Oh My Dear Friend, With The Sweet Soul

Oh my dear friend, with the sweet soul

All you do is talk about renovating the kitchen

When the pipe has burst, the hot water is boiling around your ankles

And you are crying on the floor

Your smile is hidden from your insides

And the music is still playing


Oh my dear friend, with a soul so sweet

Listen to the trees

They whisper in repeat

Words that nature can claim only in her language

And you can feel them without knowing their spelling or pronunciation

Listen, sweet one.

The trees on the lake hold a space for you

The kitchen may never be done

And life may never feel efficient

But your breath will still move slowly up from the root of the earth along your spine, beyond the crown of your head and back down

On repeat

Like the voices of the trees when the wind is silent, and when it blows


Climbing down the mountain is something only you can know

You are not too sweet

For there is not any such thing

Neither are you a cold stone

But grounded like a mountain

And with faith only the size of a mustard seed you could move

Where is yours?


“Your righteousness reaches to the skies, O God,

you who have done great things.

Who, O God, is like you?

Though you have made me see troubles many and bitter,

You will restore my life again;

From the depths of the earth,

you will bring me up.

You will increase my honor

and comfort me once again.” [Psalm 71:19-21]


Righteousness, Faithfullness, Justice and Love.

These are the Mighty Ones’ lullaby

Might She hold you in her presence while He sings and They all hold you high

Your spirit inside defying what we know as worldly life

Let the awareness of the Earth stand by as the consciousness of the heavens

Floats through you like the gentlest breeze on a warm afternoon,

Leaves falling in changed colors, for you have changed, too

Do justice, Love mercy and Walk humbly, my love, for God holds all directions for you

Hands and feet will be washed

And hearts will be cleansed

Minds will be rendered

And you will discover that there is no end.


written on 3/7/15 by Andrea Ridgard


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