My Calling

It is my calling
to discover
and fully be
the True Self
that is me.
And even now,
when I am able
to submit to that call,
shedding, if only briefly,
that which impedes it,
I gratefully sip
from that luscious
wine of freedom,
intoxicated by
the blend of harmony
and peace.

© 2014 Dennis Ference

Suffering

In these later years I’ve tried
for a transparent relationship
with suffering—
surely I don’t desire it
nor do I yet fully accept it
but for now at least
I make an effort
to ride with it
without passing it on
to all who share my space.

© 2015 Dennis Ference

To accept…

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To accept and love yourself,
you must dare to know yourself,
shadow and all.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available from https://www.createspace.com/6040109, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018 and Kindle eBooks at Amazon.

Release

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Release your angry,
snarling dogs
to the heavens,
and in the silence,
learn again to sing
a gentle song of Love.

© 2014 Dennis Ference

My new book of original inspirational verses, From the Water’s Edge, is now available and can be ordered from https://www.createspace.com/6040109 and http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530558018.

Be Still

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Be still and know
that I am God. ~Ps 46:10

How hard I have tried
to get to where I already live
Be still…
to learn what I already know
Be still…
to find what I already have
Be still…
to be who I already am
Be still…
How hard I have tried….
Be still…
Be still
Be

© 2014 Dennis Ference
(First posted 12/19/14 without pic.)