Monday, March 30, 2009

At the Start

Does that longing set at the start
At that moment the cut given to part
Held in a mother’s womb you be
Then with birth newly free
From lifetimes of pleasure and pain
Life now a newly set game
Yet the need for care and protection to grow
Discount and dismiss what you deeply know
And then I am as others perceive me to be
Lost I somewhere in the shadow of me
The soul sings freedom a welcomed refrain
Then gone the shadow then gone the pain
The longing that had its start
In this moment does depart
And I in freedom and light cease to be
Somewhere lost in the shadow of me
Guided by TRUTH and God's loving care
Stand I free of longing and despair.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Mother Combing Her Child's Hair, c.1901, Mary Cassatt, The Brooklyn Museum, USA


  1. Simply beautiful. Again the picture is a statement all it's own. Your words are heard so clearly. I am glad you are free from 'the shadows
    of me" ......wonderful...Filled with emotions .

  2. I am so pleased we have become fellow travelers in this quest of beauty, TRUTH, harmony and SELF...