Voices of Hope
LOVE ON THE GROUND
By Audrey Hope
I fall into you
But not the illusion
This surrender is wild and raw:
Forehead pointing down
Hands clasped to the brow
Knees glued to the ground.
A surprise onion peel at midweek,
Asking me to get more naked
The pain fuels the undress.
Awakened, I catch the plane
Forever changed with wisdom
That I can no longer hold — b.s,wasted time,false talk, false anything...
I try to tell my friends
What it has been like almost losing you this month.
The hospital — a temple.
The nurses — as angels,
And holy objects of tubes, viles and blood.
A healer learning what heals.
I should know the battle points by now.
I am not the commander.
I should know the road by now —
I always land the same
Deeper down in position.
Of all the things that could get me here,
My spiritual training,teachers, chants, India,
It is the real day that carries me someplace.
Wow, I am like the Buddha!
I embrace morning coffee truth
That life can be hard,
I don’t feel so good
And I am oh so human
And it’s okay.
Gratitude seeps in
With phone calls and hugs.
Heightened reality comes on the backend.
God is in the day.
The day is my religion.
And Dear mom I am so in awe of you staying
And the place I find myself in —
The transforming power of everyday living
The bliss of everyday love.
Hope is a spiritual counselor and host/producer of REAL WOMEN, an
international award-winning talk show dedicated to life-altering
perspectives. Visit: www.hopesrealwomen.com and audreyhope.com Her CD, The High Voltage Hope System, is available on amazon.com