Tamara Willems

rising tides …

the water is getting higher
I say to my husband, closing my eyes
and sinking into his chest, I can feel it in my ears
I know he says …

this means of course that I have been
sinking a little,
as happens with me from time to time
maybe I have been short, slightly irritable
(preposterous,  I know!)
or just simply drawn by the recent lack of
sunshine

also I suppose, I am tired and worn
with the weight of the world
bewildered by unkindness and untruths
and hard pressed to keep my light
in a tightly woven web of
fear

and so I retreat to a
quietness, within
and I
breathe deeply
in
then
out

What is it you aspire to?
What is it You wish to be?
I’ve always said I aspire to be a recluse
sometimes heard
but rarely
seen
this was my ideal, rarely bothered
quietly content
but really what I genuinely aspire to be
is Peace

not to be ‘left in peace’
not be ‘at peace’
but just to
be

peace

and in this peace there is of course
Love
as this is what holds me
and guides me
and anchors me

so this becomes my practice
when the great noise of the world
outside starts to swell
and I feel the need to get away
from everything
as well as
myself

first
I recognize
quietly then,  I
surrender
I close my eyes
return
to my breath, with ease
and always to gratitude

the water is getting higher
I say to my husband, closing my eyes
and sinking into his chest
I know he says,
as he wraps his arms around me
and holds me tighter

and it is here
I am Peace

and it is this then
that I can offer
the world

when all we have is Love
Love
is all
we
have  ♥

 

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