Perhaps you also feel as I in looking about, and wondering is this not the hardest lifetime to have lived? This lifetime is filled with notes and memos reminding me of the impossible events I have labored through. And wondering from where came the energy and the chutzpah to work through them.
I am glad for the nudge that brought me to the keyboards to note those events. It is dotage that brings a respite from vivid memories because the weight of them is burdensome. Glad that I learned what was mine to learn and now ready for what refreshes Spirit.
And glad for the sons in my life who brought awesome gifts to me and whose presence in my life made what was mine to learn, necessary. Not only helped make me a better human being, but wealth in experience money cannot touch. They are the jewels of my life. Love transformed us all.
Legacy. . .
The house is quiet
when I enter this private place,
this holy place,
to listen to my private oracle,
while I chase down my holy grail.
This holy grail for me
is my philosophy,
that I spent a lifetime pursuing.
I was pushed and pulled
into a blackened pit
strewn with many lifetimes’ worth
of desecrated dogmas.
I was expected not to question,
just accept as mankind had dutifully done
But life’s ironies consumed
an enormous part of me
as the maternal segment refused
to feed the children of my heart
an unpalatable meal.
Strong arms lifted me
and the nearing century
in august terms in a legacy.
But I will leave some memos, essays,
words of many muses,
whose meanings are dressed
in costumes of countless lifetimes.
There will be ledgers
on how to build a life
with digestible ingredients.
Done as the mother of sons
whose hearts and minds she hallowed
so they would never, ever
think that she took
the keys of the kingdom
and left them bereft.