rituals soothe our souls calm our minds
and warm our hearts while healing within
shared food and hearty chats simply divine
for like minded others open our heart
faith joins us with others giving purpose
create walk blog write compose art music
bring unity joy bliss and wise bles’ngs
The defining features of Kwansaba are:
1.a celebration of family and African-American culture, a praise poem.
2.a septastich, a poem in 7 lines. (To be clear, it is only 1 stanza).
3. measured by 7 words in each line.
4. written with no word exceeding 7 letters.
each morning I awake
blessed to be alive
blessed to have good health
my forever home
and plentiful to cover the bills
blessed to have all my faculties
an exquisite beach to walk
good kind friends to talk
a delightful d’Verse connection
blessed to know like minded people
activists for our environment
for endangered species
and climate change
blessed to know some who discern
not sucked in by propaganda
intelligent thoughtful people
who vigilantly tame their minds
blessed to live rurally
with fresh sea air
and kindly neighbours
there are far more blessings
than challenges coz that’s my focus
life has purpose and passion
and blogging a cathartic outlet
creativity community and connection
great choices, I had to try both … was a struggle to keep words down to 7 letters in the first one!