Unspoken Word
March 22, 2022
Madonnas of the Basement


This just in from Alla Rogers, a deeply soulful and benevolent woman with Ukrainian roots.

In the basement womb
of unrecognizable buildings once homes, schools, and hospitals,
amid the shuddering and shaking of bombs and missiles
proclaiming their symphony of darkness and war,
drowning out the whimpering of infants and pets
as they seek solace on mattresses and toy strewn floors,
suckling for life itself at their mothers breasts,
our 21st century madonnas of the rubble,
madonnas of the basement.

A basement womb where new life grows,
it's DNA imprinted with a thirst for freedom,
it's heart beating out its own symphony of love,
faith and hope.

Did it take a thousand years to be born a slave?

Our Madonnas of the basements and rubble,
our vessels of life,
they birth the dreams of a thousand years of faith, love and peace.

A choir of madonnas invites the planet to
join in the song of rebirth into freedom and humanity,
the song written in the hearts of all mankind,
the song that is constantly reborn and never dies.

Photo: Zach Lucero, Unsplash

Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at 04:24 PM | Comments (0)

We Are All Here for Just a Brief Moment in Time

We are all here for just a brief moment in time,
very brief.
Now you see it, now you don't,
a wisp of smoke, a flash of light, a guest appearance,
but while we are
let us live with as much love, kindness,
and gratitude, as we can,
and we can!
You, me,
and all of the other 7.9 billion people on the planet.
What an opportunity we have! What a joy!
Will there be hard times? Of course there will.
Moses wandered in the desert for 40 years,
Jesus was crucified,
Martin Luther King was assassinated,
no one ever said this was going to be easy,
but above and beyond all the difficulties,
there is an infinite supply of grace,
wisdom, healing, freedom, joy, laughter, poetry,
music, art, dancing, friendship, peace and love
waiting for each of us to say YES to.
Have you? Will you?

Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at 07:44 AM | Comments (0)

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