“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen”. ~ Elisabeth Kübler Ross 

You’ve been down, up and sideways,
day time nightmares in between,
looked death in the eye, you never blinked
a tyrant few have ever seen. 
Baby steps of healing, dwarfed by
setbacks quantum size,
your courage firm, unflinching,
through plateaus, lows and highs.  
Winters steal your daylight,
cloak of darkness falls too soon,
marching on undaunted still
with beams from a waning moon.  
Let warrior’s tears of sadness
water soil around your heart
the seeds of strength you’ve planted there
sprout wisdom God imparts. 
Our love is a waltzing circle,
fanning out in three-four time,
spiralling up on wings of faith,
mountains we must climb.  
Gently let me take away,
dab from you those silent tears,
let me be your lighthouse now,
safe harbor from your fears.  

When you’ve come three sixty
in life’s maze of hide and seek
a world of love, joy and fear
let your inner wisdom speak. 
Put your ear to the ground and listen,
you will hear me call your name,
the love we share is infinite  
it will always be the same.  
Swim with your buddy,
fold into the flow,
when your cup is empty,
you need to know,
I am forever here,
with this boomerang love. 

I am this boomerang love,
You are this boomerang love,
We are this boomerang love.  
Copyright © Henri Ferguson 2013 All rights Reserved 


Author Notes


Michelle is in cancer’s clutches and it is tightening its grip; this is unquestionably one of the most difficult challenges we have had to face as a couple. Folks pay a lot of lip service to the idea that material possessions cannot buy you happiness but the full truthful impact of that statement hits home when one is faced with a life threatening health issue for which there is no easy or guaranteed solution. Where do we go from here? 

We struggle; Michelle with her body at war, and me with my sense of helplessness and the convoluted path it takes me on. Ultimately I always come back to the only thing I feel 100% confidence in and that is the healing power of love, I call it This Boomerang Love.