Poetry

A Collection of Poems

by Caroline Oakley

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Today, it is as if I’ve entered

A new gallery of your life

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Remembering your art

Through a new perspective.

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Listen Softly

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move with ease

calls out the breeze

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and please

please

stop trying to appease

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Release

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find the Language

of your Journey

walk with the seasons

patiently

things will always

resolve beyond the limits

of time.

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Connection

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Could it be that we drink of the same water,

trees and humans formed

of the same hummus?

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Do we then each contain

The Tree of Life

with our hearts?

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We toil and till through the many layers of self

to come close to the Giver of Life.

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True life.

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Markings

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The markings on the trees

they speak to me.

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What do they mean?

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The trees heal

but their wounds reveal

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line by line

the stories

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engraved.

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The pain they endure

so others can cure

the deep hunger within.

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Yet, the knobs and the scrapes

map the journey,

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mark the seasons,

and hold memories.

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New patterns form

on bark that is worn.

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And the choir of trees

still clap their shimmering leaves.

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As a Child

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How can we know or even try to understand

what’s on the other side?

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End sight unseen

One step forward

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Every moment

Takes trust

Every footstep

Takes faith

Every breath gives life.

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A child will naturally follow after a

Loving care-giver.

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A walk of curiosity

A walk of wonder

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Fear fades in the arms of love.

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The first part may fumble

It makes you humble

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Every moment

Takes trust

Every footstep

Takes faith

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Every breath gives life.

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The mind adjusts

This way of life

Is a coming home

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Every moment is trusted.

Every footstep is stepped in faith

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The breath of life moves.

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For Goodness

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Beauty

beholds the

Memory of God.

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