A Wild & Mild Winter

snowy_pines

It’s been too quiet around here

no snow until today

a winter so mild, it makes me wonder

what is in store ahead.

The peace found in nature

unparalleled with a wild, wild world

where uncertainty has set in

on the political scene.

So much unrest

yet these pine trees

outside my window

seem unscathed, at least for now.

But if we stop caring about the environment

what will all the money in the world do

we can’t buy clean water, blue skies, and oxygen.

While the rich get richer

children and the elderly go hungry

and vanity is more valued than the arts.

Will we forget about health and science, too

all in the name of greed.

© 2017 magicofwords

Words Matter

I am Woman

beauty and intellect-

I’m not an object.

Look into my eyes

and see everything

I carry.

I’m a mother

a daughter, a sister

I’ve come a long way.

I’m a fighter, a survivor.

When you try to reduce me

to your narrow view

of humanity-

When you try to seduce me

with unwelcome advances-

When you try to abuse me

with words that cut

like a knife-

I will still rise.

I will still rise

above it all.

© 2016 magicofwords

in the woods

Why is it that the kind of harmony found in nature is hard to achieve among humans? Would it be so difficult to be at peace like the tree is to the flower, the sky to the grass, the sun to the earth? Would it take much effort to stop arguing and just listen to the sound of silence? Would it be inconceivable to end senseless violence and practice kindness? I don’t know the answers, but all I can do is spread a seed and hope that it blooms into awareness.

© 2016 magicofwords

inthewoods