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Religion


by Valerie Dearling


They offer me religion

in the street and at the door

in books and television

denominations by the score.


I cannot get to heaven

unless I join their group

forget all the others

and join their special troop.


A god with a beard

a god with a belly

fiery demons turn

legs to jelly.


Do we need a god

we can ever understand,

dealing out punishment

from a throne quite grand.


A god of love is all

I will ever wish to know

for love and compassion

is the only way to grow.



Healing


by Heather Atta



When i heal

I am still

Quiet thought

Silenced will

What I find

In that space

In that time

Blessed grace

Is my choice

To go deeper

A pilgrim-like

Seeker

A knowing

There's more

Than our 10

And 3 score

A difference of being

And differently seeing

A breathing

With oneness

A Homing like

Doneness

A sweetening

Of core and

Emotions that soar

Knowing trust

Merging

calm

In this

Self blessed

Balm

What is else

What is more

Than

This heaven

Drenched pour

Can

I question

This rightness

This

Knowing

Insightness

This lift

To above

This delight

Made of love.