December 12, 2012

Believing It’s More Than Faith. ~Edith Lazenby

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There’s a heaviness

Surrounding me,

Like a caterpillar

In a cocoon,

I am wrapped

In a warm cave

Of darkness, waiting

To feel the light of sun,

Flutter of wings.

Instead the flutter

Wears anxiety’s tickle,

A feather on my toes

That I cannot brush away

Working up my legs and into

Heart and mind, so

What’s left is a shell

Of skin I hug, with need

Embracing need,

As I hold on to

Relieve the angst

That courts breath

And teases thought

Into thinking meaning

Can be held with words

When all I know cannot

Be told or touched,

Shared or held,

Because it sits

Like an angel

I can name but not see,

Knowing each thought

A prayer, believing

It’s more than a faith

That guides me.

I am a full time yoga teacher, trained at City Fitness in Washington, DC and Willow Street Yoga Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. I have been writing poetry since I was 9 years old. Poetry is my first love and yoga continues to feed my heart. I write because I love it. I teach because I love it. I tell my students all the time: do it because you can. That works for me. I believe in creating opportunity. I believe in helping my self and others. I think faith is the most important gift of life, because when we lose everything else we still have that in our heart. I believe the natural state of being is happiness, or bliss, or Ananda. Life is a celebration. Poetry and yoga help me celebrate. Check out my blog and website here.

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