Sunday, March 1, 2009

Disabled Not Dead


When Someone Deeply Listens To You
it is like holding out a dented cup
you've had since childhood
and watching it fill up with
cold, fresh water.
When it balances on top of the brim,
you are understood.
When it overflows and touches your skin,
you are loved.
When someone deeply listens to you
the room where you stay
starts a new life
and the place where you wrote
your first poem
begins to glow in your mind's eye.
It is as if gold has been discovered!
When someone deeply listens to you
your barefeet are on the earth
and a beloved land that seemed distant
is now at home within you.

by — John Fox

You are in my prayers...Blinders Off


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, D. Love John Fox (my maiden name is Fox but alas, he is not related to me!)

I hope you feel better soon on the Vitamin D. I take it because I can't eat the Vit D foods due to my Crohn's Disease. I tolerate the Vitamin D tablet alot better. When I get over this bout I will be restarting the Vit D. I had to stop it because it interfered with the metabolization of the antibiotics I have to take for the Crohn's.

Thanks again,

Diane J Standiford said...

Nice poem. Hugs

Herrad said...

Nice post thanks.
Big hugs from me too.