Mary Francis artwork for dVerse, Sarah asked us to write a ekphrastic poem

we all have various values, beliefs and faiths

all are right if they enable hope and health

 

but some may undermine or merely preach

please don’t get lost in their fanciful speech

 

discern if words and actions match

for discrepancies are difficult to catch

 

awareness of these help us to grow

for we become exactly what we sow

 

a limitless well of love is in our heart

with infinite possibilities for a start

 

contemplate, check to see if this resonates

don’t let harmful emotions dominate

 

direct energy to wondrous things

empowers our hearts to truly sing

 

check rules and rituals for authenticity

we each know what’s right, its simplicity

 

when things become too complicated

it’s a warning alarm, don’t be placated

 

why meander through life oblivious

make decisions that are not insidious

 

morals must be our own

allow flow, get in the zone

 

ensure your beleafs are natural

not forced, inherited or collateral …