Playing a bit of catch up from yesterday in that my life changed dramatically and not for the better, I am combining the sixth day of Na/GloPoWriMo’s goal of a poem about if and the woulds, coulds, and shoulds of life with a poem about continuing to learn a new approach toward wellness. It’s a little hard to write right now as my soul is far from any center of balance. But sometimes the only way is through and not around.
If We Would Wish To Heal by Michael Romani What is it that you would Do that would be more than you should? To walk back from the negative toward good That is, I mean, if you only could? Embracing the bravery and spirituality Even when it has proved past my capability You see, it remains more than true That I am afraid to die without peace with you I need to feel that miracle inside The you gave me and I wanted to ride To the better me that I know I can be If only, you'd believe still in the best of me The power of belief is almost everything It's the universal melody that I long to sing The toggled switch back to a place of rest and repair Away from those things that served to impair There is a biology there in our belief That gets us past places of harm and grief What selects the choice made by our cells Is how our environment effect our genetic Book of Kells Consciousness interprets our very perceptions Making the world a matter more of interpretation The subconscious absorbs all that surrounds In doing this, it decides what emotions will abound Our reactions become our triggers of drama How we get past these inform our trauma If we can learn better ways of interacting We can move forward instead of always reacting If we can learn to turn and face our shadows We can outgrow fear, put away ignorance and grow The problem is the portal of our very perceptions Recognition of this will get us past life's deceptions Most of us walk through life somewhat apathetic Stemming from earlier experiences of feeling pathetic Or, at least this is true among the walking wounded Who haven't figured this out and how the world has colluded Self images that need the deepest healing If only we are ready and find ourselves willing If only I might ask for help to overcome I and we might move toward becoming less numb Closed off to all that we know that we should And if instead we give ourselves permission we could Create the spaces needed to gain true awareness Of how our disease manifests and become our barrenness The barrenness of a lifetime's massed accumulation That lead to diseases we know as our destination If we want to decrease dis-ease from our within We must increase our peace either now or then (c) April 7, 2019 Michael Romani All Rights Reserved