Posted 2009-02-07 by The E
Because of you, every day I feel as if I walk on rose petals.
The dimmest stones are precious metals.
Because of you, I feel the moon shines only for me.
I can see the way to what I want to be.
Because of you, I can feel my heart pounding in my chest.
Wonderful dreams fill my mind’s rest.
Because of you, I’m always full of gratitude.
My belief in dreams is renewed.
Because of you, I have something to think about all day.
And I know that I can never lose my way.
Because of you, I want to do and be more than I am.
I’m strong a lion, but calm as a lamb.
Because of you, I can sleep at night.
When I worry, I know all will be right.
Because of you, I always see a rainbow.
What you can teach is all I need to know.
Because of you, I believe I can fly.
When I’m alone, comfort is always nigh.
Because of you, I feel blessed by my fairy godmother.
I know that I will never need another.
Because of you, I feel like I could hold the stars in my hand..
My mind’s eye can see every grain of sand.
Because of you, All the world seems bright.
And I am free from endless night because of you.
Posted 2006-05-16 by The E
I’ve often wondered if
Through my life I have
in any small way changed
The answer oddly came
One afternoon while
cooking packaged noodles
Adding spice to the broth
changes not noodles,
only the water that
But when I raised the fork
to my waiting lips
the noodles repeated
Of the flavoring I
had seen fit for me
to contribute. I have
Changed someone’s life. But when
they leave my broth. I
know that they will carry
Posted 2006-05-12 by The E
In the beginning
was Matriarchal Beauty —
The Mother of great children,
Quantity and quality.
Just as Sarah: a
Mother of generations,
raising a nation.
She raised her brood and taught them
righteousness, then sent them forth
Spread on the face of
A holy, promised nation,
Israel and America.
Beloved Grandmother Alley —
Holy Rachel, Rebekah.
Traveler, like Ruth;
Returned to Holy Lands to
raise a family.
Teaching principles of good
To children in love and faith.
Then scattered, like a
Sariah, descendents gone
to foreign places.
Gather today, give honor
to Diasporic Mother.
Partakers all of
a love that recalls that of
Matriarchs of old.
Holy Writ an exemplar,
showing us our matriarch.
Humble Mary, the
prophetess Deborah, and
The caring of Dorcas with
the support of Miriam
together we find
fulfilled in our grandmother