You can stand in your ground
with roots that grasp to
all that matters
and holds you in place.
You can reach for the light and
blossom in its glow.
You bloom and grow,
bloom and grow –
shedding what is no longer needed,
in the appropriate season.
Other beings are attracted to you…
they sense your peace.
Its good to allow them
to hug you,
and be in your presence.
For sharing the strength and life
of your core
brings healing –
and releases the knots of
tension and contraction which cause
As the winds and storms arrive,
remember who you are.
You are not the weather.
You are a tree.
You lend air.
You stand tall and alert, and
your stillness blesses.
Copyright © Cynthia Cady Stanton, 2019
with another broken bone.
A repeat injury
only this time
on the other side
as if it had to happen
for a symmetry in the lesson.
I am feeling a little picked on.
Feet are important
for grounding and balance.
Standing is now clumsy and awkward
with one foot in a walking cast.
Walking is even worse.
I am forced to slow down.
Is God toying with me?
Forcing me to look at what I am made of
and what kind of condition I am in?
Now there is talk of potential disease
a thinning of my bones,
a weakness that clearly has been hidden
until this year.
All this makes me feel old
and envious of all those effortless walkers
I have heard that healing
can make us stronger in our weak spots.
I hope this is true.
And now that I have run out of feet,
perhaps I can get grounded again.
Copyright © Cynthia Cady Stanton 2017