The Spirit Can Soar

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Snowflakes On Us All – © 2018 Patrick Canganelli.

the world is such a sad place
at times
but bright white snowflakes fall on our noses
in the deep of night
do they not?
and with the falling rain
we are renewed.
run around an open field
on a golden autumn day
and tell me
you’ve almost forgotten
the oppressive summer nights.
I know the heart can hurt
but the spirit
can also soar
and ascend to heady mountaintops
the height of the world
can be reached,
the thoughts of despair
can be left behind.
let us run into the ocean spray
let us gather at first light
and sing
of joy
and laughter
and come together
to celebrate what we have—
let us know
the moment of birth
is hope
for a gentle soul,
in the hour
of misery
we can shout
to the far heaven,
a land we dream of—
a great land where we are headed.
bow our heads
and then look up into the shining
let the love in
and it will push out
the saddest times,
and bright white snowflakes will fall
on us all.

© 2020 Patrick Canganelli, All rights reserved.

The Heart Answers

The mind’s conundrum – © 2020 Patrick Canganelli.

my mind wonders
but my heart knows
all of the mysteries.
to my mind
all questions are challenges,
deep down inside the well
where sacred aching lies hidden
answers abound,
knowledge of who we are
and why we care
is stored there,
a gift to tap
when only challenges are presented.
love has the answers
is the answer
it cannot be spent
only freely given,
the mind sees only the vast
it must cover
to arrive nowhere—
seeing the endless chasm
spending every waking hour
on that which has no resolution

the heart aches
to calm the mind’s conundrum
but the mind
is never satisfied

but mind-body-spirit are one
and the heart is waiting for the mind to halt
the chatter,
the mind is silly,
and the heart is glad
for love holds the truth
If We Listen.

© 2020 Patrick Canganelli, All rights reserved.