SPIRITUAL POEMS

But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure;
And seek not the depth of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.
For self is a sea boundless and measureless.
Say not, "I have found the truth," but
rather, "I have found a truth."
Say not, "I have found the path of the soul."
Say rather, "I have met the soul walking upon my path."
for the soul walks upon all paths.

Kahlil Gibran

I see the many faces
I have worn.
on the many paths I've trod.
I look now Father at all the pretending
I have done
and smile for how silly I have been.
for I know now
we are all your children
Holy Ones it's true.
so why I ask
Do we pretend
we are what we are NOT.
When all we are
is all there IS
and we go on forever.
We are free to dream
as many dreams
whatever they may be.
But no amount of dreaming
has any power
to change our reality
and where we rest forever.

Donna M Demers 2000

"Help us to be the always hopeful gardeners of the spirit who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth as without light nothing flowers."....May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude.

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life's longing for itself. They come through you but are not from you, and though they are with you

yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. you may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in

the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in you dreams. You may strive to be like them but seek not to make them like you.

For life goes backward nor tarries with yesterday. you are the bows form which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

By Kahlil Gibran Submitted By Phoebe

I Imagine

I imagine a special place,
where friendship flourishes.
I imagine a special place
where life is special too.
Someone imagined
this special place just for you.
It's the place that God made
'cause he imagined it too.
It's a place God made
to show his care for you.
Take a deep breath.
Imagine the rest,
'cause Earth is waiting for you....Poem by Jennifer Thielen.

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