Tag Archive | love

Fortress

Hold me tight
Protect me from all that’s around
Be my shield in the time of trials
Enhance my beauty
Strengthen me
So I can withstand the winds of time
Together we’ll be more fortified
Together we’ll represent unity
And solidarity
Till the end of time

November 24th, 2017

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No turning back

IMG_9766When hatred strikes
Turn your thoughts to love

When violence rears its ugly head
Think of peace

When sadness visits
Bow your head in prayer

When storms arise
Keep your vessel steady

Our world is in travail
People who preach division
Try to exert their influence

But we are on a journey toward peace
And there is no turning back

June 7th, 2017

Loved

It’s easier to love others when you feel loved
When you feel appreciated
When you feel cared for

When a cup is full
It can quench the thirst of others
An empty cup can’t offer much

Love, quenches the thirst and fills one’s cup
A cup filled with love
Brings the same joy to another one

May 2nd 3017

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Agency

Why don’t you do things this way?
Why don’t you wear that?
Why do you take life so hard?
Smile and relax!

We have a lot of advice for everyone else
It seems
And some of it comes from a place of
Compassion too
But to accept someone as he or she is
That is love that’s mature

It says you don’t need to change to please me
Or anyone else
You need not improve to be acceptable
You are loved as you are
I respect your choices in life

The respect others’ choices
Especially those we don’t agree with
Is not easy

But when we do
We are sending them the message
That they have agency in their life
Their decision counts
And they are free to choose their path in life

April 2017

Collage of me

Collage:
Different colors , textures, and shapes
Put together in harmony to create beauty

My life is a collage of sorts
Various countries, languages
And cultures have shaped me

The base of this collage is created
With with earth tones
Colors that stand for the desert, the valley and
The bare mountains of Shiraz
The city of poets, roses and nightingales
The city I come from

Over the earth tones are other colors
That represent the rest of my life
The countries I’ve lived in
The languages I speak
And the different cultures that have influenced me

And though these parts seem distinct and disparate at times
They create whole that is the collage of me
A collage in which
Eastern and Western culture are intertwined
Its hallmark is diversity
Its message, love

August 2016

Our insecurities

It seems that we all have insecurities
We think others can do things better than us
If we only knew what went on in other people’s minds…
They surely have some of the same thoughts

Most people put on a happy, confident front
They want to be accepted and loved
But most people doubt themselves

I think the best we can do is
Give something our all
If it’s accepted, great
If not, at least we have tried
April 3rd, 2016

All I needed

When I was in pain
All I wanted was to be listened to
To feel that someone saw and felt my pain
That they acknowledged my suffering
Without judging or giving advice
I didn’t need to be told what the silver lining was
Or how fortunate I was

Sometimes I just wanted to be held and consoled
Sometimes all I needed to hear was:
This must be so difficult for you
I only wanted to be seen and heard
This would give me the strength to carry on
And continue to seek solutions to a difficult problem
All I needed to hear was that I was loved
Even though I felt unloveable

And this is what I have to remember
When someone else shares with me their pain

March 22nd, 2016