Song, Story and Poetry

The creative process is an integral part of my healing journey and my spirituality. As a survivor of incest to engage in my creativity is to live. As an artist the creative process is an expression of that life, and as a human rights activist it’s a way to be of service to life. This is a growing collection of my songs, stories and poetry. I’ve included other dreamers who inspire me, as well.

Keeping the Dream Alive

Keeping the Dream Alive

Written by on June 4, 2018 in Song, Story and Poetry with 0 Comments

Dedicated to the Students of Tianamen Square and anyone who has ever experienced a tragedy. Summer 1989. I remember standing in the living room, staring at my television screen in wonder. “Does the world realize what’s happening here?” I thought. Such courage, such hope. The students, the adults supporting the students, not just academia or […]

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My Cup Runneth Over

My Cup Runneth Over

Written by on September 3, 2017 in Song, Story and Poetry with 0 Comments

My cup runneth over… Divine Love, expand my cup Expand the cup of my willingness to receive Broaden my mind to ponder truth Sharpen my ears to hear your voice Awaken my eyes to see your presence Strengthen my legs to walk your path Sweeten my tongue to speak with kindness Temper my pride to […]

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In loving memory – Liu Xiaobo

In loving memory – Liu Xiaobo

Written by on July 16, 2017 in Song, Story and Poetry with 0 Comments

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/338169655″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]   Liu Xiaobo 12/28/55 – 07/13/17 They took your body ravaged by sickness given time to grow unimpeded — “Death of a thousand cancer cells” — and burned it tossing ashes out to sea not in honor but in haste to get rid of all evidence of your […]

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In This Moment

Written by on May 5, 2012 in Song, Story and Poetry with 0 Comments

In this moment, my heart soars with joy In this moment, I am washed over by tears In this moment, every laughter, every cry exists and through it all I feel Your Presence A part and Not a part I do not understand and it’s okay ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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Do Buddhists Believe in God?

Do Buddhists Believe in God?

Written by on May 4, 2012 in Song, Story and Poetry with 3 Comments

Do Buddhists Believe in God? I do I add to the Ocean’s joy The tiny drop of water its song its tears its story begun and ended in a flash The Ocean gives and receives The cycle recycles Each time I return I add to the Ocean’s joy ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ […]

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Mountain Moving Day

Written by on January 3, 2012 in Song, Story and Poetry with 0 Comments

Mountain Moving Day Yosano Akiko “Mountain moving day has come”. is what I say. But no one believes it. Mountains were just sleeping for a while. Earlier they had moved with fire. But you do not have to believe it. O people! You’d better believe it! All the sleeping women move Now that they awaken. […]

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