ONE – By ElizaBeth Coira

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Unique and special
Yet One
Aren’t we

My sister
My brother
My friend

Must we fight
Constantly compete
Subjugate to win
For what in the end

I’d like to dance
Down by the lake
For there at peace
Is the plane I’ve heard of

Devoid of right
Far away from wrong
Existence so different
From the stories been told

Scripts we’ve sold
Along with our souls
But I no longer buy it
This time with my life

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LIGHT OF LOVE – By ElizaBeth Coira

May the light of Love fill us this holiday season 🙂

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Light of Love_ElizaBeth Coira_HomeGrownSojournerThe light of love
To weather storms
Cleanse my mind
Hold my soul

It lives within
My gentle heart
I open up
To let me grow

Just like the tree
Full of knots
Battle haggard
Wounds and scars

I too will keep
Growing, stretching
Up to the light
Of mother sun

Inside I’ll keep
My fire burning
Feeding, learning
Hoping, healing

Rekindling
Rejuvenating
Now rise, renew
My nascent soul

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A WEEKEND HIKE IN GERMANY – By ElizaBeth Coira

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Everything is coming
And I am starting today

I go hike through forests, spanning mountains
Stretch out in a blanket of snow
Absorb the sun between gray clouds
Stumble, twist, turn through rocky trails

Stare awe-struck, dumb-founded at the mouth of a cave
Wondering what awaits us, on the inside
It’s shallow, carved out of a weathered white stone
House and host to wanderers, past and now

I wander down the path of mammoth hunters
Only to find the dominion of a king
Medieval ruins, knight’s follies
Haunted troughs, misty memories

The trees stand silent, guardians
Of earth and all our secrets
So many take their troubles to the forest
To re-emerge full of peace and serenity

I guess that’s what we’re doing here
Seeking peace, healing, piece of mind
A mind beyond time, beholden to none
We have much to learn in the trees

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REMINDS ME – By ElizaBeth Coira

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How many times
Have I sat at dock’s end
Thinking I’m alone
There’s no one home

Only to glance
Deep down past the surface
Witnessing the glimmering
Existence below

Reminds me
Love
It’s like that too

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I wander a trail
Twisting, turning
Wondering how
I’ll make my way through

Only to find
Each step appears
From one step before
That wild flowers obscure

Reminds me
Love
It’s my path too

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I dance in fields
Following the sun
Give thanks to roll
In the beauty all around

It nourishes, nurtures
All our lovely lives
All we have to do
Is open up our eyes

Reminds me
Love
It blooms in me too

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I listen to the song
Of a funny little dove
Soaring high above
Petty squawks and squabbles

Wonder what it’s like
To be so uniquely free
To this bird’s mind
How must our world seem

Reminds…

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NO MORE RESISTANCE – By ElizaBeth Coira

Looking back at this photo and poem I wrote in Sri Lanka in 2013…a time of transformation indeed! May summer’s sweet ease nourish & renew us all!

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No more resistance
To getting up
living
breathing

In and out
Slow release
From stress
anger
depression

Patience
And tolerance
Peace
Serenity

Respond
Not react
Restart this life
You are free to be as you please

Crawl with the ants
Shine with the sun
Listen with the moon
Lean with the trees

Bloom with the flowers
Float butterfly
Transform
Begin anew

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