Wednesday, 6 July 2016


“A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.” - Brené Brown

Counting Stars

Mars looks angry tonight
Venus hides behind a cloud;
The moon has long since set,
While stars begin to pale.

And I, the heavens scan
Trying to find an explanation,
A reason, perhaps a goal, some illusions,
Or the divine order of things?

As dawn comes gently,
The eastern skies blush;
I start to count the stars
One by one as they disappear.

Even the brightest one soon is gone
The mystery of night slowly dispelled,
By feeble sunlight, birdsong, early morning chill.
And somewhere, I think, a cock should crow...

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