Until the Next Flower – By ElizaBeth Coira


There is no light
That summer brings
Than the One

The Light of Love
Illuminates us
Equal, shimmering
In the sun

Do you remember
All you people
The promise
We once held

Far too many
Have forgotten
Turned from paradise
To hell

But paradise
Still exists
Open up
Your lives

Turn off the clutter
Hate-filled noise
Tune in to Nature’s
Simple joy

Her paths will open
Up your wonder
Fields and forests

Smile and flow
Like rivers roll
And Love will bloom

In you

LIGHT OF LOVE – By ElizaBeth Coira

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

Now rise, renew
My nascent soul

DUTY – By ElizaBeth Coira

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Is it my duty
To put on
A pretty face for you

Simply because I’m a woman

As though my life
Weren’t meant for more
Than the shadowy
Of others

As though my life
Weren’t my own
Beyond what a man
Would pay for

No my friends
That moment has passed
Of social sickness
Putrid illness

At least in my mind
But what’s true for you
Do you buy and consume
The old bloody ruse

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NEW YEAR – By ElizaBeth Coira

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Can we Love
Without the weight
Of worry
            and fury

Can we soar
Without the cage
Of hate
      and fear
Please tell me

What is it
We’ve been doing
Playing at
Through the years

Though it’s been done
By so many
For so long
As we awake

New choices
Await us

They are
For picking

I think I’ll walk
A while
Roll around
In the glow

Of All
New day
New year

Let’s wait
No more
To embrace

RING – By ElizaBeth Coira

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I think I’ll look
At the world like a tree

From way up here
The world’s not
                        Or wrong

                        With us
                        Against us

                        Versus them

                        All busy bopping heads

Crawl up tiny ants

As only birds can

Tickles of the wind

Mossy little friends

And no matter
How much hot air is spewed

We can clean it up
With our Being

‘Til we all

SOME DAY – By ElizaBeth Coira

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Some day my hair
Will be less like the trees
And more like
The moon and stars

(Well –what’s wrong with that
I’d like to know
Because a commercial
Told you so?)

Some day my blood
Will run deep to the sea
My life here on earth

(Well –what’s wrong with that
What is it you fear
Because a blind hyena
Preached at you my dear?)

Some day my flesh
Will feed a bird or flower
A bloom of new life
That’s nothing to do with

Some day my bones
Will root beneath the trees
My fingers belonging
In the cool embrace of earth

Will my soul some day
Float above the clouds
Return to the All I know
Awaiting home

Some day I’ll see
There’s nothing but
                                       To Be
What more do we really need
Let’s look around with Love