..visioning a New Year from ‘inside’

P. Robinson-Smith

  ‘Inside’ woman-writer TM shares her vision
for ‘beginning again’ in 2012. 

  Generous thanks for your support
of writinginsideVT this year.    

  New Years blessings to all,

                -Marybeth & Sarah

SOLSTICE

Personal renewal guides
a lingering journey.
Perhaps this will be the time
I begin again.

Many dreams have been lost
through selfishness.
Believing in my inner power and integrity,
regaining dignity.

I need to validate
these desires.
Losing a battle for so long
increases the stamina to move on.

Meditation, honor, builds my power,
letting go of negative energy,
holding onto the divine.
Is it real this time?

Powerful Solstice.

Winter Solstice writings from ‘inside’

Winter Solstice: North (album)

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A dozen ‘inside’ women wrote together on the Winter Solstice.  We decorated our writing table with sprigs of balsalm, a red poinsettia tablecloth, and dimmed the lights.

Our prompts included:  snow-white world … drive the dark away … the darkest season … turning point of the year … lighted candles in winter trees … what are you waiting for? …

Here’s a powerful excerpt from DG:


What are you waiting for?

I’m scared, actually, terrified.
This way of life has molded me.
This is who I am.
No dreams, no ambitions,
no motivation, no responsibility.
How easy my life goes by.
My other love.
My first love,
the one I gave away.

What am I waiting for?

Her nose up to the window,
Watching me drive away.
Crying for me (the only one that can comfort her),
and I still drive away.
Will I ever overcome this?

What am I waiting for?