by Gail Marie
Eat from the tree of life Relish the Spirit fruit Absorb the nutrients That empower your soul Love your neighbor Love yourself Actions speak louder And talk is cheap Unspeakable joy Like a deep spring That wells up from within And shares its bounty Peace that passes understanding Silent waves of ease Calm the mighty roaring Of rivers of unrest Patient toleration Judgement free zone Cause no one has a right To throw the first stone Kindness warms the heart Restoring faith and hope Negates the hard knocks That beat us down and out Goodness - gracious generosity Not some moral high-ground A conduit of Spirit A two-way flow The faithful meet life head-on They stand through thick and thin Confront the lies without And battle lies within A gentle touch brings healing And quiets the wounded beast It crumbles fake pretenses And opens the spirit-path When danger rears its ugly head The flesh fights for control Compose yourself with deeper breaths And let the Spirit flow
Gail Marie spent her childhood in a small country town in Pennsylvania. Even then she loved reading and writing poetry. Her journey with God took her to a church in New York City where she met her husband. The city claimed 33 of her years as she raised and homeschooled her five children. After retiring to Michigan for five years her husband passed away unexpectedly. Writing poetry during that time became a life line, helping her to process the pain. Now she lives in Tennessee as she continues to foster creativity, write and refine her poetry.