Reconsider

Reconsider

by Carolyn Glackin

I’ve forgotten who told me

That the world wasn’t good

But needless to say

They misunderstood

For here there is beauty

Untouched by man

All in accordance

With nature’s plan

Here there are blue skies

And rivers and seas

Flowers that bloom

Mountains and trees

There is rugged terrain

There are prairies and brooks

There are valleys and fjords

Unheard of in books

There are animals

Of all shapes and sizes

There are beautiful sunsets

And gorgeous sunrises

There are islands and jungles

Where ripened fruits grow

There are tundras and glaciers

Adorned with fresh snow

There are sun drenched deserts

Gladly cooled by the moon

There are star kissed skies

That make lovers swoon

There are caverns and caves

As well as moors and plains

And with all of this beauty

There’s no room for disdain

Our world is comprised of

Magic and mystery

As well as all kinds of people

Culture and history

This world is a blessing

It’s our gift to uphold

And we must care for it

As time has foretold

So please do not question

Whether the world is good

But instead ask yourself

If you’ve misunderstood.

Copyright Carolyn Glackin 2018.

Image credited to the rightful owner.

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Beloved

Blessed
by Carolyn Glackin
Beloved, I have loved you
Far beyond what I thought
One heart could give
And truly, it’s for you
That I’m here, that I live
I am but a mere
Specter of the Light
Existing in this chaos
Burning forever bright
And from the
Earthen shackles
I’m long since freed
I come here not
Through karma
But rather,
I’m born out of need
For I have heard
Your children’s cries
So deep within my heart
And I won’t let them go unanswered
So I come to do my part
And it’s my great joy
To come to this place through you
To anchor love in this dimension
And embody it too
To serve all of humankind
In the name of the Light
To make sure no one walks alone
On their darkest night
To remind your children
How dearly we are loved
For we are miracles enfleshed
Who hail from up above
And it’s my sacred duty
And solemn vow
To witness you in them always
In the eternal moment of now
Beloved, thank you! Thank you!
Truly, we are blessed
To come here in your name
That we might come to know you best
For there is so much good
Here on this Earth
There is laughter, there is music
There is life and rebirth
There are the unending glories
That dear Gaia bestows
And the sacred mysteries
That only heaven knows
There’s the hope that lives on
In the heart of man
There’s the faith that sustains us
That we might uphold your plan
There are vexations aplenty
But to those, I give my attention not
And instead I live in gratitude
For all that is, for all I’ve got
There’s kinship of spirit
That alights in the hearts
Of those who remember
And are here to do their part
There are blessings of all manner
And miracles abound too
When we set our sights on your glory
And choose to see only you
And so, ’tis for these reasons
That my heart sings your name
And I offer you praise
Until the end of my days
Beloved, I humbly ask of you
The following things
Let me see through your eyes
Let me love through your heart
Let mine be the same song
Your spirit sings
Let me uphold goodness
Let me teach only love
And whenever I fall
Let me rise above
May I see your reflection
In all that lives
Let mine be a heart
That always loves and forgives
May I be ever humble, grateful and kind
And most of all, may I bear in mind
That every moment spent here
From the time of our birth
We’ve been the blessed
And the blessing
Upon this Earth.
Copyright Carolyn Glackin 2018.

*Art credit: “Gratitude,” by Tamara Phillips via Etsy.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/259952042/gratitude-watercolour-85-x-11-print-of

With Gratitude for All 

The sky at daybreak 

The stars and the moon
The laughter of children
Flowers in June
A gentle spring zephyr
A warm ray of sun
Grace filled tears
Serendipitous fun
Romantic notions
Coffee and tea
Majestic mountains
The bountiful sea
The glowing embers
Of a toasty bonfire
Songs that hold memories
Words that inspire
The sacred beauty
Of the setting sun
The divine moment
When a new life’s begun
Cuddles from kittens
The loyalty of pups
The blessed assurance
That the sun always comes up
A call from a friend
That I hold very dear
The end of the day
When my children are near
The love that unites us
Throughout this good earth
The holiness present
In both death and rebirth
Meeting kindred spirits
The change of the seasons
All of these things
Are but a few of the reasons
That with each passing day
Despite worry or strife
I’m eternally grateful
For the gift of this life.
Blessings,
Carolyn Glackin
Copyright Carolyn Glackin 2017.
Art credited to Cristina McAllister.