Sunday, January 27, 2013

If I Had To Choose

If I named a daughter
If I got a word tattooed
If I had a wish, a cherished thing
That I would want for you

If I could count the value
Of only just one thing
One alone that mattered
Far more than other things

Where there a time
When only one
Emotion could I feel
If I had to winnow down
To one in my souls' kreel
A name, a tatoo, wish or gift
A value point ascribed
A sole and lone emotion
To be my only guide?

It'd take me just one heartbeat
To choose (If you asked me)
The answer to each one's the same.
Is what it'd be .... 
(text copyright Issy aka woman seeking center 1/2013)

Friday, January 25, 2013

What Wars Are Raging....

Have compassion for everyone you meet even when they don’t want it.
What seems conceit or bad manners or cynicism
is often a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen.
You do not know what wars are going on 
where the spirit meets the bone.
Miller Williams

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Some Of My Goals For 2013 ~ Beautifully Captured by Arundhati Roy

To love.
To be loved.
To never forget your own insignificance.
To never get used to the unspeakable violence and
the vulgar disparity of life around you.
To seek joy in the saddest places.
To pursue beauty to its lair.
To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple.
To respect strength, never power.
Above all, to watch.
To try and understand.
To never look away.
And never, never, to forget. 
 Arundhati Roy