An interesting experience today. I’ve been dealing with a lot of personal doubts, feeling that I’m making up the words in the poems. I decided to make a concerted effort today and write only what I hear without letting my mind jump ahead and find a word that rhymes to “make it fit.” I think I was put in my place by the spirit world … I started out almost resisting words that rhymed. Once they set me straight, the whole feel changed to something far more beautiful with a theme I would never have thought of:

Duty brings you here
To sit in this chair and listen
We thank you for your time
To listen to our rhyme …

God forsaken
This is how some feel
When all alone they sit
Thinking no one loves them

Nothing could be farther from the truth
All are loved
By many in the spirit world
We hover around you at all times

This is our task
To watch over you and keep you safe

Never is a child born
That we’re not there to see it.
Never does a baby cry
That we don’t taste its tears
How many ways we do help you
To get through the hardest days
Watching from beside you and above
We guide you with our thoughts
Gentle reminders
To go this way or that
A nudge, a soft prod
Do not think it odd
That you should be helped in such a way
This is how it works

… You resist our rhyming today.
Let us try again.
Yes, they’re your rhymes
But our thoughts.
Quiet the mind and listen
As we speak through you …

Fairy tales are stories with a lesson
Heroic figures with shields that glisten
Knights on white horses
Save the damsel in distress
You know the rest.

But is not life one long story?
Filled with hope and glory?
Like the knight who rides upon his steed
And performs a mighty deed
An archetype of all that’s good
Listen to it if you would
And see that heroes are all the same
Saviors of the masses
They see the world with rose colored glasses
On a sacred mission they do ride
To rid the world of evil
The Great Spirit at their side

But this is not a fairy tale
This is life for real
Heroes live among us
Their skin and breath you feel
They’re the ones who know of God’s great might
Never lose him from their sight
Great deeds can they accomplish
For they know God meets all needs

This is not a fiction
Know this with great conviction
All can conquer evil when they know
The power of the spirit they can throw
Like the javelin of the knight
To spear away their fright

Mighty is the power of the Lord
Far mightier than any soldier’s sword
Wear it at your side
When as a knight in armor you do ride
Armed with nothing but the strength of God’s great love
That wraps around you like a glove
Oh so snugly does it fit
For you were meant to cherish it
And hold it close at hand.

The love of God
Conquers all