The Unliving

We are the unliving
Unliving our lives
Not wanting the life we live
Doing nothing to change it
Doing nothing to break the cycle
Dragging ourselves through the day
Afraid to ask for help
Afraid to tell the truth
Fear is our constant companion
Small most days, but constant
It dictates our every word
It dictates our every decision
This small worm, an infection making us the unliving
We have to take the medicine to cure this infection
We have to take the medicine that will make us brave
That medicine is called love
It’s a powerful medicine
But it’s hard for us to swallow
We don’t think that we deserve it
We fear it’s not true
We fear
Take your medicine
Share your medicine
Receive the medicine you are given
There is an abundant supply in every breath
Encourage others to take their medicine We can not live this life in fear
This world can not live this life in fear
Love is not sex
Sex is not love
We get those confused
Love comes from the heart
Love is received by the heart
It’s time to stop this unliving
It’s time just stop this unloving
For all of us
It’s time for all of us to live our lives
It’s  time for all of us to love our lives

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I Have Learned So Large

I have learned so large
the space open for my soul.
Clouds hover below
as I circle away
from the snow-wound expanses.

I have learned so large
the paths of my soul traveling.
Aimless Autumn steps
walking with you
until we are lost
and I think:
“This is it.
This is how the life goes here.”

I have learned so large the flowering
of my soul
lovely as wild pink roses
as dandelions seeding
miraculous as the five white petals
that turn to bitter lemons.

– Copyright Kay Winter