I Can’t Believe I AM Five Years Old!

Author unknown, Art (c) LorrieBowden.com I have heard this poem for as long as I can remember. The Momma used to recite it, whenever someone or something turned 5 years old.  She memorized the poem from a birthday card that she received when she turned 5.  When I thought about this post, of course it […]

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Making Waves

It was the flattest, calm ocean I remember seeing in a very long time.  It was crystal clear and I could see fish swimming in the shallow edge.  The day was hot and humid, the mercury rising into the low 90’s. The stillness was reflected in our mood as we walked and talked.  The beach […]

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I Remember…An Odyssey ~ Forgiveness

This is a series of poems that follow a very deep healing experience.  I put a disclaimer here to say that it deals with child sexual abuse and while I hope it affords healing, I beg you to proceed only if you are in a place of safety and can handle it. Unfortunately, I cannot […]

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Mission Accomplished

The seemingly impossible task of clearing out the Momma’s home and getting her settled in her new space, all by the end of 2014…December 31, 2014 by the stroke of midnight…was accomplished!   At 10:00pm my SUV, jam-packed with the things I couldn’t fit into her new space but couldn’t possibly get rid of, pulled out […]

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The Angels Swooped In & Haiku 12/28/14

Drowning in chaos And then the Angels swoop in Order is restored They say that drowning is a peaceful way to die But I’m not sure that could be true Because I’ve felt like I was drowning before And I felt like it recently And I couldn’t breathe And the tears slid down my face […]

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The Long Night & Haiku ~ 12/16/14

                  I stayed awake all night a few ago…No…I wasn’t reliving my teens pulling an all-nighter, partying, having fun.  I stayed awake all night, crying, and praying, and writing. I am at a place in my life that intellectually I knew would arrive, but emotionally I never wanted […]

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Stripped Bare

Fear.  It possessed their souls.  Maybe it has always been there, but for sure it is magnified…wearing a gown…attached to wires…holes being poked in their arms…strangers walk in…modesty walks out…no idea who will touch them…who will hurt them…what are their rights? Nothing happens until everything does…and then they move with lightening speed and you can barely […]

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OH! What a Beautiful Morning…

I know my blog has been a bit of a downer lately… I woke to the most magnificent day today and remembered a cornfield I told my dear friend, Natalie, from Sacred Touches, I wanted to visit.  The link is to her blog post that reminded me. Oh, there she is…. The star of the […]

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Thank You for Your Prayers

I am so grateful to every one of you who said a prayer and sent good wishes to my mother and me.  “The Momma,” as she is affectionately known, is doing very well and I know that the energy from you all helped.  (I know it helped me 😉 ) She had a procedure on […]

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