Saturday, May 22, 2010

Stop Holding Your Breath

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Stop holding your breath.

The one laying there next to you,

back at your side,

hogging all the covers,

that one doesn’t have to offer

what you are looking for,

doesn’t even understand that

you are looking,


That one prefers to remain asleep,

eyes closed.

Stop holding your breath.

That unmet longing that has you ceiling-staring

has nothing to do with being completed by another.


That unmet longing is the yet-to-be-had,

never-to-be-ended conversation

between your Soul and the Spirit that unites us all.

And, “Why yet unmet?” you ask.

Because you cannot truly engage in any dialogue

while holding your breath!

Part your lips, open your mouth, and release your

inflated cheeks and fears.


Inhale Life. Exhale Love.

Inhale Life. Exhale Love.

It’s time to do what you’ve known

it’s time to do.

With utmost intent,

it’s time to enter into The Sacred Marriage.

With utmost compassion,

it’s time to love yourSelf enough…


©2010-2011/Jamie K. Reaser

Published in "Note to Self: Poems for Changing the World from the Inside Out" by Hiraeth Press ( Nominated for the 2012 Pushcart Prize.

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