I have also had the JOY of sharing a few days with an inpirational lady, my friend Darlene. I met Darlene through her blog 'My Life for a year' and have followed her journey. Getting to know someone who walks her talk and gives so willingly of her experiences and her knowledge is such a great blessing in my life.
Thank you to both of you (Ian, my brother and Darlene, my friend) for 'inspiring' me.
I have written a poem called 'Healing in Light' - it is in the form of a Ghazal (an old persian style of poetry, that has strict rules and forms, with repetition and rhyme. Also required at the end is a signature of the author - can you spot my last name Adair in the final couplet.) Hope it inspires YOU!
Healing in Light
Stepping out of darkness, escaping the pain—healing in light
Wanting to know more, needing to gain—healing in light
Years of anger, years of hate, years of yearning, years to date
Learning now with courage it’s time to abstain—healing in light
Fear will conquer all, in the darkness of the night, bring out the candle
Bring out the light, and face the mirror image of the refrain—healing in light
Sing out loud, sing off-key or in tune, sing a song, sing the rune
Hear the music, hear the spirit, sing and stay sane —healing in light
Ghosts of past will dissipate, you’ll learn to trust and love, flying high in Spirit
with Angels and with Doves. Faces marked with tearstain—healing in light
Add your dreams and wishes; air your goals out loud
Shout and call, complain and feign or—heal in light.