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EVERLASTING by Ann Christine Tabaka

Everlasting

Oh so many years ago As I walked upon this land I did witness many wonders Wonders countless as the sand

For I am an ancient soul I transcend both time and space It has been many eons Since I came upon this place

The stars above are family I wear the night as my cloak I roamed this planet since its dawn Before man ever spoke

The forests are my castle The mountains are my throne Where I oversee the oceans From which all life has grown

My words have painted pictures  In the minds of those who heard My voice gives flight to dreams That soar high as a bird

There are angels in my future There were dragons in my past Many worlds will spring forth and die Before I leave this life at last

I swam with creatures of the deep And to the moon I gave birth Within your hearts you know me I am the spirit of the Earth

Ann Christine Tabaka has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry, has been internationally published, and won poetry awards from publications. She lives in Delaware, USA.  She loves gardening and…
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THE TRUTH ABOUT...CHILDREN by Cécile Correa

THE TRUTH ABOUT… CHILDREN


When your tree is fortunate enough to bear fruit,  your labor does not cease once you have delivered  those sweet lives into this world.
At that moment, you are assigned to lead your brood not just through their stages of growth but way beyond, as your labor only ends with the end of your life
But while they mature under your caring love,  they must bite into the sweetness of your own existence  so theirs can be whole, to appreciate the juiciness of life, 
And while their roots must grow under your care,  the pot you nestled them in their first days  must be removed so they can grow without limitation.
Allow them to explore the wild and the soil of life, and while you continue to guide them into the wilderness do not let them fall into the traps you once fell into,
Those deep holes where you have encountered  the hostile darkness and lingering bitterness  that robbed you too soon of your juvenile spirit.  
Become instead the guardian of their rawness  and their innocent thirst f…

ARCHAEOLOGY FOR THE WOMAN'S SOUL by Corina Luna Dea

As women we have a special story to tell...

It is a story that binds us together through our inherent nature as Life Givers, Lovers and Nurturers. Like our Great Mother Earth, we have the innate pull to create and re-create, give birth and make anew what needs to be re-born from the ashes of pain or destruction. Everything we generate in this world in all areas of our lives flows from this place of knowing that our essential tendency is to love, protect, nurture and give of ourselves for the sake of others, for the sake of life itself.

I've found that each of our stories live not in the messiness of events or people who love or hurt us, but in the meaning we give to those encounter...Having only discovered in 2011 that I can write in this way, Archaeology for the Woman's Soul was born in the aftermath of claiming my freedom once more in my life. But something was different: There was no anger left in me, no judgment, no regrets. Claiming my freedom this time was an act of pure s…

FOR TARA by Penn Kemp

FOR TARA
*
Goddess of Compassion and Wisdom, I need to recall,  reclaim you, invite you to return to my heart. Come back  to my heart, Love, where you are home. There’s room. 
There is room enough for two, for multitudes. For you.  Become me, I beg you. Worry my concern into peace.  Shake this rag doll out of stiff contrition back to joy. 
Till bones, blood, marrow, mind all leap up to dance,  to expand and mingle with the greater Presence, gift  we are heir to if we remember to remember the Whole. 
The whole that made us, not that hole I fall into.  From her celestial seat in the Pure Land, Tara smiles, extending a hand of pure blessing, her invitation. Up.



Penn Kemp--poet, performer and playwright--has been active in Canada’s literary scene since her first publication of poetry, Bearing Down, by Coach House (1972). As well as editing Canada’s first anthology of women’s writing, IS 14 (1973), many of her books have been devoted to the goddess in all her guises. Kemp has been lauded as a trailblaze…

THE RADIANCE OF CHANGE by Sarah Carlson

The Radiance of Change * As the currents of my being become more fully free, more often I have prolonged  moments of dropping into  my own validity. Time and time again congestion caused by  bygone perplexities unwinds and allows for novelty and liberation. Rooted in rightness, this involves a purposeful  willingness to let go. I can’t change what was, only my reactions to what  is right in front of me. Recognizing the possibility  of old patterns pulling me astray, I can choose to rely upon bedrock of excavated truths to discover a new way through. Lovingly, tenderly I wrap my arms around  all I’ve been, all I am, and all I have left to be. I encourage the freedom of unfettering, nurture the power of presence and embrace the radiance of change. There is beauty in me right here, right now. More and more I feel safe  to let it reflect and refract into the light of day.

Sarah Carlson has many pieces to her whole, as most of us do. Those pieces include: mother, teacher, daughter, friend, widow, sister, skier, bicyclist, hi…

REMEMBER THE GODDESS by Peggy Frye

Remember the Goddess
Your earth is not flat as you thought it was.
Your feet are not glued to the ground.
You can fly with the wings of machinery.
New worlds are sought out & then found.
Your Patriarchy, flawed and corrupted.
Your Government now full of shame.
Your fingers are pointing at everyone
Yet none are willing to take the blame.
Your world now polluted and dying.
Your children distracted and ill
Your food mass produced and a poison
But it tastes good, so you'll pay the bill.
Religion alone cannot save us.
Ideologies ancient and wrong
The god that you worship can't hear you
He's turned a deaf ear to your song.
If all that you knew is proved twisted
Like an image in mirrors of fun
Why not change what we're doing and alter
The future, and bow to the sun?
Revere all that's natural & holy,
The Universe calls to your soul.
Remember the Goddess who birthed us
Let LOVE be our ultimate goal.


Peggy Frye: I am a licensed administrator, the eldest of five daughters, trice divorced from…

ABOUT TO SUCCUMB by Maureen Lancaster

How do you find yourself once you realize that you have become so deeply lost that you are ready to take that last breath: the one before you succumb to the tar-sands of fear and despair which are dragging you-ever so relentlessly-under? 
You dig deep, really deep, to find within yourself the understanding that only YOU have the power to let the past be released, in order to allow the present to heal, and the future to unfold with hope and trust as your soul journeys along through life's lessons.
For me, the vision of that quagmire tar's grip as I slipped off the rock that I was desperately clinging to, still resonates and reminds me of the days past; not only of how helpless I felt, but more of how empowered I was slowly becoming during those initial gathering moments of strength. For it was in the struggle that i realized how strong my will was.  
ABOUT TO SUCCUMB...(a series of Tankas) Maureen Lancaster
about to succumb black depths clawing at my soul trying hard to breathe panic o…