in some file, here or there on my computer, to help put me back on track. It is odd, yet wonderful. I wrote this piece this […]

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Considerations

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Considerations We speak of Consciousness, yet what do we do; We live in the Moment, yet plan future Events; We share the Dream, yet are we fully Awakened; We pray to our Ancestors, yet forget to love the Children; We learn from our Friends, yet where is the Unity; We acknowledge the Importance, yet fail […]

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