Wednesday, April 13, 2011
This is the cover of the booklet of my poetry and my mother's artwork I put together after she passed away on January 26, 2011. Here is a sample poem from the book:
I saw a coyote the other day
walking across a busy 4-lane highway.
Unnerved by the traffic, he took his time
and slowly ambled into the woods.
You are like that coyote now—
strong, free and healthy—conquering
all fears and blissful of your surroundings.
You have crossed the road of troubles,
emerging to return into the forest of your life.
Not frail and afraid, like the deer,
not nervous and skittish, like the squirrel,
not a scavenger, like the raccoon,
but awesome and upright, harboring a
deep purpose and an elevated spirit,
a soul that has conquered misfortune,
and a camouflaged will to travel on.