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This intense poem should be featured in every newspaper in the United States right now. Hard to read, harder to stay with, and oh so Important! Thanks to Val Boyko for sharing it.

Radiating Blossom ~ Flowers & Words

no one leaves home unless
home is the mouth of a shark
you only run for the border
when you see the whole city running as well

your neighbors running faster than you
breath bloody in their throats
the boy you went to school with
who kissed you dizzy behind the old tin factory
is holding a gun bigger than his body
you only leave home
when home won’t let you stay

no one leaves home unless home chases you
fire under feet
hot blood in your belly
it’s not something you ever thought of doing
until the blade burnt threats into
your neck
and even then you carried the anthem under
your breath
only tearing up your passport in an airport toilets
sobbing as each mouthful of paper
made it clear that you wouldn’t be going back

you have to understand,
that no one puts their children in a…

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* Haiku – a breath or two

Sometimes what someone else writes speaks what is your heart, and then a photograph makes you smile. Val Boyko’s blog post did both for me today…

Find Your Middle Ground

Just breathe Photo from Fine Art America

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Rest in this moment

It just takes a breath or two

Find Your Middle Ground

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* Life Isn’t Personal

This wonderful, poetic post really resonated with me today! Val Boyko has an amazing blog, and I wanted to share her words with you today.

Find Your Middle Ground

unfolding universe

The universe continues to unfold in each moment

Let it

You don’t have to control or hold on to anything

Just take time to pause and listen to your inner wisdom

Trust it’s soft voice

Mistakes and challenges have helped you grow into who you are today

Embrace whatever happens, knowing that you will continue to learn and grow

Nothing has gone wrong

Life continues in its highs and lows

Don’t take it personally

We are all in this together

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In Memoriam to The Fallen

A beautiful poetic tribute to the fallen and eloquent plea for peace and end to all war. May it be so!

Na'ama Yehuda

memorial candle flag

yom-hazikaron-memorial-day-

In this evening and upcoming day of Memorial

As Israel remembers its fallen

As parents, siblings, loved ones weep and mourn:

Let it be the last day of new pain

Let there be

Please, oh God

No more war.

Anywhere.

No more dead, no more graves

No more maimed

No more grieving.

Let the bloodshed be ended.

Let the warmongering cease.

Let those who entice pain, find ways of words.

Let those who live hate, open hearts, make new doors.

There’s a way.

No more war.

We’re all people.

All someone’s baby, sibling, loved one, neighbor, friend

We all share more than what can divide us

We all hurt, love, hope, bleed.

No more violence.

There is no need.

Let there be

Hearts that open

Light to hold, hope to share, peace to mold.

Let there be

No more war.

As we weep for the fallen

As we remember what…

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