Bending, Swaying, Breaking…

WOCAWE~1Cold expanse outside my view
The wind causes the unsteady to move
Some bend, some sway
Some break, crash, are taken away
The firmly planted
Those taking root
Are secure
There is an immensity of bending, swaying
Trying not to break, not to crash
But without firm grounding
Without knowing
Erosion occurs, chipping away
Inside, out
Without knowing where the wind comes from
Why it sometimes blows so hard, so fast
Out of nowhere
For the wind to settle
For the wind to pass
For things to settle down
For things to be secure
The roots are broken
Replant the roots

“When I feel tainted, God, remind me that I am holy.

When I feel weak, teach me that I am strong.

When I am shattered, assure me that I can heal.

When I am weary, renew my spirit.

When I am lost, show me that You are near.


~from Talking to God by Naomi Levy (c)


About StuHN

I am a creative individual with many areas of passion: Professional Storyteller; NYS Certified Drama Specialist/Educator; Professional Development Coordinator & Facilitator; Workshop Leader; sometime Puppeteer; Playwright; Director; Performer; Teaching Artist; and sometimes more.

Posted on February 21, 2013, in counseling, Despair, Fear, Grief, Healing, Inspiration, Loneliness, Prayers, Spiritual, Support, Therapy and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. The tenacity of trees often amazes and inspires me. Living in a forest as I do, I see some incredible examples of how well trees can deal with and recover from wind, flood and even fire. As long as the tree remains alive it will find a way to fight back. It may be broken, bent or laid over, but it will come back and continue to put out new branches and leaves and put down more roots.

    Sometimes events in our lives leave is broken off, bent over or even ripped up out of the ground. But as long as we have some roots into the nourishing soil we too can regenerate and continue to grow – maybe in a different configuration, but still alive, still seeking to improve.

    Thanks for sharing that poem, Stu.

  2. Amazing poem! Just beautiful!

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