Because I am

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Because I am
I cannot imagine not being
my gift to you with words
is to rearrange
raindrops in the sunshine
not to create being
where there was no being
there is only one who can do that



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It is a surprise to see

what I did not see before

but still what is it that I see


It is a surprise to learn

what I did not know before

but still what is it that I know


It is a surprise to be

what I did not expect to be

but still what is it that I am


It is a surprise to go

in the direction that I’m going

but still what direction am I going

The eyes of god

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I ask myself

how will I find the courage

to look into the eyes of god

when he comes

then I remember

he is already here

Our Rivers Will Speak to Us

I love this poem and want to support the message she has added to it very much. My thought about this situation is – love is stronger than fear!

Ancient Skies

20180930_123716When we are quiet, our spirits drifting

into peace

our rivers will speak to us

as we covet the love

in our hearts.

And yes

it is true sometimes

rivers will carry us

to make a stand.

My friends my river is speaking, and it says Nationalism falsely parades as patriotism. It’s not patriotic.

In one single year from 2016 to 2017 hate crimes against Hispanics in our country went up 40%.

In that same year 2016 to 2017 anti-Semitic hate crimes in our country went up about 60%!!

What does that tell you?

It says Nationalism causes hatred because of an atmosphere of division and strife.

Push back on hate!!

Please vote on November 6th!!

Hatred is un-American.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies

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Uncertainty is a shadow

that enters every room

of my life

I see the beauty of the evidence

of rain on the driveway

I dance in the direction of the steps

to anywhere

and measure the distance

to the hills of breath with the motor

of meaning

is the flavour hidden

beneath the swirling surface

of the drink

and can shaky hands grasp

the fullness of the vessel

does stillness in the eyes

produce the answer or the question


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I find the fewer words I say

the more room there is to speak


the less I struggle

to change the world

the more freedom I have to act


the fewer breaths I take today

the more remain for tomorrow


the less I work to be

who I want to be

the more I can be who I am


a new person rises every morning

I check to see if it’s me



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Yesterday was a gift

all of it

the breathing at three am

the space in between

today is a gift

all of it

sun through the trees

sparkling light on the blue waters

tomorrow is a gift

all of it

The interesting part of cliff jumping

The interesting part of cliff jumping

is definitely not the landing

there is no perfect colour

for passing swiftly through

the downward rushing air

turning around and around

will press the lack of reality

deeply into your twirling eyeballs

I have been gambling

that the temperature for transforming

butterfly like

from the steaming heat of ignorance

is reached just before the moment

of impact

Love and fear


I have allowed fear

to control my life

out of love

and an inexplicable need.

The fear is not all mine

or all hers or yours.

It is the love that sustains


So we make this journey


my love and fear

towards our destination

where we will separate

into love

which is all there is