Who’s Got Your Back?


As we learn to trust and rely on our inner wisdom, we are led to our highest good and we feel safe in the awareness that we have our own back. With that said, we are all here for each other, and no man/woman is an island. It behooves us to be humble enough to ask for help when needed and selfless enough to provide help when asked. 

Blessings, 

Carolyn Glackin 

*All words are my own. 

*Image found on Google. 

*Owner/artist unknown. 

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DON’T Kill ‘Em with Kindness…


Got to thinking about the old phrase “kill them with kindness” earlier today. It really isn’t a kind phrase at all. It suggests a manipulative form of kindness to dupe your adversary. Thus, I was led to the posted words. Let’s keep it kind for the right reasons. Otherwise, it’s no better than political correctness. 

Blessings, 

Carolyn Glackin

End of Summer 

End of summer 

Crimson hues
Will take the place
Of cerulean blues
Instead of flowers
Golden leaves
Will find their way
Down from the trees
Zephyr winds
Will toss our hair
Reminding us
That autumn’s near
No more flip flops
Shorts or tees
We’ll soon need sweaters
For the breeze
Autumnal nights
Will bring a chill
Forest creatures
Quiet and still
Sights and sounds
And smells of fall
Delight the senses
Of one and all
Crisp, red apples
Pumpkin pie
Crackling fire
Warm and dry
A time when families
Come together
Telling stories
In chilly weather
Fresh brewed coffee
In our hands
While we dream
Of holiday plans
Gone the heat
Of summer days
Enjoy the fall now
While it stays.
-Carolyn Glackin

*Image via Google. 

Loved

Loved

by Carolyn Glackin 
Oh how this mad world loved him!

But little did he know 

He only felt it’s harshness 

The bitterness, the cold 

The sun’s warm rays did seek him

To surround him with golden hues

And I wondered if they found him

Would he then, still refuse?

What was it that caused his blindness?

What clogged his weary heart?

Did the Earth world do this to him

Or was he like that from the start?

Gaia asked and asked me

For she wanted him to know her love

But never had I an answer 

Neither here nor from above 

And as for me, I tried too

I loved him as well as I could

But he refused to feel it

He simply misunderstood 

And finally I left him

For that was no place for me

I left him in his darkness

And set my own soul free

And that’s when he first noticed 

He thought I was no longer there

Though I wasn’t with him in form

I was with him as a prayer 

Because love continues to love

Regardless of what transpires 

Real love is of the divine 

Not egoic human desires

I was with him from the beginning 

I’ll be with him until the end

And forever I shall love him

In ways he can’t comprehend. 
*Art by Susan Seddon Boulet.

Absolved 

My dear one, I have no harsh words to offer 

No judgement, no vitriol
Nor bitter reprimand
For I am neither judge nor jury
And I really only seek to understand
I don’t sit here finding fault within you
Nor would I ever cast you out in shame
For I know that when one looks guilty
There are nearly always two or more to blame
And I’ve not heard both sides of the story
And even then, you’ll get no verdict
from me
For I choose to see you as you really are
A sovereign being, innocent and free
And we all do things for which we bear a burden
A heavy parcel full of much regret
So I’ll do nothing to add to that grievous burden
Aside from help you to move on and to forget.
And I don’t care to partake in idle gossip
I won’t be a part of those who fan the flame
I won’t prattle on and on about the details
I’ll do nothing to besmirch you or your good name
For we all have things in life we must account for
And sometimes life just doesn’t go as planned
And I understand the trials that you’ve been through
So I’ll hold my tongue and offer you my hand.
-Carolyn Glackin
Art by A. Andrew Gonzalez.