I talk honestly and openly about my experiences with mental illness, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome through the lens of feminism, fat acceptance and process theology. I also do recipe and book reviews. My mission is to spread the message that hope is always real for a better life, despite living in a world that is often very harsh.

Friday, December 18, 2009

How I Feel

This cartoon describes exactly how I feel, because I just love my new job!

Here are more Ezekiel inspired poems:

God Alone Is God

It is time I give up my idols
And seek instead Godde's justice-love.
Let my sin slip away,
Like the dead skin
That hides the fresh,
Pure skin underneath
And let Godde's light shine
Out from every pore.
"May Your Light Shine" by Margo Langohr
Ez 6:14 "God alone is God."

Do not declare me "emotional"
As if it is a curse -
Godde gave me these emotions!
She told me to cry out
And to beat my breast -
For it is better to mourn
The loss of a nation
Than to pretend
That indifference
Is what makes the world
A wondrous place.

Ez 21:12

12 Cry out and wail, son of man,
for it is against my people;
it is against all the princes of Israel.
They are thrown to the sword
along with my people.
Therefore beat your breast.

Godde never forgets us,
But we forget Godde
Everyday that we
Do not give thanks
for the color purple.

Ez 23:35

35 "Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Since you have forgotten me and thrust me behind your back, you must bear the consequences of your lewdness and prostitution."

Of course, I was thinking of the book, "The Color Purple," by Alice Walker when I wrote that particular poem. "The Color Purple" is one of those books that literally changed my life and I am pretty sure that is has changed the lives of many people. I know it's changed Oprah's... I saw Alice Walker at Charis' birthday celebration and I absolutely hate to say it, but I was not impressed. She read a lot of her poetry-too much, in fact. She went on and on and church we were in was very hot and uncomfortable. Walker said that we should all go camp out at the borders of disadvantaged countries. That that should be our priority, which sort of pissed me off-How am I going to pay for this when I don't have any money myself and what about the disadvantaged people in our own country? What if I have a different calling or if my personality is not attuned to camping out at the borders of other countries? My minister said she thought that Alice Walker may have forgotten her roots and she seemed privileged. I don't really think I can judge, as I don't really know her, but I sincerely hope not. What I can say is that I sincerely hope that no one ever thinks that I have lost touch with my roots or that I am too privileged.

2 comments:

  1. I don't really know who Alice Walker is, but it IS pretty easy to forget your roots when you become someone so famous or successful. My dad always did tell me he didn't want to be famous or successful because of that, and now I understand.

    ARe you free some day between 1/1 and 1/4? I'm planning a DC blogger meet-up!

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