Geoff Le Pard kindly (and I use that term loosely…) named me as one of his victims in Sarah Brentyn’s ‘first post revisited’. While it can sometimes be pleasant to revisit old work, at other times it can make you cringe… How does your first post make you feel?
This one was mine….just to see if I could work out this whole blogging thing. With a grand total of six views that first year, I wasn’t convinced that I had a handle on it at all…
I followed with another two posts that year… both a bit on the militant side…. and I still stand by their message. Being a carer, especially a family carer, is one of the most officially undervalued and generally misunderstood of roles.
But I’ll get off the soapbox… and on to the first post. I’d like to ask Marilyn Armstrong, Diana Wallace Peach, Amy Reade, Charles Yallowitz and Jaye Marie to join in…if they would care to share their first posts 😉
For my sister
First post April 2011
We wore the grey together long ago,
Just children, with the sun upon our face,
Who walked the silence of the hallowed halls
And touched the echo of a future grace.
We wore the blue together you and I,
Our feet upon the shores of vanished lands,
Where seeds were planted firmly in our hearts,
A tiny spark amid the shifting sands.
We wore the red together for a time,
Our bodies altars to a greater Love,
Drawing healing from the inmost Earth
Igniting it with Fire from Above.
We wore the white together life on life,
And searched the halls of knowledge on our quest,
And learned a little wisdom on the way,
Enough to feed the star-seed in our breast.
We wear the black together for a while,
Lives touching, intertwining, once again.
A rainbow bridge between us spans the Earth
Sharing, still, our laughter and our pain.
We’ll join the Light together at the end,
Our rainbow journey done, our work achieved.
When, incandescing, in a final blaze,
We’ll be consumed by what we have believed.