Aloha Friday Message – July 6, 2007 – Poems to My Peace 2



When I want her
sometimes she
eludes me
and I stumble;
if I wait enough to ask
she comes to me
in some disguise
to help me once again discover
her own divine delights.

If I feel like singing,
she becomes a song.
If I feel alone, she is aloneness
and we are again the same.

The only token of my love she accepts
is the freedom she’s always had.
No other gift could cost me more,
or bring us so much joy.


Beloved, there are days when I am impatient for Peace. I want rest, solitude, and interior and exterior quietness. And I want it NOW!

Often it is delayed. I am not ready. I trip over my own impatience. It is not Quietness that brings me Peace. It is Peace that brings me quietness. I do not hold my Peace. I am held by Peace. I may not recognize the presence of Peace at first, but when I yield to Peace everything succumbs to her embrace.

I cannot force Peace to stay. I can only know Peace as long as I allow myself to be held by Peace. I am not a prisoner of Peace nor she of me. Only balance at the center suits us both equally well.

May Peace be with you as well, Beloved. Don’t fight to move toward Peace. Fall back into her arms with total trust.

Aloha nui loa.


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American Roman Catholic reared as a "Baptiterian" in Denver Colorado.

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