This Is What We Want

There is something soft inside all of us.
Each doubt, each challenge, each hateful
refusal is met with an opening..

A tender leaf unfurling, always
fresh, always Spring.

And stronger than granite.

There is nowhere to go, but here.
Nothing to meet, but this melting

No use fighting it, for fighting
is helpless, handcuffed, arrested,
against the forces of tenderness.

A delicate smile cracks mountains,
rock shards tumbling into
deep wells of benevolence.

Always embraced, pains
and tears are honored company,
no one rejects the rejecting.

Can't stay here.
Can't leave here.

This is what here is.

Searching for love, we find
love searching.

And that is quite enough.

Crashing into unknown bliss,
peace holds us gently.

Diving into free-fall,
love is pulling out the

What we thought we wanted
is a fading ghost.

If tears are shed, all good.
They wash away dusty memories,
and water the bud of now.


willie said...

Mary - I don't know what I love more: what you say, or the way that you say it. Perhaps both in equal measure!

Mary said...

Thank you very much, Willie! So glad something resonates. :-)


Sarah Koh Foos said...

' Diving into free-fall,
love is pulling out the
bottom ' ~ love this. Love you my beautiful friend!

Mary said...

Thank you Sarah! ;-))

Love you too!

Anonymous said...

"If tears are shed, all good.
They wash away dusty memories,
and water the bud of now."
You have been reading the journal of my secret senses dearest Mary.
Thank you for the sweetness and softness of your words. And for the Truth they whisper.
~ miriam louisa

Mary said...

It is my pleasure, Miriam Louisa, I'm so glad that you found something sweet in the words...

Grateful for you,

J. said...

As always, beautifully said!

Mary said...

Thank you, Joe - so glad you visited! :-)


Leslie said...


Mary said...

Thank you, Leslie!!


John Astin said...

Beautiful Mary! Thank you... Love, John

Mary said...

Thank you, John! I'm glad you visited :-)


Maury Lee said...

As usual. SUPERB!

Mary said...

Thank you so much Maury!! :-)