Foster Moms

by Dawn Marshall    9-26-19

 

Foster Mom
her coffee is black
and the day is just dawning
her sleep was too short
and she is busy yawning
the bed has been calling
And she has to ignore it
More rest would be wonderful
but you have to move forward
There will be short nights
Through out her career
some due to  illness
But others from reindeer
A birth mother has been there
She can make those decisions
you can keep out most damage
and not let them be victims
A foster mom is different
Her kids face more drama
their child is often hurting
they have suffered some trauma
the pain has changed them
as all injuries will do
often for the negative
but the strong get through
The trauma will jade them
and the world  will look different
it will make some into fighters
some will become belligerent
sometimes this will manifest
at one in the morning
with a lot of loud shouting
And screaming and groaning
hey will often feel pain
like they are unwanted
some feel that they are bad
and can easily be forgotten
Some have been raped
For others its emotional
The pain is so great
tears become uncontrollable
healing is a long process
but it needs to be done
to work through the issues
And they feel like a ton
There will be some tears
That are shed on both sides
but the child will feel better
because of moms vibes
sometimes when this happens
And the pain begins to spew
All a mother can do
Is say I LOVE YOU
Dawn
9-26-19

Our Spiritual Path

what is your spiritual path
has it always been given
are you Nordic or Greek
or maybe even Egyptian
what does it mean to be pagan
what gods should you follow
are you sure you are a polytheist?
or maybe the temple of Apollo
are you considered a white witch
or maybe you are closer to dark
or maybe just a shade of grey
what is your bench mark
There are so many paths to follow
do you know which one
they say meditation works
but sometimes it is just a dry run
the god and the goddess
is what most pagans believe
throw in the wheel of the year
and a full moon to weave
some think about summerland
others believe they go to heaven
whatever it is you are thinking
i am sure you will find it pleasant
Dawn 9-10-19

Being transgender

Being trans

Some days are good
Some days are bad
Some days you win
Some days you are sad
Some days you are misgendered
Some days you are dead named
Some days you are marginalized
Some days you are shamed
Some days you are bruised
Some days you bleed
Some days you are stabbed
these things you don’t really need
Some days you limp home
Somedays you run
Some days for sanctuary
Some days for fun
No matter what though
The next day has arrived
You have to get up and go
You have to thrive
You cant let them win
no matter what they do
You have to live
You have to improve
We win by continuing
We win by living
We win by being out there
We win by FORGIVING
Jennifer 5-17-19

My Spiritual Journey poem/prayer

My spiritual Journey

The journey started
With just a date
It really wasn’t meant
to change the debate
a journey was down
a very simple road
that picked up speed
as my life began to erode
a step that was not so serious
a step that wasn’t gnarled
an agreement to investigate
a new and different world
The info was great
At times it was too much
The rituals were different
The instruction was clutch
I must take it slow
For the learning is great
Slow and steady wins the race
I need to learn to meditate
The light must be dimmed
For if not its blinding
I know the path I need to take
And it will be binding
Patience is the answer
To learn this is a chore
But to go too fast or too slow
I would soon be done for
my guides are important
To move me down my path
To understand the essence
As I learn about the past
The answer is meditation
And I need to do it more
I am headed to naz
To practice this art some more
I hope for a spiritual summer
Of peace and prosperity
A different type of experiences
In all its philosophies
To come back calmer
To find more than I seek
To be a more complete me
In all that I think
 Dawn of the day
9-5-18