Beleaf #ekphrastic

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 …



  1. Beleaf – funny, I thought it was going to be another environmental one, but it was another deep and meaningful one about values, especially honesty and respect. You are calm, Kate. Also clever and eloquent.

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  2. I get you here, I feel many of the faiths and churches and doctrines used in modern society are intended to create power from fear or are based on human politics. A true belief needs to touch heart and soul.

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