To stay with a broken heart, a rumbling stomach, 
with the feeling of hopelessness and wanting to get revenge;
that is the path of true awakening”
~Pema Chodron
Behind this veil
lay all things possible,
yet all things past.

Shattered innocence personified,
refusing to believe
a broken wing cannot be healed.

Determination to see
a heart soar high above its sorrows,
endless rivers
flowing home to the sea.

Passion conceding no limits
not unlike
epitomized trust
pure love reflected
in a new-born’s eyes.

Behind this translucent veil
sleeps faith;
faith in love
faith in all things possible
faith reconciled.

Copyright © Henri Ferguson 2003 All rights reserved.


Written November 10th, 2003