PantheaCon Blues

Electric_guitar   I’m stuck in the East. It’s out in the west, Gotta mess with with TSA and you know the rest. Only have the dime to make this rhyme. Can’t get out to the Conference this time.

I’ve got the PantheaCon blues! OH… I’ve got the PantheaCon Blues. There’s no use breaking rules when you’ve got the PantheaCon Blues.

There’ll be lectures. And points to argue. And there’ll be parties. And probably booze. But I’m stuck here, staring at this screen. Only digital Dell love for me, you know what I mean.

I’ve got the PantheaCon blues! OH Yea! I’ve got the PantheaCon Blues. There’s no use breaking rules when you’ve got the PantheaCon Blues.

Now, they’re all there, starting to schmooze. I’m left tending hearth and singing the blues. No use a-crying, Yea. C’est la vie! But, by my word, I’ll see ya next year in Cali.

I’ve got the PantheaCon blues! OH Yea! I’ve got the PantheaCon Blues. There’s no use breaking rules when you’ve got the PantheaCon Blues.

  (Above Photo by Feliciano Guimarães)

If it was my child, I would

If it was my child, I’d collapse letting the world fade into the pain.

If it was my child, I’d cry and cry again secretly hoping the tears would wake me up from the nightmare.

If it was my child, I fall into silent shock clinging to the scraps left of the past.

If it was my child, I would be lost in the darkness of the most unimaginable loss.

If it was my child, nothing could touch me.

But it wasn’t my child….

and I fall silent as I watch my child play, color, laugh.

and I fall silent as she lifts her head and smiles.

and I fall silent as a tear slips down my face.

and I fall silent when she asks, “Why?”

 

 

 

Unity Blessing

A Blessing of Unity

Written for the World Day of Prayer 2012

Unity – You are hand that holds another in friendship and trust.

Unity – You are the rainbow of difference that creates beauty.

Unity – You are a vacuum that desperately seeks to be filled with the wisdom that can only come from another’s experience.

Unity – You are the spirit that begins deep in the Earth, rises through trees, upwards radiating out, touching everything, all that there is, and, then, ascending into the heavens.

Unity – You are that same spirit that, then, rains from above bringing us light and nourishment.

Unity – You are the nurturing hug of a mother, gifted to our world.

Unity – You are the single force that builds community and, only through you, can we find peace.

Unity – You are the many voices that can become one voice only through the harmony of diversity.

Unity – You are our hope.

May we always find the courage to reach out to you and invite you into our lives with respect and dignity for all. 

Blessed Be Comments
~Magickal Graphics~

“I am. I am” A Child’s Song of Nature

Courtesy of NASA
Courtesy of NASA

The following is a song of nature is sung at a camp here in Georgia. I do not know who wrote the lyrics. However, there is nothing more spectacular than hearing 100 kids singing this song along with counselors. It’s a bit of Pagan spirituality being shared by mostly non-Pagans in a mundane, albeit natural, setting.

I am… (sung to the tune of “You Are My Sunshine” or “This Land is Your Land” )

“I am a mountain. I am the sky.
I am a wild bird. I fly. I fly.
I am a meadow.  I nurse the land.
I am the sunrise.  I am.  I am.
We’re bound together, this world and me.
I am a part of the things I see.
I am a river.  I rush to sea.
I am of Nature.
And She is of me.”

(The older kids always yell, “SHE IS OF ME!” a second time at the end….to to show off how tough they are!)