Murdo Girl…Listening up

Today I heard a voice. It was one I’d heard before.

It was just a whisper, but not easy to ignore.

I stood there quietly, not knowing what to do.

I saw no one there to speak, and no one to speak to.

The words were softly spoken, I could barely hear.

If the voice was going to whisper, it should whisper in my ear.

Today I heard a voice. It was one I’d heard before.

I said, “You must come closer if you want to tell me more.”

“I’ll raise my voice,” it said. “And come as close as you’ll allow.”

“Is this about the past?” I asked. “Or about the here and now?”

“There is something you should know,” I heard. “And it has to come from me.”

“Who are you?” I said loudly. ” In this darkness I can’t see.”

Today I heard a voice. It was one I’d heard before.

It made me squirm a little. I couldn’t listen anymore.

“You don’t have to see to hear. You don’t need your sense of smell.

Don’t you recognize my voice? It’s one you know quite well.”

“Whatever do you want from me?” I asked impatiently.

“Ask that question of yourself and answer honestly.”

I want to live in gratitude, for all that I’ve been given.

I want to be responsible for this body that I live in.

I want to think of others who have challenges to face.

I want to see the light in the very darkest place.

I heard a voice today. It was one I’d heard before.

It said I must begin…by pushing down so I can soar.

Poem was inspired by the above “crown quote” that my friend, Karen Lindquist sent to me today…

Karen and me a few years ago.

Inspirational photographs by my friend, Dianna Diehm…(Used without her permission.)

7 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…Listening up

  1. scoper07 February 26, 2019 / 5:42 pm

    Well written MG!! The picture of you and Karen is really cute. Karen will get a kick out of it I’m sure.

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  2. sanjuan831 February 26, 2019 / 6:24 pm

    I agree. Great photo of babysitter MG and little Karen. Keep carrying the crown and getting it all down.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Amy February 27, 2019 / 5:59 am

      Love this so much and all the beautiful pictures! ❤️

      Like

  3. scoper07 February 26, 2019 / 7:23 pm

    Did you get to make a snowball Lav?

    Like

  4. countrygirl57 February 27, 2019 / 2:10 am

    Such a beautiful poem! Thank you, Murdo Girl! 💝

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