Because now. – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

Photo by Roman Pohorecki on Pexels.com
on the beach I begin
because now I am ready and so are you
to turn our pain into fuel
build a bonfire to bring warmth
for all now sitting in cold darkness

I start with kindling of prejudice
add sticks of fear, logs of anger 
a heavy round of resignation
watch the flames ignite to hot glow

come close and sit with me 
add your logs to this burning pyre
hate and terror blaze brightly with heat
finally an efficient use for their energy

let’s watch flames of love
devour all that we believe we cannot face
to singe away, char and reform
all that has been holding us back

love knows how to transform
create a burning
to warm us all through
this dark night.

come to the beach
now we are ready

© Ali Grimshaw 2020

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34 thoughts on “Because now. – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

    1. Grace,
      I appreciate your feedback. I really like hearing which poems and words resonate with others. Thank you for hosting this week’s OLN. dVerse is a supportive community.

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  1. “let’s watch flames of love
    devour all that we believe we cannot face
    to singe away, char and reform
    all that has been holding us back,”

    Yes, yes! 💝 Together we shall overcome this! Gorgeous write, Ali! 💝

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  2. That is one painful bonfire, Ali! I like the contrast of the bonfire’s heat and the cold darkness, and I’m not sure which is worse. Let’s hope, when those logs have been burnt, that there is more warmth.

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  3. I love this image, Ali! Instead of the fires fueling the rage, they burn it away and bring the warmth and love that is needed for forgiveness, understanding and healing. Thanks for always shining a positive light to help us find our way!

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    1. Thank you. If we can focus rage into actions for the betterment of all. If we can keep our eyes on love so that healing can happen. Take good care wherever you may be.

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