Sunday, February 8, 2009


I will return hatred
with love
When I ask myself
am I a spark or an ash
I will turn away
from the ocean of self-doubt
to belief
I will write my birth poems
and sing my praise songs
I will kiss my life
before I sleep this night

I only desire to be known


FranIAm said...

Oh Diane, this is beautiful. I am thinking of the note that you sent me. I send prayers, love and light.

Leslie W. said...

"Am I a spark or an ash" I love that! I wonder that myself....

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Ahh. So often I too have to turn away from the ocean of self-doubt to belief.

Lovely poem.

Linda S. Socha said...

I love this one....

Mantra to self

Thank you

Karen said...

I love the worldview reflected here. Spark or ash? Very thought-provoking poem -- I aspire to spark but have to fight against an ashen nature (which I think was nurture...)