Reflections – May 15, 2022

this sunny Sunday spring morning

it suddenly occurred to me

how grateful I am dear friend

that we can be together as “old ladies”

though more than a thousand miles apart

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May 11 2022

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there are moments when the loneliness

is almost more than I can bear

the challenges of dragging a tired body

sometimes back aching or struggling to breathe

I wonder what life is all about anyway

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there can’t be many women like us

mothers who crossed so many divides

with children of mixed heritage

heading off on our own to live on a commune

only to discover there’s no escaping

the problems of the world

even as the experience opened our spirits

to dimensions others cannot see

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commune 5-15

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but we’re survivors, you and I

of the challenges that come with being different

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not many would want to understand the cost

of the golden moments of deep connection we share

without a need to judge or compete – feeling heard,

understood, and loved for all we’ve become

as we reminisce on the phone with tears and laughter

 

for JK

12 thoughts on “Reflections – May 15, 2022

  1. Carol,
    This speaks to me. I have a chosen sister that lives on the other side of the globe. We have found through intention that we can still be close. It has made both of our lives richer.
    Wishing you a beautiful day.

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    1. Thank you so much for your thoughtful, lovely comments, Ali, and for sharing your insights about the power of connections to enrich life, though sometimes over geographic distances.
      Wishing you a wonderful day, too. 💜

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