INMATE POEMS

Three Little Birds by Dawn

Tiago's Mission Tales

(Tiago’s note–This is the second in a series of refections by women prisoners in Brazil.  The women have given their permission for this blog post although their names have been changed.  

In this reflection, Dawn from Canada, provides us with a short poem.   Please think about and pray for Dawn and the other women who write these poems and reflections.  Let’s ask Him to provide them with the inner peace and silence they need to stay strong while incarcerated.)

IMG_2007Three Little Birds–A poem by “Dawn”  (Title by Bob Marley)

Is it all for a reason?

The human experience is painful

The world is small and beautiful, big and scary

Full of complex organisms and coincidences

time, love, hurt, memories, Thoughts

How to turn ones head off?

Peace, silence-attainable?

Simply be…

waiting

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  1. “is it all for a reason? To be simply waiting”.
    I don’t think so. I think these painful experiences, these scary coincidences, of time, love, hurt, and memories, are for all of us to realize we all struggle just the same.
    Even those in a privileged life, struggle with what they think right and wrong is. Just as those thrown to the streets.
    And it should teach us all patience. Yet even when we pray in silence we are heard. Even though HE likes it a lot better when we cry out loud to HIM.
    My prayers now include you.
    The beauty on this planet isn’t in the trees, or the lakes, or the mountains, or the birds. It is in us, every time we look into someones elses eyes with love.

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