What Is It ©
By Terry Moore
What is it you seek
is it true, is it sweet
Is it from the soul level
or is it at crossroad or bevel
Seek with open eyes
The inner voice does not lie
Listen and you shall hear
All doubts will disappear
Be brave, be courageous
It will be advantageous
That which you seek
YOU are you and ever so unique
We seek so many things on our journey called life. We learn, we grow, we mature if we keep an open mind and learn to listen to our inner voice. We are such awesome individuals and are capable of doing extraordinary things if we just believe in ourselves.
From early on I just doodled absent-mindedly until my good friend Judy Hall introduced me to watercolors. At first I struggled with all aspects of this new found art form. Over time I got more comfortable and then started finding out where my strength were.
I must say that my world has changed since I started linking my artwork and my poems together. Visions, dreams, insights, understanding, clarity, balance and harmony are the gifts that I receive from this process. It only happened because I was open to learning. I was open to listening to my inner voice and I was courageous enough to put my creations out there for others to see and read.
What I found is true and sweet!
Healing And Forgiveness ©
By Terry Moore
Healing and forgiveness
go hand in hand
It’s universal, no exceptions
across all lands
Inside all hearts there is a way
It’s an individual process
so, don’t delay
Illusions and thoughts perceived
By letting go, freedom is achieved
Having a heart that is carefree
It’s worth it you will agree
Heart- Self ©
By Terry Moore
The Mourning Dove sings her
song of love and peace
Her cooing melody reminds
me to be kind and compassionate
Although she sings it for all to hear,
she really sings it to her heart-self
Today I Rise
When I’m tired of all the things around me in my life, I rise
When only the negative aura surrounds me and tries to put me down, I rise
When there’s no one there for me even on the worst days, I rise…
When there are bullies at school talking bad about me, I rise
When I’ve lost the family and people I love, I rise
When I am trying to reach my goal in my life and I fail at times, I rise
When I got fake friends, they lie to me and put me down, I rise
When I’m struggling with my family with the bills and our expenses, I rise
When I hear fighting, cussing, swearing cursing at home, I rise
When I’m heartbroken from a love, I rise
When there are traumatic things that happen to me, I rise
When I get abandoned by people who I thought loved me, I rise
When there are no good influence and only evil around me, I rise
When I’m on the street with no food or shelter, I rise
When I’m in a life or death situation, I rise
When someone I love has a chronic disease I stay strong for them and I rise
When the devil tries to put me down in the worst possible ways, I rise
I rise and stay strong because God helps me rise!!
Growing and Knowing ©
By Terry Moore
In my earlier years
I was such a mess
The Universe pushed
Repeated test after test
My inner voice speaks
Expression through my art
Figuring it out
Seeing patterns is smart
My thoughts my hurts
My muse my sphinx
Growing and learning
through sketches and inks
Older now and wiser
The art of knowing
Releasing the hurts
Peacefulness now flowing
While enjoying this awesome sunset a thought came to me …….
No matter what happens throughout the day things can always end beautifully. Early in the day the wind was kicking up the snow and the temps are freezing cold. While enjoying ginger tea and soaking in this stunning sunset it warmed me from head to toe. The colors spoke to my soul. Thanks Pure Michigan!
The harshness of our frigid winters make many residents head off to Florida, Arizona and other warmer places. I am sure they have beautiful skies just like we do however the snow is not there. This is Pure Michigan at it’s finest.
Yes, I am holding up in my warm condo avoiding going outdoors if at all possible because temps are 18 degrees and actually feel like 7 degrees. I need to get dressed with lots of layers so I can go get my gas tank filled up and do a few other errands. We Michiganders suck it up and get out there and do what we need to do.
Yes in winter time I hibernate indoors more often but I still look out my patio door and marvel at what I see. The birds huddle in the pine trees trying to stay warm and when the sun does come out so do they. The rabbit footprints in the snow leave delicate unusual patterns as they hop to and fro.
I am grateful that I live in Michigan and can enjoy all 4 seasons. Each season bringing its own beauty to the palate called Pure Michigan.